Most Sunday mornings find me at one of my interfaith communities, called Circle of Miracles. If you have read The Bliss Blog for awhile, you know I speak about it often since it so nourishes my heart and soul. What I love most about it, is that it is a welcoming haven for people who walk diverse spiritual paths. Today was a ‘can’t miss’ because my dear friend Peter Moses was the ‘speaker/spark’ as we refer to the person offering their insights. It occurred to me as I sat mesmerized by what he was sharing that we met 11 years ago around now. Witnessing him today was kind of like watching your child on stage shining brightly. We had co-facilitated workshops together for a time and although he was energetic and engaging, incorporating music and play, he has deepened his presence and his presentation; mellowed and matured. There was a new groundedness to him that I recognized. Part of it, I imagine was becoming a father for the 5th time 2 1/2 years ago to a darling boy named Shane who has become his later in life teacher; having raised his older 4 children to adulthood.
Peter spoke on the idea that we are life itself. He is big on recognizing the idea that we are not our thoughts, our stories, our pain, but they sure can have a field day with us as we move through our days. Galloping thoughts can scoop us up and run away with us before we can even say “Whoa Nellie!” One of the doorways that lead us through the other side of mind chatter, is play and song. Peter is a master of both. He is a kids’ ‘edu-tainer’ and today his audience were all kids in adult bodies. He had us standing up and doing the Banana Song which involved hand movements, becoming various fruits including bananas and oranges. Peals/peels of laughter ensued.
Immediately after the service, I headed to the office of another friend; chiropractor, Dr. Susan Burger. In celebration of World Laughter Day, she led a workshop that incorporated humor, laughter yoga, a movie entitled What’s In A Smile? by Andy DeJohn . One of the coolest experiences came from a workshop she had just attended taught by comedian turned inspirational speaker Kyle Cease. The techique called Kylegoing and came from an ongoing dialogue Kyle had with his friend Diego and so the title combines both their names. I like the sound of it kyle -leggo-ing, because it reminds me of leggos as we put together pieces of our dreams. It is a verbal vision board that has the participants speaking about what it is they desire to manna-fest from the perspective of it already having happened. We stood up in front of the room and waxed enthusiastic about our dreams and visions. I had such a blast speaking about mine which includes writing and speaking internationally and being abundantly compensated, with money to share and donate, spend and save willingly and gracefully, being on the road with my many books, sharing a life of bliss with my Life Partner. I have to tell you that it felt like it indeed had already occurred. I am committing to this excercise daily either with myself or others. I already do it in some form anyway, so let’s up the amps!
As the day is coming to a close, having just come back from the gym, gazing at the Super Moon, plus one night, I am feeling filled to over-flowing with the blessings of love, life and laughter~
Wishing you the same….
http://youtu.be/2EGTETc5oFU Laughter Yoga video