Can you believe it…is it really possible that Joy and Play are the conjoined twins of the death of Ego?
It’s not as black and white as that, necessarily. Yet the truth is actually as fundamental as being joyful and playful; this little concoction from the RIGHT Energy within creates the deadliest weapons against the threats of the world, down to our spat with our neighbors.
I won’t walk us through the long journey of what is play, what is not play, and how is play/joy accomplished in a way to crush the ego and be set free. Why would I do that, when I know that the very plague of the mind is thinking? Because thoughts are formed from mostly conditioning, and we all have different barometers for our life stories as we experience them at this moment and all moments.
But I’ll challenge you at this very juncture to look back at one time when you’ve noticed that doing something so blissful evaporated the need to think. Or to recall when sharing a laugh or cry with anyone reset the climate to kindness and compassion. It’s not too hard to notice how Ego, that ever-present nemesis of being aligned with anyone…everyone…took a back seat to the presence of just being happy. Or even just Being.
If you’re having a hard time recalling this kind of moment, perhaps you’ve decided to undertake a life of pure drama. And that is changeable for us all, I assure you. Don’t believe me? Turn to a TED Talk or two.
Further, I then wrote a book of my own dramas - Follies of an Awakening Fool - in 2013 as I was purging my old stories. For some, a lot of awakening took place just from reading this candid journey of awakening. For others, there lies the knowledge that there was so much more to be understood, and are awaiting the sequel.
Except that I am LIVING the sequel.
The joy and the play are not easy for us to achieve, on levels that set Ego ablaze! The closest we have to that reality is in our early childhood, and even then many of us have had that hope crushed right from the gate.
But that’s not what we came to live in as permanent stories! We did, however, come to experience them. And to grow through them…to find our way back to bliss, joy, and play!
In this dawning of the new era, none of us came to be stuck in suffering old world ways. Not one of us. We have now realized that we have choice in every aspect of our lives, and that is a Universal Consciousness shared into all of our DNA…our cosmic wiring. Thus, play and joy are not just optional now; they are expected!
The only catch is that it is choice. Which means not a single energy is going to come from the sky and fix our inner happiness. It is an inside job. Nobody will give us the definitive permission slip to stop hiding from ourselves; only we alone can free our minds, yes? It’s not just a prophetic message for the future. It is for the NOW.
That said, you gotta start trusting someone or some thing if you’re going to set yourself free. And why not start now? If even in one instance today you allow yourself to choose joy over pain, anger, fear, hate, suffering..even to find it joyful to be able to feel those mindsets…BOOM. A powerful elixir of empowerment sets in!
If you take that to the egoic level, well you didn’t find the joy or play that is transformative yet. But it is there. Trust. And it’s yours to be had.