You’ve heard the saying, “happiness is an inside job” — so why does it feel so challenging to sustain it?

If you’ve started the year feeling disconnected, discontented, or disillusioned, you’re not alone!

While it may seem like everyone around you is posting about goals for the year, most people feel secretly discontented in their lives.

Secretly, they are stressing about how unhappy they are with their relationships, their body, their career, their money situation, their family dynamics, their living space, how they spend their free time and more.

Such perpetual stressors make people feel like they’re chasing their tails because they continue to act like happiness exists outside of them.

This may be true temporarily.

An ice cream, or a good song, or sunshine, or puppies and kittens may put a smile on our faces, but sustaining that as a state of being is more of a challenge for most.

Feeling happy truly is a state a being; it is not a destination. @jenlongmore (Click to Tweet!)

Sadly, many people act like happiness is a destination, and this constant state of searching is what leads to prolonged stress and anxiety since the finish line can never be found or crossed.

At this time of year, we notice our discontent even more because we are conditioned to create vision boards that make us happy, and sit around the campfire with everyone  else singing “Kumbaya,” sharing our most magical visions ever — with a big smile on our face.

This naturally takes us outside of ourselves, thus creating more disconnection from our hearts and our truth.

While we may feel inspired for a little while pursuing the outward goals that we’ve create, it is soon replaced with that doubting voice inside of our head that questions whether we’re on track, or getting it ‘right’, or if we even have what it takes to meet our goals.

Doubt creates a lack of clarity, and a lack of clarity creates a lack of confidence, which leads to stress.  The longer we’re in a stressed state, the more removed we are from a state of happiness.

Without clarity or confidence, we’re less inclined to move forward with our inspiring goals and visions.

We may even let the “monkey-mind” take over and devise many other reasons that our dreams won’t come true, including:

  • The perception that the dreams are too big
  • Feeling unworthy or undeserving
  • Not having enough resources (ie. time, money, energy)
  • Not feeling qualified or supported
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Too many responsibilities on our plate already

As a result of these thoughts, we feel disconnected from our own truth and our natural state of happiness.

But there is a different way to truly experience that happiness!

Working in the Akashic Records is such a powerful and efficient way to create a more permanent state of joy in both our inner and outer environments because it helps us get clear and centered in a variety of different areas that directly impact our year ahead, including:

  • Our sense of direction
  • Our sense of purpose
  • Our gifts and talents that help us express our purpose
  • What we’re here to master and teach others
  • Where to focus our efforts that create the greatest alignment
  • Deep and profound healing of any physical, emotional, mental or spiritual limitations that block us from creating alignment
  • ..and so much more!

The Records are simply an energetic space above our higher self or knowing that holds the vibe of divine love, universal truth, and connection which supports your soul’s purpose.

In this space, people often report a feeling of homecoming. Just connecting with their Records creates an instant feeling of alignment and happiness. The connection often creates an instant and lasting smile.

The Akashic Records hold the truth of who you really are, why you came here, what you are here to master, what you are here to share, and how to align your (un)conscious mind with the truth and purpose of your highest self.  And they hold this information from the past, present and future so any answers we need are at hand, especially when we’re craving higher guidance on living our most happy, fulfilling life!

The great news is that it only takes just a few moments to connect with your own Akashic Records, through the help of your guides, to cultivate an instant state of clarity because in this energetic space we are connecting with the truth of what is (and releasing all illusions that disconnect us from divine truth and love).

Here’s how to easily access your Akashic Records for alignment and happiness:

a) Begin by setting the intention for how you wish to feel and what you would like answered during your time in The Akashic Records.

b) Be sure to enter from a space of neutrality (vs. anger, worry, or over-attachment to the answers.)

c) Create a sacred space and bring a journal to jot down any insights and divine guidance.

d) Call forward your Akashic Record Keepers, by simply stating or intending: “I would like to access my Akashic Records for my highest good and healing today. Please open them for me now!”

e) Allow the information to come without trying to force it. You may see, hear, sense or ‘know’ the information. Each person is different and there is no right or wrong.  When you allow yourself to trust, rather than question, it will allow this relationship to blossom.

f) Practice daily to become familiar with how it feels to be in your own Records, and feel a greater sense of clarity and trust each time.

When you are in your Records, especially when it comes to create a perpetual Zen state, you can ask specific questions, like:

  • “What do I need to release in order to create more happiness?”
  • “What habits do I need to cultivate in order to create more happiness?”
  • “Where is it best to focus my energy this year to maintain a state of happiness?”
  • “What skills am I being called to expand upon?”
  • “How can I cultivate an even better relationship with my intuition?”
  • “What is in my best interest to focus on this year?”
  • “How can I create greater health?”
  • “How can I create a more harmonious relationship with xxx (ie. my partner my child, my parent, my boss, myself, etc)?”
  • “How can I attract more wealth and abundance?”

There truly are limitless possibilities of what information you can access.

The greatest gift is the clarity of love and truth that emerges from these types of questions which create an instant feeling of groundedness, happiness and alignment! The stressful guesswork is eliminated, and allows your life to feel more joyful, harmonious and effortless!

With The Akashic Records, the possibilities to make 2019 your most aligned, happy, and harmonious year are truly infinite!

What are you choosing to create this year and how can you invite your Record Keepers to support you with that?

Jennifer Longmore is the founder of the world’s largest Akashic Record Training School and has taught more than 100,000 students in 100+ countries how to access this ancient tool for clarity, healing and manifestation. She has successfully conducted more than 30,000 Soul Purpose Sessions for people from all walks of life, including the who’s who of the entertainment industry, c-suite executives, influential leaders, politicians and more!  Through her life’s work, she has pulled together all of the wisdom gleaned from the Akashic Records in her life-changing book: Divine Guidance from the Akashic Records.  For more information, go to:

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