My beloved husband and I went to a comedy improv club tonight and laughed harder than we have in a while. I feel like improv is incredibly healing as it shifts your momentum. The disruptive and fun momentum of the improv will sweep you up to a higher flying disc, no matter where you were when you walked in. Often when we watch movies and TV shows (except for “Whose Line Is It Anyway”) it is so easy to start to get the drift of the momentum that the stories are building. However with improv you have to be on your toes, even as a spectator. You have to be flexible in your way of thinking and open to anything, because anything comes at you, and fast. Even the lace doilies knitted by Cthulhu’s hand maidens, best served cold – this probably doesn’t make sense, but it would have if you had been there tonight. The improv game might be going down the track of a romantic momentum, but then have something completely unrelated thrown in like “spam” and they need to mix it in somehow. It breaks any and every pattern, and since you can’t even figure out where the damn cork is you can’t hold it under and it is going to rise. I feel that the beauty of improv is how vibrational it is and how unexpected. It is the delight of the new frontier, the leading edge. Like when Abraham says that the beauty of a punchline is that you don’t know it and that’s why in Non-physical they don’t have the ability to experience comedy in the same way.
Part of being an improv performer is that you have to learn to say “yes, and” to whatever is comin’ at cha! You just go with the flow and add on to it, no matter how silly it is. Wow, what a great practice to say “YES, and” to life. To say “YES, and” to your path. To trust that things are going to work out and the audience (Source) will always laugh with appreciation! For one of the improv games the performers chose the line I suggested, which was, “I need a big release” and it ended up being the funniest line of the night. So funny that the performers couldn’t stop making jokes and laughing uncontrollably even though the game was over! It was phenomenal! I love trusting the Universe to deliver the fun, if we are flexible, open, and trusting. Lo and behold, I got my big release!!!
Note: If you want to laugh a whole bunch, check out “Whose Line Is It Anyway” on YouTube.
What are your ways to laugh your way up the emotional guidance scale?