February 24, 2013
My imagination is my treasured link to the creative power of God.
The Old Testament character who most embodied the power of imagination was Joseph. He demonstrated through dreams both the challenges and the rewards of using one's imagination.
From an early age, Joseph was able to exercise his imagination to interpret dreams. At first his unwise use of this gift got him into trouble. He forced his guidance onto others --- his brothers --- who were not ready to receive it. They sold him into slavery and he was later imprisoned. These traumatic events helped shift his Spiritual awareness. When he was next called upon to interpret dreams --- the Pharaoh's --- he first affirmed that the power was not his but God's. When he became willing to be a channel for God, allowing his imagination to serve a greater Spiritual energy, his life was transformed.
Let us recognize that only when our power of imagination is allowed to be a channel for love, strength and Spirit does it find its true role in our unfolding journey.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"