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.

Bubbles of Love

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7/08/17

A child delights
in seeing bubbles
rise up,
floating through
the air –
do bubbles
not express
a lightness
of Be-ing,
as the breeze
swirls and
lifts the bubbles
that are lighter
than air –
yes, do not even
grown-ups
smile in delight
when seeing
bubbles fly?

And is there not
a playful theme
to bubbles –
do you not
pamper yourself
with a bubble bath,
are there not
luxurious bubbles,
maybe scented –
but always fun?

Is it not a
celebration
to pop the cork
of champaign,
even sparkling water
brings effervescense
that tickles your nose –
do you not have
memories of
blowing bubbles
in a pool
or in your milk –
yes, bubbles
are able
to make
you smile.

Are they childhood
memories
of a lightness
of Be-ing,
or do not
bubbles demonstrate
rules of gravity
can be broken –
is it their
spontaneity
or unpredictability
that makes you smile
when bubbles
come out to play?

Can you capture
the delight
you remember when
you see bubbles
floating in the air,
they appear to be
without a care –
might you imagine
your worries,
your burdens
that feel heavy –
can you place
them in bubbles
to be sent
up in the air –
when the bubbles pop,
is not all released
to the Universe?

Let bubbles remind you
of your lightness
of Be-ing,
might you be
spontaneous,
letting flow
take you
where it needs
to go.
Bring out the Joy
that is always
within You –
can you let
your soul
come out
to play?

Be light
like a bubble
as you share
your Light.
With Joy
and Love –
may you play,
may you dance,
now fly!

Clearly

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7/05/17

Clear out,
strip away,
clean out –
what gets
in your way,
what hides
you away,
what is surrounding
you –
making it hard
to see clearly,
to find you
in the clutter
of your mind?

Yes, there are
material things
that share the
space of you –
that can build up
in your physical
surroundings –
until you clear out
to make space
or replace
with something new –
but does not
clarity begin
within You?

Does it not
feel good
to clear out,
to strip away,
to clean out
what you
no longer need,
what does
not serve you,
what does not
bring you Joy –
be it in
your surroundings
or in your mind?

Are not Love
and Joy
what you seek
as you think
ahead to your day –
does not
the phrase,
“what brings you Joy”
imply that Joy
is something
that needs to
be found?

Clear out,
strip away,
clean out
to uncover
the Essence of You
that is always here
despite attempts
to cover it up –
when fear
and doubt
creep in,
letting you think
that you are
anything less than
perfect and
Whole.

There is no need
to hide away –
can you clear space
to let your Light
shine brightly
with the Joy
and Love
That You Are?

Strip away
and find You –
shining brightly,
be-ing Love,
be-ing Joy –
There You Are!
Clearly Love.
Clearly You.

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.

Remember You

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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.

Being Light

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Light or heavy.
Dense or fine.
These qualities
are used to
define a rock
and its properties
of matter.
Does not the
large rock
that is dense,
feel heavy
as you lift it –
even as you
know it is energy,
vibrating at
its own rhythm –
it appears as
the solidness
that it is
in your experience
of picking up
the rock.
But as some rocks
are not as dense,
when you pick
another up,
might some of it
crumble off
into finer particles
that were the rock –
that you would
now define as
grit or dust?
And are the particles
now light enough
to be moved about
by the breeze –
no longer heavy
as the rock,
are they now
not light enough
to swirl around?
There are words
in your language
that you use
to describe
energy,
vibration:
heavy, light,
dense, fine –
and are there not
days when you
connect more
to one end
of this spectrum
than the other?
And as You Are energy,
as All Is energy –
do you not search
for the key,
the means,
the way,
to increase your vibration,
to feel the lightness,
to break free –
like the particles
of the rock
that no longer
are as heavy
or as dense –
is there not Joy
in this Lightness of Be-ing?
Yes, and there is
your key,
the way,
the means;
you need not
go out to find Joy
to lift your spirits –
to help you experience
your Lightness of Be-ing –
is not Joy the essence
of Who You Are –
always ready to engage,
is not Joy the lifeline
that looks for
the simple delight,
that connects you
to those things that
make you smile,
make you laugh –
is there not Joy
when you are able
to step outside yourself
and look with Love
at the seriousness
of you?
Joy is always with you.
Joy waits patiently.
Do you not sense
your Lightness of Be-ing
when You Are Joy?
Do you want to increase
your vibration,
do you wish to feel
light and free?
You may find Joy
in even a mundane task –
as you find the vibration
that fills you with Joy –
as you resonate
with the energy
that the Joy within
you brings –
can it not then
be felt by others
who cannot help
but radiate back
to you –
your innate Joy?
And in this joyful energy,
do you not feel
your Lightness of Be-ing,
no longer heavy
as the rock,
light enough to
move around
and to be free?
You Are a Be-ing of Light.
May Joy set you free.
As You Are Joy –
yes, You Are Love.
Be Light.
Be Love.
Be Free.

Law of Love

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A ball
bounces up
and down.
How high
it can bounce
depends upon
the force it
takes to
bounce it against
the ground,
so it may defy
the law of gravity
and bounce
back up
in the air.

A trampoline
allows you
to bounce
up and down,
using force
and the trampoline
to propel you up –
does not the trampoline
help you to
defy gravity,
if only for a moment,
do you feel
as if you are flying?

Is not gravity
a reminder of
the rules of
the physical world –
is your default setting
not one that
returns you to
your humanness –
even if you
temporarily learn
how to fly?

But as You Are
always Spirit,
having a human experience
in a physical world –
yes, there are
physical rules to follow,
but can you not
increase your
moments of remembering
Who You really Are?

Does not the
Force of Love
free you from
the heaviness of
the physical world –
can Love not be
the springboard
you need,
much like how
the trampoline
can lift you up –
do you not feel lighter
and able to rise above,
when You Are propelled
by the Force of Love?

Yes your default may be
the human condition,
as the law of gravity
seeks to keep you planted
on the ground –
but do you not
defy this law
each time you jump,
or even with every
step that you take?

Do you not look
to the Force of Love
that flows through you,
that lifts you up
and propels you forward,
does not this Love,
this Law of You
keep reminding you
that there is
more to You
than who is standing
on the ground?

When you remember
Who You Are –
are not instantly
filled with Joy,
like when you
defy gravity –
jumping with Joy
on a trampoline
or bouncing a ball
so high in the air?

Do you not experience Joy
when you sense
the freedom,
the knowing,
that there is more
than this physical world –
does not Love
remind you
that You Are Free?

Defy gravity.
Let it remind you
that as there are rules,
they are made to
be broken.

Be You –
having a human experience.
Be human –
following the
Law of Love.

Let Love remind you
Who You Are.
Fly.
Soar.
Be Free.
Be Love.
Be You.