Joy unifies! Accepting joy—acknowledging it, sharing it, and expressing it—heals us and all. To be wholly joyful means to be wholly love…means to be wholly your Self.
I go through intellectual understanding of the guiding thoughts. These are usually logical, rational, putting the pieces of the thoughts together in a way that “just makes sense”.
I go through emotional understanding of them, too. I think about how I feel about unity or fulfillment, I connect with my heart and try to feel love or oneness.
I see things in my life that make sense in the terms of the guiding thought. I do the “compare-contrast” exercise to decide what my intention is, and how I create more of that, and how to do less of the things that are less like my intentions.
For the most part, these kinds of things are mostly how I experience the guiding thoughts. I think, imagine, feel, decide, balance, adjust, and modify my thoughts and behavior as I am directed by my intention and the guiding thoughts. In this way, I support and encourage the experiences I want to have in my life activities.
But every once in a while, I get out of my own way, and really experience the guiding thought. I mean, I see it, I feel it, I understand it, I know its truth, I get it. I don’t know what I “do” for this to happen. Sometimes, it’s just like all of a sudden something shifts and I am seeing something new, feeling something that is solid and real and right.
Sometimes that feeling can last for several minutes. The last time I had an extended experience of this type was just over a year ago. I wrote about it here.
When it happens, it’s like my whole being is engulfed in the truth of everything that I talk about here. It’s pretty simply the reason I do what I do. It’s the reason I am here, the reason I strive, the reason I show my faltering and my doubts and the reason I share it all.
It’s amazing, those moments of peace, of light, of certainty, of warmth, of knowing, of JOY. They are so amazing that I just want to share them. I wish for you the experience of joy and love and oneness and connection.
I did not have a deep, prolonged, intense “one of these moments” today. It was more like I was on the edge of it—the wave tickling my toe, rather than surrounding me—but it was enough. With it, my new understanding was in how possible it all is. How real it all can be, when we step into it (which we are doing).
I saw how important the sharing, the giving, and the extending are. I saw how it all works together—loving life so much that all I want to do is create a fulfilling life; knowing how wonderful it is to be fulfilled, and wanting that for you, for everyone. I saw how wholeness supports unity, which supports love, which supports the flourishing of a lifestyle that supports wholeness and unity and love…as we share with each other and enrich each other.
This is why I do this. I want you to know the joy of fulfillment because it’s pretty darn amazing.