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“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

As an artist imagination is the greatest gift that I've been given. Without it, I would not have the wonderful life that I am experiencing today. As a child, I used to get lost in my imagination, but as an adult, I use that tool to hold a vision of what I want to experience.

In 2008, I had decided I wanted to move to the South side to be closer to my job. My realtor and I had found a condominium for sale in a building that was being renovated. The seller accepted my bid and we set a closing date. Three times we tried to close on the deal and the seller could not get a certificate of occupancy. I immediately felt that I wanted out of the deal even though I had no idea where I was going to live.

I decided to have a visioning session with a spiritual practitioner. It was in that session that I visualized a home that was open, airy, and full of light. I held that vision in my mind and within three weeks I bought the home of my dreams. Imagination is a powerful tool to visualize and hold steadfast to that which you want to experience in your life.

As Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” I knew that condo wasn’t for me and my imagination drew the right home to me. Hold steadfast to your visions!

by Gina Alicea, MFA, M Ed

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