How easily do you laugh? One way I know I’m super-stressed and nearing total exhaustion is when I realize I’m not laughing.
Laughter serves us as a great barometer. It’s an indicator of high and low pressure energy states. A high barometric pressure indicates fair weather. A high energetic state means we can laugh with life, we can engage challenges, stresses, and even difficult people with a lightness and confidence that Spirit is with us, that we are in the flow of the Universe, and that fair weather reigns in our mind and soul. Yep, that’s a damn good barometer!
Please notice that I said laugh with life — not ridicule others or use laughter as a weapon against others. I emphasize this because good qualities, characteristics, anything, can be converted into a negative energy atmosphere, i.e., positive energy can be abused, misappropriated, or corrupted. It’s relatively easy to see that occurring every day in many places in social media and broadcast communications. Make no mistake, I give comedians, including those with satirical strains and silliness, big leeway; however, when laughter is used to bring people down about life, belittle or hurt others, I am not interested. You might be, but it won’t feel good for long.
How do I know that? If you’re in the mindset of generating or participating in laughter being used in negative energy fields, I can almost guarantee that your focus is on things that won’t produce significance or fulfillment for you. We choose our objects of focus, and if we choose tragedy and drama and injustice, those are the energies we emit. We might laugh at or create jokes about such, but the preoccupation with such will not yield Heart-laughter. We won’t find much to laugh about there. If you have read my articles or Morning Pages, you know I’m not suggesting we ignore very real social issues. I’m simply saying preoccupation with such will not lead to enjoyment or laughter; they aren’t areas of high barometric pressures. We don’t want to settle in stationary low pressure fronts over these areas. I’m not making rules, just observations.
To me, laughter is sacred. I have always valued laughter. I would say comedy and humor — I do appreciate the various expressions of those — but I am thinking of the consequence of those: laughter. Because creations of comedy and humor aren’t the only things that make me laugh. Although…
My first attempts at writing in a significant, life purpose kind of way had the goal of being published in Reader’s Digest, which Dad subscribed to. My favorite sections of the magazine I wanted to target were those humor ones, which I always read first: “All in a Day’s Work,” “Humor in Uniform,” and “Laughter Is the Best Medicine.” I was eleven years old, so I had no idea how to write such pieces. I saw and appreciated the happy, humorous insights into life, and I thought everything I wrote was just as funny. I saw laughter in life all around me, even though some things weren’t funny about my family’s life.
Those insights into joy that produce laughter are often times Heart uses to try and reach our conscious mind and soul to choose Heart as our life processing and operating system. Spirit always seeks to reach us through Heart.
When I process life through Heart, I see the miracles, the little expressions of Spirit all around me daily, the magic energies that abound. The common everyday experiences of life and expressions of Spirit that make me smile, chuckle, and laugh like babies and toddlers who peek over their mom’s or dad’s shoulder when I see them in a store or restaurant, make a silly face, and wait for a reaction or they just smile back when I smile at them. Or animals, insects, birds just being themselves… I could go on, but I won’t. These expressions of Spirit that Heart responds to in joy and laughter are just life, not scripted comedy or humor.
This sort of Heart-laughter produces a spirit of appreciation, gratitude, and thankfulness in my soul and mind. It stabilizes me and encourages me. Such sacred soul laughter accelerates the manifestation of my visions of living the essence of Heart. If I can see the visions so clearly that I can laugh in joy at their fulfillment, then I’ve invested a lot of emotion in them. Not only that but also I am immensely more motivated to perform those daily goals to get to those joyful endings. I can laugh through the challenges.
It’s definitely re-training for minds that have been accustomed to operate according to Ego doubts and evaluating life by so-called “reality.” However, I will repeat my earlier statement: To me, laughter is sacred, and it is for this very reason. Laughter shifts mindsets and creates high pressure energy, a high, fair barometric pressure.
We know when we hear and are operating through Heart when we can laugh with life, laugh with joy at the fulfillment of our vision. In other words, if we are having fun, unabashed, unmitigated fun even through difficult times and challenges, we are on target. That’s a gauge, a reading.
Yeah, a reading of high barometric pressure! No stationary lows here!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!