Posts Tagged ‘game’

Appreciation … or … Gratitude

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Busting Loose – Appreciation or Gratitude?

I’m not sure Robert mentions the distinction between appreciation and gratitude. It’s rather subtle, but then as powerful as the distinction between Phase 1 and Phase 2 is, it too is rather subtle. Let’s see what the dictionary definitions tell us:

grat·i·tude n
a feeling of being thankful to somebody for doing something

ap·pre·ci·a·tion n
1.    a feeling or expression of gratitude
2.    a favorable opinion of something
3.    recognition and liking of something’s qualities
4.    a full understanding of the meaning and importance of something
5.    an increase in value, especially over time

So gratitude is defined as feeling thankful for something, for somebody doing something. And appreciation is defined as a full understanding of the meaning and importance of something, or an increase in value over time.

The distinction I get is that gratitude suggests a passive “power outside,” while appreciation is an active inside job.

And that’s why Robert calls “Appreciation” one of the two major, major tools in Busting Loose. Appreciation of everything and everyone as your Expanded Self’s perfect creation perfectly supporting your growth and expansion into Phase 2 of your totally unique, individual Human Game.

I’d appreciate learning of your thoughts in a comment.

“Adventure” and Busting Loose

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The word ‘adventure’ struck me the other day as being a decent description of the Busting Loose nature of the Phase 2 Journey within The Human Game. So, being a word lover, I looked it up in the dictionary, and here’s what it had to say:

Ad•ven•ture  n (italics added)
1.    an exciting or  extraordinary event or series of events
2.    an undertaking involving  uncertainty and  risk (I first typed frisk, an interesting linguistic slip of some sort, no doubt)
3.    the participation or willingness to participate in things that involve uncertainty and risk
4.    a risky or speculative financial undertaking

And the verb form: to dare to go somewhere new or engage in something dangerous.

Now, I don’t know about you, but as Busting Loose From The Money Game pointed out, a fair amount of my life had been about telling myself that I loved adventure, but thought that I also needed to avoid uncertainty and risk. At least, what I labeled unnecessary uncertainty and risk.

And then I read that Robert pointed out that risk avoidance is what Expanded Self uses in Phase 1 to convince me that I am limited and restricted, the opposite of who and what I truly am: infinite, eternal, limitless, and don’t go there! How cool is that! To have a word like adventure that gently and seductively masks uncertainty and risk and extraordinary and so easily gives us the sense that adventure is just a light frolic. No need to go deep here. That could be dangerous and should be avoided because … who knows what might happen?

In short, when I looked at the dictionary definition of adventure, I got a couple of interesting things. For Phase 1 to work at all, the fear and avoidance of risk and uncertainty was necessary to keep me from getting really clear on the power that I am as Player in my hologame. And that adventure/risk/uncertainty was equally necessary for Phase 2 to be kept interesting and challenging. And that really, Expanded Self is handling everything magnificently.

So that leaves me with Robert’s invitation and challenge to jump through the portal into Phase 2 and just use the tools – use the tools – use the tools, fully experience my experiences and tell the truth, that in all the surprises I am having great fun and being royally entertained with/in my holographic Human Game – adventure!

September Emotions Game Busting Loose Workshop

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Busting Loose From The Emotions Game Workshop begins Monday evening September 7th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at our home.

Slight change in expression of appreciation – first session is FREE so you can come “kick the illusion’s tires” and get a feeling if this is for you or no. Remaining sessions, and there are 18 in all, will be $15 per session.

Why do this, or any, Busting Loose workshop?

Robert’s body of work, model and tools are just very cool stuff. Since Spring 2007, we’ve hosted 4-5 Money Game and Emotions Game workshops touching just under 100 Players. The nearly 100% feedback we’re getting is:

•  thanks for making these DVDs available to watch and discuss

•  thanks for facilitating and creating a safe space to play and explore in

•  the tools have changed and continue to change the richness of my experience of The Human Game

•  stuff that used to really twist my nickers I now use to reclaim power

•  stuff that used to really twist my nickers somehow just doesn’t do that anymore

•  I find myself focusing and pursuing more of what floats my boat, what inspires me, what is more fun to me

•  it’s really supportive to have a place to be with other Phase 2 Players sharing a similar journey and talking the same language

•  where other spiritual and self help stuff seemed like everyone else was ‘getting it’ and somehow I just wasn’t, this stuff just seems to work

•  it’s very cool to ‘get’ why in Phase 1 that just has to be so perfectly and crazy-makingly so

My experience after two years facilitating the Busting Loose work is that infinite really is becoming infinite.To my personal amazement and amusement I ALWAYS pick up new and supportive insights from watching the DVDs (again and again and …) and from creating workshop Players who say the most amazing and supportive things.

