Family & Parenting

The Game of Life and How to Help Your Children Play to Win in Life

“Most people consider life a battle. It’s not a battle. It’s a game. And like most games, it can’t be played successfully without understanding the rules”-

Florence Scovel Shinn

The catchphrase, life is a game, rings true when you consider what Albert Einstein said: “Life is just like a game; first you have to learn the rules of the game, and then play it better than anyone else.”

― Albert Einstein

Mr Einstein played the game right, considering the numerous achievements and the impact he had on humanity. Did he get it right all the time? 

Possibly not, at least he gave his best and found a way to always stay on top of his field. 

Otherwise, his name wouldn’t be quoted over a million times from politicians to school children learning about physics or his more than fifty patents worldwide.

Such as his three significant inventions that assisted in the discoveries of Satnavs & Google Map, phone clocks and lasers. 

When you have won at the game of life, you will sense it and know deep down; life will not feel like a battle or struggle, as everything you touch and think about flows effortlessly, and life feels abundant.  

For example, when life is moving according to your desired plans and goals, you no longer feel the strain or stress to make things work, and chase life like the last train is departing. 

Instead, you will move with the notion that no matter the circumstances or pains of life, a wave of overwhelming peace and assurance guides your every decision, and invariably success knocks on your door, asking for you to enter. 

Who wouldn’t want that type of life! Surprisingly, it turns out only a minority want the freedom and the luxuries the world promises. It seems, however, that the majority considers life a battle, so they don’t want to learn and understand the principles of how to win it. 

Before a transformational session with a client, the client has unreserved hesitation and is in a denial state of mind, especially when admitting why life seems mountainous.

They can’t comprehend why situations are not changing or why they’re stuck in a one-dimensional process.  

Usually, a brief conversation with a client quickly turns into ‘How can I play the game of life successfully?’, and even endearing, how can I teach the game to my children so that they don’t experience the same predicament and feel stuck in life like we are. 

That is when I know they have entirely accepted and are ready to open their minds and souls. They will commit to the learning that will ensue and have the accountability and consistency needed to pursue and succeed in playing the game to their desire and wish. 

Most understand after some time that to win in life, there are certain principles that they must follow and play right.

Take Denzel Washington, for instance; he understands that there is something bigger than himself and has quoted that giving back to the next generation is something we must all do to reap God’s benefits.

It is essentially the true beauty of playing the game of life successfully, as it all begins from within us.

Making a difference starts from a place of peace with oneself, listening to our intuitions or guts, giving freely and not expecting anything in return but knowing that when giving with a grateful and happy heart, abundance naturally follows.

These are some examples of what playing the game of life that, when adhered to faithfully, will exponentially take us places we never anticipated. 

Teaching these principles to our children and the current generation will grow a seed that will flourish and blossom in the next two generations.

There are always obstacles, blockages and challenges; however, with the right attitude and mindset, anything is possible, right!

We hear constantly, and frankly, it holds accurate as I have many testimonies and confessions of improvements in clients’ lives after applying the principles and implementing them in their life. 

Few laws and principles that will help children win the game of life:-

LAW OF PROSPERITY 

Is it necessary for children as young as five to learn about the law of prosperity? 

I would say yes without a shadow of a doubt. Prosperity isn’t just about economics but the holistic view of life and how we see and operate within. 

The foundational basis of humanity stems from understanding how we can prosper in every facet of life, from mental well-being and emotional capability to handle our feelings coherently to, importantly, our spiritual capacity and ability to trust unconditionally without losing faith or hope.  

When children ensure that their mind and soul with assistance from parental control derives from learning about the law of prosperity, which involves having a sense of abundance, meaning they have the right to live an abundant life.

It should encompass health, wealth, happiness, joy, peace, faith, hope, wisdom, being in tune with the flow of the universe and being able to accept the abundance of God.

Having an abundant perspective leads to prosperous living.

Therefore, operating from a place of peace, knowing that if they are one with everything and see life with the eye of gratitude, life works in their favour, instead of dealing with one hardship to another.  

Ever since I can remember, the environment and people I, unfortunately, surrounded myself with had generational conditioning.

This programming of scarcity mindset was deep-rooted. It meant we saw and approached life with the lens of hardship, making economic circumstances seem dire. 

Nothing and no one envisioned abundance because life was formidable, and since adults’ experiences were challenging, they infiltrated into the children’s minds. Naturally, they also saw life through the scarcity eyes. 

How do you break this curse? 

It is a problem still gripping most of the population, especially in developing countries where people seek solutions and a better life for themselves and their families.

Do you tell them to think positively when there’s a food shortage and their basic necessities are not met? Do you ask them to envision themselves living abundant lives? 

