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JP's Ultra Spritual JOY Issue 11 September 2016


Editor & Designer Michelle Lightworker admin@lightworkerreflections.com https://www.lightworkerreflections.com +61433831946 Cover Photo - c/-JP Sears

! s r e k r o w t h g i L y a d y r e v Hey E As always,   I   have   immensely   interesting   experiences   on   the   lead   up   to   publishing   an   edition   of   this   transformative   magazine.   You   think   it’s   only   articles   and   then   you   really   get   into  the  energy  and  intention  behind  each  and   every   article,   author   and   artistic   impression   and   then   you   realise,   that   this   magazine   and   principles  really  have  a  life  of  their  own.   And   also,   that   I’ve   chosen   it   as   a   huge   catalyst   of   my   own   learning.   I   actually   write   about   the   highlights   of   what   I’ve   learnt   around   joy   in   an   article   called,   ‘The   Joy   Of   Oneness’   so   rather   than   speak   about   it   here,   I   hope   you   reap   the   rewards   of   my   own   process   of   enlightenment   towards  Joy  by  reading  it. My  Cover  story  interview,  going  over  it,  writing   it,  listening  to  it  and  continually  being  amused   and   inspired   by   it   was   such   a   highlight   of   my   whole  month.  Thank  you  JP  Sears  for  being  you   and  saying  yes,  to  our  Cover  Story.  There  is  no   doubt   I   needed   the   words   you   had   to   say   regarding  Joy  as  they  rang  so  true  for  me.  And  I   feel   that   the   world   needs   the   kind   of   enlightenment   you   offer.     We   are   blessed   to   have  you  as  part  of  this  edition. My   goodness   what   a   change   this   month   following   my   trip   to   Bali   has   brought!   Spirit   told   me   to   cut   back   on   my   hours   and   include   more  play-­‐time.  And  at  the  same  time  told  me   to  also  create  a  blog  style  for  this  magazine  for   ease  of  social  media  sharing.  So  that  took  a  lot   of  time,  however  I  now  feel  that  our  magazine,   readers   and   contributors   can   communicate   more  readily  and  efMiciently. Another   change   is   that   Spirit   is   moving   this   magazine   to   a   seasonal   distribution.   This   will   occur   in   December   after   our   12QR   and   Minal  

principle of  Peace  in  our  October  Edition.  This   makes   sense!   Each   season,   we   will   include   all   12   principles   in   our   magazine   so   each   edition  

will present   the   whole   lot   for   your   vibrational   pleasure!   Now   that   we   have   our   blog   style   format,  which  is  categorized  under  each  of  the   12   principles,   we   will   simply   add   our   articles   under   the   relevant   principle   and   build   on   the   energy.  Feel  free  to  comment,  share  and  spread   the  higher  vibrations  across  the  planet! I   am   excited   with   all   our   joyful   contributions   and  articles  this  month.  It  really  was  a  pleasure   to   put   this   magazine   together.   For   one,   I   allowed   it   to   be   a   joyful   experience   and   for   another,   I   Mind   these   joy-­‐focused   articles   reinforce   my   connection   to   Spirit   in   such   a   variety   of   ways.   Thank   you   contributors!   I   realise  that  this  magazine  is  food  for  me  and  I   know   that   as   I   am   fed,   so   too   does   the   rest   of   the  world  beneMit.  In  unity  we  are  one.   If   you   would   like   to   contribute   towards   our   Summer   Edition   please   email   me   your   article   o r   a r t w o r k   b y   2 0   O c t o b e r   2 0 1 6   t o   admin@lightworkerreMlections.com   You   can   Mind   our   submission   guidelines   on   our   facebook   page   https://www.facebook.com/ lightworkeradvocatemagazine/  We  also  have  a   private   facebook   group   for   contributors,   so   if   you   would   like   to   be   a   regular   contributor,   please   email   me   and   let   me   know.   I   am   also   interviewing   selected   contributors   regarding   their   articles   and   what   they   do   on   my   radio   show   each   week.   For   details   head   to   my   webiste   https://www.lightworkerreMlections.com/ events.html Joyful  healing  hugs,

Michelle Lightworker

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Contents

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COVER STORY 5-­‐9  Cover  Story  JP  Sears

JOY WISDOM 10  Joy  At  The  End  of  the  Tunnel  by  Jacob  Cooper 11-­‐12  From  Depression  to  Joy  by  Carolyn  King 13  Joyful  Farming  by  Julia  Shewchuk 14  Today  I  Choose  Joy  by  Lynn  Merrin 15  Why  You  Need  to  Infuse  Your  Creative  Practice   with  Joy  by  Cherry  Jeffs   16-­‐17  Joy  Is  a  Fruit  of  the  Spirit   by  Deborah  Livingston 18  What  Is  Joy  To  Me  by  Sammie  Thurlow  Baker 19  The  Oneness  of  Joy  by  Michelle  Lightworker 20-­‐21  Joy:  Your  Spiritual  Force  by  Dr  Dawn  Karima 22-­‐23  Joy  By  Design  by  Kiran  Singh 24  Joy  by  Werner  Szendi 25  Anticipation  by  Werner  Szendi 26-­‐27  Sex  &  Intimacy:  The  Bridge  between  Joy  &   Pleasure  by  Leanne  Barefoot  Medium 28-­‐29  Joy  &  The  Anxiety  Diaries  by  Amy  Young 30  The  Soul  Vibration  of  Joy  by  Anne  Aleckson 31  The  Soul  Wealth  Summit  by  Ryan  Yokome 32  Joy  is  Playtime  by  Jessika  Vidal  Johnson 33  Reading  for  Joy  by  Rachel  Mason 34-­‐35  Joyful  Alignment  by  Kristie  Ord

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An Ultra Spiritual Conversation on JOY with JP There’s no   doubt   about   it   –   the   feeling   of   joy   I   got   when   JP   Sears   said   that   he   would  be  honoured  to  be  our  Cover  Story  for  this  month’s  issue.  I  was  ecstatic!   For   one,   he   cracks   me   up   every   time   I   watch   one   of   his   viral   Youtube   satirical   videos.  I  love  his  dim-­‐witted  character  teaching  people  how  to  be  Ultra  Spiritual  -­‐   but   in   essence   really   telling   them   what   not   to   do.   For   another,   I   am   just   so   passionate  about  Minding  ways  to  bring  spirituality  back  into  the  every  day  rather   than  making  it  a  joyless  journey.   Me:  How  are  you? JP:   Pretty   good   for   a   dysfunctional   red   head. Me:  I  love  your  brand  –  the  Ultra  Spiritual   and   it   Mits   perfectly   with   the   Everyday   Lightworker   concept,   which   smashes   through  that.  So,  how  did  this  all  start  for   you? JP:  Well  the  middle  of  the  story  is  probably   when   I   started   doing   the   ultra   spiritual   videos.   I   had   been   doing   Youtube   videos   for   18   months.   They   were   all   sincere,   heart-­‐ felt,   life   advice   videos   and   I   still   do   those.   But   I   would   really   restrict   my   sense   of   humour.   I   made   up   and   believed   the   story   that   said,   “Letting   my   sense   of   humour   come   out   on   video   was   bad   for   business”.   So,  luckily  I  got  tired  of  believing  that  story.   Turns   out   that   story   was   the   opposite   to   true.   Since   the   Iirst   one   that   I   did   in   October   2014,   which   I   initially   thought   would   be   a   great   one-­‐off   idea,   I   quickly   discovered   these  Ultra  Spiritual  videos  are  my  form  of   art.   I’ve   been   for   a   while   into   self-­‐ expression   -­‐   teaching,   workshops,   retreats,   speaking   for   over   10   years,   but   I   didn’t   have   my   art.   And   I   think   art   for   me   is   expressing   our   perspective   in   the   non-­‐

literal form.   There   was   just   something   inside  of  me  that  became  very  intrinsically   nourished   when   I   allowed   myself   to   express   my   perspective   through   this   art   form.   I   think  that’s  maybe  part  of  the  answer.  And   I   think   another   part   of   the   answer   in   how   I   got  started  with  these  videos  is  that  I  lived   or   still   do   live   all   the   concepts   that   I   portray  in  the  videos  -­‐  so  the  Ultra  Spiritual   Elitism:   looking   for   a   sense   of   ego   superiority  by  calling  it  Spirituality.  Trying   to  gratify  my  ego  by  getting  rid  of  my  ego!   Is   there   anything   more   egotistical   than   trying  to  live  free  of  our  ego? Me:  Yes  I’m  so  passionate  about  loving  all   our   shadow   ‘bits’.   And   we   can’t   hate   ourselves   back   into   centre.   It’s   not   going   to  happen  people!   JP:  Amen.  Or  being  a  slave  to  try  to  escape   those   shadow   bits.   For   me   living   in   Southern   California   for   10   years,   which   is   a   spiritual   hotspot   in   the   world,   I   had   amazing   growth   in   myself   and   I   was   also   losing  myself  under  the  guise  of  spirituality.   So  those  videos  or  part  of  how  they  came  to   be   is   I   need   them   as   part   of   my   personal   therapy.     I   need   them   to   call   myself   out:   shine   a   light   on   my   shadow   places.   Probably   the   reason   why   I   keep   doing   the   videos   and   that   they   really   satisfy   me   is   because  they  are  for  me.

