Have you ever had the following experience?
You’re outside in some capacity and this overwhelming feeling of bliss comes over you. It’s like a calling card to your consciousness where you have a deep sense of *knowing* this moment. It’s harkening to you and it comes forward as a place you know is meant for you…where you can step into your life and align fully.
I’ve had glimpses of it throughout my life. It feels like something on the tip of my tongue that I can feel …but not express fully.
Have you felt this before yourself?
It’s more than simply about geography—it’s an embedded place of joy within.
It may seem fleeting yet I’ve often wondered if these moments are glimpses of time collapsing and a remembering of what we’ve experienced or if it’s an internal homing device to our right path. Perhaps both.
What I have noticed is that these moments of recognized joy are when my mind is completely unattached from my thoughts and I’m enjoying the beauty of life. Sometimes, I’ve been in my car stopped at the stoplight when these moments occur!
What this says to me is that a relinquishing of thoughts (of ego) and a presence is needed to feel these moments. And these moments tend to light me up for days…they are extremely powerful and energetic.
How do you string these “joy moments” together and create a life of meaning that speaks to you?
Certainly color can assist as research has shown that color brings energy and joy.
A perfect example is what Ingrid Fetell Lee shares in her book, Joyful, about Tirania, the capital of Albania. The city was considered “dead” and after then-mayor (and artist) Edi Rama painted a few buildings bright colors of red, orange and turquoise, something strange started to happen. The city came alive! People started to sit outside in cafes and talk to one another, shopkeepers removed the metal bars from their windows and littered streets became a thing of the past. A city that was once considered trash became a treasure to its occupants…all due to color.
The key takeaway is to make a few changes using the energy of color to transform your physical, mental and spiritual environment.
Unfortunately many of us may feel chromavulnerable about using color in our lives. I’ve heard from many of you that you’re not “into” colorful interiors or wardrobes. I get that.
There are billions of colors available to you…pick one or two. :) But don’t be afraid to pick some colors, even if they slightly scare you. In small doses, color’s transformative effects are powerful.
Select colors that make you smile or that you know carry a specific meaning you’re trying to manifest. Yellow is often associated with joy but that may not be your joyful color. Find yours.
What are some steps that you can take to bring more meaning and joy into your life?
Here’s 3 tips for helping you align your mind, body and spirit to create more moments of joy.
Most importantly, when you enact these three ways of joy-creation, it opens up the space for you to listen to your inner wisdom and the whisperings of your soul—the truest path to Divine Joy.