Being Joy

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8/08/17

Enjoy.
Have fun.
Hope you have
a good time.

Are these not phrases
that go along
with plans you make
to have fun –
yes, planned events
are wonderful experiences,
giving you permission
to attend to
and focus on
doing something different,
seeing something new
and getting ready
to have fun.
Enjoy.

Are there preparations needed
to enjoy,
to have fun,
to have a good time –
yes, as experiences
can be planned events,
can you not experience
Be-ing Joy
at any place,
at any time?

Is there not a difference
between be-ing
and having –
if you have fun,
does it also not become,
you “had” fun
when it is over?

Yes, there is Joy
in the planning of,
the anticipation of,
then having wonderful
experiences
that are new
or different,
planned vacations
that give you permission
to enjoy
and have fun.

Can you give yourself
permission to
Be Joy
at any place,
at any time?

You need not
be “doing”
any specific thing,
to find the Joy
That You Are –
does not Joy
wait patiently
for the recess bell
to ring?
And when called upon,
does Joy not leap
at the chance
to come alive –
do you not feel
most alive,
when dancing
with the freedom,
the “fun”
that Joy
most often brings?

Does not Gratitude
open the heart –
do Gratitude and Joy
not go hand-in-hand,
it matters not
which one goes first –
do they not both
lead you to Love?

And there,
do you not enjoy Joy –
the lightness,
the lifting,
that Be-ing Joy brings –
you need not prepare,
no travel need take place –
can you not go to
your Space of Joy,
anytime,
anywhere?

Give yourself permission
to be Joy –
it is not to be earned,
it is not a reward.
Joy Is an Essence of You,
it celebrates the
Love That You Are.

Celebrate You.
Be Joy.

Wings of Gratitude

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8/01/17

If Love is the
house you live in,
is it not Gratitude
that opens the
doors?
Do you not feel
the energy moving,
lifting you higher,
open your windows
and feel the Love.

Do not acceptance
and allowance
float behind
where Gratitude soars –
do you not feel Peace,
is there not understanding,
with Gratitude
do you not know
All Is Well?

Can you weave
Gratitude
throughout your
Be-ing –
do your very cells
not open in Joy –
touch the Light
of your very Essence,
with Gratitude
might you see
that Light?

It may be hard
to feel grateful
when your surroundings
make it hard to do –
but You Are Love,
yes, You Are Courage,
You Are Beautiful
by Be-ing You.

If Gratitude is the
key that opens
up the Essence
That You Are –
put the key in,
turn it gently,
and with Gratitude –
feel the Love.

Is there not Gratitude
when There Is Love,
is there not Love
with Gratitude?
As You Are Love
manifesting –
how can you not
manifest
Gratitude?

Be the Love
in perfect Wholeness
That You Are
right here,
right Now –
does not Gratitude
fill the room
of your Magnificence
as you feel the Love?

With Gratitude
may you open
doors,
raising the windows
to the Essence of You?
Might you share Love,
might you Be Love –
is All not possible
with Gratitude?

Love flows
on the wings
of Gratitude.

So Grateful.
So Loved.
You Are.

I Am

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6/23/17

The mind is
a powerful
communicator –
giving you
direction,
commands
and thoughts –
it plans
your day,
it keeps
you safe,
but does
it not also
worry and doubt
and sometimes
not see
that You Are Love?

There is no
turning off
the mind –
but is it
not ready
to receive
new direction,
new programming –
do you not
speak a language
that the mind
can receive –
when you tell it
“I Am Love?”

Is there not
a flicker
of understanding,
a familiarity
that seeps in –
the mind may
think the “I”
means separation,
but does not
“I Am”
encompass All?

Does not “I Am Joy”
remind you of
letting go
to reach your
joyful self –
your mind
can visualize
times when you
have had fun,
but does not Joy
touch you
deep inside –
when you say,
“I Am Joy?”

Does not “I Am Strength”
make you stand up tall,
feeling your innate Courage
that comes with Strength –
it is not to overpower,
it is your essence within,
can you not
sense your magnificence
when you say,
“I Am Strength?”

Does not “I Am Gratitude”
bring you right
to your heart –
is that not where
this Journey begins –
when your mind
gets too loud,
when it brings
static to your
Be-ing,
can you begin
with Gratitude –
reminding your mind
that You Are
centered at
the heart –
as you speak
from your Soul –
“I Am Gratitude.”

Remind the mind
of Who You Are.
Use words
that the mind
can understand.
There is no
need to cajole,
no reasoning
to give,
there is only Truth –
and it is –
You Are Love
and
I Am That.

I Am All.
I Am One.
Perfect.
Whole.
Remember.
Remind.

I Am Love.

Learning

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6/10/17

Is not life
full of lessons?
Is there not 
learning everyday?
Some bring
pure enjoyment,
some are ones
you would not
prefer.

But is there
not growth
when you flex
a muscle,
do you not
sometimes
need a push
to grow –
is it not about
your reaction
to that which
shows up
in lessons learned?

With cause
there may be
a reaction –
you live in
a world
of cause
and effect –
but do not
emotions
that come up
help you
find places
to expand
or heal –
are emotions
not a barometer
of what needs
tending to?

Is not evolving
full of experiencing,
to help you
find Love
in everything.
Is not finding Love
in a complex world
that sometimes seems
to be so far
from Love –
yes, it is hard,
but are not all
journeys worth
the effort –
when you find
the answer
Is Love?

Can you move
beyond your
reactions,
can you honor
your emotions
and see –
that Love is always
here for you –
it is
What You Are,
and will always
Be –
can you start
by loving You?

