Joy is closely aligned with freedom
because the joyful human being experiences life's
fullness and nurturing even through disappointment,
anger, anxiety, or loss. Joy is an internal state of
being, one that emerges from a profound belief in the
sacredness of life. If you are moving into joy, it is
because you have accepted that you can risk. Whether or
not you succeed in the terms you imagine, you have
succeeded in the eyes of the Universe. When you risk
saying, doing, or expressing your own essence, you
become renewed even when you are initially uncomfortable
or afraid of being vulnerable or feeling exposed. You
are moving into self-love and confidence.
Joy is the natural state of
the spiritually-ordered person. Joy is the inner understanding
that all things are held in the loving embrace of God and the
angels and that a meaningful explanation and/or learning will
emerge that will ultimately benefit us all.
Joy comes from all of the company of heaven who sing your
praises when you rise to an important occasion and invest in
others emotionally because you believe in yourself. You are
mortal for only a moment in time, and each of these moments,
though brief, has a purpose: to deepen your acceptance of life
beyond physical life.
Here is a prayer from a human heart; perhaps you will
recognize your own feelings in it: "Dear Heavenly
Teachers, allow me to believe in the rightness and goodness of
life even when I see too much of the opposite. Permit me to
bring love into the world even when my first response is to
doubt love. Accept my life as a means of service to the
Universe so that joy may abound on Earth and within each
Life can offer you no inner peace until you determine to
accept it for yourself. Tomorrow will be no different from
today. In this moment lies the opportunity to peel off the
layers that burden you and accept your natural state of joy.
Write the word "JOY" on a piece of paper and put it
in your pocket or purse. Carry it with you as a reminder of
what you are choosing. Rather than remaining hostage to life's
changes, expect understanding and continued joy to flow to you
- and it will.
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An internationally acclaimed
spiritual teacher, intuitive healer, counselor and author,
Meredith has published six books, two of which have become
best-selling classics. Meredith lectures, leads workshops and
offers teleclasses all over the world, bringing her special
gracious blend of warmth, wisdom, intimacy, insight and
encouragement to her students. In her teachings and writings,
she draws on the spiritual lessons found in the ordinary
experiences of daily life and shares her ability to see the
miraculous in the mundane. Students and participants in her
classes, workshops and retreats say she empowers them to
overcome the difficult challenges in their lives.
Considered a pioneer in the
development of energy diagnosis methods, Meredith is the
Executive Director and co-Founder of Stillpoint Foundation.
The Foundation seeks to help all of us connect to God as Love
in our hearts so that we may create harmony in our bodies and
lives, in our families and communities, and in our world.
Learn more about upcoming
events and workshops with Meredith at www.stillpoint.org