There is power in creative imagination. How can you use this power to design and actualize your ideal life? Although there is no universal formula for success, there is a range of approaches that are well suited to a variety of temperaments and environments, some certain elements of strategy that are useful to remember and will help you. Get ready to unleash the power of your creative imagination as Dr. Sundardas guides us to find out what works for you and make that your method.
“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocricity. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form. “
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), quoted in New York Times, March 19, 1940
Are you ready to unleash the power of your creative imagination?
Our wishes or desires are defining attributes of our individuality, but how many people can make their dreams come true? In truth, many people don't even know what they really want, much less how to accomplish their goals. There are others who know exactly what they want, but still can't quite get their acts together to accomplish their hearts' desires
The idea of wish fulfilment is something that first enters human consciousness at an early age indeed. In fact, we all learn to desire long before we learn to speak. We form wordless impressions of what we want, or don't want, and this is the earliest concept we have of the subject. These impressions persist, and they constitute part of the underlying structure that shapes all our future wishes.
The Nature of Desires
From the moment we are born, most of us begin to wish for the warm, safe environment of the womb from which we have been violently pushed or pulled into this world. The personality we form from that moment on is largely shaped by our desires.
These fall into two broad categories: those things we'd like to have more of, and those things we'd rather be rid of or get away from. In general, people feel that they are attracted to pleasurable things, and try to avoid painful things, but it doesn't always work as we expect it to.
As long as we continue to be attracted or repelled, however, we will continue to endeavour to satisfy the desires that arise as a result. We develop theories in our minds about what actions might yield worthwhile results as infants long before we have any concept of what words mean.
We soon learn to use words, however, in our strategy to gain our heart's desire. At some
point, words and actions become connected, as we find that there is a word for almost anything we can do or possess. Later, as we learn more complex behaviours, we are supplied with phrases and sentences to describe them and other things as well.
This also gives each of us tools to aid in obtaining what we wish to have in our lives. On the other hand, where words bring us some things, they don't help us to obtain other things at all. Many things are possible to attain, or obtain, only if we take correct action at the right time and place.
Sometimes strategies that work well with one person or one group of people are poorly adapted to the temperament of another, and it makes life tough to understand.
Similarly, differing situations demand different solutions to the same problem. It seems there is no universal formula for success, but rather a range of approaches particularly well suited to a variety of temperaments and environments.
Although there is no single strategy for getting what you want that works for all people and all situations, certain elements of strategy are useful to remember, and will help you to find the best approach to a given task. The idea here is not merely to adopt a policy, based on someone else's method, but to find out what works for you, and make that your method.
The Law of Attraction
The phrase Law of Attraction, although used widely by esoteric writers, does not have a consensual definition. However, the general consensus among New Thought thinkers is that the Law of Attraction takes the principal "Like Attracts Like" and applies it to conscious desire.
That is, a person's thoughts (conscious and subconscious), emotions, and beliefs cause a change in the physical world that attracts positive or negative experiences that correspond
to the aforementioned thoughts, with or without the person taking action to attain such experiences. This process has been described as "harmonious vibrations of the law of attraction", or "you get what you think about; your thoughts determine your experience".
Principles of the Law of Attraction
Many people who accept the Law of Attraction as a guide for right living do so on the basis of their faith in the Universe and The Universe's 'Laws'; thus, to them, the nature of the 'Law' is not one to be settled scientifically, and the word 'Law' carries the same belief-based weight as non-scientific 'Laws' from other religions, such as the 'Law of Karma' and the Ten
This is especially true among those who are adherents of various New Thought. One common way that New Thought adherents utilize the Law of Attraction is through the practice of positive affirmations.
In essence it is:
• Know what one desires and ask the universe for it. (The "universe" is mentioned broadly, stating that it can be anything the individual envisions it to be, from God to an unknown source of energy.)
Focus one's thought upon the thing desired with great feeling such as enthusiasm or gratitude.
• Feel and behave as if the object of one's desire is already acquired.
• Be open to receiving it.
Thinking of what one does not have, they say, manifests itself in the perpetuation of not having, while if one abides by these principles, and avoids "negative" thoughts, the Universe will manifest a person's desires.
The Seven Steps
Desire. Get a strong enthusiasm for that which you want in your life, a real longing for something which is not there now.
Decision. Know definitely what it is that you want; what it is that you want to do or have.
Ask. [When sure and enthusiastic] ask for it in simple, concise language...
Believe. Believe in the accomplishment with strong faith, consciously and subconsciously.
Work. Work at it... a few minutes daily, seeing yourself in the finished picture. Never outline details, but rather see yourself enjoying the particular thing... Eventually, you will see a time where it will just appear, as a gift or such, or you may see an opportunity to get what
you were asking for.
Feel gratitude. Always remember to say, "Thank you, God [or the universe]," and begin to feel the gratitude in your heart. The most powerful prayer we can ever make is those three words, provided we really feel it. Feel as though you already have what you wanted.
Feel expectancy. Train yourself to live in a state of happy expectancy... Find a way it will appear in your life, and keep believing in that. May it be that someone gives it to you, or you find an initiation to get it.
Parts of this is about training your attitudes and emotions. The other parts are about training your habits. The last part is about creating the right environment.
Enough studies have shown that a vividly and sensory based imaginative training is indistinguishable from an actual experience This is the principle of mind training that all top class Olympic champions, those who do extensive rehearsals like actors and dancers do.
I know of a surgeon who had to operate on twins who were joined at the head level. In other to prepare for the incredibly rare surgery he created a plasticine model and kept rehearsing for the final surgery. Needless to say the surgery went well.
On this podcast I’m going to help you design a life that works. So you are able to say yes to the things that matter and eliminate everything else that slows you down. The more clear you can be about how to organize your daily life to support your bigger vision, the more you’ll step into your true potential, stay on track and accomplish all that you want and deserve. Are you ready to make that happen?
Feel free to reach out to me to ask your questions at AskDrSun.com. Your life is a gift. Design it. Do what matters and join me each week as we get closer to designing the life of your dreams. I am Dr Sun. Join me next week on Your Life by Design