This was our first toy-set prototype for the LeToonz/LeWave Characters.
Who are these guys??? From Left to Right on LeWave we have…
Flo …is in blue below left
BeIt …the crazy multi-colored character below right and with the donut (toroid) around its waist. We also have ReMote (not pictured here and Synchro, who will be joing us later.)
Each LeToonz character helps make us aware and conscious of certain universally fundamental personal ”processes or states” that each and every human being on the planet experiences “YOUniquely” in their daily lives.
The power and purpose of these LeToonz characters is that they help us discover how these universal processes and states exist uniquely within each and every one of us.
Yes, LeToonz is all about the discovery, and then the evolution, of that which makes us YOUnique; of that which helps us value our innate and natural Gifts and dispositions; of that which will come to define our true purpose in life.
LeToonz helps answer these life critical questions – the When, Where, What, Why and so-what of: how we uniquely Ask Our Self’s; how we uniquely have Ah-Ha’s; how we uniquely Let-Go; how we uniquely Do-IT; how we experience Flo; and ultimately how we YOUniquely Be-It in life.
LeToonz characters operate within a very dynamic geometric environment. This geometric environment is referred to as a topology. This special topology our LeToonz characters live, and naturally operate within, we call LeCozmos – as the shapes in LeCozmos look like something that we would see in space, in the cosmos. LeCozmos, over time and working with LeToonz in our daily life, begin to and ultimately form a very beautful and very complex image… a personal mirror of our natural and YOUnique Self. A Self evolving over time.
The LeCozmos topological components can be seen throughout LeWave – the big sign wave the LeToonz are riding upon - along with the LeWave sign-wave we have a Mobius strip, and a single toroid (donut) and finally donuts within donuts or nested-toroids. As you can see the Mobius strip and the single toroid or donut, are what is holding LeWave up in the air in the above product rendering.
For reference, whenever you see the “Le” in front of something in this universe it stands for ”Learning-to-Evolve.” The same applies to other products and catgeories of stuff such as LeMusic, LeSongs, LeDances, LeFashions, LeWatches, LeCompany… LeToonz, LeWave, LeModel… you get the idea.
The more complex nested-toroids act as the pedestals for each of the 6 LeToonz characters. The Be-It character, found in the lower right of the set, also has a nested-toroid around its waist.
Nothing about this system of topological images and characters is frivilous, all aspects have meaning as they illustrate and make LeModel come alive in our lives – LeModel, The Learning-to-Evolve model.
LeModel is a very complex, fun yet a complete toolkit that will assist anyone in the process of their natural and innate Self-Discovery, Personal Evolution, organic Self Value, sense of Self-Significance, and Gift-Based Life-Purpose.
Interestingly, the chalice shape made by these spirals is the reverse-space of the toroids… in other words, if you have a chalice and take the wider cone ends allow them to expand they will ultimately fold over, around and connect to the cone surface of the other spiral… this would form the shape of a donut or toroid.
The chalice spirals are much like a worm hole, and are found, like the toroid, in many aspects of nature working together, interacting dynamically and as one system of moving energy… like us
Chalice, Dual-Spirals, Toroids illustrations in our world:
This toy set has embedded songs and song-bites for each character. These are activated when a LeToonz character is taken out of its LeWave place. Once removed one of 5-7 lyrical songs, or song-bites are played, with each song speaking to the meaning of each character and how it applies to the “user.” So, for example if you picked up Ah-Ha from it’s position on LeWave you might hear something like this: http://www.letoonz.com/media/track02.mp3
Here are some other views of the LeToonz Desktop ToySet:
By living the characters of LeToonz we are moving towards the process of Be-ing It. Be-It means to know your gifts and to live your gifts, whatever they may be. To Be-It in life means that you are living your true SELF and applying that natural and real SELF with intention, by-design and On-Purpose in everyday life. Be-It is the beautiful integration of all LeToonz processes.
Be-It uses the market and is not controlled by it. Buying clothes at The Gap or any other popular store occurs as a result of knowing how to choose the right clothing for you. Everything in life is based on one’s essence, individuality and knowledge of SELF.
