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JOY is the quality giving each day its own special sweetness.

JOY is a feeling of well-being from the inside out.

JOY radiates outward from your peace-filled core, infusing all you encounter with Its glow.

JOY is great friends with Gratitude, they are best buddies - inseparable confidants!

JOY is more than a temporary feeling - more than the good feeling of falling in love, getting a raise, or even eating a big yummy ice cream cone. JOY, spiritual JOY, isn't a feeling at all. Its a state of knowing, like a deep sense of peace, that all is well and we are safe in the world no matter what the world seems to be doing to us. JOY is a sense of abundance, a light-heartedness about our life, a smiling contentment on the inside twinkling outward.

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Sometimes though, JOY feels very far away or even gone. This can happen when you are seriously ill, have lost a loved one, or are feeling sad or lonely or scared. JOY can also seem absent when life feels hard - maybe it feels like there isn't enough money or love or friendship or creativity in your life. Or maybe an addiction, unhealed trauma, or a spiritual crisis is squeezing out JOY - all that pondering about healing and the meaning of life can leave you feeling separated and disconnected.

When it feels like this, when you can't find JOYwhere do you go?

You go to the source of all JOY.

You go inward.

You build a relationship with your Inner Wisdom.

What is your Inner Wisdom?

  • A "guide" that is always with you.
  • A guide that is part of each and every one of us.
  • A guide that knows the right path, or direction, or choice that will lead you to JOY, always.

Said another way - All the answers you need for a joyous and peace-filled life are within you, right now.

You might be thinking, really, where inside me?

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Your pathway to your Inner Wisdom is peace and deep relaxation. When your body is at ease and feeling safe and your mind has let go of worrying about the past or the future, the ever-present knowing of your Inner Wisdom can be heard. People experience Inner Wisdom communicating with them in many different ways. Some receive images and pictures, others feel sensations in their heart and body, sometimes the communication is verbal like having a conversation with yourself. As you build a relationship with your Inner Wisdom, you become familiar with how It communicates with you and you receive more and more guidance. You learn to trust that you will receive guidance and that you can count on this guidance to lead you to JOY in every area of your life - your health, relationships, career, creativity, finances, and more.

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At Awakening JOY Ministries®, we use several forms of spiritual counseling to build your relationship with your Inner Wisdom. All of the spiritual counseling methods use deep relaxation, some use guided imagery counseling, spiritual life coaching, or Reiki healing. Many times, multiple spiritual counseling methods are used. We are not limited in how we join together for your wellness, awakening and healing. We fully support you in using the spiritual counseling methods you are comfortable with.

Contact Rev. Andrea Sassa Archuleta, the principal spiritual counselor at Awakening JOY Ministries, to schedule your spiritual counseling session. Depending upon the method you choose, spiritual counseling is done in person, on the telephone, or with Skype.

For more information about each spiritual counseling method, click a link in the right hand column.

CALL Andrea at 505.699.5066

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