Love Letter #144: Are You Playing the Game of Life

…or are you waiting for a get-out-of-jail card?

We’ve all been stuck at times in our lives; me included. Many of those times were uncomfortable and I spent lots of them wishing things would change or expecting other people to change so I could get unstuck. I was waiting for a get-out-of-jail-free card. I didn’t realize that I was already holding onto it. Getting unstuck is a choice.

It’s easy to feel powerless in this situations, as thought the keys to our freedom are just outside the jail cell but we can’t reach them. However, nothing could be further from the truth. We all possess an innate power to change our circumstances through our mindset and actions. This power is our divine essence, a gift that connects us to a greater purpose and the flow of life itself. 

In spiritual teachings, the concept relates to the idea of surrender and acceptance. Instead of passively waiting for change, we can actively embrace the present moment and accept what is. For me, this can be the simple act of remembering that everything in life is happening for me. 

When we stop resisting the situation, we can begin exploring with curiosity and openness and begin to see new opportunities that were previous stimied by our resistance and frustration. 

No mud. No lotus. 

I love the metaphor of the lotus flower. Despite growing in muddy, stagnant waters, it rises about the surface to bloom in the sunlight. We too can blossom in the muddy waters of life. The key is in trusting the process and knowing that every experience, no matter how uncomfortable, is a part of this spiritual journey. 

When we can consciously shift our perspective from one of victimhood to one of empowerment, we take responsibility for our own freedom. This doesn’t mean we won’t face challenges or that this journey will be easy. But it does mean we have the ability to navigate these obstacles with grace and resilience, drawing from our inner spirit and divine wisdom. 

So, are you playing the game of life, full on, or are you waiting for the get-out-of-jail card? 

Because that card is already in your hand. It always has been. Embrace your power, trust in the journey, and take steps towards your own liberation. The universe supports you, and your spirit knows the way. 

With love,

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