“I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter, and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way, and sees life, not as a competition. They reach the summit last because they know God isn’t at the top waiting for them. He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand.”

Shannon Alder

Conscious MindYour Thoughts – the players that take turns in your game

Subconscious Mind Your Beliefs – the rules you follow to play your games

When we shuffle the cards we count only on our skills, strength, and luck. Magicians learn to manipulate our minds to show us what we want to see, but LOVE messes up everything. When you play a game with LOVE, you better know from the begging that you will never WIN that game. With or without rules, almost every time a card will fell off from the deck and will change the direction of the game, unexpected and unpredictable. The tension you feel when the cards are shuffled, the intensity while handing it to you, and the disappointment when you realize the game is lost from the beginning. I hate playing cards, I want a game with cards on the table, without hidden faces. I want to play with King of Cups, not with the Fool. I want him to have the strength to make it a real game for the Empress.  The mature man who appreciates the finer things in life such as music and art, warm-hearted and kind.

“The Empress is the lover, the mother, the child, the creator, the goddess, and the destroyer. She expresses her love and interest through creative means, collaborative arts, and sensual delights.” 

Rachel True

Another game that always confuses me is the Ladder Snakes. In this game, you never know where you will end up, when you will start over or when is done. Snakes are everywhere and playing a fair game with them is just Tango on a minefield. You know from the beginning there is no way to WIN this game, but yet you take the risk, and you assume every step. What can be more disappointed in this life on Earth if not taking all the chances you have and playing all the games are given to you? You play and WIN, is brilliant. You play and loose, that’s learning. You are never loosing when you are learning. When the game is over, just move on to the other table, the casino has many places to make you lose your trust and faith in love.

“Worrying is like a dominoes effect, that rolls from one day into the next, into a week, a month, a year; never accomplishing anything but stress, until it hits that last tile, which drops unfulfilled to an empty ground.”

Anthony Liccione

Domino is one of the riskiest game to play. So much work and effort into something that can collapse anytime. Piece after piece, the time invested and the effort you put in everything to create to most beautiful row of tiles. Every piece of domino holds a memory and a breath you hold while placing careful one more tile. It’s enough to make one mistake and everything drops in front of your eyes, without being able to stop or to step out. The collapse will end when the last piece drops and there is nothing else to do than starting over or move to another game.

“The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.”

Shannon L. Alder

I welcome you to follow the tale of that young lady who lost all the games she played with ego, with madness, with anger, and with loss. From that day she promised herself, she would never play any game if the rules are not clear and the players are not worth it…


….continue reading the rest of the tale in PART 14


  1. Love is a game only when you heart is not fully involved and connected to the other person in question. and only then , you can say i won or i lost. But love, is a mind game, made up of risk and emotion playing hand in hand because any wrong step will taint ur hope and believe in this game…..so what is love going by definition of a game or ur heart? Heart… following ur body and mind and whatever happens will either be for the better or worse but at least you did something.

    1. A player never lose the game, he either win or learn. Love … i agree love should not even be called a game. Love is everything that gives you strength, passion and understanding. When is true love we don’t compete with each other, maybe only with ourselves to get better than we’ve been before. Love does not have to hurt, if something hurts that’s not love. For once the cards dropped on the table revealing the real face and from that moment everything was easier to understand and to embrace the beauty of connection with the mind an heart. Love should be a mentor to guide and encourage you to never be afraid.when life would give you more games to play love would always be there behind your back and if everything else fell down like a tower made of cards, to hold your hand and tell you: “I got you and I am here”

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