HEAVEN # 1617 A Surprise of Joy
I would like to ask You about Joy. There seems to be a division in my mind between Spiritual Joy and earthly joy. I explain with an example: Last Saturday I translated Your message about Joy for Heavenletters and I made the intent to see joy in everything. On Sunday I was watching my son play a football match with his team, and he was playing really well and scored a fabulous goal and all the people were cheering and applauding him. And I felt great pride and overwhelming joy! But at the same time I felt I was somehow trying to limit this joy, because I felt that it could be a joy of the ego. And I also felt the old pattern of fearing a punishment after such great joy. - God, it seems to me that the spiritual joy is something serious and the earthly joy is transitory. So, how can I experience 'real' joy? Is it Your will for us to have joy for the worldly things? Is joy just joy?
I am grateful to You, God, for all the joy You give me and for Your answer.