Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Following your Urge to Joy
I've been noodling around a bit. The first one is sort of a SoulCollage card. The others are done in a watercolor notebook that I'm using for a bit of an art/spirit journal.
When happiness first came to me, it was because I stopped searching for it in others or in things. I stopped searching and became quiet. It was then that joy came to me and filled me up.
My life then became wonderful.
We sometimes are raised thinking that we don't deserve happiness. Christians particularly have a tendency to teach this undeserving nature in humans.
The truth is that humans are an expression of the divine. The Creator chooses to express itself through us. How is it, then, that we can be undeserving of good things? How is it, then, that we can be undeserving of happiness and joy? We are part of the Divine! The Infinite is part of us! We are One.
When we realize that we deserve joy, then we can be receptive to it. When we become receptive, it becomes ours.
Once it becomes ours, we realize that there is no limit. There is no joy cut-off. There is no happiness quotient. It is infinite.
We must choose to accept this unlimited joy every day.
We can have the life we want.
We can't wait until we have the life we want to be happy.
We must first realize that joy resides within us. We must accept it. Then the life we want will come to us.
It sounds so simple.
Only because it is.
I love you, my friends.