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😝 BEING PLAYFUL WITH LIFE 😝

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Life is not meant to be a struggle, it's meant to be a playful and joyful ride πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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When things get tough, you might have a tendency to take things seriously.. You might get rigid wanting things to be in a specific way. Then you might get upset if they're not that way. You might get angry, drop everything off and withdraw..
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Doesn't sound fun, does it?
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Things can feel like very difficult, yes, but adding playfulness to the situation, only lightens it.. The only thing is, Ego doesn't like it. It loves being right, being serious so whenever you are resistant to being playful and having fun, know that that's your Ego..
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Things will become easier as you do this because you're lightening the energy of the density you're feeling.
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Especially if you're someone constantly working on yourself, growing, letting go of conditioning, following your path etc, its easy to forget adding playfulness into this growth β˜ΊοΈπŸ’› It becomes a serious task, to be who you truly are.. Then you build an image of who you think you are, what you think you should do. Now that you're awaken, you have to be in a certain way, no fun allowed, sorry πŸ˜ƒ
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I'm not saying jump up and down, have fun and forget all responsibilities, be aware of what needs to get done and be silly. Adding play and humour into your daily life goes a long way ✨
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Aaron and I have fun, joke around most of the time making fun of parts of ourselves we're not totally comfortable with, lovingly obviously πŸ˜ƒ When humour comes in, that area stops being a sensitive subject and has no charge anymore..
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Few ideas to connect with your playfulness πŸ˜‰
- Play your favourite childhood game with a friend or your lover. Hide and seek, playing puzzle, it, hangman, charades, whatever it is. You're never too old to play your childhood game πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
- When an opportunity to do impressions show up, take that opportunity like its the last thing you're doing in this life. Let go of who you think you are and give that impression everything you got.. Because you're not you anymore in that moment, you're the person you're imitating.. Works great if the person you're with is in their Ego, gets them right back to who they truly are πŸ˜‰
- Grab a friend, ask each other questions like 'Would you rather not speak at all or not hear at all?' And you have to choose one ☺️ I play this with Aaron and he really enjoys making it hard πŸ˜‚ It's great game to use your imagination and get to know each other ✨
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You are born playful. Somewhere along the line, you might have forgetten that part of you that plays with life. That part never dies. It waits for you to remember patiently so you can come out and play again πŸŽ‰
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What does being playful mean to you? What was/is your favourite game to play? Comment below lovelies β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ
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Much love to you 😘
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THE ONE THING

"What would be the one thing you couldn't live without doing?" ✨

I got asked this question recently and realised I'm doing that one thing all the time, helping & coaching people basically.

So I looked after children part time and I loved being around their playful energy. They're so much in the present moment!

I wanna write about 2 things happened with them which I didn't even realised I was doing it.

With one of the girls, we were playing parrot. Basically she was repeating what I was saying. We started off with 'hello, how are you' etc. Then I started saying 'you're beautiful, you're smart, you're loveable' she would repeat obviously starting with 'you.. You..' Then I thought, ok let's turn this game into a mini affirmation game. I started phrasing them as 'I'm beautiful, I'm smart, I'm loveable' then she'd repeat that. I could see how her face was changing as saying these. 

She actually came up to me few times to play that game and another girl asked me to play it too..

There's another game I play where I find out what children's love languages are. 

Love languages are 5 ways we feel loved (physical touch - words of affirmation - quality time - gifts - service). Somebody might fix your lamp for you to show their love but all you wanted was a hug.. For that person offering something might have the same effect. Its an any kind of relationship saver, look it up! Mine is in this order if you ever wanna make me feel loved btwπŸ˜‰

I'd ask the kids 'do you feel more loved when mummy buys you an ice cream or tells you she loves you?' or 'do you feel more loved when she hugs you or plays with you?'. So that I know what to do to make them feel loved and its super fun!

So I asked a kid 'what's your favourite thing in the world?' Its a great question btw to ask kids if you don't wanna ask adult questions like how was your dayπŸ˜„  He said 'my mum'. The convo went like this:

- Does your mum play with you?

- Yes

- Does your mum buy you gifts?

- Yes

- Does your mum tells you she loves you?

- No.

I felt the sadness and feeling of unloved in his voice. So I went:

- But she plays with you and buys you gifts right?

- Yes.

Obviously mum's love language was service and gifts whereas this kid's was words of affirmation and physical touch (kept hugging me).

- Ok, next time she buys you something or plays with you remember this is the way she shows her love. She might not say it but she tells her love by playing with you or buying gifts for you, ok?

He was looking at the floor the whole time we were speaking. First time ever he looked up and nodded smiling. I wasn't sure the whole time if he was getting all this, i mean he's 6-7, but I just knew he got it, when he looked at me. I was like 'YES!'. Nailed it! You knowπŸ˜„

My point is, your one thing is something that you're doing all the time knowingly or unknowingly.

If you're a dancer, you'll just dance nearly the whole time you're awake, on tube, in the kitchen..

If you're a writer or a poem, in every occasion to write, even for a christmas card, you'd throw out some magic in your writing.

If you're a helper, you'd help in every occasion without thinking.

Whatever you're doing that's natural for you to do no matter what your job is, is your gift.

Keep sharing it! The world needs more people like you just being themselves..

Love and magic πŸ’œβœ¨

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