Sunday, August 09, 2009
Tip#279: Be Playful Again – G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
I just got back from a uniquely empowering holiday adventure. For one week I stayed with a friend's family north-east of Toronto in a log cabin. It was a real, back-to-basics log cabin with no electricity, no telephones and no electronic devices.
Usually I would have posted 2 blog entries during this past week and yet being off a computer during this time was a first in over a decade. And though this type of vacation isn't for everyone I knew I was having a special, meaningful experience.
Being in this remote, wooded location and surrounded by fresh air and water my spirit was profoundly affected. I naturally defaulted to my full and fun, childlike self. I was in a playful state and felt free to express my uninhibited, creative spirit and was often very silly.
My positive emotional energy was constantly flowing and thus became more conscious of my heart's desire as discussed in the previous tip#278. Knowing your heart's desire can lead to identifying your life's purpose and ideal career.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
A day after I returned into town I went to see the just released G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra movie. I grew up playing with the original 12" action figure and loved that the film made reference to its "life-like hair" and "kung fu grip". Based on the 80's comic book the movie further activated my childhood sense of play.
The movie was a nonstop, full throttle experience in fun, cool gadgetry and exciting images. The accelerator suits were a thrill to watch and the numerous ship designs reminded me of favourite TV shows from the 70's like Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. It even reminded me of the exhilaration I first felt from the original Star Wars movie.
Synchronistically, the G.I. Joe movie became a mirror for what my holiday was teaching me. The key to unearthing your heart's desire and life purpose is to be playful again. Reactivating childhood fun is a way of remembering your true, authentic self.
So be playful again. Find ways to disconnect from your daily routines and allow your authentic self to come out and play. Remember some of your favourite childhood toys or TV shows and FEEL how good they made you feel. The feelings you feel will be positive emotional energy flowing through you.
And when you allow this positive energy into your life it will transform your days into an exciting adventure!
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009