Moving away from the 3D reality it becomes clearer that we live in what I like to call "timelines". they are like trains travelling in a certain direction, they are the flow of our life, they are like tunnels connecting to our experiences.
When not in 3D our wants and needs seem more simple. Because we are living in the present moment, have no constant thoughts running through our heads, we simply have directives from soul, or thoughts from our higher mind which are relevant to the present moment.
Because of this simplicity we don't focus on as many things. We don't have as many wants. it feels easier therefore to make headway into our future, it feels simpler.
When I imagine my flow or my timeline I see this big strong tunnel opening up in front of me. This is specific for a certain desire/want/need. When I start to feel scattered or unsure I look at this tunnel and I see lots of spaghetti looking tunnels attaching to my big strong tunnel, which are diverting my attention to other things I might desire/want/need. They are 3d distractions pulling me away from my soul desire and soul flow. If I "clear" these spaghetti tunnel distractions I immediately feel calm and sure once again that I am on the way.
At the end of this timeline tunnel there are feelings or desires (in 3D we would call these plans or goals). I imagine these feelings and they are quite simple really - they involve the sun on my skin and driving on the beach for example. If I start going into too much detail about how these might happen, then the spaghetti distraction tunnels start to show up pulling me off track. So I just imagine the sun on my skin, and I imagine driving on the beach. No details needed. The feeling is there, this is already happening, this has already happened.
The tunnel of my timeline is not in linear time, all that I desire from my soul has already happened in some way shape or form. I just wait for the physical to manifest/show up just as it has already happened.
The soul wants to experience things. This is where our desires come from.
They are not ego and society wants and needs. We do not reach these desires from comparing our lives with others and trying to fill in the deficits. We reach the desires by having a deep and quiet commune with our inner selves. We imagine what lights us up, what brings us joy - as this is the language of the soul.
Try it... imagine that money/time/location is no object - what would you desire more than anything right now to be experiencing. You may be surprised how simple the want or need is.
As a spiritual evolutionist I see and live in a different reality to most people.