During a medium session last week, the client asked if there were any other messages that she needed to hear from her mother. Her mother, without skipping a beat and in a jovial fashion suggested bluntly, “Quit taking yourself so damn seriously! Go play!” The client chuckled. Yep!
Then, in a conversation with my doctor, she relayed that the vast majority of her patients were coming in due to anxiety. And I reciprocated by saying that most of the clients that I was seeing who have pretty intense workloads or who are in the medical/healing profession (or both) are really burnt out. Over it! Right now, with everyone back in business, people are feeling a lot of pressure and lack of motivation.
It’s hard down here on earth. Doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out. It can be heavy, emotions spiking and diving from the highest to lowest of frequencies, anywhere from pure and utter joy all the way down to shame, guilt, and self-sabotage. Then you bring us all together as one collective, and we sound like a super busy, incoherent flock of seagulls trying to grab at the same Dorito. What that “Dorito” is metaphorically, we don’t really know. (And maybe that’s part of the problem).
This is a Wake Up Call (WUC).
And WUCs are actually opportunities for deliberate change and introspection. What is most important here? One word: PLAY.
If you have ever related or are currently pulling all your hair out, here are some TIPS for sanity:
1. Look at your calendar. Find time to play – literally schedule it.
Here’s the thing about playing. Typically, it’s fun! Remember? And that doesn’t mean going to the local playground and finding some kids to run around with. That, my friends, could get you a back seat pass to the paddy wagon. Find what makes you happy, which leads us to…
2. What makes you happy? (Focus sacral chakra)
Some clients come in with what looks through my third eye like a “flat” sacral chakra. The sacral is all about joy, creativity, sensuality, balanced emotions (joy). A healthy sacral is a bright Florida orange color. Theirs typically might be a little rusty looking. (Side note: this color could also indicate a medical issue or even menstruation with women, so I always have to ask.) If it’s emotional or mental in nature, I tell them to go play, be creative, flow with life! ‘Nough said.
3. If you’re angry, frustrated, or irritated, you’re not playing.
Umm… I think this one’s pretty self-explanatory. However, as I have observed general behavioral patterns and done a little research (literature), I know conceptually that if I’m in a funk, it’s typically about me. Projection is a killer. If something or someone is a face on your personal dartboard, before you throw the dart, go play. (Playing is also processing).
4. Surround yourself with other people who play!
Who of your friends, family, colleagues feeds you with energy? They’re the ones you want to spend your time with. Don’t guillotine your list of buddies, but do begin to observe who feeds your soul. There are a lot of discernment opportunities floating around – definitely start grabbing for that balloon string. Sometimes if we are unsure, it helps to at least write down what we deserve in relationships; then the manifestation process can begin!
So, I don’t know about you, but I’m heading outside to go for a walk and play with the dancing leaves. Frolic with the birds and deer. Yes, some call me Snow White. Nature is how I play. Now it’s your turn!!
Signing off with a little David Bowie because, well, he rocks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbD_kBJc_gI
Sending joy and playfulness,