(This is an excerpt from the free, 4-part Mutual Awakening ecourse written and developed by Patricia Albere, founder of the Evolutionary Collective and guest teacher at the Shakti Shiva Academy.)

When you understand the difference between longing and desire, it will change your life.


Opening ourselves to longing, activates powerful forces that will move our lives -and life itself- towards higher possibilities of love and truth.


Longing arises from a dimension that is deeper than your individual sense of self – deeper than your soul – it arises from the unknown and comes through us into this world.  Longing comes from the divine forces of love and evolution, itself, bringing new potentials into existence.  Something greater waits for us, needs us to awaken and surrender to its power, love and creativity.  If you pay close attention, when you begin to feel the longing you can sense that its a two-way affair.  Something is longing for you and through you, and that is where the immense power (and beauty) lie.


Generally, we focus on our human desires.  People ask us what we want and need. We are told to feel our desires.  Desire, however, comes from our limited sense of identity,  from our survival and egoic patterns.  Of course, it’s important to understand ourselves and care for our needs, but there is something so much greater that can move everything and create possibilities you can’t imagine.   


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