Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Your Inner Child

Summer is initiated in with an outdoor symphony concert. The orchestra performs down below while the onlookers spread out on a grassy hill that rises high above the stage and surrounds it. The sun had just gone down and the moon is directly over me. A warm summer breeze gently blowing through my hair, I slip my sandals off and let the soft grass tickle my toes. Lying on my back, with the grass beneath me and the cloudless sky above me, the music begins to fill my soul and the inner child in me arises. I close my eyes as my lips curl into a smile. Suddenly the music changes to a tune that begs me to participate. I jump to my feet and begin my version of Celtic dancing. It doesn’t take much for my inner child to come alive and the feeling is freeing. My husband looks on and laughs while my teenage son scoots away in embarrassment.
Summer is a great excuse to let your inner child emerge. Laugh at simple things like blowing bubbles while your dog tries to eat them. Wonder at creation with new eyes, be a star-gazer. Choose to laugh. It’s okay to be silly.

At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.
 Matthew 11:25