Strike The Word From Your Vocabulary
What do you desire? More important, why do you desire it? Is it because you feel something is missing from your experience? Humanly speaking (and I can’t imagine why anyone would do too much of that), desire and lack are joined at the hip.
Let’s continue from the spiritual point-of-view. Does God desire? Your answer, I’m sure, is, “No, Allen, God being the One Infinite, Indivisible Presence is All and therefore has All. And, Allen, now that I think about it, that word should be struck from my vocabulary.”
Desire Is An Alert – Not An Alarm
You and God are (is) One – the same One. You have All because the I of your Being is All. You are eternally complete. Yet, we do seem to have desires. Why do we have them? Imagine you are waiting for a pizza delivery. Twenty minutes pass, and the doorbell rings. What does that bell signify to your salivating mouth? The presence or absence of the pizza? Yes, the bell signifies the presence of something you desired. Similarly, desire is an alert signifying the presence of something that seems to be absent. If desire could talk it would say, “Don’t overlook me. I’m here.”
Every Desire Alerts You To God’s Presence
Every desire signifies the presence of a spiritual (God) quality. Take a look at these God-qualities:
- Love/Peace (Oneness)
You can trace every so-called human desire back to one or more of these God-qualities.
Someone once asked, “Allen, what about my neighbor’s wife? Sometimes I have desires for her. How do you explain that – spiritually speaking?” In a nutshell, that desire symbolizes the Presence of Completeness.
Simple – But Will You Do It?
Let’s move this from the theoretical to the practical. Whenever a desire emerges, rejoice. Rejoice because the desire is saying, “I think you’ve overlooked me. All you have to do is acknowledge my Presence and understand why I am present, and you will experience my Presence.” Do you understand why the seeming desire is present? It’s because God is Present. Therefore all the qualities of God are Present, and they are present right where you are.
Don’t spin and scurry around trying to get God (or any aspect of God). Simply acknowledge that God is present as that particular aspect of Itself. If you will do this without wavering, you’ll experience the Presence of that which seemed to be absent.
If this unwavering acknowledgment doesn’t seem to work, get busy praying to understand that the entirety of God is present in your life (as your life) right now and always.