< NewEnergy 8 > The imagination, dear friends, is not mind control here. It is the antithesis of mind control. The mind needs to get out of the way for the imagination to go to work. The imagination is not visualization. Visualization, as you know it, is a function of the mind. So many of you have taken courses in mind control and visualization. There were good at the time, but it is time to move beyond that.

< NewEnergy 8 > The visualization, dear friends… this is when you were told if you wanted something in your life, visualize it. Visualize the big red sports car in your driveway. That was a function of the mind. Once in a great, great, great while it worked. Most of the time it caused you frustrations, caused you to wonder what was wrong with you. The visualization, in a sense, helped you at the time, but the reason we are not suggesting it is that it is limited. Why limit yourself to a red sports car in the driveway when you can have life, when you can have abundance, and love, and all of these other things? Why limit yourself?

< Embodiment 6 > As we have said before, imagination is not - how to say - focused mental exercise. It is not trying to visualize something specific necessarily, at least not right now. The imagination is letting yourself soar, letting yourself go free, letting yourself go to realms that you have not been in in a long, long time. There is that divine you, sitting here in these chairs right now that wants the freedom, that wants the expression.

< Embodiment 6QA > And so it is, Shaumbra, that we return to the energy of my cottage, the energy of the Shaumbra Room. And, I invite all of you to come here whenever you choose, whenever you need a get-away, whenever you need to experience or re-experience what it is like to use your imagination. You have done it once today. You allowed yourself to do this silly thing of going along with the story, going along with this visualization. But, what you've done is truly give yourself freedom to let the imagination expand.

< Embodiment 7 > Imagination is not what you would call visualization. We are talking two different things. Tobias has explained this before. Visualization is forced and focused energy. No visualization here… it is imagination. How can you tell the difference? Well, imagination flows. Imagination does not have to be pushed. Imagination comes from the core of you.

< Embodiment 10 > There are those of you who have taken these classes and these courses in visualization. Control is all it is. Yes, it was wonderful. Love it. Love going to the class, and love the teacher because it served you. But, now let go of that control. Visualizing is a type of control. You think, "I can only visualize a good Earth."

< Clarity 3 > I was saying before that your laboratory is/are these outer realms. You go into the outer realms, the non-physical realms. And, there are a variety of them. They are different shapes. They have different energetic attributes. You go there in your dream states, of course. You also go there in your daydreams. You also go there in your imagination. You don't go there in your visualization and affirmation, by the way. You don't go into the creative realms with affirmations. Affirmations are disciplines for the mind. But, they are not… they don't have anything to do with imagination and creativity. Visualizations are a focus of the mind. And, while they've had some benefit, they are very, very limited.

< MNEC2006-T > Even visualizations tend to come from the mind, and what you do is you just tend to re-trigger the old Atlantean mind implants. You are visualizing from your mind. You're limiting yourself, you're hypnotizing and you are lying to yourself when you do these things. We've all often said that any time you work with someone, it is not about trying to control the mind. It is not about trying to implant limitations. It is about always being open.

< Teacher 8 > So it is that many are going to be working with thought focus. You're going to see more and more. You've been through it yourselves. You played with it 10 years ago, 20 years ago of time, but you know now that it goes beyond the focused thought from the mind. It can bring marginal results, but generally it will leave you empty. You all know it. You've been there and done that. Your affirmations didn't work. Well they did for the first month or two perhaps. They had some interesting results, and then they seemed to fall apart. By the way, at that point you lost some trust in yourself. It's a point we're going to come back to in another Shoud. You tried the affirmations, you tried the visualization, and it didn't work. Why? Because it came from the limitations of the mind. It came from the same place that has held you in a type of hypnotic belief system for a long time. Positive thinking is just thinking. It has its limitations. True consciousness goes far beyond what the mind can even imagine today.

< QuantumLeap 4> When you truly understand the law of soul attraction or consciousness attraction, you'll never again have to expend your energy on the little things, on those little annoying details. They're just going to be there. The Masters understand this, and you, Shaumbra, are beginning to understand it and apply it in your life. Allow this to come into your life so that you too can show others how easily this works. The Law of Attraction is not a mental exercise. It's not visualization or affirmation. Those are mental exercises and they're going to eventually get you very, very frustrated and again believing that you're not a creator. Feel, sense and choose what it is that your soul or your consciousness chooses to attract.

< QuantumLeap 9 > This whole thing of - what do you call - mental visualization or mental verbalization, in other words, trying to image things in your mind or trying to say these mantras or these cute little sayings out loud, is self-deception and is trickery. And it just tells the mind that you're afraid of yourself and afraid of your true intuitive, divine feeling nature. It just locks things up even tighter. So if you're Shaumbra, please do not use those tools anymore. Let them go. They perhaps served you at one point, but now we go beyond that into feelings - raw feelings, genuine feelings.

< MNEC2009-K > You see, the imagination is one of the greatest gifts that you have. Imagination creates the reality and its sub-realities. The imagination is your beacon of light for who you are and who you're choosing to be. Now let's talk about the difference between imagination and mental visioning or envisioning. Imagination is open and free. It doesn't try to establish focus and it doesn't come from the mind. You could say that it comes from the heart and it comes from the inspiration and it comes from the divine.

< Kharisma 4 > Because I see it. I know it. It's already there. It's not wishful thinking, and that's the difference. That's the difference with what a lot of you have been doing in your life – “I just hope it's there. I wish or I'll think positive thoughts” and it doesn't work. It's not very effective. You just know it's there. I see it, then it becomes so. It's a beautiful way of shaping your reality. I already see it; therefore, it's there. Therefore, whatever direction things were going, it doesn't matter. Maybe things in your life were going in not such a good direction. Doesn't matter. You just have the vision, and then everything changes. It's, in a sense, playing with time and no time.