Wednesday Wisdom: Unfolding…

Hi.  And welcome..I am truly glad you chose to visit this space!

Today I am going to share with you something dear to my heart.

I am going to share with you a glimpse of how I allow for unfolding in my life. 

If you ask me today to explain the details of my life–such as: how, what, when, where, why….I have no concrete answer for you. 

I cannot explain to you how I have abundance in any area when on paper it looks like I have nothing. How I not only have abundance, but enough to share, even though I literally have minimal material…

I cannot explain to you how the children have daycare for the summer even though we have no sitter and I work full time outside of our home…

I cannot explain to you how wonder filled surprises in all forms are sprinkled throughout each day…

I cannot explain to you how our groceries and necessities are covered, how the bills are paid…even though my hours at work have been unexpectedly drastically cut…

I cannot explain to you how I manage to raise my children, work full time outside of the home, allow us to participate in various activities, entertain our friends, write and guide others to finding peace and joy within their own life, while living on a boat with all of its extraordinary chores…

I cannot explain to you how I physically carry bags of groceries or loads of laundry from our car in the lot to the sidewalk, down the ramp, down the dock, up stairs and down stairs into the boat..after having major internal surgery…

I cannot explain to you how I allow my heart to remain open as fully as possible even though my external life has been ravaged by people who are less than peace filled…

I cannot explain to you how it is that there are Angels perfectly placed within my life, with a smile, a laugh, encouragement, a kind word, a hug, just the right “treat” at just the right time…

I can only say to you:

I truly live in this moment, I do not obsess over the last moment, nor worry about the next.  I soak in this moment fully. I revel in love and beauty.  I stand in faith. I am peace filled and calm.  I am Loved beyond measure exactly as I am, exactly where I am in this moment. I am enough.  I have enough.  Life is full of ease.  Life is full of whatever I allow

This past Sunday, I drafted a letter to the Universe.  I said:

“Dear Universe: Thank you for bringing me this far.  My life is chock full of so much, my heart overflows with gratitude.  I am facing a few uncertainties and I know you will provide.  I am currently unable to See the Answers, so if you may direct me I would appreciate it..Here is my current goal: to have adequate resources to stay home to raise my children and to work while they are in school.. I open my heart to abundance and prosperity..please show me where and when to share from that abundance.

I open my heart to Divine Love, to Energy golden and pure.  I open my heart to creativity, joy, peace, hope, passion, travel, delicious food, true friendship, encouragement, inspiration.  I open my heart to a romantic relationship–to someone who will cherish the children and I and who will dance under the moonbeams with me.  I open my heart to music, art, words, thoughts, ideas.  I open my heart to delight and wonder.  I open my heart to guiding others to find and live their Truth. 

I open my heart to you.  I open my arms to you.  In doing so I recognize I am opening my heart to me, my arms to me.  I am opening my heart to others, my arms to others… I do not need to understand, I just need to continue to allow..

Here I am…Thank you…”

On paper, I am standing on nothing.  In my heart, I have leapt into the arms of the Universe, holding the hand of God..and have been rewarded in miraculous ways.  I allow for those miracles.  I allow myself to be used in providing miracles.   I allow myself to receive miracles.  I dream simple dreams and watch as they become my reality.  I dream simple dreams for you and watch as they become reality.  This is my realm of being.  I know no other way, but to allow for

I cannot label something a ‘treasure’ because to me treasures come in many forms.  However, for this article, I will say my treasures are my children, the sunset, the moonbeams, beauty filled moments close to my heart, my boat, and my two greatest loves.  I did not receive these, or any other treasure, because I pursued them.  Quite the opposite, I allowed for them, and was greatly surprised…

The moment I stopped trying for my children, they were created with ease..When I sit outside and wait for the sunset it is sometimes not there or as brilliant as when I am driving down the road and come upon it so pull over to view it with ease…Moonbeams cascade down the mast into my sleeping area with ease…Beauty filled moments are not those that were planned in any way, they just naturally happened and I was Aware enough to experience them…My boat is something I’ve dreamed of my entire life, yet “happened” to be on the market the exact moment my lease was up..*that* ease filled…My two greatest loves literally walked through the door–*grin* not simultaneously, but different doors, different times in my life…with ease

