Through my adult life I had never been one to engage in intentional imagination. But a few months ago I learned just how transforming imagination can be.
I don’t mean this in regard to creative things like art or music, although obviously imagination is important as an artist.
I’m focusing more on imagination and it’s impact on physical, mental, and emotional healing.
I was challenged with health issues after a series of traumas affected my life. One day I woke up and was not the same person. My physical health was in the pits, which made things much harder in so many ways.
After a couple years I learned that by imagining positive things, even if I make them up, my mental and physical health improved. It wasn’t magic, but over time I’ve gotten healthier. It is the proverbial two steps forward and one step backwards, but well worth the effort.
By marinating in positive imagery for a few minutes every day I find myself uplifted, more clear minded, and happier. If I skip a day I definitely can tell the difference.
I’ve heard about using imagination for goals and improving performance although I haven’t experimented with that yet.
Give it a try daily for a month and see how it works for you!