IV-The Emperor

Get your shit together.

Like, no joke. Stop chasing around. Consolidate. Concentrate. Stop everything that you are doing that isn’t what you ought to be doing and stop fucking around.

But you don’t need me to tell you that. You know that, right? Somewhere in the back of your mind, or in the pit of your gut, you know that now is the time and if you could only get your head around it, it would be done. So the real question is what is holding you back? What is the block in your head that is keeping you from pursuing this goal like an eagle on the hunt? Do you know?

Or do you not want to know?

We all have secrets we keep from ourselves. These are the hard truths and the ugly visions that pepper our thoughts when we leave them unattended. These are the voices that say not good enough, not smart enough, not fast enough, not talented enough. These are the words that keep you small so that you don’t actually have to take up the responsibility of your dharma. They let you stay tiny and inconsequential. They let you be a follower instead of the leader of your own destiny.

But if you knock that shit off and pay attention, if you stop allowing yourself to be small because it is convenient or easy or something that you were told by someone in authority, then you will very quickly see how much power sits right in your pocket. You are unimaginably good. You are incredibly smart. Your mind is swift like the wind and you have unique talents to share. You are unlike anybody else in this world by virtue of you being you. You came here with purpose and only you know what that is. It doesn’t have to be grand, but you do have to honour it.

You have to put on the crown and be the ruler of your own life.

Take the long view. Listen to your heart. Meditate. Be impeccable. Tell stories of heroes you met along the way. Sit on your throne and be the Emperor of all your domain. Sure, it might be small. And sure, you only have yourself to rule. But in the end, is there ever anything more?

You have this one life and it is supposed to be a life filled with purpose. You are the only one who knows what that purpose is, and you are the only one who can make certain that it is fulfilled. So why, again, are you chasing anything that isn’t that? Why are you allowing the confusion of a million voices that aren’t yours to cloud the clarion bell of knowing which is ringing all the time?

Because somewhere, sometime, you stopped trusting yourself. You forsook your clarity of mind and allowed it to be fogged up with illusions of what powerful means. You tried to wear somebody else’s idea of a crown and that sucker hurt like hell because it isn’t real. Sorry, darlin’, but that isn’t going to work any longer. When the Emperor turns up, it is time to pick up the sword of clarity and cut yourself free. It is time to own up to your purpose and get clear. And it is time to do both with singular minded focus on your personal evolution.

Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Get sharp and get to it—RIGHT NOW.