When I Googled the importance of play a number of results came up on how important it is for the fundamental development of children to experience play at a young age. I didn’t search for children, but that is what I got, and sadly it is a huge reflection on how adults see play.
As we grow older, play is less important and in some cases, practically non-existent.
I believe play is the missing ingredient for adults (scrap that, all beings not discriminating of age) to successfully being able to manifest what it is they want in life.
According to the movie The Secret, The Law of Attraction’s formula (a sub-law from the foundation Law of Vibration) is to ask, believe and receive. We overcomplicate its simplicity with trying to control the plans of making it so. The how.
Because we try to control the how, we lose faith, and because we lose faith, all we do is ask, ask, ask and are forever trapped in a cycle of lack. Lack of belief, lack of love, lack of stuff.
There are ways to get clear on what it is we want, and there are ways to change our beliefs, a belief is only a thought we constantly think, after all, but there needs to be a process of being able to let go and let God.
That process is play.
When you are in a state of play you are able to explore the possible, and when you can explore the possible there is a differential in power that can be overridden. In life, that power is fear. When we are in a state of play, fear doesn’t exist, and when fear doesn’t exist, the impossible dissolves.
When we are in a state of play only love exists, we let go of control, and being in that flow of energy opens us up to experiencing that in which we have asked for. Or more. We are living in the moment, enjoying life, and don’t care the concerns or limiting beliefs of others.
When we are in a state of play, we already have everything that we could ever want.
There is no lack, and because of the Law of Vibration, the Universe must bring us more. More joy, more peace, more love, more money, more opportunities, more ideas, more, more, more. The more we vibrate at this level, the more in flow we get.
In today’s society play is defined as engaging in an activity for the enjoyment of doing it rather than serious or practical purpose.
In 1978 Bernard Suits published a book called The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia, and in it he defines playing a game as the voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles.
Both are one and the same.
To cite Dr Stuart Brown in his TED Talk: if its purpose is more important than the act of doing it, it’s probably not play.
As adults we have a hard time making time for anything that doesn’t have a purpose, everything must have a reason behind it. Because of doing A we will get B. We see play as a children’s activity they do to pass the time, have some fun, enjoy themselves, until they grow up and have to do adult stuff.
Have you ever noticed how great children are at manifesting what they want? Ever thought that might be connected to how well they play?
When they put their foot down and demand they watch Frozen for the 1,000th time, have a biscuit right before dinner, even to have a play date with one of their friends, they are asking for what they want. They have so much unshakable clarity over what it is they want they will throw themselves on the ground and be a huge pain in your ass until it manifests.
If they don’t get it, they still believe they will. They have no experience to tell them otherwise, they have had very little external influence over the limiting beliefs of others, and honestly they know better than us, they haven’t yet forgotten that faith IS. Faith is not a question.
And between knowing what they want, and getting it, they play.
The how doesn’t always work out as planned, but the how isn’t their job. That biscuit before dinner might not have happened, but it might happen after dinner. The want is the biscuit, the want is the sweet. The fulfilment of something delicious that they love. The how is irrelevant.
Play more, control less. Have fun and raise your vibration, for the sake of having fun. For the sake that it feels wonderful to live in the moment.
It’s good to let our inner child be free. Do you remember what you used to find fun as a child? Do it.
See you on the dance floor!