“You should seriously consider how serious you’ve become.”–Matt Cornwall
Ever since 1687 when that apple toppled onto crusty ole Isaac Newton’s head, we’ve known the impact of gravity on material objects.
But there’s another kind of gravity (the gravity that’s a synonym for seriousness) that also greatly impacts our lives.
Which is why I’m so excited to share the following words of wisdom from my new friend, Matt Cornwall, who has spent his life “proving” how the solemn kind of gravity binds and limits our imaginations.
As you’ve heard me swoon before, I deeply cherish all the emails that drop into my inbox every week.
This one from Matt was so compelling that I asked him if I could share it here on the blog. After all, it’s not every day you meet a guy who describes himself as a “cosmic switchboard operator on roller skates.”
His latest creative project started when his adorable grand-niece paid him what he considers “the greatest compliment ever.”
She asked, “Uncle Gum (as in Great Uncle Matt), how come you’re NEVER serious?”
Here’s how he answered:
“I believe seriousness is a disease or dis-ease. I’ve been an artist/writer/actor and overall creator and bringer of joy my whole life. After coming out of a five-year stint of completely unplugging from the world, I am called now to heed and heal the deafening collective wail.
“I’m currently allowing/developing a playshop tentatively called “Matt’s Multidimensional Playshop 5.w(0)w .
“It grew out of a Cosmic Coaching workshop where I was asked, “What do you think the world needs right now?
“Obviously, in addition to Jackie DeShannon’s timeless song “What the world needs now is love,” the world also needs fun and innocent play! Being serious is antithetical to the exuberantly playful nature of the universe.
“We are children of the universe, playing together on this beautiful little playground. We’re magical cosmic fairies, farting out realities left and right. We are pure consciousness manifesting into marvelous forms with which to experiment, have fun and play.
“I’m convinced that any form of suffering is the direct result of the dis-ease known as seriousness or being “grave”– the irony of this word speaks for itself.
“One of the projects I’m developing is called the C.S.D.C or The Center for Seriousness Disease Control and Prevention (modeled after the C.D.C) I see it as a viable national public (mental and therefore physical) health agency that uses humor to bring awareness to how ridiculous it is to be serious or attached to illusions of any sort.
“In this new agency, there will be “doctors” with new methods of testing how serious a patient is and new forms of medication — such as advanced laughter and a whole set of tools for letting go and not taking life so seriously.
“The C.S.D.C will create love, peace and bliss viruses or algorithms, reminding the masses that we have the power to create, re-invent or make up entirely new meaning.
“We are indeed fully equipped to infect ourselves with full-blown bliss. It’s a new kind of pure science and/or philosophical recreation center, basing its discovering around the metrics of attaining higher, deeper state of unadulterated, unconditioned bliss, fun and joy.”
Amen, Matt. And thank you for your contribution. I, for one, can’t wait. And with that I’ll close by seconding Matt’s motion: There is a whole spectrum of vibrant, playful possibilities. Seriousness, begone. #222 Forever!
Matt Cornwall is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, non-dualist, and shamanic trickster /Universal Intelligence entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. After DJ’ing for the past 15 years internationally for luxury hotels and tech companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook, he is currently developing projects and products designed for the smooth and joyous transition from the 3-D to 5-D multidimensional collective shift in consciousness happening rapidly on the planet.
Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World).