I spent the past 34 years of my life seeking to understand the way in which consciousness works and why some people are successful in achieving their heart's desire and others are not. 

Like millions of others searching for such understanding I read all the books, heard numerous speakers and had the information spelled out for me many times through the years by philosophers, visionaries and others. The concepts embraced by many of these individuals allowed them to achieve amazing goals and realize equally amazing lives. 

But until a recent personal experience, I didn"t realize what a profound difference there is between knowing something and having the discipline [and courage] to put it to the test—to act on it, to actually live it.

I believe I have synthesized the best of this ancient wisdom, and brought it into the present by adding what I learned from my own experience. 

Seven years ago, I was facing the lengthy declines and deaths of my husband and my mother.  I knew there had to be a better, more enlightened, loving and life-affirming way to help my loved ones through their final life journey.  I had never heard of or read about this way.  I just knew it was possible.

After a number of years of trying, I realized I wasn’t able to do it by myself.  I ended up physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted.  Finally in desperation I turned within seeking the guidance, love and support of the eternal and sublime spirit that is within each of us and everything in the universe, which is called by many names, including God. 

My resolve was never to give up or give in, and to have this supreme spiritual connection or know the reason why not.

It took an incredible amount of time, self discipline and courage, but eventually I did realize this connection with the eternal and sublime energy—with God—and did receive the support, love and guidance that transformed the experience from sadness to a joyous reaffirmation of life. 

I wrote about this connection and my transformation in the book The Heart Knows the Way - How to Follow Your Heart to a Conscious Connection with the Divine Spirit Within.

 This was my first fully conscious experience with trusting my inner wisdom and actually putting what I believed to work in my life with the unwavering intention to continue until I was successful.

Now I know that aligning with these time-tested truths can determine your health, wealth, success and happiness, as well as your future. I want to share with you what is necessary to do to take control of your life, decide what and how you want your future to unfold and be able to use this wisdom as a key to open the door to your heart desires.

Following these concepts can dramatically improve your health and add to your happiness and well-being on a daily basis, as well as help determine your future.  It will also affect the lives of others and the Earth in a positive way.   

Many people I have talked with through the years have expressed a similar urge I have felt most of my life—that I was meant to "do something wonderful” in this life, but until recently I never connected with what it was.  Many others have also failed to make this connection, and I believe that is a major cause of the deep depression and sadness that defines the lives of so many individuals.

I now think of this inner urge as energy at the core of our being that is striving to express itself through us.  It is a message from our soul urging us toward our inner heart desire: that which we were born to accomplish or move toward in this lifetime.

True happiness—your life purpose—is there just waiting for you to give it a chance.  When you resonate at a soul level with how you are expressing the gift of life, you will know you have connected with your life purpose—your reason for being.

Scientists have already proven that all life is energy—you, me, the Earth and everything in the universe.  Cars, tables and other more solid objects are merely vibrating at a lower level, in a more condensed form.  It is also known that each person is an individualized field of consciousness-energy.

When someone is not experiencing an abundant and fulfilled life in all aspects, it means that the vibrations in the person’s energy field are out of harmony and therefore out of balance.

If you think of vibrations in the form of a symphony orchestra, when each individual instrument is vibrating at a correct frequency, the result is harmonious, beautiful music. 

To put it in another way, when you consciously choose to become a fully conscious, aware human being – to be a co-creator with God, the eternal and sublime energy that is within us and everything, then the energy at the core of your being that has been striving to be expressed has the opportunity to work in your life. 

What happens is that you will then be in partnership with Life and your consciousness will automatically lead you to make decisions and choices that are for your highest and best good and in alignment with your soul and your life purpose.

You will develop a consciousness of trusting in this goodness and be able to accept having whatever your heart desires that is for your highest and best good.  You will also move from the consciousness of wanting – which always places your desire in the future – to a concept of having as a present reality.  This is a huge difference!

Once you trust and have faith in the goodness of the universe, you will be able to let go and release your desire(s) to the powerful action of the eternal and sublime energy that permeates, activates and sustains all life in the universe.  Do what you are led to do on the physical plane and then release the how-and-when your good manifests to the universe, to God.

Staying centered in trust, faith in the process, and keeping an attitude of gratitude is necessary in order to open the door to your desires.

We have the right to choose.  We are capable of aligning with the gentle urging of our soul to fulfill our true life purpose, heart desires and destiny.  This wisdom holds the energy and inspiration of the many souls throughout history who courageously followed these truths to realize their dreams. 

Appeared in PHOENIX WOMAN Magazine 2007

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