Did you know that our desires and our longings are calls from our future selves, calling us forward, reminding us of who we truly are? When I first heard this on a conference call last year it felt like time stood still.
This was a very different take on desire. In the family I grew up in desire was seen at best as being irrelevant, and at worst it was seen as something sinful that needed to be shut down or pushed away. This new view of desire that saw it as important information that need to be noted and acted on, and as something that was calling us forward, was radical.
Further research revealed even more insights about desires. For example, Mark Epstein, author of “Open to Desire” talks about desire being a teacher and if “we immerse ourselves in it without guilt, shame or clinging, it can show us something special about our minds that allows us to embrace life fully”. He makes it clear that desire is the key to deepening intimacy with ourselves, each other, and our world.
Abraham Hicks, author of books like “Ask and It is Given” and “The Astonishing Power of Emotions” calls our longings “rockets of desire”. I love this image, of being bombarded by desire. The whole purpose of this bombardment of desire is calling us to embrace life and to become more fully who we truly are at our very core. This view of desire feels liberating and energising to me and it allows us to more deeply trust our own being.
In 2016 I’m tuning into my desires and longings to expand what’s possible. What are you longing for? What do you truly desire for yourself for the year ahead? May you hear and act on the call of your desires to become more of who you truly are.
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