Rediscover Your Joy!

October 21, 2013 Sandra Dawes

Rediscovering my joy was a challenge after my father passed away.  There were times when I wondered if I would ever truly know joy again.  I am grateful that I never completely gave up hope and was able to find joy and happiness in my life again.  It is possible, we just have to want it.  This is article is written by Lorraine Gambacourt and the topic is also the subject of Chapter Five of my upcoming book “Embracing Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve.  ~ Sandra

In the teachings of Esther Hicks and Abraham, we learn that from the place of “noticing”   the vast contrast of experiences and emotions we encounter, we are then able to more consciously CHOOSE, DECIDE, and DECLARE to the universe, what is it that we PREFER in life…

By chance (although we know there are no coincidences!) I stumbled across a quote this morning by Kahil Gibran: “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more JOY you can contain.”  There is much truth in this, and I encourage you to explore it further.

Years ago, I felt this sense of sadness, yet I was blessed with so many wonderful things in my world. Thankfully, I did not fall into a deep depression, but it caused a stirring deep within my soul and put me on the path to self-discovery, which continues to this day.  (We are ever-evolving beings.) I began to ask myself questions like, “  Is this what I am to experience?  What is my purpose?  How do I know what my true purpose is? Are we not meant to experience great joy and fulfillment in life?”  The response I heard was a resounding YES!  JOY became my word, and I was determined to discover how I could create more joy in my life.  I guess I made this known to people around me because I began to receive little gifts to remind me.

The first was Sarah Ban Breathnach’s “Simple Abundance- A Daybook of Comfort and Joy“.  Slowly I developed a sense of peace, calmness and acceptance, which helped me gain some perspective.  I began a new habit of rising a little earlier each morning, to give myself the gift of having a little time to myself. I would light a candle, enjoy my coffee, and sit in beautiful silence reading the day’s message, followed by at least 15 minutes for quiet reflection.  And so began my journey to a happier, more fulfilling life…

We are Spirit and  Human.  The spiritual part is pure loving consciousness vibrating at the highest frequency  along  with joy, abundance, and kindness.  When you come from this place, and connect to that inner source energy, you can’t help but feel greater Joy!  This is what we are meant to experience in our short time here on earth…   Do I ever feel anger, resentment, frustration, or fearful?  Of course I do!  The key is to notice it, learn from it, and bounce back to a healthier energy quickly.

I PREFER JOY

How about you?  It is there for you… If you’ve lost it, you CAN rediscover it…

  Here are a few strategies and tools I use to help me stay in this beautiful space more often:

  • Quiet morning reflection and visualization time
  • Daily gratitude and appreciation
  • Meditation-A favourite is Christie Marie Sheldon’s “Heart Centre Awakening”
  • I surround myself with uplifting positive people!
  • Read positive books! Currently I am reading  The Happiness Advantage
  • Be gentle with yourself 🙂

 About the Author:

Lorraine Gambacourt is very fortunate to love her work and she wear two hats!  She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a passionately driven entrepreneur.  She loves life, nature, travel, personal growth and development, inspirational writing, cooking, red wine, and of course, Healthy Chocolate!  She also love to inspire others, as much and she loves to be inspired…

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