Have you ever said or thought you want to experience more joy in your life or business and then got yourself caught up worrying about money or feeling overwhelmed by the many things on your t0-do list? Not exactly joy enhancing, right?
Well, if this has ever happened to you, then you are definitely not the only one.
Whether it is worry, fear, anxiety or whatever else might stress you out or overwhelm you, I’m sure you’ve also noticed that simply telling yourself to stop worrying, to stop being afraid, to stop being anxious, to stop stressing out doesn’t work very well, right?
Why not, you might ask?
Well, worry is a habit. And in order to change any habit, guess what?
You must make new choices and back those new choices up with new actions until you have created a new habit.
As Abraham-Hicks say:
You can’t worry your way to joy. You joy your way to joy.
Worrying has been passed down through the generations as a way of showing that you care. The more you care about someone or something, the more you might find yourself worrying. Even though you probably realise this is not an optimal use of your energy, we’re dealing with some deeply ingrained habits here.
You can change a habit in a nano second. Maintaining that as your new habit, though, tends to require consistent implementation. Hence the power of 40 day programs.
Yogi Bhajan, who brought kundalini yoga to the west, said it takes 40 days to change a habit, 90 days to confirm the new habit, 120 days to BE that new habit and 1000 days for mastery of that habit.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing 10 simple ways to bring the joy back into your life and business. Let’s start with the first one:
#1 Let Joy Be Your Guide
When you choose to align with what is most joyful for you in each moment, you shift your energy. It starts with a shift in perspective, which then starts to shift your entire energy field and hence your experiences of life.
Choosing to let joy be your guide is an invitation to wake up to the fullness of who you are. It’s an invitation to ditch the limitations you’ve ever agreed to live by, most of which have been held within your unconscious database.
One way this can play out is that the moment you’ve committed to fully BE YOU, then before too long you start finding all these so-called shadow aspects emerging. You know, everything that you would label as NOT joyful. This is GOOD NEWS!
In order for you to emBODY joy in all aspects of life and business, you must be willing to let go of:
- holding on to wanting control
- seeking security outside yourself
- abdicating power onto anyone or anything else and thereby denying yourSelf from being a powerful expression of Source and trusting your inner guidance.
A very simple and easy way to start shifting your energy to align with your inner JOY channel, is to set aside 10 minutes a day to dial in to the FEELING state of joy.
Several years ago I created an exquisite series of colour infused healing meditations that became 40 Days of JOY.
These healing meditations have even supported one of my clients through post natal depression. That’s pretty awesome, right?
Here’s one to experience it for yourself. It’s called Light At The End of The Tunnel and is a fabulous booster when you’re feeling exhausted and perhaps wondering when a challenging situation will finally shift in your life.
If you’d like to purchase this one, or any of the other meditations available in the Joy Shop so you can have it on your iPod or phone to listen to anytime, then one way to get started is to choose a number between 1-40 and let that be the meditation for you. Or browse through the selection at http://innerdelight.com/joy-shop and let joy be your guide to the right one for you at this time!
Once you start to let joy be your guide, it’s time to start infusing this joy into all of your creations and manifestations. I’ll share some juicy nuggets of gold with you in the next 10 Simple Ways To Bring The Joy Back Into Your Life And Business.
In the meantime, post a comment below with your insights about a situation where you may have been getting in your own way of allowing the joy back into your life and business more fully and how you can let joy be your guide to create a new experience for yourself.
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Joy coach for entrepreneurs who’ve achieved success at the cost of their own joy and fulfilment. I help them get their mojo back so they can be successful in business while staying fulfilled in life.
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