Celebrating with Joy


When we choose to celebrate with joy,

we are choosing to share abundance

as we embrace the feel of infinite possibility.

Joy is a heart smile–physically manifested in myriad ways.

Joy is the element of delightful surprise, abundance, peace, passion, desire, laughter, wonder, awe, beauty…fresh, free, delicious, decadent.

In this chapter of my life, I am learning to embody joy.  I absolutely understand the ethereal essence of Joy, yet I hadn’t understood how to physically connect or create with this essence here on Earth, until very recently.

To fully express Joy is to surrender to the ‘orgasmic, lose your mind feeling‘ that naturally opens heart space…. to feel the fullness of the moment through your senses, your heart and soul, your physical body, and yes, your mind–regardless of external.

What I love in this World are mega-watt heart smiles that inspire one to see and feel and create with natural beauty *and* the expression of this energy through written word and photos.

I can feel that heart smile, tap into it and collaborate with it, allowing it to spark my own…energetically (and I celebrate that!)…but, oh man, I love the visual…

My birthday is July 18th and I wish to ring it in feeling absolute joy.  

If you know me, you know I do not celebrate birthdays–all of that changed, just like that–when I recently visited friends in NY.  They shared laughter and flowers and precious gems and stones and food and cards and photos….

And I want that in my life, in abundance.

So, I am beginning this new calendar year by celebrating with you!  

Each day from July 5th – July 18th (my birthday), you will receive a prompt via email, inviting you to share your “favorite” of that day, in resonance with the theme that is presented.

We know I love: sunshine and sunsets and flowers and color and water and moon and fresh fruit and chocolate…and art…and music…and balloons…and laughter and holding hands and hugs….simplicity and divine mess…

So I bet that the prompts will include some of these elements in their themes.

We know I love: haiku and poetry, specially written words that inspire, enrich, enliven…and phrases strung together just so…and photos that capture the essence of heart-smiles….

So you may share in written word and/or photo.

What I want to share with you is pure and utter joy.  

I am going to create right alongside you–and that is the best gift of all.  Celebrating as we create and connect!

Gol, can you feel my heart smile radiate right off this page?

And, the best way I know how “virtually” is through a Facebook page–which allows us to post photos and words…

I do hope you choose to celebrate my birthday with me!


You will receive one prompt daily via email at 5a (PDT) from July 5th- July 18th.

This prompt will invite you to tap into the theme and create with joy.

You may post your words and/or photo on the Celebrating with Joy Facebook page.  (as many words and photos as you wish!)

The cost is $18.00 (get it? my birthday is on the 18th).

I only have on birthday per year…so this is the only session of this class.

Registration is now closed.

There are two steps to registration: payment and adding your name to the student roster. After payment is complete, you will receive a prompt to add your name to the student roster. 

If the cost is a barrier to this celebration, please let me know via email (joy@facetsofjoy.com)


I love sharing presents…and typically birthday celebrations involve presents. As a fun surprise, some of the prompts will include a special gift from a few of my friends (and online peers) – perhaps a goodie such as a meditation or complimentary eBook.  This list will be updated through June 2, 2013.


Alex Blackwell – The Bridgemaker – pdf copy of his eBook “How To Love Consciously”

Suzie Cheel – Love You, Love Your Life – heart chakra meditation

Michelle Martin Dobbins – Daily Alchemy – “custom manifesting prescription” 

Lisa Erickson – Mommy Mysticaudio chakra meditation

Carrie Hensley –Sacred Sangha (she is creating a surprise)

Loran Hills  – Loran’s Heart – pdf copy of The Retreat Journey

Otiti Jasmine – Radiant Soul Space – pdf copy of her eBook “Shine at Your Fingertips”

Evelyn Lim – Abundance Tapestry  – self-acceptance meditation

Janice Lynne Lundy  – Awakened Living – ‘blessing for joy’ audio

Zeenat Merchant Syal – Positive Provocations – self-healing starter kit

Evita Ochel – Consciousness Expansion Teacher – video “Staying Open to Infinite Possibility”

Amy Oscar – Amy Oscar.com – pdf copy of her book Sea of Miracles

Karen Palmer – Positively Pets and Kids – audio meditation for you and your pet

Vidya Sury – Going-A-Musing  (she is creating a surprise)

Dave Ursillo – Dave Ursillo.com – pdf copy of his book “God Whispers on the Wind

May I Enroll in Class if I Don’t Wish to Share My Creations?

You may.  However, the fun of this class is creating together–amplifying joy as we share our heart smiles.

If your heart is not smiling now…I bet it will be as you absorb the expansive energy of joy as shared by the participants in the class!

No- Refund Policy

There is a no-refund policy on this class. When we work in heart space, sometimes fear arises.  Understandable and extremely common. When fear arises, we often react, by pushing away the source of love (in this case, this class). When you choose to register to Celebrating with Joy you are acknowledging that you are ready to open your heart space to journey to inner core.  Much like an airline ticket is non-refundable, so is this class.

Thank You!

This is brand-new to me…this desire to share in celebration of a birthday. What is not brand new is my love of connecting through the shared process of creating. 

Your presence is vital to the energy and existence of this forum.  I appreciate your choice to celebrate, together!

Much peace and abundant love, Joy

Reminder: Unravel. Unfurl.  Unfold.