The feeling of unity, unlimited creative power and freedom comes from the true nature of Awareness, which is inherently all that.
When we fragment our true nature of freedom, “descending” into duality, this limitlessness gets partially obfuscated, then we start longing for it again and that aim gets expressed in the form of desire from the body/mind/emotion point of view.
It’s the dance of life in duality, taking place between polar opposites.
Any desire is an indicator of expectations and expectations are projections in the future, outside the present moment as it is and thus outside the abidance into pure awareness.
We still are awareness also in the state of desire of course, deep down we are always awareness, the universal being peeking through the keyhole of our physical, mental and emotional bodies; we just “pretend” we are not, and every wish is answered by the benevolent force of creation.
If we wish to play in the drama, the drama is then given to us.
If we wish peace, harmony, love and equanimity, those qualities are then bestowed upon us.
Every situation “good” or “bad” is never good or bad really, it’s always perfect.
Like when it’s raining for example. For the people on holiday on the beach the rain is “bad” but the farmer just a couple of miles away has been praying for it for days or weeks.
When we let go the need to control and to be too identified with the left brain we understand there is always a reason why things are as they are, and it’s pointless to deny what is already happening.
These concepts are expressed masterfully in the Serenity Prayer which, paraphrasing, goes like this:
Please God give me the Serenity to accept what I cannot change,
the Courage to change what I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference.
I’m thankful, grateful and appreciative for this magnificent experience of life.