The Power of your Imagination
If I told you that, by the proper use of your imagination, you can be anything you want to be in and you can have anything you want to have, would you be ready to receive that as a basic truth? In my research, I determined that it was a basic truth. I feel that how I began to appropriate this truth will be of interest to you. I assumed that it was true. I then figured that if it were true, what would be the first thing I would want to attain in the material realm? Would it be a new automobile or a new home, new clothes or a new income?
During my consideration of this phase of my research, I found myself driving along Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. I suddenly realized I was right in front of a mobile dealer's showroom, where was displayed one of the loveliest automobiles in the world.
I pulled over to the curb and parked in front of the showroom. I sat there and thought over this wonderful discovery. I realize that, through the imagination, I could assume that I already had what I wanted to have, and that by the power of assumption, the power of feeling as I would feel if I already had the automobile or whatever I desired, some wonderful power within me would bring it to pass.
So I sat there, and my older model automobile, in which I had an investment of only a few hundred dollars, and I looked into the window. I saw exactly the make of car that I thought was the most wonderful car in the world. It was priced at almost $8000.
I visited with my wife along this line. She reminded me that I had maintained that the only thing I needed to be concerned with was the use of my imagination, that imagination was sufficient, that I need not be consciously concerned about how to pay for it, that as soon as I got this wonderful feeling from assuming it was already mine, all of the other things in the realm of the so-called "practical" would fit into place and rearrange themselves so the purchasing of the automobile would be no problem.
So, my wife and I Masterminded together. We wondered whether we should dare to make this marvelous experiment. Finally, we decided to assume that we were going to purchase the automobile that evening. We went into the showroom and went through the whole routine of sitting in the car and imagining that it was ours. We talked to the salesman on the assumption that we were going to buy it. He became thrilled over the idea that he was going to make a sale. He filled out the papers completely on the assumption that he had made a sale to the point of my signature on the contract. Well, I'll never forget how close I came to buying this automobile that evening, even though when I walked down I was a million miles from buying it.