Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 89 of Your Year to Wellness; Wake up and Start Dreaming

                                                     Seeing Your Outcomes

Today, I’d like to share with you the power of one of the best tools I have. You also have this tool and the more you use it, the more proficient you will be at using it.

We have all been chastised for daydreaming. “Stop imagining things," we are told, but everything that was made by hand was made by the imagination first.

Most people who know me would probably classify me as a person of action. I do a great deal and enjoy the action of getting things done. What folks may not know is that I have a wonderful and powerful imagination. I enjoy dreaming my outcomes.

When I was a child, I imagined being able to go to college. There were no models before me as no one in the family had been. I grew up without a father and so I imagined that I would find him and he would send me to college.

That did not happen, but when I was accepted to Jacksonville University in Florida, I was told that a wealthy benefactor who was a friend of one of the faculty members had offered to help put me through school. I did not meet Terry Evensen until my graduation day and from that day forth, he became my father figure.

When I first started the journey to become well, I saw myself as I look today. At the time, movement was difficult and painful, but I imagined myself dancing and running up the steps of my house. The more I imagined it, the greater the possibility became.

Imagining something is actually your mind’s way of rehearsing it.

Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Creative visualization is a powerful exercise for your brain, mind and body. Today, I’d you to begin to imagine your outcomes.
Imagine that what you desire is already in existence. See yourself in the condition you’d like to be in. In the visualization exercise, try to avoid thinking in the negative. In other words, this is not traditional prayer whereby we implore, beg and cajole for what we are lacking. In this exercise, you become a part of the Creator and already know that everything is and is possible.

Plan a time each morning to do the exercise and enjoy the moment. (I don’t think I need to mention it, but I will because I should; do not do this while you are driving.)

·         Relax and center. Moving from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, allow each part of your body to deliberately relax.

·         Breathe evenly and effortlessly as you do.

·         In your mind’s eye, begin to see yourself in your desired outcome.

·         Paint the picture giving it more and more depth and clarity. The more detailed the image, the more powerful your outcomes.

·         Relax in the moment and accept it as true.

Do this for 5-15 minutes each day for the next 7 days and look for results.

I see myself as more loving and understanding. As I paint the picture more clearly, I am relaxed and at ease. I love myself and am more capable of loving others. I am smiling and actually have a glow about me. As I open my heart and mind to my own potential, I begin to see the potential in others. I am joyful and playful enjoying every moment with you.

Be well, be whole, See

Bertice Berry, PhD.


  1. I Dream

    I am at peace with life’s beauty….Although there are moments when storms of discontent….blow my way….I accept the reality of what I can control…and can not….It takes wisdom to know the difference…I see the hardships of pain in a world out of control at times…..where tears are real…and pain is an acquaintance….of mine…yet my desire to live beyond the landscapes of misfortune …is a challenge I constantly endure ….Breezes of gratitude are blowing in appreciation for my humility for humanity….Fields of loveliness welcome my determination to feed those who just may be hungry….I find myself near a lake of forgiveness where I ask for mercy for those who don’t know their way….I see the abundance of children whose eyes tell it all…and I am able to gather them…and massage their tiny hearts into a happiness…indescribable ….And there is the elderly…who carved an existence for me…I ask the sprit to take a second of my life and enrich theirs…. giving them a little more time….I see the forests, and nature as they cry to me…for the trauma they go through and I am able to preserve… them…allowing their majestic beings to replenish the earth……I see all those in captivity…and I release them to a new beginning…of being free…. I rid the world of war and I honor the mothers….who gave birth… nations…I am able to wipe away the use of race…with no one…measuring one by their color…I continue to dream of a better world…where I can… permit the integrity in my soul…to be a beacon of reasoning….How I dream….I dream….I drea…I dre


  2. I am so blessed to have a great imagination. I am working on a village scene right now, Bertice. It's in my head and will soon be on paper. Hope to share it with you soon.

  3. Good morning Dr. Berry,

    I failed to read your blog yesterday and I really missed it so this morning I get the pleasure of 2.
    I too imagine myself running up and down the steps at my home. When you were carrying your burden of excess weight, (I refer to it as a burden because that's how I feel until I release it) did your legs hurt, causing you not to be physically able to run up and down the stairs?

    1. Good MOrning,
      YEs, my legs back and knees were in constant pain. I had arthritis in 11 areas. I don't want to spoil it for you but the body really is designed to heal itself. Now I am only bothered by pain in one area, my knee and it only bothers me if I eat something I shouldn't ---something that causes swelling and inflamation; for me popcorn

  4. I am dreaming and thanks for teaching me to dream positively. I have started speaking life in my life. Along with that comes positive energy I believe I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Today I wrote a $100 check to secure my place at school. I am dreaming that I will be the best Nurse Practitioner ever that will be able to advocate for the poor and the less fortunate. I am dreaming that I will graduate with owing the school a dime.