Archive for April 15th, 2011

Giddy with Joy (#15)

I used to spend a lot of time visualizing what I wanted to come into my life. Many of you have likely heard of the movie, The Secret, about how to manifest the life you want. And, it is true that we get more of whatever we put our attention on, good or bad. But more and more often I am realizing that I don’t even know what I truly want or what would serve me best. Should I move to a new apartment or not? Should I take that part-time job? Should I concentrate on my painting, writing or speaking? How much do I need to earn to do what I want to do? What DO I want to do???? On and on it goes, and it’s exhausting!  So, I’ve adopted a new approach. Each time my mind starts swirling with these questions, I stop and silently say, Thank you for the perfect home, job and income, etc. for my life’s purpose; whatever that is. I surrender to a higher power that can see the bigger picture and knows exactly what I need to live a joyful, abundant and meaningful life. That same power also knows how to provide what I need, easily and effortlessly. Actually, I’ve come to understand that everything we think we need already exists; we simply have to relax and allow it to come into our lives.

A few weeks ago I told you about my free dinner and concert. What I didn’t tell you was that I unexpectedly got treated to a free dinner a few days before that as well. And after practicing surrendering for just a few weeks, here is how the rest of that week went. I got accepted to present a one day retreat at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in late fall. I also discovered that I have two pensions available to me much earlier than I expected. I began receiving free life coaching from an acquaintance looking to practice his skills and my neighbor gave me a free psychic reading. My son finally got the apartment in an art community that he has been waiting a long time for, which frees up my house for me to sell. My boyfriend shared some money with me from his Keno winnings and I met a wonderful new friend. By the end of the week, I was nearly giddy with joy.

So the next time you are feeling needy, overwhelmed or directionless, say a prayer of thanks for the perfection in your life; know it already exists and that joy is your birthright. Then the only question you need answered is this . . . . .

How much joy can you handle?

Let your spirit soar!
Paula (Artwork: “Ecstasy”, SOLD)

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