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2017 JOYful Musings

Issue 5: May 31, 2017
What's Next

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The Winds of Change

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You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

Issue 2: February 28, 2017
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Issue 12: December 31, 2016
Gather Wisdom

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The Gifts of My Father

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Pain is Inevitable - Suffering is Optional

Issue 9: September 30, 2016
Whatever It Takes ... No Matter What!

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Be "On TIME" with Your Life

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Summertime

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Let It Be...Find the Time

Issue 4: April 30, 2016
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Issue 2: February 26, 2016
Embrace the Unexpected!

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Supporting Your Best Life

2015 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2015
JOYful Reflection

Issue 11: November 30, 2015
Whatever Makes You Come Alive

Issue 10: October 30, 2015
Ask * Align * Allow

Issue 9: September 29, 2015
Who Are You Being?

Issue 8: August 28, 2015
Vibrant Health ~ Ageless Living

Issue 7: July 30, 2015
The Power of Loving, Approving and Forgiving

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A JOYful Impact

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Joie de Vivre

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The Best Version of You!

Issue 3: March 31, 2015
Align Your Feelings with Your Desires

Issue 2: February 26, 2015
Claim Your Power

Issue 1: January 30, 2015
The Gift of Release

2014 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2014
Profound Life Lessons from 2014

Issue 11: November 26, 2014
The Power of GRATITUDE

Issue 10: October 31, 2014
Resilience with a Capital "R"

Issue 9: September 26, 2014
It's All About Perspective

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Always Follow the Energy

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The Art of Discernment ~ Cultivating Your Authentic Self

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Connecting to JOY

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Whatever Makes You Come Alive

November 30, 2015

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!

When your life is not working, when you're feeling desperate or hopeless, you are off track and out of the flow. Your number one priority, your only job at this point, is to get yourself back on track and back in the flow. That is where you find your authentic power, the power that will guide you to using your highest potential in serving and contributing to the world in the most magnificent ways which are unique to you and your special gifts. You find the flow that will direct you to this path by connecting to the energy of Love, which will lift you to the highest possible vibration.

Everyone and everything has a vibration, an energy, which either nourishes you or drags you down. In every moment, we are either connected or disconnected from the energy of Love (Source Energy, All That Is, God, Infinite Intelligence). When we are plugged in, we are linked to the powerful energy of Love, which includes high vibrational feelings such as JOY, bliss, harmony, peace, delight and numerous others. When we are detached from the energy of Love, we are in a state of contracted energy, such as fear, anger, frustration, hopelessness, resentment and many more.




Remember, whether you find yourself being uplifted or feeling depleted, it's because your overall vibration is a match to whatever shows up. Each experience you have will indicate if you are in alignment with the flow and the harmony of Life or you are in need of a little tune-up. Either way, it's not a judgment, but merely a gauge to apprise you - a signpost, if you will, which informs you as to where you are headed on your journey. If you desire to make a detour or change your route, this data is invaluable.

If you wish to stay uplifted, inspired and enthused, stay in tune with the energy of your being. Pay attention to how you are feeling and check in often to determine if you are, in that particular moment, connected to that which fills you up or drags you down.

It's not hard to figure out if where you are is pushing against or going with the flow of your life. Just stop, go to your heart and get in touch with your feelings. If you find a kink in your energy hose (resistance of any kind), it's time to go within and ask what it is you most need to know. Then get silent. Spend a few moments letting the still, calm, steady voice of your Inner Wisdom relay any messages to you that will get to the heart of the matter that dragged you down in the first place. Next you can state a clear intention that it's time to let go of anything that is blocking your path to staying in the flow of Love. Let go of thinking you need to figure out how. Let go of trying to make it happen.

Sometimes the very best thing you can do is to just simply surrender and hand everything over to God, the universe, Source Energy to handle. True and honest surrender allows you to release the energy that is blocking you from moving forward. Next is trusting that whatever step is right for you will be revealed in Divine timing. And it will always feel like the correct action to take - it will inspire, excite or energize you. It will never bring you down or feel wrong on any level if you are in tune and connected to the wisdom of Love.




I make a habit of plugging in each morning and throughout the day to things that inspire and uplift me. It's my way of tending to my vibration, connecting to my inner wisdom and smoothing out any 'kinks in my hose' so my energy flows freely. I consider it to be one of the most beneficial and valuable tools I have in my spiritual tool kit and my self-care routine.

Doubting or questioning is a form of resistance and blocks the stream. It will surely put a crimp in your hose and its size will be equal to your amount of resistance. When we find ourselves in the energy of questioning, fear or uncertainty, we've crossed the line from belief to doubt. We've lost our footing and need to smooth out any kinks in order to connect to Love once again. This can only happen when we are in a state of allowing, confident that all is unfolding in "perfect timing for our soul's highest path". Certainty and trust are the quickest route to the path of least resistance and allowing.

You cannot create from exertion, force or coercion in order to produce a desire that is in alignment with the energy of Love. The path of the conscious creator is to become mindful, tune in and connect to this powerful stream. It's fundamentally about applying the old adage, "go with the flow" ... explicitly. Ease and JOY and grace just naturally come to you if you consistently follow the course of Love, relaxing with the flow of your life.

This is living your life from the energy of your spirit self, your soul. It will never lead you astray. I promise! If you start viewing your life as an energy, you begin to have a greater awareness of possibilities, ways to be, directions you can take.

When you are aligned with the approach of following the energy of Love, you are open to the infinite possibilities that the universe has to offer. And you will undoubtedly discover that you have many more options to choose from that are all pretty amazing. And oh, the wonderful, remarkable things you can create for yourself, others and the world!




Always connect to that which empowers you, makes you feel lighter and connects you to your JOY. Honor the unequaled contribution you came to make at this time. What each and every one of us has to offer truly does matter. Allow yourself to embrace and celebrate the uniqueness of you as you follow the energy of Love, as you live what is TRUE for you - whatever makes you come alive ... whoopee!




Whatever Makes You Come Alive

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

5:30 PM (Pacific)
8:30 PM (Eastern)


FREE one hour teleseminar

Let's get together with an informal evening of a short guided meditation and then on to mini-readings for those who wish to explore any blocks they may be holding in regard to living what is TRUE for you - whatever makes you come alive!

You always have the option of stepping up and asking a question, sharing or just participating as an interested and supportive audience member. I hope you'll decide to join us on the call ... we always end up bringing in some wisdom for each of us and have a great time in the process!


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Quotes to Ponder


Love is my gift to the world. I fill myself with love, and I send that love out into the world. How others treat me is their path; how I react is mine.
~Wayne Dyer

Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.
~Yogi Desai

Let me remember love is happiness, and nothing else brings joy. And so I choose to entertain no substitute for love.
~A Course in Miracles

The whole world can love, but that will not make you happy. What will make you happy is the love coming out of you.
~Don Miguel Ruiz





So Remember...


Always connect to the energy of Love, to that which empowers you, makes you feel lighter and connects you to your JOY, as you live what is TRUE for you - whatever makes you come alive!

Mark your calendar for my next teleseminar, Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 at 5:30 PM (PST) and join me for a JOYful evening filled with inspiration, information and more ... yippee!



May each day bring you more JOY, unexpected and happy surprises and...
...the next step for Livin' in the FUN Zone!


In JOY,

Sherri