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…
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)
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:
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.
…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.
Let Go is the stopping of all AY activities. LG is no thought. LG is no Feeling. LG is mindlessness. LG is a moment or a window that allows something to come through. Typically LG allows insights or Ah-Ha’s to come to us. LG can happen physically, psychologically or spiritually or a mix of all three. The ways we LG are as varied as each and every one of us is varied. We can LG as individuals or LG in groups of any rank or size. LG is hard for adults to do.
LG is not giving up or quitting. Quite the opposite, LG allows us to move forward and beyond where we are by letting go to the next thing. LG can happen in the Head but not in the Heart or vice versa. For example, I can lose weight and know intellectually that I’m 50- pounds lighter but still feel and believe that I am a fat person!. In this scenario I have not let Go as a Whole.
LG happens all the time but some people find it very difficult to do. Others tend to be predominantly LG and need the rest of the LeToonz facets to be bring balance into their lives. LG people often keep others from getting stuck on something. Let Go might seem like a 60’s kinda’ character but it’s not as simple as that.
LG can happen in a split second. LG may take no time at all to happen or may happen over a long period of time. The time it takes to stop feeling the pain of losing someone special in our lives is an example of this. We can LG slowly about something in our hearts while we LG about that same thing quickly in our Minds. LG is not fully complete until the Head and Heart have LG together. Most often LG happens so fast we can say it occurs as a moment in time. Like having just one, or a bunch, or a whole string of Ah-Ha’s while taking a shower, glancing out a window, or while taking a walk in the woods. We LG many, many times without sensing the time it takes to LG one bit. And with that much LettingGo and Ah-Ha’s happening time just flies. Interesting isn’t it. Like AskYouself, LetGo or Letting Go, can happen in the Head or the Heart or both at Once. We call the both at once event The Whole. LG comes after AY and before Ah-Ha on Le Wave. LG allows Ah-Ha or insight to happen. Without LG we can’t learn or evolve into the 6W’s – The Who and What, When and Where and How and WHY of each and every one of us whether that US is ourselves, our families, friends, teams or group of any size. That size includes the world by the way.