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Sep 04, 2006 10:01 PM
by 'Cuervo'

The great trouble with the human race is that its members do not 
rightly value the imagination with which they are blessed. It is 
imagination, recognized as a liberating power, that produces the 
gems of poetry and art which we so much admire, and it is the mind 
properly guided by this power which will elevate us all. 

I do not believe in miracles, but I hold that the imagination has a 
wonderful and creative power. I hold that if we let it soar in the 
world of spiritual and creative thought -- and are not afraid to let 
it soar -- it can create what truly seem to be miraculous things. 

Yet the imagination, like all things, is dual. Along lower lines it 
is as disintegrative in its power as it is creative and constructive 
on higher lines. 

Visualize! Visualize! You touch a mystic law when you create in 
imagination the picture of mighty things, for you open a door to new 
powers within yourself. Something in the way of potent energies is 
awakened and called into life and strength both without you and 
within. If you aspire, visualize your aspirations. Make a mind-
picture of your spiritual ideals, a picture of the spiritual life as 
you know it to be, and carry that picture with you day by day. 
Cherish it as a companion. Carry it with you for breakfast, dinner 
and supper, and before you know it a new life has been born. Before 
you know it the ideal has become the real and you have taken your 
place as a creator, truly, in the great, divine scheme of life. 


I thought it would be interesting to post this quote WITHOUT stating 
who wrote it in order to evaluate it on its own merits within the 
current discussion. (of course it is written by an historically well 
known Theosophist)


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