Video games

QUESTION: Masters, what is your opinion on video-games and how they affect souls? What ls good about them and not so much? Do you have video games at Home, if not then what do you do instead? Why are some video games gory violent and some souls enjoy playing them? And lastly, what are your thoughts about the game designer industry? ~Natalie, Denmark

ANSWER: Video games are an invention / entertainment tool of the physical world. They are interactive devices that allow participants to do something other than watch a movie or read a book. They require the gamer to make instantaneous decisions just as they do when they wander around in society, but they are in a make-believe environment and do not physically endanger the person.

For the soul, they are nothing more than another type of experience to learn something about being a human being. They are remembered by the soul, as is everything in which it engages while on Earth, but don’t have any more or less importance. The same thing can be said about all the movies, TV programs, books, and actual events to which the person also has exposure.

We do not have anything similar to video games at Home because we do not have physical bodies, and also we remember everything in which we have participated in all of our many lives. We are able to project our consciousness into any situation we wish, whether we have completed it ourselves or observed another’s participation.

In considering the genres of video games, they encompass the whole spectrum of human activities. They start with educational games for the schooling of the young, branch into mathematics and other areas of learning, strategical planning, physical coordination, and then merely entertainment.

The totally role-playing games come closest to replicating actual learning experiences. Various types appeal to individuals through the thrill they can provide. Timid people sometimes wish to see if they can participate in gory battles, those working on control issues may play domination games, and those who comply with all the rules and regulations of society may want to see what it feels like to break the law. A person can find these same releases and experiences watching various types of movies or reading thrillers or psychological horror, but they don’t get the same satisfaction of “testing” themselves in the situation.

A designer of games is an author or director providing a service that is “needed” by a segment of society. It is just another job. It takes a person who can project an entire scenario, like a well-read author. A soul having a human experience can choose that or any other employment as a way to learn about themselves and their abilities.