Imagination is a spiritual path

Imagination is a spiritual path

by Jon Rappoport

December 17, 2014

Living through and by imagination is a path.

But no one defines it for the individual who is moving along it. No one lays it out. No one is in charge of “the end result.”

And no one explains exactly what discoveries will be made along the way.

Philosophies, metaphysical and spiritual systems, and religions are all about content. They fill in “the reality behind the reality.”

They depict places you will arrive, and what you will find when you get there. They present cosmologies. They paint pictures.

They tell you what you must do and avoid doing, in order to see what they see.

But the secret behind the secret behind the secret is: you see what you see. You see what you imagine and create and invent.

It’s your substance and content. It’s your painting. You’re painting it.

You do the imagining.

Why is this a spiritual path?

Because as you go, answers to questions you have will spontaneously arise. Answers to the big questions.

This is a side effect of living through and by imagination.

But again, these will be your answers. They aren’t prepackaged.

In fact, you may find that the answers you’ve previously accepted as final and ironclad turn out not to be your answers at all.

Exit From the Matrix

Living through and by imagination means that you create and invent what you most profoundly want to create. Not just today, or tomorrow, but on and on, without end.

It is a path. It has no conditions attached to it. You aren’t obligated to believe in some particular thing in order to embark on it.

The history books and the spiritual books don’t mention this path. Those books have already decided what paths they prefer, and what the end result should be.

The painter paints. The process and the engagement produces multiple realities that never existed before. New spaces, new times, new energies.

New life, new future.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

10 comments on “Imagination is a spiritual path

  1. ozziethinker says:

    Agreed, Jon.

    However, imagination is drawn from the astral plane where everything is jumbled as the potential to be. Thus, if it has been before, it isn’t necessarily bad unless it is misrepresented, contorted or bastardized.

    Sadly historians and spiritualists have dreadful records for assuring attitude based propaganda deflects all cogent detracting truths. Unless it “fits” no one will wear the message.

    There we have the human cesspool of reasoning with all too few champions of REAL virtue.

    Keep up the good work, eternally.


  2. Jeanne says:

    I AM the artist of my life! I first realized this as an “imaginative” young adult. Now I can confirm it even more so as I enter my “golden years” in excellent health with a strong curiosity to continue to experience & explore with passion. Having thrown rules to the wind, I took “the road less traveled, & that has made ALL the difference”!!!

  3. seamlessone says:

    “Philosophies, metaphysical and spiritual systems, and religions are all about content.” Indeed Jon, all dogmas and ideologies are about content. Imagination only arises out of nothingness, when all the content is wiped clean–and I when I say wiped clean I mean totally clean–not a trace left on the hard drive anywhere. Until it is totally wiped away (including all its subtle forms) one’s imagination is tainted, corrupted, perverted, conditioned, tethered.

    But homosapiens (from the Latin meaning ‘knowing man’) are in love with being something. They love their concepts and identities and ‘knowledge’. Ironically it is knowledge that will be their downfall, because their knowledge and systems prevent them from imagining a new species–and not only that–it prevents them from seeing the new species arising right under their noses.

  4. brad says:

    Having ventured down many ‘spiritual’ paths over the years, some that would be considered conventional and some not so conventional, I concluded the same — it’s all pre-packaged. But the experiences along the way that were truly profound were unexpected and off the beaten path. The path towards awakening, I’ve come to understand, is one of individual, unguided discovery. And this article nails it — thanks.

    • Bromides 'R Us says:

      Kudos to Jon and kudos to you, Brad. At a ripe old age–but hopefully still some time–I’ve begun to understand this same truth. You MUST make the path your own…or it really is not a path at all, it’s an image of a path. The hardest thing is to believe you have the right, have the wisdom, have the spiritual reserves to actually BE YOURSELF.

      For me, this is crucial for one reason. You will never live with authenticity until you are living as YOU believe is the highest expression you are capable of. You will never have the passion, the commitment, the energy, the love to do what you need to do unless and until you DO IT AS YOURSELF.

      Laws, rules, dogmas are all useful and necessary tools that help things from going off the rails up to a point in our development. Past that, you cripple your potential by constantly turning to experts and leaders–many who have deep mental and spiritual issues–to show you the way. For you, YOU ARE THE WAY.

      Live it completely with love, justice, compassion and mercy for as many as are worthy to receive it. For those who are not deserving of these gifts, remember the Sufi saying: “Sometimes, returning good for evil is as wrong as returning evil for good.”

      • ozziethinker says:

        @Bromides ‘R Us

        The only person you truly know is you. Therefore that logic might compel the consideration only you can help you. Nevertheless I have had several guides throughout my life. Without them I would not be what I am. The power of you, thus, demands others.

        We, in our self interest, judge our experiences as good or evil. However, beyond acquiescence, there is only giving and taking. My latest post (issued the link too many times to repeat it) is satire exposing lack of charity in the so-called season of goodwill. There is no good or evil, just sets of conditions, some desirable, some not.

        Any human with the desire to love unconditionally has truly reached the pinnacle of evolution. How could the elevation of self support a world based on pure love?

        It cannot, so we have complicated attrition with the biggest powerhouses driving sentiment and values dressed as synthetic morality. Because those morals betray the core of self interest, we are a seething cesspool of varied corruptions – a cornucopia of false positives.

      • brad says:

        B’RU – Very well said!

  5. joanie says:

    Imagination = imagine = I am a gin(e) = magic

    we create the magic – we are the magi…

    these are all words telling us we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

    BTW, throw engine into that – by definition –
    engine = engin – a tool, or device or trick.

    People have to stop blaming, using excuses for the state of their being. We vibrate what we think/to be… we can’t blame vaccines, GMOs or city fluoridated water, because as one believes, they become.

    GET UP and RISE UP! BE what you want to truly be(lieve).

    The best to all~!

  6. JuanPedro says:

    Dear Jon,
    Thank you for kicking my butt with such vehemence so as to catapult me out of the BELONGING PROGRAM.

    Just what I needed to hear!

    You have been the right person in the right place at the right time.

    Thank you ever so much.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2015.

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