Originally Posted by lycan
You spoke a lot about what is happening in your immediate sensory world, what your natural eyes see. What happens in your imagination?
Well, that is actually a very interesting question.
In the interest of keeping the house, I've been visualizing spring/summer 2012 here. I'm prone to insomnia, so one technique I've used is visualizing sitting out on my deck with a good friend after dinner, drinking Yellowtail Shiraz and playing word games. We've had a fair bit of spring-like weather here lately, so when I'm driving in my neighborhood I pretend it's spring and I feel happy that everything worked out so well. I love spring, so that feeling is easy to conjure up when it's spring-like outside.
I realized this week, though, that I seem to be conjuring up something else that's related more to a fantasy life than to my visualizations about real life. I have an active fantasy life, which is typical for me. In it I'm usually somebody else who I've made up. My fantasy life for several years often involved "starting over" as I was trying to get my act together. Like I would be driving home from somewhere and I'd pretend I was somebody moving to a new town and a new place and so on. I've started that again lately, I guess as a way of coping with all of this latest financial b.s.
One recent imaginary scenario was meeting a guy who just bought a mansion to renovate into a Bed & Breakfast, and getting involved with him. This, I guess, is a way of coping with my house that's falling apart and there's clutter and it needs cleaned bad. One day IRL I got home and it was cold in here but I was having a bunch of fun with my imaginary scenario and how certain rooms in the B&B are cold because of the renovation. Then within a couple days the electrical problem occurred here IRL.
It did freak me out, thinking I conjured it by fantasizing about a happy situation involving a new romance in a place under renovation!