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September 23, 2008 at 1:52 am #6388
Here’s a message I originally posted April 23, called “Just Around the Corner”… I thought it an interesting perspective to consider, with the bricks of Wall St. teetering and Humpty Dumpty about to tumble 😕 😆
“The secret to winning the game for everyone is to assume a deficiency of love in your ‘opponent’ and apply some.”
Back in the day when things were more or less normal and you knew what to do about going and coming, life began to get boring. You didn’t have the kind of complexity you now face. However, you didn’t have the opportunities you do now, either. Apart from jetting around the globe for lunch and home for dinner, you could get where you wanted to easily enough, given resources and time, or create a persona for yourself at the expense of some illusion or other. Now, it’s a different story. You hear of limitations, restrictions, and sanctions. You see a new economy coming, one in which the dominant dollar becomes less a piece of paper than a fact of life that keeps getting less and less relevant. This is the story you might hear, but it is not the truth of your existence unless you want it to be. What seems like limitation now will soon be irrelevant. What do we mean? Let us enlighten you with a story. Ours are much more down to earth than the ones currently circulating on your planet.
A pile of paper sat in a locker in a dark and quiet mansion high on a hill. No one remembered what it was for or how it had been used, though some speculated it was a sort of game token for some long-forgotten game of chance. “Mogul”, some said it was called. The rules made little sense, however, and the players had tired of the same people winning time and time again. The piles of paper, yellowed and neglected, were all that remained, the rules of the game long ago having changed so much that the keepers of the rule book decided to rename it “Dream Making”. And so it was that what had been was no more and that which came is already dreamed by those who re-write the rules. The only thing that anyone remembered about the old game of Mogul was that Dream Making was much more fun for everyone.
As a story, it is rather short. But keep reading and you’ll see how many permutations of reality there are to explore. You don’t need a long introduction to have a hand at continuing it. Once you start playing, you’ll see. It starts to make sense. You just have to remember that it’s a game and it’s supposed to be fun, everyone wins, and there is no finish line. It just continues. Generally speaking, Mogul is just the opposite. For most of you, it hasn’t been much fun seeing the same team win every turn (almost) and brilliance dimmed as a result, nor have you had any hope of outside help (almost) to avoid a dismal end for yourselves. Naturally, it’s a dramatic moment in the game. It’s your turn, and you’re pausing just a bit longer than usual. You’re thinking. The brains are finding a commonality of thought-wave patterns and light is beginning to shine among you. Consciousness is mastering the game, and it’s so exciting for those of us of the known people of the stars to watch what unfolds in your arena. We are your cheerleaders. Let’s go, people, let’s go! We are whispering words of encouragement to you constantly. If you pay attention, you’ll see. Cave-ins are inevitable for those who have moved away from their heart centers, so walk carefully. Naturally, it is necessary to stay in your heart center to navigate from one game to another; that is the key.
A crazy thought has just as much merit as a sane thought these days. Neither is elementally different from the other – only the rules are. The secret to winning the game for everyone is to assume a deficiency of love in your “opponent” and apply some. It means you have to be willing to re-learn what you think you knew about love and come up with some new rules based upon the single notion that Love is a player, too, and Love breaks every rule you might write that is not based on that truth. Love as a player changes everything, because Love doesn’t choose sides, it isn’t predictable, and it never intends winning without everything winning, too. Understanding of these ground rules is simply a matter of deciding to turn everything you know on its head and looking at things from the perspective of player Love. If that means entertaining a crazy thought such as, “Nothing leads to something, so I must be rich at some point even though I don’t see it yet,” then by all means, do. You lose nothing. You might gain something of great value if you risk a new thought or two. Just think, it might be that you all win!
