The Healing Power of JOY

An essential aspect of life is learning how to make joy happen. When you’re not constantly joyful, you have a health problem.

Joy energizes for success and health. It is a mistake to wait for joy, especially if you are waiting in a state of anger, fear, doubt, apprehension, anxiety, worry, etc. Instead, you must always be joyful to reach the full capacity of your spirit to execute what you will. Being joyful is an act of the will; joy is based on the conviction that you’re a divine being. Joy is the power that carries your intention to conclusion. If you must make a living, then enjoy it. If not, you’re making yourself sick.

Joy promotes physical healing. There’s a craving for joy because it’s healing. The joy that leads to healing is the joy of being at peace. Peace is your nature. You don’t have to look for peace, but you spend a lot of time disturbing your peace. Everlasting joy provides everlasting healing – that’s the fountain of youth.

Children bring their own joy – they’re not waiting on you to bring it to them. As an adult, you love children because they bring you joy. But somewhere in this socialization process, you hijack your joy and abandon it for a ridiculous idea that joy resides in material possessions. You came into the world a bundle of joy, but it eventually turned into heartbreak, disappointment, and pain, but now you’re seeking to find joy externally. These negative experiences get locked into your organ systems and block your life force.

Joy is at the top of the hierarchy of health. Experiencing joy is a holistic source of healing. Joy generates solar energy that flows through and nourishes every cell of your body – it awakens and revitalizes you and rises to the brain. When you’re experiencing joy, the solar energy our Kamitic ancestors referred to as “Ra” (“chi” in the Chinese tradition) is nourishing every cell in your body and especially the brain through the images in your mind.

When you feel joyful, that joy is revving up the cells in your body, increasing your metabolism, and energizing the vital organs. Everything in your body is invigorated when you’re feeling joyful. So you crave it and invent all kinds of ways to renew a sense of joy. You crave food so you can increase the supply of fuel. Joy works in the same way. The problem is that some of us mistake the vehicle for joy for the feeling of joy, so you’re always looking for the next “high.” You pursue joy through something that gives you joy – a date, movie, club, sexual encounter, etc. After that sumptuous meal, after the football game, how long does the feeling of joy last — a couple of hours, maybe? Then you’re off to the next fix.

When your spirit is losing or has lost vitality, its ability to execute what you will or desire is compromised. It lets you know through the unpleasant feeling of anger, fear, worry, grief, sadness, frustration, disgust, criticizing, etc. However, when your spirit is energized to execute what you will, it lets you know through the pleasant feeling of joy.

The very moment that you are joyful, your physical body is in a state of healing and well-being. Joy is the energy state that triggers all your vital functions to work well. At the other end of the spectrum, the very moment that you are angry, afraid, worried, anxious, etc., i.e., in stress mode, your physical body is in a state of illness and depressed vitality. Stress is the energy state that triggers all your vital functions to work incorrectly.

Joy is a sign of life. Joy invigorates, it stimulates, it vitalizes. If you want to succeed at something, you must see yourself having something with a smile or laughter, with thoughts that affirm your understanding of why you should be laughing or smiling. For instance, if you have a health challenge, visualize yourself as though you are healed.

Things are not joyful, you enjoy things — there’s a difference. Unlike drugs or alcohol or marijuana or sex, joy can be renewed from the memory of the joyful experience. That’s the beauty of joy — you can relive the memory, not the event. People have the habit of reliving unpleasant experiences when they should be cultivating the habit of reliving their most joyful experiences. The memories of joyful experiences are your medicine.

You must always be joyful. Never-ending joy is happiness. Happiness is enjoying the good things in the world and enjoying peace during denial and difficulties. Peace must take the place of stress responses. Peace must be cultivated through the establishment of the enjoyment of inner peace in all situations of challenge where you would otherwise manifest a stress response. This is inner peace. Once you have attained happiness – unending joy – your spirit will remain in a continuous state of equilibrium and vitality, enabling you to achieve and maintain well-being and success.

Engage in a daily practice of visualizing your person acting in a manner that shows that you are at peace and enjoying being at peace! Enough repetitions in a meditative state of seeing your person acting in a manner that shows you’re at peace in a challenging situation will enable you to manifest peace and its enjoyment in future situations of challenge. You can also recall joyful moments at any time.

Ultimately, joy is living as a divine being, not the enjoyment of things in the world. Those things are ephemeral and transient. God put joy in our spirit and it isn’t contingent on anything else.


  • Kofi Adebayo

    Kofi Adebayo began his search for truth 40 years ago while majoring in philosophy in college. Even as a child, Kofi realized the world subsists on a web of intricate lies promulgated primarily by "intelligent" political, business, and religious leaders. He began with many years of independent study of African history, culture, and religion. Even after decades of discovery, Kofi believes he has only taken a sip from a wellspring of Black thought and achievement.