Enjoy “Maria’s Song” while reading the post. Listening to my music helps to ground the post while nourishing your soul.
How did you love yourself today? Did you speak kind words to yourself? Did you rest when you felt tired? Or take a walk because it felt good to do? Did you turn down an invitation that just didn’t feel like fun? Without feeling guilty? Did you allow yourself to be mad, sad, happy?
How much happy did you let in? A few moments? An hour? All day?
Did you allow a stray thought of fear or worry or doubt cloud your sunshine?
We are so used to this pattern of sabotaging our joy that we don’t even recognize it. Why do we do this? Somewhere along the line we bought the idea that we are allowed just so much joy. So we give ourselves a few crumbs at a time. We are adept at depriving ourselves of many things, many pleasures in life. ” I can’t have that piece of cake” or “I better not take a day off from my job” or “I better exercise even though I just want to relax!” You can add your own list here!
Whether it stems from religion or generations of conditioning in the belief that life is hard, it comes down to, are you ready to let it go? To break that pattern? In many ways you already have. You are recognizing that your joy is the most important thing in your enlightenment. But you are still in some ways just giving yourself a teaspoon full when you can be giving yourself a wheel barrel full. And it’s so easy to convince yourself that you are OK with that teaspoon full. You say, “Well, others don’t have it why should I?”
We are afraid to stand out. Some of us were persecuted in other lifetimes for being different.
In the old energy spirituality was built on self deprivation. But if we are to move into our enlightenment we need to embrace self-love and give ourselves a wheel barrel full of joy! We are understanding that conditions in life do not have to be perfect in order to feel good. But how about letting it in now in a big way?
Of course there will be resistance. But recognize it when it comes in….it will feel unjoyful in nature. Don’t give it much attention. You are the one who will give yourself permission. You are the one with the authority. Allowing your soul to come into your body is going to give you an amazing amount of joy. The operative word is allow. It is as simple as taking the lid off. You are in good hands. You deserve to feel more joy than even your human self can imagine.
Last night I turned on some very soulful dance music and just danced by myself at home. I hadn’t done that in a long time and it felt great! In that moment it didn’t matter that I had some unfulfilled desires in my life. There will always be those. As soon as we fulfill one, there will be something else. It’s why we’re here. To experience and enjoy life and to fulfill our heart’s desires.
Go ahead and demonstrate to yourself that you believe in this. Do things just for you and no one else! You are here to break old ancestral patterns, to open up doors that have never been opened….
Take the lid off!
The time for playing it safe is over! Giving yourself crumbs won’t do. We have danced enough in ‘just enough’ mentality. It’s time to dance with ‘plenty.’ With ‘more than enough.’ And of course we are worthy. Of course we deserve all the wonderful things we can imagine. Why? Because we exist. There is no other reason. We do not need to earn or struggle for or work hard for those things we desire.
In the New Energy, with the energies present on the Planet now, we can receive with ease. But not if we allow the mind to come in and sabotage us. Everything coming up in our lives now, all the seeming chaos, is designed to help us to release the mind from duty. We are in the best place now to begin allowing more joy into our experience. As we become the Embodied Masters, we will find life more delicious than ever before, because we will be allowing life to serve us. The Master allows the energies to serve them. Without compromise. The Master may appear selfish at times to those who have not yet embraced their Divine selves.
The Master doesn’t question himself or herself. Doubt becomes white noise. No, life isn’t a perfect Nirvana experience. But you can tell who the Master is by the amount of joy in their life.