When we go to visit our deep imagination, it knows things that we don’t know. And this to me was one of the stunning things that I came to see about the imagination: that it knows who we are, it knows what has happened in our lives, it knows where our injuries are, and it knows how to heal those.
In the work that I do what I’ve seen is that the deep imagination has a very definite function in our lives, and that is to bring us back – in whatever way it can – into our original wholeness. And this is the thing we have gotten away from…thinking that our job is to train children, or to educate them, especially to make them so extremely verbal, and conceptual, as if this is the only knowing that has any kind of depth or meaning in our lives. But we are born knowing, the aliveness that we are knows things and has always known things, and our aliveness goes back for millions of years, and so, the deep imagination can carry us into that kind of knowing, but it is a carrying not in terms of thinking, but in terms of experiencing…
Steve Gallegos in conversation with Joanna Harcourt-Smith “Aliveness Nurtures Aliveness.” Listen to the full interview at: http://www.futureprimitive.org/2014/08/aliveness-nurtures-aliveness/