Our Joy unifies! Accepting our 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 our Self.
Often, I’ve been noticing, the Guiding Thought answers my questions and responds to my objections when (if!) I think it through.
Our Joy unifies! Whyyyyy??? Why does Joy unify? Is there something inherent in Joy that is a unifying quality?
Accepting our Joy—acknowledging it, sharing it, and expressing it—heals us and All. Again…Whyyyyy? There is nothing inherent in Joy that is healing, is there? There certainly is anecdotal evidence that humor helps people heal and recover (just talk to Patch Adams), but is humor JOY?
The “answers” come in the final sentence: To be wholly Joyful means to be wholly Love…means to be wholly our Self. When we experience Joy wholly, it is the outcome of being our Self, which is Love.
Now we can go back and answer the previous questions:
Our Joy unifies! When we experience Joy, we are experiencing our True Self, our Self of Love. Our Joy Unifies because in Love we are One; in Love we are equal; in Love there is no differentiation, no separation, no “you”, no “me”, no “I”. In Joy we experience this, we KNOW our Unity.
Accepting our joy—acknowledging it, sharing it, and expressing it—heals us and All. It’s not actually the Joy that heals; do you see that? It’s accepting, acknowledging, sharing, and expressing the Joy that is healing. Why? Because Joy is the indicator of Knowing your Self, your Self of Love. When you accept your Joy, you are accepting your Self of Love. When you accept your Self of Love, there is nothing to do except acknowledge it, share it, and express it. Through your expression of Love, you create a channel by which Love can do what Love does: Unify. This unification is the healing.
All of the answers are finally summed up (again) in the last line: To be wholly Joyful means to be wholly Love…means to be wholly our Self.
If you are a logical, rational human beings (and there are philosophers who say that if you are a human being you are logical and rational, as that is what sets humans apart from other animals), then you will notice that when I think through the Guiding Thoughts, and my own questions, I ask you to think through them with me logically.
The first note is: Yes, I am speaking to your rational mind. You may wonder how or why I am going through an “argument” on Love and Oneness rationally. How can Love and Oneness be analyzed rationally? The answer is: a) I still want you to feel it. This round, another round, in combination with thinking about it, whichever—you do want to balance the thinking with the feeling. Thinking does not negate feeling. b) The logic speaks to your doubting mind, the mind that wants proof, the mind that wants to understand, and to know logically why something makes sense, or if it even does makes sense. It’s that mind we are pulling/pushing/influencing.
The second note is: Since, in these instances, when I present an “argument”, I want to point out that you have the option to accept or reject my premises. If this were written like an “argument” it would be something like this:
Premise: To be wholly Joyful means to be wholly Love…means to be wholly our Self.
Conclusion #1: Our Joy unifies!
Conclusion #2: Accepting our joy—acknowledging it, sharing it, and expressing it—heals us and All.
Do you agree with the premise? What do you think? How does this feel for you? Is there anything that feels “off” for you? What is it? Would you change anything in the Guiding Thought to make it True for you? How would you write it?
There have been many times when I have read wise sayings, very intelligent writing, or explanations of philosophy or scripture, that I feel is almost right for me. I change it so that it “fits” with how I would say something, fits with what I have learned or researched, and I tweak it just enough to make it my own. I encourage you to do that with these Guiding Thoughts. If you don’t have ways to change it, then leave them alone—they will not lead you astray, but you have options.