Riotous joy is not hypey nor does it necessarily look like ‘happy’, it’s a deep abiding sense of all being well (based on what is absolutely true, not on wishful thinking or intellectual concepts) no matter how choppy the waters we are currently sailing. This is the way of feminine feeling, go deep or go home. It unchains creativity and keeps us looking inward to our dynamic inner resources rather than into the abyss of the ‘what ifs’ and ‘if onlys’ of our circumstances. Riotous joy is always there just underneath the canopy of personal story.
When we get emotionally unsettled we may mistakenly think those feelings are coming from our actual circumstances but it is an illusion, a very real feeling one, but still an illusion. We are in fact panicking ourselves unwittingly, we generate the thoughts of panic due to resisting our conditioning and then experience them as, you guessed it, panicky. It happens so quickly that we assume quite understandably, that the panic is coming at us from elsewhere. Of course if we were to really question that assumption it wouldn’t stack up. But with no ‘plausible’ explanation it feels like certain circumstances do have the ability to cause us great anxiety.
But when we do have, not only a plausible explanation, but a true one based on the understanding of how we create our experience of life from within out, we start to see we are always living in the experience of our essential feminine functioning and nothing else.
When we begin to catch this revelation at a cellular level, we start to see a separation between us, our thinking and our circumstances which fosters hope. It doesn’t feel so scary to have whatever emotional experience we’re having. This allows us to relax into our natural feminine essence, even if just a little, when going through emotional turbulence knowing that when our head clears a bit, or a lot, we’ll be in sync with creative intelligence. This is how the the system is designed to operate. Soon sitting with emotional turbulence becomes no big deal (mostly) and even a true joy in and of itself.
We do have a responsibility and daily opportunity to reorient back to, and release joy. When I say ‘responsibility’ I’m not saying this is something that ‘should be done’. I use responsibility to describe an inherent feature of design e.g. a chair has a responsibility to bear the weight of someone sitting on it, it is inherent in the function of its design.
Of course we can be deliberate about making time for the activities and relationships that allow us to be and experience joy. With a deeper realisation though, we may notice ourselves moving that way without thinking about it because it is one of the most natural forms of regenerative and emotional self-care.
We are free to release our joy whenever we choose to, it is not affected by or determined by external events. On the contrary it has a way of affecting them.
Radiating joy is an inherent feature of our design which gracefully taps into an intelligent and universal system of provision (wisdom, knowledge, insight) designed to meet all human need.
We don’t have to try and be joyous. We can have whatever emotional experience we’re having. When we keep moving through it without adding in more story, but simply keep feeling, the joy-stop is where we land.
Enjoy the ride. (And you can always listen to this on or off the odd emotional rollercoaster.)