The Power of Knowing What You Want
“What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists…and it becomes available only when you are in the state of mind in which you know exactly what you want…and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.” ~Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922, Inventor and Educator
Do you know what you want? What are your desires? Do you even have any wants or desires and have you clearly identified them? This may sound very simplistic and trivial. Who doesn’t know what they want? Some have stated that in the process of manifestation that knowing what you want is the first step in creating. What does clear vision do and how does knowing what you want give you power in creating? When asked the question of what do you want, most people might say “I just want to be happy” or “I want more money, I want to be financially independent” or perhaps “I want to be in a committed relationship.” So why don’t we have these things and why does what we say we want appear elusive and slow to come, if ever? We were put on this earth to create. PERIOD! We were born to manifest greatness! We are all children of the most high God. We come here, are born with the sole purpose of creating and exemplifying the true power from which we came. We are always wanting and desiring something whether we be conscious of it or not. We are constantly asking for different things verbally and through our vibration. The problem is, most times these ways of asking are in direct contradiction to one another. We state from our mouths what it is we want but our vibration is one of something else.
Earlier this past week, a woman proposed the following statement, “I’ve been saying I really want to be in a committed relationship, but do I really have the time to devote to being in one?” This was a profound statement she made and speaks directly to the heart of the concept. You see I don’t think many would be hard pressed when asked to provide an answer to what they want. OR you may be one who actually does not know what you want. Many of us, having been caught up in the “Matrix of life” have lost the knowing of what we want. [re: Week 1 – Escaping the Matrix] However, in either case, it stands to reason that the thing you want, you obviously don’t have. Why don’t you? And of course there are various reasons we come up with. But the truth of the matter is usually there is something you want MORE than the thing you are expressing verbally. Remember we are all vibrational energetic beings and the Law of Attraction is constantly yielding to us exactly what our essence reflects.
For example the woman previously mentioned, has been stating for years that she wants to be in a loving relationship but has found herself involved with men who are either unavailable and/or demonstrate undesirable behaviors. This is because the essence of what she REALLY wants is something else. “I want to be married,” but more than wanting to be married I don’t want to sacrifice myself, and give up my identity, and loose myself in another individual. Or, “I want a committed relationship.” BUT what I really want is to not be hurt anymore and go through the pain of a failed relationship. Or, “I want a loving relationship.” But what I really want more is to not feel rejected from yet another unfaithful person who desired someone other than me. So the universe with its infinite intelligence, and in accordance with the Law of Attraction, keeps her safe by co-creating life experiences that give her what she truly wants. The universe does not respond to what you say, the universe responds to what you feel; it responds to the vibration you are emitting, the essence of who you really are. This is why what we say we want and what we get are different. We can never have what we are in vibrational resistance to!
The same can be stated with regards to anything else we say we want. You say you want to be rich, financially independent. But what you really want more is to not feel the pain of failure, the pain of trying something and it not work. So you never take the risk associated with a new business venture, and you never follow your true passion because at the root of what you truly want is the safety, security, and comfortability of what’s familiar to you. When we ask for things from a place of lack, need, not having, missing, fear, or any negative emotion we get more of the same. The universe responds to the emotion, to the vibration of your frequency. This is a YES universe, and it is responding yes to the essence of who you really are. Your life reflects back to you that which you are! So first understand there is no such thing as lack in an infinite universal space. There is only abundance.
The challenge is to be honest with yourself in knowing in truth, on a deeper level what you want. Identifying those deep, hidden secrets that only you and your Creator know. Shine a light on those hidden secrets and expose them in your consciousness. When we take this step, we then remove the resistance, the barrier that has been stagnating our true desires. Now we have the clear vision, the target point of where we’re going. From this point we have clear direction and assurance that we will have what we want.
In the book entitled The Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale draws a parallel between not knowing what you truly want as being like a boat with a sail but without a rudder; sailing aimlessly whichever way the wind blows. The purpose of the rudder is to direct the boat and provide guidance towards the desired destination. The purpose of knowing clearly what you want, the purpose of the vision is the same, to provide clear direction as to where you’re going.
“What this Power is I cannot say….” When we know what we want, power is generated. The power comes from the Inner Source, the God within YOU! Through the process of clearly identifying what you want, isolating and pinpointing your true desires and having a vision for it all, provokes the POWER OF CREATION! And it doesn’t matter if you believe it is God, the Universe, The Divine Being, Creator, or Source. What MATTERS is that you can experience this power. As it is with electricity, one of the most mysterious forces known to man, you do not have to necessarily understand it completely to utilize and benefit from its power.
So this week, ask yourself some questions: What is it I truly want? Do I have what I want? Why not? Honestly answering these questions will provide clarity, direction and the empowerment necessary to make more confident decisions, knowing that you now have harnessed a power and force, a divine assistant to help co-create and bring into fruition those things that you want and desire.