What does the word desire mean to you?
- Is it vibrantly alive in your life?
- Are you ticking off those magnificent milestones on your bucket list which can be as simple as weekly bubble baths or as exotic as trips to far-off places?
- Is it about achieving that long-held dream that you’ve held precious in your heart for as long as you can remember?
- Or is it something that feels elusive, that you haven’t really nailed down yet, and can’t seem to?
- Is it downright annoying that right now, you just don’t know what your desire is?
- Conversely, does it feel hedonistic, selfish or wrong; always last on your list after you’ve taken care of your responsibilities in life… e.g., getting “reality” taken care of before you can “go out and play?”
Desire is a hugely important life component that needs cultivating. It’s the stuff that life is made of… that first kiss, that first job or business deal, the answer to the question “I wonder what it would be like to…?” Desire may start off as vibrant, raw energy seeking to express itself, or it may bubble up quietly over time, into a non-negotiable, in your blood, irrevocable “I just have to” drive that focuses on nothing less than full completion..
Like a burning ember, keen for the passion of potential completing itself, desire needs fuel to become the flame… it must be fed to grow into the exquisite brilliance of accomplishment.. Napoleon Hill said it best over 70 years ago:
Strong, richly rooted desire, is the starting point of all achievement,
not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
But how do we get there when we’re just not feeling the vibe?
Modern day Russian author Vadim Zeland describes some key components in his book Reality Transurfing in a chapter entitled “Forward to the Past:”
Don’t’ wait for the future… Bring it into the current moment… allow yourself to have, right here right now.
This is about DETERMINATION…
The intention to have, contrary to the process of constantly fighting yourself.
The determination to have contains by far, more power than the determination to act.
You need to be completely ready to let yourself have.
This is inspiring, “shake-it up” stuff ! In other words, drop the internal fighting, and be absolutely diligent and determined to have the mindset of “letting yourself have.” It starts with a feeling, or in-your-bones-knowing. Best selling Canadian author Danielle Laporte echoes Zeland’s words in her brilliant tell-it-like-it-is style in The Desire Map:
You’re not chasing the goal, you’re chasing a FEELING you hope reaching the goal will give you. We have the procedures of achievement upside down. We go after the stuff we want to have and accomplish outside of ourselves, and we hope and pray that we’ll feel great when we get there. It’s backwards. And it’s burning us out.
What if, first we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel in our life, and then we set our intentions?
What if your core desired feelings, consciously, informed how you plan your day, your year – your life?
All authors quoted in this blog are Conscious Changemakers encouraging us to be bold in revolutionizing our lives by leading with desire. It’s important! Laporte’s words are riveting:
It’s OK to want what you want. In fact, if you don’t start there, with actually owning your desire, you are doomed.
Own the wanting. without apology, and all good things will start to flow from claiming the desire.
We can’t hedge with desire.
So looping back to the first question of this blog:
What does desire mean to you now?
Have you been hedging with it… just dipping your toe in, rather than diving in fully?
Have you let your desire energy wane?
Are you wanting to give up? Maybe you just need to make changes so desire can blossom through different channels?
Its okay when things don’t turn out the way we want or expect them to! It just means there’s something better; there is always an equal or greater benefit to any circumstance in our life… but we must be WILLING to look for it… and be completely ready to let ourselves have it.
What single thing can you do to harness the revitalizing power of desire
- in your job, career or business?
- with those you love?
- with the state of your health, prosperity or financial affairs?
- with HOW you live your life?
Heady stuff, isn’t it?! How exciting to give flight to our innermost desires with determination to bring those core, accomplished feelings into the here and now. It’s where all of our best work is done… we’ve proven it before so let’s do it again! It’s time to cut loose from same old, and refresh, rejuvenate and re-inspire our lives and businesses… Take Your Stand for what you desire and feel its accomplishment here now!
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Cheryl Ann Brewster is highly regarded in her skills as a Business Intuitive, Coach and Speaker. She specializes in supporting those keen to expand personal and professional effectiveness through the power of intuition and soul-centred business practices. To join her mailing list and/or daily inspiration or to learn more, contact her at: TheIntuitiveLife.com.