Passion Series: Moments of Pure Bliss…

Hello.

Welcome to my peace filled space.  Thank you for choosing to share energy here:)

As we continue to explore passion together, it is my pleasure to share with you: moments of  pure bliss!

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”

– Joseph Campbell
 
Please note: I am not going to experience pure bliss by staying in my warm cocoon of a bed, in my boat, covers pulled over my head, eyes closed..heart beating but only functionally so…I am going to experience pure bliss when I open my arms to far more than I could ever imagine..by opening my heart to the moment as it is presented to me.  I am going to experience pure bliss when I turn off my mind (the chatter, the doubts, even the intelligence), and allow my senses to experience the quality of the moment as it is given to me. 
 
In my work with clients, I often hear a deep longing to experience pure bliss, yet  a reluctance to relinquish control (the illusion of control) by surrendering to God/Universe/Nature.  I hear how this technique might work well if one was in a secluded bubble with no responsibilities, but doubt about how well this technique works in the real world.

So, today I will share with you a snippet of an actual day that I recently experienced.  As you experience these moments with me, may you consider this: There may be external drama in my life, but I ignore it as I focus on my intent for the day..I do not focus on external drama, so as you can see as I experience my moments, I do not feel pressure or stress from external drama.  I focus on and share with you only that which I decide to honor, which reflects to you honorable.  Does this take: patience, devotion, awareness?  Yes.  Does this slow down my steps, as they become most purposeful?  Yes.  Is it a bit different from mainstream?  Yes.  Am I on autopilot? Not at all.  Do I experience pure bliss?  Absolutely!

I wake well rested.  (Waking well rested would be a different post..but is significant in allowing me to be mindfully Aware rather than asleep *grin*)…

I choose what I will honor in this day. (You have the same choice–you control where you put your focus).  I decide that today I will honor all that is peace filled and healthy in my life.  This decision means that I will be mindful to only invest energy in all that is peace filled and healthy.  (So, if less than peace filled and healthy cross my path, I do not focus on it, nor share it, nor give it any energy at all!).  I will Feel genuine gratitude for all that is peace filled and healthy and from this well of abundance I will allow for all that is perfectly placed into my life. 

Please enjoy these moments as they unfold… 

(Unfold?…wait..this means that I have not determined each step of the day before the day has begun..this means that I will wake, access my heart space, open my heart to the day as it is presented to me..with the same eagerness and excitement as if I was unwrapping a beautiful, custom for me present!)….

Mmm…pre-dawn..I think I do not want to leave the comfort and warmth of my bed to go into the chilly air to shower and leave for work..I release thought and access heart space: I Feel my promise to honor peace and healthy..to use genuine gratitude..(see, went from my mind to my heart space and my moments are full of peace!)…I take a few moments to say thank you: thank you for this very warm comfortable bed, for the feeling of well rested, for this boat and my dream to live on it. 

Gratitude fills my heart with warmth..I use this warmth as I step into the chilly pre-dawn air..oh wow!   I look to the skies above..a half moon shining brightly among a splattering of stars..Thank you, thank you for the magic of the moonbeams, for the stars and the expanse of the sky!  Thank you for the stillness of the harbor water..the sky and stillness remind me of grace and peace..The lyrics from “Amazing Grace” runs through my mind:

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see..”

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

I step into the shower, turn the water on hot as can be, love the water pressure and the feeling of getting clean..”Amazing Grace” and stillness, magic of the moonbeams still in my mind and on my heart..as I shower I dream..lovely shower!

With love and gratitude in my heart, I ask for guidance to create affirmations for my clients.  I am warm, in love, and thankful..and from this space I create power filled words that will transform the lives of my clients who have asked me for affirmations..Thank you!  for blessing my gifts and moving through me to transform lives!  Thank you for the love and gratitude coursing through my veins, through my creations, for the affirmations I send to my clients and the very affirmations I receive into my life as well! 

I drive to work, mindful to play only songs which delight me..move a bit to some catchy tunes..heart full of joy, gratitude, dreams, love, magic..

Thank you for this morning, for all that I Feel, that floods my heart..pure bliss!

And the day continues to unfold as such..

Magical as can be..

By choosing to invest in only that which is peace filled and healthy for me; life enriching..I nurture and grow only that which is peace filled and healthy.  (My choice..external cannot touch it, and has no control over me!).  I find glory in nature and let it fill me with bliss..naturally!..I use that to raise my vibration to sensational..and I use sensational to buoy my steps throughout the day.  When I choose to be mindfully Aware of all that nourishes me, I am blissfully unaware of all that is not. I do not feel a void from all that I do not have, nor do I experience worry or fear, because my vibration is so high voids, worries, and fears are not in my scope..

