I’ve made modifications of the game I created, and have shared it several times with friends. The gameboard
face is painted onto silk. I’ve used dyes, and acrylics. The dyes have a more brilliant look, but I’m afraid of
how they’ll hold up over time. So Sometimes I paint with dye, and sometimes with acrylic. I like the way it looks. Sorry
I can't get a picture on the blog. I'll get it up on the website soon.
People are still having wonderful insights when they play
it, but the comment that I’ve received the most is that they enjoyed the spiritual fellowship of playing it with a group
of people who were talking about meaningful things. They wanted to play it again, maybe even with other people.
· The game’s purpose is give guidance in the form of an answer to
a question formulated at the beginning of the game.
To learn that guidance can come in different forms: something you might come across during the day; something
someone might say; your own personal insights.
some fun, and strengthen spiritual bonds with others while reinforcing and practicing what you may have already learned in
an Inner Light Consciousness (ILC) Class, “ A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) books, or from your own personal path.
For two hours at a time, every person in the group gets to focus on one thing that they
have prayed about that they want some help with. They each write it down, and then tell the other players. God, the Inclusive
Loving One is invoked and recognized as the silent player Who speaks through all people, cards, and insights.
Then they roll a
die to see what general area to deal with first. Each level has an affirmation and a color, and there is a card or function
to do on every space. A player can ask for feedback from other players, and let’s face it, out of 7 billion people in
the world, you’re sitting with 4 or 5. Chance? Not really. I trust that there is wisdom in the circle to handle any
question, and so far so good.
son came over the other day, and I showed him the game. He wanted to briefly “try” it. He had a question about
how to quit smoking. Now most of the questions people ask are about deepening their spiritual relationship with God, because
that’s the purpose I intended for it, so I was wondering how it was going to work for him. He rolled the color die,
and was directed to the terrace of release, and read a card. It was helpful. He wanted to go again, and got another helpful
card, but it wasn’t fully answering his question. On his final roll he picked up a card that asked him “What must
we remember so we can keep forgiving someone who keeps hurting us in the same way? [hint: What part of you gets hurt? What
part of you is Real? Can your spirit ever be hurt?] And that did it for him. It wouldn’t have been a card I would have
thought would help him, but I’m not in charge of the game! It becomes a group joining. Ironically, it was the same card
I pulled that led me to clear up an issue with a friend that I mentioned in the Mar. 9th post. There are 238 cards,
so that was a synchronicity I paid attention to.
I’ve been blessed to have a group of spiritual friends who meet, usually on Sunday
morning to meditate together sometimes focusing on a positive thought, and also about how things are going, and getting spiritual
feedback from my friends. I recommend starting such a group if you’re not already in one. I didn’t realize how
so many people are hungry for that.
could even ask people to bring in some inspirational quotations, and put them in a container.Then each person would pick one
out, and share with the group whey they think they drew that card. We even did it with the people and animals of a Christmas
crèche, and it profoundly affected us.
We want to know that our prayers and questions are heard. We want to know that God loves
us and answers us. This game has allowed folks to feel that, and for that I am very grateful. I sent a game off to Olympia,
WA, to a group of “spiritual” folks who had taken an Inner Light Consciousness course with me in August. I won’t
be there to explain how the game works, or give my examples. I’m trusting that the prayers and blessings the game’s
received will ensure that the game results are as they were intended to be.
I’m still not sure of what to call it yet, but “Love
Succeeds” is how I think of it. May you have all the spiritual fellowship you want!