Playing — From My Heart

Ken W. Stone,
“The Soul Archaeologist”

Internationally Recognized Spiritual Teacher and Healer, and Creator of the Transformational Beneath the Sand Program

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Playing — From My Heart

Mar

12

2014

Ken W Stone

Do you ever find yourself taking things too seriously?

Do you regularly take time to play?

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Reflecting back on the last 6 months I realize that I’ve been had my nose down, with lots on my “work” list and I haven’t been playing as much.

It’s easy to do. I keep getting inspiration and guidance about what I’m to be doing next and I want to take action.

Plus I love what I do. Working with clients – projects, etc. is fun.

But it’s not the same as playing.

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Playing is getting out my remote control helicopters or planes and flying for a while. Or spending a good portion of the day reading a novel.

I haven’t been doing much of this kind of playing lately.

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That’s changing starting today.

I’m unplugging for the next 12 days.

Going to focus on my family – no emails, no texts, no sessions. Just family.

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This commitment to truly taking the time away was a bit of a challenge for me.

First, I conduct weekly group sessions for members of The Sanctuary every Tuesday.

Second, the spring equinox is happening while I’ll be gone – and I’ve been doing a group healing session on each equinox and solstice for nearly two years.

Third, I have really amazing private clients that I love working with – who are doing amazing things in the world.

And the list could go on and on.

I haven’t had time completely away from my business since I began exploring this gift more than 6 years ago. It is time!

For every challenge, an answer has presented itself:

I can pre-record next week’s group session for The Sanctuary. If you’ve ever listened to a recording of one of my group sessions you know the impact is the same as participating “live.”

The same solution is available for the spring/fall equinox next Thursday.

And my private clients? They’re thrilled I’m taking time for myself and my family. They regularly do the same.

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Ten years ago my life was all serious full of stress. I had been living a serious adult life – no time to goof off and be silly.

Virtue was hard work and being serious – thinking hard – staying focused – getting somewhere.

I was working hard to control every little thing. And really unhappy with all the ways I wasn’t succeeding.

When I started waking up I remembered what it was to be a kid – to be silly – to have fun – not with any goal in mind per se, rather just for the sake of having fun.

I like to think that the last seven years of my life have been a study in being goofy and silly. That I’ve been remembering how to be a child again and let the joy of simply being come out in every aspect of my life.

It’s been wonderful. And now it’s time for the next step: turning it all off.

Twelve days of quiet – and no electronics.

I suspect it will be like the first few times I meditated – really wonderful – with moments of panic as my mind starts racing wondering what’s “really happening” LOL!!

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I don’t think I’ll be flying my planes or helicopters for another months or two (we’re still getting snow in Colorado) but starting earlier today, I unplugged.

This week’s email was written a little ahead of time and scheduled to be sent even though I’m away from the computer. Ditto for next week. I wrote from my heart and thought about you … and now it’s time for technology to take care of the rest.

Mary Alice is checking email while I’m gone – so if you need something you’re in good hands.

And I’m looking forward to time with Amy, Emma, Riley, Madeline, and Georgia … and time to read a book and relax on my own as well.

That’s it for this week … From My Heart.

Peace,

Ken

Ken W. Stone
The Soul Archaeologist
Experience the Divine Within
www.KenWStone.com