The Card GameWritten by Jean Slatter
We are spiritual beings having a human experience. The immense magnificence of who we really are is realized in this earth dimension of our creation; NOT as a god of unlimited power but as a purposely limited expression of God in order to explore thought forms.
Let’s use a card game analogy to help us understand this concept. We go into a local card room and sit down at a table with some other people who want to have some fun. We accept that there are certain rules to the game and we agree to play by them. Some cards are dealt to us, and some cards we get to choose. Nobody thinks for one second that they get to play with the entire deck of cards. Nor would we want to. It wouldn’t be fair – or fun.
Likewise, when we come into this human game to create an experience we agree to play by certain rules, which include knowing that we aren’t going to be dealt the full deck. It doesn’t even cross our Soul’s mind to ask to play with the entire deck. We purposely have a limited number of cards that we’re dealt and some that our Soul gets to choose for us. That’s the hand we as humans get to play. How we play our hand is entirely up to us.
We are insatiably curious creators of experience. Our Souls assign character-selves to explore an “I wonder…” thought of God’s. Thus it is with great enthusiasm that we enter into the earth game of being human. Part of what makes it so fun and intriguing is that we have purposely limited the number of “cards” we are dealt. This is how experience is created with some interesting unknowns thrown in. It now becomes a game of skill. How can we accomplish our creation of experience playing the hand we are dealt?
I have read many books that disagree with me here, but my Guidance says some things are just not in the cards for us. Self-help books proclaim: you can be whatever you want to be. This is just not true. I can tell you with absolute certainty that I will never be able to compose music like Beethoven. It’s not in my cards in this lifetime. But I can also tell you that it is up to me to play the best game that I can with the cards that I’ve been dealt.
Asking What if…
A big part of the game is to ask what if…
Asking “what if” initiates the turning over of another card to see whether or not we have the energy to support our lofty dreams. Could we become a world renowned architect and design a magnificent structure? Could we become a deep sea diver and make a fantastic new discovery? Maybe yes, maybe no. We will only know if we ask “what if…”
The fact is, none of us are playing with a full deck! That is NOT an excuse to check-out of the game of life. Rather it is precisely the reason why the game of life can be so exciting and exhilarating. We are all limited and enabled by the cards we are dealt – part of the exquisite chance of life. Our character-self finds it exciting and challenging to discover all the cards on the table by asking “what if…”, and to skillfully play the hand that has been dealt and ingeniously maneuver each lay of the cards.
What’s in your hand?
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