Getting Off Our Buts

(Got your attention with that subject line, didn’t I?)

If you were with me yesterday, you remember we talked about moving from what we don’t want, to what we do want. Not what we need, not what we should want, but what we do want. And our wants that bring us joy, passion and excitement in the anticipation.

We created a “brainstorming” list of 11 wants, and labeled each as just a passing thought, a sort of want, or a really really want. Then we took each want to the next step see what we really felt about them.

For example, we might really really want a new house. But as we do, do we dread having to clean it, or worry how we are going to pay the property taxes? The joyful want, or intention, of the new house will be washed out by the worry.

Or we might really be ready for a new relationship. BUT if we harbor anger and resentment against an ex, the negative will wash out the positive.

Remember it’s the feeling about what ever it is that makes the difference. When we look at it, we can heal it if we need to, and get about manifesting our greater good.

And by the way, do we really feel it is OK to want–to ask? Jesus said “ask and it shall be given you.” No limitation, no restriction.

P. S.: Join me for a “Playshop” (not a workshop) based on the Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting Playbook Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m., starting November 3. We’ll look at the ground rules of deliberate creation, and how changing our feelings will allow us to get on with it!

About revjerryt

I offer spiritual counseling around healing issues related to relationships (with our Higher Power, ourselves and family), coming out (regardless of sexual orientation), and other concerns. I am a Religious Science / New Thought Minister living in the San Diego area, and senior minister of Joyful Living Spiritual Center, meeting at the Days Hotel (543 Hotel Circle South, Mission Valley/San Diego) in the East Wing Meeting Room on the second floor. Learn more at Other services include weddings, holy unions, baby blessings, baptisms, and memorial services. Learn more about me, and my book, at I am also the founder of the LGBTQ Spiritual Summit, bringing members of the gay and lesbian community together with leaders of various religious denominations and spiritual traditions, in order to start the conversation about healing. Learn more at
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