Be-It means living on Purpose. You have no choice. If you live your gifts and are conscious of your dispositions then you will work at bringing them to light and maturing them. In this way one has no choice but to live a life with and on Purpose.
Be-It is living your nature. Finding out what makes you tick, all the little and big things that come innately to us and to what degree. There are very few of us that are meant to be good at only one thing. Unfortunately our society has not recognized this. This will change. Some people, for instance are great communicators and that is what they do very well. These people are able to articulate on just about every topic under the sun even though they may not be able to actually do the things they talk about very well. Society for the most part does not value these people. These people are sales people.
While BeingIt is uncommon today for the masses it is what we are most attracted to. We want to be around anyone who is being it and is recognized for BeingIt in life. We want to be around athletes and opera singers, comedians and writers, artists of statue and social personalities in general. Unfortunately, many of these people are Being It in terms of what our culture or market deems valuable… for some, these Beings are Being It as something that is popular only because we are not. Or, in other words, have become astronomically valued in myriad forms because as a culture and a people we are not BeingIt. A good determination of this dysfunctional cultural phenomenon around the world would be found by comparing the progression of skyrocketing salaries of professional athletes and any countries skyrocketing state of immuno-dysfunction as a whole. Our bet is that the correlation is inverse and significant statistically or you can use your intuition, Ah-Ha! Does the term “get a life.” seem appropriate?
BeingIt in life is any and every government’s true objective yet can you imagine a world where people are all living and doing what it is they do best? Talk about upheaval, change and disruption. The question is, do we have a choice?
…or Ah-Ha Moment or Aha Moment or Insight or Creative Insight or Human Insight or oh-oh or Eureka or …
Ah-Ha’s only occur after we LetGo. Typically this is a moment in time, a hardly noticeable event. That is why we have become so unconscious of the nature of the relationship of all these elements. They are so common. The Letting Go that precedes insight may also take on major dimensions as in a heart attack, or divorce, major disaster that could have been avoided had we asked ourselves differently and so on. But typically LetGo is no more than a look out the window, or a shower or someone saying something and we go dreamy for a nanosecond and suddenly we experience Ah-Ha!
Ah-Ha is probably the sexiest, most immediately interesting of all the characters. Ah-ha is insight. Ah-ha is revelation, getting it, clicking, figuring it out, a hunch, an intuitive knowing about something. It is WOW. It is Eureka. It is “That’s it!” It is a universal guttural gesture made in every language in every nation or tribe of this world. It is universal in meaning and totally individual at the same time. It is any and all experiences of something new or seeing something new about something we already know about. Many at times and none at others share in the pattern of them. It can apply to our lives or to the lives of a people a generation away; as in insights that are ahead of their time. It can have magnitude, be big or small. It can have direction up, down, in and out. It can happen many times in a row or all alone. Under the right circumstances the frequency can be enhanced whether it be with an individual, group, company or country.
Like all LeToonz characters, Ah-Ha has three basic dimensions. The Head, Heart and Whole or Mind, Body and Spirit. So we can have Ah-Ha’s that are intellectual/cognitive, physical/visceral or both. They can be functional, as in how to brush your teeth or floss or significant as in discovering natural abilities or dispositions for what we do best. They can be right and wrong as in having Ah-Ha’s about hurting someone or about saving a life.
Everybody has Ah-Ha’s and we all have them differently. Ah-Ha’s are usually considered to happen to creative people. If that’s the case then we are all creative people with dispositional variations.
We can have Ah-Ha’s about Ah-Ha’s. We also have Ah-Ha’s about how we Ask Ourselves and so on. This is a higher or deeper level of introspection or Asking Ourselves. We can LetGo of having certain kinds of Ah-Ha’s or we just LetGo to them. We have to Ask Ourselves to begin to evolve.
The Intellectual Ah-Ha’s may or may not be aligned with our SELF or involved with being who and what we are supposed to be in life. As a consequence, being simply intelligent may have nothing to do with being who we really are. This is nothing new to those of us who have spent our lives doing intelligent things and finding ourselves spiritually drained. As a matter of fact the two are related. Having visceral insight tends to point to those aspects of ourselves that are innate or that we are by our very nature predisposed to know and act on. The optimal insights are those that combine, either sequentially or simultaneously insight occurring both cognitively and viscerally.
