JOY IS NOT A REWARD BUT AN NECESSITY!
In the last few months I notice that there are more people going through huge transitions then ever before coming to see me. We, as a hive seemingly are pulling strings of wax and holding fast in creating our new identity. The permission to navigate self worth, relationships, pain, love and life in challenging jobs and unemployment has been showing up. I have been focusing on helping people to renew the layers of information that create the bodies we walk around in. Many have found my sessions helpful for relieving stress and physical pain during this time of intensity. Since the time of hibernation I have been thinking, how can we embrace PLAY and JOY as a way to move though transitions or to gain a new perspective. Let's try this.
What gives you PLEASURE?
What makes you feel ALIVE?
What brings you JOY?
Close your eyes --right now! Think about it...Just start with acknowledging one thing. If it helps write or make a list, somehow fully embody it, think about it in traffic, on the bus, cultivate it. Then figure out how to incorporate it into your life so you can be self supported by JOY weekly, daily, hourly.
What is a simple thing you can do for yourself to keep you feeling balanced?
For me dance is what serves and saves me when I need to transform my angst, or my feelings of overwhelm, into a place where I can receive joy. I dance until images appear and give me clarity, until my translucent body soaks liquid light into it, fills me and lets me know that all will be fine, here is a road, here is an arrow floating compass wise in front of you. Follow the arrow, follow the arrow, follow......
While writing this I took a break and I asked Face Book. What gives you JOY? and I got some very wonderful answers, gardening, family, friends, dancing, feasting, creating something, breaking patterns, all good things. One quote I loved was......
"....just living is labor. so... to answer the question, in this moment, it's bringing me joy to remember that there are things that bring me joy........ thank you"
So maybe just thinking, remembering or fantasizing of joy can help us feel supported on our continual path as it changes every step we take. We are not alone. So start today, look at your list or remember your thoughts to access JOY from the simplest of actions you can give to yourself.
- Sara "Tink" Mapelli -