Sunday, July 08, 2001
the happy man is usually healthy and fortunate. The
world says he is happy because
he is healthy and fortunate;
but the truth is he is healthy
and fortunate because he is
happy, because a spiritual law
is obeyed." -
"The Runner's Bible" by Nora Holm
How often do we
convince ourselves that Life is not a thing of Joy? How often do
we let the frustrations, anxiety and doubts create feelings that somehow
the Joy of Life escapes us? Joy is not elusive. It cannot be
for Joy is an attribute of Spirit. Joy is always with us but we
must align ourselves with the Divine Urge to reflect it. Joy, like
Love, Harmony, Peace and Wisdom are within each and everyone of us and
we have the ability to call It forth, on demand. But, we must be
willing to turn from whatever it is that is disturbing us, to allow Joy
to erupt from within us.
It does not matter what we may be temporarily experiencing, Joy can lift
us out of it! We must understand that where we are, whatever
experience we are in, be it sickness, sadness, loneliness, unemployed or
struggling financially, these are but the beginning not the end. A
beginning of demonstrating triumphant victory, an opportunity to glorify
strength is made perfect in thy weakness."
As we begin to feel the Joy of prosperity our financial struggles start
to dissolve. As we begin to feel the Joy of radiant health, our
sickness starts to pass away. As we begin to feel the Joy of
loving companionship, our loneliness comes to an end. "I
am the Lord thy God, ... Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
This is the 1st
Commandment and it is very clear. What are we giving our attention
to? God or something else? Joy is a perfectly natural way of
feeling.... no matter what .. because we know that nothing
and no thing as the power to take our Joy away because Joy is of God,
and God Is all there Is, everything unlike God can never be the truth,
no matter how overwhelming it may appear.
This morning I was driving in Los Angeles and I saw a sign for a local
bank that read, "What is better than money? More Money."
This is the consciousness of so many people and is just so much
nonsense. Millions are spent on the lotteries and games of chance
as people look to money as the end-all of happiness, security and joy.
And if we aren't looking for money to give us the feeling of Joy, many
of us look to other people. We are looking for Joy in the wrong
things. Neither money nor other people can give us real Joy,
lasting Joy, the Joy that erupts within us with grace and ease,
beautifully and naturally. And yes, we do require money and
people are very important, but we can only get Joy from that which Is
Joy - God. God Is the Joy of knowing that "Life
Is Good - All The Time,"
whether we have lots of money or a little, whether we are surrounded by
people or alone. Divine
Joy can "move the mountains" of fear, worry, debt and
fret, for It Is God!
So It Is!
Letting Love use me
in Its own Good Way,