Do you create your life circumstances through your conscious and unconscious thoughts, beliefs, emotions and actions? Can you consciously manifest what you most deeply long for? Can you create a better life?
According to many contemporary psychological and spiritual schools of thought, including Pathwork, the answer to these questions is yes.
What stops you from creating the life your soul longs for? Are you ready to explore this question for yourself?
In our complex culture, we receive conflicting messages about desire. We’re bombarded by advertising that encourages us to indulge, want more and spend more. On the other hand, especially as children, we may have received implicit and explicit messages that what we want is bad, dangerous, and will get us in trouble. What messages have you received?
Is it any wonder that so many of us feel conflicted about our desires?
If you deeply desire a job that you love, but you’ve absorbed an old childhood message that you don’t deserve to be happy, your conscious and unconscious selves are at war. Attaining that job of your dreams will be very difficult until you make that old, false belief conscious and discover that you do deserve work that you love.
Consider these ideas posited by Pathwork and other schools of thought:
Any longing begins as a spiritual one that serves as a compass for your life. Some desires get distorted when filtered through painful life experiences.
In other words, you might believe that you want one thing, but that longing might be a shallow substitute for the deeper, truer desire.
And it’s often true that what we think we want really doesn’t serve the highest good. A simple example would be craving a candy bar, when the deeper desire is for a healthy meal, connection with a loved one, or doing something that we’ve been avoiding.
When you take steps to discover your soul’s desires, you are moving toward your best self and fulfillment of your life task.
How can you discover your soul’s true desires?
The first step is to trade in self-judgment for curiosity.
If you can explore the desire for the candy bar without judgment and be curious about it, you can discover whether a deeper desire lies within that more truly reflects what you want and need. This compassionate exploration opens the door to transforming what keeps you stuck.