What if Joy is a Sustained Experience in the “Now”? What a Relief?

What did my journey bring me? How am I leading my life? I wonder and check in with myself quite often.

Do you? Because….

The universe is asking… Show me your new vibration, I will show you miracles!

There is no way we can Fake it!

Firstly, our Universe’s higher energies are integrating within our consciousness like never before, and as part of humanity’s collective consciousness, zeroing into what/who uplifts your energy, what/who zaps it, and cutting out all that is toxic (people, thoughts, habits), becomes our personal responsibility. Only when our frequencies vibrate on a higher energy, can we become contributors to planet earth. So, I have consciously become a witness to experience the “eternal dance” and reality of the mind’s consciousness, perception, sensation, and my own reactions to all stimuli around me.

Secondly, we must truly heal, at the cellular level, and that will mean re-opening of old wounds, burn old illusions, and a courageous confrontation with our pain, for in that darkness you will encounter your wounded inner child. And if you were raised with only conditional love – meaning you had to meet certain conditions and criteria in order to be loved, cherished or valued – then that is how you’re fulfilling and showing up in your adult life too. “Cutting Ties” with my wounds, and lingering traumas (as taught by my mentor, Phyllis Krystal), connected me with the here and now, brought me closures to conflicts, confusions, antagonisms, and attachments to the idea of being “hurt”. It brought me closures to conflicts, confusions, antagonisms, and attachments to those ideations. After so many years, irrespective of my brokenness I was falling in love with myself, knowing fully that I will never allow anyone to ever dull my sparkle again.

Thirdly, I have forgiven all who contributed to my “injured-ness” over the years. Resentment, grudges, unjustified judgments, and anger, traps your life energy, limits you, and makes moving forward difficult – like trying to ride a bicycle with the brakes partly on all the time. As I often say, “If you don’t deal with past hurt & traumas, they will deal with you!” So, why carry baggage? Be selfish and drop them. Reserve your time, intensity, and spirit exclusively for those who reflect sincerity. I want my garb to be strength and dignity; Can you see it? Feel it?

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fourthly, developing a “grateful disposition” has not only been a social glue fortifying my relationships, but has inculcated optimism, joy, and a humility and surrendering to what will be, will be. Fearlessly, and curiously, I am exploring this new-founded oneness and harmony I feel with others. Like all of us, I am living on borrowed time, light wanting to merge with light. So, I want to exist with an intimate, restful, yet curious connection with the world. I am willing to allow life to unfold at its own pace.

Fifthly, the key to the paradox is within us all. It’s called “unconditional Love”. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. I have been waiting for a new dawn and Tribe, till I saw, “A Gathering of the Tribe”, (a powerful short film by Charles Eisenstein w/Jon Hopkins & Aubrey Marcus), and I know that, the longing in my heart is an intuitive knowledge that even though loneliness, betrayal, drudgery, anxiety, the pain of separation, and degradation seems normal right now, we will witness the burst of the miraculous flame from the inextinguishable spark that lies in all of us, we will find our Tribe again. For now, I allow the veil from my eyes to be torn, wipe the mirror of my mind clean, and the doors of perception to stay open.

“You are That already” ~ wise sage Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

What if this, right here, right now – this one eternal present moment – is it? What if life will always be a mix of positive and negative, pain and pleasure, success and failure, enlightenment and delusion, nirvana and samsara? What if there is no beginning and no end? And what if there is space Here/Now for all of it to be just as it is?

What if Joy is a sustained experience in this “now”?

What a Relief?

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. And I thought…What if our society has forgotten this gift?


(The above are excerpts from my Anthology: “MISSION HOPE – Thriving through seasons of the Soul”, written with 17 other Authors. I am Chapter 17. In Chinese Mythology, No.8’s (1+7=8) always experience a spiritual awakening and progression in life, and during challenging periods of life, the help and guidance of your angels will be there for them, leading to wisdom to discern, personal empowerment. In 2023, it’s predicted that I will enter a new phase of my journey, involving meeting new people/ changing your lifestyle or habits in some significant way.)

Bring it on!


Minnku Buttar
Minnku Buttar
Minnku Buttar is a TEDx speaker, National award-winning Transformational Facilitator, Intuitive Life Coach, Healer, Founder of "The Circle of Joy" (that offers Self Mastery Programs and Retreats), and Host of a successful YouTube Talks Show host called, "Stories and Secrets from around the world" (that brings wisdom from global influencers). She is also an Artist (her art has sold through Galleries to eminent buyers), a fashion designer, and a Visionary curator (ideating and curating dozens of out-of-the-box programs for corporates and other institutions). As a published author, she has been part of two Anthologies: "Diversity: the perspective we see the world with" (it won the Scholars Book World record), and "Mission Hope", and now regularly writes a Column for a top New York-based lifestyle, art, Culture Magazine. She is the recipient of various National awards: Swami Vivekananda Award: Change Maker of 2020, Women of Excellence Award and Iconic woman 2020 (From the Women Economic Forum), "STRI SHAKTI AWARD, 2021" (From the Telangana Government), the SASHAKT NAARI SAMMAN (Influencer of 2022).

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