Per usual, the lesson here is about balance and context. There are times when we need to play it safe, structure our days, save money, focus on our work, and/or hide our expression from the world until it’s finished. There are times when we have become selfishly and detrimentally invested in the material. There are times when we use structure to hide. And those are the times in which we need to give our attention and energy to our inner child: to express, play, and be joyful for its own sake.
It is far too often that we hold ourselves back when we should be letting our creativity and expression flow with child-like abandon.
Is it fear, greed, or comfort that keeps you from sharing your truths, your feelings, your work, your expression? Is it something else?
Are you trading your freedom for security?
Maybe you choose to seek satisfaction in your job, things, and/or bank account instead of through your joy, play, and creativity.
Maybe merging, sharing, and balancing where you find your satisfaction and value is exactly what is being called for.
Maybe clinging to structure is exactly what you need to channel your creativity forward.
Ask yourself, your higher self, what your goals are. What is most important to you? Make a list. Now, ask yourself what you need to get there. Is it more work? More structure? More play? More freedom? Make sure that you aren’t getting stuck in either extreme. It is possible to enjoy your work and make room for play within a structured environment. It is possible to lend structure to child-like abandon and joy.
I know it’s also hard for many of us to enjoy or even feel happiness right now, because we fear so much for our earthly and material well being. Between the suffering planet, violence in the world, economic instability, and personal health there is a lot to be worried about. For you, I wish you the freedom to feel into your joy when it erupts. I wish you the freedom to find time to reconnect to and cultivate it. I promise it won’t make anything worse. I promise that it will heal you in ways that you cannot imagine. The more joy you can let in, the more hopeful you can remain, the more strength you will find to fight for your rights for an inhabitable planet and a responsible government.
That being said, it’s okay to be angry and sad too. Stay connected with your emotions. Take care of your structures. We will get through this together.