Imagine: a Puerto Vallarta Prayer

In our cooler early morning walks along Vallarta’s Malecon we take joy in visions of fisherman on shore, boats heading to Yelapa, dodge an occasional cyclist and smile at dog walkers greeting canine loving friends.
Blessed are we who begin each day in paradise. We are as buoyed as the ocean markers rising and settling with each wave.
John Lennon gifted the world peace and hope when he wrote “Imagine” one morning in his bedroom in 1971. Yoko Ono was added to the writing credits forty-five years later. Before his death in 1980 Lennon said that a lot of the lyric and concept originated with Yoko. Imagine is one of this century’s most performed songs. I believe that our words, thoughts and dreams influence our future.
While the law of attraction has many followers intellectually, our power lies in deeply believing that the universe will provide us what we are clear about. Our conscious feelings become ‘manifest’. Meaning they are true and we are open to receiving what we wish for. El amor todo lo puede…Love will find a way.
Writing costs virtually nothing. Investing a few minutes in taking action to note our wishes and feelings on paper can return wonderful dividends. The words are mirroring back to us. Validating our thoughts and releasing us from them. If recent research is valid we yawn to release our over-heated brain. Yawning is involuntary but writing is exercising our “free will” to control our mind. After that walk and coffee, share your prayers.
I imagine that:
Wars will cease to be fought as they only result in a winner and a loser.
Religions will respect each other’s universal message of love and compassion for all living things.
Every day one percent of the world’s 7.6 billion people will reach out to help another person or family.
Every child has access to food, shelter, clothing and loving care.
Governments exist only to serve the needs of their citizens.
Fear becomes an ancient feeling that no longer exists in our consciousness.
My northern residing visitors to Vallarta are filled with questions about life in Mexico. I offer them a suggestion to just enjoy each experience. A longtime Vallarta national offered me this advice…No hay que a hogarse en un vaso de agua…Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
Thank you John and Yoko. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope some day you’ll join us and the world will be as one”.