Yes, you read that right, I am going to save the world from any doom that has been cast upon it. Someone has to do it, so why can’t that person be me? The past few months have been eye opening and have ultimately led me to this decision to become a superhero. I’m excited to share this journey with you and I’ve found the perfect book to help me along the way.
This magical book I speak of is 71 Solutions for Peace, Prosperity, and Harmony with our Planet by Scott Allen Bunn. I stumbled across Scott’s path earlier this year when I decided to take a solo trip for my 24th solar return. I had no idea how life changing this trip was going to be, but hey, I know it was meant to happen. I stayed in a tiny house for a weekend and I am so glad I did.
Let me quickly set the scene of the tiny house before we dive into my superhero endeavors. A cozy blue home on wheels surrounded by trees… and one of them was peppered with sleeping chickens! I knew I was in for a treat because as soon as I entered the tiny house I saw a binder and some posters with both educational and fun information on how to help the world. I also saw a composting toilet, a book about your poop, and directions to feed the chickens, and the earth, any food scraps that I had left over. My life was changing before my eyes.
I could talk about the tiny house and the Seneca Treehouse Project all day, but I’ll save that for another time. Let’s get back to the book that’s going to help me reach superhero status.
The first chapter, "Value Yourself," begins with the affirmation: You are a slice of perfection. This is a perfect description of this portion of my life. I’ve realized in order to become a superhero I have to value myself and believe I am capable. I have to know that I am perfect and everything that I do is nothing short of that. It all starts with me. I have to be the change that I want to see in the world and I’m ready to take every step necessary to do so.
After reading this chapter and answering the questions the author posed, I see myself in a new light. I discovered a number of things about me that I never thought of. Searching for the answers to these questions and looking at them from this new vantage outside my head was amazing.
The question that made me see myself in a different light the most was “If you could have a career helping people or the planet, do you know what it might be?” This made me think: growing up my career interest changed every few months. Now I can see it was because I went along with everyone else or what would make me the most money. I never thought of what I truly wanted.
As I thought about the answer to this question, I asked myself “what makes you happy?” “What could you see yourself doing every day for the rest of your life with a genuine smile on your face?” I thought about this for a few minutes and a few ideas crossed my mind. I reread the question and it dawned on me that healing and helping people was actually what brought me the most joy. Whether it was making people laugh, giving others spiritual guidance and insight, or creating elixirs and alternative medicines for my friends and family, that was what I enjoyed doing.
In the past few months of my life I’ve realized I’m a natural born healer and that is what I was sent here to do. I mean, the name I was given at birth translates to “defender of mankind,” how could I not have known this was my destiny the very first time I googled my name back in middle school? This was the life I was meant to live and I’ve missed out a couple of years. But it’s okay, I’m here now and everything that I’ve been through has prepared me for this exact revelation.
With a new light bulb lit in my world, I have decided to live up to my name every moment that I can. I can only imagine the way my life is going to change and the opportunities that will unfold. I was really MEANT to save the world and I discovered that within a few minutes of reading this book. The best way for me to be a superhero of the world is to be a superhero WITH the world. Our planet is not only our home but our friend and it should be treated as such.
This is only the first chapter of 71 Solutions and my life is already being impacted. How cool is that? Seriously. I am so excited to embark on whatever journey this book will take me on and I’m even more excited to share it with you. It would be super cool for you to grab your own copy and go up the road of saving the world with me.
After I complete each chapter I’ll share with you what I learned about the world, what I learned about myself, and techniques and routines that I will be incorporating into my everyday life, starting here with chapter one.
What I learned about the world
In this chapter, I learned that the world around me has been giving me exactly what I needed to become exactly who I need to be. I learned that the world has been paving the way for me to be right here reading this book and reflecting on this chapter.
What I learned about myself
In this chapter, I learned that I am pretty amazing. I learned that I have many talents and abilities that I haven’t realized or claimed. I discovered the rough draft of my mission statement of life and I am happy with it. This is the beginning of the healing of the world that is around me.
From this day forward
I will live everyday as the amazing person I am. I now realize and claim my talents and abilities. From this day forward I will be the best version of me.
Thank you for coming along on this journey with me. I can only imagine what we’ll learn and discover together with the guidance of 71 Solutions for Peace, Prosperity, and Harmony with our Planet. One solution down, 70 to go.