9 January 2012
Teacher: DL Zeta
You don’t have to know everything about your spiritual purpose to be true to your path in life. Undertaking endless studies and traveling to the world’s sacred places may add to your experiences, but these aren’t guaranteed to help you reach self-realization.
Cultivating and following the path of joy, however, will help you reach new heights of spiritual insight.
Giving Yourself Permission to Cultivate Joy
Every moment of every day you're receiving "cues" from your environment of the next step you can take on your journey of self-realization and joy. Begin each day by asking yourself what you can do that brings you joy. Give yourself permission to act on the answers. As you place your focus on joy, you will naturally know how to handle any challenges that come before you. When you're in a state of joy, your energy field is open and flowing. Information, guidance and life force energy pulses through you. You are open and receptive to guidance and feelings of well-being.
Many of you have settled for what passes for joy in your life, feeling it’s impossible for you to be truly joyful. You will always find this circumstance disappointing. You will only have true joy in your life when you bring your focus to allowing it. Don't settle for anything less than this no matter what’s going on around you.
Joy is Self-Love and Appreciation
Part of joy is experiencing love and compassion for yourself. Affirm you are a unique and Divine being and this will be your experience. Value who you are. Value the gifts you have to offer, value your time.
One of the ways people fail to appreciate and love themselves is by giving their time and energy to things that don’t feel joyful. If something does not feel joyful, examine if it is aligned with your highest good. One of the primary ways people become ensnared in joyless situations is through relationships. It’s is through connections with others that some people give their time, energy, and joy away. Often, this happens when one allows themselves to be drawn into others’ crises.
There are times when you will need to say no to others. Dependency is not for your highest good; nor is it for the highest good of others to validate their choice to live in a state of crisis. This sends the message to others that they can command your attention by creating crises. Observe if what others are asking of you is for your highest and best and for theirs.
If you are involved in situations that siphon joy from your life, it’s time to take charge of how you spend your time. You do not owe anyone your time. The way to experience joy in your life is to respect and honor your time. When you respect and honor yourself, people will show up in your life you respect and honor you.
Another way people become ensnared in joyless situations is through career choices. Examine if staying at a job that has grown stale is for your highest good. Learn to read the subtext of your life. By staying at a job where you feel undervalued and unappreciated, you are affirming you're not worthy of anything better. You are in effect the one doing the undervaluing and under appreciating, and others are simply mirroring this to you.
Joy is Loving and Releasing the Past
The path of joy involves accepting all that has been in the past. Release the past, never looking back in regret. Open to receive the message of the experiences you created. Release the past by loving it and expressing gratitude for it.
Releasing Resistance to Joy
You will not experience true abundance as long as you resist doing the things that bring you joy. Be willing to examine any barriers you may hold that keep you from experiencing joy. Sometimes people judge themselves, feeling they don’t deserve to have joy in their lives. Examine if you hold resistance to joy and shine the bright light of your awareness to dissolve this resistance.
Entraining Yourself to Joy and Abundance
Each moment you allow yourself to move along the path of joy is an opportunity to experience greater love and abundance. As you allow yourself to experience joy and abundance, you will become magnetic to people and circumstances aligned with these frequencies. From this place of alignment, more love and abundance will naturally flow into your life.
Discovering Your Spiritual Purpose
As you allow more joy into your life, as you entrain yourself to the frequency of joy, you begin to act through joy. In other words, you begin to choose and do things based on the joy they bring you. As you explore all the things that bring you joy, you come face-to-face with your spiritual purpose. If you're not sure of your exact purpose, just begin doing what brings you joy and you will soon find it.
Each Day is a New Opportunity to Experience Joy
Begin each day by affirming it is another glorious opportunity to experience joy. Hone your gifts and talents and share these with others. This is another day to step into the unlimited abundance of spirit. Having a goal and purpose for everything you do allows you to examine each proposed activity to see if it adds meaning and joy to your life or if it is just another empty, meaningless activity void of fulfillment.
Much energy is available for those on their spiritual path at this time. If you are aligned with your intention to experience joy, if you hold the intention to assist with the healing and transformation of the planet, much abundance is available to you now.
We offer here some ways to cultivate the path of joy in your life:
One) Spend time in nature
Two) Notice where you place your focus and attention
Three) Create a joy list
Four) Focus on the blessings in your life
Five) Create emotional freedom. End self-sabotage
Six) Value and honor your time and energy and learn how and when to say no to others
Seven) Cultivate your imagination. This is your doorway to experiencing joy
Eight) Be here now. The present moment is the only moment you will ever have
Nine) Practice discernment with others
10) Read the subtext of your actions to learn any ways you are buying into scarcity
11) Build a vision for your life based on joy and love
12) Align with your spiritual purpose
Excerpt from Abundance Magic: 44 Steps to Manifesting the Future of Your Dreams by DL Zeta http://www.celestialvision.org/abundance-magic-ebook-by-dl-ze/