Today, I’m going to answer another submitted question, “What is the right balance between desire and gratitude?”
Before I do that, however, I want to let you know that I’m starting to come to the end of the questions submitted so far, and invite you to send in any other questions you may have on manifesting.
There must be more you’d like to know about manifesting, so feel free to ask me.
While you’re at it, let me know what you’d like to see most in the full version of the “Awaken the Avatar Within” program. Since I’m going through the editing process now, this is the best time to make sure I’ve covered everything.
After all, the whole reason I’m putting this course together is to help you get more of what you want in life.
Okay, now on to today’s question.
“What is the right balance between desire and gratitude?”
This question comes up because there are many books and classes teaching that the emotion of desire is an important element in manifesting the things you want.
There are also just as many books and classes teaching that the emotion of gratitude is responsible for manifestation.
And when you get into the process, and realize that the easiest way to be grateful for something is to imagine that you already have it, you also realize that once you feel you have something, the desire for it is not as intense.
Let me propose an alternative.
When you feel as if you already have something enjoyable, it’s possible to embrace the joy of the experience–even if the experience is purely in your imagination–and this joy can be just as intense as desire.
So, in the end, the emotion of desire is not as important as many people claim, and is often better replaced with the emotion of joy instead.
Desire tends to exists when we DON’T have something, and can actually prevent you from manifesting it, as it suggests the opposite of what you want.
From my own experience, and the 1000’s of experiments I’ve conducted in this area, I’ve found that emotions help, but are not necessary to manifest the things you want.
This is because we often unconsciously manifest things we have little emotion for, and if manifesting works here, then emotion cannot be an important part of the process.
Where emotion comes in to play is in making your imaginative experiences more vivid, and therefore, more realistic.
It is this realism of imagination that causes your “mental templates” to manifest in the physical world.
Make your imaginative experiences realistic, and you’ll have a good mental template to guide Universal Power to manifest your vision into physical reality.