Surrender is a sure pathway to our imagination. When we have our imaginations we are free to invite, create and manifest what is possible in any given situation.
But, what does it mean to surrender?
To surrender means to open, to release and allow space for what you want to create and experience. To surrender means to surrender our negative states, to surrender our resistance in a given area so that our creativity and naturalness can manifest without the severity of any inner opposition. To be free of inner conflict and expectations is to give ourselves (and others) a great freedom. A freedom to experience the basic nature of the universe, which, it will be discovered, is to manifest the greatest good possible in a situation.
What do you believe is possible? Write about that.
Religious fanatics, abusive bosses, tyrants, fake shamans, angry atheists, controlling partners, or cultists, are out to curb and control your imagination. This is because inherently we all know that our greatest power is our imagination. If someone controls your imagination, they control you.
Who or what is trying to control you? Write about that.
What did you once believe but find hard to imagine now? Write about that.
Write about what was outside your childhood window.
Write a letter to your future self and what you hope and imagine she will be experiencing.
"The imagination is the creative force in the individual. It always negotiates different thresholds and releases possibilities of recognition and creativity that the linear, controlling, external mind will never even glimpse. The imagination works on the threshold that runs between light and dark, visible and invisible, quest and question, possibility and fact. The imagination is the great friend of possibility. Where the imagination is awake and alive, fact never hardens or closes but remains open, inviting you to new thresholds of possibility and creativity." –O'Donohue, John. Anam Cara (p. 145). HarperCollins
A good teacher, Writing Sherpa, friend, or leader will encourage and support you in your own explorations. And when we are a good friend to ourselves we nurture and are nurtured by our own imaginings.
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