Remembrance comes for those of you eager to play a new kind of game, for the game of Dream Making is an ancient one. It has been played over eons and across dimensions. You are just discovering your various opportunities to play. Brightly-lit Love beckons you. It is not a game of dominance or chance but of discovery and recognition, from an address of bright joy rather than a place of dark fear. It is a game never before played that is the only one your universe knows. You are achieving mastery of a beautifully complex creation and how it plays out is up to you. All we are saying is that Love plays no favorites and everything you do defines your path. We’ve played that game before and can give you some pointers, if you’d like. Things like, get ready to send a message to each other that Love is listening, and if you can re-define your pain as love-deficient areas and nourish them, then you might arrange an escape from pain altogether. Remember that the known people of the stars are never far from your side and are rooting for you to master the game as one. Now, you hold the dice, you have the cards, you aim the pointer. Usually, you keep getting the same results. This time, play for love.September 23, 2008 at 2:02 am #8857UFOBelieveMember
Edit: OK lol I think I already know this, I remember the title. But I will read it nevertheless. Do you have a new one in store for us some time this week? :ugeek:
(Gotta LOVE those geek smileys xD)
WOW I just remember, April 23, that must be one of the first 5 or so messages I ever read of you! =) Awesome!!September 23, 2008 at 2:14 am #8858
Yes, another is in the works and will be posted as soon as it’s done, but I was reviewing for an art project and thought this one was pertinent for the times we’re in. Enjoy!September 23, 2008 at 4:02 am #8859alainizMember
ok so in the game rules how you play with love? and who starts first is there dice in it? Some nice rpg adventure that be fun as a game if thats what it is. Opal will be game master since she knows the game. 😉September 23, 2008 at 4:29 am #8860
Hah! That’s funny 😆
I just write the words as they come 😉September 23, 2008 at 5:23 pm #8861jamwolfskyMember
Love is a player, playing is the rule! Ok, now my trump card is love 8-).September 23, 2008 at 9:06 pm #8862
My dear friends, as a little visual follow up to be-loved Opals posting, I take my freedom to post up this. About:
Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas) is a successful, extremely wealthy businessman, but his success has come at the cost of his personal life. He is estranged from his ex-wife and goes about life in a cold, detached manner and seems incapable of expressing emotion or caring for anyone or anything.
On Nicholas’ 48th birthday, his younger, rebellious, brother Conrad (Penn) presents him with an unusual gift — a game offered by a company called Consumer Recreation Services — promising that it will change Nicholas’ life. (The idea of Consumer Recreation Services seems to be lifted directly from the G. K. Chesterton story “The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown”). The nature of The Game is unclear at first, but it appears to be a sort of live action role-playing game that integrates directly into the player’s real life.
And my friends…..listen what Sean Penn says…..12. October…..hey….seems Penn missed out two days 😎
Much love to this movie
Annan the NordicSeptember 24, 2008 at 1:16 am #8863
Oh, Annan, I love this movie! Quite a mind-bender… 😯September 24, 2008 at 10:12 am #8864
Yes me too must i say dear Opal, this is top five of all movies I have ever seen, it is such an amazing film in ALL ways. Highly recommended for those not seen it – and have the time to see it :ugeek:
Must I say I saw it they year it came out, and that is a couple of years ago, but when I think of it now in retrospect it is, yes, as you say totally mind-bending. And we like to bend the mental-brain a little do we not!? 😆
Annan the NordicSeptember 24, 2008 at 9:15 pm #8865
And we like to bend the mental-brain a little do we not!? 😆
Yes, to squeeze all the nonsense out. 😆September 24, 2008 at 9:26 pm #8866
Yesss, that is the new word for the world – nonsense-squeesing – guess you have some patent work going on, cos that would be one large business – to enterprise into the world these day. And give with it a free bonus package, containing large portions of – an instant experience of unconditional love.
Guess we do not need any lightships visiting after all, if be-loved Opal – gets that project up an running…. 😆
Annan the NordicSeptember 25, 2008 at 5:43 am #8867
This is one of my all-time favorite poems, by Sufi mystic Hafiz.
Tired of Speaking Sweetly
Love wants to reach out and manhandle us,
Break all our teacup talk of God.
If you had the courage and
Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights,
he would just drag you around the room
By your hair,
Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world
That bring you no joy.
Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly
And wants to rip to shreds
All your erroneous notions of truth
That make you fight within yourself, dear one,
And with others,
Causing the world to weep
On too many fine days.
The Beloved sometimes wants
To do us a great favor:
Hold us upside down
And shake all the nonsense out.
But when we hear
He is in such a ‘playful drunken mood’
Most everyone I know
Quickly packs their bags and hightails it
Out of town.September 25, 2008 at 10:09 am #8868jamwolfskyMember
Powerful poem Opalescent!! I Love it. We sometimes get the wrong idea about Love don’t we?
[attachment=0:6z1clo0q]795px-Brueghel-tower-of-babel.jpg[/attachment:6z1clo0q] Brueghel Tower of Babel. This is Love in disguise Wall Street!!September 25, 2008 at 10:09 pm #8869
As I wrote….need to get my energetic body totally around that wonder-mysti-full poem…..I suggest it will be something joyfull to come out of that eventually – let it be a while and see what pops in-to-it…..or am I not correct dear Opal 😆
Annan the Nordic
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