I’m grateful for the feeling of authentic joy. No matter what is happening around me in the world, I’m responsible and accountable for the the energy I’m bringing to the table. If I want to see more love, abundance, and peace in the world, that is the energy I need to give to the world. Authentic joy comes from the energy of love, abundance, and peace. When I feel the awe from nature’s beauty, whether it be in person or on a screen, I’m contributing the energy I feel to the world. When I hear people laugh over something pure, I’m contributing my energy of joy to the world. I’m taking care of my own body, mind, and soul by feeling the joy and the bonus is that I get to pass that energy on.
In our authentic joy, we are not trying to change anyone. We are just living in an energy that is aligned with love, abundance, and peace. When we are aligned with that energy, we attract more. Authentic joy can’t be faked. It can’t be experienced if we are submerged in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. If we feel it, in that moment, we are aligned with the best of what humanity has to offer. In the next moment, we may slip back into the energy of fear, lack, and separation if we cling to the past or fear the unknown future.
The more we appreciate each moment we get to experience authentic joy, the longer we get to experience it. If you use the moment as a launching point for the next moment, we can live in that space for as long as we can continue to hold the energy. That could be minutes, hours, days, or weeks. I love experiencing authentic joy, because I know in that moment I’m 100% present with the moment that I’m in. I’m present. Authentic joy happens only in the moment we are in. When I feel it, I honor the beautiful gift.
Today, I commit to appreciating moments of authentic joy. In the present moment, I can create moments for authentic joy. I have the world of awe at my fingertips. I can watch home videos that make me laugh; look up photos of nature’s beauty; get up and dance to my favorite songs; play a game with my kids; watch my dog get so excited over a dog treat; and so much more. I don’t even have to leave my house for any of that.
I’m not helping anyone else, or myself by sitting in the misery of the energy of fear, lack, and separation. When I’m there, I’m spreading it. The worst part is, I’m spreading it to the people I’m closest to. If they aren’t conscious of what is going on, they may absorb that energy, and spread it too. I have to be conscious of the energy I’m in if I don’t want to spread more fear, lack, and separation in the world. This means if I feel fear, I need to embrace that fear with my love. If my thoughts turn to lack, I have to re-focus myself on gratitude, which aligns me with abundance. If I separate myself, I need to do the work to re-unite myself with others by questioning my perspectives. I can only do these things if I’m honest about what is going on inside of me. If I try to numb, suppress, or avoid what is happening, I’m only feeding the very energy that I don’t want to see.
The way we buy into cult thinking is through the energy of fear, lack, and separation. This is how they get their loyal followers who are pigeon-holed into focusing on only what their leaders want them to see. The groups can be disguised in righteousness, but their energy is tied to our energy of fear, lack, and separation. Righteousness is an engagement in the energy of separation. It is not love, no matter what what we cut it. If we are justifying our own righteousness, we are engaging in our energy of fear, lack, and separation. Will most of us do this from time to time, YES. We have a beautiful opportunity to learn from our own energy when we do it. I encourage those who are feeling that in this moment to pay attention to what is going on in your body. Then, find something what makes you feel authentic joy. Feel that in your body. One of those is spreading toxic energy inside us, no matter how much we want to justify it. The other is healing and spreading light energy inside our bodies, and there is no justification required.
I’m no better or worse than any other human reading this post or not reading this post. I’m responsible and accountable for my energy. I’m spreading my energy no matter how I try to explain it or justify it. I’m not perfect at this process. I slip into the energy of fear, lack, and separation too. The only way I get myself out of it, so that it doesn’t have power over me is to do the work. The work is doing what I need to do to align with love, abundance, and peace. Experiencing authentic joy is when I know I’m FULLY and 100% engaged in it. I’ve learned to revel in the moments I’m there, especially during these challenging time. May everyone who is reading this get to experience authentic joy today. When you do, imagine that joy running through you and into the Earth to spread it to anyone who touches it.