Spiritual Forums

Home


Donate!


Articles


CHAT!


Shop


 
Welcome to Spiritual Forums!.

We created this community for people from all backgrounds to discuss Spiritual, Paranormal, Metaphysical, Philosophical, Supernatural, and Esoteric subjects. From Astral Projection to Zen, all topics are welcome. We hope you enjoy your visits.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to most discussions and articles. By joining our free community you will be able to post messages, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos, and gain access to our Chat Rooms, Registration is fast, simple, and free, so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, check our FAQs before contacting support. Please read our forum rules, since they are enforced by our volunteer staff. This will help you avoid any infractions and issues.

Go Back   Spiritual Forums > Spirituality & Beliefs > General Beliefs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 27-03-2020, 12:44 PM
JosephineB JosephineB is offline
Master
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: The green & pleasant land
Posts: 3,402
  JosephineB's Avatar
The Game

Game for want of a better word. Maybe role would be better. Everything that isn't Source is the game. Even saying Source is part of the game, role playing. I'm on SF because I'm spiritual game. My personality, game, My life, game. I like to "escape" the game for a while and go "just" be source. But come back to the game and play roles. Even when I think I'm not playing any role I am really. Pretending there is no role.

For the past few years I've been playing the I've figured something more out about this "reality" game. Anyway, these are my ponderings for today. And felt the need to share. Luckily I don't inflict these ponderings on others most of the time. But I've got more time on my hands atm, so it's leaked a bit
__________________
I salute the Divinity in you.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 27-03-2020, 12:52 PM
Honza Honza is offline
Master
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: God's House
Posts: 11,330
  Honza's Avatar
Life is a game - play it.
__________________

I believe that I AM. I rebelled and got lost. I AM saved me.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 27-03-2020, 01:00 PM
JosephineB JosephineB is offline
Master
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: The green & pleasant land
Posts: 3,402
  JosephineB's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Honza
Life is a game - play it.

Is love the prize as the song goes though

Avicii - Wake Me Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcrbM1l_BoI
__________________
I salute the Divinity in you.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 27-03-2020, 07:57 PM
ocean breeze ocean breeze is offline
Master
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,124
  ocean breeze's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Honza
Life is a game - play it.

A game with many rules and harsh consequences for breaking them. Unless you're really that good at playing.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 27-03-2020, 01:05 PM
ketzer ketzer is offline
Master
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1,938
  ketzer's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by JosephineBloggs
Game for want of a better word. Maybe role would be better. Everything that isn't Source is the game. Even saying Source is part of the game, role playing. I'm on SF because I'm spiritual game. My personality, game, My life, game. I like to "escape" the game for a while and go "just" be source. But come back to the game and play roles. Even when I think I'm not playing any role I am really. Pretending there is no role.

For the past few years I've been playing the I've figured something more out about this "reality" game. Anyway, these are my ponderings for today. And felt the need to share. Luckily I don't inflict these ponderings on others most of the time. But I've got more time on my hands atm, so it's leaked a bit
I do like games, tell me more.
Are there rules to this game?
Are there winners and losers?
What, if any, are the stakes you are playing for?
Can one cheat at this game?
Do we have to take turns?
Is there a roll of the dice involved?
Is the sky blue in this game and if so why?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 27-03-2020, 10:46 PM
davidsun davidsun is offline
Master
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Arizona, U.S.A
Posts: 3,545
  davidsun's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by ketzer
I do like games, tell me more.
My understanding is that we (i.e. our souls) are mind-and-spirit empowered Life-flow 'creators', so we can make up (i.e. 'in'vent) and play whatever 'games' we wish to (or just keep playing the ones we were born into, if that is our 'inclination').

I interpret Jesus' statement "In my Father's house there are many mansions" to mean that there are many (kinds of) games, each with their own 'fields' (or 'courts') to choose from. Jesus was a MAJOR 'game'-maker, his 'game' being open to and joinable by anyone/everyone present. The full quote in the foregoing regard is: "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know." (John 14:2-3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ketzer
Are there rules to this game?
In a certain way, I would say, My understanding is that certain kinds of dynamics pertain to the game's flow-process ... in Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs!, euphemistically speaking.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ketzer
Are there winners and losers?
What, if any, are the stakes you are playing for?
Answering these questions, from my treatise:
"Analogous to the way it takes many years of ‘schooling’ wherein initially ignorant and unskilled novices are tasked with learning and given the opportunity to master increasingly complex ‘lessons’ and thereby, upon ‘passing’ greater adeptitude-demanding ‘tests’, progress through a series of ‘grade’ levels to the point where they finally ‘graduate’ from vocational training programs and schools of knowledge, [in this 'game'] it takes numerous physical lifetimes for ‘young’ souls to become masterfully adept at deploying their ‘inner’ Love and Joy ‘program’ in relation to Life and others in it in the context of the infinite psychospiritual possibility containing ‘stream’ of sometimes mind-n-spirit sparking opportunities and sometimes mind-n-spirit daunting challenges that are encountered in the course of living in a matrixially multi-layered, complexly interwoven physiosocial [game-]system such as ours.

