Real People, Imagined

When writing fiction, I’ve always taken real people in my life and had them do amazing things, things maybe they’re not capable of but wish they were. I make them into heroes. I place them in impossible situations and give them a way out.

I’ve realized I do the same in my morning visualization practice: I imagine family, friends, clients – I actually picture their faces in my mind – and then I let my imagination take over.

We do amazing things together, me and my imaginary people. In my head, we’re all allowed to share the same dream that is both good and possible. There’s often glowing white light, lots of floating and flying, knowing smiles exchanged, and a softness that can’t seem to find its way into the waking world…

Which is all the more reason to make it happen in the imaginary one.