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The Game of You Paperback – January 28, 2011
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The Game of You is an insightful adventure into your deepest being. Life is a game you can learn to master with Lynn Zavaro! --Colette Baron Reid, best-selling author of "Messages From Spirit" and "The Quest To Have it"
Because Lynn knows her own creativity deep from the inside, she is able to creatively inspire others to explore and discover their own true nature. --Michele Cassou, co-author of "Life, Paint and Passion"
Whoever reads "The Game of You" and practices its tools will see how good it will be for them if they take the chance to discover who they really are. For many people, Lynn will be the guide to help you find your authenticity, to know who you are without your lies, judgments and opinions, to remember the essence of your true nature and that is pure unconditional love. Let your love be strong as you learn to open your heart for yourself. Focus your attention on what you are feeling in the moment as you learn from Lynn. Heal your own relationship with yourself as you enjoy playing the most important game of all: YOU! --Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements
About the Author
Lynn Zavaro is a writer, artist and teacher who has emerged as a defining voice in the art of guiding others to know themselves and create the life they want through the lens of spiritual psychology. She has a Masters degree in Counseling-Psychology and has developed a series of interactive and experiential books and games to support others in having fun while artfully discovering themselves on their creative life paths. She lives in Los Angeles with her loving husband, Shlomo and their Jack Russell terrier, Lita who seems to have mastered the art of creating exactly the life she wants.
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I'm completely baffled that an incredible deck\tool called "The Game of You" has not been discussed or reviewed more at length either in the Tarot or Buddhist communities that I belong to. And so short of writing a formal review I would love to share my experience with you.
My interest in tarot started out of my own practice in engaged Buddhism, and mindful living, and in looking for Mediation type cards I found Tarot.... well many decks later, and having walked through the wonderful door into the world that Tarot is, I found a couple of very special decks. One of them is The Game of You by Lynn Zavaro
While Lynn uses the structure of Tarot, and many wonderful Buddhist teachings, she never mentions either and so because of this it is an incredible powerful tool and open to those who are unfamiliar with either discipline.
Aside from being so approachable Lynn is a highly trained and qualified individual. She has a Masters degree in counseling, and very knowledgeable about Buddhist teachings, (And from my experience with The Game of You) and very solid in the structure and use of the Tarot.
This deck is so special to me that I ordered about 1/2 dozen copies to give to some very close friends and family. I gifted one of these to a dear couple at my Sangha (Buddhist community) as a going away present because they are relocating to California, and passed around some literature cards provided by Lynn to other members so they can find out more about it.
Aside from the great content and practical applications that Lynn provides, by not labeling her deck Tarot, Buddhist, etc... I for one have been able to open the door (for some people that are close to me) to these two wonderful worlds without the stigma, or stereotypes that the labels "Tarot" or "Buddhism" carry. We even have an extra deck on our coffee table for anyone to pickup and use.
Lynn has been a pleasure to deal with. After getting my first deck, because I wanted to buy a few, and they are so special, I purchased directly from her and she wrote some beautiful and meaningful dedications on the decks that I purchased. I simply cannot thank her enough, and also feel it is my responsibility to share her work with others.
You can purchase the deck here. Not only is it very reasonably priced, but is also published by Schiffer which as you may be aware, is becoming one of the best publishers of quality products in tarot.
And so if you are interested in learning more about who you are, and to learn about very meaningful and practical practices that can help you with this effort, I hope you give Lynn Zavaro a chance to help you along with The Game Of You.
Center-- I already feel centered.
Boundaries-- I already have good boundaries.
Values-- I already know my values.
Now-- be present in the moment
Step-- take things step by step
Nature-- some things take time like growing plants in nature
Also the deck was too biased for my taste. For example with the values card, it specifically said you should have a value like "service to others" and not a "materialistic" value. There are other examples of this on other cards. I felt the deck was unbalanced.
I don't like some of the psychology terms like "Higher Self" and "Inner Child". I am myself all the time. If I have aspirations, I don't call that my "Higher Self" that's just me. If I feel playful or vulnerable, that's just me not my "Inner Child."
For example, the Child Intern card says if your inner child is afraid to do a new task, then reassure your inner child that YOU will do the task for your inner child. Huh? If you are afraid to do the task, then how do you overcome that fear just by reassuring your inner child that you will do it? It's just weird to me.
Some more topics in the deck: Issue (explore the issue), Story (tell your story), No Story (drop your story), Judgment, Beliefs, Resistance, Responsibility, Truth, Risk, Perspective, Memories, Go Within, Feelings, Little One, Awaken, Loving Kindness, and Communication.
The deck is organized into Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Physical topics. There are Child, Young Adult, Mother and Father cards for each category, too. Plus there are Lifepath cards like Explorer, Divine Mother, Divine Father, Earthly Mother, Earthly Father, The Mirror, Inner Strength and Surrender.
I'm not saying other people wouldn't benefit from Game of You. I would say it is a straight up psychology deck. With 78 cards, there is a lot to digest. But for me, I'm giving my deck away.
Decks that I enjoy are Inner Peace Cards and Spirit of the Wheel Meditation Deck with Poster and Booklet. These are not psychology decks. Inner Peace is more just thoughts to ponder and Spirit of the Wheel is a gentle Native American style deck.
The Game of You is different, and nice, because each card has a "tool" associated with it. This is usually some time of explicit action such as a meditation or writing assignment. It can be very helpful to pull one of these cards when you are completely stumped by a situation (or anytime). By the time you have completed the action, you will usually have a much better insight into your situation.
Another nice aspect of this deck is that almost all of the cards have a very positive focus. You will almost always feel better after using this deck.
I dig it! :)