Can you Love
every reaction,
can you bring
Love in
for Peace?
Can you thank
and be grateful
for any lesson
that brings out
the Love in You?

Life.
Lessons.
Lift
the Love
in You.

Work with Love.
Play with Love.
React with Love.
Answer with Love
Grow with Love.
Evolve with Love.

Always, always Love.

Dwelling

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6/3/17

As you dwell
in your house,
is it not
set up for comfort
with many things
you do not see –
are there not
pipes and lines
that run underground,
out of sight,
but essential
to daily living
in a house?

Do you not
take these for granted,
not thinking how
water comes out
of a faucet,
or electricity turns on
with the flip
of a switch,
so grateful
are you for
these comforts of home,
when you are
aware of how
amazing it all is.

Are there not
other things
out of sight,
out of mind,
that help you
dwell
in this space
you call earth?
Is there not
sun and rain
that help food
to grow,
to replenish,
so that you
may have food
to eat?

Does not the
wood from trees
provide materials
that you use
for shelter,
sometimes for heat,
are you not
sustained by
all that surrounds
you on this plane?

And we are bringing up
material things
that may be
out of sight
or further from
your mind,
it is easy
to take for granted
all that helps
you live here.

Is there not help
that you may not see,
do you not receive
gentle nudgings,
thoughts that
“come out of the blue”,
inspiration that
inspires you
to pursue
a different path –
are there not signs
and indications
that there is more
than meets the eye –
do you not
find your own
soul within You?

Are you not
connected
to much that
you cannot see –
but are you not
connected
to everything
that is Love?

Yes, you are always
connected to
loved ones
who may be here
or on the other side –
you have guides,
there are angels
who look out
on your behalf,
but are you
not also connected
to all that you see –
even if you
do not always know
what the connection is?

Can you step back
from the material,
the familial,
the usual ties –
if All Are Love
and You Are That –
are you not All
connected with Love?

This goes beyond
your nearest neighbor
on a street
you may share,
it is larger
than your city,
your state,
your country
or continent.
Yes, you are all
a part of earth –
but now go
further from even there –
is All not Love,
is Love not
what brings All
of You here?

As you look
at the bigger picture,
do you not see
how it all connects?
There is no-thing
that needs connecting –
you can not
be separate
from the Whole –
are you not
always cradled
in the arms
of Love?
And are you not
grateful
for the Love that is
always there?

Even when you
do not see it,
even when it is
hard to believe –
Love is Always
at your service,
running in the background
or up in front –
it is the Life Force
that brings you life
and stays with you
when you leave –
there is always Love,
You Are All of That –
You Are Always
connected with Love.

Dwell in the
Love That You Are.

Remember You

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5/30/17

Remember You.

In this life
you surround
yourself
with beliefs,
with what
you need to
believe in,
to make sense
of this physical life –
but when you
strip away
the exterior,
the story –
can you
remember You?

There Is You
that is Everlasting,
that knows Joy
and Peace
and Gratitude –
are these not
tenets that you
wish to find –
that you think
are earned,
or maybe
out of reach –
is this life
not about
the realization
that You Are
All Of That –
as you remember You?

Does not your
ego play
an important role
as you experience
free will,
exercising free choice –
does it not
feel good,
feel right
when you
choose Love –
is that not
where Joy
and Peace reside –
do you not
know Gratitude
when You
Are Love –
when you
remember You?

Can you turn
your thinking
inside out –
as you let
your soul
come out
to play –
there is a balance
with body,
mind,
and spirit –
the Love
that you seek
is already
within you –
did you know
that you are all
you need
to be?
Please don’t
forget to
remember You.

You Are Joy.
You Are Peace.
You are Gratitude
as you remember Love.

You Are All
of That –
take a look
inside,
as you
remember You.

Clarity

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5/26/17

Clarity.

“I can see clearly now
the rain is gone.”

Are there not times
when rain and fog
settle in –
that you wish
for the clarity
that allows
you to see
all around you?

And yes,
rain brings
glorious things
to life –
and do you not
enjoy the time
when you can
stay in,
stay sheltered
and listen to the rain,
as the rain and fog
wrap a layer
around you –
almost like
a cocoon –
as you wait
for the rain and fog
to lift?

Does it not take
strong winds,
pressure changes
to scour out
and lift a fog
that has settled
into every
nook and cranny –
so dense,
so moist,
is the air
that you can
feel it on
every surface
that you touch?

But cannot
the strong wind
change the air,
lift the fog –
allowing you
to see
with such clarity –
do you not
almost gasp
at the clear
and beautiful colors
of each plant,
every tree,
the bluest sky
you have ever seen?

Do you not
appreciate
and are grateful
for the winds
that seem so strong –
do they not
make way for
changes to occur?

As the fog
has lifted,
as you are able
now to see
with greater clarity –
do you not
see familiar things
for the first time?

Is there not
a time and place
for the fog
and the rain –
as you go within
to rest,
restore,
and regroup –
so you may be ready
to greet the day –
to see clearly
whatever is meant
to be seen
with new eyes?

Are you not grateful
to experience
the calm
after a storm,
to experience
the peace
after tumult,
to see the sun
shine brightly
once again?

Do you not
appreciate
what you have
when you have not –
does not gratitude
help you see
with clarity?

May you lift
the fog
with a grateful
heart –
may Love lift
you to see
with clarity.

Clear.
Bright.
Beautiful Love.
There You Are.
Clearly Love.
Shine Your Light.