The Live Your Joyful Life Project
What would it be like if we lived in a world where everyone made choices that were driven by love? A world in which fear did not dictate the next step? We believe that it is up to us as individuals how life is experienced. Can we still experience joy even when situations don’t unfold as planned?. If we make decisions based on what makes us feel the most love and joy, will we have the abundance we need to survive? We intend to answer these questions over the next year. Along the way we will share our experiences, providing tools and daily practices that can help you to be more present, aware, connected and “in the flow.” Integrate these into your life and embark on this quest with us! We challenge you to begin seeing each moment as an opportunity to learn, grow and love.
Spirit Earth LLC is dedicated to providing support for living a life of joy where the heart leads. Our community offers connections to holistic businesses, information to expand awareness, and services to support the process. We look forward to connecting with you!
Ryan has always been passionate about nature, wildlife, and living close to the Earth. He spent much of his childhood backpacking, camping, rock climbing and exploring the wilderness near his home in Evergreen, Colorado and areas further out, including three weeks in Costa Rica. He continued this love through participating in an Outdoor Leadership program, volunteering at Mission Wolf, attending Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School, and working at Outdoor Lab in Jefferson County where he taught geology and composting to sixth graders. In the summer of 2015, he attended a week long retreat learning about earth energy centers, dowsing, and other spiritually-oriented programs taught by Dr. Jaap Van Etten. This led to his collaboration with Nancy and Jacob in Spirit Earth and his new path as a shamanic life coach and spiritual teacher. Ryan is currently traveling the country with Nancy where they are working on a book about living a joyful life by living simply and sustainably, teaching online classes, wilderness workshops and offering private sessions.
Jacob spent his childhood captivated by nature and connection, always focused on personal growth and understanding the world around him. In 2009, Jacob visited Colorado for the first time. This adventure marked the beginning of his spiritual quest. In 2014, after years of focused intention and regular visits, he moved to Evergreen, Colorado. Within 6 months of living in Colorado, he began working for Jefferson County Public Schools as an intern at Mt. Evans Outdoor Educational Laboratory School. Jacob spent 16 weeks working with over 1,000 6th graders from across the county. His primary focus was reconnecting these visiting students to not only nature, but also themselves. In the summer of 2015, Jacob went back to Ohio to visit his mother. He invited his friend, Ryan, to accompany him on this journey. This summer marked the beginning of Spirit Earth. The bond between Nancy and Ryan blossomed within hours, creating a triad of talented and passionate individuals. The experiences of the summer provided Jacob with the spiritual awakening that led him forward into another 16 weeks as an intern and an early graduation from high school. Upon his graduation, Jacob created Spirit Earth LLC alongside Ryan and Nancy as well as his own web consulting business.
Nancy has always had a deep love of nature, wild places, and the mystical aspects of life. She experienced a spiritual awakening in 2000 which started her on a quest that led to the blossoming of her intuitive gifts, her Reiki training, the publications of her books, and a career as a life coach. In 2015, her life took another turn when her son, Jacob, and his friend Ryan entered her spiritual work. This led to the creation of Spirit Earth and their joint commitment to pushing past fear-created boundaries that inhibit the flow of love and joy in this life. Since then, Nancy has expanded her training to include shamanic practices and is on a new quest – one to prove that by living close to the Earth, to Spirit, and in harmony with one’s true nature, a life of joy where love leads is not only possible, but inevitable. She is currently traveling to wild places to reconnect with living simply and sustainably, writing a book about her experiences, and teaching through online classes, wilderness workshops, and private sessions.
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Our Financial Flow
In nature, there is a balance of giving and receiving and we feel it is important to align with this natural rhythm. To do this, we want those who are part of the joyful life quest to be able to give as guided by their spirit – their heart – instead of giving what is asked. For that reason, we are choosing to let the amount given be in the hands of those receiving benefit from what we share through our quest. We are choosing to have faith that those who benefit from what we offer will be guided by their hearts in a way that benefits both the giver and the receiver. In this way, we can keep spreading the joy and taking the fear out of the exchange of money!
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Living a joyful life requires dedication. It asks us to step out of a fear-based way of seeing life and step into looking through the eyes of love. This can be challenging in a world largely built on fear. Below are a few simple steps to help you choose joy.
Imagine you had a camera in your hand. What would draw your attention in yourself and in the world around you? Joy comes from being aware!
Awareness is essential for living a joyful life. So often, we get lost in our thoughts and completely disconnect from what is going on around us and within us. Awareness allows us to discover the beauty and sources of joy available in this interesting and exciting world. It helps us reconnect with our bodies and emotions so we become better caretakers of ourselves and our world.
Take a picture: What is happening around you that you would love to remember? Take a picture of everything that captures your attention today (with a mental or real camera). Imagine you had a love lens on your camera. How could you expand your awareness as you look back at each picture. What are the gifts, even in those things that felt like challenges? Being aware brings understanding which helps us find the joy!
We can only take a picture in the present moment. The past is gone and the future hasn’t happened yet. Look for what you would love to remember right here, right now and joy will follow!
Fear effects us largely when we are caught in the past or future. When we stop and come back to the present moment, we often discover that in that moment, all is well. Also, the place of power to create our reality is always in the moment we are in. When we can bring ourselves to a state of calm love, we are able to set clear intentions and bring to us those experiences and solutions that restore us to joy.
Walk Barefoot: We tend to do a lot of things unconsciously because we are caught in our minds. When you walk barefoot, especially out in nature, you have to pay attention to what you are stepping on. Today, take a walk in the woods with no shoes on. It will help you get reconnected with nature and keep you stay in the moment you are in!
Love connects us to the world around us. When you look through a lens of love at your world, you open your heart to feel the love flowing and that is where joy is found.
We connect to each other and the world around on many levels. Often, we get caught in our minds and are “thinking” about the connections rather than feeling them. Opening our hearts to the beauty in our world and within ourselves connects us to the wonder of life. Joy flows from connecting!
Start your day by focusing on someone or something that you feel uncomplicated love for. Imagine hugging the person or being out in a favorite environment. Let your heart fully open as you step into this deep feeling of love. Set an intention to stay open to opportunities to expand this feeling of connection and love throughout the day.
Be In the Flow
Staying in a state of love allows our energy to flow. Our hearts open, our bodies relax, and things become effortless and easy. Joy blossoms when we are open to love!
When our bodies become tense or painful, it is a sign we have fallen out of the flow. When we are in alignment with love and our highest and best path, the energy meridians in our bodies open and we feel relaxed and joyful. Being “in love” with life keeps us in a state of joy. Allow the love to flow and feel the joy in each moment.
Today, focus on your body before making decisions. When you consider a course of action, how do you feel? Does your heart open or do you feel tense? If we are tense, then it may be the wrong time or perhaps we need to consider a different course. When your body feels warm, relaxed and open about a decision, you are in alignment with love and your highest and best good. Spend the day following this open flow of love and see how much joy it brings you!