One of my favorite movies was on TCM the other night: A Hard Day’s Night is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Watching it again, I found myself smiling, laughing and dancing along to the Beatles music in my pajamas.
I started thinking about one of the reasons the Fab Four were such a break-out phenomenon: its widely thought that, after the horrifying death of JFK in 1963, America was in desperate need of joy. And they got it in the form of four cheeky, massively talented lads from Liverpool.
Joy is powerful stuff. It changes molecules. It shifts the energy. I mean, even the grumpiest soul is lifted out of the doldrums by the belly laugh of a baby. And look at the phenomenal success of Pharell Williams’ song, Happy. People crave joy to counteract the heavy times we live in.
I did a reading the other day with a young girl who was super-serious. I suppose she thought that was what was expected. Needless to say, she was surprised when I cracked jokes during the session. Being a wiseass is my personal style, but it happens to serve a very real purpose.
Joy amplifies the channel to the Other Side. It has a high energy frequency which makes tuning in to finer energies a lot easier. Think of how you feel when you’re dealing with something serious or sad: its heavy, slow-moving, thick. Blech.
On the flip side, when people are laughing or happy, things feel light and clear. That makes any intuitive work way easier. Not to mention life in general.
When I was studying in England, I attended a service by the National Spiritualist’s Union. This was where mediums would give messages from the Other Side to people in the audience. Before the service started, ABBA music was played in the church. Instead of stuffy old hyms, we were asked to sing along to Dancing Queen and Take A Chance On Me. The minister then entered, dressed in an outfit to rival the cover of Sgt. Pepper. We were all smiles, the energy felt great – and it made for a wonderful evening.
Don’t discount the power of joy in doing any psychic work. There’s no rule saying it has to be serious and solemn. In fact, that may be counterproductive, like swimming upstream.
Before I read, I crank up my iPod and spend a few minutes doing my own Soul Train line to the music of Earth Wind and Fire. It makes me happy. And it makes me a better reader.
What brings you ear-to-ear joy? Indulge in it right now.