Playground of Life

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I am traveling today. Please enjoy this post from a year ago!

10/14/16

A playground
is a wonderful haven
of learning opportunities
for the child
to explore;
how to maneuver,
to play
to climb,
to swing –
and as there
are other children
experiencing the playground,
are there not
a multitude
of opportunities
that allow the children
to interact with
each other,
to experience
the cause and effect
of human behavior?

And are there
not usually adults
who can intervene,
lend a hand,
to help them
work out
when there
may be conflict,
hurt feelings,
or a bruised knee?

And are you not
also playing on this
Playground of Life –
figuring out
how to maneuver,
to play,
to experience,
as you explore
the life you are living?

And when there
is conflict,
or you look
for direction
on how to proceed
or how to act
in any given situation,
you can rely on others
who can
lend a hand.

But as you are spirit
having a human experience
in this Playground of Life,
does not your
body give you
indications of
what feels right,
what feels uncomfortable,
or unsettled,
or adds to the drama
of what you are
experiencing?

And as always,
check in with your heart –
what brings you peace?
As you learn to trust
your inner guidance,
you can always
check in
with the spirit side
of You
as your humanness
explores the Playground of Life,
giving you a multitude
of opportunities
that allow you
to interact
and experience
the cause and effect
of human behavior.

Keep the “play”
in the Playground.
Experience the Joy.
And when conflict arises,
go to your heart –
and Be Love
to find Peace.

Laughter, Joy and Love

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10/02/17

Is there not magic
in the energy
of laughter,
Joy
and Love?
Is all not possible
in this loving space?
Is this not
when creation happens,
when you experience
Who You Are,
bathing in these
healing,
giving,
receiving,
properties of Love?

Can you not
make time stand still
when there is
laughter,
Joy
and Love –
in this moment
of the present,
do not past
and future
join you, too –
as you feel Love
in the now,
are you not
joyful with
All of You –
and does not
all the Love
there is
come to play
along with you?

Is there not healing
in the presence
of laughter,
Joy and Love –
do you not then
have permission
to let go,
to get out
and play –
does not the
little child in you
know exactly
what to do,
can you hold hands
with You,
invite your loved ones
to dance, too –
is it not
a party
when there is
laughter,
Joy
and Love?

Is there not magic
in the energy
of laughter,
Joy
and Love –
is this not
the magic
That Is You?
Can you look
for these moments
when a smile
spreads across
your face,
when you feel Light,
when you feel Love –
can not laughter
and Joy
open your heart,
invite you
to play?

Create.
Heal.
Play.
Be inspired
with laughter,
Joy
and Love.

There is magic
in the Joy
and Love
of You.

Grow Within

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9/19/17

“Grow up.”

And does not that phrase
give you a jolt –
is it not usually
to admonish one
who is not
“acting your age”,
does it not imply
to be more serious,
to let go of
childish behavior –
to become
an “adult”,
with whatever
connotation
that brings?

And yes,
it is good
to take responsibilities
seriously,
but we wish
to implore you –
grow within.

When you grow within,
do you not
already have
all you need
to experience,
to evolve,
to grow –
there is no need
to “grow up”,
or away
from Who You Are –
do you not wish
to keep playing
with the child
that is You?

Do you not see
the world with
different eyes,
does not the child
within you,
want to dance,
want to play,
to let curiosity lead,
to try something new,
to splash in
the water
just because?
Grow within.

Can you integrate
the parts of you
That Is You?

Is it not the
child within you
that loves to
revel in the
Joy –
does not “growing up”
often frown upon
this gleeful Joy –
yes, take your
child’s hand
and grow within
to see the Light –
All of You
basking in the Love
of All That Is.

Grow within
to meet You –
as you are more
than meets the eye,
you are beyond
what you can see,
it does not matter
where you are,
you exist Everywhere –
as you grow within,
do you not also
grow without?

Put the fun
back in growth.
Feel the Joy
as you experience.
What brings you Joy?
Is not the answer,
simply,
You?

Grow within to see
the Love That You Are.
When you find Joy
do you not also
find You?

Let your child
come out to play.
Grow with Joy.
Grow with Light.
Grow with Love.

Dancing With Love

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9/14/17

Change it up.
Try something new.

Are there not
many opportunities
for you
to not react
in the same way,
as you become aware
of patterns made –
if this,
then that –
does that not begin
to constrict
and limit you?

There is no need
for thought,
when going through
a familiar dance,
do you not anticipate
every turn,
ready with a usual
response,
but what if
there is a
new dance
that flows,
that brings out
a new way to move –
yes, it can be
daunting
to learn new steps –
but is there not
freedom
when you change it up,
try something new,
to not expect,
letting old ways
be transformed,
as you choose again?

Is it not Love
that is the energy,
that can transform,
that helps you see
in a different light –
can you call on
Love
to show you patterns
that you wish to see,
patterns that may
give you opportunities
to react
in a different way –
is not every opportunity
another chance
to choose
and Be,
Love?

Learn a new dance,
marvel at how
you move –
do you not
see You
in a different Light?
Does your awareness
not grow
when you are
part of this
Flow –
letting Love
lead the way?

