How “Whimsy” Can Help You Reach the Life You Dream Of – by Nancy Zimmerman

Thank you so much for reading this article. I have been reading and researching a lot in the last few weeks about the power that imagination holds in helping us design our future. It is a big part of how we manifest into our lives what we hope to have. It is with this in mind that I am going to take you through some techniques that will help you to realize that “whimsy” can often be the jumping off place for deeper imaginations and manifesting work.

When we were young children, we often had “flights of whimsy” or day dreams. I remember times when I would think of myself being a singer or a movie star. I would imagine, as much as an eight-year-old can, how exciting it would be to be dressed in fancy dresses, mink coats, and beautiful jewelry. I did not see the hours of work and the torment that many of these celebrities when through to get to that elevated status.  In my mind, it was an easy trip. I might use a hair brush as a microphone and sing with the radio in front of a mirror. In my mind, I was a singer. I will tell you now, that I realized that when I was in high school and was accepted into a group of Madrigal Singers that performed around the area. I was in front of audiences and the group was well liked and won several awards for our endeavor. I did not realize until much later (like right now, as I am writing this, my desire was realized). It was never national and international fame, but it was a chance to locally sing and enjoy the experience. It was a dream realized.

This brings us to another point which I just shared with you. Quite often, our flights of whimsy do result in realization, but because it didn’t happen in the way we thought it would, we discount it or perhaps not even realize that we achieved it, but we did.  A thought that is sent into the Universe will be returned in some way. If we send thoughts out with the intent of achieving a goal, it will be done unless we stand in our own way and not allow it to come to us. Deep down, I did not think I would ever become a famous singer, therefore, I didn’t. But I did enjoy singing, I was pretty good at it in my younger days, and I did those things that would allow me to participate in my dream to the extent that I chose to.


If any of you have not read Neville Goddard, I would highly recommend his work. He was perhaps one of the best mystics of the ninteen thirties. His work is in a collected volume of his ten books and it is truly fascinating. He gives example after example of ways that desires were fulfilled in actual lives of people he worked with. It is the basis for which a lot of Wayne Dyer’s later work was based. It was Dr. Dyer in some of his PBS presentations that cause me to first seek out Goddard’s work.  much of it is based on the power of our imagination as it relates to the teachings of the Christian Bible.  It is all well explained and documented. One of the most amazing parts is the power our imagination plays in imprinting upon our subconscious what it needs in order to manifest into our lives who or what we want to be.

To use the imagination (of flight of whimsy if you will) as a springboard for manifestation takes it above the realm of daydreaming into true magnetic vibration and frequency.  Everything puts off an energy. In order to understand this, we can think of a radio station emitting a signal. If it is sending out a signal, we have to tune the dial to that frequency to receive it. If we are just a bit off, we will miss the broadcast. It is this way with imagination and manifestation. When you imagine the scenario, you have to also use the imagination to feel the feel of how your life would be if that were already here.  Both Neville Goddard and Wayne Dyer explain it beautifully. There are volumes written about the part that whimsy, fun, imagination, and visioning play in the manifestation of the life we want.

It is in parting, that I will share a quote by Albert Einstein, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” So I challenge you today. Use your imagination, that flight of whimsy to dream dreams and set out with intent to realize them and the world will be one you consciously create for yourself.

About author

This article was written by Nancy Zimmerman

Nancy opened a flagship line of self help books centered around the work necessary to achieve ones “Best Self.” The first in the series was “Embracing Your Best Self,” which focused on identifying the habits that keep us from being and doing our very best. In this book Nancy focused on her personal storyand how she was able to overcome personal set backs on her way to discovering that a life without failure was a live void of true self discovery. “If you truly wish to live, learn how to fail.” Her second book “Confronting Your Best Self” deals with how to keep from slipping back into old habits. The third book in the series, “Balancing Your Best Self”, was published in late 2015 and is the story of how to find ones Zen and maintaining your best self. “Great personal failure always pave the way to the abundance of great personal success.” In addition to writing for The Magic Happens Magazine, she is currently host of a show on TMH Radio called, "A Look at the Bright Side" with guests from around the world. She also hosts a local show in Anderson with the same title. She recently completed a learning based children's series of books, Sadie's Great Adventures, for children 3-8. Her current project is a new children's series under the umbrella, "Young Artist Series" offering high school artists the opportunity to add to their body of work. Learn more at her website,


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