“If you wish your destiny to be greater than your history, give no credence to history and all credence to possibility.”    Alan Cohen

I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way to go is to starve the fear and feed the child.  The fear no longer serves me.  It’s not like I’m ignoring it.  I know what it is.  I know its chant well, “You can’t,” it says, for one reason or another.  Doesn’t much matter why.  I know I won’t be able to handle it.  But it’s like when I’m trying to do something and lots of people are staring at me, expecting me to fail.  I get nervous and mess up.

But maybe I can literally starve the fear by not paying attention to it. When I hear it strike up the familiar chords, I can change the song.  Tell another story.  I CAN do this.  If I put out Good Energy, I will get Good Energy back.  Joy breeds more joy.  Stuff the fear with positive “I Can” statements instead.  In this process, I believe I can feed and grow the child inside.  Help her to let go of the childhood fears. Rely on me to feed her what she needs to know. So she can do it.

In this way, I take the focus off the history.  I give it less credence.

It comes from, after all, a hodge-podge of well-meaning adults riddled with their own fears, covered with my child-like protection mechanisms.  A whole mythology that is not based in any fact.  The only thing that gives it credence is simply my belief in it.

If I can starve that story, I will be feeding the child and opening her to the possibilities.  Alan Cohen also said, “Your idea of how good it can get is just your idea.  There’s more.”

I’ve been wanting to write about this phenomenon.  I’m leaning in the direction of opening to receive these days.  And I believe, when you do that, when you can relax into it, you allow the Universe to co-create with you.  You make room for it.  And when you do that – there’s so much more that can happen!  The Universe can paint a far more wonderful, colorful, detailed, delicious picture than I can ever imagine.

So, to make one’s destiny greater than one’s history is a matter of opening to  possibilities.  Starving the fears of our history and feeding the child of  our possibilities.  We can see and do so much more that way!