Spirit works with the imagination, not against it. Our imagination is actually a direct sense of potential, which is the realm of spirit.
We waste a lot of time when we worry if we are “merely imagining” spirit messages. When we actually get in the way of spirit, it is usually our fear self who perpetuates or manifests something false. Learning to recognize our fear self is a crucial aspect of getting closer to spirit.
You can ask to meet your fear self directly to help understand it and also heal it. Offer the fear self love and comfort. Getting to know the fear self is ultimately one of the most powerful tools in your spiritual growth, so spend time with it!
My wife made me a special dress for Algonquin, all in deer and moose split!
This mini set of altar treasures features a deerskin pouch decorated with charms, an antler wand or talisman with rutilated quartz and a tiny green bottle with opal pieces, a little bottle with handmade loose incense (for burning on charcoal) that has woody and resin scents, and a little glass scrying amulet.
See it on my Etsy Shop!
Wilderness treasures like antlers and claws look amazing on any altar. This set, available on my Etsy, includes:
a deerskin pouch with an antler piece topped with moonstone, and an antler “cap”,
a coyote claw,
a fox tooth,
a porcupine claw,
a peasant feather smudging fan, with antler handle,
an antler and quartz point wand, with a mini green glass bottle filled with preserved tiny yellow flowers, and arrowhead charm,
a 30ml bottle of my handmade anointing oil, with an intense, spicy-sweet autumnal scent,
a bottle of my handmade loose incense, full of woody and resin fragrances,
and a little bottle of white sage.
Made with bone, a deer antler “cap” and moose hide.
See it on my Etsy!
We are each responsible for creating our own reality through what we think about and how we perceive experiences.
But this goes beyond mere positive thinking. If you exercise your imagination, you really, literally, do have the power to change your reality.
I have a way of imagining things to the point where what I’m imagining feels real — I can imagine myself feeling joyful, and actually ecstatically change my mood with minimal effort. I imagine the feeling, and then suddenly I’m experiencing the feeling as if I wasn’t producing it all on my own.
Start with a few exercises.
- Eat something small and simple, like your favourite fruit. Enhance the taste mentally until it is the most delicious thing ever. Can you taste the difference?
- Imagine eating something sour. Can you feel it like it’s really in your mouth, causing saliva to gather and other sensations?
- Try to feel an imaginary touch on your skin. Can you give yourself shivers or goosebumps?
- Imagine music, your favourite song, and try to bring the volume up and down in your mind.
- If you have pain, try focusing on it analytically. Ask yourself, what does pain really feel like? Why does pain hurt? What is pain, anyway? When I do this, the pain temporarily disappears and I feel only a little pressure.
- Finally, imagine joy and excitement. Use a memory if that helps. Can you feel it? Do you feel better, more joyful, than you did before you imagined it?
You really do have the power to create your own experience of the now. If you learn to use it, you can be utterly transformed and freed from old limitations.