The Power of our Imagination Life is a Game

The Power of our Imagination - Life is a Game
The Power of our Imagination
 
So we see, to play successfully the game of life, we must train the imaging faculty. 
 
A person with an imaging faculty trained to image only good, brings into his life "every righteous desire of his
heart"—health, wealth, love, friends, perfect self-expression, his highest ideals.
The imagination has been called, "
 
The Scissors of The Mind, "and it is ever cutting, cutting, day by day, the pictures man sees there, and sooner or later he meets his own creations in his outer world.
 
To train the imagination successfully, man must understand the workings of his mind. 
 
The Greeks said: "Know Thyself."
There are three departments of the mind, the subconscious, conscious and subconscious. The
subconscious, is simply power, without direction. 
 
It is like steam or electricity, and it does what it is
directed to do; it has no power of induction.
 
Whatever man feels deeply or images clearly, is impressed upon the subconscious mind, and carried out in minutest detail.
 
For example: a woman I know, when a child, always "made believe" she was a widow. 
 
She "dressed up" in black clothes and wore a long black veil, and people thought she was very clever and
amusing. 
 
She grew up and married a man with whom she was deeply in love. In a short time he died
and she wore black and a sweeping veil for many years. 
 
The picture of herself as a widow was
impressed upon the subconscious mind, and in due time worked itself out, regardless of the havoc
created.
The subconscious mind is the God Mind within each man, and is the realm of perfect ideas.
 
In it, is the "perfect pattern" spoken of by Plato, The Divine Design; for there is a Divine Design for
each person.
"There is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do."

The conscious mind has been called mortal or carnal mind.
It is the human mind and sees life as it appears to be. 
It sees death, disaster, sickness, poverty and
limitation of every kind, and it impresses the subconscious.
 
There is a perfect picture of this in the subconscious mind. 
 
It usually flashes across the conscious
as an unattainable ideal—"something too good to be true."
In reality it is man's true destiny (or destination) flashed to him from the Infinite Intelligence which
is within himself.

Many people, however, are in ignorance of their true destinies and are striving for things and
situations which do not belong to them, and would only bring failure and dissatisfaction if attained.