People often ask me how I can be so joyful! Sometimes they get mad because I am joyful and in a light mood. When they know the challenge or hardship I am in, they don't understand how I can feel bright, hopeful or in a good mood. Joy is not generated by an outer circumstance. It can be but it is not the prerequisite. It is an energy field of highest vibration and you can create it and move through the world in that energy.
We are energy. When you truly get this and understand that, feel your own, realize how to play and be in it with awareness, the whole game changes. Most don't truly know what joy feels like or they don't feel it often and consider it more mental. They think joy or tell them selves they should be joy but their whole body is not in it. It is an emotion, energy moving, you can't think joy, you feel it. In our society that is all about "thinking", we miss so much wonder and great emotions. We are so busy thinking all the time that we don't truly embody ourselves and our lives. That is what understanding energy has taught me.
Once you feel your energy, know what relaxation, oxytocin, pleasure feel like in your body with awareness, it is easy to create. We know frustration, disappointment, anger, panic, stress too but not in awareness. We run about in mostly negative frantic states. As you get to sense these emotional states, this energy moving from a more detached state, then the game becomes to play with these energy vibrations. You notice, then shift. You have to have the body awareness of these. It is not the thinking but the being of them.
As you see it as energy and not yourself, you can play and shift it very easily. For example, music is a shaman healer and energy shifter. You know how if a song comes on it can quickly shift your energy. You will suddenly feel power or happy, maybe heartache or longing depending on the song. It powerfully brings in an emotional, energetic vibe that infects us. It is quick and really quite fun. Or maybe you are in a good mood and you go to the store and the cashier is mean, in negative energy. You walk out with it, "I can't believe they were like that". You have taken on their energy. Energy of emotions and thought states bombard us everywhere we go.
As you learn this, which I was so blessed to have great masters teach me this most incredible understanding, it is easier. It becomes a game to notice your energy and then gather tools to shift it quickly. I have studied and played with this for quite a bit so I have many tools of shifting myself. The yoga of living is not about taking an hour class. It is about starting your day in a good mood and then trying to keep it despite what occurs. It is a yoga, being in a witness or observing awareness. Once you understand and gather tools, it becomes quite like a habit. It takes observing, then doing something in a minute or two to recenter you back to the flow of joy.
It is the most powerful thing I have learned thus far. That is why I can be in joy so often and float about in giggle and lightness. I am aware of my energy and work to keep it high, clear and ready to face what comes. I get knocked into all the negative states like others, I just have awareness and tools, many tools to shift when I can. If one doesn't work, I keep trying them until I can raise out. It is a practice and I see it as playing. With unawareness, we tend to be low in a world full of strife and challenge. The larger energy is of panic and fear. To not be effected by this takes self awareness.
That is why I teach this, Tai Chi Health, Aharaj Yoga, energy and body understanding. We have not the correct understanding of the energy being that we are and how to work in it. We go about and others effect us unknowingly. We all know this, for we go out feeling good and sooner than later, we are no longer in happy. You can't put your finger on it because nothing negative happened to you. You picked up another's energy of feeling or thinking. We are fields and we blend so easily and quickly. We are just unaware.
Most are in their mind and its all the world teaches so they miss this presence, an embodying of self. Just because you think things doesn't make them true or cause action. You need the other parts of you, your body and your emotions. They work intricately to move about. When you understand the layer down effect, become aware, you can start to create habits to be in high emotion to move. Then as something else comes along, find ways to move past that and back to the emotional, physical energy you want. Mind won't do it. Mind is often off on a tangent while your body and emotions are on something else. We call it alignment of all bodies and then your are powerful.
I invite you to notice with awareness how this play of energy occurs. You can watch it take place. Emotions are very powerful and no one talks of them and how to work with them. It is the energy moving about us. Once you get an awareness of how this is moving, you can start to be in charge of your field. Not taking in others, not letting things effect you creating a really powerful position.
Life becomes a game and a magic dance to keep that joy with you. You need to remember what true joy feels like first. We learn so much about mind and it is not the mover. The body and emotions are. That is why we know what to do but don't do it. It is because we are not connecting the dots of all our pieces.
So to answer the question, why am I so joyful? I understand that I am a spirit in a body. I get that we are energy and as you understand and play with this, life becomes a richer experience. You really inhabit or "embody" your body, your emotions, your mind into real time of presence, not minding. You use your tools to shift when you get off track and it becomes much more easy to glide and flow. Presence, being, the power of now are all related to this. They are not found by being in the mind but embodying all of you. We have lost our awarenes of ourselves as mind, body, emotions and spirit intricately connecting and operating together.
You are energy flowing whether you understand, think or get it. It is what is. Once you open to understand your bodies, of emotion and mind, you begin to be able to be in charge, control and have fun with it. Then life becomes like magic and you play with it all. This is how true joy is generated and experienced often!
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