I know that I can sometimes let my own challenges, and those of the world at large, get me down. The advice I have received from spiritual beings has often included the words: “lighten up”.
When I saw the kookaburra and heard her laughter outside my kitchen window, I knew that I could find a way to bring smiles and laughter into my day, and to “lighten up”.
The first step was to ask for help. I realised when I saw the kookaburra, that I had already done that. I had sent out a distress call and the universe had answered, by sending this rare visitor to my seaside garden.
I was able to look at the sun shining on the clouds, at the birds flitting through the air, at the plants and trees as their leaves rustled in the delicate breeze. I was able to feel that breeze and the sun on my skin, and taste the sweetness of my breakfast fruit. As I heard the kookaburra’s call, I was reminded to give thanks for all of my physical senses and the natural gifts which have been provided for us. My mood was beginning to improve.
Next, I cuddled my darling dog, Cassie. I could feel the love flowing between us in both directions, and I realised that the weight had completely lifted.
There is always a way to “lighten up”, if we remember that we are not alone, that we can ask for help, that all of nature and our pets are available to help us.
I was reminded of one of the messages from Angel Messages from Beyond by Juan Nakamori.
Humour is a kind of magic
That can transform your life into a cloudless blue sky.
When you laugh like an innocent child,
Your body and mind are healed.
How many times have you laughed today?
Have a proper laugh every day.
As you become able to observe things
With a relaxed mind and humour,
You will be able to laugh off the hard things
And transform them into sources of power.
There was one particular message from my guardian angel which convinced me that angels have a sense of humour:
Love is like a beautiful dove……It flies out and poops on people.
I knew that being love, thinking love, and acting with love, will always lift our spirits, but I now had a plan of how to bring joy, not only into my own life, but also into the lives of all those who read my blog.
I would tell a joke.
This could be tricky. I am not one who can produce jokes easily, so I knew that help was required. Here are a couple I found on Comedy Central:
A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken takes out a cigarette and begins to smoke. The egg, pissed off, takes one look at the chicken, rolls over and pulls the blanket over him and says, “I guess we answered that question!”
An Atheist and a Bear
An atheist was taking a walk through the woods, admiring all that evolution had created.
“What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!”, he said to himself. As he was walking along the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. When he turned to see what the cause was, he saw a 7-foot grizzly charging right towards him. He ran as fast as he could. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing, He ran even faster, crying in fear. He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer. His heart was pounding and he tried to run even faster. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up, but saw the bear right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him.
At that moment, the Atheist cried out “Oh my God!….” Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent. Even the river stopped moving.
As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky, “You deny my existence for all of these years; teach others I don’t exist; and even credit creation to a cosmic accident. Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?”
The atheist looked directly into the light “It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask You to treat me as Christian now, but perhaps could you make the bear a Christian?” “Very well,” said the voice.
The light went out. The river ran again. And the sounds of the forest resumed.
And then the bear dropped his right paw ….. brought both paws together…bowed his head and spoke: “Lord, for this food which I am about to receive, I am truly thankful.”
Now that I have told you my jokes, my challenge to you is, not only to share these with others if they brought a smile to your face, but to share a joke of your own here. This way we can spread joy out into the world, and in doing so help to lift the heavy energy which has been weighing us down.
Image courtesy of Michelle Meiklejohn / FreeDigitalPhotos.net