JOY Writing blog
"JOY TOOLS for my LOVE TOOL BELT." "
BUBBLES have been an incredible gift, a tool to help my hurting heart, bring some childlike wonder and JOY, to accompany me and help me be present in some incredibly painful moments in my life and grief journey. Sometimes I do bubbles so I have one concrete thing for which to say "thank you" for in a moment. I rarely can do bubbles without some brief flicker of smile or laugh even on my worst days. Bubbles encourage me.
What are some simple, practical tools or practices you use to accompany you and strengthen you in your "I wanna give up", "living is just too hard" moments? I would love to expand my Love tool set with your encouraging heart hammers and wrenches and pliers ...I can always use more reminders of the JOYful heart that is really good medicine for what ails me. I look forward to reading and using your JOY openers!
Let's find some of our JOY together so we can be fully aware of and present in Love today". Jln, SUPER JOY, 7-26-19
If you wanna know why I started using bubbles... grief, heartache would be central in the answer.
My heart has always been sensitive, so I feel alot and intensely. Not all emotions are fun, "joyfull". I have done a lot of grieving in my lifetime and have needed to use every tool I could to find JOY in my mourning in my living.
I first seriously used bubbles as a JOY tool when my oldest sister, Patricia, was months from death. I bought her a crown and huge super miracle bubble wand and we did bubbles together for a few moments to laugh, to find delight, to remember we are children of the Light. We did bubbles to live, to believe, even in her painful process of dying. In the seven years since then ...
I carry bubbles everywhere as an atmosphere changer, a JOY finder, a grateful heart opener, a prayer. I rarely can do bubbles without laughing and remembering I get to be present living in this moment as a child of the Light, as a child of delight. I finally believe my passionately AWarE, expressive heART is a gift and I get to share it with the world, especially in difficult places
Yes, there is JOY in the mourning. For JOY is a gift of the Kingdom, not of this world, of the Spirit in Who I move, live and have my being. EnJOY your own view, being a child in awe and wonder, as you journey through my sunset, farmfield prayer walk in the attached photo (And maybe find, carry and do some bubbles or find a beautiful heart opener, view reframer of your own).
"My soul doth magnify and
My spirit reJOYces ...
Bubbles help me
To see and be
Delightfully free as
Child of the Light, me.
What awe do you feel?
What do you see?
My friend said heART of Eden
is captured here for her, you and me."
Jln, SUPER JOY, 7-19-19
"Our secret garden"
It is never a "Waste of time" to stop, acknowledge and
BE present in BEauty that feeds heART.
For my BeLOVEd and my heART is a feasting place,
is a garden with fertile soil of miracle grow.
My fearful and wonderful design is to rule
not serve time, thankfully wandering,
in awe and WONDER, enjoying existence,
simultaneously being present inside and outside of time,
IN Our secret garden.
Jln, SUPER JOY, 7-7-19
What if the difficulty I seem to face in navigating transitions is of my own making? What if I am designed for effortless transitions being present in rest. What if all really is found in Love access simply through the One Who is the Way?
Simply gloriously reflecting.
Lake Reflections converging
generating Spirit reflective thoughts on,
"what is real?" as another layer of true vision is unveiled, revealed by going through ...
The divisions between dimensions in Love is much more fluid than I have previously perceived.
As I WHOLE-heartedly believe and truly see, as, in, through more LOVE (more than a glass darkly more like a glass LIGHTly) I perceive less distinct divisions and more heART FLOW seamlessly connecting every dimension of LOVE.
I am simply Spirit reflecting while canoeing through glorious BEautiful reflections of ALL that is found flowing being present IN Love.
Love simply asks, "Will you join Me In BElieving, breaking through all your constructed barriers, flowing into the perceiving of the greater reality of limitless you in Me and Me in you?" Jln, SUPER JOY, 7-8-19
I AM. ..... because I believe, I train, I practice, I persevere .... knowing this truly is Who Love says I am.
"You are so graceful". I am never sure how to respond to this offered affirmation, encouragement .... Should I tell them how many things I spill a day? or that appearances are not always what they seem? Or that grace takes practice? .....
"You are such a dancer. ...." (as if I came out of the womb with a jete ....) Should I tell them I always danced but had no access to formal classes until I was in my mid thirties? Should I tell them that then, and now, my biggest challenge is my belief, my mind, not the mechanics?
Well, just in case, you think I am accidentally graceful ... think again. I am a dancer by reason of belief, practice, training and use. I was and always will be a dancer but the proof is not my words but my way of living.
And when I want to give up at the barre because my brain and body seem disconnected and my performance way below my expectations and pain lurks ... I look to the athletic posters on the wall and breathe and remember I want to let Spirit have one more chance to move my body.
I am Joy
. I am a dancer because
I dance in heart, mind, Spirit and body ...
that is my deLIGHTful way to be the me Love sees
. Jln, SUPER JOY, 7-7-19 @joyheartart