I don’t feel the need to strive for, reach toward, climb up, strain…I feel the ease of living fully when I clean space, release negative, embrace positive, grow the good, celebrate the moment, rest, open my heart…*live*…

So, I cannot answer for you the details of my life..I just know with certainty that it will work perfectly, as it has, as long as I allow for natural unfolding….I live a dream because I allow that dream to manifest…and I live a joy filled peace filled life because I’ve allowed for it to unfold just so.

Thank you for your Love, Peace, Joy, open heart, open arms…when you share bits of your story you are sharing bits of your heart and I appreciate that so very much.  Thank you all for sharing as you do, for the energy in this space..

Thank you for sharing with me today…

Ah, and I *almost* forgot…please click the link to check out the video The Power of a Smile..a project I had fun participating in and absolutely love watching…smiles are gorgeous and contagious..I managed to get a glimpse of the marina *and* my smile in the video…*grin*

Much peace,
Joy

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  1. #1 by JITENDRA PATEL on August 4, 2010 - 7:30 am

    HELLO OH MY GOD LOVELY LADY,
    (ATT, PLS. AND READ MY NOTE.: I AM STAYING IN “MUMBAI”(INDIA).MY STUDY IN MY REGIONAL LANGAUGE OF “GUJARATI “.SO IAM NOT POWERFULL IN ENGLISH. SO PLS, TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM FILLING FOR YOUR BLOGS OR YOUR LIVE DISCRIBING ROUTIN ” JOY ” FULL LIFE).
    REALY I AM NOT UNDERSTAND (ALSO LOTS OF PEOPLE)HOW CAN SMOOTHLY AND NATURALY DESCRIBE EVERYTHING YOU, LIKE ………. MADAM ACTUALY I HAVE NO PROPER WORDS FOR COMPLETS THE SENTENCE.
    OH, MADAM I MAD FOR YOUR LOVELY THUGHTS. I LOVE YOU ! AND THANKS GOD FOR LOVELY LADY. SOMETIME I AM THINKING WHY NOT ALL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND EACH-OTHERS FILLINGS. WHY THEY THINKING AND DOING
    BAD FOR OTHERS. I REALY FILLING BAD FOR IN THIS WORLD MOST OF PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT GOOD FOR HIM AND OTHERS.
    BUT I AM REALY TRY TO THINK AND DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR ALL PEOPLES. I AM STAYING WITH MY WIFE AND TWO DAUGHTER IN MUMBAI . WE HAVE JUST SEARCH THIS WAY AND TRY TO WALK “PROPER” IN THIS WORLD.
    MADAM IF POSSIBLE PLS. GIVE ME REPLY , PLEASE BECAUSE I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING FOR MY OPINION.
    MY GOOD WISHES FOR YOUR LOVELY FILLINGS AND FOR YOUR LIFE.
    JITENDRA.

  2. #2 by Lance on August 4, 2010 - 10:46 am

    Joy,
    Your letter to the universe and the abundance with which you live your life…what beautiful, wonderful, inspiring love I feel here today. And with that, there’s this belief I have that we create our reality – with that attitude with which we live our life. Your attitude, your zest for LIFE…Joy, your cup is overflowing!

    And I want you to know that you are a gift in my life. Your words touch my soul, and in that I’m a better person. What a beautiful gift you are!

  3. #3 by Tony Single on August 4, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    That video rocks hard.

    You got me smiling today, Moonbeam. Thank you. 🙂

    • #4 by KayKay on August 4, 2010 - 2:46 pm

      Joy, Your name says it all. I have printed your post and put it on my beautiful memory board to bring your spirit into my physical space . I’ve forwarded it to friends and family who share your (and my) utter and complete knowledge that all we are and what we have is enough. God bless you, and all our brothers and sisters who comprise our human family. Here’s to this moment, and to each unfolding moment, that gift us with joy abundantly.

