George Eliot was an English author who had to use a man’s name in order to be taken seriously as a writer. Imagine that…on second thought, don’t let’s imagine that.
She had to work at becoming an author. Mary Ann, her real name, penned the phrase “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”
I don’t know about you, but that’s great news for me since I’m always in the process of becoming.
For anyone else out there, who’s in the process of becoming and plans to continue becoming, don’t ever think it’s too late…you probably have a lot more time than you think.
Phyllis Turner was ninety four, yep you read that right, ninety four when she got her Medical Science Masters Degree from Adelaide University. Woo hoo…you go girl.
Harriet Doerr had her first novel published at the age of seventy four and won that year’s National Book Award in the first work of fiction category. Not too shabby.
And then there’s Walter Russell. If you’ve never heard of him, he was a great becomer throughout his entire life. He first became an artist, then an architect, a sculptor and finally a philosopher and scientist. He was a man who knew consciousness was the source of his life experiences and that universal law was inevitable and inescapable and so might as well be used for the betterment of us all.
How did he do it? The same way you and I can, he assumed he could. He believed he could, he had faith that he could and then he did.
It really makes no difference where you currently are in your life, how old you are, what your gender or the colour of your skin might be, or what your level of intelligence is. It matters not a jot. The starting point is immaterial, the only thing that matters is that you begin to focus on that heartfelt desire.
We each carry within us the key which allows us to direct the creative powers of the universe. These powers flow and build and make our life whether we are the director of them or not. We can be willy nilly creators, experiencing a mixture of entrees, desserts or universal leftovers. It’s entirely up to us. We can be an ever flowing fountain of creative achievement or a stagnant pond.
Me, I like the sound of flowing water, so I think I’ll go with that, plus I really, really love desserts.
How do we get started on what we’re choosing to become next? We don’t have to do much really…we decree we are who we want to be, we decree we have what we want to have. Not by the words we use which are more often than not a confession of our doubts and fears. We do it in consciousness.
What does that mean?
Remember Oprah Winfrey in the movie The Color Purple?
This is how it came about:
“I read the book, The Color of Purple and basically went out and got books for everybody I knew. I was obsessed about this story, I ate, slept and thought about it all the time.
I moved to Chicago and got a call from a casting agent asking if I’d like to audition for a movie. I’d never been asked to audition for a movie in my life. I asked if it were for the Color Purple and he said no, it’s for Moon Song.
I said well I’ve been praying for the color purple.
I go to the audition and of course it was The Color Purple. I didn’t hear anything back for months and I went to this fat farm, thinking it’s because I’m fat, I was about two hundred and twelve pounds at the time and I thought I didn’t get the call back because I’m so fat.
And here I’m at this fat farm, praying and crying and saying to God, help me let this thing go because I wanted to be in this movie so much, there’s all these signs that I’d be in this movie and yet here I am in the rain crying and praying when a woman comes out and said I was wanted on the phone. It was Steven Speilberg. He wanted to see me in his office right away.
What I learned in that moment was that I had drawn that experience into my life. I didn’t know Steven Speilberg, I didn’t know Quincy Jones who’d seen me in Chicago some years earlier and said to himself that’s Sophie.
I didn’t know any of this, but that moment changed my life for ever. I knew then that I drew everything in my life to me.”
That’s how we do it too. We all automatically experience what is in our consciousness, without effort.
Oprah saw herself in this movie, had an intense desire to be in this move…as she said she ate, slept and thought about it all the time.
The only question we need ask ourselves now, is how much do I want my desire. Are we willing to give it the level of attention required? If so, we’re golden!
Encourage one another.