Currently, my first rule for living is that “Life has to be Play” — if it’s not play I’m not doing it right. I have managed to begin to make work into play, every day, in some way, so I can continue to choose it joyfully.
Oddly, the converse of this new life guideline is that I have learned to make play into work. I have to structure play, plan it, be committed and dedicated to it, and treat it like it’s my job.
My #1 Way to Make Life More Playful
The most amazing play I currently engage in is my daily Chakra Meditation. Not surprisingly, but quite serendipitously Chakra Meditation has perfectly blended my first rule for living with my second rule for living: “I Follow the Wind” (Spirit, Prana, God, the Universe, or any signs and wonders that come my way).
Daily meditation and alignment of all my best and highest parts (my Chakras) is like a blissful dip into a pool of sparkling water — it is Play to the eleventh degree — it simply enables me, without much effort to know the voice of Spirit and to hear the voice of the Wind so that I might follow it.
Once I believed that following was passive; I believed only leading was proactive. However, meditation has taught me that following is probably the most challenging action I will ever undertake. Following is anything but passive.
Likewise, sitting in one place with your spine aligned and your mind detached from everyday life and your muscles relaxed? Also not passive. Meditation might be the most challenging activity you do all year.
I’m challenging you to do it too! It has changed my vibration, my environment and my deep love for this life.
Why Do Meditation in a Group or Circle?
I’m an introvert by nature and enjoy a deep spiritual practice that requires my solitude. However, Bert Hellinger (the founder of Family Constellations) says that humans working on core issues in groups will quickly find a much deeper level of safety than they will manage to find alone or with a single other person.
We are pack animals by nature, just like wolves. Any true hermit in human culture is by definition insane. We require each other physically for safety and support, and we require each other spiritually–for safety and support.
Meditation, especially guided meditation, in groups offers the internal solitude of deep spiritual practice and the connection and safety of the collective soul of the group.
I invite you to join us for September’s Chakra Meditation Circle!
We will find a simple and effective way to daily align with both your homes (earth and spirit,) and also to experience the quickening and the deepening that only group dynamics can support.