As with all the LeToonz, Ah-Ha is a piece of a process puzzle. They all work together and if we are not having the right kinds of Ah-Ha’s based on our innate-ness or our particular human-ness, then we may be forced, in a personal or professional disaster to LetGo. Sometimes we label living life this way as “trial and error”as though we are forced to proceed through life in blindness and ignorance of our true SELF. WE can this the feedback versus the feedforward condition of an individual, company or country. Unfortunately the feedback condition is where most all of us operate… until we have to LetGo, have an Ah-Ha that is most certainly visceral, and DoIt the right way.
We all have a “Path-of-Ah-Ha” in our lives more or less aligned with ourSELF. The objective in anyone’s’ life should be to have a Path-of-Ah-ha as perfectly aligned with their innate dispositions as possible. The vital, positive and everlasting psycho-social, economic, political and environmental consequences of this progressive personal and cultural action for the betterment of all humankind is unimaginable and yet it must be attempted as soon as possible for our well-being and our families.
The “Le” in Le Toonz refers to “Learning as Evolving. Toonz is cartoon with a Z. The Z means anything you want it to mean. The “Evolving” part refers to our development, growth and living fully each day. It assumes that we are all disposed in a multi-faceted fashion to do something significant with our lives. LTZ is about some serious stuff but that’s not why kids buy them. They buy them because they are new, fun and seem to make them feel better as they begin to value that which makes them YOUniquely authenic, gift-driven “Individuals.”
And a new platform of app’s, even a psych-social philosophy of sorts, has recently emerged and demonstrates a clear alignment with the idea of intentional human evolution and YOUnique and authentic gift-based quantification, visualization and expression:
We are still missing the overall ontological framework.
LTZ is in fact a process-model that assists in the discreet and objective and measureable identification of the complex matrix of our innate and natural gifts and dispostions AND the visualization of this natural Self over time… as our Self evolves.
It “looks” like it is meant for the K-8 consumer market, but make no mistake, what lies within these cute characters (and the complex topology (See LeCozmos) they describe over time) is a serious process-model as “evolutionary ontology. ”
LTZ is about becoming aware and acting with intention about that which is Significant about us or what we call Our SELF. LTZ are a simple and complicated group of characters illustrating what we consider to be a universal set of interconnected, linear and nonlinear, who bring to life a universal – yet unique to the person – set of interconnected states & processes.
You’ll see what we mean by “universal yet unique” and “states and processes” later. Simply speaking LTZ is a team. LTZ are a highly active bunch. They work best when they work together. They educate, coach and lead us to the 6W’s – the Who, What, Where and When, How and WHY of us. LTZ work on many levels at the same time. You can do many things at once in the parallel universe of LTZ. LTZ lead us to the personal and intentionally livable discovery of what many loosely refer to as the phenomena of Synergy, a dynamic phenomenon we take very, very seriously here in LTZville. You’ve heard about this phenomenon from a multitude of mouths. And may even know its specific definition – the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. That is to say, LTZ exist to help us discover that which makes us all special and that which makes us “YOUnique”.
(You can read about all the LeToonz characters, as a system of “States and Process” in other posts within this blog - Universal and unique states such as ”Flo” and “Ah-Ha” and processes such as ”AskYourSelf” and “DoIt.” For example, here’s a link to the blog post about the LeToonz character and model variable called “Ah-Ha” – http://letoonz.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/ah-ha-or-aha/)
LTZ represents a combination of fundamental life and living processes that every human being and every mix of human beings, from families to economies to countries, utilize every moment of their waking lives. Yes, we think of economies as living processes in that they are based on human systems playing in real-time and overtime with each other. The same would apply to education, politics, and ecosystems.
