Let me tell you, this shift ain’t easy. As a child of Civil Rights activists and later as a female MC in holding up the last bastion of conscious hip-hop, all my life I was taught that the only way to change the world and my life was to fight the dark forces outside of myself. And that only after the long, hard battle would I win freedom, peace, respect, love and success. Because of this paradigm, my dreams for myself and for the world were always just barely out of reach.
I realized that I was seeking outside affirmation of my value and capacity; and as long as I did that, I would never be satisfied. The Myth propagates that there will never be enough success, love or money for me AND my community. That if I see brilliance and success outside, that means they have it, and by default I do not. It’s a no-win.
But, that is not what the Law of Pure Potentiality says. The Law says it is all in here. We already have access to everything we need. This one insight transformed my perception of what was possible for me because it gave me the permission to ask myself “What do I want to create?” and put the onus back on me, instead of tethering my worth to outside forces.
I felt powerful. I was on track to becoming the conscious co-creator of my life — applying my skills as an artist and an entrepreneur to my soul. With that powerful question in mind and the Law as my guide, I became still and looked within to see what answers I might hear.
Get With Your Inner-Guide Tip: Whether you find stillness through yoga, running or dance (moving it out), being with nature (communing), praying (asking), meditating (receiving), a combination or some other form, you need to quiet the chatter in your mind. A few deep breaths can sometimes be enough. Get still, ask, trust what you receive, act.
My answer came in the form of a mantra, an inner voice saying, stay true, get paid, do good. When I finally spoke the vision, I felt overwhelmed with the simplicity and bigness of it … but then came the drama!
The Growing Edge Warning
Whenever we grow and stretch, our greatest fears are right there, ready to pounce! This is another reason why we need our vibrant vision to hold onto — to combat the worry, fear and culturally dominant scarcity mindset that will rear back and fight when it’s being threatened. In order to keep in line with our vision, we have to let go of what is holding us back in order to make room.