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Angel of Play
We all need to take time out from our busy schedules now and again so we can have some "Play time". Most of us are taught that in order to get anywhere in life, we must work hard and struggle without regard to our other needs, including the need for play. Yet, this constant striving is precisely what keeps us from ever arriving, at least not to a destination we really want to arrive at. Its when we have taken some time out, allowed ourselves to have some fun now and again, to be as the child we once were, that miracles and magic become possible. This is what this Angel has come to remind you.
It is said that only when one is as a little child, can one enter the kingdom of Heaven. Think of what being a child and playing means to you. Think of the innocence and sense of wonder and awe at the world that many children feel. Too often as adults we tend to see the world as being rather old and weary, the same old things, the same old routines and the same old experiences day after day. Eventually we stop expecting that anything new and wonderful may happen in our lives. Good things happen to "other people", not us. Fun is something we may have when we retire and have the time to do something we would really enjoy. We don't stop to think that all our striving is really setting us up for an old age that is neither filled with health or joyful. Do you know someone who is in their "golden years" and totally enjoying every moment of life to the fullest? Chances are, this person spent a fair amount of time allowing themselves time for play and joy along with fulfilling their daily responsibilities when they were younger. Life can become very sour and bitter when we do not allow ourselves this time, for play helps to rejuvenate us and keep us young! The Angel of Play is always trying to get us to take a break from our chores and duties when the time is appropriate for she knows that if we do, we shall return to duties feeling refreshed and much more relaxed. This in turn will allows us to accomplish far more than pushing ourselves too far over our natural physical limits!
One afternoon while out driving I was noticing how one motorist was being very aggressive and taking risks trying to get a car length or two ahead of everyone else. Obviously this person was in a terrible hurry and it flashed through my mind that eventually, she would be in an accident that would insure she wasn't going to get anywhere quickly for the rest of that day, at least! Then I felt this Angel tap me on the shoulder and heard her whisper "Each of you does this same thing when you are trying to accomplish one more thing in your day instead of taking some time to come play with me. I could help you get so much further faster if you would just take some time to play!" Taking an hour here or there to play may help to keep your immune system boosted which means you won't get the cold/flu/plague that everyone else is coming down with. Taking time to play and relax may help you avoid a heart attack or stroke in your later years. It may even help you avoid cancer. Play time means we let go of all the things that we think we "should" be doing and do something instead that we find fun and enjoyable.
Adults can really learn from this Angel and her companions, Children, about what it means to really have fun! Play doesn't have to cost you a dime. You can sit in the park and feed the swans or Ducks as I always loved doing as a child and which I considered to be great play because I also made up names for each bird and gave them different "jobs". One might be Mr. Trimbly and he works in an accounting office and lives with his mum. Another was Mrs. Farraday who had five children and a husband who sailed the high seas. I still do this from time to time, and for me this is great play time and also a wonderful work out for the imagination. Which stimulates creativity. Which stimulates good ideas that can be turned into something useful for myself and others. Which can then be used to help me and others prosper and grow. All from taking a little bit of time to go sit in the park and play with the birds! Maybe fun for you is getting out some paints and brushes and seeing what your strokes upon the paper create. Are you a budding artist that just needs some time to develop your skills and talents? Flying a kite with your children is a wonderful way to spend real time with them and helps to strengthen the bond of love between you. This will pay off as they move into their teenage years, trust me! It will also help to support and heal your own Inner Child as well as your Inner Adolescent. The Inner Child tends to act out when we don't take the time to have fun and play, it gets terribly weary of being expected to just sit inside of you while you work all the time! For those of you who experienced a very difficult childhood, there is no greater healer than taking your own Inner Child out for a play date and I do speak from personal experience. We all tend to want to "work" through things. This Angel suggests we try a different approach - how can we "PLAY" through things, instead? Certainly playing is much more fun! Notice too how quickly children grow and mature and then suddenly they become adults. All of a sudden what came so naturally, the ability to easily grow and thrive, comes to a halt. This Angel says its because we have stopped playing! Play as children is what allowed us to grow so easily, play is what allowed us to reach into adulthood to begin with! How sad that we have forgotten the importance of playing! Yet we can have that joy return to our lives, anytime that we are willing to be as a child once again.
If there is something you have been wanting to manifest/create in your life and it just does not seem to be happening no matter what you do, try taking some time out to play. Make a firm commitment that you are going to spend some time in play each week. You are going to let go of all the things you think you should do or need to do or have to do. For that time you are only going to focus on having fun, that's it! Playing, having fun, feeling the joy, opens your heart chakra and expands your aura. An open heart and a nice big, fluffy aura is certain to attract the very things you have been seeking and yet seemed so elusive. You will feel younger, look younger and act younger. Your health will improve, your relationships with others, including yourself, will improve. Your creativity, intuition and productivity will skyrocket! You will be better able to attract many good things to yourself with far less effort, worry and stress. You may even find some long forgotten talents or dreams or ideas that you can put to good use now that will open up a whole new way of life for you. And all because you decided to listen to this lovely Angel and spend some time in play!
What to watch for with this Angel's presence:
You may have a strong desire to do many of the things you did as a child. Going to the park, playing "dress-up", coloring, even wanting to purchase a plush toy at the toyshop that reminds you so much of the beloved teddy bear you had as a child. Go ahead! This Angel is encouraging you to have some fun!
The best way to work with the energy of this Angel is to make a list of all the fun, play type things you would really love to do and yet have not allowed in your life. Choose one thing and make a date to do it! (and no canceling!)
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