Ways to practice Imagination include creativity, storytelling, dream work, imagery exercises, music, brushwork, writing, divination to connect with inner wisdom, and the specific practices below.
Devote an hour or two this week to gazing at clouds. Look for images in the formations — faces, animals, trails, buildings. Let your imagination roam! Also try cloud gazing with a companion. This exercise demonstrates the breath of the imagination, as two people rarely see the same things in the heavens.
Catching Fantasies by Donald Altman directs us to look for recurrent themes in our minds’ wanderings.
David Adam in Power Lines makes imaginative use of city images for prayer.
Pleasure Planet by Timothy Miller explains an imaginative practice to help you want what you have.
Pretend You’ve Just Met by Alan Epstein recommends seeing someone you know with fresh eyes.
See If Affirmations Will Work for You by Susannah Seton and Sondra Kornblat gives us encouragement and ideas for experimenting with affirmations.
Taking the World into Our Heart by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee conveys a prayer practice that includes imagining the earth and the whole of creation in our hearts and prayers.
The Power to Heal by Tom Cowan advises using visualization and our voices to ease others’ suffering.
Visualize Yourself Being More Creative by Alan Epstein suggests thinking about skills you’ve always wanted to develop and imagining yourself following your heart’s desires.
Watch a Night of Television by Sandra Ingerman proposes we spend a night noticing how TV affects our imagination.
Workplace Tedium by Franz Metcalf introduces the idea of sparking your creativity by imagining that it is your last day at work.
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