Category: Joy

Rock Your Personal World

“It turns out that it is not possible
to separate anything from anything, though,
because at the core of all of those things
is you and the way you feel.
As you focus upon one unpleasant
or unwanted aspect of life,
it bleeds over into all other aspects.

Can you see, in looking back,
that there were opportunities
to look for positive aspects,
but because you were fixated
upon negative aspects,
those became your dominant experience?

Focus upon what you do want,
become a Vibrational Match
to what you do want,
train your point of attraction
to what you do want–
and watch your personal world become that.”


— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Playing In The Mud

“Anything you desire,
the Universe can find a way to let it happen
within the context of people’s natural, joyful desires.
It must be, for this is a joy-based Universe.

And so, as you watch children

playing in the mud and having great joy in it,
you might not enjoy playing in the mud, but they do.

And so, there’s somebody enjoying
doing something you don’t want to do.
And that pretty much applies to everything.
There’s someone who would enjoy doing every thing

that you don’t want to do.

And if it really came down to where there was
really not one person willing to do that thing,
you would develop another way of approaching it.

There are a lot of things that were in your history
that you no longer participate in.
You left them behind
because no one wanted to do them.”

— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Happy Mother’s Day

I wanted to share a beautiful short poem from Hafiz for Mother’s Day and I found that I could not choose one or the other, so I offer both in celebration of all on this day. Injoy!

How Does It Feel To Be A Heart?

Once a young woman asked me,

“How does it feel to be a man?”
And I replied,

“My dear,
I am not so sure.”

Then she said,
“Well, aren’t you a man?”

And this time I replied,

“I view gender
As a beautiful animal
That people often take for a walk on a leash
And might enter in some odd contest
To try to win strange prizes.

My dear,
A better question for Hafiz
Would have been,

‘How does it feel to be a heart?’

For all I know is Love,
And I find my heart Infinite
And Everywhere!”

This is a question I ask of all Mothers today: How does it feel to be a heart? And to the following poem I can only think of a mother’s pure love and care and delight with Hafiz in the thought and feeling of such love.

Keeping Watch

“In the morning
When I began to wake,
It happened again–

That feeling
That You, Beloved,
Had stood over me all night
Keeping watch,

That feeling
That as soon as I began to stir

You put Your lips on my forehead
And lit a Holy Lamp
Inside my heart.”

Freedom, Growth, Joy

“You were all born
with a triad of intentions pulsing within you:
freedom, growth, and joy.

Freedom is the basis of that which you are
because everything that comes to you
comes in response to the thoughts that you think–
and no one has control over
the thoughts that you think other than you.


When joy is your dominant quest
so that you gently train your thoughts into alignment
with who-you-really-are, all resistance subsides,
and you then allow the expansion or growth
that your life experience has inspired within you.”


— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Tripping Over Joy

“What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?

The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God

And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move

That the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”

Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think

You have a thousand serious moves.


— Hafiz

Joy Is A State Of Being

Joy is not the same thing as happiness.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Joy is a state of being.

Joy is the same thing as love.
Love is the same thing as joy.

All of these have one thing in common.
They are all choices in thought and vibration.

And, here’s a very simple affirmation to help:

I Choose Joy!
I Choose Love!
As I Choose Love,

I Cannot Avoid Spreading Joy. 

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