I have effortlessly and joy fully created a space in which pure bliss may permanently reside and grow

Thank you for cultivating this space with me!  What would pure bliss look like in your life? 

Much peace,

Joy

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  1. #1 by Rand on April 14, 2011 - 4:07 am

    Morning Person

    Vassar Miller

    God, best at making in the morning, tossed

    stars and planets, singing and dancing, rolled

    Saturn’s rings spinning and humming, twrilled the earth

    so hard it coughed and spat the moon up, brilliant

    bubble floating around it for good, stretched holy

    hands till birds in nervous sparks flew forth from

    them and beasts—lizards, big and little, apes,

    lions, elephants, dogs, and cats cavorting,

    tumbling over themselves, dizzy with joy when

    God made us in the morning too, both man

    and woman, leaving Adam no time for

    sleep so nimbly was Eve bouncing out of

    his side till as night came everything and

    everybody, growing tired, declined, sat

    down in one soft descended Hallelujah.

    ——————————————————————

    I rejoice my thanks to God for mornings of delivering milk and newspapers, surfing, fishing, running, all work, hot rolls from the bakery, church, cycling, first tee-off at golf children waking me up, a favorite song that starts me off, shopping fleamarkets, rising to view the landscape from a train, rising to view the earth below from a jetliner, rising to watch the quiet sleep of the one I love…I rejoice the mornig and the awakening of a new day.

    • #2 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on April 15, 2011 - 11:33 am

      Hi Rand,
      Thank you for sharing the delights of your mornings…may those delights continue to guide you throughout the day!
      As we awake to the day, we awake to life!

  2. #3 by Joyce at I Take Off The Mask on April 14, 2011 - 5:53 am

    Gratitude and grace, what awesome blessings that truly lead to bliss! We can never be more happy save for the time we are bursting with gratefulness for all that is given us. 😉

    • #4 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on April 15, 2011 - 11:35 am

      Hi Joyce,
      What a beautiful Gravatar…amazing energy in your photo!
      I love this: “bursting with gratefulness”, like a child with excitement..like a ripe berry waiting to be plucked from the vine..Imagine the momentum if we were all bursting with gratefulness as we created together!

  3. #5 by The Exception on April 14, 2011 - 4:17 pm

    Joy,

    These are lovely – and moments of bliss are breath taking. Sometimes I forget that they are right there, mine for the taking.
    Yesterday I went to a meeting for a position that I feel in love with as soon as the manager started describing it… the energy, the dynamics, the material… the making a real difference… the brain and mind and spirit potential… I will find out soon if the job is mine and yet, I am not sure that it really matters (if that makes sense). Yes, I really would love this job and my mind is working through the options and possibilities and enthusiastically moving forward as if it is mine… all while trusting that it will be okay if it isn’t… But it is the experience… the bliss I felt talking to the manager, listening to the description… the energy that comes when remembering that we are alive and in the moment and that there is so much potential and possibility!!

    • #6 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on April 15, 2011 - 11:38 am

      Hi TE,
      Thank you..
      “Breath taking”..perhaps this is a barrier at times then, as we believe we need breath to live, so we are not willing to open fully to allow our breath to be taken away…
      I understand about the job..it makes sense..it was the experience you had at the interview that allowed you to cross a threshold, the job itself would be a bonus..May this opportunity open many doors for you..I can sense the excitement and potential and pure bliss in your words:) You are very much alive and I thank you for sharing that!

  4. #7 by Betsy at Zen Mama on April 15, 2011 - 4:00 am

    Isn’t it the truth that we open ourselves up to pure bliss when I “turn off my mind (the chatter, the doubts, even the intelligence), and allow my senses to experience the quality of the moment as it is given to me.” What a great way to start this post. We have felt extra bliss lately because our next door neighbor has just been diagnosed with cancer. We have so much more gratitude for our life when we realize everything we have right now is perfect!

    While I don’t always comment, I faithfully read all your posts and you are always inspiring me!
    Thanks, Joy!!

    • #8 by unfoldingyourpathtojoy on April 15, 2011 - 11:40 am

      Hi Betsy,
      Thank you!
      You reflect to us perspective..even when I was in the midst of dealing with cancer, I was working at the hospital and just walking through ICU reminded me that there were those with far less health than I…When I allow feelings of less than or not enough to enter my life, I access my heart space to pour love on the “voids” and focus on all that I do have..Blessings to your neighbor, blessings to you!

  5. #9 by Angela Artemis/Powered by Intuition on April 16, 2011 - 11:15 pm

    Joy, this is too beautiful for words to describe.
    I feel your joy and share in it with you as I read your morning ritual. My daily ritual is similar although I don’t live on a boat that rocks me to sleep at night. Thank you for sharing your beautiful soul and mind with us.
    xoxo,
    Angela

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