In a comment to the question, 'Who are you, really?', Marcel B. wrote, 'What I am Gary is you and you are me, just as we are each the other in all realms. We together are this moment in which we define the undefinable, separate the inseparable and play this individual game which can only be played together as one. And we do it so well.' What are some of the possible 'games' we could be playing as humans on earth, in the context of Marcel's comment?
The scenario I submit is:
In the dimension in which we live,
motion exists relative to stillness
wavelengths to consciousness
existence to being
self to other
the observed to the observer and
the manifest exists relative to the idea.
When motion begins, stillness becomes. When this observed (motion and stillness) begins, the observer becomes. What becomes the Observer is pure consciousness, Source.
When the idea is formed by Source, its manifestation in our dimension is subject to space and time.
The idea of Source for the human is to observe whether a sentient being will realize in the distortion and fragmentation of this dimension its capacity and make conscious choices for Union.
'The Game' for homo sapiens is to complete the manifestation of the original Idea in the 'mind's eye' of consciousness — an intelligent sentient being capable of consciously evolving into co-creators with the Source of all that is.
Larry Cox wrote, "In any case, my primary interest is not in the biological nor metaphysical nature of consciousness, but is in the practical and qualitative values that a more coherent and expansive understanding of consciousness can infuse into our 'doing' and 'becoming'." I agree 100%.
Practical and qualitative application of 'The Union Game' could begin with reminding oneself throughout waking life to:
Be in the Now
Be with What Is
Act in the flow
Emanate Presence and
What are your thoughts?
This is beautiful. We might be here to play. To inspire joyous loving, giving, kindness, respect for the precious and delicate gift of being ALIVE. One Life expressed in amazing and incredible unique forms. A gorgeous bouquet.
Gary R. Smith
So true, Gretchen Anne. Only actions count. It is through giving that one emanates.
Words at a waterfall beautiful & refreshing - thank you. Namaste
As humans on earth you are you and Marcel is Marcel, both part of the bigger Whole, but still each your own. Like the water on this planet. It may be in an apple for some time, but in time it will be somewhere else. After this life we become part of the Whole again.
Beautiful words Gary and once again you could not construct these kinds of questions without already knowing the answers. So I thank you for continuing to share your wisdom in the form of questions.
Are we here to play sandbox, Scrabble or Russian roulette? We are here to play them all and we are not here to play one more than the other. There are no rules except the ones you set for yourself.
You are and will always be the exception to any rule you can imagine. So no need to worry about which hand you're dealt or even which game you are playing. Just embrace the concept of what a game is. That's why we get so involved in these playgrounds of duality...black/white, right/wrong, love/fear, because if we saw through them, the game would be over and we would all go back home. The idea is to recognize this through joy and play because there is no other purpose to this Universe or you as part of it.
I love this list of reminders, especially "Play". Gretchen's response about play, respect and life, along with Gary's reply about action and giving create a joyous and meaningful vision of life.
Both writers left out the words "game" and "rules" in the response and reply. Good! The notion of a game implies an objective, a set of rules, strategies, and so on.
One problem with games is the question of whose game are you playing. Two historical comments come to mind (paraphrased): "let me write the rules and it does not matter who wins the contest" and: "the person in control of the currency cares not who wins the political battles".
The purposeless purpose of play opens up possibilities, while objectives and rules narrows and closes down possibilities. Play is a valuable part of life, especially play that involves curiosity, imagination and learning. The fact that humans can maintain this kind of play through much of our lives may be our distinctive quality.