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Our second drive is the need to procreate. We strive to become alpha males and females in order to be in the best possible position to pass our genes on to the next generation. This includes our desires to somehow leave a genetic, social, or academic footprint behind to further the evolution of human kind. However, this brings us into conflict with our heart that just wants to love and be loved, and our soul that wants to abide in a field of contentment so that we can experience, expand, and transcend. We need to bring our physical drives and our mental desires to be alpha in line with our spiritual drives for peace, contentment, and love.

I suggest the following:

• On day one you can do an inventory of your present situation. This includes your love relationships, your careers, your hopes, and your dreams. Hopes tend to be more personal and long term, whereas dreams tend to be about material things and achievements. For example, I hope to live with good health and an active mind until I am 104; whereas, my dream is that I will sell at least a thousand copies of my program.
• Give each item a satisfaction and contentment score. Evaluation and judgement are what the mind does best so you can employ it to give a satisfaction score on your mental and physical wants and needs. Contentment is a function of the soul. It relates how the achievements and emotions of the mind merge with the intuitive wisdom and feelings from the heart and soul. Rate these feelings on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 as the highest.
• On day two, you can seek guidance from your Higher Self and make a list of things you can do to create a life of joy and contentment in each of these four areas.
• On day three, choose one item from each category and create the feeling of what it would be like to achieve or create this item. Then think of one thing you can do today to help bring it about.
• On days four through seven, evaluate what you created the day before and choose one more thing you can do today to create and achieve these desires. If the desire has already been manifested, move on to another.
• On day seven, in the paradigm section, again reevaluate your satisfaction and contentment scores. You can look at your manifestation lists and see if these items still are in harmony with your mind, heart, and soul.

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Day two – My desires in balance with my need for contentment from my soul

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Reevaluation and paradigm shift

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