What Is Your Heart’s Desire?

Heart with glowDesire is a part of human nature because it is a part of the soul. Desire originates from our Source (God) along with the gift of will. Cayce described desire as the power that drives us, and will as the force that directs that power. It is from the desires of the heart (the urges and intentions) that thoughts are able to bring about physical activities to shape those desires. The power within the Source that began creation was a desire or urge within It to know Itself. It was this same desire that created duality with its positive and negative poles but, when desire is joined with will that is directed toward God, it becomes a positive influence within the life of the soul.

Although desire is the basis of evolution, life and truth, it also paves the way to hell. When only the pleasures of the physical are desired and the spirit is neglected, an imbalance is produced within the soul. Desiring things to please self in the physical may bring consequences that are not very pleasing when what has been sown eventually is experienced. Those who seek only physical gratification will find that this is hell itself.

Desire and will are two forces that are constantly playing out throughout our lifetimes. Unified they are creative in their aspects and through them we can create peace or destruction. Through desire and will we direct the spirit within to be either one with or separate from our Creator. The challenge is to direct both desire and will to the neutral center, the still point within us, the place of the “Nothing”(footnote 1) where there is only love.

Cayce was asked whether the desires of the flesh body are carried over after death and he replied that any desires that have become a portion of the subconscious mind will pass on with the soul after death. Appetites such as gluttonousness or an addiction will be part of the soul-body’s normal consciousness after it leaves a physical body since the physical body’s subconscious mind becomes the conscious mind of the soul. The inability to quench bodily desires without the benefit of a physical body will be the self-made hell that an individual will have to endure.

The vibrations built into the soul equip the soul for a particular vibratory environment after death, and that vibratory environment will be one to which the soul will be attracted because like attracts like. Whatever is built into the soul during a lifetime is that which is found in death. Our lessons continue, whether in a physical body on earth, or in another dimension, each in its own sphere or realm according to that in which the vibrations were created. Therefore, each soul’s experience after leaving the body is as individual as the person was during his or her lifetime because it is shaped by the individual themselves.(footnote 2) In a new physical incarnation there will be a reflection of the effects of past actions and also opportunities to correct past errors. (This has been taken from my book, Spirit and Truth, Finding Clarification of Christian Beliefs through the Words of Scientists, Scriptures, Sages and Seers)

1.See the blog “Is There A God?
2.This has been shown to be true in a Youtube video presenting research of near-death experiences.

What Is Free Will?

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According to Theopedia:

Probably the most common definition of free will is the ability to make choices without any prior prejudice, inclination, or disposition – and specifically that these ‘free will’ choices are not ultimately predestined by God.

To make a choice “without any prior prejudice, inclination, or disposition” requires being focused on inner peace. This is often called the “vortex” by Abraham-Hicks and the “watcher” by others. It is a place within us where there are no preconceived ideas of an outcome. It is a choice in which action comes about FREE of emotions or thoughts.

The yin yang symbol represents the duality required for our three-dimensional existence. Without duality everything would be the same, without differentiation. Between the two extremes of duality there is a central balancing point in which opposites cease to exist. When we work out of this inner neutral center we are able to respond rather than react, accepting all things without conditions.  This is tolerance, patience, compassion, and especially love manifesting from the “still point” within.  Free will comes from this “still point” as willingness that is free from either extreme. 

Most often we exercise choice, which comes from the ego-mind instead of the center of our Being. Many of our choices aren’t even choices because they are habitual reactions that are expressions of ingrained negative emotions and experiences.  These are actions sourced from inner emotional turmoil rather than from inner peace.

We can choose to act at one extreme (positive) or the other (negative), but acting through free will is acting from neither. It is acting from inner peace through unconditional Love.