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Me: Do   you   ever   get   sick   of   wearing   purple?

Me: Have   you   had   any   challenges   in   reclaiming  joy?

JP: No   I’m   dysfunctional   enough   that   I   don’t   get   sick   of   wearing   purple.   I’m   obsessive   compulsive   enough   that   I   get   some   level   of   comfort   out   of   wearing   purple.  

JP: Yes   there   are   parts   of   me   that   are   addicted   to   suffering.   There’s   parts   of   me   that   are   addicted   to   shame   or   fear   because   these   parts   of   my   psyche   have   learned   to   create   a   sense   of   control   around   the   suffering   of   fear,   shame   and   my   stories   of   suffering.  So  thank  God  there’s  a  part  of  me   that’s  questing  for  joy!  Not  that  I’m  looking   to   having   my   life   exclusively   coloured   joy.   But   I   do   thank   God   that   there   is   a   part   of   me   that   desires   something   in   life   beyond   the   comfort   of   control.

Me: I’m  sorry  I’m  just  a  clown,  okay  why  is   Joy  important  to  you  JP? JP:  Because  it  creates  a  connection  between   myself  and  something  larger  than  me.  And   I’m  not  talking  superIicial   Ileeting   gratiIication   or   even   happiness   but   to   me   joy   is   something   much   more   vertical.   And   when   I’m   in   a   place   of   joy,   whether   I   know   it   at   the   moment   or   not,   I   think   it   means   I’m   much   more   connected   or   allowing   much   more   connection   to   something   that   is   beyond   me. Me:   Thank   you   that’s   my   deMinition  too  and  I  write   a b o u t   i n   e v e r y d a y   Lightworker   Bible   -­‐   isn’t   that  amazing?   JP:  So  that’s  the  right  answer? Me:   Ding   -­‐   you   got   it   right!   You’re   Ultra   Spiritual  now!   JP:  I’ve  reached  the  next  level. Me:   How   do   you   use   joy   as   a   concept   in   your  life? JP:   Purpose   is   synonymous   with   joy   and   I   think   when   I’m   on   purpose,   joy   is   part   of   the  North  Star.  It  doesn’t  mean  that  there’s   not   suffering,   pain   or   even   anger   present.   But   if   Joy   is   in   the   rainbow   of   my   experience,  then  that’s  very  important.

Me: How  has  joy   assisted   you   in   e m p o w e r i n g   your  life? J P :   B e ca u s e   I   believe   that   Joy   comes   from   a   p l a ce   g r e a t e r   than  myself  there   is  a  lot  of  energy   in   the   form   of   inspiration   that   comes   from   joy.   It’s   something   that  gives  me  more  energy  than  coffee,  tea   or   a   food   -­‐   though   I   need   food   for   energy.   So   there’s   what   I   would   call   a   very   sustainable   inspiration   when   I   can   do   my   best  to  be  connected  to  Joy. Me:   How   does   your   higher   self   resonate   with  joy? JP:  Joy  is  a  thread,  it's  that  umbilical  chord   of   communication   that   my   higher   self   has   coming   from   it   to   me.   It’s   a   chord   of   connection   between   me   and   my   higher   self.   I   think   when   I’ve   got   that   connection   kinked   I   don’t   receive   the   nourishment,   or   guidance   from   my   higher   self.   When   I’m   able  to  accept  joy  into  my  life,  I  think  I  may   well  receive  more  of  the  nourishment  from   my   Higher   Self   as   subtle   and   intangible   as  

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whatever it   is   that   comes   through   that   umbilical  chord  to  me. Me:  Do  you  have  a  particular  process  that   helps  you  to  feel  more  joyful? JP:   I   think   the   biggest   thing   for   me   that   helps   me   feel   more   joyful,   my   biggest   process   that   helps   capitalise   the   Ilow   of   more   joy   in   my   life   is   making   sure   I   give   myself   creative   time   each   day.   Typically   that’s   in   the   mornings   and   on   days   it   happens   and   I’m   pretty   darn   vigilant   that   it   happens   -­‐   it's   prioritised   in   my   schedule   -­‐ it’s  magical,  it  really  is.  Days  where  I  start   taking   myself   too   seriously   or   taking   schedules   too   seriously   -­‐   where   I   prioritise   things   that   are   not   a   priority   -­‐   it   starts   kinking   the   hose   of   joy   and   I   absolutely   can   tell  the  difference. Me:   What’s   the   difference   between   authentic  joy  and  false  joy? JP:  Yeah  I  think  false  joy  has  nothing  to  do  

with joy.  I  think  it  has  to  do  with  us  calling   ‘short  term  gratiIication’  joy.  So  it’s  kind  of   like  calling  something  that’s  not  joy,  we  just   call   it   joy.   So   I   think   self-­‐deception   is   the   difference. Me:   So   what   creative   ways   do   you   express   yourself  joyfully  in  your  life? JP:   Videos   are   deIinitely   a   big   one   and   noticing   my   perspective   on   things.   My   videos  are  about  my  perspective  but  I  have   way   more   perspectives   than   I   possibly   express  via  videos.  So  being  present  enough   to  notice  my  perspective  on  things  is  for  me   a  very  joyful  expression,  it  really  is. Me:   Do   you   have   a   book   or   program   to   help  others  to  step  into  more  joy? JP:  I’ve  done  a  lot  of  programs  in  the  past,   none   of   them   are   currently   available   right   now.   I   will   have   a   forthcoming   book   I   believe   it   is   being   published   March   2017   -­‐   so  it  will  be  on  the  horizon.

Your Horiscope said you would see this picture today.

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Me: Any  hints,  is  it  top  secret? JP:   It   is   not   top   secret   and   then   even   if   it   was  I  would  tell  you  and  then  I  would  have   to   just   reincarnate   you.   The   book   is,   'How   to   be   Ultra   Spiritual   -­‐   12   and   ½   steps   to   Spiritual   Superiority’.   It   is   written   in   character  and  I  am  bias  enough  to  believe   that   it   carries   a   much   deeper   message   about   shining   the   light   on   how   we   block   ourselves   from   joy   while   believing   that   we   are   creating   joy   in   life.   So   it’s   just   like   our   spiritual   practices   and   spiritual   beliefs   interfere   with   our   spiritual   life.   I   think   sometimes  our  pursuit  of  joy  -­‐  those  things   that   will   bring   us   joy   -­‐   are   the   very   things   that  can  block  real  joy.  So  for  me  the  book   is   pretty   congruent   with   Iinding   joy   in   your   life.   It's   spoken   through   the   language   of   satirical   comedy   to   deliver   the   message   of   how  to  be  more  connected  to  your  true  self   and  I  think  that  joy  is  a  natural  experience   when  we  are  connected  to  our  true  self.

Me: Have  you  ever  been  criticized  for  your   approach,   your   humour   or   have   people   been  offended? JP:   Yes   and   I’m   also   surprised   at   the   relatively   low   percentage   of   critics   and     people  getting  offended.  And  also  I’m  okay   with  people  feeling  offended.  I  would  never   want   to   rob   people   from   their   emotional   reaction  that  they  get  when  they  look  into   the  mirror  of  one  of  my  videos.   When  someone  gets  offended  by  one  of  my   videos,   I   think   that   they   are   getting   in   touch  with  their  anger  in  that  moment  that   was   created   probably   a   long   time   ago   in   their  life,  just  like  the  water  that  shoots  out   of  the  geyser.  That  water  is  not  created  the   moment   it   shoots   out   of   the   geyser,   that   water   has   been   there   for   so   long.   It’s   just   now  being  triggered  to  the  surface.  So  I  do   believe   it’s   very   therapeutic   for   us   to   get   offended  when  that’s  what  we  need.  I  think   also   when   we   get   offended   it   is   the   surest   sign   that   part   of   us   believes   something   about  us  that  we  don’t  want  to  be  true.  So   we   look   into   a   mirror   of   the   video   and   we   are  shown  something  about  ourselves  that   we  don’t  like,  yet  part  of  us  believes  it’s  true   or   else   I   don’t   think   we’d   get   offended.   I   don’t   think   we   can   get   offended   about   things   that   we   don’t   own   inside   and   much   like   you   talking   about   earlier,   we   need   to   accept   our   shadow   self.   We   need   to   accept   those  parts  of  us  that  feel  unlovable.   I   think   unconditional   love   isn’t   just   loving   the  parts  of  ourselves  that  feel  lovable  -­‐  it’s   loving  the  parts  of  ourselves  that  we  judge   to   be   lovable   AND   its   learning   to   love   the   parts   of   us   that   we   judge   to   be   unlovable,   icky,   intolerant,   judgemental   and   shameful.   Those   parts   of   us   we   judge   to   be   unlovable,   we   like   them   to   just   not   be   a   part   of   us,   but  

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when we   see   that   it   is   a   part   of   us,   it’s   very   natural   for   us   to   have   a   reaction   of   repulsiveness   about   it.   I   do   my   very   best   to   keep   the   heart,   soul   and   mind   with,   “Always   helping,  not  hurting”.   Me:   It   sounds   like   you’ve   got   that   reality   check   –   your   awakening   with   that.   And   I   t h i n k   t h a t ’ s   a m a z i n g   b e c a u s e   t h e   transaction  between  you,  the  video  and  the   other  person  –  that  feels  clear. JP:  Well  thank  you  for  that.  I  do  my  very  best   to   stay   as   aligned   with,   ”Always   helping,   never   hurting…laughs   through   self-­‐ awareness”   -­‐   not   through   inIlicting   harm,   punishing,   bullying   -­‐   so   I   do   my   best.   Am   I   always   perfect?   No,   yet   I   do   my   best   to   stay   calibrated  with  that  intention. Me:   I   think   that’s   all   we   can   ask   for   otherwise  we’d  be  Ultra  Spiritual  right?   JP:  LOL Me:     I   made   JP   laugh   -­‐   I   can   die   and   be   happy  now!

