Mind WorX – The Game
CONTRARY to all appearances, we are all loving and worthy beings. In spirit, we are really just different expressions of the One Universal Intelligence. We are purposely designed to be here, experiencing the wonders of physical life.
The game of cops and robbers that we are playing here on earth is just that – a game.
Some of us play the goodies and some of us play the baddies. As with any game, we need to learn how to play. Some rules (lessons) are learned by being the goodie and some are learned by being the baddie – so the next game we play (physical life) we may swap sides to even out our overall experience of physical life.
The game of life is not defined as the absence of challenging circumstances, but as the absence of anger about them. In other words, they are not to be taken too seriously. Of course, it is natural to become “fed up” with some of the worst conditions of physical life. Yet the objective of the game is in embracing a perspective that allows us to look into the face of those challenges and demonstrate who we are in spite of them.
Where is the fun in that, you might say? The fun is in the creating. The fun is in the experience and the learning of what physical life is all about, in the victory over life’s challenges, in the constant winning process as we balance on the exhilarating edge of the physically unknown.
Good players hone their skills and change the game plan to accrue the good points and remove the bad points. That is what life is all about – learning what’s positive and good for us, moving us forward and what is negative and bad for us that keeps us stuck in the one place on the playing field of life!
Some of us are slow to learn and if so we lag behind a bit, replaying the game again and again until we learn to win, but there is no hurry, we have all of eternity to learn how to play and become a professional after all!
We may be in truth, spiritual beings with full awareness and unlimited knowledge of who we really are and of our eternalness, but here in the physical world, we are novices. We have never done this before – and believe it or not, we are doing just great. We are exactly where we are supposed to be.
The purpose of the game is to experience and understand physicality, the contrasts of physical life, the positives and the negatives and the only way to do that is to experiment and what better way to do that than play games.
When designing the game of life, The Creator purposely placed negativities around the playing field as an obstacle course for us to overcome that would provide the lessons we needed to learn and understand. Once learned, the obstacles would be removed and the game amended to take account of the positive lessons learned in their place.
The objective of the game was that we, (The Creators individuations) would always be living our lives on the leading edge of the unknown and because there can’t really be an end to the unknown, the game of life has no end either for there will always be some new challenge ahead to be experienced and overcome.
As we learn to play the game, the game is amended to suit, allowing us the wander somewhat around life’s playing field, to experience challenges we have never encountered before, making slight mistakes here and there and sometimes even getting horribly lost at the wrong end of the arena but, we’re always intuitively compelled to follow the main direction of the game plan.
Because there is no end to the game of life, we are forever going towards the unknown. We are all on a perpetual cycle of joyous becoming. We will never get it done, ever, ever, ever, ever….
Inspiration for parts of this chapter came from the writings of Neale Donald Walsch and Abraham.
Dan’s Quote: ”Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”- Michael Jordon