It’s amazing how the mind works. We have the ability to travel through time and space with our imaginations. We can visit fantasy worlds that we’ve only dreamt of, ones that we’ve never even witnessed. We can also travel back in time to savor old memories, and feel exactly how it feels to be in that other reality, as if it were here and now.
When you hear a song, it triggers something in your subconscious, and takes you to a feeling that you associate with that tune, without consciously trying to do so. In a split second, your mind conjures up an image replete with sounds, smells, people, and places as if that moment was now; a now either from the past, or an imagined future.
I experienced that feeling this evening while I was watching the figure skating championships. It reminded me of when I was a kid, and dreamt of being able to ice skate like Karen Magnussen, a world champion figure skater at the time. I remember watching her on the Ice Capades and being awestruck by what she could do on ice. I used to go skating at the outdoor rink near our home when no one else was there, and pretend that I was a figure skater like Karen. It was the greatest feeling I had ever felt. I felt like I was floating on air, like a bird soaring through the sky. I still do. Whenever I make it to the rink, I get caught up in my own little fantasy world and everything else around me just fades away.
That is, in a nutshell, how you can use your imagination to manifest your desires. You must transport yourself into the dream that you wish to experience, and get so enraptured in it that you are swept away with emotion. When you ‘catch’ the feeling of having that desire, it will show up in your world.
Watching the championships tonight got me thinking – here’s something that I was passionate about when I was very young, and even though I never pursued skating beyond recreation, it’s something that I’m still passionate about. I’ve never had lessons, I taught myself how to skate, and sure, I can hold my own on ice, but I’m no Karen Magnussen. Maybe I should consider taking figure skating lessons.
Every book I’ve read that talks about discovering your passion advises to remember what you loved when you were a child, and use it to help guide you on your path to discovering what you’re passionate about as an adult. But, not all passions are desires. There is a distinction between taking a trip down memory lane and trying to consciously create the life of your dreams – desire. You may be passionate about something, and love it, and even float away into another world imagining it, but if you don’t have a burning desire to have, be or do that thing, it will not manifest.
And then again, maybe putting skates on for a little while, and floating on ice under a starry sky, feeling like that’s all there is in the world, is the manifestation.
Take the time to revel in your own song, it will transport you to a world of hope and possibilities. It will bring you joy and raise your vibrational energy, and then the universe will give you more reasons to feel happy.
After all, happiness IS the end game.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!