Seeing Omnipresence as my atmosphere, containing everything, I pause, remembering I am Imagination with access to infinite possibilities for all the experiences in my world. All things I could possibly desire are all within me.
I learned how to ask for the desires of my heart at somewhat the same time I found out that all things I could possibly desire are already within me. I had to work with myself to grasp this phenomenon. It helped to understand what desires are. I had been programmed to believe my desires were things I wanted. To want something means I do not have it already; I do not yet possess it. So my programming “had” me thinking I needed something I did not have.
Taking in the idea of Omnipresence, I introduced new information to my mind and actually started the process of consciously reprogramming my mind. And with this reprogramming came another question. If everything is already within me, what am I doing wanting something? In other words, how could I possibly want what I already possess?
Another question came up: how could I say everything is already within me? I looked at two major principles I had incorporated into my thinking: Omnipresence and Omniscience. With these two principles I accept it that God is everywhere present and all knowing. This made room for me to consider the power of consciousness. Given that God is everywhere present, this means God is consciousness. That God is all knowing, this means God is all-knowing consciousness – God is all knowing consciousness within me. So I was at the point where I could ask what makes consciousness. How is consciousness formed?
The substance of consciousness is ideas or concepts: consciousness is formed of ideas – concepts – and all things are concepts manifested. All things I could ever desire are concepts manifested or made visible. One day I noticed what happened when I called the name of a concept. It did not matter which concept I named; whichever concept I named appeared as an image in my mind. I saw the image of the concept I named in the mind's eye. I saw it on the stage of my mind. I liked what I saw! Seeing the image of something I liked, I realized I wanted to experience it in my life with the people around me.
As an image on the stage of my mind, my desire was part of my inner life experience. It was one of so many possibilities – one out of infinite possibilities. I named my desire and its image on the stage of my mind constituted my inner life experience and since I enjoyed it so much as it was, I knew I was ready to enjoy it with others. It became clear that as I enjoyed and delighted in my desires as inner life experiences I was asking to experience these with the people in my life. By persisting in joy and delight – these elevated emotions – my desires came to fruition.
Before I connected the joy and delight in my inner life I had noticed how negative emotions in my inner life brought things I did not want. Things I worried about repeatedly happened: worry is a negative emotion that brings along with it fear and anxiety. I noticed how quickly things I was anxious about manifested.
My greatest take-away was to reprogram my mind to as many elevated emotions as possible and arrange images in my inner life within the atmosphere of these elevated emotions. I engaged in a joy vigil – the day I wrote this article was my 680th day of joy, making joy my dominant state. In my view through the lens of joy that dictates the nature of the desires of my heart, I have joyous experiences day in and day out.