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JOYDREAMING LIFE ART STUDIOS
...where LIFE is a dream and JOY is the purpose...
HAPPILY EVER NOW
WELCOME to Joydreaming Studios.
Joydreaming is a term that came to me quite naturally. In a waking dream, perhaps. An epiphany of condensed awareness wrapped up in one little word. "JOY".
A simple labeling of that which, if I dare to speak in such heartfelt massive terms, we live for ...and are.
I feel Joydreaming speaks for itself. We are all dreaming ALL of the time. Awake or asleep. Consciously or unconsciously. JOY is a GIFT, perceived through one's own Presence in any given moment.
We are very good at blocking it with all kinds of reasons. Truly there are no good reasons since blocking joy is, if radically put, a form of self abuse.
In my awareness, JOY includes just about every human feeling in it. That I was destined to be a JoyDreamer was a subtle but sudden memory. A memory of why I am here NOW on planet earth. It came to me through the realization that I am done with suffering. It came to me when I realized TRUE Compassion for my Self. I chose to JoyDreamHer. Me! I choose to Dream JOY into the world NOW. It's the only thing that makes sense to me.
JOY expands through sharing. If it PLEASES you, expose yourself, with me, to the infinite possibilites of JOY! Share with me those places that JOY lives with and inside you. Become a Self Realized Joydreamer!
(((photo credit ....Artist Lauren Holloway))) G R A T I T U D E
I S F O R L O V E R S
I am inspired by the following quote written by Rachel Naomi Remen from her book, “Kitchen Table Wisdom”:
Joy seems to be part of an unconditional wish to live, not holding back because life does not meet our preferences or expectations. Joy seems to be a function of the willingness to accept the whole and to show up to meet with whatever is there. It has a kind of invincibility that attachment to any particular outcome would deny us. The willingness to win, or lose, moves us out of an adversarial relationship to Life and into a powerful kind of Openness. From such a position, we can make a greater commitment to Life. Not only a pleasurable Life, or our idea of Life, but ALL Life. Joy seems more closely related to aliveness than to happiness. It seem more about trusting one’s ability take joy in the newness of the day and what it may bring.”
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