Posted by Gaye Abbott
The line I love the most in your last post (and there were many of them) was “…the most important thing about playing the Great Game of Life is not to try to WIN it, it’s to help each other to regain the freedom to come out to play!”
I have taken that to heart this past week given that I feel a force, much greater than I have ever felt before, present behind me. This force has a gentle, but very firm hand on my back and (with a smile mind you) is applying an energetic pulse so strong that it is tipping me into a space of creation and trust that I have been way too afraid to inhabit.
I could say that this tipping point has occurred because the money that has gotten me thus far along the path seems to be draining away without any clear indication that there will be much more to fill the coffers. But, I don’t believe it is about the money. Money is simply a catalyst for taking a look at what is important in life .
When are we the most comfortable? I say when we are playing – in free flow, having fun and loving each moment no matter what we may be involved in. Yet the self imposed seriousness of life we take on as adults so casually, like a well worn piece of clothing, seems to dictate so many of our thoughts, feelings and actions.
I am not saying that there is nothing to be serious about, for we find ourselves in quite a personal and global predicament right now – a tipping point on a very grand scale. But, what if that very struggle has been brought about because we have selected hard work that often co-opts our essential nature, monetary gain that doesn’t consider others, and imbalanced power that wrecks havoc on healthy relationship. with ourselves, each other, and the planet that we are so intimately a part of. These ways may have been selected over living in love, compassion, mindfulness, beauty, interconnected and integrated awareness, vital health and creative play in our lives.
There are many indigenous tribal cultures and so called impoverished groups of people that show us by their very being that a life well lived is far more about connection, community, creativity and story telling, gratitude for what is, and certainly play! Even amidst the greatest poverty and seemingly difficult circumstances.
Being told that we need to move out of our “comfort zones” in order to grow many of us, including me, have gone the distance to do just this. This often happens when we are prior to, and at, that “tipping point” that I am speaking to in this post. For me it is a felt experience on all 5-stars of the Natural Wealth approach.
A startling realization has come recently that at the height of this tipping point I am putting life energy into focusing on the challenges: minor health imbalance over the last month; family communication concerns and business relationship growth; monetary funds dwindling with no clear sign or means of replenishment; a pattern of not trusting my fullest expression; and the presence of fear as I move into unknown territory within my purpose here in this life.
Another choice is possible. I can solidly land myself in that comfort zone of play (i.e. creative life giving process) not always knowing what the heck I am doing or where it is going to lead. Fear seems to dissipate within this process revealing what fun it is to be with the emerging life pieces to the puzzle. The heart simply lends guidance and a gentle nudge from time to time.
I have found that play can take many forms and is absolutely up to each of us to uniquely create and co-create together. I, for one, am putting attention on more play and less struggle in all areas of wealth. Focusing on my bodies natural blueprint for vital health; heart based and honest communication and trust with family, friends, and business partners; and deep trust in the knowing that as I release each fear that arises about being in my fullest expression and essential nature, the alignment will naturally bring in monetary support on all levels, as well as expand my life experience in a multitude of directions long dreamed of.
Parting words here: I am learning to live life in the creative comfort zone of play, especially when at that tipping point, letting go on the exhale with a big YESSSSSSSS! and dropping the “I can’t because…” from my vocabulary.
I imagine the many times I have ridden the crest of a wave on a boogie board, been in uninhibited joy and creative sensual play on the dance floor, felt my hands in the soil bringing new life to possibility, gazed into the eyes of a loved one and told them how I feel, brought to the outside a written line that expresses the depth of my knowing and feeling inside, laid my hands on another in pain with the intent to bring comfort, played outrageously with a child, or looked up at the sky and felt the significance of a life well lived.
I ask you and all of our readers. Will you come out and play with me?!
Love and Gratitude for our dialog Richard!
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