JP: Well   thank   you   for   the   laugh,   your   life   purpose   apparently   has   brought   levity   to   me.   So  yay! Me:   Oh   that’s   great!   Apart   from   your   book   obviously  what’s  next  for  you?   JP:   I’m   doing   a   lot   of   speaking,   performance   events,   organiser   and   engagements   –   loving   that.   And   I’ve   also   just   signed   on   an   agreement  for  us  to  develop  a  TV  show  based   on   my   Ultra   Spiritual   Character.   So   we’ll   develop   the   show   –   there’s   no   guarantees   that  it  will  be  picked  up  by  a  network  but  we   wouldn’t  be  putting  our  creative  energy  into   it  unless  we  thought  we  had  a  shot.  The  goal   is  to  have  fun  and  learn  something.  Whatever   happens  from  there  is  a  bonus.   Me:  That's  so  exciting!  I'm  so  happy  for  you! Well   JP,   it’s   been   an   absolute   joy   interviewing  you!  How  about  that  for  irony? Check  out  JP's  website  for  more  info: http://awakenwithjp.com/ Or   Like   his   youtube   channel:   https:// www.youtube.com/user/AwakenWithJP

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The Joy at the End of the TUNNEL

With Jacob Cooper

Jacob Cooper, LMSW, RMT wants to share his Near Death Experience (NDE) with others, as well as offer Reiki Healing and Spiritual Counseling Services. Jacob is available to Speak at Private Events, please contact him for details. www.jacobstory.com

Joy has always been at the forefront of my everyday life because of my perception and choice. There was once a grade school teacher that I had who asked my class to write up nice personality traits about each student in the classroom on a piece of paper which was given back to each student. My teacher highly recommended us to keep our sheets of paper with positive comments about ourselves as she discussed that the words and affirmations provided by fellow classmates may provide a ray of light in any experience. From this, I had an understanding of the power of fond memories and positive statements thrown my way and the purpose of using it as a spring board to experience joy in my moment to moment existence. One moment that particularly added to my life that has enabled joy and strength to come to the forefront was my profound near death experience. I experienced the other side and was greeted by hundreds of angels, spirit guides and my soul family at five years old when I had my near death experience, which came because of suffocation. Apart from the beauty and celestial beings that I saw firsthand, the most powerful and greatest lesson that I digested from that experience was when I was brought into the light after experiencing the dark tunnel. The allegory of the light at the end of the tunnel when we

cross over informed me that regardless of our external circumstances we always have a forever flame and light within that has an ability to transcend any darkness that it is faced with. That light cannot be damaged, altered or taken away and it is there in many ways to transform darkness into light.

"we always have a forever flame and light within that has an ability to transcend any darkness..." From my powerful near death experience at the age of five I have been able to understand and incorporate the truth that life is an internal experience and the light within is our deepest joy and it is our duty to give over that light to the world outside of ourselves. It is my best hope that many can incorporate light at the end of the tunnel message from my near death experience as a model and guide to assist in providing joy and lighting up our planet with the light within that cannot be shaped or altered by darkness. From our unified connection to the light, we will undoubtedly be a part of a higher vibration that will bring ultimate joy and transformation to life itself.

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From Depression to with Carolyn King

Joy

My name is Carolyn and I have been a practicing Kinesiologist for over 5 years. I am a mother to 2 beautiful school age kids and wife to a wonderfully supported husband, all who have been my “guinea pigs” over my years of study. I have studied a variety of different Kinesiology techniques including Professional Kinesiology Practitioner, Brain Gym, LEAP and Primitive Reflexes. I also am a public speaker and author, and have just released my first book entitled Empowered Happiness - Discovering Bliss Beyond Depression.

About 3  ½  years  ago  I  hit  what  I  call  my  rock   bo7om.   I   took   a   handful   of   sleeping   tablets   because   I   just   wanted   to   get   away   from   everything. A?er  years  of  playing  the  vic@m  and  blaming   everyone   else   for   my   misery,   something   changed   that   day.   I   flicked   the   switch   in   my   brain   that   was   causing   my   vic@m-­‐hood   and   decided  it  was  @me  to  do  something  about  it.   I  no  longer  wanted  to  be  a  passenger  in  life,   with  no  control.  I  wanted  to  be  in  the  driver’s   seat,  dicta@ng  the  course  of  my  life. My  first  2  ac@ons  on  my  journey  to  happiness   were   to   book   in   for   regular   kinesiology   sessions   and   to   commit   to   regular   sessions   with   a   spiritual   counsellor.   For   me,   I   needed   to   address   the   issues   from   2   different   perspec@ves.  The  counselling  sessions  forced   me   to   start   taking   responsibility   for   my   ac@ons   and   emo@ons   by   helping   me   figure   out   where   they   stemmed   from.   The   kinesiology   sessions   further   enhanced   these   sessions  by  going  deeper  to  determine  where   the   emo@ons   were   held   in   my   body   and   then   help  me  to  release  them. I   learned   that   I   was   playing   the   vic@m   because   I   was   scared   of   my   authen@c   self,   the   person   I   was   meant   to   be.   All   my   life   I   had   been   interested   in   all   things   spiritual.   From   an   early   age   I   was   a7racted   to   both   aromatherapy   oils   and   crystals.   In   my  

twen@es I  did  a  few  spiritual  courses  in  Reiki,   crystals,   Angel   Intui@ve   and   aromatherapy   but   I   never   did   anything   more   with   them.   I   always   wanted   to   write   but   didn’t   do   anything   about   it.   I   had   been   stuck   in   a   life   where  I  wasn’t  being  true  to  myself. Once  I  began  the  sessions  with  the  counsellor   and   the   kinesiologist,   I   started   having   more   confidence   in   who   I   was.   As   a   qualified   kinesiologist  I  started  seeing  clients.  Ini@ally  I   would  get  a  client  here  or  a  client  there  but  I   usually   stuck   to   the   kinesiology   process   and   avoided   the   spiritual   side   as   I   was   s@ll   too   scared  to  own  who  I  was.  A?er  about  a  year  I   started  to  own  all  my  skills  and  abili@es.  This   included   my   Reiki,   Crystal   Healing   and   Angel   Intui@ve   skills.   Once   I   did   this,   my   business   started   to   flourish.   I   now   see   clients   for   all   sort   of   different   healings   and   I   don’t   limit   myself   to   just   one   modality.   I   have   no   problem   at   all   integra@ng   some   or   all   of   the   modali@es   into   a   single   session.   That’s   the   beauty  of  kinesiology.  Each  session  is  unique   to   the   individual   at   that   point   in   @me. I  also  wrote  a  book  about  happiness   called   Empowered   Happiness,   D i s c o v e r i n g   B l i s s   b e y o n d   Depression.   It   is   jam   packed   with   the   @ps   and   techniques   I   used   to   find  real,  las@ng  joy.

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So what advice can I give you to find real joy in your life? Follow your dreams. Find out what you truly want to do in life and start making it happen. Take action! It may not turn into a full time career initially, but I do truly believe that if you are passionate about something that success with follow. The positive energy you put into it is always paid back by the universe. After all, it’s the law of attraction and reciprocity and who are we to question it! Until next time remember, Happiness Starts with a Smile.

If you would like to know more about my book or for more general information pleasecontact me at Carolyn@empoweredhappiness.com or check out my freebies at www.empoweredhappiness.com. You can also check out http:// www.empowerkin.com.au or connect with me on www.facebook.com/empowerkin.

