Living in joy looks different for each of us. I can think of many times in my life when I did not think this was even possible for me. It can be so easy to find reasons that support the belief that joy is not possible for us. Yet, the truth is that joy, or any other positive feeling/state exists as a possiblity in each moment. Knowing what joy looks like for you in your life, what brings you joy is a great place to start.
That is always one of the keys to changing your experience – knowing what you want and focusing on that. Journalling is a great way to explore this. Once you get in the flow of writing you may be surprised as to some of the things that bring you joy and the ways joy can be expressed in your life.
One way to explain the feeling/state of joy is as a neural pathway in your brain. If you use neural pathways a lot, they become easier to access, more like major highways than overgrown paths. So, if you haven’t been experiencing a lot of joy in your life, it may take some practice and reforming of that pathway. Journalling is a great way to do that, because it allows you to tap into the feelings of that regardless of any other factors.
Journalling is one of the tools that I use with clients to assist them to experience more joy, or whatever else they are wanting to experience in their life. Guided visualisation is another powerful tool to create change. At times, there is a need to release and heal old emotions so as you can experience more joy, or more of what you desire to be experiencing.
There are times when it works well to work through things on your own and at other times, assistance can make a real difference. I know in my own life that working through everything alone can be the hard path and getting support has assisted me to move through things much faster. If you are in a place where you would like some assistance to heal your past and create more of what you do want in your life, I’d love to make a time to speak with you. You are welcome to contact me using the contact form.
Katherine Amber Murray