The Importance of Cultivating Joy and Being Appreciative

Being able to tap into pure joy and being appreciative of what we have are spiritual tenets. The more we cultivate joy, the easier it is to tap into, and the more we are appreciative of what we have, more of the same will come into our sphere.

Modern society has become so caught up in wanting more, and most of the time we are running around so busy that we have lost our ability to feel joy and to appreciate the things that we have. However, this Shift is bringing with it impulses to cultivate joy and be appreciative, and so many of us are now realizing the importance of being joyful and appreciative and are turning away from drama, negativity, and continuous activity and becoming more thankful for the little things in life. Appreciation, joy, and gladness are even biblical premises.

I once read something a little girl wrote about joy and being “glad” that stayed with me. Her father had died and her mother remarried a pastor. Her stepfather treated her and her mother lovingly, and she recalled him saying that the word glad was in the Bible about nine hundred times. So this is what he had based his life and ministry on—being and living the tenets of gladness. He believed that God wants us to be glad and happy. We can live in gladness when we feel appreciative and express joy and happiness and all other attitudes that align with these precepts. Being grateful for opportunities and the small and large gifts God or the Universe has bestowed upon us is what embracing the Abundance Paradigm is all about.

We can be glad that something has transpired and appreciate being healthy and happy and having a family. We can appreciate living in a safe environment, be glad we have a job, and feel delighted to have healthy children. If we have lost our job, we can appreciate that we can relax for a while or see it as an opportunity to find a more suitable position, or maybe find one with less stress.

Although overcoming situations like these above examples would seem a big stretch for anyone who has experienced any life-altering situation or recently lost a job, as it certainly would be for me, it is always important to attempt to reach for some sort of appreciation, despite our circumstances. We can give thanks that we are still healthy so that when a job does turn up, we can accept it. We can also be glad that we have a working car or live near transportation that could take us to any job. Being appreciative, happy, or joyful (all aspects of glad) anchors in our appreciation of that vibration and keeps happiness and abundance directed toward us.

© Rosemary McCarthy, October 2016

This article is based on and an extension to the sub-section “Joy, Appreciation, and Abundance” which is part of the “Abundance” section of chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance.

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Below is a peek into a few other concepts in the book:

Improving our attitudes helps change the world, as every shift it attitude affects the vibration of the Planet as a whole. (Introduction)

Our capacity to love others is in direct relationship to how much we love ourselves. (Chapter 3, What We Can Do About It)

Our Relationships are Pre-set Soul Contracts: The highest purpose of our relationships is to work out our unconscious influences: our fears, neediness, vulnerabilities, misperceptions, and false notions about love. (Chapter 5, Relationships)

We are not exercising true free will if we live under the tutelage of unconscious influences. (Chapter 6, Words, Symbols, Rituals, Concepts, Prayers).

We can reconcile our apparent relationship with extra-terrestrials with our belief systems. (Chapter 7, Science).

The electromagnetic fields we create from our heart chakras are at least forty times stronger than those created from our brains. (Chapter 8, Health and Healing; Death and Dying).

Our need to reconcile what we put upon the Indigenous peoples is in direct relationship to our countrys’ successful advancements. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance)

This Shift and Ascension is bringing with it the impetus for sharing and equality for all―including the distribution of the earth’s resources so that all may live in comfort. (Chapter 9, The Planet and Abundance).

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