True joy comes from following the higher purpose of your soul. You’re not obligated to do anything that doesn’t bring you joy. You’re not obligated to spend time with those who drain your energy, dishonor or disrespect you. Joy is something you experience now. If you feel there are reasons why you can’t experience joy right now, begin to create reasons why you can. If you’re looking to the future to allow joy into your life, it may always remain just out of your reach. Joy radiates from the center of your being. If you’re looking outside yourself for joy, you will not find it. You won’t find joy in any situation that enslaves you to outer outcomes and situations. As a Divine being, you can look at each person through the eyes of spirit and see what, if anything, you can do to help heal or assist them. If a person insists on remaining in a negative feeling state, you don’t have to allow them to pull down your energy. It is never for your highest good or that of another to lower your resonance in this way. Emotional Freedom is the Key to Experiencing Joy. That is why the key to experiencing joy is emotional freedom. If you find yourself in any situation or relationship that is not bringing you joy, it’s time to examine your beliefs. You will want to look closely to see if you hold any beliefs that say you must do anything that doesn’t bring you joy. Often, when you look deeply into circumstances devoid of joy, you find that at the root the belief that you believe you don’t deserve joy.
Focus on the Blessings in Your Life. Spend time appreciating what you have, noticing the moments of small blessings as you go through your day. Nature is a portal into joy. Notice flowers and sky. Notice the full moon through the trees. Notice night sounds in the woods. Notice the way the sun radiates off the surface of water. Take notice where you place your attention. Where do you put your time, energy and focus? It’s important to spend time in ways that help you in realize your highest good. Make a list of what you love, what brings you joy. What you love is directly linked to your spiritual purpose. The things on your joy list that you feel most drawn to right now represent steps you can take in your present moment to fulfill your spiritual purpose. As you take these steps, the path unfolds before you. In this sense, all roads lead to the same place. Don’t be concerned with what you “must” do now. Allow your journey to be a joyful dance with spirit as you allow each moment to unfold its own beauty and perfection. Every moment of every day you’re receiving “cues” from your environment of the next step you can take on your journey of self-realization and joy. Begin each day by asking yourself what you can do that brings you joy. Give yourself permission to act on the answers. As you place your focus on joy, you will naturally know how to handle any challenges that come before you. When you’re in a state of joy, your energy field is open and flowing. Information, guidance and life force energy pulses through you. You are open and receptive to guidance and feelings of well-being.