Practicing Joy in the World June 10 – July 19 “I sit on the black stool, then open my book to a world of music. Black notes fill the page like a road map to tell me where to put my fingers.” The poet, musician, dancer Phoebe Brown eloquently describes her sense of Joyful Presence. […]
Month by Month Reflections for the Year of Joy.
Nine Goddesses to Nurture Nine Steps on the Path of Joy
This Year of Joy calendar gathers nine steps along the Path of Joy into nine months, composed of four ten-day weeks. The weeks invite you to explore joy through each of the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air, which can be experienced as metaphors – the fires of passion, for example, or the tears of sorrow – as well as richly concrete in themselves. The nine months, 360 days, come to an end on December 26, leaving five intercalary days before the Year for Joy begins again on January 1.
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Practicing Joy in the World May 1 – June 9 Joy curled into my heart with the lilac and chose to live there where it can bloom forever. This forty-day month between May Day and June 9 inspires a practice for growing joy. So richly you can touch it as it flowers. What better time […]
Practicing Joy in the World March 22 – April 30 “My sentence was a thousand years of joy.” declares the poet Robert Bly, in his poignant, enchanting poem, “Stealing Sugar from the Castle.” That’s what we’re about during the forty days between March 22 and April 30: playfully discovering the grain of sugar in every […]
Practicing Joy in the World February 10 – March 21 “The soul is here for its own joy,” says Rumi, providing the ideal statement to open the forty days between February 10 and March 21, the month of spiritedly asking the question, over and over again, “What can I believe about joy? “ In the […]
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to Joyful Sourcing. In the realms where ecstatic joy is the primal force behind, beyond, and within all creation, the forty days between January 1 and February 9 provide a perfect time for Sourcing and Re-sourcing in Joy. Playfully. Through the elements of earth, water, fire, and air. This year, we […]
Joy in the World The Birthdays of the Joyful Gods December 27, 28, 29, 30. 31 The Lady’s Year of Joy offers nine months of forty days each, with each month inviting an exploration of one of nine aspects of Joy in the World. That means a year of 360 days, leaving in our planet’s […]
Joy in the World The Month for Joyful Service and Sharing November 17 – December 26 A time to sense and respond to the presence of joy in others, no matter how deeply it may be hidden. And to maintain the truth that Joy is in the World by sharing it, and serving with it. […]
Joy in the World The Month for Joyful Transformation October 8 – November 16 This is the time to transmute pain and disperse the harmful chemistry of prolonged suffering by learning to transform personal sorrow or loss or pain into at least the remembrance of joy. Autumn days help in the teaching. The name of […]
Joy in the World The Month for Joyful Remembrance August 29 – October 7 Remember joy and honor it in all its forms; celebrate accomplishments, your own and others’; learn to sweeten regrets by holding with the joy that is always present. Our guide for this month is Heart Felt: Feel me, for I cannot […]
Joy in the World The Month for Joyful Dedication July 20- August 28 Staying true to the path, staying aware of others on the path, we align and realign with the values we honor and the joys the days bring. Our Guide for this month is Prayer: I am contained in my love amor, floating […]