Category Archives: Power of Imagination

Power to heal from injurious interactions

Wounds that we retain can get projected into conversation.  What we hold onto stagnates. For this moment empty into what is.  Layers of resistance prevent us from experiencing the depth of what is offered continuously.  We do not have to absorb or retain what is happening.   Who is recognizing what is behind projected commentary?  Ego? Observer? Releasing becomes revealing.


Dr. Joe Dispenza

On Mother’s Day, my friend Angie shared a story with me about a chiropractor, Dr. Joe Dispenza.  While running a triathlon, Dr. Joe was run over by a truck. He was told he needed an operation that would probably leave him paralyzed. Instead, for eleven weeks he lay on his back using his mind to visualize his back in healthy formation.  The result was that he was able to get up and go back to seeing his patients. He did this without surgery or needing a body brace.  Here is a link to his discussion of the event:

On Monday, Julia and I listened to David Miscavige’s father Ron talk about escaping from Scientology.  It took him six months to get away from a compound where they did not allow him contact with the outside world.  We thought of similar cases of people escaping from certain oppressive Hassidic, Mormon, Islamic, Christian and other extreme communities.  There are always splinter groups who try to imprison individuals into group scenarios that serve a few who are distorting, even liberating ideas into a form of human trafficking.

Last night, my mom and aunt were in town and we saw the Broadway play The Humans.  It showed how members of a single family could become like these splinter groups. By holding onto secrets and regrets, insults, our judgements and disappointments can get lobbed back and forth. This can keep everyone down. Instead of supporting one another, the family tie can also keep us tethered to the point where even love becomes stagnant.

The Humans

I am incredibly grateful to have such a loving and supportive family, which prompts me to be loving and supportive to those around me.  Still, I recognize that sometimes interactions with those close to us, either family or in our community can feel like getting run over by a truck.  Like Dr. Joe Dispenza, we can use the power of our visualization and intention to heal and become whole again.

As I finished writing this, Julia and I were talking and noticed that use of power is an additional theme. We remembered Ron Miscavige stating that his son assumed the power to take over the Scientology empire. Literally stating “power is not given, it is assumed”.

Dr. Joe utilized a similar principle, but for healing. Literally stating, “The power that made the body, heals the body.”

Thank you for your loving being.  May we survive being victims and use our power to become the healers of our concentric heart.

Empowering the past with imagination

“I AM wealthy, poor, healthy, sick, free, confined were first of all impressions or conditions felt before they became visible expressions. Your world is your consciousness objectified.
Waste no time trying to change the outside; change the within or the impression; and the without or expression will take care of itself. When the truth of this statement dawns upon you, you will know that you have found the lost word or the key to every door.        
I AM (your consciousness) is the magical lost word which was made flesh in the likeness of that which you are conscious
of being” – Neville Goddard

Neville Goddard quote

Julia and I joined the emPower Posi(tive) music festival this weekend. We were fortunate and honored to have our song, 
“I Am Here” nominated for an award in the Uniting category. 
It was a rewarding conference with great workshops and the chance to expand our community. One of the speakers I found very moving was David Ault. He said that people often say to him, all of these positive outlooks and affirmations are great but how do I use them in my life? So by way of giving us a practical tool, he told us about Neville Goddard’s book Power of Imagination.  David pointed out that the phrase, “What’s done is done,” is not accurate.  He asked us to go back to an event early in our lives that perhaps we wish had not happened or had gone another way.  David said he picked an event where he felt “incredibly out of integrity.” 
The ground rules for this re-Imagining were:
  1. Finding value in the event.
  2. You can’t change the free will of the individual in that memory.  That is, you can’t have them change their action(s).  Instead, we are free to revise our response.
  3. Surround this process with compassion.
  4. Commit to the process.  Refine and Resolve.
Since we carry the past with us here in this moment, by going back and either changing our action/reaction in our mind, we can gain understanding and free ourselves up. We can also have our present self go back to ourselves then and whisper comfort and perspective or just be there for support.
I started with one memory, which led me to others. The theme was similar in all of them: I didn’t know what to do and felt powerless.
When I was fourteen, after the academy awards, the phone rang and mom answered it. My grandmother had passed away.  My sister was in college and my dad was working late.  When he came in I stood in the hallway where I was able to see the front door. Mom told him and he literally crumbled.  Here was the pillar of strength that held us all up falling in his grief and I was not able to do or say anything to comfort or support him. I stood there rooted to the spot feeling powerless and angry at myself for not being able to change or alleviate his suffering. 
If I were to re-imagine this scene, I would go back as I am now, hug and guide myself to my dad and just hold him.  
So many things happen early on that we then carry with us on the subconscious level.
I could see how these memories of feeling powerless, wishing I knew what to say or do, led to some of my favorite neurotic behaviors and beliefs. These in turn have blocked my peace and success on certain levels. However, I also see how they have urged me to cultivate compassion with a desire to alleviate suffering through any means at my disposal.  This translated into cultivating a strong sense of humor, a desire to make people laugh, to sing, write, compose and eventually, to listen. 
This exercise was not to have us wallow in our past misery but to illuminate our understanding so we can be free in this moment.  
The amazing thing for me is when despite the rantings of my inner-saboteur, I carry on and connect creatively to what I have to offer.
“When I step out of the story then I get the chance to see, 
There’s a bigger picture here; something more than me. 
I am here and I am needed. I will stand up and be greeted by what comes my way. I will fill my day with love.” – The Levins
The Levins
I am happy to say that Julia and I won the Posi award for Uniting.  It was a great honor and one that reflects the bond between us. Standing in our power, we know what to do, even if it is just in this moment. 
May all the tools we collect along the way, allow us to be here for ourselves and for one another. 
“A change of feeling is a change of destiny.” – Neville Goddard