Editor's Choice: Second Edition
Daydreaming with a Purpose by Tina Bakardzhieva
The soft feeling of newly cut grass beneath my feet. The smell of brightly coloured flowers around me. I find myself in a beautiful garden. Birds singing gently. I feel very safe and comfortable. There are people around me smiling and laughing at the jokes I am telling them. A sense of confidence fills my entire being, and suddenly being surrounded by people and speaking to them is something I feel very comfortable with. The sympathy is overwhelming, and pride in my confidence bubbles up through my core. A wave of gratitude washes over me as I realise that my cheeks hurt from the strain of smiling. Then, suddenly, I am snapped back to my living room.
Beyond me loving the state of daydreaming, there is much more to it. One of the reasons we can experience its many benefits is that it enhances creative problem solving by helping us to generate idea. My favourite one is that the daydreaming mind seems to have a built-in capacity for interruption. You have seen it, you’ve experienced it.
The brain does not understand the difference between imagination and reality as far as our emotional responses are concerned. Initially, we can create these responses ourselves as a result of the experiences in our lives.
What does all this mean in real life? It means that what you imagine to be happening is actually happening as far as your brain is concerned.
Remember when you experienced a bad situation in the past, when you had emotional or physical stress or pain? Many months later, if you remember it you feel an emotional connection to the situation that happened a long time ago. You take yourself back to the past and experience the emotional ups and downs of that situation back in the present. Even though this does not really happen, it happens in your brain and you can feel it as if it’s real.
That is why visualisation is so important in practicing manifestation, where you can create whatever you dream about in your mind.
With practice, you can achieve what your mind can conceive.
When your focus is always on an image in your mind, your whole body is involved in the process; every cell, every fibre. You vibrate and resonate with everything that is in harmony with that frequency, both on a physical and non-physical level.
Visualisation is easy, and you can start with a simple exercise:
Close your eyes and imagine in detail what you would be looking at if the dream you have was already reality. Imagine being inside that body, looking out through your eyes at the ideal result. Remember to make your image come to life, use all your senses, vivid colours, and exactly what you want to see as part of your picture. Feel the sense of achievement, confidence and comfort. See what is around you, the people, and nature. Smell the air, make it very vivid. Remember it! Live it!
Seeing is believing!