In 1971 John Lennon wrote “Imagine,” a song that expressed his dream of world peace:
“Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one.”
The life we desire, and the world we aspire to experience, begins anew when we realize that the presence, power and energy of God shows up for us through our thoughts. In our thinking. Even before the words can be formed our thinking was setting the stage for our experience. In our imagining, our seeing visions, our dreaming of dreams. Here is placed into the fertile soul of mind the seeds of that which we can nurture and begin to see bear fruit. We need to dare to imagine, to visualize and to dream that we may experience. But that planted seed needs nourishment in order for it to grow and show up in our lives in ways that have meaning, have tangible substance and worth. Let our imagining, our visions and our dreams then become our action. Our action in our words, in our smiles, in our embracing of another. Action in our service to others. Let our imagining be one of seeing love and light wherever we may be. Love that heals and encourages. Light that exposes the darkness of negativity and floods that space with a new Truth so that we may be transformed through the energy of the Christ Consciousness. Imagine peace in our community, our country and the world. See it, visualize it and then see and visualize those actions that can bring the dream to reality. Let our action become speaking out when we see injustice, reaching out to comfort those in need, let our action seek to do those things that will be part of a movement to change our world so that the worth and dignity of all people is celebrated and affirmed. All people. There can be no peace until the dignity and worth of each individual, regardless of nationality, gender, sexual orientation or faith practice is celebrated as a beautiful expression and path toward a greater realization of the presence of Spirit.
Our imagining begins with what it is we would wish to experience. Affirm that which we would wish to experience – proclaim that which we would wish to experience – and with grateful hearts offer up thanksgiving to God, that Spirit is indeed moving in our lives.
Imagination is powered by faith and followed by positive and intentional action. It is followed by new vision and possibility and it is powered by knowing that God can, will, and does indeed provide all that we need to move forward – with that imagining – to creating a new picture of our lives in vivid colors and textures.
Imagine and believe. Start now if you haven’t already and continue to grow in your vision each and every day. Each little step we may take is actually a mighty leap forward for us all. There is much we need to do under Spirits guidance to change our circumstances and our world, but the good news is we don’t ever need to do it alone. The outcome is not all on our shoulders. The same Spirit that gave us each the dream also gives us what we need to make that dream a reality. Spirit/God is shouldering the weight; it is our vision, our dreams, our faith and our action that can give that dream its direction and it is Spirit giving us the energy to move forward. Instead of waiting for the dream to become a reality before living within that vision how about we endeavor to start living that dream now, in each and every way we can, to move our consciousness toward seeing it come to life.
We have always thought too small, with too much limitation as to what we can do on our own. Celebrate the imagining, the dream, but always leave room for God to make that vision even more wonderful than our limited consciousness could have ever conceived.
Faith is always powered by action and one could even say without action faith is just an idea, not a lifestyle. It needs to be our lifestyle with our every breath and our every thought.
So let our action begin with thanksgiving and gratitude that our dreams are guided now and always by perfect Spirit working in and through each and every one of us. Starting from that centered place of joy we can move ever closer to not just imaging, but experiencing, miracles.
“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! God does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, this Spirit deeply and gently within us.” (Ephesians 3: 20-21, The Message)
“Never limit your view of life by any past experience. The possibility of life is inherit within the capacity to imagine that life is, backed by the power (Spirit) to produce this imagery, or Divine Imagination.” (Dr. Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, page 187)
Affirmation: “What new imaginings can God and I bring to reality today?”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.
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