What does fame and fortune mean to you? Does it bring up visions of being hounded by paparazzi to within an inch of your life? Have you considered that this point of view might be limiting your success in any area of your life where you’ve been asking for and desiring it?
Gary Douglas, founder of Access Consciousness® and best-selling author, revealed this previously obscure connection to participants at the recent Levels 2 & 3 in Copenhagen.
What is fame, anyway? Douglas defines it as “doing, being, or creating something that exists long after you no longer occupy this body.” Fame and abundance are natural accompaniments to having the potency that many who wish to change the world seek.
Douglas has discovered that many seeking awareness, through Access Consciousness®, are more willing to have that potency than they are to have the fame and fortune that should accompany it.
When he introduced the subject in class and asked what mis-identifications and mis-applications the class had about what fame was, the energy that came up nearly knocked him out of his chair.
You do have to be controversial to have fame and fortune. “Only if you do something against what others consider the status quo will you achieve fame and fortune,” he says.
Being hounded by paparazzi is not an inevitable result of fame, though that was what came up for many in the class. Douglas cited Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams and others as examples of famous people who can walk down the street unaccosted.
The assault-by-the-press version of fame is a creation of those who simultaneously desire fame while also refusing it. It’s a “look at me, look at me, look at me, don’t look at me!” energy. It’s the push-pull that creates the undesirable effects of fame that many in the class thought had to accompany fame.
Others have been killed for fame, in this lifetime or others—including most of those in the class. Being killed for your points of view does not have to accompany fame, either, Douglas points out. If you follow the Access recommendation of speaking only what people can hear, to people who can hear it, rather than forcing “your truth” on others who cannot hear it, persecution does not occur.
Why do people who desire success avoid fame? The number one reason is their unwillingness to receive others’ judgment. Receiving judgment means only that you acknowledge it as the judgment it is as it passes through your energy field, nothing more than that, but most people are not willing to receive judgment. This alone costs them a lot of fortune, as every judgment you refuse to receive costs you $10,000 a year, says Douglas, whereas everyone you receive brings you an additional $5000 in income.
What’s the purpose of a judgment? Douglas asks. “It’s for you to look at you and see the wrongness of you. That’s the only purpose of a judgment. Judgment is to keep you from seeing the gift you are.” He acknowledges, “that’s not an easy place to go. I’ve seen people take 5 years or more before they’re willing to step into it.”
To be famous, as well as a success, “you have to get to the place where you have the courage to actually be you no matter what anybody else thinks, when you know what you’re doing is working and you want to keep it.” Until you get to that place, he notes, you’ll always be hiding some part of you.
Another reason we resist fame is “we don’t want to know what we actually know about us. I guarantee every one of you has had at least 25 lifetimes in which you were famous and life changing for other people. You don’t want to see that because it would make the limited life you’re currently living look ridiculous.”
Others resist fame because they’re not willing to have everything get out of control. If that’s your fear, you might ask yourself, “Is it really fear or is it excitement?”
Some people won’t start creating what they say they’d like in their lives, because if they don’t start, they can’t fail. Douglas is a bit different. “I’ll start, and if I fail, I go in a different direction and start again. Starting is fun!”
Yet the willingness to be famous is required for us to have everything we’ve been asking for in life. “If you’re willing to have fame or fortune you’ll be willing to have or do or be anything to get what works for you. It’s pragmatic.”
If you’re willing to consider becoming famous and successful, you could ask yourself what you’re unwilling to be famous for. Most likely that’s a point of view from some other lifetime. “The only reason you’re not having fame and fortune is that you have all these points of view about what you can’t have based on an energy that you have no memory of or idea of what it is. It’s something you have concluded or decided was so in some other lifetime.”
If you ask yourself, “What are you unwilling to be famous for?” it could bring up an energy in your body. That energy has different meanings, depending on where you feel it.
If asking the question brings up an energy in the solar plexus, that’s an indication that you may not be willing to be famous for being as powerful as you are. If the energy is a little lower, it can mean you’re not willing to be famous enough to do more than survive. If the energy is in the crotch, it can mean you’re not willing to be famous for anything other than a sexual concubine. Energy in the throat can indicate you’re not willing to be famous for what you say, as it could get you hung or beheaded. If it brings up energy in the kidneys, it can mean you’re not willing to know you can stab anybody in the back and still get what you want.
Whatever comes up when you ask yourself that question, remind yourself it’s just a point of view and destroy and uncreate it, accompanied by the Access Consciousness® clearing statement if you like.
Another reason to go for the fame and fortune is that you may require it to have the life you came here to have. “You’ve got to go after what’s not enough for you,” says Douglas. “You’ve got to go after life and living until you get to the point where you’re happy enough and where it’s enough for you. If it’s not enough, keep on going.”
“That’s the difference between someone who creates and generates a life and someone who doesn’t. The difference between success and failure is your opinion of yourself.”
If being famous would mean having everything you’ve been asking for your whole life and you still had the freedom to walk down the street, would you have it? Then get to work!
One of the reasons you can’t ever repeat an Access Consciousness® class is that every one is different. If each clearing statement we do changes 350,000 other people for each person in the room, then everything is constantly changing,” says Douglas. “How could any class be like the one before, even if the one before was last week?” (as was the case with this Copenhagen class).
Some of the concepts discussed above are introduced in the beginning Core Classes, such as Foundation and Level 1, whereas others are discussed when the energy demands. There’s always something new to learn at every Access Consciousness® class!