To All You Fellow Seekers, Voyagers, and Friends
Your blessings and Happy B’Earthday greetings are the gifts I cherish. Heart to heart gives us me and all of us new life!
I am not a materialist that seeks more things. Remember what you own, owns you. I seek liberation, free to think and express myself as I am. To receive your support is the force that drives my “green fuse” and that drives my “green age” and flower..
I am so fortunate to have you all as my playmates of boundless creation and as my sounding board of reflection.
Together, we voyage our collective starship to be the “star that we are.” Called to be “Captain Voyager” for taking us all on our Hero’s Journey adventure of life, I am endlessly thrilled and excited to awaken every morning! I cherish this opportunity to share my thoughts, my vision, my personality, my humor, my joy, and my life-purpose “ikigai” with you.
Your gift to me is your willingness to receive my magic. Your co-creative audience has enabled me to open and express my own gifts, the raison d’etre.
On my “Refirement” Aliveness Path (no retiring, please), getting your endorsement, encouragement and purchase of my tools and toys of transformation, readings, and workshops sustains me.
Following the principles of nature’s endless renewability requires community. Like the towering Redwoods, we can only reach the light and live our apotheosis by rooting together in partnership and by rooting for each other. My success is your success. And yours is mine. We are connected.
I hold dear that you accept my imperfections and vulnerabilities. It’s rare and most invaluable for self-evolution that I can be me, just as I am, full of anxieties, diseases, and yes, some narcissism. I seek presenting all of me as a teachable character with a teaching story. I have such respect for you all to not see me with incorrigible hubris or as a pity-seeker.
Finally, I so appreciate your valuing my different personas and not boxing me into one set identity (oh, the horror of that!). We are multidimensional and it is my intention to be all that I am. Please don’t call me crazy. But I do aspire to be a “nut” – source for eternal creation and life.
Onwards, Now Voyager!
Brother James, Greening Man, Captain Voyager, Jamesing, Swami J., Jaguar Jim, Nutzy, Dr. James, Pic A Card, Wanless/Oneless/Clueless…
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- How to live healthy and long.
- How to maintain professionally and financially.
- How to rekindle relationships.
- How to regenerate and re-energize yourself.
Nature is the Roadmap for Renewing and Sustaining.
Nature knows how. Nature has succeeded for two and half billion years. As we are nature, we have the “renew-ability” and “sustain-ability” by following its life principles that are inherent within us.
1. All of Nature is Self-Responsible
Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life?
2. All of Nature Knows Who It Is.
WHO ARE YOU?
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3. All of Nature Knows Why It Is.
What’S Your Purpose For Living?
4. All of Nature is Whole Within.
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How mental and mentally positive are you?
How emotional and emotionally motivated are you?
How physical and physically healthy and energized are you?
How spiritual and inspired are you?
All Faculties In Agreement
How synergistic (in unity and in synch) are your mental thoughts, emotional feelings, physical sensations and spiritual intuitions?
5. All of Nature is One with its Environment, both Social and Natural.
How connected are you with the the people in your place?
How integrated are you with place of domicile?
How unified are you with the natural environment where you life?
6. All of Nature is Renewable.
How Capable Are You To Refresh And Rejuvenate Yourself?
Winter: How do you sleep?
Spring: How active and alive are you?
Summer: How much joy do you have and express?
Autumn: How do you harvest your work and get rewarded?
7. All of Nature is Adaptive.
How Change-Able Are You?
How are you adapting?
How do you get out of your comfort zone?
What’s your transformative breakpoint?
8. All of Nature Grows.
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Air: Got new ideas?
Water: Love it?
Fire: Embrace life force?
Earth: Have the resources?
9. All of Nature Knows How to Sustain
How Are You Sustainable?
What’s your opportunity in life now?
What setbacks do you turn into success?
Pick Cards For Your Opportunity… ‘What does Mother Nature want to tell you?
Do you see your success?
Do you want to be successful?
Do you believe you can?
Do you do the do?
Do you keep repeating this?
