These are the original LeWave T’s.
The next LeWave shirts were hand made. We used rich colors in raw silk and choose a complex, multi-colored fabric to depict each of the LeWave segments for each of the LeWave phrases. The phrases themselves are appliqued on the back and sleeves of the tops. The lettering of Asian form in large bold golden hues
These tops were more abstract with the LeWave segment split and a golden orb sewn into the space of the split of each shirts LeWave segment… This is the Ah-Ha top.
The Little golden orb, pictured here represents another aspect of LeCozmos – The center of the Toroid (donut shape)
The LeWave high-fashion tops set did not allow for LeWave to come together in the front. They were more individual, more YOUnique unto themselves as pieces of LeWave, as significant and representative “state” and “process” facets of one’s Self.
Here is a picture of the “AskYourSelf” LeWave Top… the composition shows a child reading… no doubt “asking her self” or thinking and processing (cognition) and in her own YOUnique way at this very moment.
In wearing LeFashions the user (as Wearer) is made more conscious of these – universal yet unique to them – “states” and “processes.” The Wearer is, in effect, observing themselves experiencing these states and processes, and in so doing becomes specifically conscious of them – the Wearer learns about learning, they are meta-learning.
As LeWave (via LeFashions, etc) is designed to focus the Wearer on the existence and value of their innate gifts and dispositions, they then take the next step, beyond meta-learning, and enter a higher, fuller, deeper experiential realm, doing so quite naturally – the conscious realm of meta-evolution.
Background on WeMe (App-Suite) and The EvoRevo!
In the early 90′s I brought these personal and organizational learning and evolution measurement and representation software ideas into the market to test the water. As organizational IT solutions back then, and for the home pc children and tween market, the WeMe suite of software consisted of: The Ah-Ha Traker, The Flo-Traker and The Diary-(Path)-of-Ah-Ha as seen in the above CD package illustrations. That was over 15 years ago. At this time I spelled “Tracker” without the “c” as “Traker” to make the phrase more unique.
The idea then was that people would be interested in visual representations, and other cool data visualizations, related to their personal (and human systems as org’s) growth, learning and evolution, and how this life process co-related to other Hu’s on the planet. Obviously, I was too early. Not so today I’m hoping.
Ah-Ha /Flo Tracking is only the beginning.
If you have seen and read about my LeToonz characters and the topological world they live in called LeCozmos, you will know that ah-ha and flo are 2 of a family of 6 (and more coming) processes or states represented in the evolutionary model or ontology of mine. In knowing this then you know that this is just the beginning and that many, many versions will be waiting to follow after this first version of WeMe which will be using Ah-Ha and Flo only. In other words, we have a very full pipeline of products to come and it is, and always has been, a matter of picking the best product-place and time to begin, which I think is WeMe and now… and then to pay very close attention to our human users.
- These Guys will help you find what makes you YOUnique!
Creator of LeToonz, LeCozmos, LeModel, The EvoReVo, The Ah-Ha Tracker, Flo-Tracker and (The Path and) The Diary-of-Ah-Hazzz as a life measurement tool chest and more…
We all have natural gifts and dispositions. We are all truly unique and significant human beings. Our natural gifts and dispositions are what (or should) motivates each of us to do the work we are born to do; to chose the career and relationships that postively affect our most natural life pursuits.
In doing the life work we are born to do we come to know own true Purpose in life.
Each watch represents one of the LeToonz characters with each character helping you discover how each of these most basic of human “processes and states” lives within each of us.
Let your Self and the world know what makes you YOUnique! These LeToonz watches will be available as a set or individually. They also make great gifts for those in your life who have a desire to discover what makes them truly YOUnique.
Pick the watch that reflects how you’re feeling on any given day or time of day; whether you’re in your uniquely “AskYourSelf” psychological space; if you’re feeling or sensing you need to do some “LettingGo” or are a LetGo kind of person. If you are feeling like you have “Ah-Ha’s” ready to come, or are in the middle of your creative expression cycle, or just want to remind yourself that you are a predominantly “Ah-Ha” kind of human being.
