The Challenge of “Good Enough”
Hi, welcome to the member video blog, where we’re talking about locating and harnessing desire. As I’ve said before the mental energy field is very resourceful in helping us navigate our physical world. It takes our pains and our struggles and turns them into systems and rules to help us be as safe as possible. It also takes those same pains and struggles and turns them into systems of fulfillment for us.
Inside of the limitations we’ll still have some meaningful relationships. We’ll still have some benefits from our job. We’ll have enough support that things feel pretty much OK. The reason the mental energy field is so resourceful is that it only knows the physical field as its existence. Which means it’s going to make the best out of this situation, not acknowledging there’s anything else possible.
The Agenda of the Spiritual Energy Field
If you look around the world you see most people are operating successfully inside of this construct. Things are not perfect, but they’re good enough. As long as things are “good enough” we are content to live inside of that place.
The challenge of things being good enough is spiritual healing comes to us from the spiritual energy field, which is much bigger than the mental energy field. The spiritual energy field is always calling us to expansion and abundance and growth and healing. Which is essentially changing our current circumstance.
If your current circumstance, according to the mental energy field, is good enough, you are going to be resistant to that kind of change. So spiritual healing is probably not going to be something you’re willing to do – because you’re risking losing what you have.
When we are considering spiritual healing we have to decide if it’s the right move for us right now, if the timing is right. One way we can engage that is by learning about our desire. No one even talks about spiritual healing unless they have an area of conflict. If you want to find your desire, you figure out what your area of conflict is. It might be a chronic physical problem you’re having or an emotional struggle. It could also be a life circumstance you don’t like. Like perhaps you’re not receiving enough money, or you’re looking for your life partner and are going on one bad date after another.
Whatever your struggle is, the reason it bothers you is because it is somehow in the way of your desire. I believe your desire is a communication to you from your spiritual energy field. That means your spiritual energy field has an agenda that it wants to do for you, that it wants to make happen. But something is in the way. So if you can locate your basic struggle then you can locate your desire.
Desire Visioning Practice
This is a practice you can try. Find your struggle and then imagine you have a magic wand. You can wave the magic wand and instantly that struggle disappears. It’s gone. Then put yourself six months in the future, and observe what is there. What are you doing? Who are you with? Where are you? How does it feel to be six months in the future without this struggle? If you can flesh out that picture you get a pretty good idea of what your spiritual energy field is trying to make happen for you. But you still have to decide if you want it for yourself.
So let’s come back to the present and you’re going to get in touch with that struggle, that limitation, again. But this time there isn’t a magic wand. Project yourself six months into the future, and again see what you see. Where are you? What are you doing? Who’s around you? How does it feel, to be six months in the future with no change?
Time to Choose
Now you can compare those two projections, and see what you can observe about them. If the six-months projection with the miracle is not too different from the six-months projection without the miracle what that tells you is your desire is not really calling you into something very different from your current state. It’s not a big contrast, and so you are not as likely to be motivated to move forward. You’re not getting that much of a benefit, and you are risking losing something that’s valuable to you right now. In which case the timing probably isn’t right for spiritual healing.
But if you do the two projections and they’re quite different, that changes things. Let’s say your projection six months into the future with the miracle shows you feeling free and happy, and you have a job you love or you start your own business, or you’re with a person that makes you happy. You’ve got lots of new friends and like-minded people giving you community support.
If that’s the first projection, and you compare to your other projection, which is no miracle, maybe you discover things feel flat. They feel lifeless. They feel boring or they feel depressed or sad or lonely, or gray. You hold those two projections together, they’re quite different. That means the benefit of you making this change, releasing the present moment, is quite profound. So you’re much more likely to feel energized to move into spiritual healing.
If you are that person, that your projection with the miracle is quite pronounced in its benefit to you, then what you can do is start feeding the momentum of that desire. Maybe you write a story about what’s coming to you in six months. You flesh it out. People who practice the Law of Attraction would say you could make a vision board – you have pictures of what it’s like to have that desire. Or maybe you collect quotes that are inspirational, and you put them up all around your house.
At any rate, you’re going to be feeding your desire. The momentum’s going to get higher and higher. And desire results in the energy that manifests itself in the world. You might be a person who can just feed desire and immediately you can tell things start happening. Sychronicities start occurring. Miracles start opening, and opportunities begin to show up on your doorstep. If that’s true that’s awesome.
The Trouble with Longing
But you might be a person who’s more like me. For me, when I start feeding my desire and giving my desire momentum, it pretty quickly lobs onto the experience of longing. They are not the same thing! Desire is about energy and hopefulness and excitement, and creative juices flowing. Longing is about wanting something that is separate from you. You want it from a distance.
Whereas desire is about abundance, longing is about scarcity. If you are like me and you discover that longing and desire seem to come together, you might be thinking they’re the same thing. It’s important that you know they’re not the same thing. Desire is like putting on the gas, and longing is like hitting the brakes. When they happen together, as they often do with me, it’s like a go-stop, go-stop, go-stop experience – which is really frustrating and really annoying and painful.
Desire and Longing Must Be Separated!
In which case, if you’re like me, you may avoid desire altogether because you think it always comes with longing. Spiritual healing will show you, though, that these are not the same movement, and they can be separated. When you discover you have longing, that is a connection point to a spiritual misalignment. It gives you an opportunity to go straight to that misalignment and clear it out. Once you do that longing will dissolve – because that’s what it was in the first place.
I offer you several tools inside the membership area to do that kind of clearing process, but absolutely if you get stuck, or if you just don’t want to do it by yourself, contact me and I will do it with you. It is very important that you not think that longing and desire are the same thing. It’s very important that you learn how to embrace desire and release longing. That way you got your foot on the gas, and you can just go and start creating the life that you want.
Final Appeal: Let Me Help You!!
I would love to hear how you interact with this exercise. If you’re a person who, as soon as you crystalize your desire, you realize things start moving and shaking, I would love to hear that. That is really awesome to hear. If you are someone who, as soon as you feel desire you can feel longing begin to seep its way in, let me know that too. Because we got to shut that down! Longing will always put the brakes on you, and if you let it do it long enough you will just lose all faith in your desire. And that is not what you want. As soon as possible, as soon as you recognize your longing, either clear it out yourself or call me and we will clear it out together. Either way I would love to hear what’s going on with you guys! Talk to you soon. Bye!