Sunday, October 29, 2006


As a former art teacher I recognize that many people fear that life won't bring them what they want. I saw this repeatedly in my classes: someone who used to love to play with paint and crayons is afraid that they might not get acceptable results, (their painting might not be within that narrow range we call beautiful). But why do we allow the fear of not measuring-up to stop us pursuing what we LOVE? Why do we listen to the doubt instead of the LOVE?

Sure, some people LIVE LARGE, but many "lead lives of quiet desperation." This is one of the greatest challenges in our society; where education is based on a factory model; where everyone is expected to rise to the status quo and those who reach higher are call selfish and greedy. (Some people or organizations may indeed be greedy, but that doesn't mean that if I choose to step-out, to reach for my GREATNESS, that I am selfish.)

Selfishness is a moot point. We live on an abundant planet in an infinitely abundant universe. There's more than enough for everyone. We are at a point in human history where consciousness is evolving, where pernicious problems are being dissolved rather than solved and it's not just our right but our responsibility to be great.

So, it seems that visionaries, or healers, or even just friends who are sensitive enough, can play an important role in moving us forward - in helping us get beyond the fear that's holding us back. Remember those beautiful words (often attributed to Nelson Mandela, but originating with Marianne Williamson) "We ask ourselves, 'who am I to be so brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?' Actually, who are we not to be?"

Now back to the fear. What is it you want? Freedom? Money? Fame? Talent?

What's stopping you? The need to change? The fear that you don't have what it takes?

How can you get beyond the fear?