Time to Get *Funky* With It !!!


Welcome!  Thank *you* for choosing to share energy in this space:)

Today the sun is shining gloriously, there is a gentle wind blowing.  I appreciate this peace and beauty–especially after an entire week of chilly air and gusty winds whipping through the harbor.  I walked down the dock letting Sun kiss my face and Wind tenderly caress me.  I Feel *love*..I Know without a doubt that I am loved, here in this moment, as I am..  Even though I am sure there were moments this past week that I doubted the power of Sun and might have been less than happy with the power of Wind..I am still loved and receiving their glorious gifts!

I think how magical.  This is my world..*thank you* for this day and All in it!  I stuck it out through the ‘storm’ and was rewarded with this..this great joy, beauty, peace, love.  All is Well! 

*Living* is a choice.  We may kind of plow through the day.. through obligations, responsibilities, chores or we may look at each investment of energy as a pleasure and let Nature wrap around us as we open our heart and move with gratitude and love for the moment we are in. 

I choose pleasure, gratitude, love..I choose magic.  I’d like to share some of that magic with you today.   I do understand that there are people who doubt magic, or Know magic but don’t feel it fits into their life.  I also Know many people who allow magic to thrill them frequently throughout the day..and use magic to enrich the lives of those around them. 

So, today..we are going to get funky with *magic*.. Kick off your shoes, unbutton the top button on your shirt, let your hair loose..Magic works best when you are most comfortable–simple as that..be open and abundant magic is yours! You don’t have to conjure it up, nor do you need special tools or knowledge–Magic is already there waiting patiently for you to open to it.

I am blessed to have *magical  friends*–people who open their heart and share Divine Love in such a way that they heal.  They actually heal others!  Sounds impossible?  Think within your own life..when you’ve been less than peace filled and received even a small token of love such as a smile or a kind word..and you instantaneously felt better.  Or when you’ve felt so down you wanted to hibernate under the covers forever..and someone Noticed and poured love into you by listening, offering practical advice, cooking food.  Divine Love got you out from under the covers and back into Life!  That is the gist of healing.

There are different modalities of healing..and today I’m going to share Love based healing with you.  So perhaps, then, we shall open our hearts to Love in these moments as we continue sharing this particular space together.  My heart has been touched today by my friend Simon Hay and a video article he posted on his healing blog Say Yes! to Saving the World.  In this video, Simon opens his heart fully and pours out his heart whispers–quite an experience.  Transparency gift-wrapped in simple, genuine *Love*.  My heart says Yes! 

I have experienced Simon perhaps a bit differently than some of you have. I’ve had the opportunity to have healing with him, and to meet him in person.  My heart tends to say Yes! naturally.  I passionately share healing from the overflowing Love in my heart space.  So, a few months ago, when Simon so generously offered a week of long distance healing to 100 participants, I was delighted to join in.  I use healing differently than most. I’ve done the work so that my natural vibrational level resonates quite high and my heart space is a lush, blossoming garden.  When I ask for healing, it is to add amazing energy to what I already have so I can accomplish more than what I normally would on my own.  When I work, I am cognizant of the amount of energy I have to give..so to add to that energy and give even more is a delight. 

Throughout that week, Simon would send energy at a specified time in the morning and evening.  What I did was to take that energy, let it course through me, and then work with people farther into ‘darkness’ than I’d be comfortable with on my own.  What I chose to do was to use Simon’s gift to magnify my own.. *funky* because he shares his gift and we can choose to use it however it best suits us. 

When I went to NY last month, I had the pleasure of meeting the phenomenon named Simon and sharing space together over the span of a few days.  I am heart led and Simon *is* Love so I celebrate this connection…someone who understands me without words, is comfortable experiencing the moment, is open, raw, honest…a precious gift indeed. *Funky* friendship!

While in NY, I wanted to See my friends in action–as support for them, and to gain insight for me.  If your friends are the best of the best..I think is a treat to experience that first person.  So, I attended Simon’s presentations.  Simon the speaker is the same as Simon the man..so “ordinary” yet so very extraordinary.  I am a *Love* healer..but what sets Simon apart from the rest is that he has no limitations..you may call on his energy 24/7..he will pour Love into you at the highest magnitude possible 3 million percent if that is what is necessary.  He will sacrifice him self for *You* and your well-being.  You want to see *Love* in action, see Simon.

While at the conference in NY, Simon not only spoke, but held healing sessions during the conference hours, as well as before and after the conference hours.  And on top of that, he offered sessions to each of us in the group around him,  which many chose to accept.  I chose not to have a session then.  Not once did he question that, he understood without having to ask.  I watched Simon share freely, unconditionally, selflessly.  It amazes still to think about how generous Simon is with his energy and time.  Watching Simon in action raised my Awareness of my own gifts and provided Clarity as to how to open farther to best use them.

