Day 69: Be in Joy! Enjoy!

BE IN JOY!  Enjoy!   Are you ready to embark on a journey towards everlasting joy? Take several long breaths. As you exhale, let out the worries of the day. Consciously pay attention to each muscle in your body, starting at the top of your head. Note the muscles in your jaws, tighten them for a second and then allow them to relax. Move down to the shoulders, arms, fingers, etc. tightening then relaxing each set of muscles, down to your toes. Breathe in as you tighten the muscles; breathe out as you relax the muscles. This is a good exercise to practice whenever you find yourself out of balance or wish to relax or meditate.

How do you find balance in all things? How can you stay centered no matter what event is occurring in your life? How can you find and experience joy even in times of extreme chaos? Start by simply telling yourself it is so, that you are balanced in this moment. That may seem overly simplistic, but it is the bottom line. With practice, it will become easier until it becomes second nature. Where to begin? In this moment.

Well up memories and feelings that made you feel good in the past or present. Feel these emotions. Send gratitude to anyone involved. Allow yourself to feel the joy you felt during that event. Bask in these feelings for as long as you desire. The purpose is to remind yourself how it feels to be in joy. Remember these feelings. Many of you have denied yourself the feeling of joy for eons. You can be the catalyst to help others out of their misery when you learn to find joy in everything. Once you are able to feel joy, how can you maintain it? There are many clichés we could use such as, “Fake it ‘til you make it.”

There is truth in this because it does involve consciously paying attention to what is happening within and without you. The first step is to begin to consciously monitor your thoughts. At first, this may seem tedious, but it will get easier with practice. Every time you find yourself thinking negative thoughts, think again. At first, your mind will insist on falling back into its old patterns and try to dwell on the event that is causing you distress. You have trained your mind to do this and it is fully within your ability to un-train yourself.

Speak only positive words, think only positive thoughts and look for the blessings in each event that causes you to be upset. Before long, you will be laughing at yourself for overreacting to events that now seem so trivial. It is good to make heart-to-heart connections with every person you encounter. To make a heart-to-heart connection, send a feeling of love. This may be difficult in the beginning, but you will find it easier as you practice. Whether it is on a conscious or subconscious level, people will sense feelings you project towards them.

Know that many people are closed to accepting love, so it may take repeated doses of loving thoughts to chip down their barriers. Practice doing this and watch how your attitudes and judgments towards others begins to change. Watch how others begin to react differently towards you. Positive thinking and continual acts of love will overcome all obstacles that are currently in your way.

Another way to create joy in your life is to look for joy in all things. Even in your darkest hours, there are lessons to be learned. Reflect on what is occurring in your life now and in past situations that were challenging for you. What were some of the positive outcomes that came from past scenarios? Perhaps you were in a job you didn’t enjoy. One day you were fired; you felt angry, embarrassed, you developed an attitude of why did this happen to me? Yet now you are in a job that you enjoy. It was the letting go of the first job that opened the door to the new job.

Seek blessings in all things; focus your attention on the positive attributes of people and events in your life. If there is something you are not happy with, take your focus off the situation or take steps to change it. Be a responsible Earth steward and do all in your power to have positive thoughts and emotions each moment of your life. As you practice being in joy each moment, miracles will occur around you. You will draw more joyful people to you. Events that used to upset you will either no longer occur or you will not even notice them. It is a law of the universe that where you focus your attention is what will present itself to you. When things that bothered you in the past rear up their ugly heads, you will have learned to bless them, remain balanced, find the positive in them and remain in a state of joy. The Masters have done this and so can you.  Selamet!

Muluc 4 To read this Message in its entirety, scroll to Day 69 at: https://mayanmessages.wordpress.com/days-66-78/  Please include this web address when posting and sharing with others.  Many blessings, Theresa Crabtree

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Cho mo lung ma on July 28, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Reblogged this on Parental Alienation's dirty secrets , akin to Domestic Violence 40 yrs ago and commented:
    Some days it can be a challenge ~

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