“You Can’t Always Get What You Want………”

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want……..

But if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what you need.”  The Rolling Stones had it right all these many years ago.  With all the chatter about The Law of Attraction………some  people are feeling frustrated…..especially in this economy.  They are setting intentions for what they want and are expecting to see the results of manifestation.  Some people feel impatient, some feel like they didn’t do it right.  Some people are just plain confused about the process and others tend to give up.

‘The Secret’ encourages us to put up pictures of the car or house that we want.  We keep looking at the pictures envisioning ourselves driving that beautiful car or in the counting house counting all our money.  But like attracts like.  If our belief systems support old ideas that we really can’t do it or we really aren’t good enough to receive it then we have a problem.  Our conflicted energy in the present moment will not support the dynamic of manifestation.

Or just, maybe, our soul energy capacity of self-awareness is not interested in the experience of having a new car right now.  We decide that we want what we want and it doesn’t appear.  What is up with that?  When we trust in our Inner Essence or our Higher Consciousness or whatever we call it………..we trust that what we need in order to grow is what we get.

Have you ever thought that you really really wanted a certain job?  You thought it was perfect for you and you dreamed about it and knew you would be happy there.  You rocked the interview and just waited for your phone to ring with the good news.  But your phone didn’t ring….. someone else got the call.  It wasn’t you.  And you grieved and maybe whined just a little bit to your friends.  Or maybe it was a relationship that didn’t manifest, or a move that didn’t work out, or a house deal that fell through.

Now in retrospect,  as we look back on those events , we can usually see why that particular job, relationship, etc. was not in our best interest.  Perhaps the job was in a location that wouldn’t have allowed us to grow and meet people that were important for our development.  Perhaps the coworkers or boss were not appropriate for the lessons we needed to learn in that stage of our life.  Maybe the person we were so crazy over to be in relationship was not the person that would have brought us the greatest growth necessary at that time.  Maybe our primary relationship needed to be with ourselves at the time.  But we couldn’t see it or didn’t want to see it that way.

Our soul is us as our unlimited potential, our capacity for self-awareness.  When we think we know more than our soul does, we are living in our egocentric self with a limited perspective that revolves around the ‘me’.   When we can transform that lower energy of the ego into the higher energy of the Self then we are more in tune with our higher guidance.  We know the peaceful vibration of that higher energy and we instantly know what is right.

We learn, over time, to trust our soul’s guidance.  Every thing that appears in our lives is for our growth into a higher sense of wholeness.  We may not like it but if we can learn to accept whatever it is…….we create the space for growth instead of resistance.  Buddha said whatever we resist, persists.  Mick Jagger suggests that when we don’t get what we want, we can rest assured that we will get what we need in order to grow.  Everything is just as it needs to be for our evolution into the higher planes of heart space.  All is well when we rest in the peace of what is.  Our inner awareness guides us in the realization that we are already here.

©Andrea Avari Stevens, Ph.D.

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