James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Ctrl/Cmd+V The Imagination
Dr Gunsaulus is quoted by Hill as saying: “For nearly two years I had been thinking, but I had done nothing but think”. Eventually he made a decision and within 36 hours carried out his decision. Human life is like a bird flying into a lighted room and after a short space of time flying out again into the darkness. We are born, grow to adulthood and pass into the unknown. What is important is the legacy we leave behind. Because this whole world and this universe is ordered it has a meaning, so we must give order and meaning to our lives. The trick is to discover that meaning before it is too late.
To give meaning to life, I need to use my imagination, particularly the creative imagination. Hill describes it as: “Through the faculty of creative imagination, the finite mind of man has direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. It is the faculty through which hunches and inspirations are received. It is by this faculty that all basic or new ideas are handed over to man. It is through this faculty that one individual may tune in or communicate with the subconscious minds of other men”. Of lesser importance is the synthetic imagination or the faculty for combining old concepts, ideas, or plans into new arrangements. God created matter and energy out of nothing and as Hill points out thoughts are an intangible form of energy; and it is no secret that some of the energy which was used to cause our world and the universe to evolve resides in us. Hence by thinking, planning and acting, we can change and give meaning to our lives and the lives of all mankind. If our thoughts are life enhancing, surely the Holy Spirit of the universe will inspire us with plans to bring them about.
Hill says that when we have a definite purpose,( one that we would die for), and we renew it by saying our self-talk many times daily, our subconscious minds will petition Infinite Intelligence to supply our imaginations with guidance to draw up suitable plans. Dr Gunsaulus was driven by such an obsession to fulfil his purpose, but it wasn’t until he reached a decision to get the money for his project within a specified time and acted upon his decision that he was successful. The Holy Spirit of the universe provided his imagination with the necessary spark of inspiration to make a successful plan.
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.