Pleasure: a word so pleasing and yet confused with shame and guilt. How can this be? What does pleasure mean to you? Would you define pleasure as a source of happiness, joy, or satisfaction? This would be close to our definition.
It is written, “It is God’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” And, since we are made in the “image and likeness of God” it would be ‘godly’ to also experience pleasure. Do you agree?
Where did the notion that ‘pleasure is a sin’ come from? Maybe the word has been associated with disgraceful perversions, twisted meanings, or improper definitions. Let us put these aside, and focus on the true meaning of the original word – a feeling of delight.
From here it is simple to see that to enjoy pleasure can be positive, wholesome and satisfying to experience, even considered healthy. If joy is the elixir of life, then pleasure is its partner. What brings you delight? Here are three of our favorites:
Camaraderie with friends
Enjoying Nature in the great outdoors
Sharing a home cooked meal with family
~ The Ancient Ones
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This message was channeled by Stacey Stephens, Healing Channel for The Ancient Ones.