The alternative in relation to any particular challenge and/or opportunity, of course, being to ‘fail’ to do so, though, as you probably know if you are experienced enough, such ‘failure’ does not in and of itself preclude anyone from progressing in the above regard because one may often learn even more by reviewing and learning ‘lessons’ from one’s ‘failures’ than one’s ‘successes’. Indeed, the possibility of ‘failure’, and so ‘failures’ themselves, are crucial components of a soul’s developmental process. A string of ‘successes’ alone will not result in one’s developing the degree of mental acuity and emotional resilience required to recognize, wisely navigate, and functionally emancipate oneself from being subject to the pulls and pushes of immediate selfish-gratification affording ‘temptations’ which, besides often leading one in a ‘wrong’ (short-term-gain-long-term-cost) direction, divert precious attention and energy away from the goal of maximally actualizing one’s Love and Joy potential in relation to and with other aspects of Life’s Presence and Flow Process. As in the case of a child’s learning to stand up, walk, run, etc., experiences of ‘failure’ resulting from one’s being short-sighted, careless, uncoordinated, etc. and (so) losing one’s balance, tripping and falling, bumping into walls, etc. in relation to others actually pave the way for ‘success’ in this regard.

The short version of the full [game]-'story’ is that, with the benefit of having both (‘unsuccessful’ and ‘successful’) kinds of experiences, souls may incrementally become aware of the ins and outs of the multivarious kinds of liabilities that attend ‘petty’ selfishness and (so) in due course choose as well as ultimately manage to transcend any and all selfish-‘i’dentity based inclinations, such that they eventually become fully functionally capable of and completely devoted to optimizing and augmenting The Entity of Life’s Love and Joy Flow (beyond the scope of their ‘own’ selfish one) and from then on live in a state of ‘at oneness’ (i.e. in conjunction) with said ever‑ongoing process forever (i.e. ‘eternally’) thereafter. The alternative possibility in this ‘ultimate’ regard, of course, being that souls may completely capital ‘F’(!) Fail to do and be so. [They may be thought of as being 'losers' in such game's context.]

The latter possibility derives from the fact that, if and as a soul reacts, as all selfish-ego ensconced (hence ‘immature’ in psychospiritual terms) souls are prone to at least sometimes do, to the frustration(s) and disappointment(s) of personal wishes, hopes, and expectations by becoming even more selfish-gratification oriented (the idea that Life presents us with a series of ‘tests’ which we may either ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ pertains here), and if such all too human reactional tendency isn’t somehow ‘disarmed’ and ‘neutralized’, such that a soul persists in becoming more so, it may eventually become so mentally and emotionally ‘i’solated in the ‘bubble’ of its own ‘petty’ selfishness that whatever inclination and capacity it may have had to experience and express Love and Joy in relation to and with others shrinks and shrivels (i.e. devolves) to the point where it finally becomes completely unloving and unjoyful in relation to Life. What then ‘happens’ (since the Essence of Life is Love and Joy and that is what our Entity is actually the living expression of) is that such soul just ‘blinks out’ and ‘vanishes’ as a psychospiritual pattern (or ‘entity’) from the ‘field’ of Life and therefore completely ‘loses’ the possibility of ever incarnating again as a unit. There is no Love and Joy ‘kernel’ left which can then possibly (re)incarnate and thereby learn and ‘grow’ to the point where it nodally integrates with and thereafter ‘eternally’ lives on as a full-fledged ‘member’ of the ‘Body’ of Life.
"

Quote:
Originally Posted by ketzer
Can one cheat at this game?
One can 'cheat' in relation to others, but one can't 'cheat' in terms of the final 'score' one garners. "Whatsoever a wo/man soweth, that shall s/he also reap." yada-yada.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ketzer
Do we have to take turns?
No. Everyone can play at the same time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ketzer
Is there a roll of the dice involved?
No. "'God' is not 'mocked' - as I stated ""Whatsoever a wo/man soweth (in terms of interpersonally given/shared Love and Joy), that shall s/he also reap."

Quote:
Originally Posted by ketzer
Is the sky blue in this game and if so why?
Yes, if and as the 'game' is played while suited up in a human body on earth. Why? Because human eyes-n-brains register the wave-lenghth of light that is 'dispersed' by our earth's atmosphere as 'blue'.

__________________
David
http://davidsundom.weebly.com/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 27-03-2020, 11:30 PM
davidsun davidsun is offline
Master
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Arizona, U.S.A
Posts: 3,545
  davidsun's Avatar
P.S. My best guess is that those (there seems to be many such in Hindu and Buddhist circles) who simply play the 'game' of getting off of what they regard to just be am endlessly round-and-round turning Wheel (think hamster cage wheel!) of Life and who think/feel/and/believe that they can't/don't have a potentially eternally self-sustaining soul will at best just manage to dissolve their 'i'dentities and not incarnate again, such that they end up being 'nothing' (or nothingness), possibly forever!, thereafter. They way I see it (I am only imagining possibilities here!) IMO such as them don't/won't] grow and develop a greater and greater capacity to experience and express Love and Joy in relation to and with others and Life Itself because they (at most) act 'lovingly' as a duty, not as a function of heartfelt desire and intention. Many such speak of and recommend emotional detachment and relational dissociation as well as self-abnegation and extinguishing self as desirable 'game' 'goals', for example.