Simon heals while in his physical presence, Simon heals long distance.  Simon heals.  And it’s a matter of opening his heart fully…If you think a “healer” has superpowers–you are right..but we have access to those superpowers…to Simon if you feel the Strength and Purity of his Love may open your heart; but also within our self..just open your heart to that which is around you. What sets Simon apart from the ‘average us’ is that he has the courage to delve deeper than most, open his heart farther than most, and feel pain that many would rather shy away from than embrace.  His capacity to Love so fully is equal to his ability to endure the greatest pain from others before it is released.

Hold on.. Does anyone say thank you to Simon..or do we kind of just take him for granted?  Thank you Simon!..thank you for enduring pain greater than I can imagine and allowing it to Transform to *Love* more power filled than that I’ve known.  Thank you!

While in NY, a lovely lady wanted to listen to Simon speak.  She approached our group, and she met Simon, shook his hand, then trembled saying she had never met a healer. Her physical reaction was close to fainting.  I could tell she was overwhelmed by the idea.. wanting healing, yet a bit afraid to embrace something so foreign to her.  I smiled and held her hand–because let’s face it..in that moment Simon was the superstar and I was most regular to this lovely lady!  (Okay, I couldn’t help myself…just for fun, I then had her shake Jenny‘s hand and told her do you realize now you’ve met two healers–she literally almost fainted! I knew we could resuscitate her *grin* I laugh, but I do recognize how serious the label can be).   I hugged the lovely lady to calm her, then told her I would sit next to her for Simon’s presentation so that she could feel my peace filled energy and remain open to his message.  I share this with you, because sometimes we forget while on Earth, we are all human..all the ‘same’ level..Simon doesn’t want you to put him on a pedestal (well, he’s working on his abs, so maybe a poster *grin*)..he wants you to Hear him and use what he shares to enrich your life.  He wants you to open your heart and say yes! 

I titled this “Time to Get Funky With It” because “it” is *Love*….You know *Love*– time to take it up one notch..get *funky* with it! I have the feeling this is Divine Love right now.  Surrounding me as I sit here right now, as I am, with All I am.  Surrounding you are you sit there right now, as you are.  Embrace it the way that best suits you.  Timidly tiptoe to the Divine ocean of Love and stick one little toe in..ooh cold, electric..*Love* courses through your body.  Okay, skip to the Divine ocean of Love and dance around at water’s edge letting the water lap your legs and the wind tousle your hair (yep..that’s my style)..oh man can you feel *Love* coursing through your entire being. Or be most bold, run fast as you can over the dunes through the sand and jump right in to that Divine ocean of Love..ecstatic Love and *you* are the same..*You are the Divine Ocean of Love*! 

When you listen to Simon’s video, try to get past his dashing good looks and his words *grin* ..turn your mind off and open your heart to his message. I  guarantee that you will feel empowered to look into your life and share love that very moment! No gimmicks, no frills..funky, ecstatic freakin’ awesome Love..

Now that you’ve felt that love, *get funky with it*..please don’t unwrap the present, ogle it for the moment, then let it sit there gathering dust.  Please let the sparkle intrigue you..let the facets shine..experience the brilliance, hold that present in the palm of your hand and let it work magic in your life.  Maybe break off a piece and give it to someone or –if you are daring– hand the entire precious gift of Love to someone who will enjoy it.

And think of this..if Simon and I went on tour together we could title the tour: “Say Yes! to Simon and Make Love with Joy!..

Man I love my life *grin*!  As grand as I allow it to be…


Much peace,


  1. #1 by Zeenat on November 27, 2010 - 9:26 pm

    Hi Joy,
    I have to admit, I still unable to get past Simon’s dashing good looks 😉 *grin*!
    But when I saw those last 2 videos on his blog, I was so touched and moved. He is truly love in action! I resonated with all he said…
    I hope one day we all You, Simon, Jenny, Megan, Evita, Tess, Jay, Lance, Robin, Julie & me can sit together and have a tea! Wouldn’t that be a divine experience. I am visualizing the day..and who knows it might soon enough. Till then I’ll just add you guys on skype 🙂
    Life is grand…totally awesome and so totally fun fun funky…just as much as we allow it and are open to it.
    Love you,

    • #2 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 28, 2010 - 10:31 am

      Hi Zeenat,
      Of course..I *love* this: “Life is grand…totally awesome and so totally fun fun funky…just as much as we allow it and are open to it.” because it is so true within my life..
      I also love your vision–that would be an incredible tea!
      Simon is love..*you* are love..we are love..I’m glad to share with you:)

  2. #3 by Jenny Mannion on November 27, 2010 - 10:06 pm

    Hi Joy!

    What a pleasure to read this! You bring me JOY and love so fully every time I read your words. Simon’s post and presence always amazes me… yes that grin is something – I say he smiles with his eyes and you FEEL it. 🙂

    You DO heal with Love and Joy my dear Joy – I never really witnessed anyone doing that as clearly as when I was lucky enough to walk around the expo with you. It was like you had a magic wand with your smile and every person you even passed got LIT up – QUITE beautiful to behold.

