What does YES feel like in your body? How do you know when you’re experiencing joy?
As, I wrote in Part II, we are being given cues all along about how to move towards joy on our paths. We are being guided through the wildness into clarity through a love language we’re often unaware of. I’ve been soaking up the offerings of the Law of Attraction. It is said to be a law of nature that is happening whether you acknowledge it or not. The Law of Attraction states:
‘Like attracts like’….Whether we realize it or not, we are responsible for bringing both positive and negative influences into our lives.
This means that as you walk through the treacherous unknowing of your life’s path, if you choose to live a life of joy and learn to acknowledge joy when it is present, you will in turn attract more joy. A myriad of teachers, especially channelers, have in one way or another said: Follow your bliss, follow your joy, and the rest will come. So actually, there is not much to do! It is more about developing awareness to when we’re feeling open-heartedness, or more simply, when we’re feeling good, and following that. And I don’t mean short-term good, I mean feeling the sense of wholesome love. Esther Hicks, channeler of Abraham, says, “Whenever we feel moments of great love, exhilaration, pure joy, stoned-out bliss, even the energy of sexual orgasm when we feel that Energy Flow rushing through our bodies, that is the energy of Source…”
You don’t have to wait for the future to finally meet your bliss. Bliss is talking to you right here and right now.
That moment when you sip a warm drink and feel the nourishment of it. Or when a song comes on that brings swaying to your hips. Or that epic sunset that you happen to catch. Or a thought that brings to mind a dear friend and you reach out to call them, but before you can dial, they’re calling you. I think of it like constant flirtation. Whatever you want to call it, God/Source/Bliss/Feeling/Intuition, we are constantly being shown what “turns us on”, what resonates, what enlivens us or brings us to a higher frequency. And when we choose to move towards that more and more, we attract that more and more. In a way, it is quite simple. As one of my mindfulness students said, “It’s almost like a pivot.” We have the power and choice to turn towards what we want to pay attention to. That is perhaps the only true choice we have. The more we pay attention to something, the more it arises in our life. If we notice the joy, joy comes. And the more we practice, we get better and better at seeing it.
Slowing down is key to being able to witness and feel into that which is speaking to us.
Perhaps the hardest part of this truth to digest, is that by following joy, you still might not know exactly where you are going. I whole-heartedly believe, none of us actually know where we are going. I can say that even in the times I thought this would lead to that, a whole other experience arrived to teach me something I hadn’t necessarily consciously intended to learn. But it was what I needed to learn for the growth intended for me!
To walk an unwalked path, you must get used to embracing the mystery of the unknown. A faithful faith. Instead of needing to know where you’re going, you’re asked to look up and take in the view.
In a way, it is a death, a deep letting go. To give it all up, to not know, and instead be led by the caresses and seduction of all that speaks around you. Following the joy will lead you to where you need to be.
This is the path of making love with life.
Art Credit: Ben Giles