As part of the ongoing story of humanity, each of us is an integral component of an ever-expanding kaleidoscope of expressions as we add our own unfurling story to that of the collective. Generation upon generation, the stories we participate in, share, and hand to future generations, are ultimately only a single strand of an immensely profound and extraordinary tapestry of life itself. Our participation is vital to the whole design, yet we tend to identify with our singular perspectives and individual journeys to the extent that we come to believe the immediate reality as being the only aspect of an immeasurably greater expression of life that is always present.
We are born into this world with such amazing potential. The capacity of our imagination is infinite and our innate ability to realize our dreams simply awaits our conscious decision to make them manifest. Even our intricately designed physiology supports our creative journey, unfolding our physical presence from the vast DNA blueprint contained in the very first cell to the eventual corporeal being we mature into as an adult. The natural processes are rhythmic and contain all the ingredients to make life a magical journey of grand possibilities. In the realms of pure potential, we are the authors of our adventure and write our story with each thought and feeling.
Alas, most have forgotten that we are the source and instigators of what we place into our world. For countless reasons and over endless ages, we have become a player in the individual and collective stories themselves and lost sight of our active participation and ability to create new narratives. Our incredible imagination became a responsive mechanism rather than the active and profound gift of continuously initiating new realities.
In many ways, it is easy to understand how this came to be. Although born with immense personal potential, we are also born into families, cultures, rituals, environments, shared beliefs, interconnected thoughts and perspectives, and a myriad of realities that intermingle our stories to a point where we forget our unique creative capacity that is ever-present. Thus, we begin a journey in our earliest stages where we rely upon those around us to help navigate the first years. Their stories become a part of ours, just as ours interacts and infuses into theirs.
Where wisdom and love are present, our stories grow in rich abundance and lay the foundation for us to develop and become who and what we desire. However, limitations in other’s perspectives, born of personal perceived experience and of generations of combined limiting attitudes, can quickly undermine our own evolving views of reality and cause us to embrace limitation that is not truly ours. We begin to allow the stories of others to dictate ours and we become enmeshed in a journey that no longer encourages us to dream from the heart.
The fundamental opportunity before each of us is to reclaim our imagination and begin to fulfill our distinctive destiny by taking full responsibility for our personal story, knowing that we are a part of something far more expansive. We embark on our fresh story by forgiving the many stories of the past, both our own and those of the collective world around us. Only through compassion and forgiveness can we release the limitations we unwittingly bestowed upon our stories and start to see them in a universal way. Begin to write your story with unconditional love and your creative adventure will take you to the heights of possibility while adding a new spectrum of color to the fabric of life for everyone to enjoy.
Love and hugs,
Harold W. Becker