This is it!
The last entry
for Your Heart’s Desire!
And while the official ecourse comes to an end today
remember, in one way, shape or other,
this entire blog is dedicated to helping you follow your dreams.
Remember too, you can email me with any questions.
Know this too, Lefty and I will be giving other weekend long retreats
on following Your Heart’s Desire in the near future,
so look here for further updates and details.
Thank you for coming these last 4 months. I truly hope
you have gained a hold of your dreams
and that the voice of God is becoming clearer
and clearer. It is there, for you
are one of God’s kids.
So He has a plan for you
and it is wonderful, absolutely wonderful.
You are not too old or too young to begin.
The world, even if it is just the world of your own family, or your world
in the mirror needs you to live your true destiny.
So keep moving. Read these last two paragraphs in Emmet Fox’s chapter
Your Heart’s Desire and celebrate all of the amazing work you have done.
You totally rock!
You are amazing.
And I am very proud of you.
Blessings to you on your journey.
I hope to meet you along the way.
Paragraphs 20-22, by Emmet Fox
“It will now be clear to the student that discontent is not necessarily a bad thing. On the contrary, it is your duty to be discontented with anything less than complete harmony and happiness. Discontent is an evil only when it takes the form of discouragement, cynicism, or despair. A wholesome discontent with dullness, failure, and frustration is your incentive for overcoming such things. Without it, you would never find your true place. But, whoever you are, your true place is calling, calling, calling, and, because you really are a spark of the Divine, you will never be content until you answer.
Remember that this call is the call of God, and when God calls you to His Service, He pays all the expenses in whatever kind of coin. “What soldier goeth to war at his own charge?” Whatever you may require to answer that call, God will provide. Money, opportunity, introductions, knowledge, training, freedom, leisure, strength, and courage—all will He furnish, if you be about His business and not your own.
Your Heart’s Desire is the Voice of God, and that Voice must be obeyed sooner or later.”
These are such a power-packed paragraphs! Remember back to our launch entry, way back 16 weeks ago? Remember I tried to hook you with all of those questions? Those were all designed to help you remember your discontent—your wholesome discontent. And I am so glad Fox makes the distinction. I used to like drama and inner turmoil so much I’d slide right into despair if I realized I was discontented. The despair would get me to freeze and then I wouldn’t have to try and then my penchant for addictive behaviors would be triggered. It was all a part of the elaborate drama I used to check out.
Thank goodness I do not have to live that way anymore.
Be content with feeling discontent. You would not have started this journey if you were completely content or satisfied with where you are in your life right now. Imagine yourself a butterfly nearing the time for it to emerge. The struggle to emerge is crucial to its survival. It is not content to stay, shrouded and spun. It yearns and aches to stretch and fly.
So take your discontent as a gift.
Once I heard a guy give a talk and say, “all desire is bad.” He went on to say, all of the suffering in the world is due to desire. And I felt sorry for that guy. He clearly hasn’t lived a full, human life yet. I am not saying that to one-up him. I am simply saying anyone who says things like that has never lived their Heart’s Desire. Selfish, greedy desires coming from sick, twisted appetites—yes, these aren’t so healthy. But the kind of desire that lifts you to achieve great things and to serve the world–these are not evil desires. These are God given and good, for lack of a better word. In fact, the etymology dictionary says that the roots of the word desire come from de sidre, which means, from the stars. So the desires we have to dream, achieve, use our gifts, share our gifts, and help the world, are from heaven–they are blessed by the moon and stars, and of course, by the Sun.
Finally, I love how Fox encourages us, how he reminds us over and over that we are part of the Divine; that our true place–our Heart’s Desire is always calling. Even when you’ve found it, the calling turns into a song of gentle reinforcement, but it’s still sounding.
Sure we could live our lives without ever living our Heart’s Desire. We could settle for mediocrity, for not really living—watching TV until we fade away, complaining of one aliment after another. Or we could live, really live.
I know you want life and want it more abundantly. You’ve stuck this through for 16 weeks! So rise up and reclaim your dreams. Go forward and hear the call, the call for Home, and celebrate the work you have done and are doing.
1). Do you agree with Fox that a certain kind of discontent is healthy and even necessary?
2). Are you able yet to hear your true place, Your Heart’s Desire calling? If not, where do you think you’re stuck? Go back through the exercises and see what feelings come up. Notice which ones, if any, you haven’t done. Ask yourself: what’s the resistance? Seek support. Talk to your buddy or mentor. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And share your successes and concerns.
1). Continue to practice listening for God’s Voice. Continue making amends and practicing your mediations. Keep clearing the channel—and remember there’s no finish line. Keep dancing!
Rejoice and let your Heart Sing!
Copyright Joseph Anthony of the Wonder Child Blog