Oh boy did I need this reminder today. I'm fairly certain this message was just for me. 😉I hope Mother's latest video resonates with you too and tickles your funny bone. I'm one of the people Mother describes as someone who has the tendency to take themselves and their lives too seriously. Sigh. I appreciate that She makes it clear that only we know what's too serious. Here's how it goes for me. I have an issue or a challenge that's up and I start focusing on it with the intention of finding a solution that is hopefully healthy and loving. But at some point, I make the mistake of again believing that I can think my way out of a personal problem rather than act my way out of one. I start to replace my healthy actions with thinking and then brooding, then comes self-absorption and inevitably my anxiety takes over the whole thing and laughter, fun, lightheartedness start to feel like a waste of time. Oh, you tricky shadow you.
The only time my thoughts help me to find a solution is when I'm using critical thinking, pen, and paper, processing with a friend or therapist, or following the thoughts that flow from my light to remind me to continue taking the loving actions that support me on every level. But if I'm on a hamster wheel thought pattern, it's pretty much only a matter of time until I spiral down into serious/anxious/overwhelm mode. Mother teaches that the best way to get off the hamster wheel is to get outside your head and reach out to someone and support them for a while. Once I've remembered that I can indeed be useful, I then try and connect with a friend who knows the true value of humor and the power of play. When I let myself play I always feel revitalized, grounded, and ready to take action in supporting the solution to my issue and let my thoughts assist in the process rather than run the show.
If you've never heard of it, you may want to check out Laughter Yoga. It is a fantastic practice that will keep laughter front and center in your life. Mother recommends it highly! She often asks people what they do for fun or when was the last time they played. Give it a try. The only thing you have to lose is your anxiety. What's not to love about that?! For those of you living in the Atlanta area, I just found Laughter Yoga Atlanta. Lucky you!
What do you do for playtime? 🤣🤣💃🤸♂️🚵♂️🎨🎸🛴🛶🎢🏖🎉🐶🐱🐴🌺🥳🤪Let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you.
You'll definitely want to watch Mother's insightful and powerful conclusion to Her 4 part series on our stories and how they define our lives. If you're feeling ready to change your story, this is the video for you. I will say that the technique Mother is offering absolutely works! I've done it, and others have also done it and shared with me the profound shift it afforded them, not just in the immediate story they were trying to rewrite, but their whole lives. At first, I found it both wondrous and unsettling to look myself in the eyes and address myself in the 3rd person. And yet after only a few times, I found it deeply effective.
I look in the mirror all the time to brush my teeth, wash my face, check my clothing, and look in my eyes if I think there is something in them that is irritating them, but rarely, if ever, did I look deeply into my eyes the way I would someone I loved and cared about. This one exercise has done wonders for my self-esteem. I find that my love and desire to care for myself is steadily growing organically. And as a result, I feel better and more available to love and care for others. I believe this little gem of an exercise, that only takes me less than a minute to do, is helping me to mature emotionally and spiritually so that I can feel that equality to all humans in my self-worth and value as an individual. I highly recommend you try this. I admit the 30-day challenge Mother put on it is new to me and not something I've done but I'm super excited to try it and see what happens.
Are you with me? If so let me know in the comments below and let's do this together!
Much love to you,
In this continuation of Mother's powerful life-changing teaching about our personal stories, She begins the deep dive with actions designed to get you laser focused on what story you're ready to rewrite and why it's time to do so. I can only speak for myself, but I know this process works.
Too often I use my ability to ignore what insight I do receive about one of my stories so I won't have to make any changes. I look but I don't see. I hear but I don't listen. I feel but I don't acknowledge. That way I get to stay in my comfortable patterns even if they make me unhappy. But when I'm deeply honest with myself and see, listen, and acknowledge the truth then write it all down, I move one big step closer to becoming willing to change.
Once it's written down I can no longer avoid why this part of my story needs to change. The magic of self-honesty broadens my understanding of just how bound in unhappiness certain parts of the story make me. It's almost as if before I put it all down on paper I can't appreciate the good nor fully realize the bad. By maintaining a lack of clarity I neither get the full benefit nor feel all the pain. Basically, I keep myself just numb enough to stay in an old version of safety. I have found that I would always rather feel the normal pain of life than stay numb and live only a half-life.
With Mother in my life I'm much braver and willing to dive into these kinds of experiences of self-discovery because I know She's got my back, and my front, and every possible side. 🥰 And if She's got me, She definitely has you too. Let me know in the comment section below if Mother's process is working to illuminate the stories of your life that are ready and excited to shift.
Please share Mother's video with your friends and loved ones who you feel need a shift in their story.
Thanks so much for watching! I hope you're enjoying this beautiful spring. 🦋🌸🌈☔️