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Joyful Farming with Julia Shewchuk Julia Shewchuk, recent Bronze Stevie Award winner, Goat mother, soap maker and farmer with many more abilities, is passionate about a natural lifestyle creating products that can be used in your daily life. “Serenity Farms is about creating a happy and healthy life for its residents, practicing sustainability along the way and making the planet a better place, one hoof print and one soap at a time! Serenity and soap is good for you, good for your body and good for the planet”. Julia Shewchuk, Serenity Acres Farm & Goat Dairy. Julia and her husband Wayne fell in love with the country lifestyle. Once her and her husband settled down on a 30- acre homestead, they started to reduce their footprint on this earth. As of today their once 30- acre farm is now 80 acres and it runs on solar energy. With an admiration for animals since she was little, the farm is home to many animals, some including to 58 dairy goats, 16 Angus Cattle and 100 laying hens, just to name a few.

It takes discipline, passion and an open mind to do what Julia does. Julia’s mission is to make a difference in our planet. She believes every one has the ability to make a change in the world in our own way. Why is Joy important to you? Joy gives me energy and increases my productivity, and let’s me love life. Doing things with joy makes them not feel like work at all. Joy can be shared, will multiply, and comes back to you in many different ways. How do you use it as a concept in your life? Breathe in peace and breathe out joy. I’m using it to maintain balance in my emotions and keeping a positive spin on emotions even in the face of stress. I’m trying to bring joy to others with small gestures to make other people smile. Have you had any reclaiming your Joy?

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I have always reclaimed my joy, sometimes it just took a little longer. When you focus on joy, it will come back to you, easier than each attempt before. I don’t look at a glass half empty or half full, I look at the glass and know that it can be refilled. For more about Serenity Acres Farm or to get to know Julia better, please visit the website below. http://www.serenitygoats.com/on-the-farm/ truth-and-transparency-in-labeling-ofserenity-acres-products

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with Lynn Merrin Metaphysical Counsellor/Healer www.lynnmerrinspiritguide.com The definition of Joy is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. Joy important to me as the ultimate feeling of happiness, whether that is my experience or the experience of someone else, that I am witnessing. I use joy as a concept in my life by allowing myself to be present to experience joy whereever I am. Whether that is being in the company of a baby, a baby animal, an example of the numerous wonders of nature, or somone experiencing greaet news, or bliss. Of course there are always challenges in life, and I have indeed experienced challenges with reclaiming my Joy following sadness, loss, grief and despair, but I have learned with time, that, "This too shall pass" and the choice is mine. Returning to Joy has empowered you in your life, by my taking control of my emotions and staying above the line, choosing positive thoughts, feelings and words to stay in control of how I feel. My Higher Self resonates with Joy as I meditate daily and tap into that energy and allow myself to be available for joyful experiences in my life as they unfold. I know to look for signs in the sky of playful clouds, children's faces, puppy's tails, an elderly face, newlyweds, a new parent and whatever is around me on any given day.

While I don't have a particular process that helps me to feel more Joyful, I looks for signs of it in people faces, experiences and nature. It is there, if we look and ar e open to experiencing it. For me, the difference between authentic or false Joy is in the feeling, not the expression and we can all fake joy to appease others, to conform to social standards, or fit in in a situation, but true joy radiates from the entire face and every cell of my body in my opinion and experience. I express myself Joyfully in my life, by being with those who bring me joy, who are happy and uplifting people. Playing with my five year old granddaughter and her new puppy and kitten allows me to express joy and inturn experience theirs. Singing and dancing, usually alone, brings me joy as the music carries my soul. Creating a sketch of somewhere I love and travelling to places I love expresses my joy. I have written four self-help, motivational books for youth based on Confidence, Ambition, Love and Serenity as guides to balance their lives, and I trust that ultimately, there would be joy in their newfound experiences as they reclaim their power. To me, Joy is the ultimate happiness expressed and I seek it, choose it, welcome it, embrace it and appreciate it as the most positive expression I can witness and experience.

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Why You Need To Infuse Your Creative Practice With JOY with Cherry Jeffs

We’re hard at it, right? We’re clocking up hours in the studio or at our writing desk. But are we present? Are we experiencing JOY?

Or are we instead worrying about meeting an upcoming deadline? Or the slowness of our progress? Or whether that character really adds anything to the plot or that blue bit at the bottom left really belongs there... We fail to notice that JOY has gone out of the room. You remember Joy, she’s the one who’s always hanging around when you start something new. She wears bright clothes and she’s full of optimism and excitement. Just when did she leave? 

Plus I bet that like me, when you’re joyous you can work at warp speed. So there’s no point in saying that you don't have time to stop and analyse what you’re feeling! You can save yourself a lot of time if you don't spend it doing something that’s making you miserable… We need to stop in our tracks every time we find ourselves not enjoying the process and ask why. I thought about which part of the project was the most exciting for me - and why. 

When you finally realise Joy’s gone, it’s like someone turned the light off in your studio. Or the sun off in your world. Earlier this week, I was working on my second artist's book and everything felt kind of heavy. I was forcing myself to work but I’d rather have been anywhere than in the studio. I was literally dragging myself in there. I sat down and took a break. I looked around. Where was Joy? As soon as I realised that the joy had gone out of my work, I knew I couldn’t go on in the same vein. Something needed to change. It’s so hard to take time out when it already feels that you’re way behind with everything. Yet it’s the most essential time to do it. What's the point in knocking up hours or ticking off tasks if there is no joy? That’s not creating, it's debilitating!

I decided to ignore everything else for the moment and start working with that part. I bet you can guess what happened can’t you? Joy came back into the room. My motivation returned and I worked quickly and decisively and well. Happy accidents occurred and sparked a new idea. Suddenly even the bits that had felt burdensome and lugubrious before, began to energise. So next time your creative work starts to feel like a millstone round your neck, take a break. Look around and see if you can spot Joy. If you can see her, make a beeline in that direction.  If she’s left the room, ask yourself why.  Think about what you can do to entice her back in.  Go do that. 

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Joy is a Fruit of Spirit "When we  are  centered  in  joy,  we  a5ain  our  wisdom." Marianne  Williamson Deborah  Livingston  was  blessed  with  the  three  Cs  -­‐  clairvoyance,  clairaudience,  and   clairsen@ence.  Since  she  was  a  young  child,  she  has  experienced  vivid  dreams,  which   foretell  future  events,  as  well  as  communica@on  with  the  spirit  world  and  animals.  She   has  worked  with  clients  all  over  the  planet  to  help  them  embrace  their  spiritual  gi?s  and   determine  how  to  move  forward  in  their  lives.  She  communicates  with  clients  both  face   to  face  and  through  electronic  media.

with Deborah Livingston

The theologian   Peter   Kree?   declares,   ”Joy   is   more   than   happiness,   just   as   happiness   is   more   than   pleasure.   Pleasure   is   in   the   body.   Happiness   is   in   the   mind   and   feelings.   Joy   is   deep  in  the  heart,  the  spirit,  the  center  of  the   self.”

how much   they   accumulated   in   wealth   and   power;   but   instead,   they   asked,   “Did   you   have   joy?”     A?er   this   ques@on,   the   heart   of   the   postulant   was   weighed   on   a   scale   against   a  feather,  to  measure  its  purity.

Throughout many   years   of   experience   as   a   The   canons   of   Buddhist   doctrine   propose   spiritual   advisor,   I   have   mentored   my   clients   that   every   single   soul   on   this   planet   is   in   to   pursue   their   lives   in   such   a   fashion,   always   pursuit  of  happiness   allowing   space   for   "realize that joy does not demand time and   that   living   with   j o y .     I t   i s   j o y ,   w i t h o u t   interes@ng   that   joy   nor space, but just the willingness to suffering,   is   one   of   can   be   so   easily   embrace a changed mindset.." the   primary   goals   understood,   yet   ever yone   should   and   so   difficult   to   a7empt  to  reach  during  a  life@me. prac@ce.   Some   people   find   the   prospect   of   prac@cing   joy   extremely   difficult   to   accept   It   is   fascina@ng   to   me,   as   a   professional   and   implement,   as   they   are   busy   raising   Psychic   Medium,   to   witness   how   joy   families,   working   their   jobs,   or   running   on   contributes   to   people’s   lives,   not   only   now,   the   proverbial   treadmill   of   life   to   make   ends   but   throughout   history.   The   Egyp@an   Book   of   meet.     Despite   life’s   obstacles,   most   people   the   Dead,   ri ch   i n   ceremoni al   ri tes   have  one  major  goal  in  common  when  asked   surrounding  the  a?erlife,  references  the  main   about  what  they  truly  desire  -­‐  “a  happy  life”.     ques@ons   asked   by   the   God’s   of   the   Spirit   It   is   difficult   to   realize   that   joy   does   not   world   to   the   candidate   seeking   Eternal   life.   demand   @me   nor   space,   but   just   the   The   God’s   did   not   inquire   about   the   willingness  to  embrace  a  changed  mindset. individual’s   good   or   bad   deeds,   nor   about  

