We all know that young people like to play games like WoW (World of Warcraft) or XBOX/Playstation 3 games. The reason why these young people are able to play so long for hours without stopping is because they feel good while playing it and like it too right?
So my question is: If that is the case, does playing these games help to put these young people in the vortex? (since they feel good and happy playing these games) If so, why then still do so many problems (study problems, family problems, relationship problems etc) occur among players who are addicted to these games?
i.e. a gamer would neglect his girlfriend or his family or his studies just to play his game
asked 27 Jan '11, 12:52
I have read that it's much like being in a parallel universe, or as close as we can get right now to being able to jump into another life. And the more time we spend on the fun and adventuresome life, the less we want to spend on our dreary one. And as we neglect our real life and it does become more troublesome in result, then we spend even more time in the alter-universe....I am paraphrasing of course, but this was the jist of the article, and I believe this is true, after watching a friend begin spending more and more time gaming, until he cared almost nothing about his real life. (and has been that way now for years!)
answered 27 Jan '11, 13:54
According to my husband and son-in-law, when they play such games they feel a sense of relaxation and accomplishment! (I never play so don't quite get it!) They also claim that it gives them a chance to "think." Apparently only part of their attention is on the game! That it is the way they meditate! Would that mean getting into the vortex? could be. But where I am fully refreshed after my meditation, they are drained after their games. And yes, my husband can spend a straight 20hours doing this, day after day. I have to go to him and check whether he'd like a bite to eat! So I get to meditate and work on myself peacefully while he gets to play uninterrupted. We match one another beautifully!
thank you, namaste
answered 27 Jan '11, 16:17
Most people, not just gamers, usually continue to feel bad and experience problems because they focus upon what's in front of them, rather than what would reflect their true nature. Their motto is, "whatever is the physical, is." LOA will correct you, "whatever the feeling, creates the physical to act as an object to continue that feeling."
If you want a possible entry into the vortex, yes, get involved with a video game or an available hobby.
As for why a person feels good when they play a game, it's defiantly not the game accessing their emotions and making them happy ( that'd be a bit scary ). All that's happening is that the person is not shining their spotlight of focus upon a negative thought; and when this happens, after a period of time elapsing, they start to feel good again. You see, playing a video game with passion can do two things,
There is zero difference between a person choosing to play a video game with all of their conscious attention and a monk guiding their breath in front of some candles, in terms of the gentle, gradual vibrational elevation.
The reason these people still have problems is because, after video game time, they sadly become the slaves to their habitual thinking outside the video game- which is just attention in the wrong direction. These problems persist because of their attention to them, or their attention to them in a certain perception that creates a negative feeling. Like the average person, they shall look at "what's there."
An easy remedy would be to play the game, which makes them enter the vortex, and now have a vortexy observation upon their life. This higher feeling observation shall promise solutions- from here it's a matter of following your highest excitement and just carrying on the good feelings which the game may have resurrected for you. These inspirational, empowering thoughts don't just comes from no-where.
Hmm....Think I might start an account of one of these popular games now :)
It is an escape from this reality. Many of us would like to express ourselves in other worlds where the consequences of our actions isn't as severe as our present situation. It passes the time and only becomes harmful when you neglect actions that are required to maintain a manageable life.
answered 28 Jan '11, 08:07
The Knights Alchemy
Playing video games is also an easy way for me to get into the 'now'. Why wouldnt it? Its an exciting act in a mundane life. Furthermore I can put off my real life problems and just live in an altered ego. However I'm not so sure if majority of the gamers are really in their highest alignment when gaming. I'll admit that I wasn't after a while, I was even conscious of the side effects gaming will have on me. But hey, when its painful enough, we'll seek another way. And this time may it be a proactive way!! Of course there may be some instances where playing a video game is the highest form of excitement one can find. I am just skeptical on how long that could last. And when we open up our options, there are so much to do in life.. I wouldn't completely bash on gaming. Because in Abraham Hicks words it is an act that let one regain his/her power. It's always better than the feeling of powerlessness.
So to your question, I suspect most don't feel good while gaming. I suspect people who excessively game (me being one of them) mostly want to make up for the lacks. The more we try to regain power the more likely we'll lose them? Ohhhh the paradox of course.
Scrambling a little here but as a final note. I do not agree sitting there gaming for hours can compare to anything close to meditating. Both engages the Now. But one is everything ego centered (I've been a hopeless gamer. Simply look at the contents of games, and the outcome gamers want in games) while the other one isn't.
answered 27 Jun '13, 06:28
I was a video game-aholic. 12 hours a day, on a 12 foot wide projection screen, 7.1 sound. Two powered subwoofers and a Butt-Kicker in my chair. Full immersion. Halo and other first-person shooters on the Xbox.
Yes, it DID put me in the NOW! You have to be in the NOW or get killed. Anne would interrupt me sometimes and I'd say, "You just got me killed!" And I'd be angry with her. Can you believe that? Angry at Anne? For interrupting a video game? This be whack!
The Games became my reality for hours. Adrenaline pumping! On to the next conquest! Remember to save the game, often. Can't wait for the next upgrade. HALO 2? YES!
Maybe you can tell that I have an addictive personality?? Suddenly, it happened like that to me, Zen-like clarity. Several insights that made it no longer fun for me.
Think about this. Threatening imagery. Heavy, intense focus. A great deal of energy. One big bundle.
No, black light creatures did not begin to appear in my life, but I noticed my non-game life became one of increasing struggles. I began to see real-world images in terms of video games where I had to win, and I had to win through personal effort.
Put you in the Vortex? Oh come on, now. You can't REALLY believe that! Well, maybe some people's Vortexes are full of monsters. But not what I want.
I stopped about two years ago.
I was working with an institution that had a positive use for video games. They worked with dysfunctional (Dissociative Disorder) kids who had anger issues, problems concentrating and focussing. The kids loved video games. So they had the kids wired into biofeedback EEG devices. When the kids could perform at optimal levels, the games would work, but as they began to exhibit DD, the games slowed down.
I heard a channeller talking about this when asked a similar question. I don't believe so - gaming is a form of escapism and so once you finish the gaming session, your vibration returns to where you last left it.
answered 29 Jun '13, 04:42
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