• The Future is NOW

    Happiness Recipe

    The Tao of Joy First, understand that you are already creating your life and contributing to how the world is. Like gravity, the laws of creation are functioning just as they are meant to. It is up to you to pay attention so you can consciously create what you want in your life and in the world. A recipe for living your best and happiest life. All you have to do is gather the ingredients, follow the recipe, and voila. There you are.  The foundation ingredients are Radical Trust, Pragmatism, Idealism, Magic, Playfulness, and an understanding of your Animating Current. I personally combine Magic, Radical Trust, Pragmatic Idealism, and Playfulness to Abiding…

  • Your eMotion is your Animating Current

    eMotion is Energy in Motion and is how you manifest what you want. Whatever you FEEL right now is what the universe will think you want more of. eMotion is your Animating Current “Thoughts that are oriented to the past and the future serve only to restrict and limit the amount of animating current that is available to vitalize your expression.” —Ken Carey I would say that if you dwell in the past, you stay in the past’s energetic manifestations. If you dwell on future wants, you push your desired manifestation away and instead manifest a state of not manifesting. Said another way, “someday,” “tomorrow,” “I want,” “I will” NEVER…

  • Allow the Magic

    Allow The Magic

    Did you know that it’s physically impossible to get angry, fret, stew, or worry by simply choosing to be joyful?  And that if you choose it often enough, it’s impossible to be broke, sick, lonely, or confused? Allow the Magic is about accepting that we are the Creator of Our Reality, whether we do it consciously or not. The goal is to not only be Conscious Creators but Master Creators. We are meant to Dance through life! “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” ~ Wayne Dyer I think it was Pam Grout that…

  • Pragmatic Idealist

    Pragmatic Idealist

    A Pragmatist accepts things as they are, not as they could or should be. A pragmatist is rooted in logic without attachment. An Idealist always expects the best possible outcome even when it seems unlikely and is rooted in emotion instead of logic. A Pragmatic Idealist blends these two seemingly opposing characteristics into a singularly effective Way of Being. “It Is What It Is” is a very pragmatic phrase and a handy phrase for a Pragmatic Idealist following the path of Joy. Your reaction to that phrase will also tell you a lot about yourself. An optimist sees it as a state of potentiality. “It is what it is” accepts the situation…

  • Allow the Magic

    Play is vital

    As an ingredient in the Tao of Joy Recipe, play is about how you move through your life more than a singular activity. If you have read and have an understanding of the other ingredients, this one will be easier for you to ‘get’. The value of play/playfulness cannot be overstated as a necessary ingredient for your happiness and success. The trick is to understand how it feels when you are engaged in play. It should be an all-consuming, peaceful, and happy feeling.  When you do the dishes, relax and just do the dishes. Don’t think about not liking to do the dishes. Don’t think about how long it is…