Give It Away: How to Get Your Heart’s Desire
What do you want? In your deepest heart, what is your true desire?
All our striving stems from the same fundamental human desires:
To be safe. To be provided for. To provide for the ones we love.
To be free. To love and be loved. To be happy and healthy.
To belong. To be at home in the world.
To live in harmony with our fellow beings. To be peaceful, generous, kind.
To be whole. To live in healthy, whole communities.
To serve. To help others be happy, healthy and free.
To be a source of love, blessing and joy.
Next month, my first grandchild will arrive in this world. Lately, I’ve taken to talking with my soon-to-be grandbaby. This gentle, radiant being, who is preparing to make the long journey from the world of spirit to our complex, beautiful, sometimes-fractured world.
I tell her (or him!) that s/he is so welcome here, so deeply loved. That who she is – her particular, unique self, the Sacred in the shape of her – is a source of such joy, even before she’s arrived.
I tell her about the world I want her to experience. The astonishing beauty and delight of it. The bewildering variety of experiences it offers.
For her, and for all of us, I want to help shape a world that welcomes and nourishes her whole self. A world in which she is free and loved, in which she is prosperous and flourishes. In which she is blessed and blessing.
The central imperative of my life has been this nexus of love and freedom, prosperity, service and blessing. More than anything, I want this for myself; I want it for you all.
Love. Freedom. Prosperity. Service. Blessing.
These are qualities of the Sacred. And because we are the Sacred in human form, the seeds of these qualities are planted in our hearts; they are part of our essence.
We can nurture love and freedom, prosperity, service and blessing, in ourselves and in each other. We can grow them so they are a strong and consistent presence in our daily lives.
This is the deeper meaning of sovereignty. You rule your world by developing loving, consistent presence.
When you make the inner shift to your Source-ness – when you become a Source of all that you truly want – you rule your world by serving it.
Your business, too, is a sovereign being, an emanation of the Sacred. It too rules its world through loving presence.
It’s my deepest wish that you and your business become all that you are. That you bring your wholeness, your genius, your power, fully into the world, to serve and bless and shape it with your presence.
As part of my commitment to this work, during the month of June, I’m giving away four copies of my digital program, How to Rule Your World from the Inside Out. Each copy is worth $250, and consists of a 200-page PlayBook, and eight hours of audio.
You’ll have four opportunities to win – we’ll give away one copy of the program each week. The weekly contest closes on June 8, 15, 22 and 29. And during the final week of the contest cycle, I’ll also be giving away one spot to my virtual retreat, FLOW: The Alchemy of Miracles.
Winners will be announced, here on my blog and on Twitter and Facebook, on June 9, 16, 23, and 30.
To enter, share your story about how you rule your world.
Here are some questions to consider: What matters most to you? How do you cultivate your central values in your life? In your business? How do you serve your world?
Post your story here in the Comments (no more than 300 words), or on your blog, with a link to this post. You can also tweet about it, or post your entry on Facebook, using the hashtag #ruleyourworld and this shortlink: http://bit.ly/getyourheartsdesire
Entries that don’t include a link to this post or hashtag won’t qualify. Please DO NOT email your entries to me – this contest is going to occur in a public space.
Your story can be in writing, or in audio, video, photo-essay, dance or song. Express it however the spirit moves you.
May we all be free. May we be prosperous and flourish. May we rule our world through love, service and blessing.
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