This week I flew to Arizona to house and pet sit for a friend. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats. Yes. . you read that correctly, 2 of each!
As I’m hanging out with the dogs it’s reminder for me of why I love dogs! Their energy, joy and unconditional love is unwavering! They are role models for me that know how to bring through the frequency of joy without hesitation.
These dogs are 16 years old and one of them has a condition where the back half of his body is starting to fail. It’s hard for him to walk, to lay down and get up, etc. Yet, he still comes to the door to greet me with his tail wagging. And when I call him to go out, he happily obliges.
How can we connect to that emotion in ourselves which allows us to be unconditionally joyful? Not joyful because of outside circumstances, but just that inner openness.
Each week when I write to you, I write about what is coming up for me. I’m noticing that I crave to connect deeper and more frequently with that energy of joy. I feel most like my true self when I’m experiencing those feelings.
I’ve been consciously practicing and paying attention to what happens when I authentically live from my heart with joy and I’ve already discovered that I’ve had some amazing “coincidences” or what I call “small miracles”.
I called a friend to ask her if she wanted to accompany me as a guest to a Toastmasters meeting and her response was, “I was just thinking about it yesterday that I wanted to join Toastmasters, I’d love to come!”.
Another coincidence is my husband and I were discussing getting rid of some bedroom furniture. He wanted to sell it. I really wanted to give it to someone who I know would love to have it. My husband agreed to let me do that.
I looked into it and found someone who would be so happy to have it and had a couple of people with a truck to pick it up.
Later she revealed to me that their basement had flooded the night before I called and her daughter’s furniture was ruined, so they had to throw it away. She said her daughter was so happy to get the new furniture. That expanded my heart and my feeling of joy even more.
So, even if it seems difficult, see if you can, even if it’s just in your imagination conjure up some feelings of joy and see where it takes you. Notice what happens if you begin to live your life from that space.
Joy is always available to everyone, it’s a matter of consciously connecting to it. I know sometimes it seems far away. If you don’t feel like it’s possible to connect in this moment, give yourself some time and try again.
Just remember, you are worthy of feeling joy. Connect to your joy for yourself. After all you and yourself spend a lot of time together. : – ))
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Sending you all so much love and big hugs,