This is a very special game. It’s the game of life. You are participating in the most amazing game. You are a warrior-goddess. It’s true! Now matter where you are in life, you are already incarnating the goddess and you are a warrior in training.
I am inviting you into this game. You don’t really need an invitation, nor do you need permission. You can give that to yourself at any time. But as your warrior-comrade, I am offering an invitation just in case you didn’t quite feel safe.
So, as I invite you into this game, I invite you to visualize yourself walking into a virtual reality game room. Put on the head gear (close your eyes). Visualize what you want your life to look like. What do you look like? Your hair, your face, your body? What are you wearing? Let your imagination run wild. That’s one of the funnest parts of this game… the design phase. In this phase you can design it any way you want it to be. There are no limits here.
Lest you think I am “full of it,” let me tell you something about myself and my own journey of awakening as a participant in this game. When I was a child, I went through a very painful and traumatic time for a few years. I won’t go into all the details here, but I will say that it had a very damaging effect on me. It lead to years of depression, then alcoholism, then thoughts of dying. But in one of my worst moments in life, when I was in so much pain I could barely withstand it, a little voice deep inside whispered to me, “You chose this experience for what it would teach you. Let yourself be changed by it. If you do not complete this stretch of the journey, you will have to return and repeat it.”
Something about that voice helped me to detach momentarily from the pain and see the experience from a greater height. I knew it would pass. And it did. At a later time in my life when I was experiencing incredible joy, it occurred to me that if I had given up, I never would have felt such joy. I would have missed out on so many extraordinary experiences and I would have missed out on knowing and loving some extraordinary people.
I’m telling you this because I don’t want you to suspect that I am simply a Pollyanna. I know what excruciating pain feels like. I have felt depression, despair, rage, and powerlessness. And yet I find myself today living in a state of consciousness that can still feel sadness and mourning, but can never be undone by it. I truly am a warrior-goddess. I know my inner strength, my courage, my self-love, my beauty, my power. I want you to know yours as well.
Perhaps it is because of the deep level of pain I have experienced and overcome that I am able to have such a playful and joyous attitude toward life now. My journey has taught me everything I needed to know, and your journey is teaching you everything you need to know.
The fact that you are reading these words is not a random coincidence. It means that on some level, you are ready to hear this message.
I used to live in a game I now call “The Master Plan.” It was a prison… a gilded prison… but a prison none-the-less. It was a game in which I forgot that I was a spiritual being having a human experience. I was fully trapped in the fleshy suit, terrified that if I didn’t do everything according to the Plan, I would suffer. I would end up homeless, hungry, and penniless. I was also afraid that others would reject me if I didn’t please them. I was afraid I would never be loved. I would end up alone, outcasted. I was powerless. Even though I had a good job and other “stuff” to shore up my frightened, powerless self, I lived a mostly stressed-out, tired, angry, sad existence with only brief moments of relief. I was easily hurt and insulted. I took everything personally. I focused on what other people were doing “wrong.” If only they would change, my life would work.
Even though I had heard the message of spiritual masters to let go or to change oneself, I didn’t really “get it.” It took a long time for that message to sink in, and it was usually because I had reached the point of giving up… surrendering. What people don’t understand is that there is power in letting go of control and surrendering. It seems so counter-intuitive, yet it is true.
I am inviting you to join me on the other side. You’ll still be in your fleshy body, but on the other side, you will trust in Abundance and Providence. You will know that all your needs will be met easily and effortlessly. You will learn to walk on water. Just believe!