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I know desire gets a bad wrap in certain teachings and certain beliefs systems and that's fine. However, desire ironically I've come to see is what we come to explore. Desire is our entire premise of individuality and manifestation. We can say individuality, desire, free will is all an illusion and maybe it very well is from a greater perspective and I can absolutely see that, but it's also easy to get lost there and miss the purpose of this incredible human incarnation that is only a speck on the radar of infinity. Any spiritual practice that teaches about negating desire or getting rid of desire to me, is trapped in its own human belief system.
Without desire, there is no creation and without creation, there is no life. Even the act of getting rid of desire ironically IS desire. Desire is an exploration of certain values that you want to bring to life. Life is not separate FROM us. Nor is life happening TO us. We ARE that life force creating through our belief systems and it's our beliefs systems and the use of contrast which enable us to create from a desire that is sparked within us by utilizing the contrast to actualize it into reality. After all, what is Self actualization? It's making actual.....your own uniqueness/desires/passions into a creative tapestry of life in any manner we so choose. It's not just waking up to some blob of Awareness. It's actually expressing your own uniqueness in countless, infinite ways.
After all, why are we here? I say we are here to experience the joy that we naturally are........ through creating something that represents our deepest values from the level of Spirit. What is passion, if not the exploration and experience of something that resonates on a deep level within us? Is not these passions which drive us in our every day lives to do something? The entire premise behind spiritual awakening as I see it now, with a different view than I had previously (not better or worse, just different), is seeing that much of what has driven us since childhood is actually NOT aligned with who we truly are, but is a programming or conditioning set in forth by our parents and society and INTENTIONALLY done, none the less, which we come to explore on purpose. Without that contrast of experiencing what we are NOT, we would not be able to bring to life the desire and passion of what we truly ARE, and create from that place, from those values. It's one desire that sparks creation. Everything is imagination. Within the infinite mind of imagination, anything is ultimately possible. Life lacking meaning is an empty canvas waiting for us to provide with the meanings we so choose that align with our nature.
When you are living life with Joy, you are living aligned with that passion.
Waking up to the full expression of our true nature and aligning with aspects of life that bring us joy is what expansion truly is I feel. Expression and creation go hand in hand. In no way, have I applied this to my life fully on any level. I'm literally still struggling, but I'm getting there more and more, the more I am able to let go and surrender. Surrendering and letting go, is the first step within all of this.
Another perspective from Sparrow pertaining to the LoA and this essentially is everything that Abraham Hicks teaches, perhaps a bit more in depth, but right in line. It's a bit wordy, but there's a lot of insight here I find. The Abraham Hicks teachings by the way, are NOT in contrast with Eckhart Tolle and they go beautifully together.
Take what you will from it. https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/intention-manifestation-passion-creativity/