Today as I was walking home in the pouring rain, I saw a young child having the time of his life. He was jumping up and down in a puddle—splashing away and grinning ear to ear. I was so engaged in watching him, that I literally forgot the rain and just found myself smiling and feeling great. Here was the “magical child” in the flesh- the part of us that really knows how to play and have fun. Everything around him looked more vibrant and alive. I remembered how it felt to simply play and be present in the moment. I longed to join him , but since I still have a stress fracture in my foot thought it would not be the best use of my energy.
Many of my clients have been complaining that they are feeling burned out and have gotten over-serious. I constantly remind them that nothing can open the imagination more than spontaneous play. We seem to forget that play is also for adults. In fact, play is renewing and energizing. Without it, we are dull .
As we move into The New Moon in Gemini, which rules communication, it is a good time to see where we are NOT communicating with our own magical child. She/he is a part of us that has great resource. Just think of the videos you watch on YouTube. Isn’t it more engaging to watch a video where you know the person is having fun? Joy actually releases the chemical oxytocin in our brain that makes us feel happy and more likely to connect with others. They are actually selling this online as the happy drug. Play alters our perceptions and opens us to new possibilities.
The flow of joy and happiness is constantly pulsing through us. For this New Moon make a choice to connect to this inner flow of pleasure that lives within us. Expand your capacity to receive love and inspiration and happiness.
If you are in NYC, come join me in person to celebrate. the Women’s New Moon http://joyofritual.com/workshops