To be, do, and have more begins with a desire, a thought, an impulse. Thought is energy, the substance that every form in the universe, including the body and brain in which the thought processes take place. Thought is the foundation of our abilities to create. To be different, you must have an intense, burning desire to be different, and, more importantly, intend to be, to successfully change yourself. A key component in the change process is an awareness of your desire to be different. It is important to recognize that you are what you and where you are because your thoughts have brought you here. To experience anything different in your life, you must change your habits of thinking. You must first become aware of your thoughts to be, do and have more.
Any ideal you can create in your imagination, you can achieve in your physical reality.
Awareness is the beginning of all transformation. To become what you have an intense and burning desire to be, do or have, you must change your thoughts. You must begin to think differently by changing your habits of thinking, by focusing your thoughts intensely on what you desire. Anything you can imagine, any idea you can conceive, any mental image you can visualize, is possible. Any ideal you can create in your imagination, you can achieve in your physical reality. Any conception you hold of yourself and belief is true that determines the outer events and conditions that you will experience. You can be, do, and have whatever you desire because you have within you a power that has infinite potentialities and capacities. What is this power? How can it be used?
What is this inner power with infinite potentialities?
The creative imagination of the mind has infinite potentialities and capacities to imagine and create anything you desire. Thought and imagination are the foundation of our abilities to create. First, you must become aware of the knowledge that you have within you a power to transform your thoughts, ideas and mental images into their physical realities. Neville Goddard’s (1905-1972) landmark book, The Power of Awareness, published in 1952, highlights the importance of becoming aware of the magnificent power of your imagination, the method by which we create our reality.
It is our imagination which forms consciousness into the mental images of our desires, ideas, or thoughts. These mental images are then manifested into our physical realities as conditions, circumstances, and physical objects. That is, you experience the mental images of your desires in your outer world as conditions, circumstances and physical objects. Consciousness is defined by Goddard as “all that we think, desire, love, feel, believe is true and, accept as true.” Consciousness, then, is within you, it is you, it is your world, it is your higher self, it is the life force. You cannot see or touch it, you can only feel it, and be aware of it. Through the awareness of the power of your consciousness, you can use your imagination to create and achieve anything you desire.
Imagination operates through the instrumentality of our thought forces, which have creative power.
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in a desire, an idea, a thought, which is the product of imagination. Through your imagination you have the power to be, do and have anything you desire. Albert Einstein, writing on this inner infinite power states that “imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Your desire, idea, thought is given shape, form, and action through the aid of the imaginative faculty of your mind. Your outer conditions and environment is a direct reflection of your inner world of thoughts, emotions and feelings. The things and conditions you desire to become reality must first be created in your thoughts. Writing on the creative imaginative process, Charles F. Haanel in the Master Key System suggests that “you must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third the faith to do.”
How to Unlock Your Inner Unlimited Power
Thought is not, as is many times supposed, a mere indefinite abstraction, or something of a like nature. It is, on the contrary, a vital, living force, the most vital, subtle, and irresistible force there is in the universe. Thought is electrical energy; it has form, quality and power. Thought and imagination are the foundation of our abilities to create. The imagination operates through the instrumentality of our thought forces, which have creative power. Everything in the material universe about us, everything the universe has ever known, had its origin first in thought. From this it took its form. Every statue, every painting, every piece of mechanism, all achievements had its birth, its origin, first in the mind of the person who formed it before it received its physical expression. According to Emerson, “great men are they who see that spirituality is stronger than any material force; that thoughts rule the world.”
Everything exists in the unseen, in the imagination, before it is manifested or realized in the seen, in the physical reality. In this regard, it is true that the unseen things are real, while the things that are seen are unreal. The unseen things are cause; the seen things are effect. The unseen things are the eternal; the seen things are the changing, the transient. These statements about the real and unreal, and the cause and effect are of significant importance.
To unlock your inner unlimited potential: first, you form a mental image from the unseen – using your imagination, a picture of your thought, your desired state, or the person you want to become. Next, you visualize the image in your mind’s eyes, concentrating your attention on the image until you feel yourself to be in the state desire. That is, you must assume the feeling of the fulfillment of your desire until you are possessed by it and this feeling eliminates all other ideas from your consciousness.
The real vital forces at work in our lives and in the world about us are not seen by the ordinary physical eye.
