Are you open to playing the game of life freely, or do you have a strategy? When a new day is born, it is the same as opening a brand new game box that you have never played before. This is a game that you can choose to play with enthusiasm. As you prepare the pieces of the game what state of energy are you in? Preparing for game day is much like preparing your tea or coffee, taking a shower, and getting the children ready for school. You can decide which players, or qualities of the heart, you would like to connect with throughout the day. I like to feel this is like a game of Chutes and Ladders (for its Wonder) mixed with a little bit of Dungeons and Dragons (for its practice with envisioning and creating) and Chess (not for its strategy, but for its pieces that are certain to behave in reliable ways).
After the preparatory phase you invite people to play this game with you, either consciously or not. Each person and experience that makes its way into your awareness is playing the game of life with you! Isn’t that really fun when you play this way?
When the game of life is taken seriously, there are limits and contractions that show themselves. Of course, in this game of life we are not always laughing, but it certainly can be light.
Each inspired action we take during the day is also part of the game with its own chute or ladder up ahead. It can be fun to slide down a chute, and also incredible to see the sights from the heights of the ladder. Each experience and player you meet will be impacted by the way you move. You are that powerful. You have everything inside to create a light, peaceful, and harmonious day. How will you play the game of your miraculous life today?
Courage is not an act of bravery, like we have been taught. It is also not something that we force or struggle with. It is not something to achieve because it’s already there inside us. Rather, Courage is fully receiving what life presents to us. It’s the alignment with our true self. You will access the courage within you when you soften and flow with moment-to-moment experience. We have been taught that courage is pushing through, working hard, rolling up our sleeves, etc. We even admire those around us that fight for what they believe, or fight a disease, fight the system, etc.
What if life could be more enjoyable than this? What if we can choose to align with the wisdom inside that deeply knows each experience presented to us is for our highest expansion? How would we meet each moment in that state?
It can be easy to forget this wisdom within us, especially when we are constantly on the go and/or distracted. Sometimes the first step to accessing Courage is getting curious about it. Next, pause throughout the day several times to allow and even invite it to be with you. As you connect more and more to your own wisdom, Courage grows and expands all on its own without you having to make it or anything happen. This is our true power as humans and it’s the real fuel from which we discover it was there all along.
Birth and death are cycles very similar to the cycle a flower has from seed to blossom to withering. Each cycle of our life invites us to blossom in new ways. Understanding this lets us move through our own cycles with greater ease and less resistance. It defies the laws of nature to only be in one phase forever, and when we think that life should be different from the way it is, we suffer.
Sunrises and sunsets are great examples, as well. There is always a newness (or birth) with which we can see our experience. Sunsets represent the death of our day and the opportunity to experience the cycle all over again the next day. Both sunrises and sunsets are equally beautiful and ways that we can remember to honor the cycles of our own unique experiences.
Even the breath cycle of inspiration and expiration reminds us that one cannot exist without the other in its wholeness.
This is also true of mental, emotional, and physical body states of being. Discomfort, pain, acute illness, dis-ease and disease are all ways we can allow a death and a birth to take place while connecting with the certainty that all of life is a cycle and an invitation of renewal.
Pain of any kind (mental/ emotional/ physical) is only information. The information is always an invitation to align with peace. Aligning with peace always means allowing what is to be. This allowing will allow everything to soften instead of contract. Softening lets the innate wisdom from within to flow with more grace and ease. Also, breathing deeply from the lower belly lets any contractions in the mind or body to release.
Pain doesn’t ever mean you aren’t healthy or that you are weaker than others. Sometimes pain is the most efficient way to move stuck energy and allow the wisdom to reset itself to its true source of harmony, which is your birthrite.
Check out the flow chart below to assist with how you can make peace with pain.
Most people want to get to certainty by controlling their experience by any means possible in the form of mind-based distractions. However, this thought-based form of control by doing will never allow you to access the pure potential of who you really are, which is completely fulfilled at all times.
To really allow unlimited access to the certainty of anything, one must practice the feeling of certainty. Not in a fake-it-till-you-make-it way, because that would be inauthentic – but in a real-time allowing-and-embracing-of-all-that-is way.
It’s when we can let go of a desired outcome or goal that we allow our innate intelligence and wisdom to shine and guide the way to certainty.
I created this infographic to visually explain the energetics of your emotional alignment and how that can contribute to your physical alignment. You can also find this infographic and much more similar content in my eBook “The Liberation of Joy” .
If you’re interested in discussing the Mind Body Connection even more deeply, we hold Mind Body Community Gatherings in the office on the last Wednesday of each month at 7pm.
The only reason most people try to be better is that they believe they are lacking something, are inherently not good enough, or are under the impression that one must work hard to achieve success. All of these reasons are fine reasons if that’s your thing, but if you’d like to align with more ease in your life I’ll invite you to a new perspective.
What if you loosened your grip on achievements and let yourself capture the Wonder of the Day? You would send a powerful signal to your trillion cells, which would raise your vibration and allow you to receive more effortlessly. By aligning with ease, you can connect to the wisdom of your heart and the intelligence of the body in a more fluid way. This fluidity creates lightness in all of your activities and this is also when true Joy shows up! Joy is who we really are, regardless of conditions outside of us. This is why I welcome heartfelt inspiration over mind-led determination. It’s easier and more fun.
The gift you are to the world is so exquisite. but do you know it? If you knew this incredible gem how would you experience your life each day?
It is not how much we are doing each day but who we are being in the world that really contributes to us and our loved ones.
It’s the way we allow ourselves to shine no matter what activity we are doing. We have the ability to connect to this part of yourself in each breath. Each moment gives us another chance to choose to shine.
I’m here to assist you with discovering your joy from within.