“Passion” isn’t sustainable

Linda Adsetts and The Group are here with their weekly Go for the Joy message. Enjoy!

Art of Possibility Studio Fabric  by George Mendoza
Art of Possibility Studio Fabric
by George Mendoza

 

As some of you may have figured out, I am involved with Access Consciousness. It has been an amazing addition to my tool box for my life. Access Consciousness is about being in the question and the founder of Access loves to research the original meaning of words pre 1946. Things I did not know; words are derived from quite different sources compared to what we accept as the norm, today.

I can hear the question- what does any of this have to do with passsion? Well, let me tell you about that.

I have an older dictionary.Today, I looked up the word passion. I wanted to confirm something that I heard Gary say on a recent telecall. My dictionary’s first description of the word passion refers to the suffering of Christ between the Last Supper and his death.

Mmmmm……so, do I really want to find my passion? Of course there are other meanings and they are all just as intense. Perhaps when we talk about a passion for something we are really trying to convey our love for it and our utter joy in the experience of being or doing something.

How about we find our joy? Joy is our guidance system. It can lead us down some different paths and to some pretty incredible experiences. Let’s face it, if we weren’t feeling at least a measure of joy, we wouldn’t continue to explore the many expressions that life has to offer us.

What would be the point in writing another word, painting another stroke, playing another note, discovering something new, creating something different never before seen or heard or felt if joy weren’t part of the equation? What would be the point in jumping out of an airplane or diving the depths of an ocean? I could go on and on but I won’t.

I will say this. “Passion” isn’t sustainable. We were not meant to live in sorrow. Joy, however, is constantly changing and shifting with us as we evolve. When one expression of art becomes same old, same old, the artist finds themselves teased into another expression. When a singer tires of a genre they find themselves needing to try something new and different.

How we discover joy is always shifting with us. That is why I like these two Access questions, that can be used no matter what is going on. How does it get better? What else is possible?

These questions place us within infinite possibilities. Where you are may be wonderful for the moment. Where you are may be deep in a pile of dung, for the moment. Ask the questions and find out what else is possible.

A little more joy perhaps or perhaps a whole lot more, that would utterly confound you if you only knew. A little mystery can be a good thing. The paths are many and varied that we take and where they lead…….well a little mystery can be a good thing. It keeps us putting one foot in front of the other.

Life holds a multitude of expressions for each of you. Those expressions are expanding your world-your world and ours and theirs. With each reaching for something more joyous, something that you perceive as being better you launch yourselves forward into the great unknown, the one full of infinite possibilities.

Be at peace with the moment where you find yourself, but also be willing to desire more for yourself, your family and your world. Without that grand wanting nothing will change. Peace will not be born upon your planet. Multitudes will not be fed or housed. Children will never know what else is possible, unless you ask, unless you are willing to ask-what else is there? What else is possible? What will it take to change things-to birth heaven upon earth?

Only your questions and yearnings will lead you down the paths that will reveal some answers-for the moment-until the next moment unfolds and so on and so on. It is a neverending unfolding and expanding that is occurring in the universes and you dear ones are at the heart of it all. Wowsers-you are magnificent! We know it and so shall you!

Go For The Joy
Linda and The Group

 

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Linda Adsetts is a  healer, medium, psychic reader, channeller and writer. She receives channelled guidance and inspiration from The Group, a gathering of spirit who teach that our souls’ path is best expressed when we come from a place of joy. You can read how Linda got started down this fascinating path here and on her website where she shares daily messages from The Group.

Join her each Friday on Bliss Habits for an inspiring take on each of the habits.

 

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More about today’s Art:

“Colors of the Wind”
Floral Abstract
in Yellow
by George Mendoza

Art of Possibility® Studios exclusively represents physically disabled artists via license to manufacturers interested in connecting with consumers on a meaningful level and with cause oriented programs at retail.
George Mendoza was born in New York City in 1955. At the age of 15 he was diagnosed with a rare, incurable, degenerative eye disease, fundis flavimaculatus. Effects of the disease caused him to loose all of his central vision and keep only a gray foggy
fringe of peripheral vision. In the center of his view he
sees what he calls “kaleiddoscope eyes”—intense and changing visual images of fiery suns, brightly burning eyes and colorful pinwheels. These spectacles almost never leave him, not even when he lays down in darkness to go to sleep.
A man of vision and courage, George went on to become a world-class runner, Olympic contender, author, and a motivational speaker to the youth and the
disabled in America. In 1993 he began to paint full-time. Ironically, Mendoza’s
paintings spring from Cardinal Directions
the loss of his eyesight and a very special vision that took its place. “Many years ago I was getting tired of the eye problems. The dancing colors would not leave me alone. I spoke to a priest at a Holy Cross Retreat. “Paint them”, he said, “make designs, pictures from them”.

This and other gorgeous George Mendoza Fabric is available in Cindy Morrow’s Etsy Shop.

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