Friday, 5 May 2017

How did JK Rowling create such an empire?

Many people believe that imagination is everything. Imagination is what creates reality.  Western thinkers tend think that reality is just that and imagination is a dreamlike dimension and not connected.  However for hundreds, even thousands of years, for spiritual people, it is just common knowledge, not just a belief.  Now with recent advances in neuroscience, particularly in the field of brain scanning, there seems to be weight added to this belief. It seems imagination and sense of reality is closely intertwined.

It was thought that two processes of remembering and imagining were the same cognitive task, so carried out by the same areas of the brain. However, neuroscientist experiments have proven this is not the case.  The result from the experiments showed that imagination and memory are using different parts of the brain. Closely located, however, but distinct areas of the brain are responsible for each activity.  

Then there is the law of attraction which again stems back from hundreds of years ago.   Basically, the Law of Attraction is the belief that there is power in what you say and think.  If you think positively and imagine a great outcome this is what the outcome will be, it’s all it can ever be.  Again with recent advance in science, they have kind of proven this in Quantum physics. There is something spooky going on when you look closer at subatomic particles.  Einstein actually called it ‘spooky action at a distance’. Quantum entanglement has shown that by simply observing something (thinking about it) you affect the outcome. Everything in the universe life, matter, energy seems to be all connected, entangled, on single interconnecting source.

Well JK Rowling certainly knew what to do with her imagination. I wonder if when she at that low point in her life, living as a single parent on benefits, writing in cafes, that she stared out of the window imagining a better life for herself.   I wonder if when she got turned down time and time again she used her own imagination to envisage getting a book deal and selling millions worldwide. She certainly had self belief and didn’t let the loads publishing house rejects stop her. And look what she has created. Nobody else created that reality, she did.  If imagination and self belief are what creates reality, then we can all be what want imagine.

I suspect the actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint had a lot of imagination and self-belief growing up. I assume most actors need to have a lot of imagination to act.  All now successful in their own right but it was JK Rowling and Harry Potter which made them household names. It was JKs imagination and the energy that this created that got the ball rolling.  I am sure she didn’t in her wildest dreams believe that Harry Potter would be such as juggernaut and billion dollar business.  Or maybe she did. Maybe as her books began to sell and she was writing sequels she imaged selling millions of copies.

She has never spoken about if she believes in the law of attraction or if imagination creates reality.  She has admitted that Christianity was one of her major inspirations. When asked if she believed in God she said: “I do struggle with it; I couldn’t pretend that I’m not doubt-ridden about a lot of things and that would be one of them but I would say yes”.  Also saying, “I feel very drawn to religion, but at the same time, I feel a lot of uncertainty. I live in a state of spiritual flux. I believe in the permanence of the soul. On any given moment if you asked me if I believe in life after death, I think if you polled me regularly through the week, I think I would come down on the side of yes - that I do believe in life after death”.

Today she is a real force to be reckoned with. She has been in many influential people poles, she is not afraid to support and share her political views. She is a social media sensation with her honest tweets.  

I don’t believe it was just luck and a good story that has created her vast wealth.  Harry Potter was her baby and she must have had nothing but pure faith and belief that her stories were worth being read.  Yes, she worked hard and continues to do so but she attracted it all.  She didn’t crawl under her rug and give up when she got rejected. She didn’t let people stand in her way; she must have just brushed off negative criticism, kept focusing and believing. She kept going until the universe gave her what she wanted and I assume what she imagined, and then some.  

My favourite quote is ‘To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, plan but also believe’. I full heartedly believe this and believe this is how JK Rowling created such an empire.

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