I had this intense dream on Friday night and I feel moved to share it with you.
There was a game called “The Universal Game of Peace”. It was so powerful that it was a threat to the powers that be and so it was an underground movement. Anyone who got the opportunity to play the game was transformed and the numbers of people who had undergone this transformation were quietly growing….a peaceful tsunami was building. The people who shared the game, “The Keepers”, tended to disguise themselves as craft vendors and traveled like gypsies between holistic gatherings, spiritual gatherings and the like…they sought places where there was already a certain level of consciousness awakening. In the dream, Rei and I arrived at a gathering just as it had ended and all the vendors were finished packing and saying their goodbyes. Someone introduced us to the Keepers. We had never heard of the game before, but I immediately knew that I needed to PLAY! It was too late to play at that moment as they were packed and ready to move on, but I felt a powerful commitment to following them, playing the game, maybe becoming a Keeper.
This dream was so vivid for me that I got up and Googled “The Universal Game of Peace”. I didn’t find anything….guess it’s still well disguised!!
So this is present in my heart as we approach Martin Luther King’s Birthday. I see those of us who are somewhat aware as the bridge between an old conditioned way of being and a new possibility. With one foot in each world, we’re torn…..so wanting to embody the high ideals (needs) of peace, acceptance, collaboration, compassion, etc and yet still experiencing getting lost in old habits and patterns that we don’t enjoy, that don’t contribute to our flourishing in the way we’d like. I see us as the brave one’s that chose to incarnate at this pivotal time to pave the way, to make the challenging shift – we’re the pioneers.
So, I can’t help but wonder if the work we’re doing together IS The Game!
Here’s a beautiful quote by MLK.
“We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.