How to Play The Imagination Game


Close your eyes.


Relax and let go of tension.


Imagine a table in the middle of the room. On this table is a bright red round apple, wider at the top and narrower at the bottom


Imagine that you reach out your hand and pick up the apple, feeling the heavy weight of it in your hands.


In your mind, touch the skin and feel the smooth, cool texture.


Bring the apple up to your mouth and take a bite


Listen as you hear the crunch when you bite into the apple


Feel your teeth break into the pulp, and taste the sweet, tart juice in your mouth.


Bring the apple up to your nose and smell the sweet, fresh aroma.


End the game by bringing your mind back to the present.

Tips and Warnings

  • Once you are back in the present, stop and think about what you experienced. Then answer the following questions in your journal:
  • Could you experience a whole body visualization of the apple in your mind?
  • What emotions did you have?
  • What thoughts did you have?
  • Were you surprised at the experience? Is it what you expected?
  • Next, test your imagination skills even further. Try this game with a macrobiotic meal. Using your imagination, begin with the grains, move to the beans, and then end with the vegetables. Write your answers to all of these questions in your journal and keep them for future reflection.
  • If Shakespeare was right when he said that all the world is a stage, then your journal is like your official actor bio. Make your biography as clear, complete, and concise as you can so that you will be able to add to your spiritual credentials as the years go on.
  • Do you remember as a child how fun it was to pretend? That fun doesn't have to end. Even now you can tap into your imagination playground to create the life of your dreams. This is a fun exercise that will help you take control of your own life and bring your life's screenplay to fruition.