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The human   existence   is   indeed   a   most   challenging   experience,   at   @mes.     The   variety   of   situa@ons   and   roles   we   actualize   in   this   life   can   bring   about   @dal   waves   of   emo@on  that  o?en  make  our  understanding   of  lives  fairly  complicated. So   what   is   joy?   How   can   one   achieve   a   joyful   state   of   living?     My   personal   inspira@on   comes   from   one   of   the   most   popular   quotes   phrased   by   the   scien@st   Albert  Einstein,  “ There  are  only  two  ways  to   live  your  life.  One  is  as  though  nothing  is  a   miracle.  The  other  is  as  though  everything  is   a  miracle.”    At  the  end  of  the  day,  life  is  an   indescribable   opportunity   of   wonder.     Sir   Thomas   Merton   in   one   of   his   journals   also   wrote:   “You   idiot,   start   dancing.   What   are   you   doing   just   sicng   around?     You   should   be   dancing   because   life   is   such   a   banquet,   life  is  so  beau@ful.” Joy   is   derived   from   a   permanent   state   of   gra@tude   and   a   heart   awareness   of   the   interconnec@on   among   all   beings.   Because  

a state   of   joyful   bliss   can   only   be   felt   from   a   peaceful   heart,   I   personally   believe   it   is   a   fruit  of  Spirit. The   concept   of   the   fruits   of   Spirit   differ   from  the  gi?s  of  Spirit,  mainly  because  the   g i ? s   a r e   c o n s i d e r e d   a s   g r a c e f u l   dispensa@ons  from  the  Divine  Spirit,  as  the   fruits   are   born   within   the   heart   of   an   individual,   which   I   would   say,   would   be   a   trademark   of   mature   souls.   The   "Fruit   of   the  Spirit"  is  what  happens  when  the  Divine   Spirit   indwells   a   believer.   The   "fruit"   is   the   product   of   the   Divine   Spirit's   cul@va@on   of   character  in  heart. FOR  MORE  INFORMATION   Name:  Deborah  Livingston Address:  Swampsco7,  MA Phone:  617-­‐817-­‐0721 Email:  debliv11@gmail.com Web  Address:  h7p://deblivmedium.com Facebook:  h7ps://www.facebook.com/ DeborahLivingstonMedium

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What Is Joy To Me? with Psychic Today UK TV's Sammie Thurlow Baker

Joy and what it means is, in my opinion, as individual as the way we breath, think and live.

To work with spirit, the masters and Angels is truly a joyful experience, passing their wisdom and comfort to others.

It is, without question, heavily influenced by our outside world and the people we surround ourselves with. By our experiences and encounters in life.

However for me true, honest, complete joy comes from how I feel inside. Being totally honest and authentic with myself. Joy to me isn't necessarily just skipping down the road on a sunny day, but more about the appreciation to feel free, with breath in my body and choice in my sitting in the heart.

Joy for some is defined by what we have, where we go. The "An individual restaurants we eat in, sofa we sit on and holidays we have. It's to be able to sit in authenticity of their life, and And because joy IS my responsibility and such an individual allowing that to be shared without know that what I feel thing, that's perfectly is real. ok. It can be used a fear or intimidation" demonstration to the That is my outside world of how interpretation of joy. much joy we have in our world. An individual sitting in the authenticity of their life and allowing that to be shared I've been privileged enough to experience without fear or intimidation. that type of joy, and I've been lucky enough to lose it. Enjoy your joy, whatever form it comes in, because if it works for you it's no body I've been blessed to experience motherhood else's business. and the sheer unadulterated joy of holding your children, kissing them, wiping their http://psychictoday.uk/ tears, embracing their every breath. My life is full of joy through the work I do.

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with Michelle Lightworker

The Oneness of Joy When the busyness of life and the deadlines loom – that is when we need to see if our joy balance is in check. Sometimes we think that we need to get things done before we can play. I know, I am a recovering workaholic and sometimes the joy of ticking off my To Do List surpasses my intrinsic need to play, laugh and feel that connection to Spirit flow through me in every single moment of the completion of that To Do List. I find it ironic that I tend to get more done when I am in my sweet spot of joy. When I am listening to Spirit not only on the next thing to do, but how to do it, that’s when I find that time not only warps and I get more done, but I don’t feel strung out at the end of the task. It’s like, along the way, I have been filling my cup rather than depleting it. So then, I don’t need to ‘play hard’ to compensate. I’ve been playing along the way and there is such a lightness in my being. People even say to me, you look different, a lot lighter in your energy. It is true. I definitely know how serious I can make life. Like, my job is to enlighten the planet right? Wrong. My job is to allow myself to connect to joy. Joy is the light shadow of my infinite connection to Spirit. If I do this and if I truly believe in the other Everyday Lightworker Principle of Unity, then I know that in every moment that I allow joy into my being, I am feeding the rest of the world automatically. That is what I call ‘guilt free receiving’. Because if I put a limit on how much joy I am ‘allowed’ then I put a limit on how much joy I give to the world. We are all one. As I feel and allow the Divine Connection to weave and ebb through me, I allow and give permission for the rest of the world to feel it too.

This is being of true service. Service is not devoid of joy. Service is not only about giving, it is about allowing ourselves to receive and not feeling the need to give everything away the minute we receive something. Feeling the compulsion to give to serve as a knee jerk reaction – says, “I don’t feel there is enough” and we feed this belief back into the world. So the next time you are given something – anything – take a moment to be grateful, to let it in, to allow the Divine Spirit of joy sit in your whole body in that moment and breathe. Breathe joy in and out. And know that in that moment, you are a pinnacle of joy that is shining back to the world. You are shining back which is the very birthright of everyone’s essence. Without even realising it, - you are giving.

"Like, my  job  is  to  enlighten  the   planet  right?  Wrong.  My  job  is  to   allow  myself  to  connect  to  joy."   When you do this, you also say, “I am enough, we are all enough, we all have enough” and guess what? More comes to you. You attract more because you are allowing the infinite source to flow through you. You believe there is an infinite source. You know everyone has access to this infinite source. You know that as you receive, you are not taking it away from anyone else. Yes, joy equates to abundance. So welcome to joy AND abundance! Let it flow, release the guilt and really know WE ARE ONE. I thank you in advance. https://www.lightworkerreflections.com

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Joy: Your Spiritual Force with Native American Global Music Award Winner, Author Radio Host & Speaker Dr Dawn Karima Good News! No matter what you’re facing in life, I know a spiritual force that will help you! All of us are guaranteed one thing in life….Trouble. Trouble comes to every life, regardless of age, stage of life, gender, nationality, personality, education or economic situation. Never fear, the antidote to Trouble is JOY! Yes, I said JOY! No, not happiness, that’s different. Happiness is based on circumstance, situation and who’s around us in our lives. Let’s look at it like this: If you are only happy when you are eating ice cream, what happens when your ice cream melts or runs out? Right! You’re no longer happy. N o w, J o y … t h a t ’s s o m e t h i n g

"Joy is the calm delight that fills our souls and sustains us no matter what is happening around us.."

different. Joy is the calm delight that fills our souls and sustains us no matter what is happening around us, no matter what we do or do not have. Joy is our strength. Joy helps us to survive some of the deepest depths of despair and come out stronger on the other side. Joy strengthens our souls so that we can withstand the storms of life and learn lessons during them. Happiness is conditional, yet Joy is unconditional. Happiness is rooted in external circumstances, yet Joy is a part of our internal environment. Happiness is based on favorable situations, yet Joy can be part of our mindset in any situation. Happiness is an emotional feeling, yet Joy is a spiritual force. So, how can we tap into the spiritual force of Joy? In my book, WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, which you can find on Kindle, I share some shortcuts to seeing Joy, unspeakable and full of glory. One of the very best is simple…gratitude. Gratitude is the only attitude worth having. Being thankful raises you to a higher spiritual level, one where the

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spiritual level, one where the Trouble you’re facing has less impact. Yet, in the midst of Trouble, how can you help Spirit to preserve your life and elevate your energy? Be Grateful. Counting your blessings is a rapid way to release Trouble and to realize that more things in your life are working for you and in your favor than you might think at the moment. Make a list of everything good in your life, even if it seems hard to do at first. Trouble has been the biggest issue in your conversation and thought life for a while, so it may feel strange to magnify the good things you enjoy. Do it anyway! Pause and calmly think about each blessing. Fill your heart, your mind, your spirit with thanksgiving. The more you are thankful, the more you will realize that you have even more things to be thankful for and that you have many more good things in your life

than bad ones. Start with the tiny things, the little things and as your list grows, you are increasing your spiritual force of Joy and you’re elevating your perspective. Let your Joy be your strength…Count your blessings!

