Beloved, today we speak to you of laughter. Laughter is the best medicine. Laughter lightens the load, changes the frequency. The video of your friend’s baby is perfect to bring laughter. Share the light today. Share the laughter. There is much heaviness in the world. It suffocates the very life force from your being. Laugher opens the pathways, laughter instills inspiration. Inspiration is inspired. From the place of laughter, from the place of lightness, from the place of inspire-ed action there is room from Spirit to move. There is room for the very light to move and shift and play.
Can you feel the power of laughter? It jolts the seriously right out of the way, it softens the hardest places. Not laughter towards anyone or anything, but laughter in the pure innocence of a child. Laughter at the way the shadows move across the yard. Laughter at the way the clouds are forming and laughter certainly at yourself.
Laugher is not mean sarcasm, but lightness of spirit. Find a video of a child laughing. Create a video of a child laughing. Make music with your laugher today. Can you feel, already how you are opening to new possibilities? Can you lean into the expansion that happens when two or more join together in laughter?
Make it a laughing meditation type of day> Make it a laughing type of day. Make it laughter infused life you are living. Turn on laughter yoga. Turn on laughing babies. Turn on your own deep inner laughter and let it rip. Let it flow. Let it take you totally away from the mind and into the moment.
Remember a time when you laughed so hard you almost peed your pants. Laugh like that. Laugh like there is no tomorrow.
Why does laughter work? It moves you away from worry and stress; it cleanses the pallet of your mind and frees the binds that chain it. Or is it the chains that bind it? Laugher, deep belly laughter causes a release of cortisol, the stress chemical; releases a boost of endorphins, creating oxytocin; all the feel-good hormones in your body are stimulated and the mind is quieted. If that is not enough, it also changes your neurology for a moment, it gets you out of your head and into your body and that’s always good. It opens the heart and massages the deep inner organs that in turn stimulate better digestion, better functioning of the colon, liver, spleen, and more!
Laughter brings you into connection with those you are laughing with. It dissolves barriers of communication; wipes away the illusion of differences and creates a bond of mutuality, of kinship, of shared experience.
I want to share a video I did a few months ago about Laughter. Check it out and comment below. I’d love to hear your response to it.
In the video I read the poem, Laughter from the book, I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky.
What is Laughter? What is Laughter?
It is God waking up! O it is God waking up!
It is the sun poking it sweet head out
From behind a cloud
You have been carrying too long.
Veiling your eyes and heart.
It is Light breaking ground for a great Structure
That is your Real body— called truth.
It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight
To embrace everyone and everything in this world.
Laughter is the polestar
Held in the sky by our Beloved
Who eternally says,
“Yes, dear ones, come this way,
Come this way toward Me and Love!
Come with your tender mouths moving
And your beautiful tongues conducting songs
And with your movements– your magic movements
of hands and feet and glands and cells– Dancing!
Know that to God’s Eye,
All movement is a Wondrous Language,
And Music–such exquisite, wild Music!”
O what is laughter Hafiz?
What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our hearts?
It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up!
Will you join me in laughter? Will you find a way to laugh today? Then spread the word!
In-Joy, With Ease and LAUGHTER,
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