“Part of me suspects I’m a loser, and part of me thinks I’m God Almighty.” — John Lennon
This is the opening quote in the book Wishes Fulfilled by the late Dr. Wayne Dyer. In the book, Dyer asks, “Are you willing to internalize radical new ideas that require a shift in your concept of yourself?” He urges the reader to keep in mind that all that now exists was once imagined and that what you want to exist for you in the future must now be imagined. You are urged to take charge of your imagination. After all, anything placed in your imagination and held there ultimately becomes your reality.
Dyer offers up the following rules for a Healthy Imagination:
Rule number one: Never place into your imagination any thought that you would not want to materialize.
Rule number two: Never allow your imagination to be contaminated by ideas about how your life used to be. This is where your willingness to change your concept of yourself comes in.
Rule number three: Your imagination is yours and yours alone. Never allow someone else’s ideas about what is possible or impossible for you to occupy your imagination.
Rule number four: Do not let your imagination be restricted to the current conditions in your life. Don’t be obsessed with what is.
Another piece of advice that resonated with me is that it is absolutely imperative to learn how to believe, in your imagination, the feeling of already having and being what you desire. Have a clear picture in your mind’s eye of what your life would look like when you have what you desire. Ask yourself what it would feel like in your body and then get in, and stay in that state as often as possible for as long as possible.
Case in point, instead of saying “I am not creative”, say “I am the artist of my life”. Instead of saying, “I am not good with money”, say “I am prosperous”. Instead of saying, “I am not interesting”, say “I am interesting”. I think you get my drift.
I recommend this book to you if you are willing to get out of your comfort zone. Dyer presents many more insights and thought-provoking ideas throughout this tome. It is worth your time to read Wishes Fulfilled.