On the Desire Path
Two years ago, I read Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith. This massive book is an encyclopedia of information about the seven chakras. A chakra is considered to be an energetic point in the body. It is thought that there are seven chakras total that start at the pelvic floor and move up to the top of the head. Each chakra serves a specific purpose and if one chakra is blocked, it effects the other energetic centers. I highly recommend Judith's book as it offers great insights into each of the seven chakras.
I was specifically interested in the second chakra, which is our emotional identity, according to Judith. The second chakra moves beyond the necessities of life (ie- food and shelter) and more into emotional desires. Judith writes, "It [desire] is the seed of passion and enthusiasm, essential for developing energy and power. It is the essential thrusting forward that leads us to action. Only by staying in touch with our feelings can we truly know our soul's desire; only by knowing our deepest desires can our will have clarity."
It was interesting to read this definition of desire because this past weekend (at the beach, post surf) a friend and I were discussing our desires. I initially said that I didn't have any desires, but then later started talking about this blog and how I would love to have it be my full time gig. My friend pointed out that I did indeed have desires and on the spot asked me to say them out loud, which I did and am now going to share. Here are my desires:
-to have my own business running this blog and offering a unique perspective that is different from the standard fashion/lifestyle blogs that are so prominent. With this blogging business, I desire to have freedom of time, freedom of location, and the ability to make as much money as possible.
-to have a side hustle selling my embroidery on Etsy and to have an art show featuring my embroidery work.
-to own a dream home which for me means a house with four bedrooms, ten minutes or less from the beach and to go surfing at said beach every day.
-to find my dream man... a man who I am physically attracted to, is kind, generous, supportive, loves nature and the outdoors, wants to travel, and have one child together.
Those are my four big desires and I feel really good about them. I like seeing them written down and feel that by reading them, you, my dear readers, are offering up an extra dose of magic to them.
If you have any desires, please please share with me in the comments! I'd love to know your big dreams and witness them for you as you are witnessing mine.
photo by Pawel Nolbert