Today I went to see ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them‘. It’s a spin off from the successful Harry Potter series. The cinema was full of adults and children ready to let their imagination draw them into another world.
As a Harry Potter fan I was eager for more of the back story to the wizzarding world. And as an adult who has always enjoyed reading children’s books I’m delighted that the film didn’t disappoint. I have always enjoyed books that stirred my imagination. Especially science fiction and fantasy. I love being transported to another world. Or a world that is even slightly off line from this one. Loosing myself in these worlds has been one of the greatest pleasures in my life. I suspect that the books I’ve read are at the heart of my willingness to explore and question this world.
I’ve always felt that my teaching should be about getting people to ask questions. To help people to step further into their imagination and wonder ‘what if?’ After all, to discover my psychic senses I had to be open to the idea that such a thing might actually exsist and be possible. I love the way Harry Potter books introduce young people to a world that could so easily exsist. Not perhaps with wizards but certainly with our intuition. Who knows what it would be like if we all embraced our intuitive nature? Yes, perhaps there would still be challenges but maybe we would manage ourselves better.
Imagination is also the realm where we can try out what it might be like to be a different person. To take on new characteristics or recognise other abilities.
I enjoy daydreaming my ideas. When I wander through my imaginative mind I am actually in a vast creative space. It’s not the world of logic or patterns. I am free to order up the world any way I like. If I like it enough I can turn that creative energy into an intention that I want to manifest in the world. I know that we are powerful at creating. But it can’t happen without the intention. Or without that intention followed up by action.
So what book or film has stirred your imagination? Have you had a wander through your creative mind recently? Visualising what your world might look like if such and such? I try to take some time every week to play in that creative part of my mind. I could call it meditation or visualisation if you have forgotten how to play and daydream. The name isnt important. Open your mind to all the possibilities and the impossibilities around and in you. Be inspired. Dream big. You never know what might happen when your mind is open to all possibilities!
Day 402 of my blogging challenge.