One of the biggest challenges that I’ve had, is believing that my desires are “good” and from the Divine. So many of us were led to believe that our desires were wrong; selfish, self-centered, or bad, that we became suspicious of them, sometimes trying to banish them altogether, or pound them down like they were evil, and so we lost our way spiritually.
Trying to figure out what others want from us, watching ourselves through their eyes to make sure that we are approved of (or doing the right thing as far as they are concerned), pushes our True Self (our spiritual center) ever further away until the discouraged feeling of “Who am I?” becomes a constant companion. We can’t know True Selves until we learn to trust that still, small voice within. The voice that often sounds like, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if………….”
“The desire which you have from within is the manifestation of the great universal Intelligence, craving expression through you and by means of you….Universal Energy as Mind, Life, Love, Truth and Substance is always trying to pour more of itself through us into visibility….desire in the heart is God (universal Mind), knocking at the door of our consciousness….” pp 46, 48, 49 from, Realizing Prosperity, Franklin Fillmore Farrington, published in 1923