As a part of the human experience, life occurs on two levels – one within, one without. The quality of the within energy (orderliness of the inner house) is what flows (by breath) outward through expression into manifestation.
“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” (-Sai Baba)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has shared, he learns best when he laughs. Within this context, it is best not to take one’s self too seriously. What is joyful, often serves as the guidepost on the path to personal growth and expansion of a soul’s maturity.
Training wheels. There are many stories around how children play with imagination. Born with body ease and without an awareness of limit, only an abundant and joy-filled future is seen: “In the spiritual life one becomes just like a little child—with¬out resentment, without attachment, full of life and joy.” (-Paramahansa Yogananda)
As children grow older, life becomes more serious self-conscious and structured in judgmental ways, with a focus on right or wrong. Authentic feelings and the resultant actions taken are considered child’s play, as one accepts the vibration of work as effort. Here are several internal thoughts, where the ego tries to keep one safe: "Life was not meant to be fun. Meeting others expectations. Money was spent on my current career, don’t waste it. Not good enough; it would be irresponsible."
Many have been taught to hold what is meaningful with seriousness. However, it is not the external view in need of change; rather change needs to occur in the internal understanding. The universe responds to one’s vibrational offering of energy, so in order to accept unbounded creatively, some healing needs to occur.
Language of the soul. Within the field of holistic psychotherapy, there are old unconscious beliefs that can hold one back from fullest expression of being. In facing the challenges of beliefs, the wise will always follow the calling from the heart because feelings are said to be the language of the soul. In this way, all experiences lead to perfect self-expression. It’s all about learning to grow, and this allowing is an important part of a soul’s journey.
Inherent wisdom of this language resonates with the universal principles of balance and harmony. In the book, Becoming Real, the author, Rose Kumar, MD suggests that the truest of expectation can be fulfilled, if one listens (entertains) to the call (with feelings) to live in the following ways:
- “To speak our truth and behave from it in our lives.”
- “To serve our authentic selves by listening to our feeling function.”
- “To live without compromising integrity.”
- “To live from truth and honesty in all walks of life.”
- “To advocate for ourselves through acts of self-care.”
- “To invest in individuation to dismantle our conditioning.”
- “To reframe and honor the feelings of resistance, as signals of healthy boundaries.”
- “To love self and others from a place of health and self-respect, without compromise.”
- “To allow others to be self-responsible and not enable them through rescue.”
- “To listen to our instinct when it warns of danger to our Energy and Emotional boundaries.”
Letting this sunshine into awareness helps one to see life more clearly … the relational placement of things. It provides a framework that is unconcerned with specific outcomes, and instead rests alongside acceptance of natural consciousness.
Spirit needs celebration, as the divine light is in All. Remembering life’s purpose requires a stretch outside the comfort zone in understandings between humanity and spirit. Seeing reality in the deeper reflective way, such as: Extraordinary in the ordinary, sacred in the daily, and special in the routine grants a fresher look at the physical world:
“Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (-Romans 1:20, NIV)
When refocused through intuition, the spiritual awareness rests in creativity, balance and trust, there-in develops a core essence of joy and peace. All one does and sees is sacred; as spiritual principle is the essence of creation, and the mastery of living from this perspective can be life-changing.