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IS IT POSSIBLE "This" Is All A Game?
by Beca Lewis

And if is a game:

  • Do you know the rules?
  • Do you know the purpose?
  • Do you have any idea how you are doing?

    The thought that "this is all a game" returned to me recently in the middle of teaching The Shift Class.

    What if it all was this simple?

    Will you pretend with me for a moment?

    Let's call the universe, as we know it - a State of Mind. The Universe State of Mind has a series of rules and constructs that we have all agreed upon.

    The Earth is also a State of Mind with its own specific rules and parameters that we have all agreed upon.This Earth Consciousness is where most of us reside 99% of the time, without knowing it is only an agreed upon game.

    The game called Earth State of Mind is very different than all other games we play, because in those games we know we are playing a game. In this game, we have forgotten it is a game, and so we take it as a solid, for real, "this is the way it is" place.

    What this Earth State Of Mind Game has in common with all other games is that like every other game it has something to overcome, something to achieve in order to win, and rules to play by.

    In the Earth Game we must overcome the belief of - Lack. We must stop believing ANY statement that says there is not enough - of anything. Check it out. Every one of our precepts about Earth starts with - there is not enough.

    For example, we all agree at least some of the time that there is not enough time, patience, resources, expertise, love, kindness, money, patience ... you see?

    In The Earth Game in order to win - and move on - we must overcome the belief of lack and AT THE SAME TIME be in harmonious and balanced relationships. Easy to say, hard to do. But in order to win we must overcome the belief of lack in everything and experience abundance in everything.

    This overcoming and experiencing would perfect every relationship we have. We begin within ourselves to overcome, experience and achieve and then branch out to family, friends, mankind, our home, our town, our world and everything in it - from our shoes to the icebergs in Antarctica.

    The most difficult part of this game is that when we start with the belief that there is lack, then it is hard to have perfect relationships with anything at all. So, obviously to truly win the game we have to first know:

    That it is a game.
    That there is no lack.

    Why is there really no lack?

    Because the ONE MIND - is not playing this game. IT - as Principle - continues to exist only as a state of continuous supply and Love. It knows nothing of the Earth Game of lack that we have all agreed to play. It is our perception of the game that makes the game what it is in every moment. And it is our change of perception about the game that changes the results of the game.

    Ah - the tangled web we weave.

    Since we are in the middle of pretending that there is a game called Earth State of Mind we need to know the rules of the Earth Game:

    Unlike the show Survivor - In this game - there is no final winner. In fact if you are the only one left - you lose. In this game - of survival - ALL must survive in order for you to win.

    But to be more specific here are the -

    RULES OF THE GAME:

  • You must participate.
  • Sitting on the sidelines saying " I don't want to play" won't get you anywhere - it just delays the inevitable.
  • The only way out of the game - is to play.
  • You can win only when you play as yourself not pretending to be what you are not, or hiding what you are.
  • Therefore, part of the game is discovering your unique expression and being it.
  • In order to win you have to assist as many people as possible to win with you.
  • There can be no desire to be or create a loser.
  • However, some people will make a choice to be a loser until the next round.
  • You can't play for anyone, you can't take anyone's place.
  • You cannot change people's choice to lose.
  • You must keep an open door in case they want to play again to win.
  • You can never drag people to the finish line, but you can encourage them to keep going.
  • You must be able to recognize and walk away from those whose only goal is to keep ANYONE from winning.
  • You must learn to protect yourself and those you love in a way that does not harm others.
  • You must always take the "good of the whole" into account, but at the same time, be true to yourself.
  • All alliances are to be made for the good of all, not the alliance.
  • No action can ever be made in retaliation, or revenge.
  • Wars do not work - any kind, any size, - ever. To win, you must find a better way.
  • Accumulating anything and then not being willing to let go does not win points: it only slows you down.

    THE BEST PLAYERS:

  • Know the rules
  • Play by the rules
  • Spend time becoming aware of who they (and everyone else) really are and use that perception to shift the game.
  • Trust that the more they play well the more they will remember who they are outside the game.
  • Understand that sometimes what looks like losing is in reality winning.
  • Know that when they understand that there is no lack, the rules are obvious and easy to follow.
  • Walk their talk

    In the Earth Game, the good DO finish first and the bad; well sometimes we, and they, think they have won. But then - how are their relationships? Which is the whole point of the Earth Game.

    You know - game over, you lose - now do it again. Or game over - you win - you can move up and on. You choose.

    What do you get "here" if you win? This is the good part. Here in this Earth Game you will always be wealthy, to your taste, just as you want it to be. You will always be at peace with your decisions and you will always feel loved.

    But, best of all - you will know it is a game and will have experienced, even if for only a moment, the door opening to an abundant Truth that no one can ever take away from you. In addition, you may find you never have to play a State of Mind game again, but if you do - it will be even more fun than the one you are playing now.

    I know we were just pretending - but consider this, what if it was true?

    And don't you wish everyone knew it and played by the rules?

    On the other hand, part of the game, is starting with ourselves. So let us all start there. Let's form an alliance and play together so everyone can win.

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