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Juliet Martine Where Is The Joy?This morning I awoke and thought of all the things I needed to do today. Meditate. Journal. Get up, have shower, make bed. Get stuck into writing my program ‘Everything You Want and Need to Know About Manifesting’. See clients. Do grocery shopping. Go to yoga. Clean the house. Take out the rubbish. Pay bills. Get office organized. Answer emails. Pick up my daughter from school. Get dinner sorted. Put on a load of washing. Return phone calls. By the time I’d finished mentally reviewing the list of everything I needed to do, I found my energy had dropped and I was feeling heavy, tired and a general sense of lackluster.

Whilst I love my work, it felt like the day had no light in it. It felt like I had no light shining within me. I was setting myself up to do what I wanted to do, but I wasn’t feeling the joy. And then it hit me. Where is the joy? Where is the joy in my day? Where is the joy in my life?

All too often our lives can become overrun with all the things we need to do and get done. All the things that demand our attention and insist on taking priority. All the things we need to address in order to keep the wheels turning in our lives. Or spinning. And yet where is the joy in that? Where is the light? Where is the fun? Is it just a tiny order placed on the side of life next to the main dish called ‘work’? Or should we perhaps be moving it on to the main plate and serving it up to ourselves to balance out the meal with great lashings of deliciousness?

What Brings YOU Joy?

Where is the joy in your life? What brings the light into your day? Where is your fun-ny bone connecting up to the rest of you and the way you show up in the world? I thought I had lots of joy in my life, and I do. But I when I asked myself this question this morning as I was running through my ‘to do’ list, I realized that heaviness had crept in and I hadn’t given myself permission to really give weight to the joy in my life and to dream this in fully. I looked at my intentions and what I have been dreaming myself to experience over the rest of my life, and the light of fun and joy and jubilation wasn’t shining quite as brightly off the pages of my dreaming book as I knew I was capable of experiencing it.

What is it that brings us joy? What is it that makes us light up from the inside out? What is it that brings a smile to our face and activates the life force within us to turn up a few notches and radiate throughout our being?

We tend to think of having fun as being child’s play. And it is. But if we don’t nurture our inner child, we simply grow up too fast and whither and die. Giving ourselves permission to play and have fun is what this lifetime is for. It’s the balancing factor, the pay off for all the hard work that we do. Its what makes us sing from the inside out and causes us to spread with contagion the radiant glow of our soul.

You Are Here To Shine With Joy!

We are here to shine our light in this world by having fun. Fun generates joy. Joy generates light. Like in the movie Monster’s Inc, joy, fun, laughter is more powerful and generates more energy and light than anything else. It connects us with our soul, with our inner light, with our Divine Essence, and brings us into a place of oneness with the world. When we’re having fun, when we’re feeling the joy, all is right in our world and we feel a sense of reprieve from all the woes.

So where is the joy in your life? Where is that all important ingredient that brings the balance into all the efforts that you fill your life and waking moments with? Is it all hard work? Or are you having fun and filled with joy?
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