3 Keys to Fulfill Your Wildest
If you’d like to fulfill
your long-held dreams, try a radical approach.
Radical people create their own breakthroughs
for getting the job, love and health they really
want. Nonconformists open to options for
achieving "extraordinary" goals that others
Take Christopher Columbus for example.
Columbus played outside the box. When
conventional wisdom proclaimed as fact the world
was flat, he held the extreme notion that he
could sail over the edge and land in China
instead of deep space. This rebel sailed his
clipper ships where no one had ever gone
before—and reshaped people’s view of the world!
Discovering Fresh Options
Five centuries ago, Europeans reacted with
disbelief when they heard that the world is
round. So mind-blowing—and threatening to
their current belief system—was the
discovery that people wanted to discard the news
What about enlightened people of the 21st
century? If Columbus were to sail into our
modern lives with revolutionary factual
information about our world, would people
believe him now? Let’s see how open we are!
Besides demonstrating that the earth is
round, Columbus made another equally
mind-popping discovery. His revelation is about
the power of cultural belief systems and how
people see only what they believe they
will see. And, like the Europeans, most people
of our time want to discard Columbus’ radical
news as rubbish.
What information could be so extreme that our
educators and media—our mythmakers—would try to
exclude this vital data from schoolbooks and
A World of Beliefs
Columbus’ arrival in the New World revealed
how cultural belief systems determine what
people see—or don’t see. Columbus found that the
native people in this new land couldn’t see his
clipper ships. The natives were unable to see
the big ships because they didn’t believe
that big ships existed!
You See What You Believe
In 1492, Columbus landed on the island of
Hispaniola, now the countries of Haiti and the
Dominican Republic. Until Columbus’ arrival, the
islanders had only
seen and heard of small boats—like their own
canoes. The tribe had never seen nor heard of
large ocean-going sea craft. So when the Nina,
Pinta and Santa Maria arrived, the natives
couldn’t see the big ships of Christopher
Columbus! And the vessels were floating in plain
sight right off shore!
"I Don’t See Any Big Ships!"
Why couldn’t the islanders see the big boats?
Because nobody in their culture had ever seen
big boats before. And nobody had ever written or
talked about big boats in their society.
In any culture, the mythmakers—teachers,
historians and media—decide people’s reality.
The specific world that mythmakers talk and
write about determines the aspects of reality
that people are able to perceive. The world that
these storytellers talk and write about creates
a belief system unique to each culture. And this
belief system acts as a filter, screening out
realities that don’t fit into the cultural
conditioning of the society.
The mythkeepers who shaped the islanders’
belief systems didn’t recognize the possibility
that large ships might exist. And the filter of
this belief prevented the natives from seeing
the three large sea vessels. … At first!
3 Keys for Unlocking New Possibilities
The island shaman wasn’t able to see the
ships when they first arrived. Like his
tribespeople, the shaman medicine man wasn’t
able to see past the filters of his cultural
But unlike the common folk of his tribe, the
medicine man was educated by radical
mythmakers—shaman elders. These nonconformist
teachers were always exploring "new worlds."
From these elders, the shaman learned that a
person only sees the elements in the world that
the person’s mind has been exposed to. The
ego-mind filters out realities that don’t fit
its picture of what exists in the world. But the
shaman also learned from his teachers how to
bypass the limitations of the ego-mind.
The elders gave the shaman these 3 keys to
help him see "outside the box" of his belief
system—to perceive the world as it really
Key 1 - Look for a Different Pattern
The 1st key, made famous in the
movie Star Wars, is to notice "a
disturbance in the force."
Anchored just offshore, Columbus’ ships are
creating out-of-the-ordinary patterns in the
ocean waves. Even though he can’t see the ships,
the observant shaman does notice unexplained
variations in the waves.
Key 2 - Don’t Listen to Your Mind!
Curious, the shaman investigates the unusual
wave patterns. As he begins his inquiry, he uses
the 2nd key: "Don’t trust your mind!"
Generations of medicine men and women have
passed down this key to happiness. The 2nd
key alerts the shaman to the limitations of his
ego-mind. The shaman understands that his mind
only perceives realities that his mind has been
exposed to by his culture. Limited by its belief
system, the mind is unaware of a boundless world
teeming with unfiltered possibilities.
Key 3 - Open to New Possibilities
From his elders, the medicine man learned
that any unusual pattern in our world always
indicates that something has changed in our
reality. But, in this instance, the shaman is
not yet seeing the specific element that has
been added or taken away. In order to see what
element has changed, he lets go of how his
ego-mind "thinks" the world operates. He opens
himself to making a fresh discovery—the 3rd
As a result of deciding to allow new
possibilities into his life, the shaman sees the
cause of the peculiar patterns: the
never-before-imagined clipper ships! As soon as
the shaman perceives the large ships, he tells
his tribe the ships exist and points to exactly
where they are. The rest of the islanders are
then able to perceive the vessels.
Where Are Those Darn Car Keys?
This remarkable true story resonates with me
as I recall comparable experiences in my life.
There have been times when I haven’t seen my car
keys sitting on a table—even though they were
The dynamics of my situation are similar to
those of the islanders who don’t see the ships
because of their limited belief system.
At first, I don’t see my car keys on the table.
So, I decide the keys aren’t there. Once I’ve
decided the keys aren’t there, I’ve created a
belief that "my keys aren’t on the table." This
belief then filters out my ability to perceive
the keys sitting on the table in plain sight.
Only when I let go of the belief that "my key’s
aren’t on the table"—and decide to open to new
possibilities—am I able to perceive the keys.
Freed of his limiting belief filter, the
shaman was able to see the big ships. Then by
pointing out the ships, he enabled his
tribespeople to see the element—the
ships—blocked by their belief filter. Free of my
preconceived belief that "my keys aren’t on the
table," a friend of mine is able to see the keys
on the table. Then by pointing out the keys, my
friend enables me to see the element—the
keys—blocked by my belief filter.
Live Your Dreams!
Columbus discovered a radical new world—a
world that’s ever-changing based on what we
believe is possible.
What "extraordinary" possibilities have you
already decided don’t exist in your world? Have
you quit looking for that dream job? Seeking
great health? Searching for satisfying love? If
you previously made up your mind that
you’ll never have a terrific job, body or
relationship, guess what … ?
Be Your Own Shaman
You don’t need a shaman to point out the
opportunities you aren’t seeing in life. Become
a shaman yourself! Use these 3 radical keys to
see the world as it really exists—and to
navigate onto a new, fun playground.
1st Key: Look for
out-of-the-ordinary patterns in life. "A
disturbance in the force" indicates that there’s
an opportunity to see a solution or a course of
action you haven’t yet seen in the situation.
2nd Key: Don’t trust your mind!
The suggestions of your ego-mind are limited by
what you’ve experienced in the past and learned
from your cultural mythmakers—your teachers and
media. The beliefs of your mind filter out many
advantageous choices and options that are
available in life.
3rd Key: Open to fresh
possibilities. Invite the unexpected. Allow
exciting new options to appear "out of nowhere!"
The island natives couldn’t see the Nina,
Pinta and Santa Maria clipper ships because the
ships were filtered out by the islanders’
limited belief system. Why miss your boat
because of the limited belief system of your
island? Hop on board! Sail into a new world of
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