Joy was not on my mind when I called to cancel my subscription to Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Newsletter. They accepted my cancellation and sent me one of her lectures, a CD called “The Power of Joy”
I am grateful for this gift.
Dr. Northrup says we do not trust JOY and that is a challenge for us mortal beings. Delight is how we exhibit JOY and if we would just change our mindset from “Something is inherently wrong with my body and my health” to fully living our moment to moments with JOY we would truly have health.
JOY is a healing substance. It changes nearly every cell in our body, changes our metabolism, ignites the healing hormones, stimulates one’s CHI, and creates success and energy. Instantly.
I have listened to this CD 2 times now and I am sure I will listen to it a number of more times, because there is so much good humor, storytelling and JOY in this lecture, it deserves more listening.
My favorite quotes from the CD:
– “Life on earth is sexually transmitted and it is meant to be joyful.”
– “Everyone is going to die but not everyone is going to live.”
– “We have an addiction to suffering. If it is not fun at the beginning it only gets worse.”
– “We are who our higher self wanted to experience.”
– “We use the language of PAIN to describe our feelings of JOY.”
Dr. Northrup’s 10 steps to healing with JOY, without all the humorous stories and definitions attached:
#1. JOY is a deliberate choice; an inside decision
#2. JOY takes practice and discipline. This is because our entire culture is based upon fear and negativism.
#3. JOY is not about avoiding challenge, risk and problems. The contrast is necessary for JOY matches the depth of sorrow.
#4. You must follow a JOYous lifestyle in order to build up a residual of joy
#5. Choose JOYous entertainment. Lighten up what is serious.
#6. Become Media Savvy. Laugh at what is made up to play into your fear.
#7. Chose JOYous and affirming company. Like and find JOY in yourself – be your own best company.
#8. Affirm JOY with words. “Words are the most powerful medicine (drugs) used by mankind” Rudyard Kipling
#9. Let yourself be excited. Tell someone about your JOY.
#10. Cultivate a relationship with the Divine (the Source). Happiness is NOW.
Dr. Northrup’s newest newsletter is about her 84 year old Mother’s climb to the base camp of Mt. Everest and about the Dalai Lama’s questions about healing and ultimate health activating some great new research. One can find her list of speaking engagements too.
This CD has greatly enhanced my healing practices and turned up the volume of JOY for me.
JOY, is it in on your medicine shelf or hidden away in a drawer? How do you practice JOY?
Would you rather there be a magic pill than change your mind? How do we counterbalance our negative thinking with JOY? Open to all suggestions and comments and excited about what you have to say.