For some reason, one of the themes of my path has been ALLOWING myself access to my desires and permission to follow them. This played out, almost in grand theater, as I came of age in physical embodied form: I gave myself permission to acknowledge and pursue my feelings for a boy when this went against the cultural norms and values of my family. Before then, I was terrified to even acknowledge what my true feelings might be. I write about this story in the third Heal My Voice book, Inspired Voices: True Stories of Visionary Women. My story arc became meta: because of my own journey I was much more able to hear the unspoken desires of the women I served and worked with in rural India. You don't need anything very dramatic to learn to tamp down your true desires. It happens all the time. Yet our true desires is one of the most direct ways to connect with our Divine essence, our Higher Power and the collective higher vibration of the Universe. To me, it seems this is because our desires our connected to our Divine Spark, our inner flame. Its always there, and though sometimes it can seem that people or opportunities on our path are the ways to stoke this flame, my experience is that our job is to connect with our desires, claim them and take responsibility for them however we can, as totally as we can. So rather than tamping down your desires, this is a reminder to spend time connecting with them. My sense is, that the more room we make inside our hearts and bodies for our true desires, the easier it is for us to dance with our existence and realize those desires in the physical external world. Woot! Check out the latest digital photocard in the Listening Gallery with channelled guidance on desire. Also check out this my extensive post on desire on the Heal My Voice blog site.
On my blog, Listen to your Inner Ease, I discuss processes and communication tools for increasing awareness and listening, with an eye towards problem solving and living from more ease. Namaste.