Hello Mark Hamilton,
I hope this is the correct email to send my questions and comments to. I have reviewed the web site and I enjoy reading the posts, but I feel more comfortable sending you these particular questions and comments. I am currently a level 2 apprentice. I was not able to correspond with you at level 1 due to a technical glitch so I am going to send my questions and comments now:
1) Now that I am a part of the NEOTHINK SOCIETY, what is the best way to present this to my family members? Should I pace everything the way it was done with me? Furthermore, my husband left me several months ago. I don’t think that we are going to reconcile, but we are friendly with each other. Should I introduce him to NT or should I wait? He is a good person, but stuck in the anti-civilization. Our failed marriage has more to do with the effects of the anti-civilization than anything else. Nevertheless, I don’t have intentions of reconciling at this time. I would like to see him live a better life though. Suggestions?
2)I’m a female apprentice. While reading the second heirloom package and the third, I experienced spurts of intense sexual arousal. I’m not embarrassed about this, but I do want to understand it better. However, I didn’t want to post this on the general discussion board. What was surprising to me was that these feelings surfaced often when I was reading something non-sexual…often specific to business, value creation or other non-sexual subjects. Can you help me with this? Does it have anything to do with my FNE perhaps?
3)Comment: The emotions that I experienced while reading the 3rd heirloom package were beautiful. I cried throughout the reading and a sobering chill pierced my being internally and externally when I read the last line of the last page. It was Sally’s comment about Jasmine. I sat still for several moments experiencing this very intense sensation. I don’t know how to explain it, but it was sobering. That’s the best thing I can say.
4)The COU presents so many wonderful possibilities for us. Since reading all three heirloom packages, I am keenly aware of the depression associated with the anti-civilization. Passing people on the streets is surreal as the burden of life seems to be present on the faces of most. My question is parenting (although I am not a parent). If a parent has an adult child (age 18) that has succumbed to the forces of the anti-civilization by the way of drugs and alcoholism, how can the NT parent get their child back so that he or she is not eternally lost to the anti-civilization that will surely lead to death. Are there any tools beyond the traditional recovery model, that you might suggest as a means for bringing a lost child into the COU?
Our lives are filled with so many possibilities!