The Secret to the Game of Life – Play it
Ask anyone about life and you would be told – Life is…..(a bag of cherries, difficult, what you make it, the pits…) and on, and on.
The adjectives used to describe life change according to the speaker. For those who “Think Positively”, life would be positive things to them. For those who “Think Negatively”, life would be problems to them. For those who “do not stop to think, or do not think at all”, life is “whatever”!
However, we can fit into any of the above categories at any time and not even recognize it. At one moment we think positively, especially when we are reminded that we should; but a second later we could see clearly why things cannot and will not work, why nothing is possible…
By now, however, unless we are living under a rock, we know that Life IS – that Life is really a Game and the best player wins. Winning could be both positive and negative – but who are we to judge. For most of us, life is – whatever. Many speak of positive and negative people as though they are outside of us, but look in the mirror and see Ms Positive or Mr Negative – visible after blinks.
I would like to share with you a book that I have had since 1980 called “Your Word is Your Wand”, by Florence Scovel Shinn. I then progressed to the “Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn”, which contains 4 of her complete books, including the Game of Life.
Florence Scovel Shinn was widely known for many years as an artist and illustrator, metaphysician and lecturer, and as having helped thousands of people through her great work of healing and assisting in solving their problems.
I followed her teachings (usually in the natural, as at that time I did not develop my spiritual muscles at all). I would mouth the Affirmations, but not really connect them with spirit. Seeking spirituality has really benefited my image (positive/negative) a great deal and has also led me to many other masters and orientations.
Not until a dramatic event enveloped me in 2000, did those teachings begin to kick in. I became painfully aware of the importance of the metaphysical in our daily lives. According to the metaphysicians, there are three departments of the mind (p4, Wisdom):
- the subconscious – whatever we feel deeply or image clearly (visualize), is impressed upon the subconscious mind, and carried out in minutest detail;
- the conscious mind – the carnal or mortal mind is the human mind that sees life as it appears to be. It sees death, disaster, sickness, poverty and limitation of every kind, and it impresses the subconscious;
- the superconscious mind – the God mind, within each man and is the realm of perfect ideas – the perfect pattern, the Divine Design, for there is a Divine Design for each person. Sometimes we get flashes which seem as unattainable, too good to be true. This is where true destiny resides, and each of us has our own true destiny.
I was operating (and still do from time to time) at the first two levels – deeply feeling, visualizing, being overwhelmed by what is going on around me and in the world, only seeing lack and limitation, etc. Any flash from the superconscious would be a temporary set of excited actions, and back again to conscious and subconscious mind sets.
We all know, as behavioural experts, that knowledge does not directly lead to action, unless one can move to superconsious at a rapid pace and allow life to manifest as it should with overwhelming love, abundance, peace, health, happiness…
The Game of Life is a game of work, a game where we have to be in an awake state and operate with all three engines firing.
Not all people to agree with the above, but unless there is a working alternative, feel free to blog in and blog on.
Why this information?
A discussion with a friend sometime ago revealed that she was very concerned with the state of non-health as she saw it of one of her very good friends; it centered around not being able to let go. I shared that at times, not letting go could also show up in our lives as disease. A passage (p65 Wisdom) clarifies that a health issue, a dis-ease, is believed to be caused by congesting, storing away too many things; congestion of things causes congestion in the body. When the law of use is violated, the body pays the penalty.
We should consider no longer being on automatic as we proceed in life, but by being conscious of every thought, word, action – being in the moment, being conscious, helps us to appreciate now…as we operate fully being present to why we are thinking what we are thinking, why we are saying what we are saying, why we are doing what we are doing…