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What if joy is one of your greatest capacities?

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What if joy is one of your greatest capacities?


How old were you when you felt truly free?
Four years old: My body remembers spinning and spinning in circles outside on the grass. Feet in grass. Coolness on my feet. Looking up to the sky. Skin breathing. Air caressing. Clouds spinning. Joy in motion. Freedom being.
“Twirl with me Christine. I am the sky dancing.”
Three years old: I put my face inside a giant peony growing in our front yard. Smelling the growing. Ants climbing on my face. The colourful petals caressing my lips. The bountiful smells calling my name.
“Come to me Christine. I am the flower growing.”
Universe, show me something beautiful today. When I was a small young child who lived closer to the earth, who could hear flowers growing and feel the sky spinning I chose freedom. I was freedom. There was no worry in my bones. There was no judgment — no fear. There was only me being me. Everyday the universe would show me something beautiful. I was so free and open, so wild and joy-filled I saw the beauty the universe shared. I didn’t have to try to find it. It was a deep knowing — beauty and freedom and joy were all around and within.
And then...
The GPS changed and I lost my centre and my knowing. Somehow, my inner GPS was replaced by outside expectations and the expression of freedom was replaced by the need for acceptance. Slowly the GPS turned from inner knowing and awareness to something outside oneself.
“What will they think of me?”... “A good woman does this”... “A good friend does that”... and I stopped smelling flowers and I no longer twirled and danced with the sky and freedom was replaced by fear. Worries of acceptance and approval emerge. Making choices that make others happy when deep inside all I wanted was to spin and twirl. All of that begins at an early age. How old were you when you stopped spinning and stopped choosing freedom and joy?
We lose our voice and diminish our power and potency when we silence our deep passions and deep knowings. The three-year-old in me was dynamically aware of my freedom and potency. The four-year-old in me did not deny what felt true and could chose joy with ease. It was a natural state of being.
Yet there were times as a child when I silenced myself and held back my joy for fear that if I truly expressed how happy I was I would get in trouble. Worry that my joy and enthusiasm for living would be told to “pull it together”.... “get in control”.... or “not to be silly”.
Reprogramming your GPS from the inside-out
What could you choose if potency and freedom was your natural state of being? We are a dynamic species on the planet that is gifted with freewill and yet we so easily make choices based on external approval and the GPS of others, rather than from the deep knowing and being of who we truly be, what we truly know, and what we truly perceive.
No wonder so many people are unhappy, feeling unsatisfied and are seeking joy and happiness outside of themselves. Is it time to reprogram your own GPS?
What if joy is one of your greatest capacities? What could you choose then? Who would you be?
I have come to know that joy is not a feeling, but rather a state of being.
I wonder every day how I can create more joy in my day and even more joy in my life and my living. I acknowledge the choices I make that create more joy. I pat myself on the back when I choose my own inner GPS rather than the global approval of others. Sure, there are moments when I make choices that do not expand or create more joy in my life. Yes, there are times when I am not so bright and I realize I have diminished my light and made choices that were depleting rather than expanding my life. Then, despite the mess ups and muck ups., I can always make another choice and joy is always an option.
With each choice, I strengthen my joy and freedom muscle and nourish the inner GPS of my awesomeness to choose and be joy with total ease.
Newsflash: Your inner GPS is not located in your head friends. It is located in the centre of your being. Your inner GPS is an awareness that is beyond all of your thoughts. Your inner GPS is a deep expansive knowing — the one that was there when you were three or four years old, when you were spinning with feet deep down in the grass and flower pressed against your lips. Be the knowing creature you truly can be and choose the joy and freedom you are.
What’s the worst thing that could happen? You may just feel a whole lot better. You may just create an even more awesome life. You may just be the change you desire to see in the world. Spin on. Choose on. Joy on. Shine on.
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