Spirit is always saying if you can stay in joy most of the time, everything “wrong” with your life will “right” itself. For example, if you’re having problems with your spouse or lover, if you’re having financial or health problems, etc.

Of course, I always say the same thing to people when they come to me for advice. But a couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to practice what I preach.

John Cali

I’m in excellent physical shape, and I regularly jog, do yoga, weight-lifting, etc. My overall health has never been better.

So it really shook me when I recently developed a continuous nagging pain in my left shoulder and arm. I had no idea why. That is, until I started thinking about it.

As Spirit and I do with our clients, I asked myself if I was in a state of joy. My honest answer was “Well, yes some of the time, but not as much as I usually am.”

A couple projects I was working on weren’t going exactly the way I wanted. As I thought about it all I realized I was letting the minor problems with these two projects rob me of my joy. Everything else in my life was great.

So one morning last week, I woke up and said to myself, “The hell with this! I don’t need it!”

My perspective shifted dramatically and I was back in my usual state of joy.

The problems with my projects didn’t go away immediately, although now I’m sure they’ll be resolved perfectly in the perfect time. But the pain in my shoulder and arm did diminish dramatically that very day. I felt a few twinges for a few more days. But now the pain’s entirely gone.

Here’s Spirit.

Spirit

We have often said joy is the key to all you wish for.

But what, exactly, does that mean?

When you’re in a state of joy or appreciation, your entire physical being is vibrating at the highest level possible for you while still in your physical bodies.

When you are that high level of vibration you are perfectly aligned with your higher selves. If you could go through the rest of you physical lives in that state of perfect alignment, you would know a bliss, an ecstasy you have never known before.

Your higher selves, friends, live in a state of bliss and ecstasy always, eternally. Your higher selves are that aspect of you that is part of God/Goddess/All That Is.

When you are fully, consciously aligned with God it’s literally impossible for you not to start moving back into a state of perfect balance, perfect health on all levels.

Again we repeat joy is the key to all you wish for. For when you are in joy you are automatically allowing into your lives all you’ve ever dreamed of having in this physical incarnation.

Does that sound like an “impossible dream” for you? Or are you just arguing for your limitations?

It’s not an impossible dream. You can create the life of your dreams. You can also create the life of your nightmares. It’s your choice.

But if you choose to focus on joy, to find the good — to deliberately search for the good in yourselves, in others, in all that is — you’ll find it.

The more you focus on the good, on the joy all around you, the more of it you will attract and allow into your lives.

When you can do that, as John did with the problems he was having, you’ll find your problems diminishing, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly.

When you are in a state of joy, of appreciation, you are fully aligned with your higher selves. In that place it’s not possible for you to be lacking anything you’ve ever wanted.

The key is to focus not on the manifestation so much, but on the joy of the journey. You will always find joy in doing what’s right for you. And you will always know what’s right for you by the joy it brings you.

Enjoy your journey.