If you had a magic wand, what would you zap out of your life? I’m serious. And yes, this is a spiritual conversation – a highly spiritual conversation. What’s driving you crazy? Chances are you already know the answer or answers to that question, and maybe not. Either way, please, write your answers somewhere, or make a note in your phone. This is a spiritual conversation because the things that bug us most in our lives can create so much negative energy that they can separate us from the guidance of our souls. They can drain our spirit.
Challenges are Teachers
And, as we have said here before our greatest challenges – be they a person, or illness, a job, or anything at all – they also can be our greatest teachers. They can show us where our souls are leading us for spiritual expansion.
If you are feeling drained already as you read this, that’s a good sign. And, please hang in there with me…
Now, what about this question? What are you putting up with? What are you tolerating? For many of us, this question is harder. Do you have your answer(s) yet? When you do, please be sure to capture them too.
Why is this answer often so much harder to find? Well, it’s like a slow leak in a tire. Until it’s been leaking for a while, we’re not likely to find it — especially if we have other things driving us crazy to sop up our attention. And, doing something about those slow energy drains can really make a difference in our lives. We plug these slow leaks and poof! we get back the energy we were non-consciously investing in dealing with their consequences.
Still not sure what you’re tolerating? Well, sometimes we have toleration filed under something like, “I gotta gotta gotta because I’ve always always always done this.” This is exactly why these can be hard to spot first time out. No worries though. If you and your higher self want you to know the answer, it will appear.
Designed for Joy
Now we are going to change the energy in this conversation — thanks for your patience! Tell me this: What brings you joy? And I really hope you write these answers down!
Don’t worry if your first answers are things that seem like a huge stretch in terms of money, time, probability — or even possibility. Just feel them and get them captured somewhere. And once again – no editing out the things that you don’t think will happen.
So, how do you feel?
And what are the smaller, more every day things that bring you joy? If they aren’t on your list yet, please add them. These are often both free and priceless. A child’s laugh. Birds in the tree. Your favorite song. A loved one’s smile. A cup of coffee, or tea, or soup.
And yes, both sunshine and raindrops can go on your list. Lucky you! Your joy isn’t dependent on the weather.
Sink into the items that bring you joy. I bet some more things will come to mind. Perfect! Write those down too.
Let them fill your heart. And let them connect you to your soul.
There, now how do you feel?
A Daily Practice
I hope you will do this every day – make a list of what opens you to your inner joy and feel it. Breathe it through your heart. Breathe it into your cells.
Breathe it toward what or who ever drives you crazy. Send joy to anything you are tolerating.
Feeling joy is such a wise use of our time and energy, as is sending it to our bodies and the people and situations in our lives. And the busier our lives become, and the less we think we have time for joy…but do this little exercise anyway.
Do it and watch. Catch yourself making time for joy in a way you never thought you could.
Watch for things to shift. See your priorities change. Watch for answers to appear.
Make a list of the things that get better without you having to “make things happen.”
Yes, this is self-care for sure. And no, it is not being irresponsible – quite the contrary.
Feeling the joy in our lives changes our frequency. It allows us to connect with our souls so the higher aspects of who we really are can bring to us what they intend for this lifetime. After all, they see and know more than we ever could hope to.
And they want us to remember this: We are designed for joy.
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