After a period of apparent adversity, I emerged back into joy for the sake of joy yesterday. I awoke feeling not just optimistic but as if I had already arrived into the centre of my own dream life, all details present and accounted for… like that moment when you win the life lottery and suddenly the sky is brighter and rainbows start appearing everywhere in your experience.
Nothing major had changed externally of course, (except the smile obviously plastered across my face), I had merely stepped fully out of the slipstream of time and into the eternal moment… the present. My Christmas Present!
I’m not going to go into detail about the various devious mindgrabbers that have kept me from my personal Grail of late, but I’ve never made claims other than that I struggle with Principle 2: I AM Detached, the art of remaining present. I’m usually off whittling about what’s next or not next, sometimes rehashing what happened last or last year… knowing its a futile activity doesn’t make it easier when you’re attempting to unravel a lifetime of programming or unconscious addiction… I’m a self-confessed stress-head or rather, I have been. I’ve told you before that when you begin a sentence with I AM, you better end it with something you actually want to be because the universe is constantly listening to your claims and adjusting the rudder to fulfil them for you… that being said, I AM happy to announce that I AM Happy!
Getting out of the slipstream only needs to happen momentarily for you to get that feeling, it’s like the Chalice swells a little to allow more contents to fill it. It’s just your perception of course, those contents were already there except you failed to noticed, I failed to notice… and I notice everything!
Keep your joy alive this Christmas by not minding so much. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t finish shopping, if you did a shoddy job of wrapping gifts, if Christmas dinner isn’t ready on time… none of that matters… what matters is that you laugh your way through disaster and see the whole weekend through the eyes of a child: focused on the moment and squeezing every last drop of bliss out of it.
May I wish you a very merry moment to moment… x
I have this recurring dream from time to time of being on a bus approaching my stop and finding myself struggling to collect all my bags and luggage together in time to get off. Sometimes the driver is waiting at the stop with the door open but the more I pick up the stuff appears and I have shout to him “please wait.” At other times I’m waiting at the stop and the bus I want to get on is fast approaching but similarly I have to gather my things before it arrives or I’ll miss it… I can feel myself panicking all the while. Obviously it’s a dream about baggage and the need to lighten the load or opportunities will be missed to progress along to the next stage of my personal evolution… but it’s not about the baggage that this oracle is revealing, it’s about the reason to get off the bus.
The Alighting Point is a combination of Principle 4: I AM Truth and the effervescent yellow of the solar plexus chakra and is all about blissful experiences.
This week will see you recognising an opportunity not to peruse the goal represented by the destination stated on the front of your proverbial bus (the long term plan), but to get off, wander around and enjoy the opportunities along the road. It’s like being on your way to work, seeing a fun fair by the roadside and deciding that would be so much fun and you fancy a bit!
Now in realistic terms allowing yourself to stop and savour the simple pleasures that are offered to you may actually kick start a whole new journey… The destination may be the same (if you want it to be), but you may find that another bus, another route or another way of arriving is far more fun than the same old same old that you’ve been used to.
Joy and bliss arrive at the most unexpected moments when you allow yourself to taste something new: a new hobby, a new project, a new love… playfulness in this case is the key to rediscovering your love of life and it may just be exactly what you never knew you were looking for. Expect your social life and circle to expand as a result of taking a risk by getting off the bus and allowing a little indulgent behaviour to guide you towards a brand new truth.
You may be revisiting past loves that you thought were lost, talents and gifts re-emerging that you left in your childhood and inhibitions being cast by the wayside as exhilaration takes over and euphoria prompts you to say “again, again!”
“Scream if you wanna go faster”… there’s always another bus, have some fun.
More next week… x