DAILY ♥ REMINDER 4/27/12: Visualizing life . . .
Your imagination is the preview to life’s coming attractions. ~ Albert Einstein
33 years ago, I landed in Madrid, Spain. My parents and I had finally been allowed to leave Cuba. I was thrilled, albeit a little disappointed that it had taken me so damn long to get out of there. You see, I knew from the minute I could decipher what was going on, that I didn’t belong there. Not only were living conditions unacceptable – hardly any food, everything was rationed, my parents couldn’t practice their religion openly, oppression permeated the air – I just knew that it wasn’t the place for me to grow up in.
So, from a very early age, I began to visualize myself out of there. . . We lived in a spacious second floor apartment with a large stone balcony where I would spend most of my time. I’d lay flat on my back and look up at the sky and envision myself on an airplane, leaving Cuba behind and headed to the US. . . The US was all anyone ever spoke about, so that’s where I thought I ought to go. I would then take the visualizing further and see myself already here . . . with new clothes, snow and ice-skates . . . For some reason, I thought every one in the US wore ice skates and it was perpetually snowing . . . Ok so I was just a little kid but the important thing to focus on is the fact that instinctually, I did something that I’ve only recently RElearned . . . I used visualization as a tool to manifesting my desires. . . and it worked!
My parents had zero hopes of getting out of Cuba. They had given up. I had other plans. I visualized almost every single day . . . I was determined to NOT grow up in a Communist state and knew, right down to my very core, that it was possible to leave and if those two weren’t going to help me, I was going to do it myself. I was around 4 or 5 when I started doing all of this . . . I had just turned 8 when my parents told me the news that out of nowhere, the government had given a bunch of ex political prisoners & their families permission to leave the country. It was a small, contained group and we were among them. They were very surprised . . . I wasn’t.
Unfortunately, after leaving Cuba, I lost my connection to that energy that I knew was a part of me . . . that divine source energy that we all derive from . . . It wasn’t until recently that I’ve been repairing that connection and visualizing the wonders that are already manifesting in my life . . . Little by little, I’m becoming that co-creator again . . . day by day, I’m remembering my power . . . We ALL have this power to live our most glorious LIFE. Not only live it but most importantly, we get to CREATE it . . . One vision at a time. . . LOVE who you are . . .
© 2012 Gene-Manuel