Welcome back to the third installment in this series. Today we look at the T in ANTHEM, Trust your Desires.
Over eons of time, human pathology has become so severe that people no longer even recognize what they want. They see it in reverse – through the lens of what they DON’T want. You may have heard of polarity reversal, the state, resulting from stress, in which your energy flow changes direction. It’s one of the most common hindrances to healing because when you’re in this state, all energy inputs simply become more fuel for your current trance, drama or dis-ease. Many brain scientists have even said that evolution has given us a negativity bias, a tendency to focus on what can hurt us, as a survival mechanism, unpleasant though it may be. If you’re in danger of being eaten by a tiger, you better focus on the threat at hand rather than some pleasant daydream.
But situations in our modern lives are rarely this dire, and a state of physical stress is rarely helpful (and, engaged in often enough, can even create some serious diseases). The good news is that un-reversing the polarity can be as simple as tuning in to and stating what you desire. Simple, yes. But don’t let that fool you. Doing this is one of the most powerful healing acts you can perform.
In fact full healing REQUIRES you to invoke and identify with (in other words become) the beingness behind the objects of your desire. This might be the sense of freedom that a new car would give you or the knowledge that you are loved underlying the ideal relationship. Invocation, the act of calling in, means recognizing those states as available to you – at any time and in any situation – and claiming them as your true, Divine nature.
By the way, that’s why the uprisings going on around the world are so spiritually significant. People are starting to claim what is rightfully theirs, and, in the collectiveness of the rebellions and the compassion and solidarity expressed in them, they are encouraging others to claim their Divine rights as well.
Saying what you want in the midst of a reality that looks very different from that requires you to trust the desires that your innate wisdom reveals to you and to believe in the abstract existence of a state which, at the moment, is not being reflected back to you. This is just another way of saying that you need to imagine it. Imagination is one of the simplest things we can do. Yet most people, once past childhood, only partake of this act in the form of worry about the future or regret about the past. The healing imagination, on the other hand, creates the future you prefer and can even rewrite your past.
Did you always wish for your mother to appreciate you (rather than criticizing)? Imagine it.
Would you have liked your father to give you permission to be who you truly are? Imagine it.
Do you want to be doing the work you love for abundant compensation? Imagine it.
Would you like a juicy relationship full of laughter and sharing? Imagine it.
So how do you know when you’re doing it right? By how you feel. Feeling good – joyful, lighthearted, creative, empowered – is your sign that your mind is where it needs to be for your highest good and your greatest healing.
One final note.The Gift is a process I designed to help people reclaim the power of imagination, reconnect with their desires and trust their hearts. If you like the idea of this path to healing, contact me to begin.