What exciting plans are you working on in your life right now? What new goals and dreams do you have for your future? Are you anticipating something good happening in your life? We attract what we think about. Hopefully, you are thinking of some good things, because what we think about tends to come our way.

Oh, oh. If you are spending your time worrying about negative stuff, you might find it showing up on your doorstep someday soon. How much better to be planning for something good to come knocking on your door.

What good things are you imagining for our planet right now? Something good I hope. We need a lot of people thinking and doing good things for our world and for the people that live in it. Getting up from in front of the television might be the best thing you could do. It is easy to get discouraged when the negative is constantly bombarding us. We need a positive space in order to imagine how things might look differently in our world.

The beauty that having a regular spiritual practice brings into your life cannot be underestimated. Having a clear space in which to imagine what might look beautiful in your life is essential to developing a divine imagination. When all we look at is commercialism and advertising, the extent of our imagination rarely extends beyond that.

Nature can offer us a bigger picture when we look at the grandeur of the mountains, the vastness of the ocean, and the expansiveness of the sky. During meditation an internal vastness can open up to you if you learn to clear your mind of all the clutter and chatter that keeps you focused on problems and busy-ness.

Mass media has a tendency to put us all in a trance of materialism, violence, consumerism, sexism, and over-eatism. To break the spell we have to reclaim our imagination and fill it with something other than what comes over the cable and the airwaves. What delicious food for your imagination can you think of? What will expand your mind and soul beyond where it currently is?

Going back to the original sources of sacred writings, delving into a deeper understanding of the great spiritual traditions of the world, and doing some personal work on addressing life’s big questions might be a good place to start growing and expanding. Come to think of it, there are so many worthwhile things to learn and know I probably won’t run out of things to learn and do during my lifetime.

As a matter of fact, I’ve already wasted a lot of time on some really unimportant, stupid stuff. I have a hunch I’m not alone. When I come to the end of this life, I want to feel as if I have stretched myself. I want to be able to look back and know that I allowed Source to flow through me in love to the world. I want to know that I didn’t sleep through my whole life. I want my imagination to be bursting at the seams with ideas and questions and the desire to know more.

Doesn’t that sound like a great idea? Just imagine what your life can look like. It can!