My logic is that one can't 'reap' what one does not 'sow'. I could just be myopically not seeing, i.e. not 'sensing' ( to GS), something resembling what I think of as soul development in their cases, however. Conceivably, such as them may 'switch' games enroute as a result of becoming aware of the kinds of soul-development possibilities I speak of. [Here's a 'definition' for anyone wanting one: one's 'soul' is the living gestalt of one's personal mind-and-spirit 'constellation' - I refer interested readers to my treatise to anyone who wishes to consider and contemplate what I have presented here 'in short' in greater detail .]
__________________
David
http://davidsundom.weebly.com/

Last edited by davidsun : 28-03-2020 at 12:50 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 28-03-2020, 12:34 AM
ketzer ketzer is offline
Master
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1,938
  ketzer's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidsun
P.S. My best guess is that those (there seems to be many such in Hindu and Buddhist circles) who simply play the 'game' of getting off of what they regard to just be am endlessly round-and-round turning Wheel (think hamster cage wheel!) of Life and who think/feel/and/believe that they can't/don't have a potentially eternally self-sustaining soul will at best just manage to dissolve their 'i'dentities and not incarnate again, such that they end up being 'nothing' (or nothingness, possibly forever, thereafter. They way I see it (I am only imagining possibilities here!) IMO, such as them don't grow and develop a greater and greater capacity to experience and express Love and Joy in relation to and with others and Life Itself because they (at most) act 'lovingly' as a duty, not as a function of heartfelt desire and intention. Many such speak of and recommend emotional detachment and relational dissociation as well as self-abnegation and extinguishing self as desirable 'game' 'goals', for example.

My logic is that one can't 'reap' what one does not 'sow'. I could just be myopically not seeing, i.e. not 'sensing' ( to GS), something resembling what I think of as soul development in their cases, however. Conceivably, such as them may 'switch' games enroute as a result of becoming aware of the kinds of soul-development possibilities I speak of. [Here's a 'definition' for anyone wanting one: one's 'soul' is the living gestalt of one's personal mind-and-spirit 'constellation' - I refer interested readers to my treatise to anyone who wishes to consider and contemplate what I have presented here 'in short' in greater detail .]
Interesting take. I suppose it makes sense that wandering in the desert for a while helps to clear ones mind and discover who they really are (and are not). But the idea of staying out there forever does not appeal to me.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 28-03-2020, 01:00 AM
davidsun davidsun is offline
Master
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Arizona, U.S.A
Posts: 3,545
  davidsun's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by ketzer
I suppose it makes sense that wandering in the desert for a while helps to clear ones mind and discover who they really are (and are not).
Jesus (reportedly) did a 40-day (wandering in loco) stint of that!
__________________
David
http://davidsundom.weebly.com/
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 28-03-2020, 07:17 AM
JosephineB JosephineB is offline
Master
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: The green & pleasant land
Posts: 3,402
  JosephineB's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidsun
P.S. My best guess is that those (there seems to be many such in Hindu and Buddhist circles) who simply play the 'game' of getting off of what they regard to just be am endlessly round-and-round turning Wheel (think hamster cage wheel!) of Life and who think/feel/and/believe that they can't/don't have a potentially eternally self-sustaining soul will at best just manage to dissolve their 'i'dentities and not incarnate again, such that they end up being 'nothing' (or nothingness), possibly forever!, thereafter. They way I see it (I am only imagining possibilities here!) IMO such as them don't/won't] grow and develop a greater and greater capacity to experience and express Love and Joy in relation to and with others and Life Itself because they (at most) act 'lovingly' as a duty, not as a function of heartfelt desire and intention. Many such speak of and recommend emotional detachment and relational dissociation as well as self-abnegation and extinguishing self as desirable 'game' 'goals', for example.

My logic is that one can't 'reap' what one does not 'sow'. I could just be myopically not seeing, i.e. not 'sensing' ( to GS), something resembling what I think of as soul development in their cases, however. Conceivably, such as them may 'switch' games enroute as a result of becoming aware of the kinds of soul-development possibilities I speak of. [Here's a 'definition' for anyone wanting one: one's 'soul' is the living gestalt of one's personal mind-and-spirit 'constellation' - I refer interested readers to my treatise to anyone who wishes to consider and contemplate what I have presented here 'in short' in greater detail .]

Dissolving their identities and not incarnating again I think that's the goal is it not. I think we'll all lose these personalities/character when these bodies die. Or do you think there's some fragment that remains on the other side? I don't think someone ****ing about or wasting their humanness on this plane would have the power in one life to destroy the soul, if that's what you mean.
__________________
I salute the Divinity in you.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) Spiritual Forums