Confession: I rarely open my Desire Map. I take it on trips. I tuck it into my bag and head to Starbucks. I set it carefully on my bedside table. But it remains unexplored. I realized today that tapping into my core desires – the surface ones, no problemo – scares the crap out of me. Of course at the bottom of all this resistance I know is fear taunting me and inviting me to believe that I will be disappointed if I go there. Whispering shit about not being capable of manifesting what I truly desire. I am sharing this simply to share and say out loud to those fears “What if the opposite were true?”. To cracking the binding…
– Beth Hanishewski
Ah, yes, pre-emptive disappointment anxiety. I know this one. Why bother wishing for it — it’s so far fetched. Or, why bother — I’ve been disappointed before. Or, why bother — I haven’t gotten what I want yet, so it’ll probably never happen.
Make the wish anyway. Name your core desired feelings, and declare it anyway. Declare it with out worrying HOW you’ll make it real. Declare it in spite of the odds and regardless of your past. If you can’t own your desired FEELINGS, how can you begin to create a new REALITY?
Declarations have power. Declaring you core desired feelings will help take the charge out of fear and infuse your desires with energy.
Recap: suspend the worry of “but how?” and “but if,” and just step into the state of desire. As you start taking action on the desired feeling, worry will surface, fears will come up to be faced — naturally. But you will be on your way. It all starts with owning the desire.
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