The Power of Joy
I was touched by many beautiful insights, which have shattered many misunderstandings and opened up to new perceptions and points of view on how I relate with existence. There is one particular event I like to share with you:
After a few hours walking in a sacred temple with members of the team, while I was immersed in a prayerful space, a wind shook my perception of my inner and outer environment. Suddenly everything fake showed itself with such clarity; the way I act, I speak, I move, I think… and the way others show themselves, how they speak, how they think… It was in some way unbearable to see, to feel the depth of lies we all project consciously or unconsciously.
To realize how we construct our life, our relations, our work from lies just to avoid changes that truth asks us to make.
To see that we prefer to stay in the lies of social, religious conditioning because we are afraid to stand alone if we live from truth.
To feel the lies we create in relationships just to be accepted and so-called loved by the other. It was painful to sense the fear we all have to be in harmony with truth.
I didn’t know how to respond to all the lies exploding like a volcano inside of me. At first, I totally cut off from the people around me because I didn’t want to feel their fakeness. Then I got angry at myself, at others and even to the wind for showing me all these lies while I was just in such peaceful state!It became really fiery inside of me. I was mixed up between crying or screaming. There was no place to run away to. Whatever I would do, the lies would stay brightly exposed. Because I was in a temple, there was no possibility to make a tantrum, the only way was to keep silent, so I did.
At some point, I arrived in a place where the wind again shook my entire being. I heard: “The only way to dismantle a lie is with Joy, not with judgment.” Was it the clouds, the birds, the sun speaking? I have no idea. I just know that the sentence blew away everything in me. I was left in a total empty state, no thought, no emotion, no movement. A waterfall of Joy came washing all the judgments in me. I could see, feel, sense my inner and outer world from a new state. The lies were still there, but I could see them through a heart radiating Joy, and this changed my whole response to them. An inner intuitive intelligence woke up which could respond to the lies with such compassion, creative and transformative insights.
Yes, we do entertain many lies. We involve a lot of vital energy into them, but now I know how to dismantle them with Joy, instead of approaching them with a fight born out of judgment. It has a tremendous impact on my relating with myself and others.
At the moment, I am preparing to start the year process of the Path of Awakening in The Netherlands. I have to giggle inside every time new insights come up from the Land of Joy which has revealed itself to me in this precious temple in Peru.
I am impatient to share with you all these new insights because I am aware of the benefit of their powerful energy of reshaping our way of living. Living in Truth starts by accepting the lies with Joy. From there a process of transformation takes place which opens a foundation for love and consciousness to shine within us…
Our next two retreats are almost fully booked, but we have few places for the ones of you who would like to open themselves to Joy and Truth.
With love and a joyful prayer of gratitude,
ARTWORK: TASHI MANNOX
Laughing at the Face of the Stupidity
“Blue represents emptiness. Through taming your mind you may attain insight to find liberation from ignorance.
Ignorance is the root of the remaining four emotions described in this set:
Anger, Attachment, Pride and Jealousy.
This is the freedom of wisdom, symbolised here by the bud of potential.”
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