Posted: 24 Mar 2010 11:23 AM PDT
Channeled by Brenda Joyce Hoffman for Life Tapestry Creations.com
Let us review what has happened in the last couple of weeks, and extrapolate from those happenings what is going to be happening in the next few months.
You have long heard that open communication, joy, peace and love are the end points of your movement into the New Age. And you have meditated, discussed and read about what you need to do to reach that goal. We will tell you to throw your books away. Stop meditating. And stop your discussions. All of the aforementioned activities merely continue your thoughts that someone out there somewhere has answers that you do not. Nothing could be further from the truth.
You are a fully contained, unique individual who does not require anyone or anything to direct you to your individual joy. If each person is an individual, how can anyone – no matter what their credentials are or how many books they have sold – tell you how to achieve your goals? Freedom is not just an isolated word in your vocabulary that you spout when appropriate, it is your life on earth and in all other realms. Freedom is who you are. Now, it is true that others can give you tips or help you access feelings you have o’t allowed yourself to access. But they cannot live your life for you or tell you how to live your life. It is YOUR life.
You have heard this concept from others in many different ways from, “You are God.” to “Act on your feelings.” But because your need to blend is so deeply ingrained in your being, you continue to think that this person or that person holds the key to your joy and thereby, your life. We must be very direct with you. Some people take great joy in finding joy. Others, are more comfortable for whatever reason, in finding pain. And still others, find a great deal of satisfaction in directing the lives of others. None is right nor wrong. How can any be if freedom is the direction you are all searching for?
By the same token, joy to one person might be pain to another. You can no longer define your feelings as how you have defined them in the past. This New Age is a revolution of immense proportions. What was is no longer. And what will be is in the formation stages – including how you define your feelings.
In the past, others told you what joy meant to them and expected you to not only agree with them, but to define your feelings in a similar fashion. If you doubt our thoughts, please review how each culture teaches feelings as readily as they do colors. “This is a RED ball. This is a HAPPY moment for you.”
Many of you will disagree. But before you totally negate our thoughts, think back to what you found joyful as a child. A pretty new dress perhaps? A new toy car? Now why did those items give you joy? Were you nude? Did you not have any toys? If you look closely at history, you will find that joy has been defined by the culture rather than by the individual. Does a two-year find more pleasure in a new truck than a set of old pans? Of course not. It has been the culture who defined joy.
Which means that you now have to start at ‘ground zero’ to determine what truly gives you joy. Does that mean you will throw your clothes out the window? Maybe or maybe not. It is your joy you are defining. What gives you joy? Not what should give you joy. Define your unique joy and your path to the New Age will be rapid and so much fun.
Many of the New Age, new energy materials you are accessing define your joy according to what gives the author joy or what he or she believes they should do to access joy. Perhaps you love meditating. That is wonderful. But if you are meditating because you have read that you should and you believe that you will not attract a mate or whatever it is that you want without it, you are wasting your time. Meditation will not work for you. Joy is your only access point for creating the life you are dreaming of. Does it feel delightful to think about your new life as you cross a busy street in Manhattan? Then that is as much of a meditation for you as is the sitting in a specific position in a silent room is for someone else.
Listen to your joy. It is screaming to be freed of all of the restrictions you have placed on it since birth. Joy is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – as it always has been. Now that the New Age has dawned it is time for you to remove the restrictions and rules you have placed on your joy. More importantly, it is time for you to know that you, and only you, truly know what gives you joy. That giggle, that laugh of recognition, that beacon is yours and yours alone.
No one can tell you how to be, anymore than they can tell you where to live. This is your life. This is your joy. And you have the freedom and responsibility to claim both. Take that freedom and revel in it knowing that others will be less and less inclined to care about your life, as they become enamoured of their own. This is the New Age. Claim your being and then live your life in joy – your unique joy. So be it. Amen.
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