I own my desires.
I own my desires and my wanting.
This has become an affirmation/mantra of mine over the past year. Historically, it’s been challenging for me to admit what I want, whether it’s to God, myself or others.
I’d steeped myself in a dangerous cocktail of beliefs about my unworthiness to receive my desires and the inevitable disappointment that followed when I did ask for what I wanted and it didn’t happen.
So, I cut them off and buried them deep in my heart.
But over the past couple of years, I’ve been doing a lot of work to heal from those lies.
I’ve started actively asking for what I desire. I write things down, I pray about them, and I tell friends and family what I want because they can check in and speak encouragement and truth to me when I need it.
These are some of the things I’m asking for this year. I’m so grateful for all the joy and goodness in my life now and I feel that gratitude when I look over this list and imagine them becoming reality.
What a gift it is to have an imagination and to take loving ownership of the desires the Divine has placed inside us.