I am always amazed at how Spirit speaks to me. As I listened to an interview with Wallis Byrd, which Zoe was listening to, I found myself laughing. Once again, Spirit was giving me inspiration in a way only Spirit could do. I have so many things on my plate, many of which I am releasing and removing, especially those which no longer give me joy. I have come to this place where I have come to realize that if I am not enjoying it, if I cannot infuse joy into it, then it is not for me to continue to do. So now I play games with my cleaning, I sing songs and dance while I am doing chores around the house. I listen to Pharrell Williams’ song Happy whenever I am having trouble laughing or smiling or feeling overwhelmed by the stress.
In the interview, Byrd talked about how she worked so hard at trying to write music that she could not write. It was not until she moved and disrupted her routine that she realized that she was the architect of her life and her music. The reality we all are. I am the architect, or as don Miguel Ruiz would say, the artist of my life. I have the power to paint my life with paths of joy, peace, love, light and positive energy or not.
What I found funny was how we are coming to the end of this month of practicing play to begin a month of practicing questing. Yet it was in the midst of my playing that I found myself moving beyond some of the walls of certainty and routine in my life and embracing the wisdom and inspiration which seemed to flow from nowhere.
I have begun new habits, released old ones, and made a game of it. It is amazing what happens when you focus on letting go and having fun. I have met some of the most amazing people this month from across the country and developed a couple of friendships that I would like to believe will last for years to come. I have had fun playing games with my Pampered Chef VIP customers and giving away presents all week. I have had fun laughing at cartoons, reading jokes, listening to comedians, doing things I have not done in a very long time.
I have even found myself playing games in some of my dreams. LOL. Crazy when I find myself dreaming and competing again for the Next Food Network Star. Hah! I don’t even have television anymore. I have had the craziest of conversations with people as I have talked with them about God the comedian and the Hindi references to the play of God. It has totally transformed the way I think about creation stories. I can just see it now. Can’t you? Can’t you see God creating squash and then going hmm. I could pain this green. Yeah that looks good. Wait, what if I make it yellow. Cool now I have yellow squash and green squash. Oh wait, let me paint this one orange and ooh wait, I will squash it down a bit and call it butternut squash. Oh wait. How about if I take one and fill it with a surprise. You cook it and expect squash, but wait – wait – wait – you get spaghetti – LOL.
Oh I so love this word squash. I bet I can create a game out of it. Yup! Squash.
I can eat squash. I can play squash. I can even do squash on all kinds of things, like grilled cheese sandwiches. OOOH wait. I can make things to help me squash like grill presses to make paninis.
See what I mean. Can’t you see God playing!
Ok, so maybe it is just me. However, I like this vision of God’s creative and playful nature. It inspires me to be more like this and infuse this into my life. It does not mean I cannot be serious, rather that I can infuse humor and joy into all I do.
I can bring an ounce of levity into a situation to help build bridges, open us up to new ways of thinking, and relieve some tension
Yup Yup Yup. I love that sentence. Oh how I love Ducky! Yup yup yup. I know who I am dreaming about tonight.