Hello special friend,
Yes, it has been a little while since you've heard from me and
I'm excited to be reaching out, connecting and sharing with you!
I have a playful and true story to share with you today,
it's a very personal story about
the mystery of my disappearing joy...
I recently realized that I had lost my joy...
Where did it go??? Has anyone seen my Joy??? Where did I leave it???
It had gotten buried under the stresses of life, heartbreak, sadness, frustration and a relunctant move to a new home. I couldn't even revive it with a cocktail or yummy mac-and-cheese...
yet I tenaciously kept tuning into my heart
for guidance and direction.
Then I realized that I needed to make a choice...to release it all, to let go of everything that I had been fighting for and clinging on to. And in that moment and all of the following moments
I started to find myself once again although
I still hadn't found my Joy...
When I think of Joy, I imagine bliss, blossoming love or a state of mind
(or feeling) that some people are able to achieve because they
'have this or that'...and it's often portrayed like this:
But why is Joy portrayed like this?
What's with all the jumping around?
Who really does this anyway?
And has anyone found my Joy yet???
So I went on a quest to find my Joy and here's what I discovered:
I believe the jumping around happens because the heart feels
extremely full, like a helium balloon rising, although
what is this mysterious elevating substance that makes the heart inflate?
Let's do an experiment: take a look at these images,
can you find the Joy in each of them?
Hint: Joy isn't WHAT is happening in these images...
Joy is within HOW you notice what is happening in these images.
Can you see these images (and everything in your world)
with your heart instead of your eyes?
Try it again...tune into your breath...now gaze at these photos...
what do you feel?
I discovered that when you see your world with your HeartEye,
you arrive in a deeper sense of Presence.
It's this Presence that feeds your heart with amazement,
love, simplicity, gratitude, lightness...
your heart is expanded by these feelings
giving you a sensation of fullness and wholeness.
Over the past few months I've slowly emerged from my extended retreat and in doing so my heart began to awaken... like a bear who's been in hibernation all winter. I've been practicing this theory of mine and began to notice my heart opening, softening and guess what?!?
I found my Joy!!!
But where was it hiding?
That's the key, Joy doesn't hide, Joy is always in plain sight.
All I has to do was to see with my heart...
Joy is everywhere, in everything and in everyone.
Being Present enables you to see with your Heart, which then fills and expands your heart creating a deep sense of Joy!
With Loving Caution:
Jumping, smiling and laughter may occur along your JoyQuest.
You may also experience:
warm tingling in your heart, compassionate behavior, strong desires to be creative, feelings of radical gratitude, a quiet sense of peace and contentment, cravings to connect with those you love, heightened thirst for enhanced self care, clear visons on how to manifest your dreams, or quenched hunger pains brought upon by groundedness and Self Love
When you'd like to explore any of these
wonderful symptoms further,
please contact me for an amazingly supportive and nurturing Reiki session(s)...
I have many unique offerings to support your thriving Self!
Sincerely with love and Joy,
Harmony Hands Reiki
We are in harmony with others only when we are in harmony with ourselves.
My mission is to offer you a unique blend of tools to help you tune into your heart so you may become your most Brilliant Self---to live your most luminescent life and to create positive ripple effects in your world!
Wisdom Coach, Reiki Master, Heart Ambassador