Passion is that delicious second-chakra energy that births our ideas, our vision, and our inspiration into the physical world.Â It is the energy that drives us into action, so that our dreams can become a reality.
Nothing changes in our lives without the driving force of passion â€“ whether that passion be out of love or need.Â When we are passionately engaged with life, we are constantly in a state of birthing, of creating at the physical level.Â We create new circumstances, opportunities, results and relationships.Â If passion is coupled with Divine inspiration, we can create truly remarkable lives.
Many of us are scared of this powerful force, our passion.Â As we go through life, we discover disappointment, unfulfilled goals, roadblocks to what we want â€¦ and we learn not to want.Â We learn that â€œyou canâ€™t have it all,â€ or canâ€™t have it all at once.Â We are taught to put others first, to give rather than to receive, and that desire is the root of all suffering.Â And so most of us learn to suppress passion, to not let desire rise within us until we are practically incapable of discerning what we truly want for ourselves.
But nothing is created without passion!Â When we are inspired by our Divine nature to create, we receive a vision, a dream.Â We engage with that vision out of love â€“ love for Spirit, love for ourselves, and the love of serving others.Â But it is passion that translates our vision and love into physical reality.
What about detachment?Â What about the spiritual traditions that teach us to be without desire?
Detachment is as essential to the creation process as passion!Â The energy of attachment constantly pushes what we desire away from us.Â Wanting creates more wanting.
Okay â€¦ but passion, the energy of desire â€¦ thatâ€™s necessary to creation also!Â So is this a cruel joke the Universe plays on us?Â Passion is necessary, but so is detachment?Â How can we combine these energies so that creation becomes effortless?
Iâ€™ve struggled with this quite a bit over the years. Â Iâ€™m a very passionate person!Â When I am inspired with a goal or desire, Iâ€™m like an impetuous puppy, joyfully bounding towards what I want â€¦ because I want what I want, and I generally want it NOW!
Over the years, Iâ€™ve become really, really good at manifesting â€¦ even though I go after my goals with passionate desire.Â I want quite a bit, and unabashedly so.Â But Iâ€™m not attached.
Hereâ€™s the secret: Passion is about the process of creating.Â Passion directed at a result, an outcome, will inevitably turn into attachment â€¦ and the result will not show up.
Creating anything in our lives is about the experience of creation â€¦ not about a result.Â It is by creating new circumstances that we can experience ourselves in new ways. It is through creation that we experience ourselves as Divine.Â Without a vision of what we want, passion cannot spark the creative process.Â At the same time, the creative process is not about successfully reaching a goal or result.Â It is simply about the process itself.
So joyfully, passionately engage in creating what you want â€“ for the sake of the process, not the result.Â When we do this, the result becomes irrelevant and inevitable all at once.