A Conversation With Dawn Karima (radio show): http://www.talktainmentradio.com/shows/ conversationwithdawnkarima.html The Desire of Nations (CD): www.cdbaby.com/honeydawnkarima The Stars of Heaven (CD): www.cdbaby.com/dawnkarima What To Do If You Don't Know What To Do (Kindle Book): https://www.amazon.com/WHAT-YOUDONT-KNOW-Suggestions-ebook/dp/ B01D2OK4TM

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JOY BY DESIGN Feel Healthy, Happy & Beautiful My name is Kiran Singh, I am a Single Mum (by choice) and a Multi-Award Winning Entrepreneur. I am a Life Coach at Design the Lifestyle YOU Desire, an Author and Residential & Hospitality Interior Designer at STUDIO KIRAN SINGH, Founder and Editor-inChief of Vivacious Mum, My Unique Home and Passion for Food. I run a local support group for single parents through Gingerbread. Expert at The Women's Room, HerSay Expert and Interior Expert at Just Do Property. The realities of motherhood often make it difficult for mums to feel in tip top condition all of the time. Sleepless nights, the juggle of home and work, and relentless domestic chores leave you feeling depleted of energy. However, by adopting some of these tips, you can begin to change your life for the better and start to feel healthier, happier and more beautiful than ever before! Sleep! A good night’s sleep and young children rarely go hand in hand. However, by allowing yourself more time to catch up on some much-needed zeds, the more likely you are to feel refreshed and focused the next day. It is recommended that women get around eight hours of sleep per night. If you’re in for a broken night’s sleep due to your feeding routine or teething, make every effort to go to bed earlier. I’ve known mums who hit the sack straight after their children’s bedtime just to catch up on much-missed sleep. If you find it difficult

to actually sleep when going to bed earlier, settle down and relax by reading a book or lazily chatting with your partner. Avoid taking work to bed or watching too much TV, as this can increase stress levels and prevent you from switching off. Eat Well Most mums try to lose as much weight as they can following the birth of their child but this can have a detrimental impact on energy levels. Rather than dramatically cutting calories, opt for a healthier plate of food at meal times and snacks. Ensure you take the time to sit down and enjoy your meals, rather than eating them around your other tasks. Balance your nutrients so you are getting a good boost of vitamins and minerals; vital to maintaining focus and motivation. Eating healthily is especially important for breastfeeding mums. If you have older children, eating healthily will encourage them to do the same. Don’t forget to top up on Council Pop: drinking

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plenty of water helps you maintain a healthy body, clear skin and a focused mind! Exercise My articles this month have focused on self-care and taking time out to exercise is a great way to enjoy essential me-time and reinvigorate your body and soul. However, you don’t have to get a gym membership to fulfil your exercise needs, you can get plenty of exercise when you’re with your kids. You might be lucky enough to have a Mums & Buggy exercise class in your area or you can simply catch up with your friends with a walk through a local park. Walking your children to school is a great form of exercise, and having to dash when you’re running late helps all the more! Stay Positive Many mums rely on a good network of supportive friends to share stories and parenting tips. Unfortunately, some people do not positively enhance our lives. Sometimes, friends can be continually negative about their situation and constant doom and gloom can impact on your outlook and the way you view your life. Some people get a kick from making other people feel small. If you find yourself with these sorts of people, continual negative influences and opinions can leave you feeling drained and devalued. Try to step away from such black clouds that tend to hover around when you least want or need them. Instead, try spending time with positive people who share your interests, values and opinions. Don’t feel you have to stay stuck in a rut with negativity: you always have a choice about the people with whom you spend your time.

Invest In Yourself You may have enjoyed a wealth of hobbies, interests and activities before you started a family. Welcome these pleasures back into your life so they can reinvigorate you and reawaken your lust for life. If you have returned to work, decide how to achieve your best work/ life balance, especially if you want to progress your career or achieve some work-based goals. Investing in your personal interests and goals will enable you to become the woman you truly want to be. Doing all of these things will give you the energy you need to focus on you. Once you have introduced these elements into your life, you will start to notice how uplifted you feel. Your appearance will probably change and seem much more like the old you. If you are enjoying a healthier diet with more sleep and exercise, your hair and skin will become radiant. You will start to glow, which will inevitably give you the confidence boost you need to go out there and achieve your lifelong goals!

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Joy

by Werner Szendi

Joy is a very high vibrating, beautiful energy. It is part of unconditional love. The best way to make yourself happy is: to try to bring joy to another. 2011, Acrylic on canvas with crystals (SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS), 50 x 50 cm

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Anticipation... by Werner Szendi 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Anticipation is the greatest joy :-) Lightworker Advocate Magazine September 2016 25


Sex & Intimacy: The Bridge between Joy & Pleasure with Leanne Barefoot Medium In all   roman)c   rela)onships,   the   need   for   joy   and  pleasure  o4en  goes  hand-­‐in-­‐hand  with  the   need   for   physical   touch   and   inDmacy,   an   absolute   essen)al   element   of   all   rela)onships   as  it  helps  to  ensure  each  person  has  the  ability   to   thrive   and   grow   as   an   individual   physically   and   spiritually   as   well   as   helps   to   support   the   long-­‐term  success  of  the  rela)onship  itself. Each  of  us  experiences  joy  as  a  feeling  deep  in   our   hearts,   in   our   souls   and   into   the   centre   of   our   being   which   can   also   result   in   a   sensa)on   o4en  referred  to  as  pleasure,  which  is  felt  and   experienced  deep  within  the  physical  body  as  a   result   of   this   joy.     We   all   want   to   feel   joy   and   pleasure   in   our   lives,   it   is   a   natural   part   of   our   human   experience,   in   fact   our   physical   bodies   desire   to   be   held,   loved,   stroked   and   pleasured,   are  built  for  connec)on  and  to  thrive  on  joy  and   pleasure.     The   physical   act   of   sex   or   love-­‐making   provides   each   of   us   with   not   only   the   opportunity   to   procreate   but   the   space   to   open   our   hearts,   minds,   bodies   and   souls   to   expressing   and   experiencing   soulful   feelings   of   joy,   pleasure,   bliss,   ecstasy   and   love   with   another   human   being.     This   is   where   we   as   individuals   must   allow   ourselves   to   be   vulnerable   and   open   to   receiving   loving   physical   touch   -­‐   the   kind   you   naturally   experience   in   the   early   days   of   connec)ng  with  a  partner  -­‐  where  you  lovingly   explore   each   other’s   bodies,   where   you   are   physically   present   in   the   moment,   where   you   let   go   of   everything   else   around   you   and   simply   surrender  to  self,  each  other  and  to  Spirit. Without   the   opportunity   to   express   and   experience   sex   or   love-­‐making,   we   as   humans   can   feel   incomplete,   disconnected   from   ourselves,   from   others   and   even   Spirit.   Unable   to   embrace   or   feel   joy   and   pleasure,   we   may   simply   avoid   sex   or   in)macy   with   others.   This   may   result   in   denying   or   dismissing   aspects   of  

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our authen)c   self   -­‐   of   who   we   are   at   the   very   core.     When   this   happens   and   we   have   not   experienced   loving   physical   touch   for   some   )me,   we   may   have   forgoFen   how   to   be   touched   and   we   may   not   know   how   to   allow   others   to   lovingly   touch   and   pleasure   us   in   return,   even   if   we   are   in   a   rela)onship.     Our   en)re   energy   field   may   be,   consciously   or   unconsciously,   saying   “touch   me”   or   may   be   screaming   for   “pleasure”   yet   we   may   not   be   experiencing   the   true   joy   and   pleasure   of   in)macy,  sex  and  love-­‐making. If  you  feel  your  ability  to  embrace  in)macy  and   your   sexuality   has   become   stagnated   or   blocked,  which  in  turn  can  impact  your  personal   and   spiritual   development,   the   following   )ps   might  help  you  to  reawaken  your  natural  urges   and   desires   to   feel   joy   and   pleasure   through   connec)ng  with  another:

Surrender:  Agree  to  surrender  to  self,  to  each   other   and   to   Spirit   during   the   act   of   physical   touch,   in)macy   and   love-­‐making   and   let   go   of   control   so   that   you   can   simply   melt   into   each   other’s  minds,  bodies  and  spirits   Trust:     Allow   yourself   to   trust   that   a   sense   of   well-­‐being,   joy,   pleasure   and   love   is   possible   with   another,   that   you   know   deep   inside   how   and   where   to   touch   and   are   willing   to   be   touched,   following   your   ins)ncts   and   seeing   where  it  leads Remember   that   the   purpose   of   sex   and   in)macy  is  to  help  us  have  a  loving  connec)on   with  ourselves  and  our  partners  so  that  we  are   then   able   to   receive   more   love,   joy   and   pleasure  in  our  everyday  lives.    As  humans  you   all   have   natural   urges   and   desires   to   feel   this   type   of   joy   and   pleasure   in   connec)on   with   another.   Give   yourself   permission   to   feel   it,   to  

"Our entire energy field may be, consciously or unconsciously, saying “touch me” or may be screaming for “pleasure” yet we may not be experiencing the true joy & pleasure of intimacy, sex & love-making" Show up:    Simply  allow  yourself  to  show  up  and   be  willing  to  touch  and  be  touched  by  another   with   the   inten)on   of   bringing   love,   joy   and   pleasure Clarity:   Be   clear   about   why   you   want   to   touch   or   be   touched   and   stay   focused   on   this   inten)on,   whether   it   be   for   the   purpose   of   nurturing,  comfort,  pleasure  or  procrea)on Space:    Allow  a  space  for  the  energy  of  love,  joy   and   pleasure   to   come   in,   whether   through   music,   dance,   conversa)on   or   silence   -­‐   whatever  inspires  you Presence:       Be   present   and   in   the   moment,   focusing  on  the  sensa)ons  of  touch,  the  breath,   the   eyes,   the   movements   of   the   body,   the   sounds   and   feelings,   allowing   yourself   to   simply   be  

feel another  opening  under  your  touch,  to  feel   yourself   opening   under   the   touch   of   another   and  to  discover  the  depths  of  joy  and  pleasure   in  the  body,  mind  and  soul.    This  will  then  also   allow  you  to  experience  a  deeper  connec)on  to   life  itself  and  to  embrace  a  deep  and  profound   sense   of   love,   joy,   pleasure   and   gra)tude   for   yourself,  others  and  Spirit.

