Laughing Sky

I remember a day in LA a couple of decades ago, walking through a parking lot in the urban jungle, when something struck me so funny about what I had just witnessed that I looked up into the vast sky and had a spontaneous, hilarious, magnificent, unforgettable spiritual experience. The whole sky was undulating with powerful waves of laughter; I could see it, wish I could draw it, never will forget it. The reality of it crashed in on me like a tsunami. Everything is a joke! The joke is on us. The universe is made of laughter. Nothing we take seriously is truly serious. There is a realm we all share in which everything that weighs us down has no weight at all, in fact is bouyantly funny.

I have been taking a lot of things seriously lately. Many things. Serious, serious, serious. If I told you about them you might believe me that they are serious too. In the midst of it all tonight I decided to slow down and find something to watch on TV, anything, while I took a rest. On a movie channel that they gave me for free recently I happened to tune in to The Men Who Stare at Goats. I do not know if it was the mood I was in, or the fact that I know the movie histories of the main characters – Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, George Clooney and Kevin Spacey – but watching this story unfold unleashed so much laughter in me I could barely stand to look at any of their faces while they performed it. I felt like I was tripping, it was just too silly. The humor got into me, bored in underneath the worries and sorrows exploding all of that energy.

I felt, and feel, instantly healed of great weight. There is no underestimating the power of laughter to relieve absolutely every kind of burden. I have heard stories of cancer being healed by laughter. This is a great reminder. Whatever the burden – find a way to laugh. The sky is laughing anyway, we might as well join in. I am very relieved, and grateful.

One Response to “Laughing Sky”

  1. Darita-Rose Alden Says:

    Thanks! I was reading the Mindells’ book Riding the Horse Backwards, about the edge figures. And when they said, Agree with the person who is fighting your efforts to get over the edge, I just burst out laughing! It was so great, just spontaneous, a gift. My enlightened nephew Rory Goff always signs things Love Light Laughter.

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