Updated: Jun 25
“What are you working on today?” So often I get asked this. Ugh. I dislike the term working. So, I’ve decided to change the question to, “What am I playing with today?”
When did we lose the concept of play? Or the ability to play? Lately the Guides have been teaching us the concept of wonder.
Musing upon wonder, I thought about being a child playing, splashing in the rain, climbing trees, running with the wind . . . such wonder there, such joy. Wonder and the resulting joy danced across my mind, and then I heard the phrase, “one must be like a child to enter the kingdom." Ahhh . . .
Many times over the years I’ve tried to recover the joy I felt that day, in my 50s, when I allowed myself to run across a field with a friend, racing with the wind and feeling laughter start to bubble up. I had to lay on the grass and just laugh! Then, my face alight with joy, I went inside to join a meeting. I was a few minutes late to this meeting, and the disapproving looks I got from the chairperson stunned me. I immediately reverted to my old patterns and froze up.
I look back and see the power in wonder, the power in joy. People find much safety in the frames they put around themselves, because they can’t handle change. They can’t handle the power in change . . . or joy. But transformation is inevitable, and transformation demands change.
Change can be joyful if we change our perceptions about it and re-see it as a necessary stage of spiritual growth and evolution. Then we can see life through the eyes of a child, with ease, with grace, and with wonder. We can look at life and say:
"And you can welcome it, even if it's unknown to you.
The idea of welcome is essential. When you open to welcome, you create the opportunity for the new to be brought to you." *
* Initiation, 11 April 2021, Transcript Day 4, Q&A-1, pg 13.
Girl climbing tree: Photo by Charles Parker from Pexels
Feet splashing in rain: Photo by Noelle Otto from Pexels
Girl racing through field: Photo by Noelle Otto from Pexels
Girl greeting sun: Photo by Jill Wellington from Pexels
Girl on bridge: Photo by Nina Uhlíková from Pexels