Your vision, you life

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Your vision, you life

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by Jon Rappoport

December 28, 2015

I decided to sprinkle this article with quotes from my work-in-progress, The Magician Awakes—

Who is in charge of your life?

Quote 1: There are those who believe life is a museum. You walk through the rooms, find one painting, stroll into it and take up permanent residence. But the museum is endless. If you were a painter, you’d never decide to live inside one of your canvases forever. You’d keep on painting.

In a climate of mediocrity, the independent individual is not moved to agree with the prevailing narrative or some fabricated need to go along with the crowd.

Quote 2: There is a non-material faculty called imagination. If that is stimulated, perception immediately expands.

Who can tell you what to do, how to think, what to envision? Who, besides yourself?

Quote 3: We re-learn to live through and by imagination, and then we enter and invent new space and time. But space and time aren’t superior forces. They operate and come into being at the tap of imagination.

The person who is enmeshed in a thousand excuses for opting out of the future he wants—that person is never going to move off the starting blocks. He’s going to become an artist of his own stagnant swamp.

Quote 4: With imagination, one can solve a problem. More importantly, one can skip ahead of the problem and render it null and void.

Excuses are not impressive. As clever as they might be, they don’t exhibit very much. They’re minor works in a small distant storage room of the museum.

Quote 5: There are a billion murals on a billion walls, and the person chooses one and falls down before it and devotes himself to it. He spends a thousand years trying to decipher it. So be it. Eventually, he’ll wind his way out of that labyrinth, because where else can he go? Then he’ll enter another labyrinth and undergo the same process. He’ll do this on and on and on, and finally he’ll get the notion that he can imagine his own labyrinth. So he does. He invents many labyrinths. Then one day, it’ll occur to him that he can imagine whatever he wants to. It doesn’t have to be labyrinth.

Finding, discovering, inventing your vision of what you’re going to launch—that’s another matter entirely.

Quote 6: You can enter imagination as if were an infinitely fluid medium, or you can give it sharp lines and edges. You can balance left and right, or you can tilt it eighty degrees to the right. You can do anything you want to. You can put a million pink quarks into a bowl and turn the bowl upside down in the sky. It’s Tuesday or it’s Thursday. It’s raining. The sun is out. It’s raining and the sun is out.

You’re the king in that domain. You’re the one. If anyone ever suggested this would be a walk in the park, they were lying. On the other hand, you can supply yourself with great energies. You can fulfill your own destiny. And by destiny, I don’t mean something that is preordained. I’m talking about your recognition that you have power.

Quote 7: You can imagine a cosmos that is a forgery of, and a substitute for, the individual. In fact, historically, people have done that on a continuous basis. It’s called organized religion.

Contrary to the silliness that prevails in some quarters, the future is not written. It is wide open. It is a space that is waiting to be made. And no one can make it for you.

Quote 8: Imagination isn’t a system. It might invent systems, but it is non-material. It’s a capacity. It feels no compulsion to imitate reality. It makes realities. Its scope is limited only by a person’s imagining of how far imagination can go.

Here is the secret about time. There is always a gap, a discontinuance between the past and present. Why? Because you and your vision and action are that gap. It is always there, in the same way that a blank canvas is always there for the painter.

Quote 9: The universe is waiting for imagination to revolutionize it down to its core.

Whether this era is any different from others doesn’t matter. “Better or worse” doesn’t matter.

Quote 10: I’m not breaking a system into parts. I’m not trying to teach a person how to tie his shoes. I’m talking about the proliferation of endless new worlds, not seen through a porthole, but imagined and invented.

If you’re going to be the adventurer, if you’re going to develop a vision of your future, how much sense does it make to restrict, shrink, and lessen the vision? And how much sense would it make to build the vision and then just leave it there, like one of your possessions, on a shelf?

Quote 11: In educating people about a subject, you can break down information into palatable bits. When you do that with imagination, you disintegrate power.

What does waiting accomplish? What does postponement achieve?

Quote 12: Imagination is larger than any universe. It needs no sanction from the world or from other worlds. It is not some secret form of physics. It is not religion. It is not cosmology. It is not any one picture of anything.

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In this sense, the universe, the cosmos is the last stop on a train route. It sits there. It doesn’t offer you a ride. It doesn’t collect a ticket. It doesn’t present a fount of wisdom. You do all that. That’s when the universe comes alive.

Quote 13: Feelings are considered to be internal human structure and architecture. But what you imagine and create are far more important—and the creative process radically and naturally changes feelings, as a side effect.

The same is true for the cells of the vehicle you’re inhabiting, your body. They respond as you create the vision of your life. That’s when they really come into their own.

Quote 14: It’s interesting to remember an earlier period when you had more imagination at your disposal. You might find an array of feelings you appreciate more than the feelings you’re feeling now. You might realize imagination stimulated those feelings and brought them into view. Imagination can go anywhere. It can especially go to places that don’t exist. But now they do.

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While all this imagination is fine and dandy, it's nothing but a loose and dangerous A.I. without something to hold it in place around a sentient being occupying a sensory body in this world.

It's too easy to miss how the tail wags the dog, if using cerebrally orientated motivation to act.

I'll give an example of what I mean.

An enthusiast for NLP will make their future happen according to definite mental disciplins and give very little regard to anything else about their inner experiences while doing so. In effect, they build their future using almost nothing but their intellect. This kind of life can be very certain and 'powerful', but it is almost entirely void of passion of spirit.

Another person may live a completely different kind of life. Like, live entirely by feeling their way through everything and only ever really using their intellect to deconstruct, more out of curiosity, the experiences that such a way of living manifests.

It's not just practioners of NLP that construct their lives intellectually and 'artificially'. Anyone who avoids touching base with themselves quite regularly throughout their lives will surely become just as artificially constructed eventually. A whole world of mind driven madness.

A well socialised madness may not always be so obviously so. A popular conception of this is the so called sociopaths/psychopaths who rise to the poweful positions in the world and run and ruin the lives of the rest of us. Most of them are electrifyingly charismatic up close, I know, I've met at least one - and found it impossible to ever say NO to this person. Only on returning home afterwards, and settling down to some serious clearing, did I fully grasp what I'd just experienced and what kind of energy I'd just encountered.

'At the end of the day', A mind on the loose will use and abuse everything, good or bad, to perpetuate it's being so. No amount of jently hinting to the person so orientated, will make the difference. Even meditation will be co-opted and converted into a device to affirm the mind's justification for be so "Wag the Dog".
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Even though I just voted for the removal of the thank you button I had to click it here..
I am an avid believer in the power of imagination to keep ones sanity in this world, Even to help shape it..

That said life has plenty of tricks up it's sleeve that'll leave one raw and confused.
At those times i think now its just time to feel, take it a breath at a time and practice patience..

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