Start, Stop & Change: imagination

Imagine you can go to this special type of store, walk up to the counter, and place your order for absolutely anything.

You can place an order for a fulfilling job or a good-feeling body. You can place an order for a shiny new Tesla or that fabulous house on the beach. You can place an order for an adventure in Paris or retiring early to enjoy adventures closer to home.

Anything you can imagine, this store has it—and it is yours. Whatever goal, shiny penny, or experience you can imagine, it’s yours.

Such a “store” does exist. The store is your inner reality. You can go there anytime. It’s open 24/7, and you have carte blanche. Anything you want is possible and is available.

“Start taking pleasure from your inner reality. Most people are approaching this backwards. Most people are saying, ‘Okay, I want that, and I am not fulfilled until I get that manifestation.’ The reason for that promise of manifestation out there, to begin with, is that it gives you the reason to play the game in the inner reality. It is your imagination, it is the feeling of Energy flowing through you that is life.” —Abraham

  • Are you taking pleasure from your inner reality?
  • Are you enjoying the promise of manifestation?
  • Are you experiencing that feeling of Energy flowing through you?

Many of us place a heavy emphasis on what has manifested in our physical reality.

Both in terms of things in our physical reality that are wanted and things that are unwanted.

Not so many of us, it seems, are placing the same weight on the ideas and images in our imagination. So there’s a kind of hierarchy with physical reality at the top and inner reality quite a ways down and less valued.

Another way to say this: We take way more pleasure in what has manifested than what we are imagining manifesting.

Now, you might think that’s the way it should be. You would say, Of course I would take more pleasure in the shiny new car sitting in my driveway than the shiny new car I’m only visualizing with my imagination.

Sure, you can imagine what you are wanting to manifest, but that’s not as good as the thing actually making an appearance in your externally lived reality.

Am I describing you? Is outer reality what you would call the “real” reality—the one that truly matters and that you place more value on?

What is your relationship to your inner reality?

Perhaps you tap into your imagination at times, sometimes visualizing what you want, but you certainly don’t live there much of the time. And maybe, just maybe, you kind of discount what you imagine as being less valid, less important than what you can see in front of you in the physical realm.

You might also be placing action above imagination. So again there’s a kind of hierarchy where real-world action carries more weight than visualizing.

If I were to ask, Which is more valuable—taking action or using your imagination?, what would you say? How much do you take action to get what you want versus using your imagination to get what you want?

“Your ability to imagine will help the next logical steps come to you faster. Use your imagination until your big dream feels so familiar that the manifestation is the next logical step.” —Abraham

Are you able to feel as good imagining what you want—that’s the game of your inner reality—as you are enjoying the goal or shiny penny once it manifests?

Or are you someone, as Abraham describes, who says, I want that and I’m not really fulfilled or happy or satisfied until I get the manifestation.

If you don’t feel high vibe until your desire manifests, then you are missing out on how good your inner reality can feel. Indeed, your inner reality offers you the ability to feel positive emotion instantly, immediately.

You don’t need to wait until you get what you want in order to feel good. Your inner reality is the shortcut to feeling good right now.

Let’s go back to the original question: Are you taking pleasure from your inner reality?

This question is two-fold. On the surface the question is asking if you are tapping into your inner reality. Are you using your imagination? Are you visualizing? That is, in part, what the question is getting at.

But don’t miss the crucial part about taking pleasure. This isn’t just about the act of visualizing. It’s about enjoying visualizing. So this isn’t about just the act of creating a vision board. It’s about taking pleasure in the creation of the vision board.

Sometimes a client shares that she is trying to visualize more, but the experience has a lot of friction in it. She starts focusing in her imagination on the how. She gets bogged down in details.

In short, she’s visualizing—or at least trying to, but she’s not taking pleasure in it. She’s not truly enjoying her inner reality. She would say it’s more about using an LoA technique to try to manifest rather than taking pleasure from her inner reality.

What if you were to expand how you think about your inner reality?

Does your inner reality deserve a little more time in the spotlight? What might be different—in terms of how you feel in the present moment and in terms of what you manifest—if you were to take more pleasure in your inner reality?

Taking pleasure in your inner reality is win-win. First, it feels good.

As you enjoy your inner reality, feeling the Energy flowing through you that is life, you feel good. That’s a win, right? I always chuckle a bit in saying this because it’s obvious, but oh so true: Feeling good feels good. Let’s not lose sight of how wonderful it is simply to feel good.

Second, as you enjoy your inner reality and are feeling good, guess what? Your point of attraction is ideal for manifesting what you want.

Bottom line: Using your inner reality feels good and makes it easier to manifest. Like I said, win-win.

This is an invitation to start taking pleasure from your inner reality.

What if you were to stop weighting more heavily what has already manifested in your physical reality and discounting the ideas and images of your imagination?
What if you were to give your inner reality more air time, more consideration, more regard?

“Let your imagination be a bigger part of your experience and your observation be a lesser part of your experience.” —Abraham

I’m not trying to convince you to flip the order—putting inner reality at the top and outer reality lower in importance. I am inviting you, though, to allow your inner reality to have more of a role in your life—and in your manifesting. I am inviting you to take more pleasure from your inner reality.

Remember my store analogy at the beginning. You have this amazing resource available to you. You may not be used to going there. You may need a little practice, and that’s ok. Your inner reality offers such an exciting opportunity!

You want all these manifestations—to achieve goals, to acquire shiny pennies, to have experiences. Those physical manifestations are going to be fantastic!

And in the meantime, you have available to you, right now, that same feeling of fantastic. You can tap into that feeling for any and all of your desires. All it takes is taking pleasure from your inner reality.