As One Journey Ended the NeoVenture Began
I was born about a month before JFK was assassinated. I grew up in the same Midwest town from birth to twenty years old. It was a very strange time because the race riots of the 60’s and 70’s were raging. My city was fairly well balanced it never made much sense to me at that time that blacks were a minority. Growing up many of my friends was black, and many were white. We for the most part all got a long and we all loved the home town baseball and football teams. As I got older some of my friends changed. I started getting into fights with many of my black friends because I was white and they didn’t like that. That was confusing. I started getting into fights with some of my white friends because I still had black friends. That was even more confusing. As I got into High School I continued to have friends of different colors and that included a few Asians. At this point in my life it became clear that it was better for me to have a few good friends rather than friends who just looked like me. I had a small group of friends that would fight for each other and one of the things I found out from this is that because we actually cared about each other and were willing to stand up for ourselves, groups and bullies started staying away. Some even started to hang out with us. As we got older and friends graduated we fell apart but it made for quite an experience growing up.
I went to college for two years and when I graduated there were not a whole lot of jobs. President Reagan was still in his first term and trying to rebuild the armed forces and my girlfriend at that time suggested I look into it. Well I did, and the adventure of the high seas got me. I joined the Navy. I was stationed in the Philippines when President Marcos was ousted. I was on the USS Eisenhower when Iraq invaded Kuwait. I was on the USS George Washington when the weapons inspectors were kick out of Iraq for wanting to inspect Saddam’s palaces. I was an aircraft electronics instructor in Pensacola when the US was attacked on 9/11/01. I lived in the orient and visited Europe, Australia, and Africa. I’ve been in the Artic circle and crossed the equator. When I got to my twenty years in the military I was retired due to high year tenure and at that point I believed my journey was through and I was looking forward to not be gone from home.
It did not take long for me to find a job but shortly I realized that it was just a job. There was little room to grow. I was expected to do the same thing over and over again. After a few months I mastered the job and then I got bored. I repeated this process with several jobs. I was enjoying my family life but my job satisfaction was poor. I started looking for a church to attend because I enjoyed helping people through my church when I was a teenager. I went to a neighbor’s house for the Rick Warren “Purpose Driven Life” video seminars and that’s where it hit me. He was dead wrong on his premise. His premise is that our purpose is to praise God every minute of every day. Now I believe that Rick Warren believes his premise and many of his ideas on how to praise God, through your actions are good and should be done but the premise is still wrong. My feeling is this: The bible says we are created in Gods image and therefore we are all his children. Being a father myself I don’t want my children as they grow up to praise me. Respect me and do good things with your lives is my thought as a parent. So after several weeks I stopped going.
It was at this point that I started becoming frustrated with life. It seemed to me that for 20 years I had given my life to protecting my family and every ones family at my own sacrifice. I knew I had many talents and was not done with my life. I knew I had so much more to contribute. My work simply wanted me to show up and work. Getting ahead meant someone would fall behind or get fired. I didn’t see the point in finding a church since I no longer believed worshiping was productive. I was very unclear with the direction to take my life. Then the letter came, the letter from the Neothink Society. Some how, this society had known about me. I studied the letter long and hard. I had all kinds of warning flags going off that this was a scam or a cult. I did find it curious that they seemed to know about my frustration but I had never actually told anyone. I had made comments to my wife that I hated this about my job or that, but never my full frustration. The society was not asking for money so I sent off for there informative free brochure.
This was the start of my NeoVenture
I received a lot of material over the next year. I could tell that there were some sales aspects to the work as I am a technician and not a big fan of the emotional stuff but as I read and push past the flare of the writing I found that this was like no other work I had read. As I step back and look at the body of work I now realize that this has been my bridge to move into the next grand adventure in my life. This society has unlocked secrets of science and conscience and been able to discover the purpose of life. Jesus saw himself as a Jew offering insights into that religion, not as a person who was founding a whole new religion. The Neothink society has moved religion into a new realm of consciousness. The purpose of life, is to celebrate life, and do what you can to bring joy and happiness to yourself, your family, your friends and eventually everyone in the world. This is the genius of Jesus. When you look at each detail of his life it doesn’t always make sense, what he said and did. When you look at his life as a body of work,” love your neighbor as yourself” means two things. You must truly love yourself and only then, can you love your neighbor. Jesus points out time and time again that no one is perfect but love makes us all special. This is what the society is all about.
Since I have become a member and continued my studies I have had greater and greater insights. I have devised an idea for a franchise to help people insure there most prized possessions. I have completed several home study courses. I have built an inner association of members to address member’s problems as an old Greek council would. I have over 10 new inventive ideas that range from a bathroom cleaning project (I am currently seeking a manufacturer to take it) to an idea to help people with weak hearts. I also had the insight to see when one of my former employers was weakening on there job contracts and was able to find a better job closer to home shortly before the layoffs started.
Once again my life has purpose and is filled with excitement. Rarely am I bored, and if I am, it is simply by my choice. I will make one final analogy here. There is so much information that it is confusing. I have come to realize that confusion is to the mind as are sore muscles after a good workout. There is a certain amount of discomfort initially because many of the ideas are new to your mind. Working through them and giving yourself time to sort them out will make you mentally stronger, similar to a person going through boot camp and having to do a lot of push ups. In a short time the Positive transformation is amazing!
I invite anyone reading this to begin the NeoVenture, if it is offered to you. Your journey will be different than mine. It will be exciting to you and you will not be alone. If you choose not to take the offer than I wish you no ill will, and hopefully one or more of my inventions and/or businesses will be of benefit to you. I sacrificed my time while in the military to protect you and your family and now, I hope that I can in some way make your life better.