How Captain Pickacard, James Wanless, has utilized the Archetypes of Fool Child through Fortune to overcome Cancer!
ARCHETYPES TO THE RESCUE!
(Excerpt from James Wanless Series “Invasions of the Prostate Snatchers (NOT”)
Awakened by my prostate cancer, I knew there was plenty of good oncologists, but what about me as a patient?. For every doctor out there, how about the healer in ourselves? Many assume that a pill or procedure will do the job, but as we know, success at anything is always an “inside job.” That’s why placebos work so well. Never underestimate the power of the mind.
So, what could I do to co-heal with the radiation therapy, the shots, the pills, and cope with all the unholy physical effects? The answer… take my own medicine! Activate the primordial power and wisdom of the universal personality archetypes within us all that are found primarily in the Voyager Tarot cards of “FOOL” through “FORTUNE.” These are the heavyweights of every tarot and constitute what I call the “fortune formula.” By embodying these deep and primordial inner resources, you can do just about anything and succeed, like defeating cancer.
Everyday, I take this formula. It starts with being the HERMIT, going inwards knowing that I am my own best physician. Within our very DNA, we have inherited eons and eons of self-healing experience. Armed with this confidence, I take ultimate responsibility for curing myself.
Akin to my inner Hermit is the PRIESTESS “wise woman” archetype. She represents our inner knowing, our intuition, for what is best for ourselves. The word, “intuition,” means education from within. I am a total believer in this power having followed it relentlessly and researched it, as evidenced in two of my books, “Intuition@Work” and “Strategic Intuition for the 21st Century.” When I was first introduced to the book, “Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers,” co-written by my friend Ralph Blum of the Runes with an oncologist doctor, I knew immediately that this was the physician for me. When i met Dr. Scholz, I intuitively liked him. No BS, no nerd, a fit, physical guy, innovative, widely respected, and funny!
All this is good by going inwards trusting and believing in myself, but it’s easy to get depressed and frightened about it all, which must be countered. So, I call upon the FOOL-CHILD archetype who with an open child-like mind of wonder reminds me that it’s all an “adventure.” Life is an adventure. Cancer is an adventure. Add to that the FORTUNE-MAKER archetype who declares that everything, and I mean everything, is an “opportunity” to be more of me and to do what I am supposed to be doing with my life. Both of these archetypes give us the correct mind-set about life that “it’s all good,” even cancer.
Vital to successfully living this adventure and opportunity is knowing that we can’t do it alone. Not only must I have a medical team, but trusted friends! This means calling in the LOVERS archetype, which is about reaching out to others for help and support. In fact, a great friend of mine, Julie King, stepped forward and created a fundraising platform to raise money for my medical expenses. As of now, over a hundred of my friends/clients/students have contributed. Just experiencing this has been most comforting to me and is a major contributor my ongoing healing.
And for sure when your life is threatened, it’s time to make some magic by following the Magician’s “fortune formula” for manifestation. Starting with the MAGICIAN archetype, use the magic of imagination. By visualizing myself coming through cancer and becoming a more golden, radiant, successful, happier, healthier person, I have the inspiration and focus. What you see, you can be.
Then, as the heartfelt EMPRESS, feel the great desire and love you have to live, live well, and live long! I ask myself everyday, while placing my hands on my heart, why I want to continue living with five different reasons. I call it the “Five Why’s” and it works because it helps me sustain my motivation for surviving and thriving.
But all of this good inner work of accessing and embodying these amazing archetypes that we all have within us is for naught unless we believe! The HIEROPHANT wisdom teacher is that part of us that keeps us mindful about staying positive and booting out the negative inner judge and doubter. Of course, there are setbacks along the healing path and in fact, there is no success without setback – each setback is actually one step back and two steps forward. I am mindful that I will not let the “shadow demon” within sabotage my life and my work! Thank you our Hierophant mentor of mindfulness.
