Friday, October 17, 2014

"Bundle of JOY"

"Journey Of YOU"!!! Cindy Lake
What is the true definition of Joy?
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines joy as, "feeling of great pleasure, happiness and understanding.
The moment we made our appearance here on earth there has been Joy!  "Bundle of Joy", our birth, brought happiness, love and great pleasure to our parents and throughout our life to many others. Our journey to this point may have masked or perhaps hidden the qualities of expressing or even feeling joy and love in life or perhaps the joy in ourselves!
Joy and Love are so often blended together that there seems to be no separation of these two emotions. The past several years it is real clear to me that Joy and Love are two totally different experiences.
Time for me now to explain my definition based on my experiences and what these two emotions mean to me. This may shed some light in supporting your journey to JOY
Joy is Unconditional
Love/Happiness is Conditional (can evolve with change)
Look in the mirror, the reflection of you, is a reflection of pure JOY and LOVE. 

Each of us is our own pillar filled with strength, love, courage, grace and joy. The reflection looking back is a reminder to really see you! Remember the occupation and material stuff is not who you are rather a byproduct of all your efforts. These are conditional and can change at any given moment.
The key is to maintain love and happiness in times when external change rocks our world.

How to do that? Accept self! Accept and acknowledge the person standing in front of that mirror. Accept your likes, dislikes, little quirks, habits, beliefs and everything that makes you -you! Acknowledge that you are a gift of love with brilliant bright energy to live life with Joy.
Yes, there may need to be some healing or alignments that need to take place, but the first step is in feeling pure unconditional joy for self! Allow for those tears of joy to trickle down!
Despite our ages, we are all still "Bundles of Joy"! Time to shed the shields and be wrapped in swaddling warm joy!

Next step when walking away from the mirror?

Shift perspective in everything seen, experienced and in every situation.
Navigate each and every minute of the day from a place of strength and appreciation.
Each day enjoy you for you knowing that you are pure joy
Sometimes it is the smallest of things that bring us joy like how I started my morning.
This morning I felt pure joy as I sat on my back patio drinking my morning coffee. My attention was drawn to the bird feeder and bath. There were six birds, flying back and forth from feeder to bath to fence. Listening to the sound of birds chirping and watching these birds enjoy their morning too.
Relaxing, Soothing, Calm and Peaceful were all that I experienced during this time. The overall emotion was JOY. Why joy? There were no conditions, nature was doing it's thing, I was doing mine.
When feeling joyful those conditional emotions are much more in your control!
To learn more on healing and alignment refer to Double Stixs™ : The Nourishment and Gift of Change

 Here's to experiencing all of your joy and living each day, "The Best Day Ever"  



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What Lights "Your" Spark?

Amazing how the answer to our question comes in forms and times when least expected!

The other amazing component is that the answer is never what is expected or is it?

Let's see, the request for an answer has been spoken or perhaps even prayed upon many times.
This could be for direction, guidance, support, love or anything that expands, enriches or enhances our lives. Requests for answers that our heart and mind can conceive and then we patiently wait!
Well, let's say we attempt to patiently wait, most of us would like the answer like yesterday!

Then unexpectedly an action, conversation, email or event happens that is the answer to the question.
However, the answer is unexpected and not delivered in the form that was expected. Then again, what was expected, right? If all the scenario's were lined up and all the anticipated outcomes have been outlined, then why ask the question in the first place!

So what happens when the answer arrives and it isn't exactly what you needed or expected or is it? The answer is always what is in our best interest, sometimes a step back is necessary to really understand and fully embrace the message. 

Answers typically do not come in the form or method that is expected and the timing is never perfect!

Time for me now to provide some insights and thoughts expressed in the Double Stixs™  program.
Shift perspective and see the answer from a different point of view! Objectivity is our friend!
Respond to the answer- Let the emotion out
Center your mind, body and spirit!
Breath and Breath again allowing for your mind to be calm and open
Revisit the answer: playback the voicemail, reread the message, visualize the conversation
Grab a journal:  List all the pros or highlights/headlines of the message
List all the downsides or the pieces of the message that does not resonate
Answer: How was the message communicated? Who communicated the message?
Any symbolism, such as at a significant time/event/place or day- record the meanings
Be specific and as detailed as possible
Review all that you have written with an open mind.
Write the question down that you have been waiting for an answer
List the "answer(s)" down that you pull from all that you have written
Is there a theme? There certainly is a message that you are meant to receive!
If only one golden ignitor - allow the spark to shine brightly
Gratitude- for the delivery and for any or all who delivered the message
The answers may not be a step by step manual but certainly will have a tone or theme.
A tone or direction for which to focus, make a plan and take action!
A tone that lights a "Spark" that then becomes a plan for which to move life in the direction of the answer that was being requested! Time to take control or perhaps time to go out on your own, explore other options, change a course of direction, are all possibilities from a message delivered.
The Spark ignites, a twinkle in the eye returns and the heart says: " I get it"

                                                                                                                            Cindy Lake

Time for me now to say: Here's to living each day as "The Best Day Ever"