I want to thank Anthony, one of the readers, for his comments about joy at the bottom of the last blog entry. If you haven’t seen what he wrote, check it out. Anthony may, as he says, get up on his soap box occasionally, but I have to admit I like that guy’s soap.
Keeping hopeful and happy can be a challenge when we’re seeing so many bad things happening around us. But it’s important to find that inner place of core joy and live our days from there.
We can find it, because that place is real, it is our nature. When we lose the bliss, or if we haven’t found it yet, we need to go within ourselves and remember.
Sometimes I get shadowed by the world and lose that core happiness. Some outer incident throws me off, like a drive over a bad bump that puts your car out of kilter. Then I drive around with my wheels misaligned for a while until I remember to go inward for a tune-up.
The Infinite created diversity for happiness. For fun, for joy. That’s why our souls were birthed from the One in the first place. Life was supposed to be a dance, a garden, a tapestry, not the hierarchical prison it’s become. To turn creation into a dance, we have to start dancing. And to feel like dancing, we have to come back to the core joy and security in our God self.
When I lose that place, I find it again by remembering how hard the controllers work at their deceptions just to get us to give our permission, and that reminds me of the importance and power of my permission, my will. I remember that nothing can happen in my future that I don’t allow, that no one can take from me something I don’t give. That gives me security, the security of my divine and powerful self.
I also find that place again by closing my eyes and bringing my attention to the quietness inside, where I always find a pool of peace and blissful refreshment. The outer world is only a phenomenon, dominated at the moment by really goofed up entities who have forgotten the path to their own pool, their own interior power. They think they have to control everybody else to be secure and happy, and a great majority of the world is still deceived by their lies about how the world has to be (a way that supports their tenuous pyramid).
But what we are going through is what the universe has to go through, apparently, for all God’s children to learn to play nicely on the playground of life together. We’re in the “bullies have the ball” stage right now, but though it’s gone on for eons, that’s a flash of a picture frame in the eternal movie of time. We’re headed somewhere so wonderful. So beyond the limitations we’ve been conditioned to think must constitute reality.
A very sick person sometimes does not recover without the fever getting worse. It grows to a breaking point, and then the illness dissolves. When we see things “getting worse” around us, it helps to remember that analogy.
The world will not be sick forever. A new way of thinking is being born, and a whole new way of living is on the horizon. Something good is coming. We can choose to be happy in that knowledge.