Seek My face, and you will find fulfillment in your deepest longings. My world is filled with beautiful things; they are meant to be pointers to Me, reminders of My abiding Presence. The earth still declares My Glory to those who have eyes that see and ears that hear.
You had a darkened mind before you sought Me out wholeheartedly. I chose to pour My heart into you so that you can be a beacon to others. There is no room for pride in this position. Your part is to reflect My Glory. I am the Lord!Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
I believe that the closer you are to enlightenment, the more your desires change. A person may long for money, power, and popularity. The way they struggle against the flow of things indicates that they are going in the wrong direction. They are not sincere in their spiritual quest because they do not realize that there is an omnipotent presence there to guide them, and this presence is apparent in everything.
Once a person is sincere in pursuit of their higher power or great creator, they will know that presence in everything and every place they encounter. The “darkened mind” shifted into an illuminated one, the longings a person has manifest naturally. However, the desire for money is instead a desire for the wealth of family, friends, and fellow humans.
Money and material things are of no concern because He provides us with what we need. I am a person who lives at the poverty level, with lots of bills. Every month we struggle, but the universal life force always makes sure we get by. Once in a while, we even get to buy something special for ourselves.
Power and popularity come in a more personal form because, as a “beacon,” we naturally attract others into our life. The real power is not letting this influence over others go to our heads, but rather this power grows in helping others reach our level of atonement with our deities or spiritual leaders.
Along the way, we find ourselves caught up in the enchantment of His Glory, and life is wonderous with the adventures we experience in both the civilized and natural worlds. This enchantment is because we cannot turn in any spiritual direction and not see and feel His presence. I found the June 6 passage above very comforting. I am by no means perfect in pursuit of enlightenment, but I do feel that something is out there, taking care of us.