This blog is about desire because Jeshua notes that everything comes from desire. “Desire is creation” he states in Lesson Four, “Following the Thread of Desire.” And in Lesson Five, “The Keys to the Kingdom,” Jeshua notes that the first key is desire.
I’m at this place in my life due to my desire (written as a vow) to “live my life free to follow my passions of love, learning, connection, compassion and spiritual growth.” I have to credit the clarity of that statement to Skip Hudson and Evelyn Anglim, who co-taught “Mindful Self-Compassion” this last winter. That course didn’t necessarily change my life, but it helped me get very clear about what is truly important to me. When those things came into focus, I was able to let go of my “real” job and fall, arms outstretched, backward into my future, like I’m making a big snow angel in the cosmos.
Mindful Self-Compassion is based on the work of Dr. Kirstin Neff. Here is her TEDtalk on what it is. https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=kristin%20neff%20tedx
Skip Hudson is a certified MSC instructor, and we are so very lucky to have him in our midst in the western Colorado. He has another course starting in June. I strongly recommend taking it. Here is Skip’s contact info:
In order for us to move forward spiritually, we need to see ourselves as Jeshua sees us, as loved, loving and lovable. His opening two paragraphs from Lesson Three are perhaps some of the most beautiful sentiments in the written language.
“If I search the languages of your world, I cannot find the words that can convey the Love I feel for you. I cannot find the words that can convey unto you the Love that God has for all of us….Therefore, in truth, I look upon you constantly, and marvel at the radiance of my Father’s Love. It is through you that I come to discover all that God is.”
So for today, I would suggest that we take a good long look at loving ourselves. I don’t believe we have enough self-appreciation in our society today, so it’s up to us to cultivate it. Not narcissistically, but in the light that we were made with the Love of the Creator. We are each a facet of the diamond that is God. Let us go forth and shine with our own particular hue and brilliance.