Episode 110: Who Will You Have to Become?

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“I remember years ago hearing one of my mentors say, “Decide to be a millionaire, not for the green slips of paper, but for who you’ll have to become to get there.” That’s what we’re doing together—expanding who you are in all of the key areas of your life so that you’ll grow into the person who can create all that you desire. It’s really not the goal completion, but the growth that comes in the process that your spiritual self truly desires. I promise, you’ll never “get” a desire, a true desire for something you can’t achieve. Never have, never will. When you get a real desire, it’s your Higher Self saying, C’mon, this is what you’re capable of; this is what I have in store for you. It’s the greater, grander you, echoing backward through time. How cool is that? Now the only question is: Will you heed the call? It was the great mythologist Joseph Campbell who stated, “The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” Well, what will it be?” ~ James Arthur Ray from Harmonic Wealth

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Who Will You Have to Become?

“I remember years ago hearing one of my mentors say, “Decide to be a millionaire, not for the green slips of paper, but for who you’ll have to become to get there.” That’s what we’re doing together—expanding who you are in all of the key areas of your life so that you’ll grow into the person who can create all that you desire. It’s really not the goal completion, but the growth that comes in the process that your spiritual self truly desires. I promise, you’ll never “get” a desire, a true desire for something you can’t achieve. Never have, never will. When you get a real desire, it’s your Higher Self saying, C’mon, this is what you’re capable of; this is what I have in store for you. It’s the greater, grander you, echoing backward through time. How cool is that? Now the only question is: Will you heed the call? It was the great mythologist Joseph Campbell who stated, “The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” Well, what will it be?” ~ James Arthur Ray from Harmonic Wealth

That’s brilliant. There’s a lot of mojo in that passage!

First: As Tony Robbins (see Notes) says: “Who will you have to become to achieve all you want?” The goals are great, but the REAL beauty of the “future pull” we feel from the universe is the opportunity we have, in the quest to manifest our intentions, to BECOME the extraordinary person we’re destined to be. Fact is, remove the goal and you’ve lost the pull and you’ve lost the opportunity to shine.

Regarding the divine inspiration of our desires: Emerson provides an echo: “There’s nothing capricious in nature, and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feels it.” (Translated: nature doesn’t play games. If you have the desire you have the ability to bring it to life. Period.)

He continues: “Our desires presage the capacities within us; they are harbingers of what we shall be able to accomplish. What we can do and want to do is projected in our imagination, quite outside ourselves, and into the future. We are attracted to what is already ours in secret. Thus passionate anticipation transforms what is indeed possible into dreamt-for reality.” And, finally: “Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.”

* queue angels singing Hallelujah! *

So, what do you REALLY want in your life?!? Your true desires (the stuff YOU really feel pulled to, not because you want to out-do the Jones’ or impress the world but because you REALLY feel called to be, do, and have it!) aren’t yours. They’re God’s. Our job is to align with that Divine impulse and become the person capable of Co-Creating them.

And, the only relevant question comes from Grandpa Joe Campbell (see Notes): “The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.”

(Well, are you? :)