Freeing My Mind...Claiming My Birthright!

November 5, 2007

"It is not my right to be common-if I can. I seek opportunity-not security. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for benefice nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done...I do not choose to be common."

I found this quote by Dean Alfange in my What Makes the Great Great book.

What I love about this quote is that it helps me to stand fast just that much more in claiming my birthright of success, of power and of freedom to be who and what I was put here to be.

It is the craziest thing to me...the design of this thing called life. Before we come we KNOW who and what we are. We know that we are returning to the physical realm to have particular experiences and learn certain lessons.

BUT when we enter the womb and especially once we are born...we forget. We learn all sorts of things. We have the seed of potential within us. We begin to wonder what is true: what we see with our eyes or what we know within the core of our essence?

Many of us go with what we see. We begin to think that we are not limitless beings. We accept as truth that the standards of this world are our own standards. Living and operating in a particular way becomes so much a part of us that we have little to no connection to the truth that there can and is so much more to life.

It reminds me of the story about the eagles who thought they were chickens. When they were told they were eagles and could fly, they did not believe it. They possessed the ability to fly but because they bought into being ugly chickens for so long, they did not fly.

Eventually, two of the eagles took a chance and began to flap their wings and they soared to the highest heights. However, there was one who simply did not believe he could fly and continued life as if he was a chicken.

This has been my story. I have not claimed my birthright to live my full-potential until recently. Sometimes, the most challenging part is taking that risk. Sometimes the biggest obstacle is that of my mind.

This is what I work on today. Just like Morpheus said to Neo, "I am trying to free your mind." This is what the Mothers seek to do to me. Free my mind.

But it has been a while...37 years in the making-this mind of mine. I grant it that I have actually be in the process of freeing my mind for the last 7 years. Sometimes it is just easier choosing to act as if I don't know.

But...that is not in the plan for me now. The Ancient Mothers will have nothing other than my mind be freed from lack and limitation in any form. So I move ahead removing one shackle at a time.

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