What I am about to share is something I never thought I would do. Never say never, right? Well my dear readers for the past week I have been happily and joyously playing Coasterville on facebook. *cue gasps and face palming*...I'll wait for you to get yourself together... ... ... Alright, I trust you are finished. There are many reasons I like this game but the main one is that it is oddly grounding and dare I say it, healing. I deal with the non-physical world all day and all night. I am literally working in my sleep and I am working for results that don't always manifest themselves in obvious ways. Sometimes I need to do something that allows me to be meditative without the whole quiet room, incense, candles and crystals show. Along comes Coasterville...
It started innocently enough. One of my facebook friends kept on sending me requests. This person is someone I happen to respect as a spiritual teacher so I found it odd that they would be so wrapped up in a online game and have no shame to consistently request goods from me such as a wizard's hat, sugar, a princess uniform, or a dinosaur claw. Out of curiousity, I simply started to respond to their requests. If you want a pink unicorn I am happy to click this button to help you out. I was making dreams come true and there were messages telling me that. I was happy when I saw that his park was growing "leaps and bounds". It truly did my heart good to aid in someone's abundance, even if it was a just online game. The act of supporting this person was something I recognized as an affirmation that I recognize abundance...and you should see what this person has created with the help of his friends... AH-MAZING!
The game teaches me a lot really. I often read posts about people always complaining about getting requests from their friends and I think it says more about our culture than we are really wanting to recognize. Much like life, Coasterville and similar games show you can only get so far alone. This is a big lesson for me because I have never liked asking for anything. I have a hard time receiving help as well, but at the same time when I look around, the people I admire greatly are the ones who have a great support system around them. I have never revered a person who said they achieved everything on their own for two reasons: It looked too lonely and they were lying. We don't get anywhere alone. In fact, most of my friends on Coasterville are people I have never met and probably will never meet. Playing Coasterville helped to reveal one of my personal blocks, the illusion of the independent person. Sometimes helping someone just means showing up or giving them your spare room. On Coasterville, I am learning in a ridiculously fun way that helping someone is studying together, staying in their hotel, working at their front gate, visiting them, appreciating their creations, giving them gifts, and the list goes on.
I am also learning patience. Once you spend all of your energy there isn't much you can do. You have to wait or get creative. I find myself looking forward to how I can use my time well. Yes this is all happening to playing an online game in a very conscious manner I should add. There may be something I want to build but I don't have the material for it so I have to ask and wait. In the meantime, I have my life, my business, my blog, my spiritual practice, and on Coasterville, my guests. I find that if I use my time well, I haven't waited at all and that thing I have been waiting for comes right on time. Once again, I am learning all of this in an online game and it is exciting.
My other lesson is be yourself and be inspired! It is an obvious message for most but it is different in application. When I visit my Coasterville friend's parks, I always note how unique they are. No one's park is the same but they are all amazing. I am so impressed when anyone takes the time to be creative, so when you get to see how people have designed their parks, it is inspiring and would you believe that when you spend time in someone's park you get an "inspiration" point. It only makes sense, right? I love designing and changing the look of my park. It is a greater pleasure to decide exactly how I want to focus my abundance. I am really into the Fantasy part of "Kiki's Loveland" (the name of my park :D), so it is a joy developing it and seeing it grow "leaps and bounds". I often see dragons in my meditations, so it is very aligned with what I enjoy. Yes, I have a dragon coaster and petting zoo at Kiki's Loveland! EEEK!
So yes, it is true, you have just read an entire blog post about my appreciation for Coasterville. Was it a waste of time? Of course not. You have wasted time if while you were reading this, you weren't thinking about things you can do to spark more inspiration, love, and appreciation within. If it feels good and it doesn't hurt anyone, do it. Even if it seems silly, cliche, or uncool, DO IT. I remember the way my love for Korean dramas saved my life and I also remember how odd everyone thought I was for being so obsessed. But guess who went to Korea and had the time of her life because of said obsession?? Me, that's who. As I always say, trust yourself, trust your path. No one can walk it for you and no one can tell you how you should do it. Skip, jump, breakdance, roll, shuffle, but move yourself to the next phase with love and appreciation in your heart! Never take for granted how you use your time because if you love what you do with your whole heart, miracles happen. I am living proof! My name is Kiki and I love Coasterville...and I am proud of it.