The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.
How often do you use your imagination to create? Your imagination is the most powerful tool to create what you desire. In other words, you can use it as a tool to manifest anything you want. I believe that you both do this by default because I’ve seen and heard you speak your desires out loud with conviction, and they are received almost instantaneously. I’m sure you’ve conjured up an image in your imagination with the desired result and, boom! There you have it. It would be best if you kept doing this without reserve.
In my journey, I’ve learned that it’s best to “act” as though you already have what you desire. Try this; close your eyes, and imagine that you’re there, or it’s in your possession–whatever it is. Think backward and feel yourself in the desired state. See yourself with the desired result. You have it.
I’ve made envisioning part of my daily practice to annihilate distractions that get in the way of my clarity. Here’s what I know works to manifest desires. I should tell you that not all desires you seek should be towards the material. For example, I often desire a peaceful mind or harmony within my heart. A great wish, indeed!
Getting back to practice, here are some guidance tips. Close your eyes and imagine your desire. Pretend that in the seat in which you are sitting, everything around you disappears, and you’re in a void space. Now, imagine your desire. I’m in India (a genuine desire of mine). I can’t see it clearly, but that’s okay. I don’t know how it will happen, but that doesn’t matter. I see beautiful flags of many colors; I see the Himalayas. I smell an earthy smell and beautiful scents of exotic spices. There are people all around me dressed in colorful sarees. The streets are unpaved as I walk through the market place, chatting with merchants. I’m walking up the mountain to the ashram as part of my retreat journey—all is quiet and still. There are no walls in the ashram; it is open to view the spectacular Himalayas. I sit upon a silk cushion in a lotus position and quietly, even my mind. Meals are small and delicious and simple—just soup and tea. I’m at peace. And, so it is.
Now, open your eyes. Those intents and desires imprint on the universe. Envisioning is a simple way of asking or even praying. We find this truth in the Bible verse, “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.” Mark 11:24
It is so important to note that your imagination is what drives all desires to come true. Some people allude to the wishes of their imagining as too far-reaching or unattainable. It isn’t! One’s imagination drives creativity. The masters of our universe have the most prolific visions. Due to their imagining, great things have materialized, which have led us to higher consciousness. That is the point I’m trying to impress.