Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ~ Mother Teresa

Mother_Teresa_of_Calcuta,_portrait_painting_by_Robert_Pérez_PalouMother Teresa
Copyright © 1994 by Robert Pérez Palou

A couple days ago I read a poll taken recently on depression. Among its other findings, the poll said the time of year many folks are least depressed is right now–the holiday season.

It doesn’t matter whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Epiphany–or don’t celebrate at all. This is the season of joy. And joy, apparently, is contagious, regardless of what you believe or do not believe.

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What brings you joy? What are those experiences–those people, those activities, those thoughts–that bring you joy, filling your present moments with bliss and a deeply-felt sense of oneness?

We would ask you to sit down with the silence and ponder these questions. If it will help you, write down whatever comes to mind–anything and everything. It is important, especially at this point in your evolution, for you to focus on joy.

In your planet’s current state many are panicking and losing sight of the divine light within. But that is simply a choice. It’s a choice no one is ever forced to make. You can choose joy instead, no matter what is happening around you, no matter what is happening with your loved ones.

Chaos may reign in the lives of others. But it will not be the experience of all. Many will choose a different reality.

You’ve heard it said so many times it’s almost a trite expression you pay little attention to–you create your own realities. It does not matter what those around you, even those closest to you, are experiencing. You can still choose the path of joy.

Think about what brings you joy. Then focus on it with all your might. Give all your time, your attention, your energy, your love to what brings you joy. That will keep you aligned with Spirit.

Joy is your birthright, your soul’s purpose for reincarnating this time around. Joy is your essence–you are joy.

In focusing on what brings you joy, you are returning to that divine golden flame within. And there is nothing like joy to make that flame burn brighter and brighter. You can literally transform your life on Planet Earth into paradise. It’s simply a matter of focus. Turn your focus, with a laser-like intent, to joy.

Then you will draw into your life only those experiences that resonate with joy. You will have once again found the eternal golden flame within, the flame that has never gone out. You just forgot it was there.

Your destiny is joy.

Copyright © 2014 by John Cali

Adapted from The Book of Joy by John Cali, Great Western Publishing, 2014

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You’ve probably heard this music before. I never get tired of listening to Beethoven’s Ode To Joy. Here’s a piano version with a bright, happy holiday visual theme.

 

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Related posts:

Joy Is What Life Is All About
Living with Pain or Joy: It’s Your Choice
The Benefits of Laughter, Joy, and Fun

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About John Cali

John Cali is a writer, blogger, and channel for a group of spirit guides. His next book is Conversations with Spirit: Real Answers To Life’s Pesky Questions, Book 1. John lives in northwestern Wyoming, in the USA’s northern Rocky Mountains. Sign up for his free newsletter here. You’ll receive a free copy of The Book of Joy: How To Live Every Day of Your Life Happily Ever After.

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