“You can have whatever you want as long as you are willing to have it.”
I remember the first time I heard this statement (too long ago to remember which mentor I heard it from, but it made an impact.) You can have whatever you’re willing to have.
That sounds pretty awesome, right? But here’s the rub: What if what I want comes with something I don’t want?
Like, I’d love to be the person who has loads of speaking opportunities and gets to fly all over the country teaching lovely magicians how to make more magic…but I hate lugging a heavy suitcase through the airport and waiting for late planes. Or, I’d love to have a closet full of gorgeous clothes, but I hate it when something I own gets a rip or a tear or a stain on it. Maybe you’d love to have a fancy sports car in your driveway, but you hate the idea of how expensive that high maintenance automobile can be. We all talk about “if I win the lottery” but most of us won’t because in our subconscious mind (or shoot maybe right up in front of our conscious mind!!) we are disturbed about paying those big taxes and nervous about all of the relatives and friends coming out of the woodwork wanting to share in our good fortune.
First of all…this game we’re playing? It’s called LIFE and it is full of little snafus, annoyances, things to take care of, busy work, and maintenance and management issues. I mean let’s face it, you can have a refrigerator full of the most amazing organic food, but there’s a pretty good chance that one or two of those organic strawberries is going to have a bad spot, yes?
I’m not here to be the party spoiler, I’m just being realistic. Yes, fancy sports cars require maintenance. Big money requires management. The people we love often have a few flaws that we have to deal with (and I like to remind myself that I’m no picnic sometimes either). Beautiful clothes require care and yes sometimes we spill red wine on a gorgeous white top (or is that just me?). If we win the lottery we will have people asking us to share. We will have a big tax to pay. We will also most probably need to hire someone to help us manage our windfall.
Managing money, taking care of a beautiful sports car or wardrobe, loving our soulmate in spite of whatever little idiosyncrasies they bring to the partnership, waiting on the occasional late airplane…these are all things that wealthy sports car owners, travelers, and happily-ever-aftered-soulmates are willing to do. They find a way to make it fun, or they delegate it to someone else, or they do it knowing it’s totally worth it.
Some Conscious Creators get very anxious when a “negative thought” or a worry comes up. But I say let’s just dive in to what could be. Let’s acknowledge and examine those worries and thoughts. If I buy a Porsche is it ever going to need expensive maintenance? What if someone vandalizes it? What if I drive it over a pothole and blow out one of those $600 tires? Am I willing to own a fancy sports car knowing that these things are possible?
Being willing to examine the everyday experience as well as worst case scenarios may be the very thing that allows you to loosen up the resistance to anything you’re trying to create.
What are you willing to have?
Love & Magic,
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