The purpose of my blog this week is to bring laughter, joy and happiness into everyone’s life.
I just learned a fun exercise from Sonia Choquette during her recent interview on Joy Radio. Want to give it a try? Think about your intentions you want to create. Place your hand on your heart, ground yourself by focusing on your surroundings and breathe. As you connect with your heart, state your intentions out loud, prefaced by the three words below.
Can you feel it? Remember, the heart doesn’t lie.
When the body bows in worship; the heart is a temple.
The bluebird is my favorite bird.
Every year around spring these beautiful creatures arrive
in my backyard and build their nest in their weathered home.
Filled with joy, I grab my camera and click away.
This is one of my all-time favorite shots. It speaks volumes.
Did you know that the keynote words for bluebirds are modesty, unassuming, confidence and happiness?
“The bluebird is symbolic of a passage, a time of movement into another level of being. It is a connection to human fertility and a new confidence and happiness coming into your own.” *
“Bluebirds homes front entrances face south, the direction for awakening the inner child.”*
If a bluebird comes into your life, look for opportunities to touch the joyful aspects of yourself you may have lost touch with and take time to enjoy yourself.
Also, the color blue is associated with the throat chakra, creative expression.
Wishing all joy and happiness today and every day of your life.
* ANIMAL-SPEAK , by Ted Andrews. (If you love animals, I highly recommend picking up this book.)
PHOTOGRAPHY by pattie welek hall.
I am so excited to share some of Joy Radio’s outstanding guests scheduled for 2013. You just may want to mark your calendars!
(All shows are scheduled for Wednesdays, 11 a.m., ET, unless noted below.)
Deb Mangolt, Lynne Everett and Julie Smethurst, co-authors of Drink Wine and Giggle- 101 ways girlfriends can connect, have fun and be inspired.
March 6 – 12:30 p.m., EST
Sonia Choquette, International bestselling Hay House Author, Spiritual Teacher, and Distinguished Intuitive Advisor. Sonia’s books have sold over a million copies worldwide including her NY Times Bestseller The Answer Is Simple…. Love Yourself, and Live Your Spirit.
Steve Piacente, author of Bella and Bootlicker.
Mary Alice Monroe, also published as Mary Alice Kruesi, is a New York Times best-selling fiction writer. Many of her novels deal with environmental issues. We will be discussing her novel Beach House Memories that refers to the plight of injured sea turtles.
Dr. Eric Pearl, The Reconnection founder has been featured in top media including Dr. Oz, CNN and The New York Times; he has presented at leading venues including the United Nations and Madison Square Garden; and his internationally bestselling book The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself, now in more than 36 languages, has been endorsed by notables including Deepak Chopra, MD and Wayne Dyer, PhD.
Jackie Lapin, world leader in educating, mentoring and coaching people on Practical Conscious Creation. Her newest book, Practical Conscious Creation: Daily Techniques for Manifest Your Desires (Findhorn Press) follows on the heals of her Amazon.com No. 1 bestseller The Art of Conscious Creation, How You Can Transform the World.
Mary Alice Monroe, returns to talk about The Summer Girls to be released on July 2, 2013. Mary Alice is a New York Times best-selling fiction writer.
Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List, released July 30, 2013.
We are all interconnected… across the centuries… across time and space. The wolf we feed affects the whole. In my heart of hearts I believe humanity is shifting into the energy of wolf number two.
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 “wolves” inside us all.
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Bottom image by Joel Sartore
We all have a special way of connecting to our heart. Thirty-eight years ago I sat in meditation for the first time. At first it was hard trying to quiet the chatter of my monkey mind but with time, peace came. Today it is an integral part of my daily life.
How about you? What practice do you have that takes you to the depth of your soul, recharges your spirit and helps you find the joy within?