When I was a little girl, I loved to play. I could run and run all day. My parents were working long hours, so I would play from sun up to sun down always on the look out for a friend to play with in the neighbourhood. I would knock on my friend’s door and ask “will you come out and play?” Time didn’t seem to really matter. The sun and my stomach were my watch. I went in when I was hungry or when the sun went down and the street lights came on. Do you remember those days?
I distinctly remember when time seemed to speed up. It was in middle school when I was 11 and things started to shift. We had to be more responsible. We had to do more homework and buckle down to be able to prepare for high school. This is also when hormones and peer pressure created an intense environment for development.
At this stage I wanted to grow-up. I wanted to be older, more mature. When I was younger, I didn’t have quite the same desire to be older. I am the baby of seven children and I was always exposed to concepts and things from my older brothers and sisters, so I was already “older’ in some regards. It wasn’t until my peers started to shift into this yearning that I really began to feel it too.
It’s almost as if time began to speed-up with more responsibility. Whereas time seemed to go on forever when I was playing. With the constant complaint of “I don’t have enough time” I think grown-ups need more play time these days!
At the end of 2012 I had the pleasure of attending an incredible life changing event called Awesomeness Fest. We nurtured our souls, lounged by the pool or the beach, toured around Meixco, meditated, danced until we dropped and just had a ton of fun. It was 4 days of bliss… and it seemed to go on forever. It was like the Universe was co-conspiring with all of us to help each conversation go a little longer, a little deeper, each moment of fun stretched out a little more. Those 4 days felt like a week.
And in this intense altered state of being, just happy to be connecting, playing and free; magic happened. (Just for the record, amongst all of this partying I only had 3 sips of a mimosa- I was high on happiness). I felt like I could do anything. I felt like I was walking, speaking and living as my true self. I met a whole bunch of incredible people whom I wanted to meet and other amazing people that I was so glad I connected with. I just needed to be happy, free and in a high vibration to be in the right state for the universe to orchestrate the dance for us to meet (as opposed to worried and stressed out about how could I connect with them.)
So, I want to invite you to come and play with me. If not physically, then at least in spirit. Let’s pull out the crayons and draw pictures on a BIG piece of paper. Let’s play soccer in the park. Let’s have a water balloon fight. Let’s go out dancing and sing at the top of our lungs! Let’s shake the sillies out and let it all hang out and just have some plain old fun. I’m knocking on your door now- will you come out and play?