This man…. is one of my heroes. I look up to him a lot, (I really need to come up with a better synonym for the term, “a lot”. Please hold…) a plethora? A plenty? A ton? A bunch? I guess I didn’t need to look it up, but all of it applies. James Cameron. He wasn’t always a big Hollywood success. No one is. They create and design themselves and their lives, in the way they want to be. We all do it with our beliefs whether we’re aware of it or not. James had aspirations for more than where he was at one point in his life, and decided to take inspired action, to change both his inward then subsequently his outward experience. James, is a bad ass! (Let me define bad ass: I think he’s awesome!)
James started off being a person like all of us. We aspire for more. James has a huge imagination, and is an incredible storyteller, much like any other director, both renowned or not. He had the capability to communicate his intention to a mass of people, and they appreciated and understood it, and recognized him for it. Was James the same person before he was recognized by the public for his awesomeness? Not sure. Only he could answer that. But I can surmise that he was the same one minute before his big break and most likely the same after, only his world outter world changed. But one things for sure; He allowed himself his mind, to be it first, before it showed up in his life. Oh! And he worked his ass off doing and focusing on what he wanted to do. Be an amazing storyteller. He read, and he immersed himself in his craft. That helps too. 😉
James used to be a truck driver. A cool gig. A respectable, well paying job. Lots of travel, and lots of time to sit, and dream. That’s how it starts. With a desire, a dream, an intention for more in his case, but a satisfaction or impetus for more than what he was experiencing at the time, and a peace and acceptance from within or not, then came a purpose, an aim, and a goal. And if you can get out of your own way in your mind, eliminating self doubt and negative self talk as much as you can, them BOOM! You’ll see it!!! It’s the next logical step. It’s reality, as you created it. Well, there are other factors that mix in. Like people, and their wants and desires and needs. Ang when you mix with people, who have their own stuff going on, it becomes a co-creation. Life is a co-creation. We are beings that have set up a society where we measure success on population recognition and acceptance. James Cameron didn’t buy into that belief, and he created his reality that he wanted to see, both on and off the big screen. I am sooooo not there yet… internally. Woof…
James is proof, that you do not have to be defined by your chosen occupation, or how others view you. He focused on his stories, and his voice, and his opinion of himself was, and probably still is, the most important thing to him. I have noticed a trend among these incredibly talented, famous and successful creatives, and that is this: their love, is the primary focus, whether they realize it or not. Their love for their craft, tipped the scales of how they may or may not feel about themselves subconsciously or consciously. The love of what they love to do, and focus on, is their primary vibration. The rest is superfluous.
Celebrity is kinda a funny thing. You can become famous, if others recognize your talents. I always took issue with that when I was a “struggling by choice” actor. I had a chip on my shoulder, yes, but I also put all of my power and my self worth, in other people’s hands. Some may call it “self sabotage” or “shooting myself in the foot”. I wasn’t that self aware. I wanted to be accepted, loved, and when I wasn’t, and was passed over, I took it hard. Really hard. I didn’t value or appreciate me. I allowed others to define me, and yes, crush me, whether that was their intention or not.
I’m a sensitive person by nature, so I’ve learned over the years coping mechanisms to counteract callus, human behavior. Another belief I need to overcome. I’m full of them. So, you see I never tipped the scales to “success” with money and fame and accolades for my work, because latently inside, I didn’t believe I was good enough. And guess what I experienced on the outside in all of my work, whether I was hired or not? All that rejection, which I held internally. Boom. A harsh reality to face. I did it, with my feelings about myself, then my feelings and thoughts about how others view me, and then my subsequent reactivity to those people and situations around me. So for me, I did have all the power all along. How i decide to acknowledge it, and whether i decide to be deliberate about its use, is all up to me.
I have decided to be more deliberate. Man, I love that word! Deliberate! It puts me in the drivers seat. I will deliberately choose! Oooh! Better! Yes. I will deliberately choose to feel good! Yes! And I will deliberately choose to feel good, while loving people and myself. When I write about loving yourself it’s not at the expense of loving others, it’s in addition to it. You are also human, and part of the whole, so why ignore yourself in order to love others. Essentially, you can’t. You will deplete yourself, and have nothing left of value to give. So loving you, is imperative for a loving life.
James Cameron to me observing him from the outside and not knowing him personally, is an awesome life liver. Not a liver, the organ, which I am not a fan of. (I need to define to clarify my intent, otherwise people may misconstrue my meaning.)
Clarification is necessary to create healthy lives. Because when you know what you don’t want, what is next? Focus on the things that bliss you out. Clarity and context, help it all come into focus. Here’s the upshot of all of this: life should bring you joy. Any feeling or thought that you decide to entertain that doesn’t should be eliminated from your mind. That doesn’t include people, unless it does. This concept is a 2 or more way street. Both parties need to be willing to co-create in a way that is satisfying to both to remain in congruent with one another vibrationally, and in one another’s lives. Either a mutual respect, or an unspoken agreement of a co-dependent relationship.
Live, laugh, love. Ok. Extremely cliche, or, yeah duh, or yes, agreed. All choices. Decide your energy. I love to watch James Cameron movies, and listen to documentaries about his life. His success inspires me, and yes, sometimes can piss me off depending on how I feel about myself at the time. But I can always recognize my jealousy, and move past it back to love. Doing what you love to do, and appreciating others that do the same, is putting the love first, and out into the world. I have decided to be like James Cameron. I have decided to write. I have decided to love. Pretty cool…
P.S. my intention in writing this is not to get anything out of James Cameron, to star in his next movie, or to kiss his ass. My intention, is to create love within myself from my appreciation of him, and how I want to be as well, my own way. Love has a way of taking you where you need to be to be happy if you follow and pay attention to its crumb trail.
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