How can the Joy Keepers Network help our world?

“To spread light where there is only light, or pretend that there is only light because the darkness is too hard to handle, might be a step on the path of one’s personal development; but it is not the spiritual journey.

There is no serious spiritual or religious path that gives any of us a pass on addressing the suffering of other sentient beings. There’s nothing “positive” about not addressing a problem simply because it’s not happening in your neighborhood.

Our task is to look at the darkness but then see through it and beyond it, thus invoking the endless possibilities for miracles that exist within God’s universe. We are not here to ignore the illusion, but to transform it. The miracle worker does not deny a problem, but merely denies its power over us. Spiritual seekers should not be children standing on the sidelines; we should be the biggest grownups in the room.”  ~  Marianne Williamson

These words hit right where my thoughts are going each morning these days.

Because, it is in the morning that I check the news headlines. And recently they have become so disturbing, that I have to ask myself: “What can I do about all this”? Because… Well, Marianne Williamson says it perfectly above.

When I contemplate it what I get is that the Joy Keepers Network has an important role to play during these difficult times. For real and for several reasons.

One of these reasons is that for us to be able to cope with such huge challenges we need to be in touch with the Joy energy. For us to continue the positive work that is needed in the world Joy is essential. For us to continue replenishing and re-balancing our energies, from every cell in our bodies to every cell in the living organism that we call our Earth, Joy is essential.

Also, Joy brings us closer to Oneness. And it takes a global Oneness awareness to create the changes that are urgent and absolutely necessary for life on Earth to survive.

It comes down to a few simple facts (now even scientifically proven, should we need that reassurance):

  • People who believe in Oneness are more kind towards other living beings
  • People who believe in Oneness are more compassionate
  • People who believe in Oneness have greater capacity for collaboration and for creating the solutions that the world needs now.

Yes, we as Joy Keepers have a role to play, along with the 2+ millions of others conscious networks along the globe.

But what will it take for us to actually make a difference? That’s the next, very challenging question that I’m asking myself these days. And in that context it is very helpful for me – and hopefully meaningful for you too – to get a little bit of a perspective:

The perspective is that, even if it was born out of my life-long spiritual and personal exploration, the calling to create  the Joy Keepers Network as such came to me very recently – in the Spring of 2017.  I acted on it the best I could and so by the end of 2017 there were some 50+ official Joy Keepers here. Now, 1 year later, our numbers have tripled to 150+!

How grateful I am for each and everyone of you, for your presence, for you reading these words, for your participation in our Global Joy Meditations and in the Joy Support Group. And how I appreciate the support from our Joy Angels. Thank you!

I am also very much aware that this is just a tiny beginning. For us to actually make a difference globally, we need to grow by leaps and bounds, sooner rather than later.

How can that happen?

I have some ideas. But we need your help for these ideas to come into fruition. So I’m listing them below, and I invite you to ponder each of them and see how you can help. Please know that any help is welcome and appreciated, no matter how big or small!

  • Help me connect with other joyful leaders (or just relevant transformational leaders) out there, so that we can collaborate. Let me know who you think I should connect with.
  • Participate in the Joy Support Group. As the group grows, it will result in the creation of more and more groups, with a steadily growing impact in the world!
  • Support Joy Keepers Network financially. It will enable us to cover our expenses as well as advertise and with that gain more visibility and more members. Also, if you can connect me with people/organizations that have the capacity to support us financially that would be wonderful!
  • Help me build Joy Resources for Joy Keepers. The Finding Joy Ebook is one such resource, the Joy Support Group is another, there is also the Lightworker Manual. These are all resources created by me, but that’s not how I envision it to be in the future! On the contrary, I would like the Joy Keepers Network to offer a variety of resources from different teachers/leaders/mentors. If you have resources that you would include in our official library (which I will be creating) then reach out to me.
  • Let me know what you would like to happen within the Joy Keepers Network. What are your needs? Would you like more regular Joy meditations? Any other activities? Specific resources?

You can contact me here anytime, and I’ll typically respond within 24 hours.

Thank you from all my joyful heart to yours!

With love
Halina

PS: Not a member yet? Join the Joy Keepers Network here. It’s free.

My Unexpected Meeting With A Change-Maker

By Maryann Miller, Founder of the Institute For Global Transformation

You can meet a Change-Maker anywhere. Recently, I was away on business, staying in a nice hotel with a lovely outdoor sitting areas. The room was spacious and the bathroom was very modern with lots of glass, mirrors, and an ultra-modern sink only 3 inches deep. It looked fabulous, very 21st Century but when I turned on the water there was only a very small stream coming from the faucet. I figured the sink was so shallow with more pressure the water would splatter out and get all over everything.

I endured this very low water pressure the first day but the second day it was even weaker and I had difficulty washing my hands.  I called guest services and asked them to have someone come up and fix it. They replied that it would take some time to get a plumber but if I wanted someone in maintenance to come up and take a look at it, they would send someone.  I replied, “Yes, certainly.”

When I opened the door a woman from maintenance greeted me and said, “I’m not a plumber but I’m here to fix the problem. I’m a can-do person and I want to make our guests happy.”

As she worked on the plumbing issue we began talking to one another – a little more than usual for strangers. She obviously was a person who genuinely cared about people despite her very difficult childhood. I learned she had been in many foster homes from a young age. I also learned that we shared many things in common.

As she told me her story, she said, “Everyone has choices. I could choose to be afraid of life and not trust anyone but that wouldn’t make me happy, so I do what I can and I help people. I put myself through college and I try to help people who’ve been through what I’ve been through. And you know, I get more happiness out of that than anything else I do. It just makes me feel good to see people happy.” She also wanted me to know that she wasn’t a weird person even though she didn’t seem to quite fit in with any of her friends.

As we continued to talk, tears began to well up in her eyes, and then in mine too. I felt a real connection with this lady and told her she wasn’t weird or alone. I told her there are millions like us; we just don’t know each other but that’s beginning to change. I told her about the IFGT and that we’re building a community of Change-Makers to connect with others who, like her, care about people, relationships, society as a whole, the environment, and the distribution of wealth throughout the world. We’re doing this because we care about humanity and our planet and we absolutely know that together we can make a real difference toward creating a better world. And although I may never see this Change-Maker again, I know I will never forget her.

If being part of our community of Change-Makers resonates with you, I invite you to join us in changing the world – it’s free. Together, let’s create a new world paradigm of love, wisdom, and purpose.

The Institute For Global Transformation™ is a global network of progressive, innovative thinkers who are working to reach our highest potential and awaken humanity to a higher state of consciousness in order to make the world a better place for everyone.

We call ourselves Change-Makers. We come from all walks of life, all races, education, religions, socioeconomic status, and spiritual development. We’re creating enlightened changes in our personal lives and through these changes, are together, creating a profound new world paradigm of love, wisdom, purpose and inclusiveness. We build bridges instead of walls, are concerned with helping the environment, bringing trust and transparency back to economics, healing social issues and relationships among people, communities and nations.

What unites us is an unleashed knowledge within our inner-most being that our individual and collective awakening can be accelerated by working together with others of like-mind to positively impact humanity and the planet. As humanity moves forward into this time of accelerated change and awakening, we’re experiencing major shifts, not only in the world but in our everyday lives and affairs. One of the Institute’s goals is to empower you to reach your highest potential so you may dip into the universal wellspring of knowledge and wisdom to create a life of joy, mindfulness, success, health, and abundance.  In so doing, you’re also creating a more loving, purposeful, wise, cooperative, and thriving world.