I began examining the difference between meditating and imagining. To break it down simply:
When you meditate: you start with something
when you meditate you take a fact, such as a scripture which is a truism and pull out all of the information possible. You Test it, pull everything out that can possibly be in it……..you explore and examine which verifies the truth of the statement in many other different ways of perceiving.
Imagination is starting with nothing, then grabs various unconnected facts to create something new.
Meditation is confirmation
Imagination is creation