It’s a sacred gift that only you can give.
A gift for you.
Do What Makes You Happy
I don’t mean, “Only do what makes you happy” or “Do this at the expense of others.”
You Blog-Buddies are responsible folks. At least those of you I know personally (and that is a whole lot of you, between your blog comments and sessions and participation in workshops and, as of this year, interactions at my Facebook Group for Empath Empowerment Skills).
Being responsible, of course you do plenty of things to help others. In fact you may be super-responsible. How many YES answers will you score on the following checklist?
- Spiritually I keep growing every day, using my 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops.
- I do my best to be a good son or daughter.
- I do my best as a spouse or partner or boyfriend or girlfriend (or if I had that kind of relationship I would be doing my best).
- I am a good friend to others, giving and taking in the best balance possible.
- I participate honorably in every group that I belong to (for employment, religious affiliation, sports, educational pursuits, civic duties, etc.).
- As a neighbor I’m considerate and friendly as I can be, under the circumstances. Yes, I strive to use good manners.
- Politically I stay informed. Maybe I donate to causes that I believe in, or I contact my representatives in government. And I definitely keep educating myself to make my votes count.
- On a regular basis I volunteer or give to charity.
- Taking care of my health, I do my best to eat well.
- Regarding exercise, I likewise do the best I can.
Here is my completely unscientific ranking of how responsible you are, based on self-reporting in this Responsibility Quiz, given your number of Yes answers:
1-3. Still doing better than a slug.
4-5. Given the huge pressures on all human beings living now, in this newish Age of Awakening, you’re holding up remarkably well.
5-7. Amazing, by today’s standards.
8-10. Your awesomeness is awesome.
Dutiful Isn’t Enough, Though
For quality of life, you deserve better than doggedly doing dutiful.
For one thing, you’re not a dog. 😉 Even more than amazing canine pals, you have a fully human capacity for free will, imagination, self-reflection, and self-transformation.
I’m not knocking dutiful behavior any more than dogs. Responsibility and consideration are tremendously important values for a self-actualizing person; they also keep mattering after you cross the threshold into Enlightenment.
Only here’s what I have learned in 2015, learned more strongly than ever. I’ve learned this especially from helping clients with Thrill Your Soul Aura Research.
For anything that you might do today, there is a version of it that actually makes you happy. (Or at least makes you happier.)
Make Choices that Thrill Your Soul. Automatically…
Your Life Will Gain Joy
Blog-Buddies, for every one of the 10 points on today’s Responsibility Checklist, you have a choice.
You can do whatever that is in a way that is merely dutiful, even grim, possibly even resigned or martyrish.
Or you can find the fun in it.
Finding the fun is a skill that grows with practice.
And a whole lot of your daily activities may include far more possibility than you have been using.
About What You Eat, for Instance
Society would tell you these bizarre equations:
Food = Whether or not you get fat.
Food = Virtue.
Food = Proving that you are socially conscious or spiritually pure or whatever is the latest fad about “What a person should and shouldn’t eat.”
This year we had these two blog posts about the importance of eating what makes your body happy. Pretty counter-culture but here goes, if you’re curious:
- Aura Reading Five Proud Vegans. Is It Self-Starvation Made Trendy?
- Nutrition Is Personal. A Guest Post by TEHYA
Exercise that Can Make You Happier
You can find so many ways to move your body that count for exercise. In 2015, one of the most exciting health discoveries was the huge positive impact, day by day, of moving your body just a bit more. (Also known as avoiding sitting disease.)
As for official ways to work out, you might be amazed at the difference between something that supposedly is fun for you versus something that makes your soul happy.
This year I facilitated a session for JOE that included Thrill Your Soul Aura Research. Here are results from two different research items, as I remember them:
High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill, size: 1/8 inch. Shutdown.
High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill, quality. Yet again, pushing myself to “be a man” by playing an aggressive sport that involves swinging and hitting and smashing the ball. As usual, pushing myself to win. Then feeling awful about myself.
High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill, size: 50 feet.
High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill, quality: Joyful. Feeling liberated from the heaviness of life and all the rules. Free to move in my own way. No swimming laps, or pushing myself to swim extra hard, please!
You’re Free to Thrill Your Soul
On holidays, on everyday days, you can choose versions of EVERYTHING that make you happy.
Yes, one of the specialties of RES (Rosetree Energy Spirituality) is Thrill Your Soul Aura Research. This informs you about the impact on your auric energies of any choice. It can be fascinating to learn the reactions of your subconscious mind. Conscious ways of thinking about things do matter; they just leave out some of the most personal information about yourself.
JOE, for instance, proposed racketball as an exercise choice because he consciously thought it was best. Only later did he bring up swimming. “No pain, no gain” was a familiar notion to JOE’s conscious mind. Only this happened not to jibe with the needs of his own soul.
(Incidentally our research showed equally dismal impacts of racketball on JOE’S other chakra databanks, like the Root Chakra Databank for Making Money.)
Look for the Twinkle
What can you to do on your own, when it isn’t practical to book a session for aura reading research?
What if you haven’t learned yet how to do this sort of research for yourself, either?
Look for the twinkle in your eye.
Not by carrying around a mirror, either.
You know the expression told to children, “When you were just a twinkle in your father’s eye”?
Life turns us on, sometimes. Not just people. Activities. Swimming rather than racketball.
Well, pay attention to that aspect: The twinkle. That’s soul thrill.
More Freedom than You Thought?
On our Responsibility Quiz, how many of the questions had wiggle room for doing a soul thrill version of whatever that activity was?
All of them, I’d say, except for the part of Question #5 about “civic duties.” Serving on jury duty, for instance, might not strike you as delightful.
But even for that, as for all the other items on that Responsibility Quiz, remember:
Whatever the circumstances,
wherever you are,
whomever you’re with,
and whenever you are alone,
you can always find the fun in it.