Welcome to the Self Study Lesson on Desire. There are several lessons on this topic below. Take as long as you want on each lesson, focusing on the action step at the end.  Then, go to the next lesson.

 

Lesson 1: What Is Desire?

 

Q: What are desires?  

A: According to the dictionary, desire is a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen; a sense of longing or hoping for a person, object, or outcome. You are on this website because you have a desire to know about enlightenment, or awakening to your real Self.

Q: Why are my desires so important?  

A: Desires have an energy of their own. They compel you to complete them, they drive you and are never-ending. Each desire demands fulfillment. Since you have free will, God respects your desires and will fulfill them. It is important for you to think over your desires carefully.

Q: How can I find the true desire of my heart?  

A: I’m going to challenge you to ask yourself, “What is my greatest heart’s desire?”  The universe will fulfill any desire you have. If you desire to know your true Self, the universe will support that. Your heart has a vibration and energy all of its own and speaks louder than words. 

Action step to take:  Ponder on and journal your responses to the questions below.

1.  Are you still desiring the same things you did when you were younger?

2.  How have these desires changed?

3.  What is the desire of your heart right now?

 

Lesson 2: Desiring The Truth of Your Being

 

Q: What is the first and most important desire to have?  

A: Perhaps by now, you can see how important desire is on the spiritual journey, so desire to know your whole Self more than you desire anything else! The spiritual journey does not consist of gaining material goods, but uncovering the truth of your being. How is this accomplished? By continually desiring to know your real, eternal Self. When you discover that Self, you find God, infinite love, and intelligence, in the midst of YOU! It is well worth your effort, and worth relinquishing all of your lesser desires. 

Q: What do I need to desire to support my real Self?  

A: You know deep down inside that there is something more. If you look within your soul there is a part of you that wants to know your infinite Self. You may not understand it fully. You may not know what it all means, but that desire is there.

Getting in touch with that desire will begin the process of uncovering your real Self. You will draw to yourself the experiences that will support that desire.

Action step to take:  

After watching the supportive video, journal on the questions below:

1) In this present lifetime, when did you set your commitment to spiritual growth into motion? What was your desire thought (“I want to know God” “I want to experience Oneness”) and what circumstances led to it?

2) How willing are you right now to let go of some of your lesser ego desires to grab hold of your greatest spiritual desire? What are some of them?

 

Lesson 3: Your Heart’s Desire

 

Q: How strong does my desire have to be to move me forward?  

A: Your desire to move always has to be stronger than your desire not to move. 

Q: How much do I need to want my biggest desire?  

A: In order to really move spiritually, you have to have at least an 80 to 90 percent desire to move. It has to be your biggest desire because that way it will become strong enough so that when the other little desires come in, they will be canceled out.

Q: How do I fan the flame of desire inside of me?  

A: Your Center For Enlightenment is within you, so it is your responsibility to fan that flame! Perhaps today is your day to open to your spirituality–that deeper connection to the truth of your being. I am here to encourage you. 

Action step:  What is your heart’s greatest desire?

In the video below, I am talking to you about the one true desire of your heart–to know yourself as an Infinite Being. And that desire of your soul keeps working to awaken you to itself–to move you out of your limited beliefs, and open you wide to the expanding possibilities the Universe has waiting for you!

You have all the tools inside of you–the talents, abilities, and love that you need to move forward on this journey. Tap that center in you. You are your own Center for Enlightenment. It is within you, always. Access it through meditation, patience, perseverance, using your Observer Self each day, journaling your questions and insights, forgive.

All of this strength is within you. Plus, I am here to support you. Everything I have created in the past several decades has been to help humanity on this journey. You are capable, and you are supported.

Watch this short video on desire, and let it help to fuel your deepest desire and then journal on the questions below. 

1. What is your most sincere heart’s desire?

2. How has your life led you to where you are now, spiritually?

3. What things have happened along the way that have led to your desire to know yourself and make spiritual growth your priority?

 

Congratulations! You are ready to move on to the next topic. Remember that I am here to support you. janehart@cfenlightenment.org

Proceed to the Self-Study Lesson on COMMITMENT.