I’m Going To Become A Flake

I was so inspired when Abraham on Saturday confessed to Esther being a flake.

It happened when a woman came up to ask a question and said: “Abraham, how do I become a close friend of Esther?” …. huh? “Yeah, I want to be able to call her on the phone and chat”… I may have the exact words off but this was the upshot…. the whole audience was sitting there like “uh… what?!!!!”

Abraham was awesome. Abraham said something that has etched permanently into my consciousness. THE ONLY WAY ESTHER HICKS CAN DO WHAT SHE DOES IS BY BEING A FLAKE. Wow!!!!

Every time she checks her email, the list is too long to even comprehend. Her cell phone is so drowning in communication attempts, that she could spend the whole day answering. So now, even her sister can’t reach her on her cell phone.

I totally love this.

This to me is the modern day version of the intention of my favorite movie: “Into The Wild” by Sean Penn. The character in that movie rejected the allure of money and power… literally burning his stash of cash before heading out “into the wild” to live off the sustenance and beauty of the land. He set himself free of the gilded cage.

That’s what I’m doing with my life… except I’m setting myself free of the gilded cage of MEDIA. I call it “going off the grid.”

It started in 1999 when I was the producer of the 11pm news for NBC… number one in the ratings… fully immersed and then one day I woke up and realized I was a FEAR PIMP (fear = urgency = must stay up to see this now = ratings) and I walked away. Since that day I haven’t watched a single newscast. I don’t want it in my consciousness. Ahhhhh…

Then about a year and a half ago on a shoot in San Francisco (producing for the travel show), I set my Blackberry down for an interview and it got snatched. I was in tears. Ask the DP. The next day, sans Blackberry, I had one of the most spacious, amazing, powerful days of my life. Decided to get a cheap flip phone and set myself free from knowing every last communication coming at me. Ahhhhhhh….

And on it goes… I keep pulling farther away from being at the mercy of the 30-thousand images and ideas that are being flung at us daily. But I was still bound by one big hook — BEING A GOOD CITIZEN.

Fully entrenched in the concept of being a good person, I make lists of who has called and who has emailed and like a hamster on the treadmill at the gym, I’m constantly running for the finish line of my To Do list. It never happens.

When I heard Abraham say the KEY TO ESTHER BEING ABLE TO CHANNEL this non-physical dimension is by CLEARING THE CLUTTER…. by ALLOWING HERSELF TO BE A FLAKE, I knew that it was the key for me. A lot of people hate her for it she said. Well, to avoid that is too high a price to pay. By allowing for that, she lives a really cool life — channeling Abraham all day every day. Cool, right?!!

Shockwaves…. goose bumps… more awakening!!!

My next move – freeing myself from the bonds of my ever-expanding T0-D0 list… and letting go of “controlling” other people’s opinions about me. Letting go of the need to be loved and respected by everyone who leaves me a voice mail or sends me an email.

Just saying that, I can already feel the gush of creative juices flowing hard… yah baby!!!

5 comments to I’m Going To Become A Flake

  • Caleb Eaton

    Small quibble here…I watched “Into the Wild” just last night. I think you are setting yourself up for trouble with your interpretation: “The character in that movie rejected the allure of money and power.” Money and power weren’t the problem. The hypocrisy of his parents is what he was desperately trying to free himself of. Isn’t it interesting how often movie producers (who wouldn’t think of giving up their own money because they know it’s a powerful tool) feel the need to make rich people look bad?

    Be conscious of this whenever you watch movies…
    - Titanic – the rich are portrayed as insufferable, boring pricks, while the poor are the fun-loving bunch partying below deck.
    - Die Hard – It’s always that down-on-his-luck cop that saves the city from the rich super-villain.
    - Spiderman – The hero can’t hold down a job and will never have a meaningful romantic life. The villains are rich. The hero’s poor grandma is the only solid character of the bunch. The rich have horrible family lives and the newspaper boss is a jerk.
    - Pretty Women – The poor women selling herself to make ends meet “rescues” a millionaire from himself and they both live happily-ever-after.
    - And on and on. From cops-and-robbers, to westerns, to fairy tails.

    Whether by design or by necessity (because filmmakers tap into the consciousness of their viewers), we are bombarded with the message that, at best, money makes a person a bumbling idiot and, at worst, makes them cold, calculating, megalomaniacs. And we comply to our consciousnesses–”I’d rather be a nice person than a rich one.” “I certainly don’t want to learn to attract money with grace and ease because then I’ll become a dirty, rotten SOB and nobody will like me.”

    And we sit on our butts and accomplish nothing while expecting our politicians to balance things out by taxing the evil rich so we can we good poor people will get our fair share. And society goes down the tubes while feeling self-righteous.

    Look around in real life. If all you can see are rich people who are jerks…hmmm…interesting what you are attracting. That probably says more about you than about money–a neutral tool. Flip your thinking and start seeing the rich who got that way by serving others and who are the most articulate, generous, and insightful people around. With awesome family lives and the financial and time freedom to enjoy it all.

    I have been heartened to see the recent Batman and Ironman movies. In each, the richest guy on the planet is also the smartest, fittest and sexiest. And he stands against evil.

    So anyway, Londin, it’s not necessarily the money you want to burn in order to find freedom. That will only cause more turmoil, especially if one’s head remains in the sewer. It’s the crappy beliefs that must be burned.

  • Thank you for the post and all the valid points about our life being filled with clutter and we spending too much time trying to be everything and every where. we do need to slow down.

    I particularly like the comment by Caleb Eaton and agree that richeness is a part of Divinity. Nowhere is it mentioned that to be righteous one needs to be poor. In contrast Divinity is rich and glorious so yes it is our stinking thinking and the crappy beliefs associated with richness that need to be changed.

    Shveitta

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  • Edie

    I just thought I’d check out your site. I was just listening to you speak with Abraham about this site.
    So cool! Love it!

  • Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this page to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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