Masters and spiritual masters of old always asked their students and disciples to empty their desire bodies and free themselves. What they meant was to remove the ‘longing’ from his system.
When a wish remains unfulfilled in your system for some time, it becomes a longing, remains unfulfilled, and then becomes a bondage. And what does anyone really want? Be free and happy.
Spiritual teachers both past and present also teach that true desires arise and are self-fulfilling when there are no fears present. Practices are prescribed that make people meditate, do yoga, lead a disciplined life, seek knowledge and basically master the mind. Slowly but surely, a true spiritual teacher works with a student to stabilize the student’s mind in light and happiness.
Abraham (from Esther and Jerry Hicks) also says the same thing. He (they) define desire as a ‘joyful anticipation’ of what is to come (a pure desire). Abraham says that the state of longing is not pure desire.
Only when you feel joyous anticipation, is it a pure desire, and such a pure desire has no choice but to be fulfilled.
Why is positive or joyful anticipation so important? Because anticipation is the energy of “Oh look, it’s coming any minute.” Think of a child waiting for his birthday/Christmas present. How does it feel to be that kid? There is hardly any stress involved because the boy has dropped several STRONG hints in the weeks leading up to his birthday/Christmas, and KNOWS for sure that his parents will definitely grant his wish.
And this is the place a person needs to get to: the place of Joyful Anticipation with respect to every desire. Until then it is just a wish that remains unfulfilled.
And who wants a body full of unfulfilled birthdays? No one! It generates sadness and depression.
The energy of the mind constantly veers between dark and light, despair and hope, scarcity and abundance, and it is the personal responsibility of each person to bring their mental energy to the state of light-filled abundance.
To achieve this, it is important to free yourself from fear (and there are several ways to do it) and make your life work for you and continue to bring you joy. For example, if you have problems with your family, then have your whole family align with you by aligning with what you want. You are the center of your universe and you deserve to have your life full of love.
I found that before they started working with people, they would have tried to apply the knowledge of the Law of Attraction to themselves, but found it difficult to get to that place where they could see that it really worked for them. Fearful, emotional and painful loss of energy regarding each issue ruled. And it is only when you put the real work into stabilizing your minds in light energy that you see the results.
The only real job anyone has is to get to a place of feeling happy about life and its various components. Because when people feel good about their life, that means they are in the space of knowing that things are really working out for them. And then you can hone in on that great feeling with each specific theme, making the manifestation happen.
Develop Joyful Anticipation for every issue in your life. In fact, develop Joyful Anticipation for Life itself!