Imagine that!

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso

It is through our imaginations that we bring into reality our deepest truths and desires. When we imagine our bodies healing, our dream jobs and our own happiness, we bring these things into existence. Anything that we imagine can be- we are only limited by our own imaginations.

The four Sanskrit words for imagination are vikalpa, a random image or fantasy; kalpana, an intentional mental creation; pratibha, spontaneous visionary insight; and bhavana, yogic contemplation and visioning.

For most of us, vikalpas are the most prominent of our imaginative experiences. They are random thoughts that come up which have no real purpose. When we are more intentional in how we use our imagination, through kalpanas, we begin to create our world more deliberately. Imagination always precedes reality.

If you could live your perfect life what would it look like? Which people would be there with you? What work would you do? How would you feel emotionally? Can you really bring this into your own imagination? Meditate on this image and see what happens. Bring the strong image to mind and then let it go, don’t dwell on it. Give it to the universe and the universe will help to make your imaginings your reality.

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About Reena Davis

I am a certified yoga teacher and a student of all things spiritual.
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8 Responses to Imagine that!

  1. Rob says:

    I am amazed at the power of your mind and its inspirations! Since beginning my journey I started realizing how much negativity I allowed my mind to surround iself in. When I sstarted meditating and consciously bringing messages of peace, images of happiness, thoughts of success, wonderful changes too numerous to list began manifesting in my life! I don’t know who said it, but I should have embraced it from my college years, and it is the theme of your post today: “The mind is a powerful wish-fulfilling machine!” Good Stuff!

  2. aalif says:

    Wow – I didn’t know there was a Sanskrit equivalent for mental affirmation… interesting!

  3. amoonfull says:

    I absolutely love this! And the last bit of this post, i know now, is the reason why I finally decided to come back on WP and start reading blogs.
    “Meditate on this image and see what happens. Bring the strong image to mind and then let it go, don’t dwell on it. Give it to the universe and the universe will help to make your imaginings your reality.”
    Yes, I dwell on my imagination and desires and dreams. Perhaps that’s why I sometimes feel conflicted, because I’m always dreaming it and never let it go. I had it all backwards. Thank you soooo much for this post! You have helped tremendously! 🙂

    Love & Light,
    Moon

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