There is a secret to making your dreams come true, to experiencing your dreams in your real world. The secret is to pass over from desire to gratitude.
When you have a burning desire for something – you are making a very definite statement. You are saying, “I don’t have it.” You are actually robbing yourself of the chance of attaining it by desiring it, for the feeling of desire always separates you from it. As long as you continue to desire it you will live without.
You must pass over from one state of mind to another state of mind – from the state of desire to the state of gratitude – if you are to experience in reality what you desire in imagination.
Student: How do I do that? How do I pass over from desire to gratitude?
Teacher: You must become what you want to be; you must identify with the “I AM” that would have what you want to have or that would successfully do what you want to do. You must imagine that you are that person who possesses that thing you desire, and you must imagine it until you can vividly FEEL the realness of it.
Student: And then what?
Teacher: That’s it. Then you will naturally find yourself doing what needs to be done, and you will find yourself quite coincidentally meeting the people you need to meet to help you make your dream come true, and you’ll find yourself attracting the perfect circumstances that will help convert your fantasy into fact. When you feel the realness of it, you have the power of the entire creating cosmos on your side. End the error within yourself and your exterior will have no errors when converting your abstraction into live action.
Student: So you’re saying that if I become what I want to be so I can have what I want to have, then I am saved from what I was, which was the only thing that stopped me?
Teacher: Yes, well spoken. The I AM that has you feeling grateful is not the I AM that has you burning with desire. Being able to pass over from the desiring I AM to the grateful I AM requires the Power of Personal Transformation. It is great encouragement to realize one has that power.