The ultimate freedom doesn't come from manifesting your desires. It's having a deep knowing that you're good with or without them. It doesn't mean you can't have them, it just means your happiness/okayness is no longer dependent on them.
Authentic, Aligned Desires: a desire that your happiness, wholeness, worth or okayness isn’t dependent on, feels more like a preference ("it would be nice but I'm good either way")
Ego Attachment: a desire that your happiness, wholeness, worth or okayness is dependent on
“The tragedy of an attachment is that if its object is not attained it causes unhappiness. But if it is attained, it does not cause happiness – it merely causes a flash of pleasure followed by weariness, and it is always accompanied, of course, by the anxiety that you may lose the object of your attachment.” - Anthony De Mello
You don't actually NEED anything for inner peace and alignment, as much as the mind likes to think. There's just a feeling in you making it feel that way. Most people react to the feeling by seeking to fill it externally. But seeking wholeness is how you lose awareness of wholeness.
The key to freedom is to go to the source - the feeling. Once it's released, you will feel clear/whole and able to act in alignment with your intuition (rather than seeking to fill the illusion of lack which only perpetuates it). And what unfolds from here always yields greater results.
"The ego is unaware of its true nature of abundance and wholeness, so it always feels a sense of lack and acts to try to fill itself. The higher Self by definition is fully awake to itself and feels no lack of any kind. Impulses of action that arise from the higher Self begin and end in abundance, joy, gratitude and fulfillment." - Deepak Chopra
As you release any emotions blocking your inner clarity and wholeness, notice which desires completely lose their luster and which ones stick around. This shows you if it's a true, intuitive desire or if it was just a feeling of lack making you think you wanted it (ego).
Let yourself see attachment for what it really is: an illusion that just creates more suffering, misery and disappointment.
Once you see through the illusion by feeling the feeling through and realizing you can feel completely whole on the other side without anything needing to have changed outside, you're free (it's not that you weren't before...it's just that there were emotions creating the perception of lack seeming to block it).
Your happiness/okayness is no longer dependent on it and you can move through life freely and intuitively choosing what's in alignment for you without NEEDING or DEPENDING on any of it.
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