Hello everyone, greetings from Cusco!
After a great couple of weeks with a beautiful group here in Peru, everybody left today and I am starting to catch up now with emails and messages : )
Since the current Wavespell of the Blue Monkey began recently, I invited the group to bring ideas so we could all choose one and develop it. Karina shared this wonderful video (2 minutes long) created by the French Association Noemi called The Eyes of a Child. You can see it first, no explanation is needed.
Following to watching it together, everybody shared their viewpoint and these are some of the reflections on what happens to our inner child when we turn into “serious” adults:
We start disconnecting from our true nature mainly due to judgment and prejudice, and we feel conditioned by the eyes of others.
While children are totally free to play and just be, this conditioning ends up blocking us from truly enjoying life and we lose our freedom.
Adults are invited to learn from kids while unlearning those things that limit us.
The attitude of “nature versus nurture”, means that we are influenced by how we are nurtured and what we nurture beyond our innate qualities or nature as individuals.
Our awakening path can be seen as a way to return to our inner child and recover our spontaneity.
Life presents us with situations that create stress and we get caught in the circumstances while forgetting how to play. The invitation is to find ways to detach from the occurrences and reconnect with our inner child and true essence.
As we do it on a personal level, also finding practical ways to help others to tap into their inner child and to consciously be a kid everyday while playing without judgement.
We “buy the story” that we need a lot of knowledge as adults so we accumulate titles and information when, in reality, true wisdom is related to simplicity and spontaneity and to mainly dare to BE oneself.
In our current society, doing is overvalued so we end up feeling trapped in a system that pushes us to act and perform in a certain way. As extreme doers, adults end up disconnecting from life. The invitation is to get out of the “system” or find ways to be in it without getting caught by “it“.
Another comment that was shared in the group was how challenging it felt for the ego to realize that nobody was indispensable and allow themselves to take a couple of weeks off to come to Peru to truly unplug from daily responsibilities and enjoy, re-connect and play again.
And finally, what would your inner child like to do today?
In Lak’esh & Munay,
Yellow Electric Star
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In Lak’esh means “I am another yourself!”, a Mayan greeting that recognizes the Divine in each living Being. It’s a message of Unity that reminds us that, when we give, we are also receiving. In this way, the Mayan honored and respected each other, reinforcing the belief that we are all interconnected: what we do to others and to our environment will also affect ourselves in the end…
Munay means both ‘Love’ and ‘Beauty’ in Quechua, the language of the Incas. Munay, translated as ‘To love’, is one of the three principles of the Andean way.
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