Over the last week or two I have been feeling the feels, contrasting emotions, fear and doubt, excitement and anticipation—these have kept me in deep thought and have created a ‘going within’ period that was truly needed.
I feel as a collective times are a changing, we are being challenged to let go of the old and step into the new—or should I say step into that which has been there all along, our truth. For me, this time of contrast, retreat and stillness has allowed me to see and feel where these emotions stem from. The word purpose has surfaced a lot; feelings of ‘stuckness’ and feeling ‘lost’ seem to have come around again for me. Although, each time it comes back round it feels different, I feel my perspective has shifted, my understanding of its presence isn’t to knock me down and keep me small and anxious, although my ego would have me believe differently.
For me, this time, it’s very much guiding me to see where I can bring more purpose into my every day. What would this purpose be or feel like? That my lovely is the sweet feeling of JOY. We all want to feel good right?! But, I feel many of us, myself included have that ultimate desire and goal in our minds eye that we wish to achieve in life, just like an assignment. Which is all well and good however, what about the purpose of life in the now? However, as Abraham-Hicks articulates, “it is our purpose to live this life from a place of joy”. To know this is something we can chose, feel and hold onto is rather empowering. I believe my experience of this ‘stuckness’ and feeling ‘lost’ has re-surfaced because I am missing the joy in each day. My focus has recently become more of what I don’t have or haven’t achieved then what I do have and have achieved. I have allowed my ego to somehow take me out of the present day and lure me down a path where fear and anxiety of the ‘what if I don’t make it happen?’ reside—with the feeling of joy diminished. We know that when we feel good, things start to happen, there is momentum, opportunities come our way and we feel elated, free and at ease.
I love this quote from Abraham-Hicks: “Joy is a manifestation that indicates no resistance.”
My feelings of being stuck and lost are far from the feelings joy brings—I can see and feel the tightness and resistance to these feelings have brought to my days of late. What if we looked to joy as our purpose or assignment each day instead? Let’s drop any preconceived ideas that we should be anywhere else in our life but where we are right here and now. How does that feel? Do you feel any tightness or resistance?
It’s okay if there is, I have felt this lately and it’s nothing that we can’t shift. So, how do we shift from feeling anxious, stuck, lost and even frustrated because we decided that we haven’t yet reached our purpose in life?
It begins with joy.
What techniques can you cultivate into your days that bring you that feeling of joy? How does joy feel in your body? I know, as soon as I make the transition to a practice or a thought that brings me happiness, my body feels a sense of calm, ease and lightness. This lovely is what it’s all about. Elevating our vibration so we remain open to the possibilities that come our way, because when we are open we are ready to receive that which is amazing (i.e. our desires) and we deserve in this life.
So, next time you are feeling low, stuck and worried that you will never live out your desires, come back to this one word, JOY.
Joy is your purpose always, in the here and now and in the spaces between the now and then.
To find joy is to feel it—perhaps make a list of things that bring you joy; they can be practices or purely just thoughts.
Much joy to you beautiful,
PS- Let me know by commenting below if this resonates with you and how perhaps you have weaved your way through feelings of ‘stuckness’ in your life.