Seth Godin and a gadzillion other tuned in wonderful thinker sharer people suggest that you reconnect to your essential reason for doing a thing, your why, your what for. I agree, completely and decided, this past week, to step off the gas on some projects and to reconnect to my "what for" and discovered, to my great dismay, that I am a total bore, cuz it's the same thing, all the way across the board. Like a Cindi Lauper fiend, I am a girl who just wants to have fun.
W hich made me realize that my mind still thinks that fun isn't deep, that fun is shallow and my mind still has some minor to major (depending on what part of my life we're talkin' here) hang ups on trusting the fun beacon.
Fun beacon, like the bat signal, that rises out above the crime and grime ridden streets of Gotham city. Let me give you a less comic-book example from my own life. One of the first thing I peered at under my "what for" monocle, was this desire I have for play churches to become a movement. I want there to be one in each city and village across the world, where people ritually play consciously together each week and pause their lives to share presence and their hearts and their joys, with each other and kids apprentice themselve to that and the world gets more joyful every day.
I'd lost connection with my what for and was lost in the details of trying to make them happen, which, except for the one I run on my own, is only haphazardly happening, so I was feeling chronic and unacknowledged disappointment and was often vibrating there.
When I peered through the briars of disappointment to find the "what for" I heard a Morgan Freeman type voice in my head say, "for the fun of it grasshopper, for the fun of it." And as I heard that one of the briars clenching me tight loosened, Morgan is so right. Play churches, every thing about them, ARE SO FREAKING FUN. Everything about them is fun to me, dreaming them, starting them, the astonishingly sweet delight of having someone come for the first time and watching their hearts warm up and, o! when their heart's smile reaches the smile on their face! And when they meet their community in this new way and relationships get stronger and realer and people start to wise up about their joy and their own authentic expression. It's like a carnival for me. Except, I'd forgotten to stay focused in those sweet, truly fun spaces. And without my "why" I got unanchored from the depth of the dream and it's inherent wisdom and guidance and was kind of hacking away up at the surface, rather ineffectively.
Gosh, what a relief to reconnect with that why. It's empowering and strengthening in every possible way. I often tell clients that their dreams are hailing them beyond their current limitations and that's why they feel so sexy and bright. When you remember this, you can actively have fun with the moments where you go beyond your Stuck, and enter the lightness that your dreams are actually calling you towards, which is, by my account, a most wondrous way to have fun with life.
Because the least fun I have in life is when I somehow get crossways of a dream and feel horribly behind and off track and out of sync with where my True Life is calling me to. Fun is going with your real life.
As I continued to peer beneath my dreams, pure fun was at the core of all of them, and then, I realized, it's at the core of everything. When we are utterly given over to our deepest fun, we have become elemental, and completely merged with our Source essence.
Fun is our most unfettered state.
"God and I are like two fat people in a tiny boat, we keep bumping into each other and laughing." Hafiz
love from the deep,
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