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…
Check out your Natural Intelligence – the key to a renewable, sustainable success life.
Your ‘NQ’ – Natural Intelligence
- Coaching Session for how to RENEW and SUSTAIN
- 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?
Empire Builder Leader
3. All of Nature Knows Why It Is.
What’S Your Purpose For Living?
4. All of Nature is Whole Within.
Active At Highest Levels
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.
Elemental Growth Plan
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?
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!
Not fortune telling, Voyager is a life map that by consulting it as a wholistic tool for “fortune creation,” it gives insight and inspiration for inner work and outer action that leads to wholeness (allness and unity), authenticity, purpose, power, plan, path.
Case Studies by me are condensations of consultations that include Cards and their Interpretation for a Client’s Situation, Diagnosis, Prescription, and Resolution.
(This session was conducted on the phone for an hour-long session using my “Question and Answer Conversation with the Cards” technique. All Cards chosen facedown in response to my questions)
SITUATION: Client is Hollywood movie production guy. Worked very successfully with “Avatar” blockbuster film, which was a full-time, pressure cooker, over-the-top situation. Has a new stable job with another successful production company. Has just had his second son. Has dreams about working with Avatar team again as they gear up for producing Avatar 2. Wonders about this.
What about working again with Avatar? – Negativity (5 Crystals)
Has negative thoughts about going to work again with that Avatar team. Not a healthy situation for him. Has bouts of depression.
But why the dreams he gets about working with Avatar again? – Devil’s Play XIV
High times, amazing times, professional breakthrough creating an awesome, revolutionary film.
But has family, new child, stable marriage, good work. Was single when he worked on Avatar. Knows that present situation is great, really.
How to let go of Avatar ambitions and dreams? – Time-Space XX
Same Question: How to let go of Avatar ambitions and dreams and fully embrace his life as is? – Player (Child of Worlds)
– Have fun with his kids (he goes to Disneyland, etc. with them).
– Have his own fun and play his own Dionysian (Devil’s Play) way!!!! He needs time-out from stable life to live out his wild side.
– He recommends to himself that he go out to the desert for some “soulitude” and with some mind enhancements.
What about that? – Harmony (Eight of Wands)
YES, YES, YES! The sound of silence, the rocks of ages, the song of space, transportation to a different world. (This client is known to dive into past lives and sermonize about the meaning of it all).
Don’t leave present work; Live with the inner ambiguity about Avatar desires and memories and the reality of his great life.
AND FULFILL THE FREE SPIRIT IN HIM BY OCCASIONAL FORAYS TO THE “DESERTED WILD SIDE.” (which is actually doable, as he says).
Card for this Resolution Action: LOVERS
By embracing both and all sides of himself (the responsible rational Apollonian and wild Dionysian subpersonality archetypes) he is fulfilled, complete, whole, healed!