  4. #5 by Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord on August 4, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    I love that Tony called you Moonbeam, because of course you ARE!
    Wonderfully inspiring post, Moonbeam! I smiled all the way through it, because like you, my life is all about EASE these days.
    I turned away from my lineage of “work hard for little” and instead turned toward a life of FUN & EASY!

    That’s just what my heart knew could be true, and so it’s been.

    I cannot get enough of your continuing story, so thank you for sharing all that you do, dear Joy!

    Lots of love to you, today & always,
    Megan

  5. #6 by Sara on August 4, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    Joy,

    I know it’s not good to be envious…I think it’s one of those really bad sins? But I really would like to you sometimes:~)

    Good for you for trusting in your world to give you what you need. You are proof that letting go of trying to control our world is the way to find peace and abundance:~)

  6. #7 by Kristin on August 4, 2010 - 5:43 pm

    I enjoy reading your blog. I am a bit puzzled I thought my wonderful, caring, helping and loving sister was helping you with day care???

    • #8 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on August 4, 2010 - 6:31 pm

      Hi Lance,
      Thank you! The Levity Project is so inspiring because it shows that with just a few moments of focus and awareness one can really impact others..
      My cup overflows because I allow it to..I have raised my vibration level, and the experiences available to me have adjusted accordingly…The key for me is to keep my heart open..even in the moments I think oh man this is tough..I find somethign to praise..and that praise grows even the smallest good..Much like what you share in your smile video..one small smile can change an entire day:)

      Hi Jitendra,
      Your enthusiasm is contagious..thank you!

      Hi Tony,
      That you remembered Moonbeam made my smile even brighter today..Moonbeam it is:) And you and Cass totally *rock*…

      Hi KayKay,
      Thank you!
      “Here’s to this moment, and to each unfolding moment, that gift us with joy abundantly.” I second that! Awe-some indeed:)

      Hi Megan,
      Thank you! A life of ease is far better than struggling to get somewhere…I am already *here* and I accept that knowledge with a wide open heart, enthusiastic Spirit, joy filled laughter..
      “That’s just what my heart knew to be true”..that’s exactly it! What your heart knows to be true..*is* true! I have learned to live in that Truth..
      Thank you for your inspiration, encouragement, love….What you reflect is amazing, and it’s quite fun to meet your vibration level…

      Hi Sara,
      Thank you…
      *grin* I can think of many many moments you would not like to be me..considering my life works well for me but some of the adventures I’ve chosen and chores necessary for boat life to ‘work’ would not be lovely for others…
      What you think I may have..you have too..in abundance…*I* would love to have your writing and photgraphy talents..and I bet I do somewhere inside but I concentrate on other things…
      I know what you’re saying and I do appreciate that…
      Trusting in the world may seem difficult to an outsider, but to live the life that I do complete Trust in my world and in my Truth is a must…and I *love* the life I lead so trust it is then….

      Kristin,
      Thank you for stopping in..
      If you are Gina’s sister..then yes your sister has helped by watching my lovely Angels a few times over Summer break..and *that* is one of my points…Without our regular sitters or formal daycare my children and I have “made it” through the Summer while I work full time..When others were not available and my options were limited, your sister stepped in for a few days and I appreciate that…She was part of my shifting things around at work and at home to make care for my children possible…
      My little family loves hers very much and they know…
      It is as the rest of the post explains..I cannot explain ‘how’ each is accomplished because there are many variables to each Answer that just fall into place..

      Much peace,
      Joy

  7. #9 by Liara Covert on August 5, 2010 - 12:00 am

    One perspective is making peace with enlightenment is what existence is all about. This implies words no longer have the same meaning. Explanation is unnecessary. The words “I” and “me,” other personal pronouns and labels no longer define you. One does not need to make peace with self or the external world. One is in the process of awakening to the truth, surrendering to what is and detaching from what does not exist.

