The power of desire is very strong. Anything that you truly desire, you experience. If you feel bad, the desire is what is at the core of it all. When you want to open yourself to the grace of God, you must first recognize the power of your wanting. The ego's judgment pushes the awareness of that power down. People are afraid of the power of their thoughts. Until you first start to take the limits off the mind, you think you are tiny. Defense mechanisms are there to keep you from seeing how powerful your thoughts are. You . . .