No, it’s not yet Tuesday, but for some time now, I’ve played with words to feel good and have fun on Facebook. I take the day of the week and label it with something fun. My favorite is “Tickled Tuesdays” so I’ve decided to have my Giggle Fest & Manifest! calls on Tuesdays.
While they won’t be every Tuesday, they will always fall on a Tuesday (with the exception of any end of the year blessings call). I do these calls as part of Good Vibe University calls and if you don’t know about this community, you should check us out! It’s a wonderful community of fellow deliberate creators created by Jeannette Maw, the Good Vibe Coach. To join in on my giggling calls or to listen to past calls, go to the “About” page or click below to take you to the TalkShoe site.
I recently came across two videos from at the Laughter Yoga site which I shared in a forum thread with my good friends at GoodVibeUniversity. It started a little discussion with my GVU friend, Nancy Barry-Jannson, who is absolutely an amazing woman and mentor to many. I felt inspired to write again on my blog (after some months, you can see) after our little discussion. In fact, I was taking a shower and listening to the latest Abraham-Hicks recording when the inspiration came to me.
From a law of attraction perspective, what we think about, comes about. To refine it further, it’s really what we FEEL about, comes about. No where is that more evident than with the subject of money.
People who try to use what they know about how the law of attraction works to manifest money often report that it’s not working for them, even when they are doing daily affirmations, visualizations or other techniques. So what’s the catch? It’s a word called “resistance.” Resistance means that while you are saying or visualizing yourself as “I am rich. I am wealthy, I have a 7 figure income,” etc. you are not really FEELING it and BELIEVING it inside.
The feelings are really vibrations that we send out. In other words, our success is really about our energy! What kind of energy are you sending out when you practice techniques for attracting money? Let the answer to “How do I feel?” be your guide.
So if you are saying these exciting statements and that voice inside of you is answering back, “No, you’re not rich.” or you’re getting this uneasy feeling in your body that it doesn’t feel right, you have resistance. In other words, there’s conflicting energies (I’m rich vs. No, I’m not rich!) and what usually happens is nothing, or not much! That’s when people feel “stuck” and get frustrated that this law of attraction stuff isn’t working for them. (When in fact, it is, as evidenced by the lack of the money showing up because that’s what they are feeling/vibrating.)
Abraham-Hicks also teaches us that we cannot be holding a high energy (joy, laughter, love) and be also holding a lower one (sadness, frustration, lack) at the same time. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather be feeling joy, laughter and love anytime over sadness, frustration or lack! So the point is to FEEL GOOD as much as possible. And if you can’t feel good, FEEL BETTER than how you’re currently feeling. (Sometimes that may be getting angry when you’re starting from a place of despair.)
So where does laughter fit into the picture? I ask you, “Don’t you feel good when you laugh?” I know I do!
I’d like to try an experiment here. Watch below and see which video FEELS better for you. What emotions come up? I would imagine that the results will vary, according to the individual and how you’re feeling about money right now.
First, the “No Money Laughter”
Second, the “Jackpot Laughter”
So if either or both of these videos serve to put you in a better feeling place about money (or just a better feeling place in general), I think they’re good, quick ways to feel good! Once you’re feeling that joy, you can practice some new affirmations, visualizations, or other techniques and it’ll be from a place where they’re much more likely to manifest.
For me, the message behind all of this is to FEEL good, irregardless of what’s happening in your life. Or at least, find a way to FEEL BETTER. If you’re looking at the glass as half-empty, find a way to see it as half-full instead.
I’d be curious about how these videos made you feel. With laughter yoga, I find that I may feel like I’m forcing the laughter in the beginning, but usually I end up feeling really good as I see and hear other people laughing. So for me, it doesn’t really matter what the subject is, but not all peoples’ laughter generates the same feeling for me. In fact, I felt the same “silly-ness” that my GVU friend Annette wrote about how funny it is to think we carry money in our pockets–or that empty pockets mean we don’t have any money. So when I did the pocket one, I was thinking, “This IS funny! I don’t keep my money there and often don’t have pockets!” For me, the Jackpot one feels better if I personally jump up and down myself!
So try these out and let me know how they make you feel. I do hope you’ll make comments here!
I saw this video on my newest favorite place, Good Vibe University, from Jeannette Maw, The Good Vibe Coach. It’s a very special place. It’s in her “Vibe Lifters” section, where there are videos posted to make you feel good.
Given the choice, would you take these stairs? I know I would!
Life is supposed to be fun, don’t you think? This experiment in Stockholm will likely result in more physically fit people, too, who will be smiling and laughing and enjoying the music while they get a bit of exercise.
What do you do in your day to make it fun? I know that I often laugh at myself, particularly when I take myself too seriously! I was recently at a leadership retreat in Washington DC and had 3 days of jam-packed, back-to-back meetings, many over meals. It was information-overload, to say the least.
In one of the smaller group meetings with my fellow leaders across the country, I instantly felt a connection to the women around me. One of them is part of an improv rock band in her spare time and is a former improv comedianne in a group that travelled the U.S. (even to Fargo, North Dakota!) We were laughing a lot and I had a lot of fun! She even told me that I had what it takes to be in an improv comedy group. I was shocked when she gave me that vote of confidence, because I have always admired people who could do that, thinking that I was not one of them.
But with this woman, we instantly had a connection and even the driest of subjects became somehow the most hilarious of topics in those meetings. It spread to our entire side of the room. Looking back, it was just another example of how contagious laughter and fun are (as well as bad moods and gossip). I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be spreading joy and receiving it than bad moods and negativity. Wouldn’t you?
So what are you going to do to add some fun in your day? I’m going to dance as I do my housework today. And since it’s snowing outside, maybe I’ll just go outside later and play in it. Even if we don’t live in Stockholm to enjoy this creative experiment in the video, we can lighten up a bit and not take life too seriously. Whoever said “Act your age!” probably wasn’t having much fun at the time.
So go ahead and be silly! Find a way to add laughter into your day and savor it. You’ll be doing yourself and those around you a great favor by feeling good and spreading joy. And if you have teenage kids and they say they are “embarrassed” by your actions, I bet they’ll crack a smile when you’re not looking. 🙂 Have a great day!