PLAYING THE BIG GAME
Why are we here??
Is it to handle our cases so we can live on “Cloud 9” in the “Land of Milk and Honey”????
How soon would you be bored with that?
Some have overly-emphasized or implied that you can become a “Total Cause” over all of the Physical Universe (Matter, Energy, Space Time and the Life within it) and not be the effect of anything. These people are selling you a trap (to be explained later). However, I propose to you that “Total Cause” does not mean “No effect” of any kind or the “Avoidance of Effects.” You being “Total Cause” doesn't’t allow anybody else to be Cause over the Physical Universe or any part of it!
Trying to avoid effects really puts you at EFFECT. In that case, what are you trying to do, but be the effect of every other cause in the Universe. Why? Because you are “avoiding” instead of taking RESPONSIBILITY for the motions contained within or coming from the EFFECT. Responsibility can be defined as “Willing to Control”. If you are actually “Willing to Control”, not just fooling yourself by saying it, you will exert some sort of control and will be expanding that control in the form of good, positive, control for the benefit of all. As with anything, it needs to be your choice or by own self-determinism as to what game you want to play.
RESPONSIBILITY is a very light, airy viewpoint. It is just something that you do because you simply want to do it. Not because of a big obligation, or you “owe it”, or “you must do it because of your STATUS” on some organization board or self-improvement or ability scale (Bridge). This is a trap to control you for the benefit of an organization or person — - not to put you at a higher level of cause as is asserted by their agents. If you take on a responsibility, then it must be by your choice, not by someone else’s orders or attempts to make you wrong if you do not.
STATUS and EXPECTATIONS:
In general, this society expects those who have risen to high levels in organizations, whether it is corporations or government, to act in a particular way, such as: always being positive, no negative emotions, always saying the right thing to not upset anyone. In other words, not being yourself and not being truthful either. Look at our politicians.
In the same way, persons who have supposedly achieved some high level of ability on a scale (the Bridge) have been pushed into not being themselves, by being forced into setting an “exemplary example of someone of their status” that the organization expects. (Whatever it is that they expect, is not explained by the organization). Well, that is a TRAP! Why would anyone want to have to fit into someone else’s arbitrary example of what is acceptable behavior. That is not becoming more able – that is becoming more of a slave.
For yourself, don’t let Status “go to your head”. Status is a trap. It can really pull the wrong things in. Status is being interesting (pulling flows in) rather than interested (putting flows out). Objects are interesting, beings are interested. Try to never need Status, Approval, Praise or Sympathy. You will stop or limit yourself. But still take pride and be professional in what you do.
“WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???”
Some organizations, especially churches or individuals in a church, TRAP a person by getting him to continually focus on what is wrong with him. “If you handle what is wrong with you, then you will be able to really achieve what you want in life” – so they say and keep pushing it in on you. This is a good source of money – confessions and confessionals. Some churches have you pay for your “sins”. Some even have had you pay in advance for sins you will commit in the future! (Sounds like good Capitalism and Control.)
There is also the scenario that you need a confessional every 6 months to make sure you have done nothing to harm the organization and especially to make sure that you have remained thoroughly and completely under their control and will continue to do so. You have then achieved the status of “Controlled Thetan”. You have become the Church not YOURSELF. Lost your own viewpoint, and when you have lost that, you have lost it all.
The emphasis or accent needs to be on ability. So my suggestion, definitely keep cleaning up the harmful things that you have done, or have not done when you should have done something. This will keep you in the game, making it possible to win and expand. Too many overts and withholds not disclosed, and you may well take yourself out of the game. Becoming an expert on Suppressive Persons, Potential Trouble Sources, Overts and Withholds and the handling thereof, is very valuable and necessary to winning and happiness. BUT, keep playing, big time, and keep learning to play a better game.
But if you receive a big effect, then it may just be the big game you are playing. The only real importance is what did you learn from it, so that you can learn to "play a better game" which is the only reason for playing games. It is not to receive no effect, which equals no improvement; no involvement; no fun; boring, = no game.
So what if you go broke? What did you learn?
So what if you have an accident going 130 miles per hour in a motorcycle race. What did you learn?
So what if you are attacked by your enemies and they harm you? What did you learn?
So what if you get 50 PCs, or clients to counsel, and they all blow? What did you learn?
That is all that is important. “What did you learn?” so you can improve. Don’t let a mistake or “loss” go by without getting the most learning and knowledge out of it.
So; why are we here??
I propose to you that it is only to LEARN TO PLAY A BETTER GAME.
It is not to have no effect on self. It is not to “never lose again”. It is not to be “God-like” and always prim, proper and pristine. It is not to have a life of living in an ivory tower with no contact with ordinary man or the physical universe. It is not necessarily being a billionaire with everything done for you.
It is living LIFE = Hot, fast, furious, an all-out charge into whatever you want to charge into. Don’t let anyone say you lived a mediocre life. Let them put on your tombstone: “He lived a full life and played the game to the hilt”.
Playing a big game means big effects. Look at Donald Trump. He went broke, but he also made a lot of money before that, and he made it all back. Basically, if you are not willing to receive big effects, then you will not be WILLING to play a BIG game with BIG WINS. If he wasn't willing to be totally broke, then he probably wouldn't have made so much money to begin with and made it back again. I’m sure he gained much valuable knowledge from experiencing that huge effect.
So here we pull together a viewpoint of RESPONSIBILITY.
You and the others in the Game, usually called the Physical Universe, are all working to PLAY A BETTER GAME. In doing that, we also have to take responsibility for our fellow players. If they “fall off the rails” then we each need to point it out, try to help that other Player play their game better, whatever it is.
But CAUTION, only they really know what game they are playing, and your evaluation may not be correct. So first find out what are they trying to accomplish — what is their game? — before evaluating or putting them down, or looking down on them.
Offer help or an objective perspective – which is an evaluation – but don’t force it. “Would you like some feedback on what I see is going on here?” works a whole lot better than “Well, you shouldn’t have done that” or “That isn’t working”. And remember, at times we all need an exterior viewpoint to help us out of a quagmire that we got ourselves into. If you are refusing help from a competent viewpoint, take a look. Maybe you are stuck in Status! “I’m too important or know too much to receive help from anyone else.”
A big player may be
wanting to experience a disease to find a cure for that disease. Or a
big player may be wanting to experience going broke, so he can help others
who are hounded by a financial system which is trying to make people into
Clearing a planet and
freeing everyone (10 X 10 to the 40th power number of thetans) is a very
The opposition has the control of most of the resources on the planet to use against us. But it is only physical universe stuff, and we can handle that from a much "higher viewpoint". After all, this universe was just thought up by all of us playing together, and a thought can change it, or any part of it, instantly. We have all done that to some extent, whether we realize it or not. And we have a wealth of technology available to expand that ability beyond your wildest imaginings!
To a BIG, WILD, FUN GAME!!!
April 17, 2008, Earth Time