Friday, December 14, 2007

Four Square / Disney IV

Seeds IX, 50

Seed: Four Square/Disney IV

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 last two are Self-Expression, and Dare. By self-expression, Mrs. Shinn means work, and work that’s creative, challenging and uses our gifts and talents. How many of us dare this in the world? Instead, I think we talk ourselves out of our own ideal self-expression. We tell ourselves we’ll never make a living that way. I think this habit causes us much grief in this world.

Instead, begin to dare like Walt Disney did, dare to tell, at the very least yourself about your perfect self-expression. Don’t go trying to figure out how. You can’t. Instead, dare to think, believe and dream the what. Dare your perfect self-expression, and then let the universe itself do its wondrous work in your behalf.

We have thought of Florence Scovel Shinn’s words as a square upon which to stand—the fourth and final side of the square is Self-Expression, and we have thought of Walt Disney’s as the actions to take to get to that solid square—in this case, Dare.

Both fours—Shinn & Disney:


As Citibank’s new ads say, “Let’s do it.”

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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1 comment:

Court said...

Really like this concept and delivery, Susan.