By: Kayla Pasko
When we have a desire, whether it be for success in a certain career, more financial abundance, or a relationship with a specific person, we automatically begin to question the who, what, when, and how. While our higher self knows that everything we are currently experiencing is all a perfect part of the desire unfolding, our human mind wants to constantly question the process based on what we are seeing in the world without.
Most of us come from a background where we were taught to deny ourselves of what we truly desire. In many religious and spiritual teachings, we are taught that we must accept the facts of life—even when they produce feelings of pain or suffering—in order to learn and grow.
However, in the conscious manifesting community, we are taught the opposite. When we happen upon these beautiful teachings, we are told that we can in fact be and have everything we want, regardless of any past or present circumstances. But when we hold onto past experiences that contradict these lovely truths, it can sometimes feel as if we are deluding ourselves, or like it’s all too good to be true. It’s easier to accept the facts as they are and to believe that we must strive for what we want, as opposed to resting in the knowing that everything we want is already
ours. This is where building faith in our awareness as God and gaining a deeper understanding of where our desires spring from comes into play.
Your Desires are From the God Within You
Look upon your desires as the spoken words of God and every word of prophecy of that which you are capable of being. Do not question whether you are worthy or unworthy to realize these desires. Accept them as they come to you. Give thanks for them as though they were gifts. Feel happy and grateful for having received such wonderful gifts. Then go your way in peace.
– Neville Goddard, Your Faith is your Fortune
Your desires are from the God within you, and therefore anything you are seeing in the 3D world—such as a lack of evidence for your desires—has zero say in whether you may or may not receive them. Selecting what you wish to experience, and allowing your desires to unfold in the physical world, is solely dependent on you.
Remembering this truth is often easier said than done, especially in the case of manifesting a specific person. Maybe they have left you for the time being, and you are fighting an old story from the past. When we understand that our
desires are the spoken words of God, and that we are one with everyone and everything, we can begin to transcend the part of us that wants to question whether we are worthy of our desires, or whether we are doing the right thing.
It’s also important to remember that your desires don’t just serve you, but they serve other people as well. So whether it’s the desire to be in a loving relationship with your person, or to be in the career of your dreams, trust that it is in the best interest of everyone involved. You would never be given a desire if you didn’t already have the means to manifest it, and if it were not for the benefit of everyone involved. God makes no mistake.
What Having Faith in our Desires and Persisting Actually Means
Since we know that our desires are God given, why do we need to have faith and persist in them? The words faith and persistence might sound like we need to do some sort of work to receive our desires, but it is actually quite the contrary. Having faith in our desires and persisting simply means that we are enjoying our lives as they are right now, all while knowing that we already are the person that we wish to be.
With that being said, this does not mean disregarding difficult emotions and forcing ourselves to believe. Instead, we can allow ourselves to feel and release unpleasant emotions from a place of understanding that every thought and feeling we are experiencing is leading us to the fulfillment of our desired reality, even if it seems contrary.
This, to me, is what it means to persist and have faith in my desires. When I allow myself to feel my emotions, all while remembering who I really am, those negative thought patterns and feelings eventually fade away, and faith and persistence comes naturally.
Connecting with our Inner God
Part of the reason we join the conscious manifesting community is because we want to “get” something, and that’s perfectly okay to want beautiful things for yourself and others. However, we often become so focused on manifesting our desires, that we sometimes miss out on what this spiritual journey is all about, which is connecting with our inner God, our I AM.
In the beginning of my spiritual journey, I was always looking for information in the 3D world, because that’s what I was used to. I would over consume information, seeking validation for my desires from outside sources, and looking for the answers to my questions in social media posts, YouTube videos, or online blogs like this one (wink). But it wasn’t until I began to connect with my higher self that answers to questions started to come to me, and they didn’t come from the 3D world—they came from within me.
I have told you that I AM; if therefore ye seek Me, let these go their way. – John 18:8
The more we connect to the Lord, which is our consciousness, the need to seek answers and advice on the outside, decreases. I intend that everyone reading this will take time out of each day to connect to their inner God, even if it’s just for 10 minutes. After doing so, the answers and “signs” that you are looking for will be sure to follow. That is when having faith in who you truly are, and persisting in your desires becomes a breeze.
Kayla is a freelance writer based in New York City. She began her spiritual journey with the law of assumption in 2021, and now considers Neville Goddard to be one of her greatest teachers. Her goal is to help others learn who they truly are, so that they too may use these beautiful teachings to transform their lives for the better.