Title: Having It All! Why Some People Make the Leap -- and Others Don't
Author: Keith Varnum
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Having It All! Why Some People Make the Leap -- and Others Don't
by Keith Varnum
We are each beings of light. Within that light are all the colors
of the rainbow -- all the aspects of God and humanity -- all the
power of our natural spiritual abilities. Why do some of us open
to the full spectrum of our magnificence and power? Why do most
of us continue to see only black and white?
My Dad was colorblind his whole life. He was a "good" man --
faithful husband, dutiful father, respectful son, hard worker,
trusted employee, solid citizen, on the school board, town
council, church elders -- hell, he was even the mayor of the city
-- but he only saw the world as various shades of gray. He often
asked me as a child what color different flowers were. I'd
describe to him the planet I perceived as best I could. As a
child, I often wondered why he chose not to see all the colors of
the rainbow of life.
Too Many Choices?
Funny, I always saw his colorblindness as a choice, a decision. I
could feel my father's fear of being bombarded with too many
colors to look at -- too many attractive choices, too many
exciting paths to follow in life. I could feel his relief, his
comfortableness, in not seeing too many attractive possibilities
-- and in doing so, not having to choose between too many intense
passions and divergent options.
I cry for my father and all the other men, and women, who choose
to limit their exposure to disappointment and frustration in life
by limiting their vision -- who decide to be safe, rather than
sorry, within their gray skies and gray walls. I cry out of love
-- and understanding. I know why they look away from the alluring
bright lights, the captivation of the dazzling dawn, and the
frighteningly brilliant hues of a fiery sunset. They are scared
of bring snared, captured, by the wonders of the world if they
acknowledge the infinite magic of each moment, the aliveness of
unchecked spontaneity, the wild electricity of every life
encounter. They feel risk where others see adventure. They feel
threat where others see opportunity. They feel danger where
others see liberation.
Adventure or Risk?
Why are some people excited by life's banquet and others
terrified? Our openness to life's bounty is determined by the
decisions we make along our journey -- decisions about what we
can "safely" handle, what we can "pragmatically" create, what we
"realistically" deserve. Our freedom to grow and be happy comes
from discovering and re-making those choices, mindsets and
self-images -- about who we are and what life is really about.
What Do You Think Life Is About?
What do you think is the purpose of life? And do your actions
flow from that perspective? Do your life choices flow from what
you think is the meaning of your life? Or does your behavior in
life actually reflect a different set of beliefs? One of my
teachers observes, "You can tell what a person really believes
by watching how the person acts, not by listening to what they
say." A person's behavior -- personal everyday choices -- reveals
most accurately what they really believe is central and important
in life. We often sincerely think we believe one way, yet we act
For example, many people think they believe that life is about
sharing their blessings of time, talents and money with others.
However, if you closely watch how they allot their time and
resources, you see a very different motivating force driving
their choices -- most of their energy goes into building private
reserves of money and "things." Many folks genuinely think they
believe "we are one," yet their actions scream separateness and
competition. A lot of people say "the universe will provide," yet
they worry all the time about money and they take jobs they hate.
Many "believe" they have a "soul mate," yet they settle for a
"comfort mate" just to keep the horror of loneliness at bay. Most
people believe in abundance, yet don't have what they want. Many
people believe they are "eternal souls," yet their fear and
insecurity shout, "I'm not safe."
Closing the Gap
Why is there a discrepancy between how we "think" life is and how
we actually experience it? Why the gap between what we say we
believe and how we act? Because our "unconscious" beliefs are
running the show! The same observant teacher used to comment,
"What we create in life is the sum total of our conscious and
How can you tell what beliefs are lurking under your surface,
keeping you from true happiness? It's obvious -- simply look at
what realities you're currently creating in your life. Anywhere
you're struggling -- financially, emotionally, physically -- you
have subterranean beliefs undermining your stated goals.
The way to create the prosperity, love and health you want in
life is to get in touch with -- and transform -- the unconscious
limiting beliefs that are counteracting your well-intentioned
conscious thoughts. The way to "Have It All" is to transform your
unconscious sabotage. Then your actions will align with your
natural state of abundance and support -- and the goodness will
flow naturally in your life.
As you shine the light on the unconsciousness that dictates your
emotions and actions -- on the unconsciousness that has kept you
from living the full life you truly desire -- the gap between
what you say you believe and how you act begins to close. As you
release yourself from these automatic beliefs and behaviors, you
regain amazing amounts of:
Clarity -- to see fresh choices, options and solutions you never
Courage -- to act on your regained wisdom
Creativity -- to "stay in the flow"
Vitality -- for increased health, balance and grounding
Peace, joy and wholeness -- without these, what's the point?
You become free to evolve in any way at any rate you choose. You
attract new resources and opportunities. You envision fresh,
different ways of making an abundant living and a journey of
health and happiness.
If you're willing to "Have It All" -- to let in the multi-colored
richness of God and humanity -- take the leap into your
magnificence and power now.
It's your life. It's your choice. Grab your rainbow.
Copyright © 2005 Keith Varnum
About Keith: Keith Varnum shares his practical approach to
transformation as an author, radio host and "Dream Workshops"
facilitator. Keith helps people get love, money, health and
spirit with his free Prosperity Ezine, free Empowerment CD and
free Coaching at www.TheDream.com.
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