Wow! So many messages received this week. I am most grateful.
One of the numerous and most powerful messages received was the question we were asked to write and put on the top of our gratitude cards: “What would the person I intend to become, do next?” Add to that our reading of Og Mandino’s Scroll V “I will live this day as if it is my last.” and top it all of with watching “I Am” by Tom Shadyac. There was absolutely no way I was sitting idle this week.
I am no longer able to ignore the call I’ve been hearing in my head these past few months. Ever since we started the Master Key Mastermind Alliance course the concept of simplifying what we are learning, in order to teach the valuable lessons to our 8.5 year old son, has been running around in my mind. It has grown and it’s now more like someone is leaning on a door bell rather than just an occasional horn burst.
About 4 years ago I gave one of my (then 17 year old) nephews a copy of “The Secret”. I explained the concepts found in the book were a small glimpse into what the universe had to offer. If he were to embrace the philosophies within, the possibilities of his entire life could shift dramatically. I encouraged him not to wait till he was my age. He and his father spent the next year turning everything they said into a positive. My sister-in-law said it was the greatest year ever! What started as a genuine desire to share has now become a burning passion radiating out from within my centre.
I see our son easily grasping the concepts we share with him as Walter and I travel through the teachings of this class . I IMAGINE him living his entire life as someone who is enlightened.
Why not create something which could be shared with children, teens, adults in their early 20s? IMAGINE reaching a whole other generation with what we are being taught?
I envision doing this through the means of ‘graphic novels’ or ‘comic strips’ – using everyday scenarios – real life stories – to allow the message to be shared. Stories are the best way to teach – we have seen this throughout the centuries. Why not continue and use something more readily embraced by the younger generation?
I am grateful to be able to share my first attempt below, envisioned during my 15 minute sit this morning, drafted immediately thereafter and the strip created online this afternoon (using a program I found with my first search – way cool!). The characters I created are a slightly older version of my son and his 3 friends. The names have been altered to protect the innocent.
Vlad – as in Count Vladymyr: An introspective young man. Loves helping others get through the day with a positive spin. He is the grounding to the group.
Cess – as in Princess: A bit of a tom boy. Has always looked up to Vlad. Has a bit of temper and believes that all things are her due.
Roy – is eager to please. Has conflicting family dynamics with lots of older siblings who tell him how to be, what to say, how to act. Roy and Vlad are great friends but don’t always see eye to eye.
Maggie – is a bit younger than the rest of the group. Well read. She adores Vlad. Is still trying to find her way in the world.
From “I Am”: “The mode we are literally designed to operate from is a place of positive emotions – it increases inner harmony, clear thinking and better performance.” Let us all operate under this optimal state.
A special shout out to those within my mastermind group who listened to my ideas and encouraged me to proceed.
I thank you all for stopping by.
Till next time!