I am a proud joy activist. That means that my mission is to live in the high vibration of joy as much as possible so that I can help others to do the same. That’s why I wrote my book Being Joy™. You see, I heard more and more people say they were feeling overwhelmed with worry and short on inspiration. And they simply didn’t feel the same passion for life that they once did. Can you relate? Then I began noticing how disconnected many people were feeling from themselves and from others. They became vulnerable to the trappings of quick-fix distractions like drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping or food. Bottom line—they just wanted to remember what real joy felt like again before it was too late. Does this sound like someone you know?
I believe we are all searching for inner and outer peace, probably more than ever before. With our world in such turmoil, it can be challenging not to let the fear messages we see and hear in every “breaking news” bulletin feed our worry. But it’s at these very times that we need to watch our words and thoughts even more carefully as they have an impact on our peace of mind. I suggest that instead of giving in to the “hypnosis of social conditioning”, we look for symbols and images of peace and goodness to elevate our vibrational frequency to that of joy. See the peace and be the peace.
Last weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada. A time for sharing our blessings with friends and family or just spending peaceful time alone in gratitude. I especially love this time of year. The peacefulness and patience of nature as it slows down to make way for retreat and rejuvenation for the next season. A clear pathway to joy in my opinion. I especially love this time of year, the peacefulness and patience of nature as it slows down to make way for retreat and rejuvenation for the next season. A clear pathway to joy in my opinion. I think Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best in this quote, "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." So, how can peace and patience help you remember your joy?
Over the centuries, humanity has been blessed with women and men whose life work was to bring healing to the heart and peace to the world. Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, and Jesus Christ are the ones who tend to be most top of mind. And I believe we have many more peace champions who live among us today. One that I want to talk about today is Saint Francis of Assisi, or Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone as he was born as in 1182.
Is lack of alignment one of your barriers to joy and a state of peaceful wellbeing? Would you like to know how you can tell? And then would you like to know what to do about it? Alignment is similar to living on purpose but much deeper – it’s not about “what we do” but how “we be”. Let’s start by acknowledging that you can’t “think” your way to alignment. You need to feel your way through – tune into your inner wisdom – to your soul and then feel it in your body. I’ll give you a hint. Alignment is a knowing.