When you open up a world where everything is possible, imagination helps change your life. It’s the heartbeat of your soul. It’s also extremely underrated, it deserves some props! It fuels passion, creates new dreams and makes for a pretty joyful life. It’s no secret why I named my biz after it, imagination is the purest most magical power available to ALL humans.
Once you harness it and intentionally use it every day, your options and how you shape your reality becomes endless. Every great idea really starts with the spark of imagination, here are my top 5 reasons why its actually super duper important and how imagination helps change your reality.
1. Imagination Stimulates Innovation + Creativity
Knowledge shows you what already exists, but imagination lets you create something that has never existed before. It lets you think about impossible things and make them possible. Imagination and daydreaming go hand in hand. When you are lost in your thoughts and dreaming of new and exciting things, you are imagining a new reality. You can solve that problem at work, think of a new book idea, have a eureka moment and know what that recipe needs to be ah-mazing. When you imagine, you are at your most creative and can think of new and exciting adventures.
2. Imagination Powers Your Belief
The beauty of imagination is that you don’t have to ‘believe it when you see it’. You just do. When you imagine, you are believing and in that very moment, you are connected to the motherload of Universal Energy. It’s basically the starting point of Belief.
When your mind is imagining something new and running with it (before all the if’s, but’s and coconuts come in), you are truly in a state of pure joy. That right there my friend, is beautiful. Because for that one moment you are connected to your true Self: unapologetically happy, creating and basking in the awesomeness that is the power of your imagination, believing that it can happen. Which brings me to point number 3…
3. Imagination Ignites Passion
Adulting is hard you guys. In today’s world we are utterly consumed by bills and jobs and responsibilities… all of these dictating how we live and experience the world. You may be stuck in a windowless office, working from home and feeling lost, overwhelmed by the amount of things you have to do before your kids get back from school… Going through the motions day by day. Daydreaming allows us to tap into our imaginations and reminds us of things we love.
The things that fuel us, make us jump into action and feel our hearts start racing… Imagination brings us back to our passions. It connects us to that which we truly love doing and in that moment, you remember your goals, the life you want to live. With that spark you can choose to start taking action and pursuing that passion that will change your life.
4. Imagination is the Starting Point of Dreams & It Is Magical
You know I’m big on dreams… but even more so, I’m amazed by the power of imagination because without it we would have no dreams, hence nothing to live for! Imagination turns the mundane into a magical experience. When you are a kid, a cardboard box has limitless potential! It can be a house, a rocket ship, a beauty salon, a pirate ship, and it is MAGICAL. It is a source of pure joy.
As adults that cardboard box becomes our lives and it is also limitless. Your imagination can run wild and shape your reality, you just need the courage to pursue it. You can dream to own a business, imagine yourself at a warehouse space turning it into a cool art studio, imagine traveling to Paris and staying for a mentorship with a French pastry chef, imagine being a mom, a speaker! Whatever! The world is your oyster my friend, all you need is the courage to turn that beautiful dream of yours into reality.
5. Imagination is Super Important Because it Shapes Your Future
It literally creates your reality. What you think and envision, you can make real. Isn’t that super cool? Every single goal, every single dream (see point above) starts from the little spark of imagination. Once it’s in your mind, it is your job to make it a reality, to make it tangible, bring it to the physical world. If you can imagine a world where you are your own damn boss and can work from Bali if you want to, then boom you know there is a way to do just that. You already imagined it, felt it, smelled the fresh sea salt in the air, basked in the sun while sipping on a coconut and saw yourself working out of your laptop on the beach. If you want it badly enough you will find a way to make it real.
Your imagination is one of the keys to living a joyful life. You will never go to any place or create anything new without seeing it in your mind first. When you imagine yourself living a certain reality or having a certain thing, you will instantly get a spark of motivation to move in the direction of your dreams. Because whatever you imagine, you can make come true.
A Simple Exercise to Activate Your Imagination to Change Your Reality
I know for some imagination comes very naturally, and for others it may not, either way its totally ok! I am constantly daydreaming and love imagining new things just for fun, but sometimes I get mental blocks or my anxiety kicks in and POOF! My imagination has left the building. Luckily, I found this very cool and super easy exercise that activates my imagination.
When you want to change your life, find your purpose or just simply want to do something new just ask yourself this: ‘Wouldn’t it be great if’
Yup its that easy! When you ask yourself that you are triggering your imagination, you are giving it the option to run wild and take you to far off places. It’s a special permission granter to DREAM BIG.
Wouldn’t it be great if I took a month off work and went to live in Italy?
Wouldn’t it be great if I could actually make a cake from scratch?
Wouldn’t it be great if I had that new Tesla?
Wouldn’t it be great if I were more stylish?
Wouldn’t it be great if my business took off and I was a millionaire?
Take 15-20 minutes and do a journaling exercise… write out whatever comes to mind to finish that sentence. Then pick one that speaks to your heart the most and figure out at least 5 steps to start making that come true. Because believe me… once you have dreamed it up, you can make it come true. Trust in yourself ma friend, you are magical.
Wouldn’t it be great if you left a comment to let me know what your dream is? 😉