Ahead of our Spring issue’s upcoming release – and to celebrate Imagination Day – we are thrilled to offer a sneak peek of our interview with psychologist and wisdom teacher Hema Vyas. You will be able to read the full interview when our Spring issue hits the shelves – check for your local stockist here, or subscribe here to ensure you get a copy.
A conversation with Hema Vyas
by Aisling Cronin
Hema Vyas is a renowned psychologist, spiritual mentor and speaker. Her work is centred on connecting with ancient wisdom to solve the problems of modern times, especially by understanding the significance of the heart. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Hema about the power of imagination, and how it can uplift us at this time.
We spoke about how imagination can be a portal to the heart; balancing the left and right brain; and how tuning into our capacity to dream is key to building a more harmonious world.
‘From my perspective, it seems that old structures are breaking down,’ Hema said, ‘but we’re afraid to let go, because we don’t know what to replace those structures with. Thats where imagination becomes so important. The more we can create through our imagination, the more we are comforted by the knowledge that there is a solution. There is another way. What can we create that is new? What is possible?’
On the subject of imagining our lives anew, she shared, ‘as difficult as it has been, we have been given an opportunity to tap into our deeply creative and intuitive selves. Many of us have been conditioned to operate from a predominantly left-brain perspective. The school system, for example, tests you on your ability to memorise and repeat information, rather than your ability to innovate. However, when we are not being constantly stimulated with activity, we have an opportunity to engage with our right brain.’
For more information on Hema, her amazing course (The Art of Fantasy and Conscious Imagination) and her free online Heart Renaissance community, go to: hemavyas.com