Now that I see it, feel it, and believe it, I do it! As the CHARIOT archetype, I keep exercising and moving my body. Radiation has done some weird things to my body, let alone to my memory, but unless “you use it, you lose it.” So, I walk almost everyday, up hills, along the beach and I make it an aerobic walk of walking fast, breathing hard, and sweating, in spite of the hot flashes. And I pump weighted balls for my muscle workout. In fact, my great doctor wrote into his therapy for me, in addition to the testosterone blockers and radiation treatments, that I’m supposed to go to the gym three times a week.
Then, the BALANCE archetype counsels me to be patient, take it one step and one day at a time. Time is a great healer. And so is food, so I am on a good diet where “food is medicine.” When I talk to my inner Balancer, she says, “keep going and stay chill. You are ok, okay enough!” I love enoughness. Enough is enough. OK!
Onwards and back to the FORTUNE MAKER, I am told to make my healing way a repetitive habit! Around and around, keep repeating all the great principles of the archetypes. Repeat these and you will not deplete. The reward of self-renewal is on its way!
This healing path has surely made me more conscious of all my wise and powerful inner archetypes. I have an excellent relationship with them because they are me and beyond me. Archetypal connectivity is a surefire way to engage and channel the higher power. Having the life force on your side makes you far more stronger than usual. Finally, the “x-factor” of the Fortune Formula is expectancy. I expect a miracle of complete cancer remission and a more wholesome and complete human with destiny fulfilled. This is how miracles happen!
My intellectual strength has always been my ability to connect the dots between wildly divergent worlds, such as integrating my political science Ph.D. understanding of governance with my tarot deck of cards called Voyager. With this inter-connective curiosity for seeing underlying patterns, here’s a cross-thinking way of understanding Golden State Warrior basketball dominance.
Here’s the dots that bring together computational biology, basketball, millennials, chaos, random thinking, sports talk radio, teamwork, Uber and sustainable success.
First Dot… A computational research institute in Paris has discovered that a person’s ability for decision-making and “random thinking” peaks at age 25. According to this study, randomness is a mentally difficult task, requiring sustained, focused attention and cognitive skill. As the study states, “If you can think randomly, you’re at the top of your ‘game.’” What game I ask, basketball? Meanwhile, other studies have shown that this kind of thinking is associated with brainstorming, solving problem and thus, “creativity.”
Second Dot… A sports writer, Chris Herring, in five-thirty eight.com, describes the Warrior basketball offense as “organized chaos.”
Third Dot… Warrior assistant coach, Mike Brown, says that the Warrior offense is a high-level form of “unscripted playground basketball.” Brown continues to say, “when you have something that’s not scripted, your opponent breaks down because it’s different every single time.”
Fourth Dot… Colin Cowherd, in his national sports talk show, said this morning that the Warriors are in fact a young team, a “millennial team” (age 21-33). As he correctly says, millennials are team oriented. Indeed, “‘Me’ is a disease and there’s no ‘I’ in team.” Look around and notice the flourishing of mostly millennial, collaborative co-worker spaces, project economies, startup businesses.
Fifth Dot… Gregg Popovich, Hall of Fame basketball coach, says of the Warriors, “No team is more unselfish, finding the open man…they get credit for that. They’re way, way more than just their talent.”
Sixth Dot… Utah Jazz Coach says of the Warriors, “They’re great shooters, but beyond that ‘they’re great thinkers.’”
Connecting the Dots… When you have a true “team” of “millennials” and “thinkers” who “create chaotic randomness,” plus the age-old requirement of talent, they are the “team of the times!” And as a young team, if they stay together with “purpose,” they may have the greatest team of all.
Now, it takes an adaptive, renewable coach and management to direct this show and grow “young themselves,” which is my life path and business strategy. Don’t grow old, think neoteny. Be the future, now. And if you can build a team, like my nascent “Voyager Collabo” company, you will be on “top of your game” for a sustainable while.
Lo and behold, Golden State is essentially a “Silicon Valley” based franchise. The Warriors are the basketball version of young companies like Facebook, Twitter, Snapshot, Instagram, and like Uber which drives around, stays in motion, and finds the open man.
The moral of the story is organize your chaos into a productive system, where even you are not sure where you’re going next, except score!