In January 2013 I started play testing a board game I had created based on A Course in Miracles. The process of listening to feedback and making changes in the game took up all my spare time outside of my full time veterinary job and family commitments. The intense work during 2013 has resulted in printing, this January, a laser prototype of the board game called Miracle Choice. Now I feel ready to share the Miracle Choice story.
The Miracle Choice Board Game was played on average two or three times a month during 2013 with groups of up to ten players. I played the game twice in Ireland, but mostly with local Course students (NE Scotland) and a surprising number of friends not connected to the Course also joined in. I am grateful for all those who trusted me enough to play the game and were open to the healing and insights that the game supported. Some players returned to play the game on more than four occasions!
I started out testing the game in the roll of a facilitator but half way though 2013 I realised the obvious: the game is a box game and players need to be able to play by simply following the game rules. So I became a player of the game and made changes in the game set up. I was very moved when it became obvious that the game structure and cards created a space for each player to connect with their inner Guide and heal what they were ready to heal. The true Facilitator of the game is Jesus or the Holy Spirit.
An abundance of guidance came through the wonderful people who played the game and told me what worked for them. I am grateful to the channeling from Kenneth Bok at the Irish Conference in April 2013 relating to the development of the game. One of the messages from Kenneth was that ‘the game is not really a game but more of a ritual’. The ‘ritual’ begins with a guided mediation to connect players with their inner Guide and continues as players silently support the player whose turn it is to apply the card selected to their life. Players have use the words ‘respect ‘and even a ‘reverence’ when talking abut their experience of playing the game.
The game is also fun. It is a chance to look at the silliness of the ego and gently laugh. A chance to join with others to celebrate miracles and enjoy the freedom that comes with experiencing the power of choice.
The game cards are a reflection of my inner journey expressed in more general terms. I experienced that while playing the game my inner learning and healing was reinforced and deepened. I now realise that another player’s healing experience is mine because we are all on the same inner journey.
It has also been a wonderful experience working with friends and professionals who joined me in the development of the game. I see that my inner joining with Jesus is reflected in deep connections with others and for that I am truly grateful.
Over the next weeks I will be communicating more of the process of developing the game, my inner journey during that time what the game is really about.