    The amazing thing Joy is that we ALL are healers… It is finding our gifts – as you have and sharing them with others.

    I love Zeenat’s comment and look forward to that day when we ALL ARE together and know it will happen.

    “I choose pleasure, gratitude, love..I choose magic.” – ME TOOOOO!!!!!!!

    Much love and HUGE Jenny Hugs, xoxo

    • #4 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 28, 2010 - 10:34 am

      Hi Jenny,
      Thank you!
      I can Feel your smile..*love* it!!
      When we choose to open our hearts fully, *anything* truly is possible..Sharing space with you was so inspiring to me on many levels..
      I celebrate these heart connections..and am very excited to see what Love can do when we share it using our unique gifts!

  3. #5 by Sudeep on November 28, 2010 - 3:02 pm

    Hey, Joy! I made it to this post via @thebridgemaker’s tweet. I don’t know of Simon yet, but I already have a tab open with his website. What I wanted to tell you is that the energy and love you’ve poured into this post, really shows up and makes me feel good already, even with the minimal knowledge I have of what’s being talked about. 🙂
    And, were you overusing the *___*’s deliberately? Kinda began to tickle my irritation muscles somewhere along.
    Anyway, great post. Thanks!

    • #6 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 28, 2010 - 6:47 pm

      Hi Sudeep,
      Welcome to my blog! Thank you for stopping in.
      I’m glad that you took away some positive energy from reading here:) There is always something to celebrate in the material I present.
      I apologize if my emphasis marks irritate you..I’m glad you could see past them to allow the message to touch you.

  4. #7 by Davina Haisell on November 28, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    I can imagine how powerful this conference was for you Joy, being as open and sensitive as you are. I’m grinning at how much fun you must have had spending time with everyone and going deeper with yourself.

    Late, I’ve been more consciously entertaining compassion; for myself and for others. When I feel “off” I remind myself about compassion and just in that second, there is the sensation of a doorway opening and a balanced flow of energy to/from me. The resistance melts.

    • #8 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 30, 2010 - 9:19 am

      Hi Davina,
      The conference was a turning point in my life. I took the energy generated there and began to create completely new and different..let *love* transform my life to beyond what I’ve known..It’s been amazing!
      I love your last paragraph! Yesterday I decided rather than embrace as I normally do, I would release..allow for..I thought to return to basics for me: silence, time in nature, fresh, simple, quality..just the intent in the thought allowed for miracles…
      “The resistance melts”..I wonder what I am resisting..and will be glad when it melts!

  5. #9 by Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord on November 28, 2010 - 7:58 pm

    Beauty-filled Joy! Love-filled Joy! Awesomely-Ab’d Simon! It is all about love lately, and my GOD, what a grand, fantastic, superb, divine, graceful, incredible, supercalifragilistic-funk’dified thing THAT IS!

    I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both you and Simon face-to-face, and loving both you and Simon face-to-face, and being loved on by you and Simon face-to-face… And just like you, I think, “Man, I love my life!”

    Between the two of you, and of course Evita’s husband, Markus, my eyes/heart/mind/being have been opened far wider to love than I ever dreamed possible. I never thought life could get this funky, quite honestly, and I never knew I’d enjoy funk this much!

    I admire the idea that you fill yourself up with healing energy from others in order to heal those you otherwise might not approach… Man, that’s just so generous. That’s just so LOVE! I’m going to start using “Love” as an adjective. Like “fly” or “funky” only better!

    I love Simon. I love you, Joy. I love Jenny. I love Evita. I love Markus. I love me (more so every day). I love love. I love our community. I love lil’ lovebugs. I even love lil’ love bites.

    And on that note, I’ll wish you a Sunday full of LOVE!

    • #10 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 30, 2010 - 9:21 am

      Hi Megan,
      Wow! Lots of *love* in this comment..
      I love it!!!
      Such enthusiasm..contagious:)
      When you open your heart farther than before, that clean space is ripe for magic/miracles/wonder..beyond what you’ve previously known..so I imagine for you this is just the beginning of absolutely amazing! Since you reflect to me..I am very excited for us both:)

  6. #11 by Simon Hay on November 29, 2010 - 11:13 am

    Hi Joy! I missed this earlier. Who is this dude you’re talking about? I might have to hire you to catch the fainting fans. It is a strange reaction for an ex-plumber. Thanks for all the great compliments! With great love, Simon.

    • #12 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 30, 2010 - 9:22 am

      Hi Simon,
      Thank you for all that you share..
      I am sure much is new and different for you..may you allow the excitement to generate amazing energy for you within your own life..and may your core always remember the ex-plumber..

  7. #13 by tobeme on November 30, 2010 - 2:38 am

    Thank-you for sharing Simon. I love the energy and sincerity that we exudes. Off to get Funky! Love to you.

    • #14 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on November 30, 2010 - 9:23 am

      Hi Mark,
      Glad to see you here! Lots of amazing energy–lovin’ it! Enjoy the “funkiness”…

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