(ok, yes, tongue in cheek)…
by Wendy Yellen, The Transformation Acceleration Expert
Sometimes Mickey, my butterscotch and white cat who imagines herself a kitten, scrambles across the floor so quickly she slides on the polished floors. Moonbeam, the more regal of the two, is right now lying on her side, feet in the air, looking soulfully at me, awaiting a belly rub. Hold on a moment, I’ll indulge her… Ok, I’m back. They know how to play and live – there is no division between the two.
For modern men and women, though, it’s too often a different story.
Now wait, this isn’t yet another article pressing you to play and be playful or to take time for yourself.
Sheesh. You already know that. You don’t need me to remind you.
Instead, let’s explore what happens to playfulness
when you move towards success.
Do you sacrifice the playfulness in you as you seriously focus intensely on where you are going? Be honest here, your answer is for your eyes only.
Do you feel like you have to intensely hone in on what you are doing, and push everything else aside? And do you do that even after the task is complete?
You know what I mean! When you’ve been intensely focusing on a project dear to your heart, and it’s hard to let go of it, to go be with your family or partner, without part of your mind still working on your project.
I’m talking to you about the way your mind is working, about the way you are focusing, about the way it feels to not be able to let go in a deep way and relax. Can you relate?
Jack Nicholson, in the movie The Shining, wrote over and over as he was ferociously losing his mind: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Even in the midst of his breakdown, his path to sanity was coming through.
But he didn’t know how to turn away from the destructive blood strewn ride his mind was taking him on. Now this is an extreme example. But do you see how the disconnect between work and play can become highly destructive? The mind rebels. And rightfully so!
You certainly can’t do what you really want to be – make an even bigger difference, join your heart with your business, connect with Spirit or Source, be creative, increase your business, relate lovingly to your partner or yourself, when your brain is red hot from the pressure you are under.
What do you imagine your work world would feel like
if you could do both at once?
Not play now and work later. Not work, work, work, work, work, and then collapse and squeak out a bit of play. If you even have the energy to do that!
What if your mind, your larger mind, had the capacity and ability to feel playful as you go “tackle” your day? Guess what? You do have that capacity. And you don’t need to force it or to pry the playfulness out of you like a reluctant child.
Let’s take a moment to look at what happens when you are able
to open to your own playfulness.
Your heart feels lighter. Time expands and you get to do more with less. You look and feel younger and more attractive. What you create is more interesting, more alive. Creativity comes roaring in. And much more.
So you can see that playfulness and work can NOT be disconnected. Your longevity, your youthfulness, your vibrancy, your expansiveness and your success actually depend upon it.
This tip is about how you either move forward – or stay frustratingly stuck. I’ve adapted this image from Dr. Akhter Ahsen’s Money & Success Triggers Model which I’ve used with his kind permission. (This same tip is in the video so feel free to follow along in any way that suits you.)
For this special Money & Success Triggers Eidetic tip, choose whether you want to explore ongoing themes that block success in you OR your current situation with you and your partner. Or you can do this image twice – once for each situation for even more clarity about what is in your way.
***What you see will be totally unique to you!***
Then, see in an image that your parents (or you and your partner – intimate partner or business partner) are running in an open countryside for the purpose of making money.
Now, introduce the idea of playfulness in your mind. Now watch your image.
**NOTE: Do NOT try to see what you want to see. Do not TRY to see anything. Allow the image to unfold and have a mind of its own. No need to force yourself to play in the image. Be sure that you simply introduce the idea of playfulness into your mind, and then let the image unfold on its own.
What happens in the image? (What do you actually see?)
What is happening in your body as you watch? (How do you feel?)
To get even more from and to deepen this image:
Is the motive of making money still there?
Is the intensity of making money reduced?
Do you feel in some way that productivity will be lost?
If you are not sure, ask your image self these deepening questions to discover an even greater truth about what is between you and even greater, fuller success.
When money (or success) and playfulness are separate, that is when there is danger. Danger of burnout, or over-worrying or working way too hard. Or, danger of exclusively playing and not being responsible to your dream for yourself.
So what did you learn about yourself?
Yes, you were seeing your parents, so know that what you are actually seeing here is parts of yourself, the way you have taken what you learned as a child and how it is now a part of you. Yes, you saw mother and father, but it’s the way your mother and father are inside YOU!
What did you see? How did you feel?
How is what you see and feel familiar to you?
Where is it showing up in your life now – in subtle and not so subtle ways? What you discover can be shocking when you really let yourself be in this image!
How can you go beyond the blocks you discovered?
Eidetic Images go way beyond insight and metaphor. They do something astonishingly unique. By allowing yourself to really see and experience what is going on inside you, and by staying with these images that come from deep inside you, the images themselves take you by the hand and take you to your TRUE potentials and resources. No pretending. Just real, honest recovery of who you are, beneath the crust of your history. Wouldn’t that feel wonderful?
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About Wendy Yellen
Wendy Yellen is one of the world’s top facilitators of one of the world’s top transformational processes: Eidetics. Are you someone full of heart and integrity, who wants to release what’s inside you to make an even bigger difference? Tired of trying to “remember” how to be? Then you are a Tsunami Maker™- you want to make an even BIGGER difference in what you give AND receive in the world by IGNITING your Tsunami Maker™ cells. Receive FREE Video Ezine success tips that show you how to make this powerful internal process go to work for you right away: Click here!