We all remember the eureka moment of Archimedes, don’t we?  The one where he got into a bath that was way too full and the water spilled over the sides onto his perfectly clean tiled floor?  Okay I just made that last bit up because as a retired ‘neat freak’ I probably would have been more focused on the oh heck moment – what about the floor I’ve just cleaned, as opposed to the magical eureka moment of blinding clarity about measuring volume or some such.

I know, I know, I’m a philistine.

However, I had my own euraka moment the other day.  More of a eurekarrgh moment in my case, and no I wasn’t naked in my bath and most definitely not ready to go running through the streets starkers…too many jiggly bits. 

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Roman Baths in England

Anyhoo, I was going through my list of current desires…big and small, gotta love them all.  Some of them had been fulfilled fairly easily, big check mark for me…some took a little longer and some…well let’s say, if they were on a shelf in my closet they’d be gathering dust.

It was time to decide what was in my way?  Did I still see myself experiencing these things, or being the person who did?  Was it time to really shelve them because they were no longer needed on this particular voyage?  Did I need to check my heart for true desires?  Or was something else going on.

Hmmm the first one on the list…who knew why I ever desired it in the first place.  It wasn’t something that interested me at all.  Gone.  Struck off.

Number two…nah…that has to go too, I changed it somewhere along the way, fulfilled it and moved on.  And you’re right…I hadn’t acknowledged to myself that I’d even done it.  It was so easy, it hardly made a blip on the screen of my life.  Little ingrate me.  At the very least I could have been grateful for using the laws of life, grateful that they existed or even grateful that I knew about them.  Oh well, I’ll do better next time.

Then we come to my eurakarrgh moment.  Archimedes I’m not.

This desire was definitely something I still wanted…it’d been with me for a long while now…and nothing had changed.  Not a sign of land that it was on it’s way.  Not a seagull in sight…the desire and me were still out there, adrift at sea, becalmed….and I wasn’t even paddling that hard…actually not paddling at all really, because I wasn’t giving it the attention or focus needed.

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It’s a little like wanting a plant to bloom without giving it any sustenance at all.  No sunshine, no water ~ no bloom.  My desire had been left there to fend for itself and apparently it wasn’t doing too good.

What’s up with that I thought to myself.  Here’s something you desire, yet you can’t even be bothered to do what’s necessary to fulfill it.  And I’m not talking about taking physical action…it’s the inner action that’s required and my poor little desire got zip, zilch.  Why?

Eurekarrgh.  I had my Archimedes moment, my blinding flash of understanding.

I thought I couldn’t have it.  I thought my desire was unavailable to me.  Buried deep in my consciousness I had assumed or accepted all the reasons why it wasn’t possible.  I’d accepted the obstacles that were in my way, I’d accepted failure before I’d even started.

I’d forgotten that in my imagination I get to ignore the so called ‘facts of life’.  I am unlimited within.  I am powerful within.  I am one with the creator of the universe within.

All that’s required of me is to stop thinking of it and learn to think from it, as though it were true, because in my imagination it can be.

If someone came into a million dollars today then they’d be aware of having a million in their bank account, when yesterday they might have had very little.  Now their thoughts flow from this new state of consciousness.  The state of millionaire.   They’re not hoping for it, nor wishing it were true, they’re actually in it.

That’s all I need to do for my desire, let my thoughts flow from the feeling that it’s true.  If I would but begin to think, feel and see it as true in my imagination and go to bed and fall asleep in it now being a fact of my life…I breathe life into my desire.

When my belief becomes a fact in my life, becomes solidly real, it’s because it’s foundation was created in my imagination.  The day I cease to believe in it, it’ll fade away into oblivion.  Nothing can remain in my world without my imaginal support, conscious or unconscious.  This is true for the things we truly want in life and those we don’t.  Sort of cool don’t you think?

Silly me, in this instance, I’d forgotten that my consciousness makes my reality.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.


photo credits:


Alun Salt 





Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Joseph Appaloosa

    Without our attention, so many things fade away . . .
    As you so wonderfully and delightfully point out in your article, this is pointedly true of our “desires”. If they cannot be sustained in imagination, they cannot be realized in this world.
    Thank you.
    Write on, Elle !

    • Elle

      It’s sort of the good/bad news Joseph, if we stop focusing on stuff we don’t want, that’ll fade away, but then if we don’t focus on what we do want, or do as I did and focus on the obstacles, well looky here, they pop up like the proverbial bad penny. Still, now we know…we can do something about it! 🙂

  2. Elle….It is so easy to forget how powerful our imaginations are. Even now, there are times when I catch myself thinking that maybe it’s not for real. Then I get back on the horse and continue my journey of imagining, seeing myself living, AND knowing that I can do it.

    I love your idea of dusting off some of the old desires and discarding if they are no longer on your list of ‘I want’.

    • Elle

      Funny thing Fran, it’s so much easier and more simple than we think and then we get caught up in the how-to’s and what-fors and why-nots. iyiyi. 🙂

  3. Set our intention, and then get out of the way and let the Universe work out the details. Such a simple formula that we often forget. But oh so powerful when we let it flow. Thanks Elle.

    • Elle

      So right Jonathan not forgetting to keep that doubting Thomas out of the way… How come he shows up uninvited anyway. 🙂

  4. 🙂 I enjoyed reading your thought process. Inner power is an interesting thing. I love that we can fill ourselves up with determination and convert it into energetic action, when we want something badly enough.

    I’ll be watching for your updates – hugs!

  5. Hi Elle,

    Our imagination can take us down the path that we desire. Our subconscious doesn’t have to actually have something happen, we can imagine it and get the same result. Then we will feel confident that these changes will be taking place in our life. I love this line – “That’s all I need to do for my desire, let my thoughts flow from the feeling that it’s true.” Take care and have a great week!

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