Pat and I marvel at our breakthroughs and cookies and still grumble through some of the eggs – well, OK, maybe through most of the eggs. But there’s always a sense of expansion and often a sense of Expanded Self steering that comes with it or right after it, and that’s just plain different.

So, here is your invitation to come and play and learn how to keep more focus on playing in your hologram with fewer and fewer limitations and restrictions.

Hey, there’s only one of us here anyway; it’s all just you talking to you through the other Players you are creating in your hologram through these workshops. I mean really, who you gonna listen to?

The workshop begins Monday, September 7th from 6 to 8 PM . First one is the FREE exploration experience, and then we begin dancing down the Busting Loose From The Emotions Game road together.

REQUEST: Please reply by email  [tmiles21@comcast.net] or call me on cell 350-8447 to let us know how many seats we’ll need – and if we’ll need to open up a second evening for overflow.

Busters Tom and Pat

Infinite Possibility – so what does that mean?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

So, infinite is infinite:

in·fi·nite adj               1.  without any limits that can be measured or realized                       2.  extending indefinitely or having unlimited spatial extent

When it is said that God knows everything, that everything has already been created before and we are just living into it, that could be looked at as a Phase 1 concept…just another Phase 1 limitation and restriction. All God/Infinite Self needs to know is that anything is possible. And Infinite Expanded Self knows that to test anything out, a hologram and player is needed to check out or experience the thing in physicality.  Being a physical player is cool, and being a DOING physical player is where and how your version of The Human Game is actually experienced.

Other names for this playing are awareness, mindfulness, being in the now, being childlike, being in awe, expanding into infinite possibility, allowing a particular version of Infinite Possibility to unfold through your Human Game hologram. And you create other people, places, and things in your hologram to:  (1) reflect back to you something you think/feel about yourself, (2) provide answers, data or information to you, (3) set something in motion for your Human Game experience.

Example: insert an ignition key, turn it, step on the gas, look where you’re going.  But this presupposes there are things called cars … that you have one of them … that you have a destination in mind (or no destination, just an exploration or adventure in mind, or ‘downtime’ to support inspiration) …  and …  that there is some WHERE  that can be gone to.   And in any case still, ‘stuff can happen,’ so even a purposefully planned and carefully executed trip can have contain surprise or novelty. NOVELTY! Expanded Self loves NOVELTY, and explores it through you as the player playing your human game hologram and story.

Any creation within that context is just a creation.  And within infinity/eternity there are no limits to creation.  There is infinite room for all kinds of creativity and novelty by definition, or as Robert says, “I have an infinite ability and desire to create.”

And all of this fits Amit Goswami’s comment that one is creating their unique experience within eternity …  moment by moment, including all the details and logic and support and history all the way back to the big bang!

So, this may be is why The Human Game is played sequentially and stretched out over ‘time.’  Even after trusting and claiming The Truth until you have your personal experience of that Truth called Busting Loose.

Like football. You know the rules and the field and the opposing team and the individual players, and how it is scored and that games end with one team ‘winning.’   But players come to play the actual play, to see how a particular game unfolds, to see ‘what happens if.’  And even then, it’s only just one game, one season.  And each game and each season is complete unto itself, and then there’s the next year.

Games are fun, challenging, interesting, exciting, rewarding, and the outcome unknown. And you play because you know how the game is played, because you want to experience how the game is played by you, as persona/player and create your own WOW experiences. And you are creating it all just to play with, talk with, reflect back to yourself something you are thinking about yourself, to provide  information or data, to set something in motion for yourself.

Phase 2 is doing and experiencing this from an expanded and expanding perspective of who you really are and who is really driving your bus.