So here’s the thing: You can’t really leverage Law of Attraction if you don’t have a relationship with joy. And joy is a vibrational match to well-being. So the relationship between joy and well-being is a really important one.
I’m going to share nine affirmations about joy from the The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards. Each quote I’ve selected makes the connection between joy, well-being, and the Law of Attraction.
My intention is to deepen your relationship with joy, and by doing so, help you connect with the well-being that is rightfully yours. Quite simply: I hope one of the affirmations I share will lead to more joy and well-being in your life.
The first affirmation is: “My purpose in life is joy.” And Abraham goes on to say:
“The basis of your life is freedom; the purpose of your life is joy. You are free to choose new avenues for you…and in your joyous growth, you will add to the experience of All-That-Is.” —The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards
Let’s start with the basis of your life is freedom. By that Abraham means no one else can think your thoughts. And since your thoughts create your reality, you have absolute freedom to create the reality you want.
Here’s the big question: What would be different about the new reality you create if you were to truly embrace the purpose of your life is joy? What new thoughts would you think? What old beliefs would you let go?
Here’s the next affirmation: “The measure of my success is my joy.” And Abraham goes on to say:
“The amount of joy you have allowed yourself to experience is the greatest indicator of your allowance of Energy and success. Whenever you are feeling good, you are an enormous (successful) contributor.” —The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards
How many of us are trying to untangle a definition of success that is not about joy and just doesn’t really work?
A definition of success we adopted without much self-reflection or because of how our lives would appear on the outside.
Or society’s definition of success or your parents or next door neighbor.
I imagine few of us grew up with joy being touted as the measure of success. That’s simply not what most of us were taught or what was modeled for us.
But what if you changed all that, starting right now? What if from this moment on you fully embraced that your joy is evidence of your success? Do you consider feeling good an important contribution to the energy of the world? I do!
The next affirmation: “First, I seek joy, and all else follows.” Abraham goes on to say:
“Since your feeling of joy is your indication of your connection with your Source, once you have achieved joy, you have achieved connection with your Source. And under those circumstances, all that is good follows.” —The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards
- Are you seeking joy and trusting all the good will follow?
- Or are you feeling stressed and trying to make things happen?
When you feel good, you’re connected to Source. When you feel bad, you are disconnected from Source. And you will attract circumstances, people, events, situations, and things into your life according to this connection or disconnection.
So seek joy first—achieve joy—so all the good can find you.
The next affirmation: “I choose my unique path to joy.” Abraham goes on to say:
“No one can create in your experience, for no one can control where you direct your thought. On the path to your happiness, you will discover all you want to be, do, or have.” —The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards
Only you know what brings you joy because only you feel your feelings.
What brings you joy is different from what brings me joy. So you can’t look around to see what everyone else is doing and simply do the same. That is not your unique path to joy.
Now, you can certainly look at what others are doing to see what sparks your own interest, your own curiosity. But the best way to find your own path is to feel your way. To feel your way guided by your joy.
When you prioritize feeling good, when you experience elevated emotions on a regular basis, when you achieve joy, that’s when you will discover all you want to be, do, or have.
The next affirmation: “Through the corridor of my joy is the pathway to my desire.” Abraham goes on:
“Most say, ‘When I get that, I will be joyful.’ But you must be joyful first—you must start with the determination that ‘I will not settle for less than feeling good.’” —The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards
Are you settling for less than feeling good?
It is by feeling emotions at the high end of the emotional scale—joy, love, appreciation, freedom—that you get what you want. That you are able to manifest the shiny pennies and achieve your desired goals.
- Stop postponing how you want to feel until what you want manifests.
- Stop being willing to feel lousy as you wait for manifestations in order to feel good.
Law of Attraction does not work that way.
Your joy is a corridor, a pathway, to everything you want. All you have to do is be joyful. Happiness is the price you must pay for what you desire.
