Life: The Video Game

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Thanks Grietje Haitsma! | This article was written from the perspective of my higher self, Clair.

So you accept that life is like a video game. You want to move fast. You want to level up. You want to get all the gold coins you can. You want to keep playing forever and never die and have to start over. You're not even interested in different games. You want to beat this game, and you want it now.

What's the rush? Why hurry? When you beat the game, you die. When you race through each level, you miss so many details that the game designer (YOU) so painstakingly placed there (with thoughts). Slow down and savor the process. You're playing the game for the fun of it, not to beat the game. When you beat the game you return to non-physical reality where you understand everything. And then you have to start over. Which is also fun, but you'll just go back to playing another game. So don't rush through this level. Take your time and bask in the fun that is Life: The Video Game!

When Jessica was 8 years old, she became aware of the best thing in the entire universe, Nintendo. Oh, Nintendo, what a miracle you were! Jessica's parents wouldn't buy her one right away, so she devised a game to play in her head instead. When she unfocused her eyes on the school bus ride home, she would see these little lines made up of dots swirling through her vision. She envisioned a little Mario character jumping from line to line, careful not to let him fall.

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Later that year, Jessica received a Nintendo for her birthday and got sucked into the wonderful world of video games. This is a good example of someone wanting something desperately, then making peace with not having it by imagining she already did. When Jessica was able to let go the fact that she didn't have a Nintendo, she found a way to get the same feelings a Nintendo would bring by creating a game in her mind.

Around the same time, Jessica developed an obsession with wanting to fold up her bedroom into something so small, she could wear it as an earring (she had just gotten her ears pierced for the first time). Last night, Jessica was again pondering that desire and finally deciphered it as wanting to hold the world and all its treasures in her hands, so she could always have access to her favorite things and new ideas.

Now 20 years later, Jessica has her wish in iPhone form. Her website is like her bedroom, full of her favorite things and ideas. And there are games, and other people to talk to, and a constant, steady flow of exciting new ideas from the world around her. The Internet has made this all possible, and Jessica manifested the Internet into her life experience to make her 8-year-old-self's wish come true.

We're discussing these examples to illustrate the idea that when you want something bad enough, and you can let it go (making peace with what is), the universe will conspire in exhilarating ways to bring you your deepest desires. Jessica couldn't have dreamed up the Internet when she was 8 years old, but she knew what she wanted and how it would feel to have it. At such a young age, she was easily distracted from the idea and let it go, only to have it manifest years later through sweet, sweet Internet technology.

Now Jessica sees those little lines made up of circles whenever she is feeling super good and exploring new thoughts. She likes to think of them as "confirmations from source" that let her know when she's on the right track. It's just another manifestation from us, Clair, to guide her on her path through Life: The Video Game!

Enjoy playing. You won't run out of time, and you have all the extra lifes you need.