Come, Play!: Journey of Freedom 2017–Day 10

Copyright Tam Black 2015
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Guiding Thought

I focus my mind and thoughts on my Inner Divine Self—my Self of Peace, my Self of Joy, my Self of Infinite Being and Intelligence. When I am aware of my Inner Divine Self, I radiate these qualities, expressing the freedom of Being in Life!

Reflection

It was another good day of focus and concentration today. After my bath this morning, I had this thought: “I want to radiate the qualities of joyfulness, playfulness, and Lovingness, and their infinite accessibility through me”. I “saw” myself in every-day situations, where I radiated these qualities, and people seemed to respond to them.

I kept thinking about that as I did my fire ceremony, then made coffee, and cleaned the kitchen. I liked the idea so much that I wanted to keep thinking about it!

As I kept thinking about it, I added little elements to it. I “saw” different colors of light pouring down into me through my crown chakra, charging all my chakras, then radiating out. I played with “seeing” spinning pyramids of light in my third-eye and heart chakras, creating spherical light-pulses emanating from me.

With all of this spectacular light stuff going on, there was a flash of an image of me as a clown, with bubbles and streamers of light all around, because it was all so ridiculous.

I guess that’s what happens when you focus on the Infinite Playfulness Within. In Sanskrit there is a term, lila, which means, “the Play of the Gods”, LI meaning the gods and LA meaning play or dance. In the Lila Paradigm, a non-physical Ultimate Reality (God, gods) appears as our physical Universe.* This morning I felt like I understood lila a whole new way—just God dancing and playing in this (ridiculous) thing we call life.

All this, before coffee.

Then I sat down with my cup of “coffee” (I just call it coffee, out of habit, it’s really a non-caffeinated herbal drink…) to focus on the Guiding Thought.

I focus my mind and thoughts on my Inner Divine Self—my Self of Peace, my Self of Joy, my Self of Infinite Being and Intelligence. When I am aware of my Inner Divine Self, I radiate these qualities, expressing the freedom of Being in Life!

It was so easy to concentrate on the Guiding Thought, because it seemed a natural extension from the thoughts that I was already having!

The qualities are a bit different—that is true, but the feeling is the same. It’s all about radiating the Divine Self! Since my Self is a Self of Infinite Being, then playfulness is definitely part of that infinity!

I think it was Abraham Lincoln who said, “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be”. Today, I felt like I was making up my mind to be ridiculously joyful and playful. I “saw” these qualities as infectious, as influencing everyone around me to have their spirits lifted. Everyone was smiling with me!

It occurred to me that even though I originally had added, “lovingness” to the qualities I wanted to embody, in a way it’s redundant: Joyfulness and Playfulness are expressions of Love. Joyfulness and Playfulness lift people out of the hum-drum, out of their seriousness (and believe me, I know about seriousness).

In this state of Joyfulness and Playfulness, everything is OK. Everything is just fun. “Don’t worry about it”—it’s all impermanent anyway. It’s like that ridiculous, Divine Self Knows the permanency of what is really real, and it simply laughs in the face of the seriousness of worldly strife. It was all very freeing.

*Quoted from: http://www.lilaparadigm.org/

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