Category: Laughter

Skinning Your Knees On God

Little by little,
You will turn into stars.

Even then, my dear,
You will only be
A crawling infant,
Still skinning your knees on God.

Little by little,
You will turn into
The whole sweet, amorous Universe
In heat
On a wild spring night,

And become so free
In a wonderful, secret
And pure Love
That flows
From a conscious,
Infinite need for Light.

Even then, my dear,
The Beloved will have fulfilled
Just a fraction
Just a fraction!
Of a promise
He wrote upon your heart.

When your soul begins
To Ever bloom and laugh
And spin in Eternal Ecstasy–

O little by little,
You will turn into God.

— Hafiz

Taking Stock

Sometimes I take stock and make lists. I've shared one before that at the top of the page in a notebook I write, “I love…” Then I start listing everything I can think of that I love regardless of what or who it may be. It is such a grand exercise and doesn't consume much time and has huge benefits, even into the future.

I've carried a notebook with me in my travels for a long time. I got the idea from Abraham, Esther Hicks which they call a book of positive aspects. In this book, I chose a few people and wrote down everything that I thought was positive about them. It is a delightful exercise in finding more joy and hidden treasures we may not ever think of. I just went through it the other day and found two new lists like the I love list. It is fascinating to look at those lists from 2014 today.

One list has at the top of the page, “I'm thankful for…” I filled in three pages. I won't burden you with the whole list, but here are some examples:

Music, guitar players, bass players, subwoofers, God, songs, songwriting, music recording, beautiful and unique voices, drummers, distorted guitar, egg sandwiches with pepper jack cheese, freedom, my emotional guidance system, my desk, my iPhone, telephones, the Internet, along with a lot of people.

The other list I titled, My Life, and wrote this at the top of the page: “I have learned so many things in a short period of time and I love learning still! Some of these are:” Then I started writing. Here are a few samples:

I've learned so much about the Internet! (In 2008 I started an Internet business), I've learned to feel joyful in struggle, I've expanded my capacity, I see a future so bright it burns my eyes!, I've learned that it is okay to focus on what I want instead of what others want for me, I can find joy in every day, It's okay to say no, I can remain calm even when others around me are panicking, I'm learning to be okay with me as I am, I'm learning to not make things a big hairy deal. It is OK. Things will turn out well, It's okay to let go of things.

I don't suggest doing this all the time or even regularly, yet taking stock from time to time and saving the lists so you can see where your head and heart were then is a surprising benefit.



What is laughter? What is laughter?
It is God waking up! O it is God waking up!
It is the sun poking its sweet head out
From behind a cloud
You have been carrying too long,
Veiling your eyes and heart.

It is Light breaking ground for a great Structure
That is your Real body–called Truth.

It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight
To embrace everyone and everything in this world.

Laughter is the polestar
Held in the sky by our Beloved,
Who eternally says,

“Yes, dear ones, come this way,
Come this way toward Me and Love!

Come with your tender mouths moving
And your beautiful tongues conducting songs
And with your movements–your magic movements
Of hands and feet and glands and cells–Dancing!

Know that to God’s Eye,
All movement is a Wondrous Language,
And Music–such exquisite, wild Music!”

O what is laughter, Hafiz?
What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our hearts?

It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up!

— Hafiz

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