Friday, August 12, 2011

Crazy Cartwheels!

How much fun are you having?  Are you giving life a big 'ole hug everyday?  Are you enjoying your life?  You can start today!!!  You are way more powerful than you realize.  Take the leap of faith in yourself!  Here's my latest take on fun, life, and always growing.

This week the kids, the hubster, and I just took a trip to see his grandfather down on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  We met up with my in-laws, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew.  It is very rural down there and I love being surrounded by all the trees.  We take a ferry part of the way, which is great because it breaks up the driving, but we do have more than two hours in the car at one time.  This may not seem hard but for my four year old, it was, for a bit.  But a second later, he would say something like, "I am in a different world" or "This is really a dream."  We were cracking up at the back and forth of mad, then happy, mad then happy.  A couple times I got bent out of shape but then happy again, just like him.  It's such a funny thing...why ever get bent out of shape?  No one ever has the power to bend you out of shape, make you mad, or even happy for that matter. They can inspire it though.  He is easier to get in a better mood than adults, that's for sure.  But like with children, when you do get bent out of shape, distract yourself back to happy.  Dance, sing, do a cartwheel, whatever you can.  Can you imagine doing a mad cartwheel?  I don't think you can.  I  think the wheel-like motion kind of shakes the bad vibes off of you!  :) 

Actually I think it's the intention behind it.  When you deliberated focus on something better feeling, then it magically happens.  And if you don't even think thoughts and feelings are energy...everything is!  You can raise you energy level whenever you want.  I have a few tricks like the dancing.  My kids will crack up when I randomly dance.  It makes me feel good.  And why not do what makes you feel good?  When we were at my husband's grandfather's house, we were hanging out in the backyard, waiting for dinner.  I was in awe of the magic of those beautiful trees.  The whimsical sounds in their lush, green glory!  I felt moved to start doing cartwheels.  I cannot tell you the last time I had done a cartwheel.  I didn't even know if I could. Then I didn't want to stop.  My feeling is, when you have a chance to play...go for it!  Life's a playground, if you just adjust your eyes and focus on the good, the magic, and live in the childlike wonder. 

We are all free to choose our path and by all means, if you don't like to play, then don't.  If you like to feel bad, go for it.  But I would not advise it!  Ask yourself, like I did, why ever get bent out of shape?  Is it worth it?  Why give our power away to someone else or feel always a victim of our circumstances?  In moments of ickyness, I remind myself, this is not worth lowering my vibe.  For me, it's not about trying to be perfect, it's about wanting to feel good.  I grow everyday and therefore have more awareness, which makes me happier and life even better.  I loving having realizations, insights, and a-has.  I especially love sharing them because other people's insights have helped and inspired me.  We really all are teachers.  And when we teach, we re-learn too.  Isn't that cool?  I wish you all a fun-filled, magical, and fabulous weekend.  And whatever your cartwheels are in life, go for it!  As always, remember to love yourself to the MAX!  :)

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