These questions can spin for decades because without the adequate foresight and open mind to break the curse; it will surely keep them in poverty bondage when not addressed. 

Is there a concrete and viable solution to the majority living in scarcity! I would say not temporary, and since we are raising the current generation of youth who yearns for a better life, my solution is going back to basic. 

It involves filling the minds of the youth with consistent affirmations of words that their circumstance can change and improve if they start using the right words.  

From I can’t, It’s not possible, It’s too hard, the system is against us etc., to ‘If they have done it, I too can do, anything is possible with the right attitude, I must work hard and smart to succeed. 

Using the right words and imaging, they can break the scarcity mindset and bondage and start reaping the rewards of the power of the words.

THE POWER OF WORDS 

Proverbs is forever regarded as the book of knowledge; within its chapters, we can follow and live the life we desire. Take these quotes concerning the power of words – 

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. – Proverbs 18:21 NIV

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. – Proverbs 16:24 NIV

Wise words bring many benefits. – Proverbs 12:14 NLT

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. – Proverbs 12:18 NIV

Or this powerful quote from Matthews 

“The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”

Ideally, these words from the bible should help us combat our struggles. Still, like anything that is too simple or common knowledge, it makes humanity lose sight and instead chase a complicated lifestyle. Guess it’s the curse of humankind.

We crave hardship subconsciously. 

Instead of calling upon our super conscious mind, which is God’s mind within each individual, we neglect and forget that it is the realm of perfect ideas.

But instead, we unconsciously gravitate to our conscious mind, which is the human mind or rational mind, and see life as it is. It sees images and impresses on the subconscious mind. 

Whenever we find ourselves indulging in words that wouldn’t serve us or help us achieve the life we desire, remember that our words are energies with the power and ability to help, heal, hinder, hurt, harm, and to humiliate and to humble.” 

Starting the day with our children with the right affirmatives words such as I am blessed, I am happy, I am grounded in the power of love; I am abundant will set their morning with the correct energies and mind for the rest of the day.

The beauty of our words is that, as adults, we turn our children into individuals who will see the world through the lens of prosperity – our words shape and help them succeed in life

THE POWER OF FAITH 

Faith can move mountains. Doubt can create them.

Undoubtedly, no matter your position or status, humankind has a divine connection with God, and we fight and believe that all our achievement comes from our strength and doing.

Some may successfully play the game of life, but in the end, they achieve worldly success but lack the ultimate ingredient, peace and contentment. 

They arrive feeling indifferent or that something is quite not adding up. This usually happens when we don’t accept God or believe that a spiritual force is guiding our path.

When we realize and acknowledge that God is anchoring our lives and that he’s the main supply, and by using our spoken words with perfect faith, God will work with us to release what we desire in due course. 

No, it may not happen immediately and may even take years before you receive your requests; therefore, the test is how patient and persistent we are with our requests. 

That is where the power of faith comes to play.

Essentially, when you have the power of faith, it means you have complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

A more biblical explanation is, faith is the assurance that the things revealed and promised in the Word are true, even though unseen, and gives the believer a conviction that what he expects in faith will come to pass.

Both reflections are viable and will skyrocket any plans and dreams if applied to life. 

It is always the case when things seem impossible that we tend to lose all faith and hope.

We criticize ourselves, we listen more to naysayers, and we fall victim to the small yet powerful voice that says it can’t be accomplished or who are we to even succeed in life. 

This imposter syndrome and the I’m not worthy cries cripple us and make everything seems farfetched and near impossible.

The joy especially on our children’s faces and their demeanour when they realize they literally can achieve anything if they give it all and trust in themselves that whatever they are struggling with, they can overcome. 

About the game of life principles, it’s vital to enforce and instil in our children; mainly if it has been done in the past decades, they surely can achieve.

Now imagine a child of age 5yrs who wants to ride a bike for the first time; without a doubt, they will fear the possibility of hurting themselves and not having the ability to ride the bike on their own. 

With a gentle actionable push, the right encouraging words and the firm belief that with time and dedication, they can also ride on their own.

It is natural to fear the unknown, but unfortunately, if we don’t leave our comfort zone of fear and inadequacy, they will never cross over to the other side of success. 

FINAL THOUGHTS

Fortunately for the majority of us, there are many other principles alongside these mentioned, such as the law of karma and forgiveness, the principle of intuition and guidance, the principle of perfect self-expression or the divine design as coined by Florence Scovel Shinn. 

However, also in life, when we are lambasted with too much information, we feel overwhelmed and not motivated to take action.

Therefore, if you need help and assistance from someone who will hold you accountable to learn and apply these principles, contact us at www.cherishedblossoms.com or email us directly at info@cherishedblossoms.com.

I would personally get back to you, specifically for you or your children, who you want to get the best chance of winning the game of life. 

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