Law of Attraction Carnival – Joy

Welcome to the September 26th edition of the Law of Attraction Carnival. The topic of this edition is Joy. If you have spent any time at all studying the Law of Attraction you know that much of the information focuses on joy. Joy, it is said, is one of the most positively attractive vibrations that you can offer to the Universe. When you are feeling joy you are aligned with your desires, you are connected to Source, and you are drawing to you, things, people and events that are aligned with your desires.

Seems pretty straightforward, except for one thing. There is joy and then there is JOY. We have all experienced those fleeting moments of joy that bounce us up the emotional scale for a moment or a day or a week, only to find ourselves back down near our emotional set point when the moment has passed. This is joy. This is a feeling driven by external events. It is not powered from within but fueled from something outside. Because of that, its very nature is transient, temporary.

The other joy, the big JOY, the JOY that is powered from within, is not transient. It is, I believe, an expression of our true nature, an expression of our connection to Source moving through us. This JOY is not fueled by external circumstances. This JOY is independent of circumstances, events and things. When we are aligned with this JOY, what we have, who we are with and what is happening in the world around us are irrelevant.

Does this mean that the small joy is bad or that, as Deliberate Creators, we should seek to avoid the small joys and strive only for the big one? Absolutely not. For those small joys – the moments when we look into a lover’s eyes, or hear the innocent giggles of a baby, or step back and look with joy at a work of art we are creating – are moments that give us a taste of the big JOY. And each of those moments offers a potential doorway into the big JOY.

Yes, seek joy, step into the world following your guidance into relationships, places and situations that hold the promise of joy, but know that ultimately what you are seeking is the big JOY, the JOY that flows out from you into the world independent of anything around you.

So here then, are some entries from the blogosphere that focus on the topic of joy. Enjoy them. Pun intended. And see if you can begin noticing when you are experiencing joy and when you are experiencing JOY!

Dave Trager is right on in this entry: We came for the joy of expansion. That’s big JOY there, by the way!

At The Path of Power, Hieu Doan provides some good tips for integrating Visualization  into our lives. A very powerful process, as you become more proficient at visualizing, is to visualize JOY on a daily basis.

Raymond David Salas, at Zen Chill, has this entry on How to Be Irresistible. One of his tips is to Focus on what you love and enjoy. Yeah to that!

Over at the Glittering Muse, David Thomas has a wonderful entry about Wine as Life Shared. You can just feel the Joy swirling around in those glasses as he breathes in the aromas and lets those flavors awaken his taste buds. Ah, joy!

I’m going to pop one of my own entries into this Carnival as well. The article, Caution, Singing Driver or Tears of Joy Ahead, offers a personal look at the power of joy.

Bryan Flemming has this day-20 update on his Million Dollar Savings Club. Can’t you feel the joy as you count those dollars?

Kevin Chu at Smart Living for Smart people reminds us that setting goals will bring us great joy if we Don’t Wait Until it Hurts.

And finally, Alexander Becker, at WOW, inspires us to Leap Forward and Benefit from Nonlinear Growth. Leap on over to WOW right now and begin Leaping into JOY.

That’s it for this edition of the Law of Attraction Carnival. Our next edition will be out on October 10th. If you would like to submit an entry for an upcoming edition, please view the submission guidelines on the Law of Attraction Carnival homepage and then head on over to the blogcarnival site to submit your entry.

Until next time, enJOY!

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      3 Responses to “Law of Attraction Carnival – Joy”

      1. Edward Mills on September 27th, 2006 11:29 am

        Hi Alexander

        Thanks for the comment. Yes, I feel that the potential power of blog carnivals is, in many cases, being wasted. Just sticking up a list of entries seems to defeat the purpose of giving visitors some insight into what they are going to get when they go read the submissions.

        As with everything, this carnival is evolving. I hope that as it matures, I will be able to weave the article more fully into the entries, or vice versa.

        Thanks also for your great submission in this edition.

        Warm regards

      2. Evolving Times » Law of Attraction Carnival #23: Joy on July 24th, 2007 1:17 pm

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      3. Anthony Treas on February 14th, 2008 12:22 pm

        I liked what you had to say about JOY. It is a great reminder how powerful it is to be in a JOYfull state, and by focusing on those things that bring us joy will help in bringing more JOY into our lives.

        Thank you.

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