I’ve been accused of being a Pollyanna. Not the worst thing to be guilty of.  And whilst it’s true I am mostly inclined to see the joy in life, to expect good things, it wasn’t always like that.   My trend was definitely towards feeling happy; after all, when you look for the bad in things, you’ll surely find it…and who wants that?  However, there were times, when, in order to cope with life events I did tend to focus on the bad, on the worst that could happen, imagining it in all it’s gory details…worst case scenario ever…in the mistaken belief that it would help me to handle anything.

The spirit of Ben

Trust me…it didn’t work.  Today I know why.  There I was, using all the power of imagination, not to create the best life ever, but the worst.  All the while thinking I was doing myself a favour.  I became very expert at having mental disagreements.

If you’re anything like me and have imaginary disputes in your head…I’ve got two words for you.  STOP IT.

The good and bad news about the pesky laws of life is that they actually work, for or against us…its pretty devil may care.  Not exactly a respecter of persons.  Oh you’re the King and imagining the loss of your kingdom…okay…you got it.  And you, you’re the person who’s broke and sick and itinerant but you’re imagining a happy, healthy wealthy life…okay you got it.  Oh yes, Elle, you’re busy imagining the worst case scenario for that particular event…okay you got it.

As I say, no blooming respecter of persons.  It’s a bit like placing an order in a restaurant for fried old boots and expecting lobster thermidor…I don’t think so.  It was definitely time for me to wise up.

"Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit" ~ Happy FRISKY Friday~

I had to wake up to the fact that this inner world of imagination is the place our soul-life operates, where we relate to the infinite.  Either we’re thinking from the place of effects or the place of cause.  And oh my goodness, how many times did I think from the outer world of effects…truth be told there are times when I still do…just not so much.  I do believe I’ve mentioned before…I’m less than perfect.

I set myself to observe and watch how my imagination works.  And here’s something interesting,  I observed it always moves according to habit; that it’s a creature of habit, and so if I get into the habit of thinking unlovely thoughts, it becomes very natural, and I then listen only to that which is critical.  So focusing on the worst that could happen it’s no wonder my imaginary conversations were mostly argumentative.

If everything exists first in the inner world of imagination, the unseen world, before it materializes or is seen in the physical, that basically means if we think from the current conditions, we ensure they remain with us, BF’s for life.  Well, as long as we’re thinking from them.  If we are creatures of circumstances it’s simply because we haven’t yet governed our thinking.  Or, we’re choosing to think things that aren’t entirely helpful…as I used to!

We intensify the richness and grandeur of life as we become more aware of the power of our consciousness.  We’re creating our destiny moment by moment and there are infinite wonders of creation to experience.  Imagine the noblest and best for yourself…and don’t stop.

Believe me when I tell you…it’s a much nicer place than all those arguments that went on in my head.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.






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. This was timely and so empowering. Thank you so much for the work you do.

    • Elle

      Thanks Brian…I just love this stuff…it’s my passion and what a blessing for me that it is empowering for you. I thank you for sharing. 🙂

  2. Joseph Appaloosa

    As a former All-Universe Master-Fixer, I can truly appreciate this article. I spent/wasted many years trying to move things in this world to accommodate what I thought best for myself and others. And then one day I came to understand that it’s all “an inside job” (as you say). What a relief ! Now all I do is imagine for others and myself – Wealth – Health – Love. It is so much easier and feels so much better. Thank you !
    Write on, Elle !

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