Each LeWatch informs others, yourself; they remind us to focus on one of these or all of these universal yet unique-to-each of us processes and states.
LeWatches and entire LeProducts universe and LeApps (mobile applications) are the first products of their kind.
They are designed to help us discover through direct reflection how these most basic processes and states happen to each of us unique.
The more you know how you AsYouSelf, LetGo, have Ah-Ha’s, DoIt and Flo, the sooner you discover how you are meant to BeIt in your life.
As soon as I decide to purchase that “Space Upgrade” from WordPress…
(have to buy it to upload any audio files)
…you will be able to beebop to some fun toonz ’bout LeToonz.
In the meantime you can hear two of the songs we created here:
A Light Poppish toon: http://letoonz.com/media/track01.mp3
A Light Rappish Toon: http://letoonz.com/media/track02.mp3
These musical efforts came about almost 16 years ago… 13 years before Oprah (HARPO Studios) and Mutual of Omaha got into legal battles over who owned the phrase Aha-Moment… ‘course no one does but you and I.
Our original Ah-Ha and his LeToonz Family has been waiting around since 1986 for you to notice they were special.
(LeToonz act as cartoon images illustrating the Human Evolution LeModel variables)
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?
Flo is the experience of time compression. A day spent walking in the woods will pass more quickly and easily then one spent sitting on the living room couch. A phone conversation with an old friend may seem like just a couple of minutes when its actually been an hour. This is Flo. A long bus ride without a good book or conversation will usually prove to have a lack of Flo.
Ah, Flo. Speaking of athletes. There has been no other group in our world that has garnered more recognition concerning this aspect of LeToonz. For the world of sports or any artist by reasonable extension, Flo is short for “being in the zone”. It is a term that inspired the content for an entire book by a famous University of Chicago professor. Many of us can relate to Flo in terms of “time flying.” Or the common idiom “Time flies when you’re having fun.”
Good movies will Flo. If it doesn’t it doesn’t make money. Moviemakers are very conscious of this. Our experience in a mall, especially with children, needs to Flo otherwise it starts to fell like a very, very long time. Developers know this and have made a concerted effort to make us feel more FLO while we shop so we will spend more time and money. Have you noticed that shopping malls have become huge entertainment Flo centers with movie theatres, demonstrations events and every kind of fast food under the sun? Its all been designed to increase the amount of Flo you experience and decrease you desire to go home or shop somewhere else. Designing for Flo has become an unconscious theme in the design of everything people interact with today – from buildings plans to vending machines, to video games to dentist’s offices. They are all designed to increase Flo because Flo is frictionless, and being in Flo compresses our sense of time.
The most important thing about Flo is that it can occur with and without insight or Ah-Ha’s. Couch Potatoes enjoy watching a lot of TV but are they experiencing any new learning or having Ah-ha’s? So obviously it is where we have Flo and Ah-Ha that we need to find. Where we have Flo without Ah-Ha’s is sure to be an environment or experience that will lead to a bad taste in the mouth over time if not immediately. The whole concept behind entertainment is moving towards creating a Flo experience that takes our minds out of the equation for a while. That deliberately stops the Asking Ourselves or the non-purposeful Ah-Ha’s of our daily lives from happening.
We can LetGo and Flo. We can experience Flo while we focus and concentrate on a thing while Asking Ourselves, and we certainly know about the Flo that is conjoined with DoingIt. Beware of the Flo without Ah-Ha’s for that is the insidious climate of life we are living.
We all seek to be in Flo in life more often that not. What we need to do is to be in Flo. Or have Flo experiences that are occurring while in pursuit of our gifts, innate dispositions, nature and SELF. Any other kind of Flo is maladaptive and there is plenty of that to be found, way too much.
