The first time I read The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte, it resonated but remained separate from my spiritual practice. Prayer existed in one layer of me and desires in another. As I began practicing core desired feelings (CDFs) and making choices through the lens of my CDFs, my spiritual practice and my desires began to merge. My CDFs became both the prayer and the answer, they were a language through which the Universe could speak to me and offer guidance.
“You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Here’s what I’ve come to understand: You are a divine being. Therefore, your desires are divine. They are the ardent fingerprint of God in you. Your divinity comes to life in desire. Dwelling in desire, listening to desire, articulating desire is praying. It’s the same for meditation. The practice of listening and self-mastery gives desire a divine voice. Desire anchors you in awakening. Desire carries the voice of God guiding you into truth. Desire provides a place for your divinity and humanity to converge and be expressed in everyday life.
If you haven’t read Danielle LaPorte’s work yet, I highly recommend it. Core Desired Feelings ground you in desire, which lights the way with truth as you adventure through the terrain of your inner life.
This is part one of Desire and the Divine. Check back next week for part two. I’ll reveal the practices and rituals that sustain Divine Desire.
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