What you write is wonderful, and I agree with you all of the way. Insisting on playing mest games while also insisting on being exterior to them at the same time makes no sense at all.
But hey. . . . there's other games than mest games you know.
Actually I do disagree with one point you made - the universe was made for having fun in. Or is being made. That is a pretty damn high purpose I reckon. God should be chuffed for having thought of it.
Well, I am totally on that same page. There are MANY other possible games, but once you get involved in THAT new game, once again, you will NOT be "exterior", not in the pure sense.
I don't know WHY the universe was made, but I have my theories and notions. I do NOT have the view that a bunch of indivudal eternal thetans agreed it all into existence (Ref: The Factors). I think to a degree that it has an objective existence, as an idea in the mind of God, and that we each relate to it by agreement, consideration and belief. But it isn't that simple.
Briefly, a being might be able to have universal concepts like love, hate, pain, compassion, honesty, judgment, fairness, and so forth for a great variety of notions. But these only remain as "ideas", vague and general and sort of wispy. When a universe is created, great dramas can be played out over great expanses of time, allowing these ideas to take form, and to provide the DETAILS OF EXPERIENCE that provide the specifics for the general ideas.
In a sense, the universe and even each of us as a tentacle of awareness from this God, are God's way of creating the background so that all of these universals can appear and exist (at least temporarily) as experience. It is God's way of experiencing in detail, what existed as only abstract universal ideas. And, each of us display the same dichotomy of IDEA versus EXPERIENCE.
And, YES, make it FUN. Make it beautiful. Make it overflowing with appreciation, love and ceaseless wonder.
One thing I am always amazed at is just how much is here, and how many different ways there are to see, and appreciate some aspect of it all. Just look at the creative results of all the wonderful artists. It never stops!
I have been having some strange experiences recently. I have been meditating more, and allowing my attention to fall deeply onto the field of awareness (as all else fades away). I have had some explosions of brilliant white light, at the same time having this sense of "seeing it all". But, I can't put it into words. It happened today when I was walking in the woods. I say this, because part of it is that I felt as if "I" totally vanished as I connected or melded with God (or something). It is always very expansive and light feeling. And again, maybe nothing more than an LSD flashback! :confused2: