It may not always feel like it, but could you consider for a moment, that life is just a game? Games are meant to be fun. But how much fun is any game when you don’t know the rules? Life can be hard, scary and serious, and not much fun at all.
There are many games we get to play in this life, but at the end of the day, these games come down to a choice; a choice between 2 worlds. The World of Fear, or the World of Love.
Consider that Fear and Love cannot exist together. They are opposites. And so the Golden Rule is... It is impossible to play in both worlds at the same time. What does that mean? It means anytime you find yourself in fear, you have denied the presence of Love, and have chosen against it.
Love is the absence of fear and fear is the absence of Love.
There is a beautiful quote by Wonder Woman that explains the choice between our 2 worlds, or the worlds of light and dark:
"I used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind. But then, I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. And I learned that inside every one of them, there will always be both. A choice each one must make for themselves. Something no hero will ever defeat. And now I know, that only love can truly save the world."
It seems so simple. Any sane person, when given the choice between Love or Fear, would choose Love, right? The problem is, we are not always sane. Sometimes, in fact, a lot more times than we’d like to admit, we find ourselves out of our minds. When we are not present, that is to say, not in our right mind, we find ourselves under the attack of a hostile imposter:
You may already know him as the Ego, but we prefer the name "Trickster", because it much more accurately describes his agenda: to make you believe that we are separate from each other, from Love. The job of the Trickster is to keep you believing in fear over Love. That is because the Trickster exists only in the World of Fear. His very existence depends on your belief in fear. He is the absence of Love, and so his agenda is to make you believe you are anything but Love: anything for every and anybody, just not Love - for yourself. Because in the World of Love, he does not exist.
Inside each one of us, there is a deep sense of what is right and what is wrong. A moral compass, that gets to navigate us between these 2-forces: Love from fear. Right from wrong. Light from dark.
The truth is, we always know. But the reality is, we do not always like to listen; or to be honest. If we did, we would have to take responsibility for our choices. And if we could do that, the choice for Love would be easy. But the Trickster does not want you to choose something else. He wants to be right. He does not want to listen. And so he’s a genius at keeping you stuck in fear.
There are many tools the Trickster uses to keep you stuck in fear.
Three of the Trickster’s tricks:
1. The Trick of Control
Love is freedom: your greatest power is your power to choose
Control is what the Trickster does. The first thing he controls is where he has the most power: your free will. Your power to choose against him; to choose Love. When he takes over your will – your power to choose - it creates an internal conflict. This conflict results in an expectation about how things “should be”. When you believe that things should be different from how they are, the Trickster gets to control your decisions and you start to attack, countering this internal control with external control and expectations of the world outside; how things should be in order for you to be ok.
You know that it feels wrong when this happens. Your internal compass is telling you that. Will you be honest with yourself? Will you listen to Love calling you back to your power?
You have a choice to accept what is. To take responsibility for your decision to give your power away and listen. To choose again.
2. The Trick of Doubt:
Love is certain: doubt cannot exist in certainty.
Fear is doubt. When there is doubt, there will be conflict. And where there is conflict, destruction is inevitable. Conflict starts first in the mind. When there is conflict in the mind, it attacks itself. When the mind is under attack, whatever shows up in the world outside will also be attacked. Suspicious at best, vicious at worst, conflict will inevitably lead to destruction.
Before doubt becomes destructive, you have a choice. Your moral compass is telling you that what you are doing is wrong. You are in the World of Fear: under the rule of the Trickster. You have forgotten who you are. The question is, do you listen?
3. The Trick of Not Enough:
Love is all-encompassing: enough as it is
Another lie the Trickster gets us to believe is that we are not enough as we are. That we need to take something in order for us to be worthy of anything, mostly love. That we are not worthy of our own love.
And so we search. Over and over again. Our searching shows up in many different forms and expectations. When we think we find it, we may or may not be happy for a fleeting moment, but that always ends, and leaves us feeling unsatisfied. And so we search again. Looking, looking, looking. Never finding. Even when you find what you think you want in your relationships, career, car, money, family, you are left wanting. It’s not what you thought it was. It doesn’t fill the hole.
This feeling of not enough - does not feel right. You know that. You know that it is wrong. In this game you are playing, you will always lose. The question is, do you listen?
The Trickster has a host of tools he uses on you to make sure you are not honest with yourself. When you are honest, you will know what you are. He will lose power as you choose Love. And when the Trickster loses his power, you will experience freedom.
You are never alone. Love is always with you. It loves you and will never create conflict, control you or make you feel that you are not enough. It wants you to be happy and joyful. Peaceful. In a state of love and gratitude; acceptance of what is. With zero judgement. That is the peace that’s inside each and every one of us. It’s the Trickster that does not want this for you.
The only thing that’s asked of you is to follow that moral compass; that sense of right or wrong within you. To be honest with yourself and to choose again.
The real purpose of the Game of Life is to love yourself. When you can do that, you will experience yourself as Love. And when you experience yourself as Love, you will know who you are. To choose Love, over and over again until it becomes your new state of being.
Don’t you think it’s time you stop being tricked?
By now you know there is another way. Let us show you.