And as you
shine your Light,
seeing patterns
that you have not
seen before –
is there not Gratitude
as you dance
and sway,
letting Love lift
and show You
the way –
as you change it up,
trying something new –
is there not Freedom
to let go
and truly Be You?

Be Aware.
Choose Love.
Dance with You.
Dance with Love.

Step Out, Look Within

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8/24/17

Are there not times
when you feel
closed in,
when the walls
that you face,
block the view
outside –
is it not good
to see a different view,
to change the scenery
of what you see
everyday?

Might what you see
change how you look
at what is familiar –
have you stopped
seeing what is there –
does it not take
a fresh look,
to see beyond
what you expect
to see?

Might you step outside
to step in the grass,
or to feel the dirt
beneath your feet –
what are the leaves
doing,
are they still
or do they dance
to a breeze that blows
or is stagnant
in the heat?

When you look above
what is the color
of the sky,
what images do the
clouds
show you today –
there is movement,
something changing
all the time
outside –
how do you
wish to move
or wish to go
today?

You are limited
by your body –
you can only do
so many things,
but are you not
expansive energy
beyond your body,
beyond your mind –
can you open up
the doors
of the vessel
you are in –
to bring out
the Force of Love
that wants to play
and to explore?

You may feel
limited,
you may think
there are things
you cannot do –
but “doing”
is not the only
way to achieve
a certain goal.

When the goal
is to feel Love,
to feel the Peace
you know is there –
might you add Joy
to what you wish for,
who would not
wish to find Joy
somewhere?

In the presence
of your Be-ing,
can you not
Be with Love
and Peace –
is there not Joy
in the stopping
to smell the roses,
when you wish
to Be at One –
take time
to Be
with what feeds
your very Soul.

Be expansive.
Be curious.
See what
surrounds you
in a different light.
Turn up your Light.
There Is Love.
There Is Peace.
There Is Joy.
There Is You.

Being Joy

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8/08/17

Enjoy.
Have fun.
Hope you have
a good time.

Are these not phrases
that go along
with plans you make
to have fun –
yes, planned events
are wonderful experiences,
giving you permission
to attend to
and focus on
doing something different,
seeing something new
and getting ready
to have fun.
Enjoy.

Are there preparations needed
to enjoy,
to have fun,
to have a good time –
yes, as experiences
can be planned events,
can you not experience
Be-ing Joy
at any place,
at any time?

Is there not a difference
between be-ing
and having –
if you have fun,
does it also not become,
you “had” fun
when it is over?

Yes, there is Joy
in the planning of,
the anticipation of,
then having wonderful
experiences
that are new
or different,
planned vacations
that give you permission
to enjoy
and have fun.

Can you give yourself
permission to
Be Joy
at any place,
at any time?

You need not
be “doing”
any specific thing,
to find the Joy
That You Are –
does not Joy
wait patiently
for the recess bell
to ring?
And when called upon,
does Joy not leap
at the chance
to come alive –
do you not feel
most alive,
when dancing
with the freedom,
the “fun”
that Joy
most often brings?

Does not Gratitude
open the heart –
do Gratitude and Joy
not go hand-in-hand,
it matters not
which one goes first –
do they not both
lead you to Love?

And there,
do you not enjoy Joy –
the lightness,
the lifting,
that Be-ing Joy brings –
you need not prepare,
no travel need take place –
can you not go to
your Space of Joy,
anytime,
anywhere?

Give yourself permission
to be Joy –
it is not to be earned,
it is not a reward.
Joy Is an Essence of You,
it celebrates the
Love That You Are.

Celebrate You.
Be Joy.

Bubbles of Love

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7/08/17

A child delights
in seeing bubbles
rise up,
floating through
the air –
do bubbles
not express
a lightness
of Be-ing,
as the breeze
swirls and
lifts the bubbles
that are lighter
than air –
yes, do not even
grown-ups
smile in delight
when seeing
bubbles fly?

And is there not
a playful theme
to bubbles –
do you not
pamper yourself
with a bubble bath,
are there not
luxurious bubbles,
maybe scented –
but always fun?

Is it not a
celebration
to pop the cork
of champaign,
even sparkling water
brings effervescense
that tickles your nose –
do you not have
memories of
blowing bubbles
in a pool
or in your milk –
yes, bubbles
are able
to make
you smile.

Are they childhood
memories
of a lightness
of Be-ing,
or do not
bubbles demonstrate
rules of gravity
can be broken –
is it their
spontaneity
or unpredictability
that makes you smile
when bubbles
come out to play?

Can you capture
the delight
you remember when
you see bubbles
floating in the air,
they appear to be
without a care –
might you imagine
your worries,
your burdens
that feel heavy –
can you place
them in bubbles
to be sent
up in the air –
when the bubbles pop,
is not all released
to the Universe?

Let bubbles remind you
of your lightness
of Be-ing,
might you be
spontaneous,
letting flow
take you
where it needs
to go.
Bring out the Joy
that is always
within You –
can you let
your soul
come out
to play?

Be light
like a bubble
as you share
your Light.
With Joy
and Love –
may you play,
may you dance,
now fly!