Perhaps you’ve always been taught that everything around spirituality is pretty serious. Maybe you were raised in a religion that had some strict rules and didn’t really allow for laughter. I understand that sometimes it all seems rather intense actually. I mean, almighty God can seem pretty intimidating. But have you ever considered that God has a sense of humor? That while we are learning lessons, there are moments you can and should stop and laugh with God? Well, you don’t have to, but sometimes, if you pay attention – you will notice that God is pretty funny.
In Your Face
Recently I had several days of being a bit harsh with myself – just feeling frustrated by my quarantine gray roots and excessively wrinkled face (sans very overdue Botox), and being a bit down on myself about it. I wasn’t being very nice to myself in the mirror. I was not giving myself my usual smile there, but instead, a disappointed frown, and some judgmental comments about how desperately I needed an overhaul. Not very nice at all. Not something you would do to anyone you cared about for sure. So, after a couple days of this, God gave me a little wake up call.
After trying a sample of a face cleanser one night, I woke up the next morning to a swollen, red, itchy face – and it made my wrinkles look worse than ever. My eyes were also half-swollen shut! But when I looked in the mirror, after absorbing the shock and horror of it, I started to laugh. I said out loud, “Oh God, you are pretty funny!” Seriously, I complain about my face for several days and God goes, “ok, well how about this?” LOL. Oh, I see what you did there God! I get it – appreciate what you have, because it could be a lot worse. True. While some wouldn’t have gotten the joke (or even the lesson), I got it. I also appreciated that it was done at a time when I am in quarantine and no one would see me anyway. LOL.
Can You See the Humor?
Seriously though, God does have a sense of humor. I usually see it in the lessons I’m taught like this. Some might take it more harshly or freak out in a situation like that, but I like to think that God is teaching us gentle lessons that do no harm, but demonstrate how silly we are being. Or that very simply teach us to appreciate things more.
It really depends on how you look at it though. I know some people have a better sense of humor than others. And some might say a swollen face is not funny, but in the context of the previous days, it was rather funny. I no longer had any complaints! I’d certainly rather have my regular face! So, it gave me a laugh, and a new appreciation for how I look. There is so much we take for granted, and I was being reminded of that. (And I should note that after a good face wash with my regular products, some cortisone cream and the washing of my sheets – all was well again and my face looked normal by the next day.)
Time to Visit Your Fears
There have been other times when the lesson seemed scary to me, and still I ended up laughing. One time I had my dogs outside and one of them had started barking at something. While I quieted them down, a man upstairs walked out on his deck and started glaring at me. This lasted the whole time I was outside. Long story short, after I went inside and had my lunch, I felt nudged by God to overcome my fears and go upstairs and talk to the man. I was shaking in my shoes as I went upstairs and stood outside his door, picturing him as some kind of psycho killer.
I tried walking away, but felt that I was chickening out and needed to knock. When I finally did, I heard the man whispering to his wife that she needed to answer the door. So funny but he hid in the bedroom and made her talk to me. After the whole encounter that I had been SO fearful about, I laughed as I walked downstairs. I realized that these people were WAY more afraid of me than I was of them. Thanks God for the giggle and for showing me that I need to face my fears, because they aren’t as scary as I think they will be.
When Anger Calls You Back
Recently I’ve been working to heal a lot of old beliefs that started earlier in my life. As I worked on issues around a certain family member, and let the anger rise, the energy of it seemed to trigger them (this often happens I find, that people can feel the energy of your anger or your pulling away). During one of these healing sessions, this person I was so angry at actually called me during the session FOUR times! Ok this one made me laugh! Seriously, this person rarely calls me but kept calling back on this day and left a very non-urgent message after the 4th try in a row.
I’m sure they didn’t even know why they were triggered. But funny enough, when I called them back later, they lashed out at me verbally and angrily hung up, for literally no reason. I had to laugh because it was amazing to me how the power of my healing work had triggered this person into fear and anger with me, without them even knowing where it was coming from. This is also the power of our thoughts, words and the energy we put out. The gift though was my ability to see it clearly, find humor in the situation, and let it roll off without engaging with their anger.
Be Open to a New Relationship With the Divine
I know the some of this won’t be funny to some people. And maybe it’s just how I view things and my sense of humor. But I think it’s all in how you approach life, and what kind of relationship you develop with God and the Divine. I do feel though that I get the most perfect messages and clarity all the time, and sometimes there is a bit of humor to it all. So perfectly clear, and often funny, in how the message is delivered. I have a lot of moments in my life, like my first story, of “ok very funny – I get it God. Message received.” LOL.
The point is though, to not get caught up in the drama of every little thing, but to find the lesson. So instead of completely freaking out about my red, swollen face – it was about seeing WHY God gave me a red swollen face, because nothing happens by accident. It was about gratitude for my face and how it looks under normal conditions. About not picking on myself, and instead appreciating how I look and being thankful. It’s about understanding how God communicates things to you, and that it will be different for everyone.
It’s a Constant Conversation with God
So, start to notice, if you will, what you are being shown and why. Why is this happening to you? What are you meant to learn from it? How will you change because of it? What about those song lyrics right now are SO perfect for your situation, and how funny and amazing is it that they are NAILING it? Don’t you realize that’s God showing that to you? God is constantly communicating with you. Always look for the messages, look for the lessons, and learn from it. And laugh sometimes too!
The Divine sees you, God is guiding you, and they are ALWAYS showing you that. Work to develop a relationship with God, so that God can communicate with you in ways you will understand. Figure out what you are being shown in the events that happen in your life. And chill out about it a little – see if you can find the humor in some of it (if you are open to that). Because really, God is pretty funny.
A book you might like is Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1 by Neale Donald Walsch