Faerie Card Reading for the Week of October 28 – November 3, 2013
Card – 9 The Queen of Laughter – from The Heart of the Faerie Oracle by Brian and Wendy Froud..
Message from Erin: This is the second time we have received this card in the past year! The first time was in January.
This past Friday I saw Dr. Michael Wesch do a keynote speech, and one of the messages from his lecture that really struck me was that it has been proven through many studies, including his own, that students learn best through fun. If you want someone to actually learn something, learning in the sense of it becoming knowledge, then the best way to teach someone is through some sort of fun activity or actively engaging them. This, of course, makes total sense to me and it’s no wonder that so many kids are having trouble learning in school when it’s mostly just about remembering facts as opposed to actual learning. Anyways…the point of what I am saying is that it’s important to have fun! Having fun not only brings joy, laughter and happiness into our lives, it also is good for our brains and our body. It’s integral to our very well-being and health.
Today, as I was walking down the street, I kept hearing the message: “If you aren’t having fun, you’re doing it wrong.” -This is the message that The Faeries had for me today, and this is the message that they have for you.
As a Buddhist, I fully acknowledge the statement “Life is suffering”, but to be quite honest with you: Why in the hell would I bother coming here to Earth if it wasn’t to have some laughter and fun?! Yes, we live in a dualistic world where there is pain and suffering, and there is also joy and happiness. The thing is, here is the clincher, you also have choice! Free will! You can choose to be happy or you can choose to be miserable. The choice is ALWAYS yours. You may believe that you have no choice in the matter – to this I say that you have chosen to not exercise your free-will (and hey, you made that choice). Sometimes it’s easier to lay blame than to take responsibility, I get that. I propose to you that it may be in your self-interest to be a little more pro-active and that you might want to choose to have more joy, laughter and happiness in your life. I’m telling you, it’s super worth it, and YOU are super worth it.
I have seen time and time again, in my own life, that when I focus more on the joy of life, when I am feeling grateful and counting my blessings, lots of really great things start happening all around me. Not only is my life more awesome when I am laughing and having fun, but the people around me are also having a good time. I have also noticed that when I spend less time around people who often use negative-speak or who are energy vampires, I tend to feel a lot better. I also make more of a conscious effort to not watch violent movies, and to limit my time in media. Why would I want to subscribe to and encourage all the sludgy energy that surrounds me day to day? I do not avoid the shadows and the darkness though. I actually love “the darkness” as much as “the light”, but what I am simply saying is that I don’t want to focus on the darkness as much as I want to put my attention on the joy and the light. Life can be difficult, so why make it more difficult?
My hopes and prayers for myself and for all of you this week is that we are able to hold our heads up high during these crazy times, and that we are able to fill our own lives, and lives of others, with joy, laughter, happiness and love. I pray that we do not get swept away by the tides of fear, greed and sorrow. I pray that we are able to open our hearts and let love shine out and within. We all deserve to smile, laugh and and have fun.
I love you all.