  8. #10 by Artswebshow on August 5, 2010 - 9:23 am

    The letter to the universe sounds very much like a prayer.
    Its a wonderful idea

  9. #11 by Lisa @ Practically Intuitive on August 5, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    That was just beautiful, Joy. You showed us in words how you energetically get in the flow of the Universe, knowing (not just believing but KNOWING) that it will respond. For those who are reticent to do that because of fear, your words give a much needed acknowledgement that there’s no fear when you’re in the flow.

    Surrendering seems difficult but it’s really quite easy and the amazements never cease.

  10. #12 by Gina on August 5, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    You know I think that you are full of light and your faith and ease in which you let things unfold is a shining example to me. I stress about “how is this going to happen, how will I do that”, etc. and you just let it be mostly and it works. Stress seems to never bring around the postitive result we are looking for anyway. What a lesson! Your childen, for me, are delightful. Easy, fun, open to whatever. That’s a great lesson to teach them and I see it in them! Love you sister.

  11. #13 by Alien Ghost on August 5, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    Hi Joy,

    This is a beautiful post!

    Flowing through life in harmony with the universe is what we all should try to achieve in our lives and not be so dependant on what society and commercialism dictates. Not an easy task indeed, but a lifetime goal worth all our efforts.

    Thank you for your beautiful and inspirational words 🙂

    Raul

  12. #14 by Tess The Bold Life on August 5, 2010 - 8:44 pm

    Hi Joy,
    This is so awesome. You are leading the way girlfriend and taking with you so many who haven’t discovered to live this way. I love the letter and yes moonbeam is so perfect why haven’t I thought of that nick name myself for you! Oh the package I sent was returned but should be to you by the weekend. Thanks for being you! xo

  13. #15 by Jan Lundy on August 6, 2010 - 1:16 am

    “Living in allow” as my husband and I call it is the most amazing process. As you share here Joy (so well!) doing so opens doors and opportunities, provides, delights in ways that our rational mind cannot comprehend. Logically it makes no sense. Soulfully it makes all the sense in the World. I celebrate you…xo

  14. #16 by Keith on August 6, 2010 - 2:06 am

    Hello Joy,

    Reading this post, and your letter to the Universe, I can hear my own heart singing your words. I am not where you are, nor am I where I used to be, but I am moving to that place. I feel it more and more with each passing week. I am beginning to see more and more wondrous things take place, situations resolve themselves, needs met and I am being filled with more love and peace…all of this because I am learning to “allow”.
    Learning to allow hasn’t come naturally to me, and I have had to work to discipline my mind to go silent, so my heart could speak and lead. My mind races, every second of every day..flooded with thoughts continually and at times I have to force myself to “be still”.

    All of this is becoming easier though and my heart leaps at the possibilities. I know some of what awaits me, and peace pours into me like cool water, refreshing a soul that has tried too hard, for too long.

    I know you receive many comments on how your work on this blog is helping people, and I am grateful that so many are being helped along this journey of life, but I want you to know that there is a man in Kentucky who’s spirit is strengthened by thing such as you’ve shared in this post. I “get it” you know? I get what you’re writing about here. I know that place is where I am being led.

    I feel you are a shining light to people such as I, and in turn, I know that I am also a shining light for some who are looking for the way. Beautiful how that works isn’t it? We are all at different places on the path, following the light of those ahead, being the light for those who follow…

  15. #17 by Meredith on August 6, 2010 - 3:08 am

    Joy, I had tears in my eyes after reading your letter to the Universe. So beautiful, so profound, so much trust. You are such an inspiration and it is a *joy* to get to know you.

    I live more and more of my life this way, because it just works. This moment is where I naturally reside unless old programming takes over, which happens less and less. The now continually amazes me. Recently a friend kidded me and said, you can’t be that joyful really, it’s like a saint or something, and I felt a little sad, because it’s not that hard, and it’s shouldn’t be so automatically out of reach for so many, considered an impossible dream, or even a myth. I also felt like laughing (and I did), because the idea of me as a saint is just as amusing as it gets. 😀

    Blessings on you, Joy. May the moonlight caress your face with a special love tonight…

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