This is an email that I sent out at the end of 2015 and after a few conversations that I have had with various friends and clients over the last week or so I feel that the contents need to be reiterated.
It so easy to get bogged down with work, politics, the state of the world, the economy and so on that we begin, very quickly, to lose sight of what we are trying to achieve for ourselves, family and friends. But mainly for ourselves.
Forget about reincarnation for a minute, we are only on this planet, in our current guise, for a short time and we need to experience as much of life as we can.
As you become more aware (older/mature/spiritual) life starts to look very different. Small talk seems insignificant, no need for gossip, your friendship base starts to change, you lose touch with many people from your past as they are not on your wavelength anymore.
Changes are taking place mentally, physically and spiritually. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to become all serious, a deep thinker, stop drinking, become vegetarian or opt out of life as you know it…….it does mean that you need to have………
FUN (this is the old newsletter message) For those of you who regularly read my newsletters will know that when spirit want me to get a message out there they drop little hints or single words for me to a) Remember when I wake up and b) To use as a title for my next missive.
The word this time was FUN, in fact it was repeated several times before I worked out what it was. They must hang their heads in frustration sometimes!
So FUN it is.
When was the last time that you had FUN and I mean real FUN?
The dictionary definition is: Pleasure, amusement, enjoyment or entertainment but I feel there is a difference between enjoyment and fun. You can enjoy, let’s say, a meal with friends but when does it become fun? You can have a fun time at the fair, so is fun more exciting and well, more fun, than the word enjoyable?
Perhaps the human race has become more serious over the last few decades or is it because as we mature (or get older) that having fun just turns to enjoyment? Children have fun getting covered in mud, kicking leaves, climbing trees, damming up a river etc but can adults experience the same amount of fun or do they just enjoy the experience?
So is fun purely connected to children with their innocent and carefree attitude or can grown-ups partake? A walk in the country is enjoyable or as in my case, riding my motorbike but is that pure unadulterated fun? Probably not so what then determines fun, is it an excess of enjoyment or many enjoyments piled on top of another?
I guess that many people would say that drinking alcohol is a major part of having fun, but is that because you are becoming more relaxed, your inhibitions start to disappear and you begin to unwind, to then do something that is unexpected and completely out of character.
So many questions!
I feel perhaps that there has to be childishness or an irresponsibility involved to make something fun, to be spontaneous. No planning, no forethought, no worries, to let the inner child come out and just GO FOR IT!
Relationships are included in this, enjoy the moments. Having a commitment to someone does mean a life sentence! Honesty is the best policy, stop trying to second guess and leave the baggage behind. The past is exactly that..the past, what matters is now!
This is hopefully a newsletter that will make you think….or not! We all need to have fun, just think about the last time you real had fun….how long ago was it?
(It is time perhaps to repeat the process as we move towards the New Year, can we make 2016 the year of fun?) I haven’t changed the date from the old newsletter but read it as 2017!
Heal Your Home I workshop (new dates for end 2016)