By Leanne,   The   Barefoot   Medium,   a   gi5ed   natural  medium,  channel,  spiritual  teacher  and   author   who   is   available   for   readings,   healings,   mentoring   sessions   and   personal   and   spiritual   development   courses.     Contact   Leanne   www.thebarefootmedium.com.au

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with Amy Young Would you ever think that joy and anxiety could work together? I remember in the days when I suffered from severe anxiety that being too joyous actually made me feel even more anxious. If I would laugh too much or my heart rate got a little higher I would start to panic. The things I used to love doing became the things I would avoid. Like going to the movies, playing sport, riding on roller-coasters or travelling on an aeroplane. Even simple things like jogging, dancing and drinking wine. I avoided these situations because I believed I would suffer a panic attack. I actually thought it meant I could never be happy again. I would always have to be cautious and try to stay in control at all times. As you can imagine life got frustrating and sad as I told myself each day that I could no longer do the things I loved. What was the point? Why bother looking forward to anything exciting any more? However at the back of my mind I always knew, and hoped, that this would pass. But the question was of time. When? When would I be cured? When could I enjoy my life again?

Joy & The Anixiety Diaries to myself was early in the morning. I was very fortunate to live near the ocean and I always enjoyed taking photos so each day I planned to wake early, walk to the beach and capture my progress with my camera. Wow! Was I surprised! I realised that waking early meant witnessing the beauty of sunrises over the ocean. I was so proud of my photos that I begun to share them with others and every day I became so excited to wake early and go for my walk. I realised that during these times of beauty I was so focussed on getting to the beach and capturing an image that I had very little time to think about anxiety. I started to feel safe and that it was a routine, a rewarding routine. I would also use the walk as my mindfulness meditation.

Over time I learnt that I was suffering from anxiety. I slowly realised that I was right. I can overcome this. I will be able to do the things I love again! But for now I just needed to learn to manage my anxiety and work towards conquering it one step at a time.

I decided to start small. Each day I would make a goal to incorporate something fun. I was working in a full time job so the only time I had

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I would feel each step, repeat affirmations as I moved and notice as much of the beauty around me I could. The trees, flowers, animals, ocean and more. It had always been there but now I could really see it and appreciate it. It's like a whole new world had opened up to me. I felt awakened. I was full of gratitude and once again, joy! So if you are reading this I challenge you to schedule in some time for joy each day. It can be something small, a hobby you once had or always wanted to explore, reading, painting, tv, coffee with a friend. Anything that makes you

happy. Remember you are choosing this time to feel joy only and give yourself permission to really feel it. Even if it is as simple as giving a person or animal you love a very long hug, direct all your thoughts into that very moment and just feel the joy. We can all make time for joy each day, we just need to choose to and allow ourselves the time to do so. If you do take on the challenge feel free to share your thoughts with us at the Anxiety Diaries. Connect with us on our Facebook page or at our website www.anxietydiaries.com.au or find me on Instagram as Amzjay22. We would love to hear from you and share joy. Until then, en-joy your day!

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The Soul Vibration of Joy with Anne Aleckson

Joy is   the   beginning   of   all   creation   and   delivers  the  gift  of  creativity.

foods you   eat   (think   beetroot   and   citrus   fruits)  and  keeping  Amethysts  close  by.

The soul   connected   to   the   energetic   or   vibrational   frequency   of   joy   carries   an   independent,   adventurous   spirit   into   friendship,   collaboration   and   creativity   and   a   life   lived   with   a   sense   of   freedom   and  abundance.

As a  soul  in  joy  you  have  the  ability  to  tap   into   your   innate   evolutionary   gifts   of   merging   your   two   minds   (right   and   left   brain),   taking   trips   into   the   past   and   the   future  to  get  a  glimpse  of  what  is  to  come   or  to  heal  a  past  hurt.  In  the  energy  of  joy   you   can   also   start   to   embody   the   Creator   DNA   and   truly   step   into   your   higher   senses.

A joyful   soul   knows   how   to   play   and   is   comfortable  in  an  ashram  or  a  dance  club   feeding   off   the   natural   high   that   comes   from  true  beauty. The   soul   that   knows   joy   can   indulge   in   hedonistic   moments   and   is   wise   enough   to   know   that   keeping   a   little   mystery   to   oneself  is  also  an  advantage.

“The Best Freedom Is Being Yourself” -­ Jimi Hendrix Connecting in   the   vibration   of   Joy   through   your   soul   can   be   achieved   through   daily   rituals   of   meditating   and   walking   in   nature  as  well  as  keeping  a  little  violet  in   your   life   with   the   clothes   you   wear,   the  

Tapping into   the   Soul's   vibration   of   joy   and   taking   steps   to   stay   there   through   daily   practices   of   meditation   and   connection   to   your   soul   and   higher   self,   will   awaken   your   soul   connection   and   activate  your  spiritual  gifts  so  you  can  Mind   your  purpose  and  start  using  it  to  increase   your   money   Mlow   and   step   into   fulMilling   y o u r   h i g h e s t   p o t e n t i a l   i n   t h e s e   evolutionary  times. Bio:   Anne   Aleckson   is   the   Soul   Speaker,   giving  a  voice  to  the  power  within  through   direct   voice   channeling   a   highly   evolved   non-­‐physical  stream  of  consciousness  (All-­‐ That-­‐Is)  who  provide  not  just  information   but   transformation   through   the   vibration   of   the   spoken   and   written   word.   Do   you   know   your   Soul   Vibration?   Take   the   quiz   and  Mind  out  today  –  www.AnneAleckson.com

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Joy Time is Play Time A channeled message by Psychic Medium Jessika Vidal-Johnson Most treasured  ones,  we  are  visi)ng  you  today  to   bring   forth   a   message   from   the   creator   for   you   about  joy.  The  divine  wishes  nothing  more  than  for   you   today   in   this   very   moment   to   experience   an   overwhelming  abundance  of  joy. We   know   that   recently   on   the   planet   there   has   been   much   turmoil   and   despair.   This   is   because   there  is  need  for  much  change  on  your  planet.  We   understand   that   Joy   may   be   the   last   thing   from   your   minds   at   this   )me   and   that   many   of   you   do   not  see  it  as  a  priority.   We   are   here   to   tell   you   that   it   is   )me   to   make   joy   a   priority   once   again!   Joy   is  exactly  the  light-­‐hearted   medicine   that   your   planet   needs  right  now,  as  it  is  so   contagious!   What   beFer   way  to  spread  to  the  world   and   your   loved   ones   than   an   immense   amount   of   happiness!   One  of  the  most  amazingly   healing   aFributes   about   the   power   of   joy   and   laughter   is   its   ability   to   bring   everyone   into   the   present   moment.   We   remind   you   that   each   and   every   present   moment   spent   in   the   vibra)on   of   joy   only   draws   in   more   happiness  and  abundant  blessings  for  all.   Yes   dearest   ones   ,   happiness   is   also   a   very   important   form   of   abundance   and   some   would   even   say   that   it   holds   the   greatest   amount   of   wealth.   One   of   the   divine   creators   favorite   aFributes  about  mankind  is  its  ability  to  play  with  

one another   any   given   moment   uni)ng   some)mes   even  the  most  opposite  of  people.   As   many   of   you   grow   older,   start   families,   enter   into   ambi)ous   and   )me-­‐consuming   careers,   you   take  on  the  responsibility  of  adulthood  and  forget   how  to  enjoy  life.  You  forget  that  when  you  put  joy   on   the   back   burner   you   not   only   are   limi)ng   you   own  life,  but  the  lives  of  your  loved  ones  as  well.   When   spouses   and   families   stop   having   fun   with   each   other,   they   also   stop   enjoying   life   together   as   well   which   then   causes   them   to   dri4   apart.   We   laugh  as  we  remind  you  of   the   saying,   "A   family   that   p l ay s   t o g e t h e r   s t ay s   together."   However   this   silly   statement   is   en)rely   true!   So   we   say   to   you   whether   you   are   at   work,   at   home,   or   out   with   friends   -­‐   take   the   )me   to   play   today.   Laugh   with   a   stranger,   spend   )me   with   a   friend,   interact   with   a   pet,  play  a  video  game,  or   see   a   movie.   Be   a   child   again!   Pencil   in   your   busy   schedules   some   )me   for   bliss.   Release   your   inner   child   and   feel   the   libera)on   of   all   of   your   worries   and   perceived   limita)ons   instantly   dri4   away.   Spend  a  day  in  Neverland!   We  love  you  most  precious  souls  and  we  smile  as   bringing   this   message   forward   has   brought   us   great  amount  of  joy.  Namaste   hFp://www.enlightenedjourneys.co/home.html

