Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dwelling in the Land of Desire

Many think the Land of Desire is some utopia like place where everything we could possibly want exists and all we have to do is be a positive thinker, wish it into being and it appears like magic. They think that in this land anything they do not like just simply does not exist. All those things they think of as terrible, awful or harmful are not there. They see it as a land of peace and tranquility where everybody gets along because everybody is of like mind.

The Land of Desire is does not exist someplace out there but exists within you. You can dwell in this land even though what is “out there” may seem to be something other than what you desire. When you dwell in this land you realize what is out there is a reflection of what is inside of you and inside of others. When you dwell in this land you ever deny another their experiences just because it is an experience you do not desire.

To dwell in this land you must turn your attention and focus on yourself and not on what other lands others maybe dwelling in. When you dwell in this land you are extending the opportunity for others to join you but it is always their choice. Every time you see a person living in a land you do not desire to live in, it is an opportunity for you to make different choices. Others can, do and will dwell with you in the Land of Desire if they so choose to.

The Land of Desire is often misunderstood and what one needs to do in order to dwell there is equally misunderstood. In the Land of Desire there is positive beliefs, positive perspectives, positive thoughts, positive actions and positive words all of which reflect the desires of those who dwell there. It is not that there are no terrible, awful, harmful experiences; they just choose to see these experiences for what they are. They are opportunities for growth, expansion and to get yourself to a place you otherwise could not have gotten to. In this land those who dwell there look at that which they do not want and realize that can’t change it but they can change their belief and perspective about it and in that moment the experience itself changes.

In this land there is self empowerment. Those that dwell there know that they hold the key to the changes they desire to make. They hold the key for experiencing all that they desire. They do not empower others to change things for them. They are the change and therefore they enact the change from within. The change does not occur from the outside to the inside but from the inside to the outside.

So when you look upon something and say “I do not like this” “This is wrong” or “This should not be” what is that telling you about yourself? What is that telling you about what you do want? For in the Land of Desire it is all about you as you are the only one who holds the key.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I agree! Sometimes people will say to me, "You have it so easy (in my Land of Desire)!" What they don't see is the focused energy I put into my life. They don't see the effort and practiced patience. They don't see the gratitude and appreciation I honor throughout my day. They don't see me ask myself "So, what do you want?" When I'm giving energy and attention to what I don't want to create. Yes, Land of Desire is a definite place of growth and expansion :)