Many things in my life including some mental exercises and habits were once birthed from what is called the “What If Game”. I suppose playing such a game is just part of who we are as we ponder life’s questions. It must be popular as a simple web search will show thousands of hits for “The What If Game”. And I’ve had lots of practice pondering the many possible solutions to a given question playing this game since at least high school…waaay back before the Big-Hair-Eighties:)
One example might go like this;
What If Reincarnation is so?
- If so is there such a thing as soul-mates or souls we ‘travel’ / incarnate with?
- If so do we have a choice of what sex we come back in?
- If so are there experiences and spiritual growth that may favor one sex over the other for a given “teaching” ?
- If so and the traveler that was to be my companion this trip chooses the same sex as I do – for spiritual growth reasons – and we are drawn toward each other…
And after I played such a “What If” I came to the conclusion, based on the fact that I cannot possibly know all things and this “What If” may just be so; I now have grace in my heart for those who have ventured beyond the “Straight” lifestyle.
This may be crazy thinking and even flawed. Though what I can state from over ~40 years of playing the game is that my mind/heart are open to many more possibilities than if not played.