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JOYful ReflectionDecember 31, 2015
With the birth of 2016 looming large, I decided to review the JOYful Musings that I'd posted in 2015. I've chosen to share brief highlights from each month for us all to ponder that may be helpful promptings or inspiring reminders as we move forward with hope and promise, contemplating what exciting adventures may emerge and come about in the new year ahead!
The Gift of Release
"Sometimes you don't realize the weight of something you've been carrying until you feel the weight of its release." ~author unknown
It can feel at times when you dig down deep on your path of healing and emancipating your baggage that you're not making any progress or you're feeling worse instead of better. This is usually temporary as you are most likely having a healing response because you are moving energy! You are literally changing its form and each of us will have a different experience when we do this kind of profound soul work. But the good news is, as you keep at it, you will eventually experience the gift of release and transformation.
Be kind, gentle and patient with yourself as you move through the process of letting go. Remember to appreciate whatever lesson or gift it held for you as you relinquish it with gratitude and love.
Claim Your Power
Do you see yourself as a truly worthy, capable and powerful person in all areas of your life? If not, now is the time to give yourself permission to be that powerful, to recognize that you are always worthy and to proclaim that you are fully capable of becoming all that you were meant to be, meant to realize and achieve, meant to experience during your time here on earth.
How many of us are hanging on to a limiting belief or a perceived inadequacy that is keeping us from moving forward in some part of our life? And do we realize that we have the ability to let go or release these self-imposed restrictions through our thoughts, choices and intentions?
Align Your Feelings with Your Desires
Your feelings generate a magnetic field that totally surrounds you. This field is with you wherever you go and it's the magnetism of your energetic field that creates and attracts all that is your life. Your feelings, whether positive or negative, regulate and determine what shows up. Thus, the more love (positivity) you give out through your feelings, words and actions, the more positive energy you add to the field around you. Conversely, the more you engage in negativity (the absence of love) with your feelings, words and actions, the more you will experience that which is undesirable or unwanted.
The more love, positive thoughts and good vibes you produce, the greater your capacity will be for the power of love to attract all things wanted and wonderful back to you.
The Best Version of You!
When you have an issue or concern that needs some resolution or healing, you can be certain that the frequency of what you'd like to experience in its place is not aligned with the frequency you are holding. If it were, it wouldn't be an issue for you because you would already be in the space that you desire as an energetic match to the matter at hand. You can step into your fullest potential, your greatest self and the best version of YOU by aligning and becoming a match to the energy of what you wish to generate or change.
It's all part of being a work in progress in the grand adventure of life!
Joie de Vivre
The dictionary defines Joie de vivre as a French phrase meaning JOY of living; ebullience; a delight in being alive. It's a countenance for an exceptional quality that simply radiates vividly from some people. It's an ability to love life to its fullest and to exude that with an unadulterated ease. It is purely entrenched within as a way of being, a philosophy of life or an exuberance and rejoicing of spirit. Simply put, JOYfulness originates from deep inside our being.
Joie de vivre cannot be purchased. It does not come about through the acquiring of massive amounts of material possessions, things which we think will make us happy. The truths is that living JOYfully is cultivated through the choices and decisions we make that speak to our heart and feed our soul; choices which are nourishing, supportive, expansive and beneficial to our well-being. It's getting back to the basics of ordinary gratitude and rediscovering the simple JOYs of life.
A JOYful Impact
We don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason. All relationships, whether it be an encounter that lasts a few moments with a stranger in an elevator, a few minutes chatting with the cashier at the grocery store or those that last a lifetime, have the power to impact us in immeasurable ways. Surely you can recall how perhaps a favorite teacher, a faithful friend or a beloved family member affected your life in a powerful way.
We are all connected and we each have the opportunity to make a positive difference every day just by being who we are meant to be, sharing the unique gifts and talents we possess.
The Power of Loving, Approving and Forgiving
After 30 plus years of seeking and exploring, I recently found myself referring to one of the very first books, You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise L. Hay, that I first read long ago as I began my quest of self-awareness, transformation and growth.
What really stood out was the point Louise made that no matter what problem a client was needing help with - money, health, relationship issues, etc. - there would only ever be one thing they'd work on - loving the self. When we love and approve of ourselves exactly as we are, then everything in life flows. If things aren't going well in one area, then you are holding a pattern, a belief that will always be related to some variation of "I'm not good enough" which also translates to not loving the self.
The outer experience is always a reflection of our individual belief or way of thinking. Once we release the belief or pattern, we will not attract those kind of experiences as we are no longer a match for it. Love is the answer, my friend!
Vibrant Health ~ Ageless Living
According to Dr. Christiane Northrup, getting older is inevitable, and we can be radiant, vibrant and full of vitality and well-being at any and every age. Aging is optional. And one of the best ways to feel younger is to surround yourself with people and activities that fill you with joy and make you feel alive. She shares in her book, Goddesses Never Age, that thriving centenarians (those 100 years old or more) have similar traits. To begin, many are rebels. They walk to the beat of their own drum and have always done so.
You possess the incredible power to create and direct yourself down the path of vibrant health and ageless living!
Who Are You Being?
If you have a situation in your life which you wish to be different than what it is, stop and consider what you were being prior to the result showing up. Two insightful quotes that clearly and concisely illustrate this point:
Results don't come from doing. They come from what we are being. ~Neale Donald Walsch
When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out - because that's what's inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside. ~Dr. Wayne Dyer
If you wish to make changes in who you are being, lighten up and have fun as you release the struggle; be the change that you wish to see.
Ask * Align * Allow
The universe cannot bring you what you want until you ask! Support, guidance - anything and everything is yours for the asking. The universe will bring to us whatever we ask for, but the key to beginning is in the asking. The next important step is to be in alignment with your desire, an energetic match to it. As you trust and expect it to show up through your alignment, it will come, but you must be in a state of allowing it in without resistance.
Your life experience will reflect those things that you are primarily thinking about, whether it is the things you desire or the things you do not want.
Whatever Makes You Come Alive
When you truly embrace and unite with your authentic self - therein lies your path to connecting to your JOY, your passion, your reason for being here. There is a flow on this path, a stream, a current designed exclusively for you, with your name on it.
Your ultimate life task is to connect with that flow and allow it to guide you to becoming all you were meant to be on this journey as you live what is TRUE for you, which is always whatever makes you come alive!
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I wish for each of you many blessings filled with peace, hope, love and much JOY as we close the door on 2015 and make our way into the exciting possibilities of 2016!
May each day bring you more JOY, unexpected and happy surprises and...
...the next step for Livin' in the FUN Zone!