Children learn through play. They take something new (an idea, a story, a toy) and they just do something silly with it- just to see what happens. They are open and willing to see an unexpected outcome. They are curious and full of wonder.
Play has been on my mind a lot lately, mainly because I am drafting an instructional book about dreams and I am retracing my steps about how I came to be a dream expert. It started out so innocently and playfully for me. And I haven’t lost that sense of pure curiosity about the dreaming mind. I have played around inside that world enough to feel like a tour guide for others.
We went to Disney World this summer and true to form all of the employees there were focused on child-like playfulness. All day they deal with all sorts of people coming at them with all sorts of demeanor; exhaustion, anger, tears, giddy-ness, excitement, urgency and more. And yet, they calmly welcome guests in, face them and hear them and then, keeping playfulness first in their minds, they help navigate guests around in the world Disney created.
So, sweet readers, when dreams show up for you that are decidedly NOT playful, you can still greet them with curiosity, fascination and wonder which will keep playfulness in your mind as you navigate through the dream that your unconscious (and wise) self has presented you with.
And, if you need someone to explore that terrain with you, reach out to me and I will come play, too.
~Sweet Georgia Pam