Playfulness is a big part of the rest that works. That's why we find it in the first step of entering the rest that works:
"Trust the Living God in Whom "we live and move and have our being" with the confidence and playfulness of an adored child— because you are (Acts 17: 28)."
Reclaiming a playful spirit is part of why Jesus said to become like little children. He said that doing so was key to entering the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3).
I think that I was supposed to remember this today. It came up repeatedly in yoga this morning and then in a TED talk my publisher recommended by Shanda Rhimes. She talks about "the Hum" as I talk about 'the Creative Forces of God" or "the Flow," but I like "hum" a lot too. It's an active, creative movement of spirit that we can feel within us. It involves a light-heartedness that opens us to the energies that bring life from within (our breath and heartbeat are examples of these creative forces as well. We can tap into them mindfully if are willing to do the work of aligning with them). The Creative Forces of God feel good, right and even holy (make sure and watch to the end and you'll get my point). Tapping into them and how they feel helps us to re-enter "the Hum."
Thanks Shanda and Steve (my publisher).
And thank you for journeying together! More power to you in really claiming your adventure with God through the rest that works.
(P.S. The next series on the rest that works will be April 5th - May 10th. Details can be found on the events calendar: http://www.therestthatworks.com/events-calendar.html)