Joy is Not a Destination

After many years of letting my fitness become a lower priority in my life, I decided last year to join a gym and begin my fitness journey. Knowing that I needed to break my thinking patterns and learning about gym equipment, I hired a trainer. With every day I walked into the gym, I felt like a weakling, but I dedicated myself never to make excuses and push my body to see what I was capable of. With every session I walked out of the gym exhausted and there was never a day when my entire body never hurt from sore muscles.

Then one day it happened. I was standing in front of a mirror washing my hands and I noticed what I thought to be a bruise. When I touched the bruise, I noticed it was in fact… a muscle! I had finally developed ONE MUSCLE! The joy in my heart was so magnified that it created such a light in my spirit. One tiny muscle definition made me feel empowered and pushed me into wanting to do more and more until I began seeing more of my fitness goals come into fruition.

Whether you are on a journey into your fitness goals, your career goals, or your personal growth, you must realize the joy is in the journey… not the destination. You are creating your joy with every thought you have and with every emotion you feel throughout the day. If you feel pride, then your joy shines. If you feel sorrow, then your anxiety and sadness tends to become magnified. Learn to appreciate your life journey and become your greatest advocate. You don’t need to feel separated from your joy because you feel time or space is keeping you from it. Realize that your emotion can be heightened in your journey at ANY point in your day. It is a choice. Joy is not a destination… it is a journey.

“The love and joy you seek through the creation of your soul need not be separated through the illusion of time, space, or other souls. For that which you have created and that which I have chosen for you are already done… they are complete. Your role as a co-creator in your journey through life is to realize nothing will separate you from those gifts I have created with you, except through your perception of separateness. The moment you place your joy on a future time is when you are convincing yourself of an illusion, that you will never claim that which you desire to experience in your life. For time does not exist. So telling yourself you will be joyous “later” or have the experience of love through something you desire at another time, only tells your self that you grant yourself not the permission to receive that which has already been created for you.

Time is not the culprit rather the excuse as to why you chose not to receive that which was created for you. Realize you have the power to create in an instant, so how can time be measured as a tool to separate yourself from God rather than a moment in which to connect and create love. Listen to how you speak of that dream you desire to see manifested. Take notice of the excuses you have created to believe an illusion that you are separate from that dream. Do you use time to keep yourself from claiming that which is rightfully yours?

In your particular dream my child you have only to claim that which you desire by speaking so clearly of its existence in your life, that the illusion of separateness is replaced with the reality of oneness. For in your quest to create your grandest vision, you realized the darkness within your soul needed to be replaced with the light of truth. Of my truth.”

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