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“True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven” -Ernest Holmes

Albert Einstein suggested that if you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales and if you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. Seeing fairy tales, along with our imagination and our power to visualize can be powerful ways to increase our intelligence and support all of us in bringing about feelings of greater peace, a reduction in anxiety, stress and pain; an increase in energy, vitality, and the quality of sleep; along with a healthier management of many chronic conditions and an improvement in overall well-being. When we apply the power of visualization, guided imagery and our imagination, we are accessing and then harnessing the manifesting and success-seeking part of the brain and giving it the “road map” to find its desired destination. We can use the power of imagination and visualization to reach any goal and experience the life of our dreams.

Imagine that you have been given the job as writer, director and producer of an epic motion picture that is all about you living a truly awesome life. Your duty is simply to relax into and vividly see what your idea is of what an awesome life looks, feels, sounds, smells like. Your workplace is your mind and you are being tasked with putting your images of awesome into form. Your “office” is any place that you lie or sit down and fully surrender and just be. This highly prized job requires no formal training, just a willingness to be open, a desire to grow and a passion to demonstrate awesome. When and how long do you need to show up for this job? This C (consciousness) level leadership position is all about freedom and flex time and can be done in as little as a few minutes each day.

You have a ticket to paradise—pack your bags, you can leave right now. This is a vacation for visionaries and you have the passport. All you need to do is take a trust walk to create greater ease and grace on demand. Love to feel more peace, looking for complimentary support for healthy blood pressure, a lift in your mood or a break in the cycle of stress? You are the cruise director on a voyage to the land of exhale, the sea of kumbaya or the mind spa of bliss. Consider this technology as “map quest” with meaning and choose to see the practice of intentional imagination and visualization as a “meditation with pictures”. Choose a life lived beautifully well with greater health and happiness.

IMG_7034e-5About: Dr. James Rouse is a naturopathic doctor and expert in functional and lifestyle medicine. An author of nine books, host and founder of Optimum Wellness Media, and Ironman triathlete, James has coached Fortune 50 and 500 companies, MLB and NFL teams, several branches of US Government and consults for companies including BackJoy, SKOOP and Kroger Grocery. He has shared his message to audiences in the US, Europe and Asia.