Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tip#389: Focus On The Reality You Want – Inception

“You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”
Inception (2010)

 As I sit in this cramped room of my temporary home I am fully aware that there is another, spacious home waiting for me somewhere (see tip#381 for details of my life changes). Thankfully, my past experience with creative visualization and law of attraction keeps me believing that what I want already exists. I just have to FOCUS on it.

Proof of manifesting the reality I wanted came on the opening night screening of Inception. A friend and I chose to see the movie at a theatre outside of Toronto so we left by car 90 minutes before the film start time. Unfortunately it was rush hour with multiple road repairs and a public event causing the traffic we were in.

Every direction we went kept us from leaving the city. I was feeling frustrated and it appeared hopeless exiting the city. That's when I remembered techniques to manifesting the reality I wanted that have worked in the past. I closed my eyes, breathed deeply and visualized sitting comfortably in the theatre waiting for the movie to start. I imagined how good I would feel. My friends and I use a similar technique for getting perfect parking spaces!

About a minute afterwards my friend driving suggested we go back to where we started and take the QEW highway. At that point it was 40 minutes to screen time and I just surrendered to whatever was going to happen. Amazingly once we got to the QEW highway we were moving freely out of the city. We were both surprised at how unusual this was at rush hour. In the end we arrived at the theatre with 15 minutes to spare!

As I sat in the theatre (with perfect centre seats) I was very conscious that this was exactly what I visualized in the car. I altered my reality and this was synchronistically what the movie was about.

Inception 2010

The movie Inception explores many concepts of reality and how it manifests for an individual. In the story Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is hired to infiltrate someone's dreams to implant an idea. What you learn is that Cobb has something dark within his subconscious mind that sabotages his goal.

For anyone, the subconscious mind can be filled with destructive thoughts that sabotage our own goals because they've become part of our default behaviour. And though it may take a long time learning to transform these subconscious thoughts creative visualization is an important step forward.

So despite my current accommodations I am focusing on a beautiful, spacious home. I am imagining a bright future and exciting new work experiences with people that I enjoy collaborating with. That's the reality I want.

Picture What You Want

Remember you have the choice to accept or change your reality. All you have to do is FOCUS on the path that you want to follow. Use creative visualization! Picture what you want and imagine how good you feel as if you already have it. There are many roads in front of you right now. Which one will you choose today?

Related Tips:
Tip#389: Focus On The Reality You Want – Inception 
Tip#568: Visualization & Your Imagination, Part 1 – 6 Movie Tips
Tip#663: Visualization & Your Imagination, Part 2 – Bedtime Stories
Tip#759: Expand Your Mind with Time Travel Movies, Pt 2 - X-Men: Days of Future Past
Tip#725: Focus & Resilience, Part 1 – Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 42
Tip#893: Focus & Resilience, Part 2 - The Walk IMAX 3D

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Superhero at Your Service!
Motivational Speaker & Movie Blogger
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2010


Anonymous said...

I read your Blog and I was impressed on your take of "Inception". I found the most interesting thing about the movie to be the idea that most of our thoughts are subconscious.... therefore most of us are driven by motives that we are not fully aware of.

We are driven to act by ideas that are not necessarily in line with that which we "consciously" state we wish to experience. I also found it fascinating how the subconscious will do whatever necessary to protect itself against new thoughts or ideas.

For me the message of the movie is the idea that we must "know ourselves" first before any real change or growth can begin. The path to anywhere starts from within. I'm not sure what others may think or feel, but for me this was the most important message in the film.

Erin McElroy
The Sheri and Erin Show

Anonymous said...

One of your best blogs

Patrick B.

Sheri Zampelli AKA Gal VanIZed said...

Hi Emmanuel,

I saw the movie for a second time last week with my brothers, it was awesome to see it with family because quite honestly, we have been stuck in the past for some time now. We have all decided to focus on creating a family we want to have, even if it's just the three of us. The only thing that keeps us attached to the past is our mind and we can change what we think about and therefore create a new reality.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Thank you for your comments Erin, Patrick and Sheri. I really appreciate all of your insights! I agree with you Erin about "knowing ourselves" first for real change or growth to begin.

And Sheri, that sounds very powerful to have your family agree on a single focus. Together I hope you achieve your goal even faster!


Head Health Nut said...

Wow, between the blog post and the insightful comments, this movie sounds like a must-see for me.

Especially considering the timing. Thank you for reminding us of our power AND providing tips in how we can harness it!

Keep making magic! Steph

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Thanks Steph! Inception is going to rock your world inside and out!