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Just as the video game player cannot use a car from inside the video game to get to work in the morning, we do not own anything inside the tunnel. We can only leave it there for the next player. Yet this is the magnitude of the illusion. We continue to pursue material possessions, stability, status, when none of it actually exists to our video game playing selves.
So, if our success in winning this video game depends on remembering the following:
(1) we are the person playing the game and not the little person moving inside the game
(2) the object of the game is to complete certain tasks while making our way through the tunnel
(3) the little person inside the game doesn't know it's way through the tunnel & can't see or do much without getting distracted
The second type of challenge comes when a virtual person is already fully connected with their player. I call this type of challenge the "get moving" or "kick in the butt" type of challenge. This happens when we get stuck in part of the tunnel it's time to move on from. If we are fully connected at the time of this challenge, we will get the feeling it's time to move on & act from that feeling. Or, we will get the feeling, ignore the feeling, until something happens that propels us out of that stuck place, sometimes in a joyful way, sometimes in a way that does't feel very good. It's ultimate purpose is to keep us moving through the tunnel.
There are also those who are born into challenge, so to speak. From tunnel-view, these game people have it the hardest. They are the ones who never fit in. If tunnel society values home and family, these people are orphans and homeless. If tunnel society values doctors and lawyers, these people are the artists and actors. If tunnel society values drinking milk all day, these are the people born with the worst dairy allergy imaginable. No matter what they do or where they go, they fit in nowhere. From tunnel view, the pain is unbearable. Yet from video game player/Source view, these are the luckiest people in the whole world...not fitting into the tunnel means that once they can work through their pain, they are the most likely to connect to their real self, fulfill their mission & walk straight from one side of the tunnel to the other. These are the Harry Potters trying to live in the muggle world. Once you tell them they are wizards, they are on a straight line to fulfill their mission, each challenge only makes them greater and stronger.
With much love and expansion,
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