The next affirmation: “To allow Well-being, I must be in joy.” Abraham goes on to say:
“In the same way you cannot set your radio tuner to 98.6 and receive the songs playing on 101 FM, you must set your own vibrational tuner to one of Well-being. Feelings of love, joy, passion, exhilaration, fun, interest…are indicators of your vibrational match to Well-being.” —The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards
Don’t you just love the radio tuner analogy?
If your emotional frequency is vibrating around disappointment, doubt, and worry, you cannot tune into Well-being. They are simply not on the same frequency.
Based on what you have been feeling, what have you been a vibrational match to?
Well-being aligns with joy—and all the other elevated emotions. So to gain access to Well-being, you must prioritize feeling good.
It’s this simple: If you’re struggling and slogging, you don’t have access to Well-being.
The next affirmation: “What’s my big hurry? It’s all for joy. All is well.” Abraham goes on to say:
“What’s the big hurry? You’re not ever going to get it done, so what are you racing toward? Every single activity that you’re involved in is for one purpose only, and that is to give you a moment of joy. That’s why it all exists. Lighten up. Laugh more. Appreciate more. All is well.” —The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards
The first time I heard this quote I felt tremendous relief. It had never occurred to me that I was never going to get it all done.
And I was certainly not living as if the one purpose of every single activity was to give me a moment of joy. No, I was stressed and overwhelmed, efforting to get it all done. I thought the moment of joy waited for me at the end when I did get it all done.
When you really stop and think, that’s a crazy way to live.
So what’s your big hurry? It’s all for joy. You can either lighten up and actually enjoy the journey or you can postpone joy until you get it all done, which is never going to happen.
The next affirmation: “The main event isn’t the destination; it’s my joyous journey.” Abraham goes on to say:
“You did not come forth seeking assignments to complete. You came forth for reasons to flow, and to love and enjoy life. Even though you will return home at the end of any vacation, the idea of your holiday is not to complete it as quickly as possible so that you can check it off of your list. The idea of your vacation—and of this life experience—is to have a joyous experience.” —The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards
The vacation analogy is powerful, right? Of course you wouldn’t want to rush through your vacation just so you could tick if off your list as done. So why are we willing to live so much of our lives that way?
One of my clients said, Well, a vacation to the Bahamas is different than doing laundry or balancing my checkbook.
Sure, a list of chores is different than your vacation activities. But do you really want to live your life as if joy is reserved only for vacations?
Too many of us are living as if only the weekends and holidays are available for joy, and everything else is to be endured, gotten through, checked off a list.
Is that how you’ve been living?
Don’t relegate joy to a few days a year. Joy deserves a much, much bigger role in your life. Decide to have a joyous journey—because that is a choice. Make your life experience a joyous one!
The next affirmation: “My happiness is my greatest gift to others.” Abraham goes on to say:
“Selfishly seek joy, because your joy is the greatest gift you can give to anyone. Unless you are in your joy, you have nothing to give anyway.” —The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards
Are you in your joy? Do you selfishly seek joy?
A number of my clients tell me they used to think it was selfish to seek joy—as if being selfish was a bad thing. They’ve since embraced this affirmation and truly believe they can only give from a place of fullness, from feeling elevated emotion. So now they are all about selfishly seeking joy.
Really take this to heart: Your happiness is the greatest gift you could give to your family, your friends, to the world.
Seek your own joy first. And then from that joyful state of being, you can give to others.
I shared nine affirmations about joy. Which one resonated the most?
Let me quickly recap:
- My purpose in life is joy.
- The measure of my success is my joy.
- First, I seek joy, and all else follows.
- I choose my unique path to joy.
- Through the corridor of my joy is the pathway to my desire.
- To allow Well-being, I must be in joy.
- What’s my big hurry? It’s all for joy. All is well.
- The main event isn’t the destination; it’s my joyous journey.
- My happiness is my greatest gift to others.
How can you integrate these messages of joy into your everyday life? How will you remember to choose joy?
You could set your favorite affirmation about joy as a reminder on your phone. Make it your screensaver. Write the affirmation on a postcard and mail it to yourself.
I invite you to embrace joy. Lighten up. Laugh more. All is well.
“Know that just one moment of joy is a sign of better things to come.” —Abraham