Joy is a natural vibration that permeates life
Along with love, will, desire and need.
Joy opens the gates to connection without fear
Joy has no shadow
Joy is the soul at ease
we can find it how we please
From Two Flutes Playing by Andrew Ramer:
“There is a primal force, the Creator of all that is. Whether we call it God or Goddess, it is the same Oneness. From the heart of this Oneness, four forces flow that sustain the universe. Physicists call them gravity, electromagnetism, the strong force, and the weak force. I call them love, joy, ecstasy, and bliss. We human beings are a weaving together of these four forces. The work of the past, the work of the spiritual teachers of the past, has been about love. But as we evolve it is time for us to explore who we are as beings of joy.
“Joy is the name for the single energy that we have seen as two distinct ones, as spiritual energy and sexual energy. The sharing of joy will be the major healing tool of the future. Dolphins and whales understand this, that free-flowing joy is the balance to love, the cross-weave in the fabric of life, able to hold all our pain and sorrow in its embrace….
“In our evolution as a species we have moved away from joy. In exploring our minds and the world we have divided, dissected, defined, and destroyed. But we are coming back to wholeness again, to Oneness, and to joy. Down through the dark ages of our history, it has been love that allowed us to survive. And in the next era of our history, it will be joy that heals us and renews us as a people….
“Feel the flickering of joy in your heart. Feel the shimmering of joy in your body. Feel joy in the earth and the sky. Breathe in joy and breathe it out again. Joy is a frequency that permeates the universe. Joy is the breath of the Divine….”
“We have been disconnected from joy for so long that it takes time for us to feel it in our bodies. The best technique I know for awakening joy is this. Each morning when you get up, touch yourself all over, massage yourself from head to toe. Joy is everywhere, and we have all been raised in a culture of fear and contraction. As you touch yourself, as you relax, speak softly to your skin, your muscles, your organs, your bones, your cells. As you massage yourself, say aloud to every part you touch, “This finger is holy. This elbow is sacred. These ribs are blessed. This stomach is sacred. This shin bone is holy. These balls, this cock, this asshole are blessed.” Say this out loud to every part of you, inner and outer. Touch every part of you, inside your ears and mouth, up into your armpits and under your balls. In blessing and naming every part of yourself, you will heal the separation between soul and body. Then joy will flow easily, in and out of every cell.
“Afterwards, you may want to pleasure yourself, to raise erotic energy. When this energy is strong, breathe it up into your abdomen and your chest, into your heart. Fill your heart with this energy. Feel it pulsing in your arteries and veins. If there is any part of your physical body that is tense, in pain, in need of healing, breathe this energy into that part. Use it to heal yourself. Breathe this energy into your hands. Feel it pouring out of your palms and your fingertips. Touch yourself with this energy, fill yourself with it, heal and bless yourself with it. Let the path grow familiar and strong from cock to heart to hands.
“If there are places in your neighborhood or anywhere on the planet that are troubled and in need of healing, beam the energy that fills your body out to them, from your heart, your hands or wherever feels right to you. Fill the airwaves with pleasure. Beam it out everywhere. Pleasure yourself and send this energy out into the heavens and down into the earth. Make love to everything this way, to clouds and rocks and planets and stars. Beam this energy into your food before you eat. This will both energize it and tune it to your body so that you can digest it fully and efficiently. If you are taking herbs or medications, beam it into them too, to tune them to your body the same way. When you connect with someone, remember that he is far more than just a physical body. Even when you are talking on the phone, he is touching you and you are touching him. The moment he walks in the door, even if you are 20 feet away, your subtle body is touching him and his subtle body is touching you. What do you feel? What do you see? Pay attention to all of this before you touch hands. When you are with someone, sense all the layers of his body. See how the energy flows in his body. Where does it flow smoothly and where does it get stuck? This is part of what our ancestors knew how to do. Subtle touch, the touch of energy before the touch of hands, is a part of love-making, too.
“Remember that you can overload someone’s circuits, give too much energy, or give it too quickly. A lover of men must know how to be intimate. Intimacy is a state in which energy flows freely from person to person, in and out of every organ, in and out of every cell. But many people are filled with love and still unhappy, because they do not know how to transmit it to others, or do not know how to receive it. Is your heart open? Can you give and receive love equally well? Can you give and receive love equally well—at the same time? Go back over your personal history. Explore all your relationships, with family, friends, and lovers. Where was there intimacy and where was there need? Where was there intimacy and where was there fear? If you are having difficulty being intimate, sit with a beautiful flower. Beam out energy from your heart to the flower, until it is filled with it. Then feel how the flower is beaming energy back to you with no reservations. Breathe in this joyous energy and be filled with it, in every part of you. When you are able to be intimate with flowers, go on to trees, to animals and then on to humans. To be able to do this, to be heart-centered, is what we came here for. Feel your heart spread out until it fills your entire body. Beam the energy of your heart out to the world, and let the world send it back to you.”