Results from science suggest that the things we see in the universe are but a very small fraction, 4% of the things that are. The rest of the universe 96%, appears to be made of a mysterious, invisible substance referred to as dark energy (68%) and dark matter (27%). The real vital forces at work in our lives and in the world about us are not seen by the ordinary physical eye. Yet, they are causes of which all things we see are merely effects. Carl G. Jung, writing on the importance of understanding the unconscious, the unseen, states that “until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
On reflection of my journey, I have come to recognized that the significant milestone achievements in my life occurred when I had a desire, then an intense, burning desire to pursue, what appeared at the time to be “the impossible.” I took intelligent risks and courageous actions, developed unshakeable faith during the process, and made the unconscious, conscious. Interestingly, at the time, I had no knowledge of Jung’s unconscious and conscious process of creation. Now, I know, I was unconsciously using the process of creative imagination.
We are not mere creatures of circumstance, unless we choose to be.
If the great Natural Law that like attracts like is operating, we are continually attracting to ourselves from both the seen and unseen world influences and conditions similar to those of our thoughts. We have the power in our own hands to determine the quality of thoughts we think, and consequently, the order of influences we attract. We are not mere creatures of circumstance, unless we choose to be. We are powerful co-creators of our life. As Emerson states, “Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare.” Shakespeare will be made by the thinking of Shakespearean thoughts.
Since thought and imagination are the foundation of our abilities to create, this indicate that there is nothing you can desire that your unlimited inner power does not have the capacity to create, however, you cannot receive that which you do not allow. Everything depends on your attitude towards yourself. That which you will not affirm as true of yourself can never be realized by you, for that attitude alone is the necessary condition by which you realize your desires.
The Truth that sets you free is you can experience in imagination what you desire to experience in reality. By maintaining this experience in imagination, with unshakeable belief, faith, your desire will become a reality. William James, considered by many to be the most insightful and stimulating American philosophers, provides us with this powerful insight, “believe that life is worth living, and your very belief will help create the fact.” A mind always hopeful, confident, courageous, and determined on its set desire, purpose, and keeping itself to that purpose, attract to itself out of the elements things and powers favourable to that purpose. Neville Goddard, writing in his landmark book, The Power of Awareness provides invaluable insight that “our power of belief is an infinite power against which no earthly force is of the slightest significance.” Anything that you can desire, think or imagine is possible.
The desire, ideal, you seek and hope to attain will not manifest itself, will not be realized by you, until you have imagined, believe, and feel that you are already that ideal, that desire you seek. In the words of Neville, “you must make your dream a present fact.” George Bernard Shaw, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, also shared with us the process to create and achieve our desires: “imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”
Mental Strategies to Test and Prove Your Inner Unlimited Power
Here are the action steps I have used in my experiments to test and prove my inner unlimited power. I encourage you to test and prove this inner infinite power for yourself.
- Decide on a definite desire you intent to achieve or the person you wish to become.
- Through visualization, use your imagination to form a mental image, a picture of the burning desire you intent to achieve, or the person you want to be.
- Visualize the mental image, the picture in your mind’s eye of the desired state you intent to achieve with the feeling of joy and belief that the end result is already achieved.
- Focus your attention intensely on the desired state. Hold this image in your mind’s eye until it becomes your habitual pattern of thought.
- Keep the desired image continuously in your thoughts with the assume feeling of joy as if you have already achieved that which you desire, until your thoughts have all the sensory vividness of reality.
- Continuously experience the assumed feeling of joy with the belief that you have already achieved your desire, until the desired state becomes a physical reality.
- Take courageous actions and remember, never, never, give up.
Will you make this day your new beginning? The fact that all you need is already within you; that you do not have to consider how to get the power to do what you want to do or to make yourself what you want to be. You have only to consider how to use this infinite power you have in the right way.
Your next step is to begin to unleash your inner unlimited power to achieve your burning desires.
Rose M. Thompson, DBA (Accounting), MBA, CPA, CGMA is a Management Consultant, author, speaker, certified life and master business success coach, founder and CEO of Mind Mastery 4 Wealth, an innovative research and educational company that focuses on financial, human potential and empowerment education and solutions. Dr. Thompson is committed to the idea that every human being has genius capabilities. She is the creator of the Signature Training Program: Possibility Thinking: Change Your Mindset to Create Wealth. Rose collects quotes from great minds, visionaries and sages. Her forthcoming book on quotes is entitled: Inspiration from Great Minds: A Guide to Mental Liberation and Resilience.