August’s theme blog for the fabulous folks at Nourishing Storm. Go give them some love!
Laughter is a peculiar thing. A rare and precious gift. Out of nowhere, or maybe out of the greatest somewhere, comes this vibration that makes your lungs forget how they work and your belly do this crazy dance. Whether it is unbidden or eagerly sought, when humor hits its mark, something magical happens within. It is way beyond shaking bellies and gasping for air. It is some portal to elation, a primordial hymn of Bliss. Laughter may be our first mantra, seeded deep in our souls. It lies awaiting a moment of happiness. Awakened to express gratitude and grant us Grace from the worries of the world.
Laughter is your soul’s sacred song written in the tongue of the Divine. Laughter forgives the heart for being fooled, relieves the mind from it’s ciphering, and lets your soul shake out your body. In it’s still aftermath, you can hear the Universe telling your heart there was never anything to forgive. Telling your mind to trust the process and let go. And somewhere in the midst of this release, the soul expands out and resonates universal bliss. In Truth, it is the most irresistible sound in the world.
At times, crazy as it sounds, you may try to refuse this gift. It is a vulnerable feeling, when real laughter seizes you. Your guard is down, your mind has left the building and your body is under some spell. But that defenseless, senseless, childlike state is so very necessary. We all need a little grace in our lives, a little time out from our senses. We all need to allow our minds to exhale. To bend our hearts to fill in the gap and let our souls take in a great big, joyful gulp of
Laughter is infectious. Listen to a baby laugh and see if you can stifle the carefree joy it evokes. Or better yet, don’t. Let it wash over you and join the fun. It gives you a dose of the highest quality soul medicine out there. And it’s more powerful when you share it. The blessed harmony of souls in laughter, together serenading the Universe, thanking it for suspending time for a while.
I know all your moments cannot be filled with laughter. That is just the way of this grand experience. You must feel the pull of your highs and lows to get to your center. But give humor the first look out of the gate when responding to some of those lows. And if it makes sense, let your laughter transform the moment into something a little bit better, a little bit lighter. Pure laughter soothes your pains. It dissolves fear and forgives you and everyone else for being human. Let laughter reset your cluttered mind, rejuvenate your tired soul, and restore your gracious heart. Go on. The universe is listening. Let us hear your Bliss.
Lighten up. As often as you can. Seek the higher vibrations in every situation. If you can’t meet the moment with kindness, try next to meet it with humor. Do this with moments past as well when in conflict with an old memory. Transform the experience with the healing grace of a divine laugh. Nourish your soul. Your joy matters.
If you become silent after your laughter, one day you will hear God also laughing, you will hear the whole existence laughing — trees and stones and stars with you. — Rajneesh