“Hummingbird darts lightly through the world, spreading its message of joy and beauty, and teaching us to appreciate the wonder and magic of everyday existence. Hummingbird brings the gift of joy. Learn to laugh and be happy.”
Are you connecting to Joy during your day?
So many individuals go through life on autopilot, causing them to miss out on the Joy that is wanting to fully express itself in their life journey. Connect to Joy within the next 30 days, as Emily Andrews shares a few simple yet outstanding intentions and affirmations to focus on weekly that will inspire more joy in your life.
Through experience, research, and Divine guidance, I have come to understand the impact our life force has upon designing the life you desire. When I refer to life force, I am referring to the all-that-is-you, your mindset, your physical state, your sense of spirituality, your self-esteem, and your emotional state. All these aspects of your life force impact that which you attract and allow into your life. The intention of this challenge is to help you create a life force that helps you manifest a state of joy, regardless of the exterior conditions. The irony in all of this is that once you allow yourself to be more joyful within your experiences, the more good (experiences and things you desire), joy, and peace will automatically enter your life.
Begin by setting an intention to experience more joy during the next 30 days.
Why 30 days? Psychologists report that 28 days on a focused activity are needed when establishing a new habit; this includes new attitudes, new outlooks, and new behaviors. So if you want to implement a positive change in your life, you need to make it a priority every day for at least four weeks. This rule for change applies to our life force, and it holds true to your manifesting a more blissful living.
How do I use this information? Spend a few minutes in the morning meditating and/or contemplating on the given intention for the week and read the affirmation several times a day throughout the week. This will help you shift your consciousness, which in turn creates successful changes. I also suggest that you practice the activities as often as possible. As time progresses you will find your positive thoughts and actions being more spontaneous and more supportive with your intentions for blissful living.
Week 1: Notice and expand the blessings in your life through gratitude.
Gratitude is powerful! It is a natural heart expander. It creates an expansion of blessings within your life, since it encourages the conscious and subconscious part of you to notice more of it. Conscious gratitude automatically draws more good to you. Regardless of how little or how much you have, there is always something to be grateful for. Gratitude can be found within all of our moments: gratitude can be found within the flower that blooms by your door step, the beautiful vase that may be sitting on your kitchen counter, and the blue sky above your head.
Affirmation: I am grateful for the blessings in my life. These blessings expand with my gratitude.
Activity: Start your morning and end your day thinking about three things and/or people you are grateful for. Make three attempts this week to intentionally tell someone how grateful you are for their efforts, love, and/or presence in your life.
Week 2: Releasing the old and opening up to the new, through forgiveness of thy self.
Unforgiveness towards another person, towards God, or toward one’s self is the most common root to physical illness and emotional discontentment. Complete forgiveness of one self is a great first step in inviting this powerful and healing energy into your life. It is a step into peace and better mental and physical health. By forgiving ourselves of past and current mistakes, we can open the doors for more joy to enter our life. When you work on forgiving yourself, you help release negative thoughts that are harbored within your mind and self perception.
Affirmation: I am letting go of self doubt and choosing to create more peaceful attitudes about myself and my experiences.
Activity: Change how you perceive your faults. Write at least five faults and by each fault write a more positive way to perceive the fault. Ex: I am a procrastinator, Positive Perception: I am open to Divine Timing.
Week 3: Schedule time for joy.
Joy has a powerful trajectory as it expands as you choose to intentionally experience it. You have to choose Joy, by taking steps that can enable you to experience it. If you don’t take time for Joy it will always elude you, just like if you don’t take time to exercise, Tight Buns will always elude you, too. The reality is, your body, mind, and soul need this emotion to function effectively. Every thought you think creates a cascade of bio-chemical changes in your body that are measurable. Joy is practical, since it creates bio-chemical changes in your brain that are beneficial for you. It increases serotonin, while reducing stress hormones, cortisol, and makes you sleep better. If you don’t have a good foundation for Joy in your life you may easily find yourself lacking its benefits. You have to give room for Joy in your life; it’s like fen-shui for your mind.
Affirmation: I value my Joy and I create time to experience it.
Activity: Write down a list of things that bring you joy, and for this week schedule some time to do them.
Week 4: Power of Joy in service.
This week we will focus on intentionally creating a smile, a sense of peace, laughter, and/or joy within another. The truth is that your commitment to helping others can change the world! Scientists have demonstrated that the number one thing that brings out true happiness in people all over the world is helping others feel good about themselves. Research shows that helping others relieves stress and depression and actually brings us joy. How we make others feel with our words and actions are a reflection of the kind of life we are choosing to have and how happy we will be. Our words and actions powerfully impact our self esteem and that of others.
Affirmation: Amazing opportunities are opening up for me to experience Joy through service.
Activity: Do an act of service and/or kindness every day day.
Final thoughts: Joy is possible for all of us. If you feel like you lack Joy in your life, choose to intentionally seek it and know that opportunities to make this happen will cross your path in Divine Order.
This is a condensed version of the 30 Day Challenge program that I offer free to the community. If you would like more information on this program please visit livingtoinspire.com. Join Emily every month as she shares messages on how the angels and archangels can help you to have a healthier and happier life. Emily answers reader’s questions by delivering messages and guidance from your guardian angels and archangels. To ask your Angels a question, attend one of Emily’s local events or email emily@LivingtoInspire.com