Thursday, April 24, 2008

Life Begins With Awakened Imagination

Morgan said...

Your character in Remember Me, Mary Margaret, has a lot of imagination. And yet, she is never happy. You say imagination is the key to how we create our reality. What does that mean?

Hello again Morgan and thanks very much for the question. The answer requires depth and is difficult to put into brief blog form, but I’ll try and would be glad to discuss further.

I understand that this is a mystical statement. The journey of my characters in my trilogy of novels is the journey of my spirit, written in a form meant to entertain. The characters are not me, but their journey reflects my own. In my own journey, I reached a point where I understood unity consciousness, meaning that I am connected to everything in life and everything in my experience is of me. After this, I developed a greater awareness of my role in creating this experience and what it reflects to me in each moment. This is where imagination is key.

Neville Goddard, the 20th century mystic tells us, “Every moment of time you are imagining what you are conscious of, and if you do not forget what you are imagining and it comes to pass, you have found the creative cause of your world.”

I believe this to be true. More of his lectures on imagination can be found with this link:

Molly Brogan

Artwork by Vivian George Many thanks.


Morgan said...

If we can create our own reality, why is your character always so sad?

Molly Brogan said...

The story of the Mary Margaret character in Remember Me is the story of the beginning of a spiritual journey. In the beginning, we are based in our ego and driven by emotion more than feeling. During the course of her life, Mary Margaret enjoys her imagination, and occasionally feels her imagination awaken, but cannot sustain a state of awakened imagination. She allows her external world to dictate her internal, not visa versa. She eventually allows her grief and sadness to define her, which seals her fate.

Mary Margaret never really understood the power of her feelings, and often confused them with the emotions that arose after an event. The difference is, feelings move our energy, and we can tap into them at will by remembering a state (with imagination) - of joy, love, happiness, completion, and allow this to fill us and become our current state. She chose instead to hang on to the more "reactive" emotions of sorrow, anger and rage. When this happens, we die to the world of spirit and live instead in the illusion of the external world.

Because Remember Me is the first book in a trilogy, you will see that the character transcends this in the second book of the trilogy, and allows her awakened imagination to shine light on her spiritual path as it unfolds for her.

Thanks for the conversation, Morgan. Molly

Morgan said...

I have given this some thought. I think I understand what you say about negative emotions that keep us from finding any happiness. But I don't quite get what you think about the difference between emotion and feeling. Please explain. Thanks.

Molly Brogan said...

This is a wonderful question and I would like to give it a thoughtful answer. Can I ask which of my books you have read? I ask so that I can give you some examples in my answer. Cheers, Molly

Morgan said...

I read Remember Me and am now reading Chasing Twilight.