Finding Your Joy: When Beliefs Battle The Body

Finding Your Joy: When Beliefs Battle The Body

Andra had been to many practitioners, none could give her relief. The thought that no one could help her was overwhelming. She also had digestive issues. Her muscles were taut all the time, she was visibly clinched up, afraid of the world and everything in it. She had left the corporate world, believing her health issues related to job stress. When she came to an Inner Focus class (my school in Las Vegas) for the first time, she didn’t know if she could make it through the day.

“My health was very poor at the time I decided to attend the Inner Focus School. Feeling happy was not at all easy. I would have settled for one day of feeling good. At that time I had lost 20% of my body weight and I was in a physical and emotional crisis. I didn’t understand what was happening to me. I tried so many things to find relief and I was tired of trying. I felt like I wanted to die. I simply didn’t know what to do. I was scared.”

She was weak and needed to eat and sleep every few hours. Working together for a short time, she realized that her mind would obsess about things, especially negative experiences or worries about her health. Strongly embedded negative patterns held her tight. She truly believed that there was something wrong with her, that she was unlovable, that her life had no value, that she was small and insignificant. These beliefs were visibly reflected on her body.

Discerning the "Yabbit" Voices: The Perfectionist, The Critic, The Commentator

As her healing progressed, she learned to discern the voices inside her of the Perfectionist, the Critic, and the Commentator. These “Yabbits” were her point of attraction, running her life and keeping her trapped in fear.

Each new awareness lifted Andra out of the deep despair that had become her life and she showed greater and greater strides allowing the true light of her higher self into the forefront of her life. Later she told me,

“I didn’t know that I was missing something. My life lacked so much…beauty, love, peace, mystery, adventure, joy…”

She wrote me a note that is close to my heart.

“The tools that I have learned from you, AlixSandra, have been invaluable. They support me in increasing my awareness of who I am. They also give me the confidence that I can know anything about myself and change anytime I desire. As a result of my determination to live, I have been able to free myself pretty much from limitations. And I am so much happier!”

Finding Joy Through the Eyes of Your Greater Self

Finding Your Joy: When Beliefs Battle The BodyAs I watch others move beyond very challenging obstacles, I know that finding joy is possible even in the most extreme circumstances.

For myself, I now fully accept the parts of the Activate Joy puzzle I had been missing.

I absolutely know now and accept that:

  • I am an eternal being — I am in the world but not of it.

  • I am okay and there is nothing I need to prove to anyone because my worthiness is a given truth.

  • Everything is within me. Free choice allows me to choose my expression, no matter in what direction I want to go.

  • Everyone else is okay just the way they are.

  • Whatever has already manifested in my life is irrelevant to who I am right now.

  • JOY is the essence of my life purpose, and following my joy IS my only purpose.

Whenever I read that list, I feel a thousand pounds lighter. I now realize the extent of the debt I incurred by denying the greater part of me all these years. That is what had been missing.

When I feel these words come alive within me, I am in a hot air balloon and each statement is a weight that drops away, allowing me to align with my true self, that part of me that loves me unconditionally. Eyes of appreciation watch me unfold as I rise to the occasion of my enlightenment again and again. Softly, joy enters my heart each time I see the world from a higher perspective than ever before. I can see more clearly now through the eyes of my greater self.

Reprinted, with permission of the publisher,
from ACTIVATE JOY ©2012 by AlixSandra Parness.
Published by New Page Books a division of Career Press,
Pompton Plains, NJ. 800-227-3371. All rights reserved.

This article was adapted with permission from the book:

Activate Joy: Live Your Life Beyond Limitations
by AlixSandra Parness.

Activate Joy: Live Your Life Beyond Limitations by AlixSandra Parness.A significant number of people are seeking a new way to find joy amid the pessimism. Activate Joy offers a powerful and delightful series of practical methods designed to make your journey to joy easy and fulfilling. With fresh and original ideas, exercises and techniques, Activate Joy will carry you through an ascending spiral up and into the spirit of joy and help you learn how to live your life beyond limitations.

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About the Author

AlixSandra Parness, author of: Activate Joy--Live Your Life Beyond Limitations.AlixSandra Parness, DD, is an ordained minister, doctor of divinity, trained clairvoyant healer, and dedicated teacher. She is the founder of the Inner Focus Church and the Inner Focus Advanced Energy Healing School, an international vehicle for attaining enlightenment and world peace. As a teacher of teachers, she has trained thousands of students in her extensive workshops and healing school, many of whom have their own expanding networks and now touch thousands more. A dynamic and unforgettable presence, she teaches through seminars, teleconferences, and special classes. She is also a keynote speaker at venues across the United States and Canada. Visit her website at


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