Ace of Cups

A hand extends from a cloud holding a cup overflowing as a dove carrying a wafer descends into it
A hand extends from a cloud holding a cup overflowing as a dove carrying a wafer descends into it

Manifesting is only meaningful in light of wanting. It is this wanting, this desire, that fuels manifestation. It is the depths of our emotions that serves as fuel, as propellant to launching our dreams into the realm of reality.

All too often we find ourselves afraid of our desires and emotions. We feel selfish or overly ambitious to have desires, to dream of a life filled with pleasures and sources of satisfaction. Perhaps we have accepted the idea that suffering is noble and necessary, a prerequisite to spiritual growth. We may even feel afraid to dream of wanted delights as we believe we are not deserving of goodness and joy for a myriad of reasons.

The truth is that that which manifests in our lives is based on an emotion we are feeling. Period. Our feelings of joy manifest pleasurable circumstances. Our feelings of fear manifest uncomfortable circumstances. The manifesting is unavoidable, purely based on the fact that every decision we make and action we take is inspired by an emotion, even the most seemingly logical and clinical choice.

Suppressing our emotions to avoid disappointment or an undesirable outcome is an exercise in futility. The mere intent to suppress our emotions is borne of an emotion itself, a fear-based emotion. The fear-based emotion has already started its work in manifesting the undesirable so we have actually created that which we were trying to avoid in the first place by not acknowledging, accepting, and expressing our true feelings.

We may even find ourselves suppressing our own fears, afraid that the feeling of fear will manifest something unpleasant. Yet underneath each and ever fear lies something we do want. When we allow ourselves to experience the full emotions behind our fears, we position ourselves perfectly to see just one frame past our fears, to be able to recognize the desire from which the fear springs. Our fears are actually another way of expressing what we truly want. The fear is what we believe stands between where we are and where we want to be. When we allow ourselves to be aware of this, we can once again see what we want and focus on that rather than focus on what we fear, as the fear is actually the desire, just in a distorted form.

If thoughts and choices are emotionally based, and emotion gives rise to manifestation, then allowing ourselves to fully feel our desires will provide the greatest level of fuel for our manifestations. Even and especially those unpleasant emotions, for the stronger or more unpleasant the emotion, the greater the desire behind them. That is where we really want our focus to be, and that is what will really create what we want in our lives.


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David Dear

David Dear suddenly became interested in the exploration of metaphysics shortly after the Harmonic Convergence of 1987. Over the next 25 years he became proficient in reading Tarot and astrological natal charts, learned past life regression and Thought Field Therapy, and became attuned in Chios and is a Usui Reiki master. David has the innate ability to perceive aspects of reality on a multidimensional level and is naturally telepathic. He has a bachelor's degree in metaphysical theology and is an ordained metaphysical minister and licensed metaphysical practitioner. David currently lives in Tacoma, Washington with his wife/best friend, two dogs and one cat.

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