DoIt or DI is simply action in the physical domain. It is hammering away at nails all day, getting on the phone to call a teacher about a child, sneezing, talking, smiling, lifting a box or a baby and so on. All manner of physical action is what DI is about. DoIt can be inspiring and DoIt can be repetitive as well.
The 3 Dimensions of LeToonz also apply to DoIT. We can DI as a function of purely cognitive, visceral or spiritual basis. We DI whether it is the right thing to do or not. We DI unconsciously and without understanding of what drives us. Even if we do have understanding, it may be purely intellectual and not deep enough to change the direction or pattern of DoIt.. We know that smoking, for instance, is not healthy for us but we continue to smoke and DoIt until it becomes a habit and an addiction for us.
DoIt occurs without AskingOurselves. Your parents probably warned you to “look before you leap” and that it is far wiser to contemplate and plan your steps along the way before actually taking these steps. Sound advice that many children completely ignore. Of course this kind of DI that doesn’t ask questions first is not exclusive to the inexperienced.
Many adults themselves are “Doing” a career or job that has very little to do with who they really are or what they really should be doing based on their natural abilities, likes and dislikes. Asking Ourselves in this situation may even help us justify our choice using survival and success as very good reasons for personal sacrifice. It is important to note that the Ah-Ha’s we have while we are Asking Ourselves, Letting Go and Doing in this type of situation is all cognitive and disconnected from our innately disposed self. Thus, we DoIt without regard to our SELF. This life pattern applies to a vast majority. It is dysfunctional and it is deadly for our culture and world as a whole.
Many people will continue to DoIt without asking themselves why any more because the Ah-Ha’s that will follow and the Letting Go that occurs and the Doing what they’re supposed to be doing in life will necessitate making changes that are too uncomfortable to make. So they continue to keep on Doing It is spite of the fact they are unhappy and living without Ah-Ha’s.
On the other hand there are people who DoIt gloriously and live their lives doing what it is they like or love to do. These folks are the lucky ones . . …or maybe they’re just the smart ones who took the time to ask themselves, listened to the answers and took the actions necessary to see their ideas come to fruition in life.
Ask Yourself represents the process of questioning one’s own thinking and/or actions. Ask Yourself is the asking the important questions about Who, What, When and Why many times each day. Ask yourself wants you to learn the answers about your thinking, your feeling, your believing and even those things you disbelieve. Ask Yourself wants you to know yourself and the world a whole lot better. Ask Yourself wants you to ask lots of questions from your head and your heart.
Ask Yourself is, asking yourself and asking Ourselves. AY is the Thinker. AY is the Feeler. AY is the Processor of Thoughts and Feelings. AY is Dreams. AY is Logic. AY is Emotions & Moods. AY is The Supreme Processor both rational and irrational or any mix of both. AY is Strategy and Tactics whether they be how to use food coupons to save a buck or how to survive in a thermo-nuclear war. AY is the Visioner and Planner. AY is the Visualizer and Imaginer. AY is all things of the Heart and Mind that deal with Processing. AY adds and subtracts and does differential equations too. AY Reflects. AY Asks Questions in general. AY does so inside our head and heart or spoken outside or a personal mix of both. AY can process things using the Heart or Mind or both at once, as a Whole. AY happens within and among us. Teams AY together and do so to varying degrees of success. A team can be parents, a research group, the UN in session, a PTA or kids playing basketball. AY is Inner Dialogue recognized or not, inside and out. AY is Talking To Yourself. AY creates opinions and judgements. AY can do what it does through intellect and intuition, objectively or subjectively or a mix of both. AY takes time to happen. AY is as varied as human beings are varied. The way we AY depends on our genes and our experience. Most important, how we AO depends on our genes and role models. AY like all the rest has three interrelated aspects. They are The Heart, The Mind and The Whole. AY’s position on Le Wave with the rest of the Le Toonz gang is in front of LetGo and behind DoIT. AY can come up first or last. It depends on the person and the situation. Most generally we think of AY as just thinking. The most advanced form of AY is found when one asks their SELF, their ESSENCE.
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