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October « 2008 « Empowerment With Joy

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

You can apply your hardworking focus to all areas of your life. Learning about energy and how to focus the energy technique that works specifically for you, can be useful not only at home but at work too. Learning how to focus your energy at one thing at a time and one task at a time is essential. By doing this you experience the moment completely. You focus on the task at hand and follow it to completion and always acknowledge the help of others in the creation process.
Remember life is energy. Let the positive energy of what you are creating work in your favor…Let your hardworking focus bring you the success that you deserve.

Explore Your Own Talent

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Whether you are aware of it or not you have a specific talent that can make this world a better place. When this is not explored and nutured you create a void in yourself and this planet.

Perhaps you are always looking at and admiring other people’s talents and think that you are void of talent. You might ask your friends what they think is your most overlooked talent or positive character trait. You will surprised by their positive answers and that can change your life for the better.

Continue to explore the riches that are just yours to express. Also, appreciate the gifts of those that are around you. Thank your co workers for thsir kindness. Express appreciation to those that greet you with a smile. Thank your friends that listen intently to what you need to share with them. Let them know that they make your world a better place.

Always continue to explore your own special unique gifts. These gifts are golden expressions that fill this world with light.

You Deseve To Be Confident

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Confidence is a quality that draws people to you. When you are confident your own personal light shines brightly. When you live your beliefs you do not have to persuade anyone about your life because you are living example of those beliefs.
You simply walk the talk and all others see this,,You can make a more positive impact upon the world because of your genuine nature.By confidently going in the direction of your hopes and dreams, you positively impact the world through osmosis. You make excellent choices when you know your boundaries, and realize that all your behaviors have consequences.These positive behaviors mulitplies as others model it. This can echo around the world…

Our Life Purpose

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Many of us know what our life purpose is, but it is up to us to fullfill it. Choosing to say,”yes” to your desired destiny is a decision that you make when you take action to make that choice your reality. There are the actions that must be taken before your destiny can truly manefest. You must take responsibility for your intentions and begin action with pure determined intention as well. You begin to follow your instincts and intuition as well as recognizing opportunities that are presented to you. You begin to recognize the decisions that do not serve your best interest and set them aside.Every creative act is an opportunity to bring you closer to your goals.

If you can remember that creating your own destiny is a choice. You will choose to have a positive outlook as you are manefesting your goals. It is empowering to know that you are choosing to free yourself from obstacles and challenges along the way.
You then look at life as an adventure. When stumbling blocks appear you view them as challenges along the way and you go with the flow of those challenging times. You are choosing your life’s purpose because you want to do this not because you have to do this and that is what makes all the difference…

True Selfless Service To Others

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

You may have thought for a long time about doing some community service and helping others. However, you might seem that you can never make the time or put out the effort to do so. The fact that you have the thought of helping others is a good start.Everything begins with thought. Your thoughts of compassion toward others expand greatly with your actions.

Selfless service is a way of your giving to others in a pure and unselfish way. Volunteering for some type of community service for a teen organization, or a senior center or any organization that needs you is a way to begin.
True selfless service is giving without expectation of anything in return. You release any expectations. Whatever arises is totally accepted. In true selfless service you let go of your needs. You are just guided by your own spririt of generosity. As you purely give from your heart, your inner knowing tells you that you learn so much from others.


Thursday, October 9th, 2008

The loss of anything we cherish can be overwhelming and heartbreaking for us. A large space that was filled in our lives becomes an empty abyss. The pain and void as well as feelings of separation and incompleteness can be in some cases too much to bear. While it is important to honor what we lost sometimes a loss can represent a new beginning. The Chinese word for ending is beginning… That is an interesting thing to ponder…

If you are seeking the good in a bad or horrific situation remember that you are not devaluaing what you have lost. You can never replace that! You are just surrendering to what life has offered you. You are surrendering to the fact that sometimes you have to let go and allow what is new to enter into the open spaces created by your losses. It is not easy but worth the effort and with the proper help you can not only honor what has left but create a new space in your heart. In this new space you welcome the new into your life with open thoughts, open heart, and a welcoming mind…

Stay Close With Your Friends

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

You know that as a good friend you want to be there for your friends. You intuitively know when to give them a hug or perhaps a helping hand. Being a good friend means being there when needed and giving support when there are setbacks in your friend’s lives.It is just as important to share the joys and milestones in our friend’s lives.

Who else but good friends and close family could share the happy times with us? Who else could make these times more joyous than our close friends and family? Who else can enhance our happiness? It is important to take time out of our busy schedules to join those we care about and share their happy times. Success and happiness could feel empty without sharing these moments. What fun it is to share in our victory dances with our friends.

Taking the time out of our busy schedules to honor our friend’s happy moments is a wonderful way to show them how much they mean to us. The next time that your friend asks you to be there at some special event, realize how honored you should be. The very act of asking you means that they think the world of you and want you with them to share their special moments. Sharing friendship and happiness is one of the joys in this life.

Joy’s Morning Stretch

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

It is important to stretch after a long night’s sleep. Your muscles can get cramped or tighten up during the night. By stretching you lengthen your muscles and prevent fatigue. The morning stretch has a powerful effect on your physical and emotional system. It is a wonderful way to greet the day!

Interlock your fingers

Stretch your arms straight above your head as you inhale

Brings your arms down as you exhale

Tighten your rear muscles and put your hands on the small of your back

Carefully arch backward

Slowly come up

With your arms stretched out overhead and your palms facing forward slowly bend forward as you wrap each hand around your opposite elbow and allow your head to dangle

Ease down further as you inhale and exhale

Slowly lift your body to original position

Stand with your feet apart and toes pointing outward

Place your hands on your waist and twist your torso from side to side

Come back to original position

Refer to the CD “The Joy of Relaxation”, by Joy Abrams

Yoga Benefits- Balasana

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Balasana suggests bowing or offering up all parts of yourself. In the West bowing is considered demeaning. However, in its original meaning this posture was considered to be an act of dignity. It expresses honoring all that is pure in the human condition. Inherent in the meaning of this posture is an attitude of devotion that is greater than the human condition.
This pose is a forward bend where your attention is drawn inward. Your eyes close and your forehead comes down as you do this posture. Your outer awareness turns inward toward your chest and you make contact with your heart center.
This is how you practice Balasana:

Come on your hands and your knees
Separate your knees wider than your hips
Keep your hips as low as possible as you walk your hands forward so that they stand out straight
Separate your fingers and let your hands touch the floor
Your head is facing downward
Inhale and exhale in this position ten times
Use your hands to slowly lift yourself up to original position

Check out Joy’s new CD “The Joy of Relaxation”