“A true desire”

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Recently, my Spirit Guides sent a message which felt important to share (I already shared it with some of you on facebook). Since then, it has kept echoing in my mind, revealing deeper layers of meaning, and opening up more and more questions.

“A true desire within you is to be honoured with all of your being.”

Let it sit for a moment—let it steep.

“A true desire”—

what does this mean? a desire at the level of your soul-self. Or, a desire that resonates with all of your being. Or, a desire that speaks to the Truth of who you are right now, on every level—physical, mental, emotional, spirit.


And once we ask these questions, more arise:

What is the difference between these levels of desire? Is there a difference? Are they parts of the same whole? Are they totally opposed to each other?

What do you think?

“A true desire within you” –

Within, not outside. Ok, so, a desire that comes from your heart and spirit, from the centre of who you are. Rather than a desire that is projected on you by others, by society, by who you think you should be.

A desire that arises from Truth, not necessity. And yet, necessity can be true.

“A true desire within you is to be honoured”—

What does that even mean, in this day and age. Honour – what do you think of, when you hear that word? Antiquated notions? Actors in florid costume, speaking flourishing words that stem from a different time?

(Or, in the immortal words of Falstaff,

“Can honour set to a leg? no: or
an arm? no: or take away the grief of a wound? no.
Honour hath no skill in surgery, then? no. What is
honour? a word. What is in that word honour? what
is that honour? air. A trim reckoning! Who hath it?
he that died o’ Wednesday. Doth he feel it? no.
Doth he hear it? no. ‘Tis insensible, then. Yea,
to the dead. But will it not live with the living?
no. Why? detraction will not suffer it. Therefore
I’ll none of it. Honour is a mere scutcheon: and so
ends my catechism.”

(Henry IV. part I, act V. scene 1))

Can honour be substituted for integrity, for our better understanding?

“A true desire within you is to be treated with integrity—“ ?

Or does it necessitate elements of the ceremonial, the ritual, the grandeur of a sacred obligation?

And how to even begin to ground that last sentence into something that can be done with hands and feet and will, that can be acted upon in the real world?

And while we’re here, “is to be—”

Is this a command? A universal Truth, a plain statement that simply is. Does this mean that the honouring will happen, regardless of what we choose? Or is it an invitation to choose to consciously treat our desire with integrity? What happens if we don’t do this? What happens if we do?

“A true desire within you is to be honoured with all of your being.”

With all of your being. With all of you. Is “within you” different from “all of your being,” then, or are they simply separate ways of thinking about the Self? Is there a special type of Truth that can be only accessed within, and a special type of expression, or honouring, that is best performed with the ego, the spirit, the body, and all the faces we show to other people as well?

“A true desire within you is to be honoured with all of your being.”

This seems to mean different things on different days, and perhaps that is part of its power. A commendation, a mantra, and a prayer all at once. An urge to use our gifts and talents as well as the parts we are not so proud of—all of us, without censoring or shaming—in service of the true desires from deep in our bodies, our minds, our souls and oversouls.

Or a way of being that we cannot evade, only accept and celebrate.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your comments below.