Everything Comes from Desire

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:

skip@skiphudson.com, 970-314-4888, www.skiphudson.com

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.

What do I truly desire?

Hi. My name is Gail. I am inviting you to join me in my search to become what I believe I truly am – an adored, unique child of the universe, with the capabilities, like my teacher Jeshua ben Joseph, to become Christ consciousness.

Like many seekers, I’ve been a student of A Course in Miracles. I found it difficult and often intimidating, although I loved the workbook. Fortunately for me, I found a group in Denver dedicated to not only “The Course” but to an incredible book, The Way of Mastery, that many call an update to “The Course.” I spent two years with that group, co-leading discussions on some Sundays, and then I was able to move back to my favorite Colorado town and bring the wisdom of that study with me.

Like “The Course,” The Way of Mastery is also channeled material. The kindness and compassion with which it is written calls to the depths of my soul. It is this wisdom that I want to share, as well as my own journey for acquiring(?), attaining(?) allowing(?) it in my life.

There are other books out there that I believe act as signposts on this journey, and I’ll be referring to their teachings, too. Mostly, though, I want to chronicle the journey of one ordinary person trying to incorporate Christ consciousness into one’s life in this time and place.

I want to reach a broader audience and get more feedback on these thoughts and concepts, so I am reaching out to you, dear reader, and asking that you take this journey with me, offering your own stories and wisdom.

Now seems like a good time to start this endeavor. As I write this in May of 2016, I can attest that the world seems to have gone a bit askew. It seems only rational to try to build something more beautiful. I hope you’ll join me on this quest. Thank you.