Friday, October 28, 2005

Raising the Vibe

I had a great conversation this morning with a dear friend and fellow Wise Woman. She is a massuse and Reiki Master.

She and her son were painting the walls of their living room. They chose white to "reflect as much energy as possible." (Like John Lenon and Yoko Ono did in the Dakota.)

She is adding artistic touches by painting Reiki symbols all around, and decorating with spiritual objects and gifts found in nature.

While they are painting, her son is laughing and laughing and laughing.
Mom says "What are you laughing about?"
He replies "See, that's the whole problem with the world Mom, Everybody thinks that you need a reason to laugh. You of all people ought to know better. You know that laughter raises seretonin levels in the brain, and releases all those yummy endorphins that make us feel good, and helps the body heal itself. You paint those Reiki symbols as a way of creating positive energy, well, that's what I'm doing too!

LAUGH with me Mom! Come on! Laugh into all the walls!"

And so they did.

They literally painted their home with laughter!

Talk about a good vibe.

So today, I am making it my thing to add a little laughter wherever I go. And I will laugh today, even if I do not have a socially acceptable reason to do so.

You might want to try it to, my cyber friends...and pass it on to three other people, and ask them to pass it on too. It sure beats passin the flu!

So, get out there and laugh with your family and friends. laugh for no reason at all. Spread some joy, and have some fun. It's not as hard as you might think. Go on...Give it a try.

Love,
Kel Bell

3 comments:

ME Strauss said...

Thank you for this one. There is a pall around this place--maybe its the change of season, maybe another reason, but people are feeling less than real.

I'm laughing now.

Thank you.

Liz

Kelley Bell said...

Did you notice an invisible glass barrier that made it hard to begin laughing without a reason?

I did.

But once a faked a few "Ha Ha Ha's",

the glass shattered, and I laughed for real.

What's really interesting is that afterwards, I did indeed feel beter.

Which implies that my body was fooled by the ruse, and released its seritonin and endorphins on command.

Carol said...

A most awesome suggestion...to laugh and to live well. Thanks Kelley!