Jennifer Llamas, Youth and Family Ministry Director
My dreams are coming true! What does your life look like today when you look through the lenses of love, imagination, and creativity? During the month of June, our Youth Ministry lessons have been examining how we can tap into and share our Power of Imagination through intention, creativity, dreams, and action.
Imagination as Dreaming
Daydreams, night dreams, and dreams that we hold in mind to create a path to a new life. All are methods that we can use to benefit ourselves and others. How does the use of Imagination in daily life benefit our children?
- Social Skill Development: taking on another’s point of view develops empathy and connection.
- Intellectual Growth: pretend play builds abstract and symbolic thinking skills
- Self-Confidence: daydreaming provides a sense of control over our environment
- Fear Resolution: role-playing about scary situations helps us feel more in control and allows negative feelings to be vented.
Dreamers are the people in our community with the creativity and courage to think outside the box, to overcome challenges, and to see beyond what is only visible to the eye. Our innate Power of Imagination allows us to see beyond the chaos and confusion of daily life and world conflict. Our Power of Imagination allows us to live fully and abundantly despite external circumstances. Our Power of Imagination is a gift we give to ourselves and to those around us when we call it into action.
In the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s Little Prince,
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
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