Desires, Feelings and Spiritual Forces
By Enoch Tan
It is necessary that Spirit should manifest in SOME KIND OF FORM in order that It may come into Self-Expression through Self-Realization. It is necessary that Spirit be manifested in order to express Itself.
Behind every manifestation must be the desire to create, the urge to express. This is called the "Divine Urge." It is the Cause that moves the energy. So dynamic is this Urge that it will cause a little seed to break open the most solid earth, in order that it may express itself in the form of a plant. It is the coming forth of Spirit into expression, the release of energy into action, and is apparent in all Creation.
Behind every action of man is some form of desire to express. This desire, of course, is purely mental in its nature. All that man is, is his mentality, both conscious and subconscious, plus what he expresses. The Divine Urge is strong in man and constantly causes him to seek some form of self-expression.
It is Divine because It is the desire of Spirit to express Itself through him, and like all the other forces of Nature, this energy can work through man only at his bidding whether consciously or unconsciously, for he is an individual and has self-choice. This Urge or Energy is called "Libido," which means the emotional craving, or wish, behind all human activities. It is the repression of it which leads to psycho-neuroses.
The energy set in motion through this urge is the dynamic power of Mind, and unless it becomes expressed, it will congest and cause a conflict within the mentality. Inhibited action produces conflicts and complexes which mentally tear and bind; and as they manifest their physical correspondents, they produce nervous disorders. It is claimed that a large percentage of diseases is caused by the suppression of some form of emotion.
Some form of desire is back of everything a person does, some desire to express life. Any unexpressed desire will eventually lead to a complication. Things will stand just so much pressure and no more; when the limit is reached an explosion will follow, unless some avenue for expression is provided. If we were completely expressed we would never become sick or unhappy. The average person goes through life only partially expressed and always with a sense of incompletion and dissatisfaction.
Emotion, uncontrolled, produces chaos; unexpressed it produces confusion, conflict and complication; for energy will have an outlet. When an emotion conflicts with the will and becomes suppressed it returns to its subjective state, but remains active; it will come up in some other form; it will not be put down. It may remain in a subjective state for years; but eventually, unless neutralized, it will manifest. Let one go for years with some unexpressed longing and he will have created such a desire that it will have become irresistible in its inclination toward expression. People often become seething cauldrons within because of inhibited action.
Energy must find an outlet. Energy is energy and will be expressed or blow the top off, just as a pipe will stand only so much pressure before bursting. Millions are daily being blown up, mentally and physically, through the suppression of desires. Desire is a dynamic force and must be taken into account.
The spirit leads you by desire. Desire is a feeling. When the spirit directs us, we would feel an inclination to take a certain action. We feel like doing something, we want to do it. We have a desire to do it. That desire is what is known as an inner prompt. Follow your inner prompts and you are following the spirit.
It is certain that you can do what you want to do. The desire to do it is proof that you have within you the power which can do it. Desire is power seeking to manifest. Deep down inside you know you can do it, that's why you want to do it. Every desire is possibility seeking expression through life.
The desire to play music is the power which can play music seeking expression and development. The desire to speak before millions is the power which can inspire the world seeking expression and development. The key is development.
When there is no power, either developed or undeveloped to do a thing, there is never any desire to do that thing. Power is the ability to do or act. When there is strong desire to do a thing, it is certain proof that the power to do it is strong. The more unbreakable a desire is, the more unbreakable the power present is.
Power comes from purpose. It is God that works in us both to will and to do.
Desire is based on Purpose. In your strongest desires, you feel a definite sense of purpose which is undeniable within you. Purpose is what defines us and binds us to our design and destiny. Purpose is the Will of the Divine.
Your innermost desires are divinely inspired. Your passions are God's way of leading you. Every positive thought, idea an inspiration you have is a message from God. God is the universal mind who communicates through your mind. His message comes through your feelings, intuition and thoughts. God leads you from within. By choosing to follow your heart, you are fulfilling what God has placed in you.
Our desires are the script given to our souls for us to execute here on earth, while our freewill gives us the choice to either follow our script or choose another one. We can choose whatever script we want, however following our own script may lead us to chaos, struggle, unnecessary challenges and pain, while following the script assigned to us by our souls leads us to happiness, joy, fulfillment, prosperity and wisdom.
Everything is vibration and vibration is frequency. You experience frequency, energy or vibration by feeling. Emotion or feeling is the closest thing to frequency or vibration that we can communicate to the universe with. All communication takes place through the use of frequency. When God communicates a frequency to you, you experience it as a feeling or desire. Feeling is the experience of energy being moved.
Emotions are the gateways and channels to thought waves of inspiration, creativity and ideas. How does an artist paint his picture? How does a musician create his song? How does a scientist discover his theory? He simply feels it out. Einstein discovered the theory of relativity by feeling the experience of riding on a beam of light. How did I create this piece of writing? I simply feel what I write and write what I feel.
Desire and Feeling is the channel by which all spiritual forces direct you. It is the same channel by which God, other minds, the sin nature, your conscience and your thoughts direct you. Desire is a feeling which is emotion and all emotion is energy in motion. It is energy which is being moved by the mind. You are energy and it is God and all other forces including yourself that moves you in the form of desires and feelings.
The key then is to discern which spiritual force is directing you, and to choose which feelings you should follow and which ones you should overcome. You can only overcome a feeling generated by a spiritual force with a feeling generated by another spiritual force. Choose to connect more with the mind of God and you will experience his direction of your feelings stronger than any other spiritual forces.
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."—Carl Jung