Creative Growth,  Good Life Vibe

Increase Your Level of Bliss

time to thriveI just love it when the Universe whispers messages to me over and over again.  Recently the message has been, “Up your tolerance for bliss.”  It is a backwards way to think, really.  Bliss isn’t something you imagine should need tolerating.  But the truth is, it can be an intense ride.

This messages was first something I felt.  About a year ago I had a couple of back to back months when I experienced extreme levels of happiness, felt like I was in my zone, and detected intense waves of ecstasy coursing through my veins.  I was hitting the mark on so many of my dreams and life was just plain good!

I identified all that as bliss.  If I had been any happier, I might have exploded.  I wondered if I had maxed out on the amount of happiness I could handle or if perhaps I might be able to adjust my inner bliss threshold so that I might eventually withstand even more.


Months later while listening to the audiobook Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity by Edwene Gaines, I heard her mention that this was an important aspect of prosperity.  She suggested that to follow through with calling more abundance into your life you would need to be able to stretch your capacity for bliss.  Later that same day, I opened one of Danielle LaPorte’s Truthbombs only to find that exact message staring at me from the computer screen.

Ah, I thought.  This message is for me. And so, I am setting out on a journey to consciously increase my tolerance for bliss.

“How does one do that?” you ask.  Indeed,  I am beginning by asking myself that same thing!  Curiosity is a great tool for creating life. I believe that my creative spirit must surely know, and so I have invited it to show me the way.

Journey to Increased Bliss

To help me stay on that path, I have chosen the word THRIVE as my word for the year.  I imagine that when one is in a state of thriving they are experiencing levels of BLISS.  Perhaps the two words are sisters!  

Rachel Payne life creativity coach

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I am Rachél Payne, the quirky, dedicated heart behind Creativity Tribe. I am an artist, writer, and creative life advocate.


  • Mimi Ortiz

    This makes me think of what you told me about at your gathering for your massage therapy. When you told me about your Life Coaching and teaching people to “get out of their own way” to allow good things to happen in their lives. I think so many of us get stuck in that rut…that waiting for that bubble to burst..for the floor to fall out from under us…we never truly get to enjoy happy. I’ve so much to learn, Guru. Lead…I will follow.

  • SuziCate

    I recently posted on my blog about the difference between surviving and thriving. I want to THRIVE! Therefore, I’m following my bliss!

  • Linda Kinnaman

    Oh Rachel, I remember that day of your first experience in the snow!!! Your laughter echoed throughout the retreat and I couldn’t help but smile myself. Good memory!

    I am a big fan of how you are able to enjoy and soak up the present and squeeze all the good stuff out of it. A gift for sure. I need to learn to cultivate this in my own life.

    Love YOU!

  • kim critzer

    Rachel – once again I feel like you took my feelings and thoughts and put them down as your words. I hope it is a lovely year of thriving more than you can possibly stand.

    Thank you for all your inspiration.