Just two days ago my son eagerly enjoyed his Halloween party at school and the tradition of going trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. This was the first year I stayed home giving out candy, while he went around the neighborhood with a friend. Whoa...a big right of passage there!
Halloween was always a favorite holiday for me when I was a kid. I loved thinking up something new and inventive to create as a costume. One year my sister and I dressed as cowgirls, complete with pistols and a lasso rope. Another year in the height of the 80s, I and like half the girls in my class dressed as Madonna.
In 6th grade, I remember finding this fun looking pig nose attached to a pair of fake reading glasses at Spencer’s in the mall and I really wanted to make use of it that year. With that prop, I came up with a costume as a “male chauvinist pig”. (I know right….still can’t recall how I came up with that one.) I borrowed one of my dad’s hats and a tweed blazer and combined that with a pair of my own jeans and black shoes. That year my costume had a socially conscious message of how NOT to think and behave.
At Halloween, I enjoy seeing the creativity of the children who create their own costume or live out a dream or fantasy of what they’d like to become. It serves as a great reminder that when we dream and imagine how life could be for us, we train our minds in the direction we wish to go.
Dr. Wayne Dyer agrees and wrote, “Your imagination is your own fertile field for growing any seedlings that you choose to plant for a future harvest.”
Often as we grow from children to adults, we leave playtime, pretending, and much of our imagination behind thinking them silly wastes of time. Much to the contrary! It is so important to keep imagining. Imagining life without cigarettes, imagining yourself at your goal weight, imagining what this next phase of life holds for you now that the kids have left home or now that a relationship has ended.
Dr. Dyer goes on to say, “Never, and I mean never, allow anyone else’s ideas of who you can or can’t become sully your dream or pollute your imagination. This is your territory, and a KEEP OUT sign is a great thing to erect at all entrances to your imagination.”
When I guide my clients to visualize themselves having already achieved their goals they are enlisting the help of their imagination. What the mind sees it can believe and ultimately achieve.
When was the last time you used your imagination to create the most wondrous outcome for yourself in a given situation? I bet you’ve imagined the worst from time to time, but how about spending some time imagining the best.
Listen for your own heartbeat.
Imagine the absolute most wildly perfect day complete from morning till night
Notice how those wondrous imaginative thoughts feel in your body
Everything is energy. We are energy. Our thoughts are energy. Our thought energy leaves its marker in our physical bodies. The great news is...you can control your thoughts!
Wherever you may need some guidance in controlling some particularly pesky thoughts, be reassured. You already know a great hypnotist who can help you with that :)