Older people often complain to me that “no one takes anything seriously anymore” but one of the problems with spirituality is that it can be so earnest, so incredibly serious. And when someone presents a spiritual view that is not straightlaced people often find it difficult to engage with. God is seen as something to be approached with ritual and pomp and solemnity not something we can “play” with. Even in the more informal forms of worship there is a ritualistic language of informality and a right and a wrong way to behave. If your arms aren’t up in the air you aren’t really engaging with the service.
All of this puts our soul and our contact with God at a distance. And that makes him manageable. And sometimes that’s good. Often it’s off putting and makes you never want to come back again.
This link will take you to game which seems silly, but losing your self-consciousness is a side-effect of play. It might be really helpful to breaking down some spiritual barriers and being a little more relaxed.