No matter how many years you’ve lived in the same area, how many times have you caught yourself thinking, my goodness it gets dark early, it’s only 4:30 and it’s already dark? Year after year we’re boggled or tortured or rushed by the perpetual ebb and flow of nature. Chasing the Sun to get just a couple more things checked off the never-ending to-do list. This experience is entirely exhausting, in my opinion, and instead of continuing with it I decided one day to find the gift. I’m not sure where I picked up the game from but I play this game with myself, where I think about something bothering me, an event, circumstance, person, whatever it may be, and I try to find a gift in it.
The game is based on one fundamental premise, I make this radical assumption that or I should say a much wiser part of my being makes a radical assumption that if everything is God and everything is made of the Divine, then there must be a bit of goodness in all as well. I merely have to stretch my human mind enough to find it and so that becomes the game for me: tilting my perception, my perspective, seeking to throw away old ideas, trying to pull in new ideas, until I can find the aha! The gift. And then relief abounds as I am reminded, I live in a loving universe, I live in the grace of God.