Although I haven’t actually watched much of the Olympic games they’re clearly on my mind. I woke up from a dream this morning where a miniature version of me was on a luge course composed of the maze-like path of my brain folds/wrinkles. It was both scary (holey moley I’m definitely not a skilled athlete or brave daredevil and I was sledding at the speed of dream light!) and exhilarating (I mean I was traveling through my brain!!!). I woke up with a question on my mind – I was hunting for a word that had something to do with the secluded deep places of my brain. It felt like it was on the tip of my tongue and then it slipped away and I just couldn’t retrieve it.
It took me until halfway through my breakfast coffee to get it, and then it made me laugh because I recognized it was a double meaning and a pun – which is one of the most delightful ways my dreams speak to me.
is for recess
While of course I love the idea of exploring the deep dark recesses of my mind, I immediately understood the message was really about another definition of recess – the school day play break meant to give kids (and teachers) a chance to run around and have fun. Oh of course there are more “official” definitions of the purpose of recess, and actually recess has totally disappeared from a lot of school curriculums, but you know what I mean. Recess is an officially sanctioned break for play.
And it makes me laugh because every bit of guidance I’ve received for some time from all my Guides has stressed the importance of play, of fun, of literally lightening up the energy with laughter and delight, which raises one’s vibration in such a wonderfully easy way. Play more. Laugh more. Lighten up.
Dear Recess –
I have to say I didn’t really appreciate you fully when I was a child. The school playground was more a source of anxiety than refreshment. But now that we’ve expanded the playground to be all of my life in all of this world, I’m really loving your invitation to see how delightful it can all be. There are so many fun things to do, whether playing with others or off on my own exploration, and I love that laughter is always so accessible. While it does seem a bit silly that there needs to be an official reminder to take a break, we both know it’s exactly BECAUSE there is an official reminder that you’re up front in my mind. And I like that being the powerful creator of my own reality I get to choose how many recesses each of my days will have and how long they last. And I especially like that I get to declare my whole life is an act of joy worthy of the finest playground recess. How fun is that? Thank you recess – I love you!
While my skull brain may be filled with folds and furrows and neurotransmitters and synapse; and my dream brain may be a thrill ride with maze-like twists and turns, I’m pretty sure my brain right now is filled with flowers. I’m about to play with tweaking some new essential oil blends, and playing in Carla Sonheim’s Fairy Tale 2014 course is now taking us into the land of flowers. My taste-of-spring-while-there’s-still-mountains-of-snow-outside bouquet of tulips and iris are just starting to fade, and the bending grace with which the tulips do it make them all the more dear to me. My playground is a very wonderful and happy play today.
And it makes me happy that mention of this song showed up in my mailbox in a newsletter this morning. Pharrell Williams Happy. Perfect.
What about you? Leaning toward exploring the deep recesses of your brain or wanting to move out into the playground and enjoy recess? Have a favorite happy song? What’s your brain look like today? Do tell – you know I love to hear.