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.
Today, I learned a new viewpoint about how we create our own reality. Most of my teachers explain that it is thoughts that create our reality. I’m shifting my perspective based on the teachings of Neville Goddard. He explains that it is the imagination that creates our reality. This holds firmer true to me.
We can think about all the great musicians, architects, artists, actors, inventors, and even laypeople. We, as humans, have to create an image in our heads of our desired result. This can be a tangible object, such as a painting or a sculpture. Imagination is usually sparked by inspiration or impulse—that is, desire to create.
If you look around, everything was imagined before it actually materialized. I take note of everything around me from the magnificent to the mundane and say to myself, “Someone had to imagine that before it came into being.” The other day, I was driving on the highway and trying to just “be.” In other words, trying not to label or conceptualize everything around me. However, as I have a busy mind, I began to appreciate all things visible. I see an exit sign and thought to myself, “Someone had to imagine that sign, which led to the creation of it.” In the interim, perhaps, that person got the idea in their imagination but then turned to someone else to help build it. Therefore, the person making it also had to imagine how they’d do that.
Then, my mind began to perceive further. I began to think about how valuable each of us is to the creation of things. We are co-creators of our world and all the forms within it. That is pretty amazing. It took the inventor to dream up the invention, perhaps the builder, to dream up the materials to make it. The architect to further define its measurements, the painter to add color to it, and the observer to appreciate the end product.
All of us contribute the energy to create. All of us imagine first before the form can emerge. This made me further think that everything is first formless before it is formed. Even we are formless before we are created. God imagined us through him. In his likeness (the formless), he placed his/our energy within a form; the material body.
The material body is not really who we are. Neither is the highway sign what it appears to be. It is all an idea, imagined. This is why the mystics say that there is no reality in the world of form. By reality, I mean something fixed or permanent. We are expressions of Source. In other words, our energy is divine. We are divine beings experiencing a material, human experience. When the form (the material aspect of self)-, is gone—that which we call death, we are still alive through the vibrant energy of the soul body. Imagine that.