Imagining Your Dreams

July 7th, 2010

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo

Imagine. Just imagine. Divine imagination. Close your eyes and surrender to divine imagination. It sees what eyes cannot see, hears what ears cannot hear and feels what bodies cannot feel. It’s a different way of sensing the future that breaks the shackles of the acceptable and stretches towards your wildest dreams. It turns status quo into status flow, resignation into inspiration.

Imagination is your memory of the future, not a fantasy imagining things that are not really there, but truly seeing what was inside of you and awaiting your attention all along. Do you see it? Do you hear it? Listen….the soul of the universe is whispering to you through memory, nature and experience, calling you to believe – in yourself, in your potential, in your dreams. This is a self belief that bubbles up in you, through random images, daydreams, and stories, while jogging and resting and singing in the shower, often from beyond your conscious awareness, carefree in the face of reason’s tight lipped caution.

Imagination sees a single snowflake and imagines a pyramid, smells a coconut and pictures a tropical island or hears the wind and imagines God.  The liberty to imagine things other than they appear is the basis for a belief in growth and progress. It opens you to new connections and adventures. When you dare to engage this open space, the doors of imagination flung wide, you imagine the possibilities for a life and a world filled with peace and justice, and say with clarity and passion, “Why not?”

Why not? This is imagination’s first and favorite question. It is also your soul’s question. Why not?

Imagine a life lived with love and acceptance- why not?

Imagine a life of conviction and purpose- why not?

Imagine a life lived out loud, free and authentic- why not?

Imagine a life of presence and peace- why not?

Imagine a world without war and violence- Why not?

Imagine a world where we celebrate diversity rather than fear difference- Why not?

Imagine a world where religions respect each other and seek peace- Why not?

Imagine a world without oil spills and ecological abuse- Why not?

Imagine a world of love and respect for all- Why not?

You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
I hope today you’ll join me, and the world will be as one

Imagine that. Imagine. Just imagine. Do you see it? Do you hear it? Do you feel it? Now be it. Open your eyes and make it your intention to live peace and unity. Begin making your dreams a reality today.

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  1. Dee says:

    Thank you for always touching my soul. :::Imagining:::: ::::Setting my Intentions::::

  2. Bruce Roller says:

    What inspiring thoughts to end my day, Ian.  They will also inspire my preaching and being tomorrow and for a while yet to come.  Thank you.