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Learning to Transmute Desires, Part III

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I believe it is important to experience what we might think of as “bad habits” from a different perspective…namely a different feeling perspective. Let me explain what I mean. Normally, our habitual patterns of behaviors get played out again and again, with little or no resistance to change the patterns.

This is all fine and good if the habits are of a beneficial nature…healthy eating habits, regular exercise routine, positive temperament, etc. However, if the habits are not so beneficial, then it can be quite torturous to feel helplessly caught in the currents of bad thought and behavior patterns that we seem to have little or no power to redirect.

A different approach that I am suggesting here is in feeling the overall sense of yourselves from a perspective that observes the “agitation” of desires with the intention to follow the activating desire impulses to finer and more subtle vibrations.

In other words, in following the activating sensations (of any desire) to their point of finer and finer subtlety, a different perspective of the impulses is experienced, one that allows them to be shifted/transmuted, through resonance, with the vastly wider underlying vibration of the body. This “underlying” vibration of the body has a way of absorbing the agitation of desires, just as the Ocean is able to absorb the largest and most boisterous of rivers.

Once you have experienced desire impulses from the perspective of consciously observing, consciously feeling their subtle vibratory nature, then you will also understand their relationship to the wider field or current of “Life Force.”

In other words, the impulse/vibration/sensation of desires can be felt in relation to a more expansive vibration that does not get stuck in one area of the body. This allows the “agitation” of desires to be absorbed and transmuted by the wider and deeper field of the overall sensation of Being.

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Learning to Transmute Desires, Part I

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The mind constantly seeks engagement with memories, desires, social interactions, pleasures, distractions, etc….and it avoids (disengages from) things that it dislikes, things that cause pain/discomfort.

The “day-to-day” mind/consciousness goes through the cycles and patterns of behaviors that it has grown familiar with over the course of a lifetime. Some of these patterns/habits of thinking and acting may not be so beneficial: addictions, negative behaviors, etc.

Whenever I find myself feeling stuck in habitual patterns of thinking/feeling/acting, if I allow myself to notice where my energy is in the body, it is usually “stuck” in the lower energy centers (the lower chakras)…and this stuck-ness creates agitation in body and mind…and this is when the mind can so easily slip into subconscious realms of desires, of sex, moodiness, past memories, addictions, etc.

I think it is important to recognize the sensations connected with “stuck energy.” By noticing the sensations/feelings involved, you will also begin to notice the thought patterns involved.

With habitual patterns of thinking/behaving, there is usually little resistance to the strong current of the habit. There is little or no effort to notice the subtle energies of what moves us to fall again and again to habit patterns that may not be healthy or of benefit to us.

I believe resisting bad habits with just the mind is not as helpful as learning to feel into the activating energies of what is “tempting” us to fall into habitual patterns of behaving/thinking in the first place.

Every desire has a kind of agitating impulse in the body. If we do not allow ourselves to feel deeply into these subtle impulses, we deprive ourselves the opportunity of lifting desires consciously to a wider and more beneficial playing field.

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Love, the Unified Field Theory Underlying All Creation

This post started out as thoughts regarding the power of manifestation and the meaning and use of money in our world culture. It took a major turn towards thoughts of love as the generative power behind all creation….

It requires more than good intentions to manifest dreams, especially ones that are worthy of our creative energies. Noble ambitions and lofty ideals seem to require a combination of indomitable will to succeed, a passion for the work we do and a “never-give-up” attitude.

Dear Higher Self, how does one get over the hump of “feeling stuck” as we move towards our dreams?

You believe yourself trapped in a desert land of “not-knowing,” of feeling stuck. Energy is always moving. It cannot get stuck! What feels like confusion and inertia is but a thought, a repeating mental construct that feels like a kind of inner paralysis, not knowing how to move forward in life. Do you see freedom as having a greater ability to attract what you need and want, of having more money?

Money is a certain type of energy with massive belief structures tied to it. In your world, money is life, is work, is necessary for your very existence. Money then, has become –- in a sense — god. And yet, you also know intellectually that it is just a concept, a creation of the mind that societies have placed a great deal of value upon. The abuse and lust for money is the ancient and modern day “Slave Master” of which all are subject to so long as they remain bound to its siren voice, mesmerized by glittery promises of happiness and freedom. History amply shows the carcasses of untold millions that have died unfulfilled while in pursuit of the all-powerful coin.

Listen to the drone of desires that have sung epic choruses through the centuries. How often have they devolved in final measure to the coarse strains of “money, sex, power?” Is this too simplistic a depiction of life on planet Earth as expressed through the ages by the magnificent and complex creatures known as Human Beings?

That Mother Earth has born witness to mass slaughter, warfare, and genocide of her children is undeniably evident — even as this degradation continues on today. Of course the Human Being is more than just the volatile mix of money, sex and power. The Human Being as manifested through the Soul sings with transcendant voices of Love and Wisdom, the powerful twins that are the older sister and brother of the triplets, Money, Sex, and Power. In the family of Soul, there are no quarrels between siblings. All have respect for each other, and each has a place in the family.

So long as humans remain trapped in inordinate cravings for any desire, debased or noble, without the stabilizing effects of Love and Wisdom, they shall remain an agitated mass of human longing rather than the divine creation of Human Being.

Love is the one constant, the unified field theory underlying all creation. It is the Soul’s backbone and background, the ground upon which it eternally expresses and creates. Love is the heart of Wisdom, the combined power of which brings forth noble ambitions and dreams. That humans lose their way in the labyrinth of desires is not the intent or way of Love. It is, rather, a result of forgetfulness induced by the drunken grasping after the hypnotic lights of Love’s reflection in the countless Earthly forms that intimate only imperfectly the One Source that would end all blind grasping and longing.

Love’s reflection in the millions of forms around and outside of us is not meant to taunt or torture, but to rather call all souls to seek the One Love behind all desires, the One Light behind all reflections. As you learn and move through Life, growing towards and embracing the Light that brightly glows within, all restless yearnings and sighing after unfulfilled dreams fall away, replaced by the knowing that the nightmare of smallness, of feeling lost and afraid is coming to a close. Asleep no more, you remember your Self and the connection that is unbreakable with the One Consciousness that upholds universes.

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