“If you need to stop an asteroid, you call Superman. If you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But if you need to end a war, you call Wonder Woman.”–Gail Simone
Anyone who has ever attended one of my workshops knows I LOVE Wonder Woman. I have t-shirts, action figures, even underwear.
On New Year’s Day, a group of us were talking about last year’s movie. Most of us gushed praise, raved about Gal Gadot’s unquestionable badassery. Except for one naysayer: “I thought it was too violent.”
That got me to thinking. A true changemaker would never perpetuate the “old way.” A true changemaker would see that slaying bad guys just keeps the crazy going.
We will never be truly free until we move beyond the mistaken belief that bad guys exist.
Which is sorta what Lesson Six says: I am upset because I see something that is not there.
So sure, I can work to overcome all the “evils,” the “bad guys,” the “problems.”
Or I can retrain my mind to see a different reality.
Don’t get me wrong. I still LOVE Wonder Woman. I will still take her action figure to my workshops. I will continue to stand in Wonder Woman pose.
And I will remind myself (three times today, according to my Workbook lesson) that just like movies aren’t real, all those upsets I think I see are nothing but holograms that will radically change, not by fighting them, not by poking spears into their guts, but when I train my mind to see them differently.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.