Anatomy of Desire: How to Be Happy Even When You Don't Get What You Want

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Gina Lake, 2007 - Religion - 154 pages
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Anatomy of Desire will help you relate to your desires in a way that reduces suffering and increases joy. It is essentially a book about how to be happy regardless of your desires. It points out many of the myths about desire, which keep you tied to them and the suffering they create. So, it is also about spiritual freedom, or liberation, which comes from letting the Heart guide you instead of the ego. It is ultimately about becoming a lover of life rather than a desirer because these two things, love and desire, are at odds, and you must choose between them. What do you really want? Do you want what you want or do you want love? -from the Introduction

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The Fundamentals of Desire
Desire Is Not the ProblemThe Components of DesireThe
The Nature of DreamsThe Truth about FantasiesThe
Working with Desires
Freedom from DesireThe Desire for Physical Pleasure
Your Hearts Desire
The HeartListening to the HeartThe Heart Loves Love
Finding Happiness in Whatever Is Happening
Happiness Through AwakeningWanting to Love More
Wanting What Is More Than What IsntWanting Gratitude

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Gina Lake is the author of numerous books about awakening to one's true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, Trusting Life, Ten Teachings for One World, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Choosing Love, Anatomy of Desire, Getting Free, In the World but Not of It, A Heroic Life, and The Jesus Trilogy (Choice and Will / Love and Surrender /Beliefs, Emotions, and the Creation of Reality). She is also a gifted intuitive with a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years' experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. Her most recent books, The Jesus Trilogy, A Heroic Life, and In the World but Not of It, were received from Jesus in the same way that Helen Shucman received A Course in Miracles. Gina's website offers information about her books, courses, and spiritual mentoring as well as free ebooks, book excerpts, a monthly newsletter, a blog, and audio and video recordings.

The focus of Gina's writing and teaching is on helping people be in the present moment and live the happy and fulfilled life that is possible and on shedding light on the ego and other programming that interferes with that. Gina's teachings are most similar to Eckhart Tolle's, Byron Katie's, Adyashanti's, and A Course in Miracles.

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Note from the author about the books dictated by Jesus: I receive the books from Jesus in the same way that Helen Schucman received A Course in Miracles, which is also said to be dictated by Jesus, and which many others have received their writings, including St. Teresa of Avila, St. Hildegard of Bingen, Richard Bach, and Neale Donald Walsch. This method of receiving information is also called conscious channeling, but it is not mediumship in which the channel is unconscious and her body is used by an entity. Conscious channeling, or taking dictation, is a process of hearing words mentally and writing them down as they are heard, without any thought on my part. I can receive this communication anywhere. I don't need to be in a meditative or trance state. All that is necessary is that I don't think! When I'm receiving this dictation, it is as if Jesus is sitting in a chair next to me dictating the words, except that those words are heard mentally. I can ask questions during this dictation and receive answers, but the process works best when my own mind is completely set aside. Then the flow happens smoothly and rapidly and without interruption until a particular stopping place is reached. -Gina Lake

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