This past week, the family and I spent Spring Break in Washington, D.C. Seems that every time I travel, take a shower, or use the toilet, I get some sort of “download” of wisdom. Again, the Powers the Be do have a stellar sense of humor. Here is a “download” I received while in D.C., immediately following a shower (of course):
“Our life experiences are like a thumbprint to our soul. Every person has a specific energy, frequency and vibration that provide them a certain identity. Jesus feels different from Buddha who feels different from your cousin, for example. Our lights, our thumbprints are all different for a reason, but we all come here (earth) from the same place to serve our own specific purpose. Our purpose, based on our frequency and life experience, and in combination with our “God Spirit,” adds to the evolution of the human race, actually pulling us closer to our Creator. So as we continue to follow the life experiences that match with our original frequency (or God’s thumbprint for us), we are literally bringing heaven to earth.”
Make sense? I had to read it over a few times if that’s any consolation.
Next question: How do we know or sense our original frequency? The Answer: By doing those things that come naturally to us, those things that we truly enjoy doing from our core. It is so contradictory to what we are taught in our social systems, that we really have to make a conscious effort to reconnect with those aspects of who we truly are.
So, now how do I tie this in with laughter you ask? Well, because we seem to lose sight of God’s thumbprint (our natural inclinations) when we are caught in the illusion of agony and suffering. Our thumbprints get dirty, and so we need to wash our hands! Laughter, in this case, is the soap. In fact, there is an old Jewish proverb that reads, “As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.” When we look at life from a place of humor, it speeds up healing, clears grievances, breaks the monotony. To top it off, here are some of the benefits of laughing!
– Lowers blood pressure
– Reduces stress hormones
– Works your abs
– Improves cardiac health
– Boosts immune system (T-cells)
– Triggers the release of endorphins (woot!)
– Produces a general sense of well-being
– Connects people – laughter has no language
Not surprisingly, I have some pretty hilarious stories (I mean, who doesn’t?), but instead of sharing them in writing, I thought I’d create a Photo Layout of family funny photos to share. Enjoy! I’m also going to share some of my favorite things to watch when I need a good laugh.
1. America’s Funniest Videos (remember that show? Yes, it’s still running.)
2. John Oliver’s Dalai Lama: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (I like this one best – parental advisory.)
3. Saturday Night Live classics
4. And check out Rolling Stones article: Readers’ Poll: The 25 Funniest Movies of All Time
And it actually helps me to make a list so I can go back and revisit these things when I feel totally overwhelmed and need a good laugh. Remember, the more laughers, the merrier. And, I can’t resist ending this month’s hilarious topic with a quote from the king of silliness, Dr. Seuss: From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.
Can’t wait to laugh with you soon!