LTZ live in three basic and entwined dimensions: psychological, physical and spiritual. We assume mood and emotion operate within a combined psychophysical interpretation. Simplifying these three in LTZville we call these the Head, Heart and Whole Self-dimensions or facets of a human being. Each LTZ can operate and effect change through separate, combined or merged, intellectual, visceral and spiritual actions. The optimal way to process in LTZ lingo is as a “Whole”. This would mean that all three of the above dynamic dimensions are operating together- seamlessly. LTZ are most alive when they are Whole. The Whole form of LTZ activities results as a combination of the Head and Heart operating at the same time and without separation. You don’t just think a thing you feel it as well and at the same time. In effect when we are Whole, our Minds and Hearts (or Head and Heart) are not separate processing dimensions, they are one.
For example, the LTZ character Ah-Ha represents the concept, moment and experience of human insight. It distinguishes those thoughts that are intellectual, objective, factual or logical, etc. from those thoughts of the heart, which are visceral emotion and deeply felt. When an Ah-Ha occurs that combines both these dimensions of the Head and the Heart without separation, it is considered a Whole Ah-Ha. We need to have these more often and that’s an indeterminable understatement.
Luckily as it turns out, there is no specific religious order to LTZ. They did not come from any religious ideology. This Self-evolving and Self-systems evolving process model which LTZ enjoyably illustrates for kids and families, can and has acted as a support vehicle for any denomination or religious order. All the LTZ characters exist without antagonism within any ideology. They are truly universal.
Speaking of Universal. The beauty of LTZ is found in their universal operation independent of people but existing for the sole purpose of assisting them in figuring out what makes them distinctive. Here we see the simply complicated aspects of LTZ surface. We can say we all learn differently yet we all learn just the same. The idea of merging learning into one process and seeing our universality and our individual distinctiveness or Significance, is as one ongoing affair. We can say we all evolve individually yet we all evolve, more or less, just the same. LTZ operates universally to unfold that which is special about us as an individual or as a complex system of individuals. LTZ then shows us that our distinctiveness or human-ness, and the knowing of such, is just the start of a personal life process. In knowing what makes us different and from this, or in parallel with this, and as whole individuals, we can then begin to know most consciously and with intention what makes us whole.
On the simple side, LTZ’s are about Consciousness. Our most basic awareness that one’s Life Purpose comes from the action of creating one’s SELF. With the help of LTZ, our actionable awareness matures and Our Purpose unfolds best in a particular Place and Time, with Particular People doing a Particular montage of things, acting as an individual or as a group/whole. As a key can only open a door if its specific and distinctive groves match that of the lock, so we can only open doors best together if we match up specifically with others. It is in the matching, the complimenting, that we are bigger than we are alone where we discover real Synergy for the first time. Through LTZ we see that Wholeness within ourselves happens on one vortex. Wholeness with the world happens within another connected vortex. These two have to merge. They are born and evolve in parallel yet have to merge. So, Whole Wholeness or True Purpose is appreciated and seen through LTZ as the enfolding of Wholeness within and without, the World and Us. Our Place and Time and Significance with others playing life out, lights out, in a complex tapestry of Synergistic Jazz ensembles from 2 to a 10 billion! It is in the complimenting that we are Whole and that we Know Synergy.
In personal distinction-driven, gift-driven and Significance-driven teamwork true synergy happens. Our purpose as one or as one world is only accomplished when we live true synergy. And it never stops evolving. It always evolves. With the birth of each child a fresh tapestry appears and the ever-changing montage of human distinctions will remain a mystery waiting to be discovered. Something never seen before has arrived.
This is why LTZ stands as an interpretive, context independent characters-as-model system, representing our Self and Synergy evolving human processes… LTZ is both universal in the states and processes it represents and was created and is designed to assist in the unique expression of each individual, evolving human being… as a YOUnique Self.
It is through interpretation with a backbone, with a process skeleton, we allow ourselves to individually discover OurSelf. Any human assessment diagnostic must be interpretive and evolving by design to give a person, or system thereof, the ability to see OurSelf(s) most clearly, fully, colorfully and potently whole as One.
From Left to Right we have… Ask YourSelf – LetGo – Ah-Ha & DoIt
Flo …is in blue below
ReMote …is the big eye above
BeIt …did not make this photo shoot but you can find s/he somewhere around here….
Synchro …you join us later… (unless I put s/he in and forgot to edit this text afterwards