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Releasing Desires

Some Spiritual writers and advisers advise lifting-up a need or desire to God or The Universal Spirit, entrusting that need or desire to God or The Universal Spirit, and faithfully releasing all attachment to the outcome, trusting that it will be done. Often, these same Spiritual writers and advisers advise that one clearly formulate a need or desire in one's mind, perhaps even to write it down, then to "manifest" that need or desire by meditating on it, by acting as if it were already done, by thinking positively about it, by expecting it to materialize, etc. Is there a contradiction between these two methods? Can one employ them both at the same time for the same need or desire? Should one employ them both at the same time? Thank you for your response.


When we have a desire and then release it to the universe, that release not only implies that the universal intelligence will respond, it also implies that it will respond in the right time, right place, and in the appropriate way most conducive to your spiritual evolution. Universal Being has an intelligence far beyond the grasp of our desiring ego mind. If we desire to buy a home, and exhaustively list exactly how it must look in every detail, we are presuming our conditioned mind knows better about how to fulfill this need than the universe does.


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What if your desire is not conducive to your spiritual evolution?
Lisa Schimanski - November 11, 2013
pensamiento, palalbras y acciones un todo que vibran en el universo, pero sobre todas las cosas es sentir el amor y poder divino de dios en nosotros mismos que vive y mora
Luisa Enriquez - October 29, 2013
Thank you Deepak.
Cecile Cole - October 27, 2013
Firstly, we don\'t even begin to understand our full potential. Secondly, whatever we beseech Source, creator of all that is, must be for the highest good of us all. Given that our imaginations have led us to discover untapped potential and there is a power to positive thinking, I do not see a contradiction but prediction - a thought that can be more powerful than words alone. Our thoughts are vibrations across the universe. That is why unconditional love is so important. Namaste.
Simon Peck - October 27, 2013
Deepak is so......deep!
Jeff Scott - October 27, 2013
Lady cries to God. Why, why God won\'t you let me win the Lottery? God, tired of her crying: Shouts at her from above: For Heaven\'s sake Lady: will you go buy a ticket already!Just saying....
Sonia Finnen - October 26, 2013
no, God helps those that help themselves!!
Sonia Finnen - October 26, 2013
Marty Floyd - October 26, 2013