by Justin Deschamps, February 21st, 2018
(Justin Deschamps) The following quoted text came to me during the Conscious Life Expo event in 2018. I received it while contemplating the nature of desire and how we tend to avoid thoughts and things we think of as personally or socially reprehensible.
Desires Are A Path to Self-Mastery, If we Dare to Explore Them
That which you desire must find expression.
If not, it will haunt you till the end of your days, twisting your mind and sealing your heart.
But if you can brave the battlements of your limited self, all can be healed, and the doorway to the mystery of being can be reopened.
Only you hold the key and no other.
Some desires should be imagined and not lived out, like exploring the desire for revenge. Imagining hurting another can remind us that we don’t actually want to do this while releasing the energy associated with revenge if we can nest this exercise within the greater exploration of morality. In other cases, like with “bad habits,” giving ourselves the freedom to explore a vice can liberate the consciousness energy associated with it.
Often, desires that we refuse to look at block our progress and growth, whether in the safety of imagination or in the domain of physical reality. Finding a way to explore all our desires is almost always beneficial, so long as we see that it is a step toward a greater state of being, a technique for personal transformation.
Author’s Note: In my personal process of awakening, contemplating reality, and philosophizing about the universe, I often receive “downloads” in the form of poems, prayers, and inspirational messages. I often keep these to myself, because they are usually quite personal. But also because, due to their non-specific nature, they can be misinterpreted. However, I feel the time has come for me to begin sharing these things with the world when I feel appropriate. As always your feedback is appreciated, along with any other insights or commentary you care to offer.
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About The Author
Justin Deschamps has been a truth seeker all his life, studying physics, psychology, law, philosophy, and spirituality, and working to weave these seemingly separate bodies of information into a holistic tapestry of ever expanding knowledge. Justin is a student of all and a teacher to some, sharing what he has discovered with those who are ready and willing to take responsibility for making the world a better place. The goal of his work is to help himself and others become better truth-seekers, and in doing so, form a community of holistically minded individuals capable of creating world healing projects for the benefit of all life—what has been called The Great Work. Check out his project Stillness in the Storm to find some of his work. Follow on Twitter @sitsshow, Facebook Stillness in the Storm, and minds.com.
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