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Reading For Joy With Rachel Mason from Rachel's Readings

This month's card for Joy is Friendship.. A lovely gentle reminder of how important friendship is to us. The Angels are telling me that this month spending time with friends will be very important and beneficial to you all. Great friends are always there for you and this month is no exception. I know you are busy with responsibilities but it's important to take time out , relax and have fun. All this fun will raise your vibration and inject joy into your life and this has a very healing effect on you. Nurture your friendships and make dates to meet up with friends you haven't seen for a while and above all feel the joy that friendships bring. Have a lovely joyful September. Love, light and sparkles to you all â?¤

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with Kristie Ord

Joyful Alignment One big thing I spoke about recently at the 'Reclaim Your Power' event is the ecstasy we feel when we are in FULL ALIGNMENT. Wh a t h ap p en s wh en we a re i n alignment? We are given extra energy, words and wisdom flows through us. We feel wholeness, we feel home and content, we feel creative and that we are on track. When we are NOT in alignment things don't seem to flow effortlessly. I notice when I've said YES to things that aren’t in alignment I feel drained, tired, frustrated and things just don’t flow. When I am in alignment though and doing the work that deeply drives me, people around me comment - they thank me, words flow through me, opportunities that are in alignment come to me and I feel whole.

“How do I get in alignment?” Alignment is a journey of peeling off the layers bit by bit and connecting to yourself to truly know yourself and what brings you to life. It’s about understanding what you are naturally gifted at, what you most love talking about and where you completely come alive. I’ts about recognising you have all the answers you need within you and to just freaking TRUST them. For me it’s when I’m helping others see their true potential, unleash their gifts and build their business / influence. It’s when I am doing the tasks that bring me to life, speaking from my heart and sharing what’s true to me. So I wanted to share a few ways to get in alignment. First of all you will know RIGHT now if you are in alignment or not. If you aren’t here’s what to do:

Someone in the audience asked me,

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For me it’s when I’m helping others see their true potential, unleash their gifts and build their business / influence. It’s when I am doing the tasks that bring me to life, speaking from my heart and sharing what’s true to me. So I wanted to share a few ways to get in alignment. First of all you will know RIGHT now if you are in alignment or not. If you aren’t here’s what to do: * Follow your intuition and the messages. For example when I had a cafe this message and knowing kept coming to me that It wasn’t right for me... to leave the cafe and go speak on stages across the country. Then I got a message to move to Burleigh having never really been there before. So these messages kept coming to me and I trusted them and followed them. FOLLOW the messages. * Meditation / sit in nature. Just sit and see what comes to you. It could be you need to make a career change, a relationship change, a move... a lot of answers come to us in meditation.

* Understand your strengths. When you know your strengths you can understand yourself on a much deeper basis and give yourself full permission to just be you and do what you are good at in order to thrive. * Take the necessary actions / investments to go live that life of alignment. Invest in yourself. If you KNOW you are here to be a speaker then take the actions / investments required to make that a reality so that dream doesn’t just dwindle in the back. * Choose to show up as you. The more we are honest to others about our beliefs, values, thoughts and the more we whole heartedly express ourselves the more we will feel more in alignment. * Just TRUST. Trust yourself to back yourself, go after what feels right without thinking if its crazy or not. Trust that you are fully supported at all times and trust that when you follow your soul’s calling and work from a place of alignment you cannot fail. You can never fail at being your true authentic self. https://www.facebook.com/KristieOrd-240584899450806/

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The Principle Project:

Joy

my life  immensely.  I  found  that  by  having  this   almost  daily  experience  of  joy  my  life  has   become  much  more  posiFve,  I  connect  with   nature  more  and  carry  this  posiFve  energy   with  me  throughout  the  day. 3.  How  is  this  principle  feeling  to  you?  How   do  you  know  you  are  prac@sing  this   Principle?

with Tony Dowd When I  first  met  my  husband  I  knew  I  had   tapped  into  a  deep  source  of  joy.  Nine  years   later  and  lucky  for  me  that  source  is  on  a   con@nuum!  I  called  him  a  Dolphin  on  our  first   ever  date  and  he  s@ll  resonates  such  a  pure   joy  for  me.  And  I  was  definitely  ready  for  it!   Thank  goodness.  So  who  be7er  than  to  share   his  insight  with  you  on  joy  for  this  issue?   Here's  what  my  husband  Tony  Dowd  had  to   say  about  all  things  joy: 1.  Why  is  this  Principle  important  in  your  Life-­‐ To  me  Life  should  be  a  joyous  Experience.  We   need  to  choose  Joy  in  our  life  and  make  it   important  to  us.  It  is  important  because  if    we   do  not  choose  Joy  or  let  me  even   say,  “demand  Joy”  we  will  find  that   we  aDract  other  negaFve  energies   into  our  life  which  become  all   consuming  and  distract  us  from   experiencing  Joy.

The principle  of  Joy  becomes  a  feeling  of   normality.  To  the  extent  that  I  can  feel  the  joy   in  any  moment  or  situaFon  I  am  faced  with.   By  living  in  the  present  and  acknowledging   the  Joy,  we  are  not  waiFng  for  something  to   happen  to  make  us  joyful.  Sure  there  are   moments  when  we  are  not  in  joy  but  during   these  moments  we  must    be  disciplined  to   ensure  we  can  return  to  joy  promptly  and  feel   the  posiFvity  joy  brings  into  our  lives. 4.  If  this  principle  was  a  colour  what  would  it   be? To  me  it  would  definitely  be  Blue-­‐  Aqua  as  it   resembles  the  Ocean. 5.  If  this  principle  was  a  taste  what  would  it   be? I  don’t  know  if  this  is  a  taste  but  I  think  it  

2. What’s  Your  best  Experience  with   this  principle  changing  your  Life? The  experience  I  can  relate  to  is   something  which  brings  me  joy   every  day.  There  are  many  things  I   do  that  gives  me  joy  but  I  would  like   to  say  Re-­‐discovering  Surfing  in  my   middle  age  has  brought  me   tremendous  joy  and  has  changed  

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"By living in the present and acknowledging the Joy, we are not waiting for something to happen to make us joyful" would be  bubbly.

symbolise the  energy  of  this  principle

6. If  this  principle  was  a  smell  what  would  it   be?

I am  lucky  that  I  am  able  to  tap  into  joy  quite   easily  but  I  think  Budda  is  a  good  go  to  ask   for  assistance  in  tapping  into  your  joy.

I think  the  smell  aOer  a  late  aOernoon   summer  storm  would  be  it  for. 7.  If  you  could  sing  this  Principle  what  would   it  sound  like? To  me  I  always  seem  to  whistle  a  lot  when  I   am  feeling    joyful.  So  nothing  in  parFcular   just  whistling. 8    If  this  principle  was  a  shape  what  shape   would  it  be? Feel  free  to  edit  this  response  but  if  joy  was  a   shape  I  would  have  to  say  Boobies!  Boobs   just  look  joyful  !.....  but  if  you  need  a  G  rated   Response  let  me  say  a  brand  new  surSoard. 9.  If  this  principle  was  an  animal  What  would   it  be. Without  a  doubt  a  Dolphin  …  You  just  cannot   look  at  a  dolphin  and  not  feel  joy!      

11. How  does  this  principle  change  your   vibra@on? When  I  am  in  joy  my  vibraFon  in  harmonious   and  light   12  .  Do  you  think  this  principle  will  change  or   influence  the  world? I  believe  if  Joy  become  the  number  1  focus  of   humanity  the  world  would  be  a  more  joyous   place  ..  .  If  all  our  choices  are  made  from  a   place  of  joy  we  may  find  that  the  people   around  us  are  being  influenced  by  such  joy   and  wanFng  to  be  in  joy  with  us. -­‐  Tony  Dowd

         

10. What  Spiritual  Guides  help  you  with  or  

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Issue 11: September 2016 Lightworker Advocate  

Issue 11: September 2016 Lightworker Advocate Magazine is on the Everyday Lightworker Principle of Joy.

Issue 11: September 2016 Lightworker Advocate  

Issue 11: September 2016 Lightworker Advocate Magazine is on the Everyday Lightworker Principle of Joy.

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