Friday, December 7, 2007

Four Square / Disney III

Seeds IX, 49

Seed: Four Square/Disney III

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 third pair are Love, and Dream. Most of you know I’ve had a counseling practice for more than a quarter of a century. You can imagine I’ve heard a lot about love in that time. People often speak to me about wanting their soulmates. They make lists of characteristics they want in their paragon. They dream a soulmate into being. Sometimes it just stops there.

I can always tell when someone has done the true work for a soulmate. Here’s why: they’ve dreamed up this person, and then their focus switches from being loved by this wonder to loving this fallible human. When people are ready to love rather than be loved, a soulmate usually appears.

Think of Florence Scovel Shinn’s words as a square upon which you stand—the third side of the square is Love, and think of Walt Disney’s as the actions to take to get to that solid square—in this case, Dream.

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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