Friday, November 23, 2007

Four Square / Disney I

Seeds IX, 47

Seed: Four Square/Disney I

I have a file in my computer called Seeds Ideas. I add to it whenever something strikes me as a good idea for a Seed. Reading it this morning, I saw two “fours” that appealed to me.

The first is the work of metaphysician Florence Scovel Shinn. She calls it Four Square. The second is the work of Walt Disney. He calls it The Four Words to the Secret of Life. We’re going to explore Shinn’s and Disney’s four words a week at a time for the next four weeks. I think they link together nicely.

The first two are Health, and Think.

We don’t ordinarily associate health and thinking, but I have personal experience which attests to their connection. When I was a child, there was an inordinate amount of focus on my health. I grew up thinking I wasn’t healthy. As an adult, I have worked with this for years.

It matters to your health whether you think you’re healthy or not. Even if you’re not healthy, thinking you are goes a long way toward health. Examine your ideas about your health. What do you actually think about it?

I think you’ll be amazed. As a rule, if we train our minds to think we’re healthy, we are, no matter the challenges. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “The first wealth is health.”

In the next four weeks, think of Florence Scovel Shinn’s words as a square upon which you stand—the first side is called Health, and think of Walt Disney’s as the actions to take to get to that solid square, the first action is Think.

Be serene,

Dr. Susan Corso

Seeds are remarkable gifts. Sown in consciousness, they bring you to the most important part of your being—your Divine Spark.

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