I hope you've had a wonderful first week of October, or as I call it "The Superficial Supernatural Month". I tend to be busier this month because suddenly the mainstream finds my activities acceptable as long as they are for entertainment purposes only and if I will give them a seasonal discount. Sorry guys I'm full price all year long because real monsters don't have a season.
Now that I've gotten a majority of my snark out of the way I wanted to talk to you about something really serious. There is something you can do that can really transform your life into a magical story full of vivacious color and plot twists. Are you ready for it? Are you sure? Okay then, there is a vast amount of power in goofing off. You thought I was going to tell you meditate didn't you? Well while that certainly can't hurt things I have to say that goofing off with some of my friends has had the strongest impact on my overall outlook.
I have different circles of friends. Some are people that I work with and they get my magical side. Others I click with because they are artists and makers. Some people I do games with or see movies. Some of my friends are ones for deep meaningful conversations. Some are the purveyors of the divine nonsense that breaks me down into fits of laughter in less than a minute. Some of my friends are in several of these categories. Today I am going to talk about those keepers of nonsense. There are a few people that I have an almost chemical reaction with just by being around. Seriously it is like comedic pheromones. Except instead of sexual attraction it leads to unstoppable silliness and uncontrollable laughter. This ladies and gentlemen is why I've never had to do drugs. (Although many people have assumed we were high upon encountering us).
Some people will say it is fluff, or luxury, but laughter is absolutely essential if you want to be effective in your life. The world we've built offers up to us a million reasons why we should be miserable and terrified, so any act of pure joy is an act of revolution. I've often said that if you want to disempower an "evil" spirit the best way is to laugh at it. They totally hate that, and joy burns them like acid. It's an energy thing they just can't get their hooks into joy. So letting go and giving into nonsense and laughter isn't just the best way to vanquish the dark forces, it also happens to be a great way to spend the evening, so it is a two for one deal. Even if you're not in the monster hunting trade lightening up and not being so serious all the time is very freeing. It makes you less rigid and more able to flex into new situations and solutions.
I am blessed that I have several people that I just immediately get silly with. Unless one of us is dealing with a crisis it is our default state, and when one of us is having a crisis we jump to it to get it solved. (I mean we all want to get back to the base state of nonsense). Most of us had this when we were kids. Many of us unfortunately had it drilled out of us either intentionally or through the various traumas of life. We also lost it because we thought it was just for kids. We had to be all serious and a mature adult. Perhaps I am immature in my belief that life shouldn't be such a chore or burden. There should be crazy singing, impromptu dancing, and lots of innuendos that go nowhere.
So why am I saying this? Well the collective consciousness has been collectively anxious. The pressure currently in the mass psyche is like an overtaxed boiler. We all need to blow off some steam. We all need those people around us that serve to remind us that human beings can be a delight. They help us to remember that we aren't just needed but wanted.
So how about you? Do you have your brave companions of the inane? Are the saints of silliness in your traveling circus you call a life? Does laughter stalk you and your family like a cat waiting to seriously fuck up your ball of yarn? Well if not why not? Where are the beloved crazies in your life that bring out your inner jokester? Where are the kings and queens of inappropriate fun? Seek them out and erupt in glorious vivacity. Lay traps filled with sinister joy. Laugh so hard your sides hurt. Truly people once you do it you'll not want to live any other way. I shall await your adventuring party atop the Mountain of Maddening Delight.
Peace and Blessings,