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It’s Pentecost: the birth of the Holy Ghost.
I don’t think it’s a matter of belief. Rather, it’s a question of: Can you imagine the Holy Spirit being born in every human being you meet or see at a distance today, right now? Perhaps the hardest part is imagining the Holy Spirit being born in you right now. It reminds me of a statement by Thich Nhat Hanh in which he imagines that the future Buddha Maitreya, which means all-encompassing love, is not embodied in one person, but in a community.

Yesterday, a US missile launched into the skies for the first time in a long time. Elon Musk has long imagined that this is possible. So do we now.

Perhaps this power of the mind is also useful for people who are dealing with persistent thoughts, difficult emotions or even a traumatic experience. Or like now, when the coronavirus has ushered in an uncertain time for many people. Allow yourself to imagine what it is like to be able to deal with your thoughts, your emotions, your trauma, what it feels like not to suffer from it, to be able to deal with it. Allow yourself to imagine what it is like to realize your dreams during this time as well.

I myself am a strong believer in our imagination and its healing potential and motivating power. And yes, today I can also imagine how the Holy Spirit is born in everyone. It is a special feeling to walk down the street with that awareness. I realize it doesn’t really matter if it’s “true” or not. I look at my fellow man and myself anyway, today with different eyes. I can recommend everyone to give it a try. Imagine that…

…And how does that feel?