― Alan W. Watts
As I was listening to a pod cast from a favorite astrologer I follow, he reminded me that this entire month is about play! Whoo- Hoo! The Moon is in the energy of Leo and Leo reminds us to play and be creative. When I think of Leo, I envision the bright shining energy of the sun. And as I reflect this back into my own life, I find the sun as a constant source of energy. Play in essence is life giving energy. Play animates our spirits so that we might discover more spaces of enjoyment.
I think back to earlier in the week when I was playing with my niece. The wonder and excitement of a one year old simply warms my heart. Her inquisitive nature about water, popping bubbles, and running through the grass is a welcomed reminder for me. In my life, playing isn't about extravagance, its about reconnecting to the simplistic essence of who I am- JOYFULLY CONNECTED! I love to color, to stand outside in a rainstorm, to go sled riding, to turn up the music and have a dance party in my living room, or to simply go on a hike and reconnect with the natural world. Playtime = recharge time for me. What makes your heart super happy and excited to play?
In my own personal research I find that I am a much happier, more balanced, and joyful individual when I have had my 'play-time.' Play offers us a chance to reconnect, to be silly, to let our hair down, to shake off the seriousness of life, and to more fully live in the present moment. As adults, perhaps we should a-lot more 'play-time' into our routines? We can still be responsible adults, but perhaps with more play, we might just make a few more wonderful memories?!
Wishing you a weekend full of playful enjoyment!
May You Sweetly Seek:)