Learn to Play The Game

If you feel your life is limited by your surroundings I’d like to introduce you to the idea of Life as a Game. There are a few things happening in this Game… You’ve got the Game vs the small game and the Player vs the player/piece.

Most folks live their lives from the view point of the playing piece, as on the Monopoly board, rather than the actual hand or Player that moves the piece along throughout the entire Game.

If we don’t understand we are the Player, we will play as the piece.

And you might as well BE a hat, shoe or thimble by the amount of power given away to random and familiar people, agencies, and institutions. But, when you begin to understand the concept of life as a game, which it is (that we absolutely came here to play!), you can relax about the things and situations that upset you.

The Game of life is about evolving into the highest version and ideal of ourselves that chooses Love easily and effortlessly in every instant. Everyone is playing this game, that is the point of this physically manifested universe; a playground to learn to love.

The small game of life is about acquiring things, money, status, power. Most people are stuck in this game. Surviving our childhoods but carrying our old hurts and fears around creating more of the same and blaming someone else for it happening.

In the Game of life we are the Player, the Player sees the whole board and understands the moves made by other Players and makes the best moves based on the wider perspective and understanding of how the game works.

In the small game of life we are the player/piece. As the player/piece we’re an object moved around a board, with no input or power, subject to the whims of a drawn card, taxes or overpriced rentals. Go to jail. Go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200. Dang.

I don’t know about you, but I am here to Play this Game.

My days of being the player/piece that mindlessly gets knocked about by “bad news” or disappointments are long since gone. Being the Player is a much more thoughtful and rich experience. Players feel the full extent of the emotions around any subject or situation and make sound and stable decisions from a place of peace and loving awareness.

If you’re not familiar with these ideas and still find yourself needing other people to be different for you to be happy, I send you all my blessings. This isn’t for everyone. Some people like the small game drama of family fights, disagreements and hospital visits. And everyone gets to have the experience they want. It’s called Free Will.

As the Player we understand we actually chose our most difficult personal experiences from which to learn and grow. But if, as the player/piece we’re unwilling or unable to find a higher perspective, no worries, in this game of life a similar situation will keep coming around. It will happen over and over again in our life, in the lives of our children and in the lives of their children. Until someone along that line wakes up and starts Playing the Game.

Learning to Play this Game is the most important work you will ever do. It changes the work required of you. It releases the drama and fighting, the illness, anxiety, lack, fear and disease. It opens you up to experience true peace in your heart which shifts all manner of circumstances and situations.

If you are ready to feel more in control of your own life and want support in learning to Play the Game, I’m here to help!

Change Your Words

Florence Scovel Shinn told us, “we can’t change our thoughts, but we can change our words”.
Yes, Please and Thank you!

One of the first steps to changing our thoughts IS changing our words. And once we get clear on how to better support ourselves in changing our words, our world changes with us.

How to begin…

Without making any major change in your own life, behaviors or actions, start by noticing how folks around you use their words. Are they making people feel better or worse? Are they calming and soothing the situation or starting shit and fanning flames? You can always tell, your body being a clear indicator. Do you feel like lingering or running away? This exercise in awareness will help you become conscious of the energy present in any situation. Do you want to hang out? Or is it time to skedattle? And whether the energy you’re feeling is your own or someone else’s, becoming consciously aware you’re feeling it is a HUGE part of this game.

Lightly intend to notice how it physically feels to be around your favorite and not so favorite people.

Who are your favorite people to be around?
Who always gives you a lift?
Who exhausts and gives you a headache when you walk away from them?
What are the things about each that you enjoy or don’t?
What are they always talking about?

How to Change Your Words

Making a list can help to organize and clarify information so we can begin noticing the patterns that swirl through our existence. So, once you get better at noticing how people, conversations and situations make you FEEL physically, in your body, you can start moving through the energy that will clear out the irritations and bring in more high vibe, life changing experiences.

Change your words by finding better thoughts and phrases that match what you’re looking to create and write them down. Affirmations are helpful when you’re in struggle and can’t easily access those light, forward thinking, helpful thoughts. Make your list and keep it handy. Repeat them often. Look at them often. Put them up on your bathroom mirror. Set an alarm on your phone that goes off multiple times a day with the affirmations you’re relaxing into.

These can be your own thoughts or ones you borrow from someone else. The most important thing is that you feel good saying it, you buy it, you want it.

Some of my favorite affirmations are from The Writings of Florence Scovel Shinn and Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life. I have had these books around for over 20 years and will browse through and find loving and soothing insights into anything I might need to soften around.

As you move into your journey of noticing how things make you feel and hearing the words from yourself and others that instigate these feelings, you’ll discover a treasure trove of information that will make your life infinitely easier to navigate.

Becoming aware of our own physical and emotional responses helps us relax around most situations. You’ll be able to feel that familiar feeling in your chest or stomach when faced with a certain situation and then laugh realizing it’s a childhood trigger. Softening around the tension and breathing slowly and deeply allows the moment to pass and releases you from the trigger. When we can mentally support ourselves through emotional or physical discomfort is when we become reality creating ninjas. Change your words, change your life.

Some of my faves and go to phrases…

I love and approve of myself.
Every day, in every way, I get better and better.
I receive all the benefit and release all the detriment.
We are vibrational beings living in a vibrational universe.
It’s all energy and it’s all moving.
Yes, Please and Thank you!
Bless my heart, Bless my heart, Bless my heart!
I am healthy, whole and complete.
My body is in perfect balance and harmony.
I am willing to release the pattern in my consciousness that has created this condition.
I lovingly allow joy to flow freely in my life.

I am health. I am wealth. I am happiness. I am joy.
God is my immediate and unending supply to every demand.

Use any of these or come up with your own. Words that move, motivate and inspire you will have the most powerful impact.

Here’s to your ultimate health, happiness and abundance, I’m here to help!

Let me know if you have questions or need support around something specific. How can I help you let go of what no longer serves you so that you might live a lighter, happier life?