How does one discern a true heart's desire from a more flippant want or need? Marianne Williamson helps us clarify what is a true, "appropriate desire" in a transcribed excerpt from a talk titled "What You Really Want". This lecture was recorded live in Los Angeles this past July 18.
When we are in our oneness with the spirit, when we are centered through prayer, through meditation, through the lessons, whether in the Course in Miracles or any other, through a path of trying to live as more forgiving and compassionate, whatever spiritual path that is. It is true that we come to an understanding that we need nothing, but let’s be clear about what that means. That does not mean that we do not have needs within the mortal world. The Course in Miracles makes that clear. That within the mortal world -- it even has a line in the third volume I think, maybe one of the pamphlets, where it says, “The holy spirit knows what your rent is.” So to say you have no need is not to say that you have no righteous desires.