Buck Minister Fuller

Buck Minister Fuller

Oct. 18, 2020

Hi Everyone,

I added a new section to my Start Over Success Journal. I added a dedication page.  Do the same in your journal.

Dedication Page

Buck Minister Fuller, the American architect, designer, writer, and futurist, wrote:

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.

To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

I dedicate the work of Start Over Success Journal to this man and to all of us who want a New Normal that is truly a new normal.

A new normal that has equality in education, income, wellness and all that is good for every human on this planet.

Our New Model

Building a new model is what we are doing in our Start Over Success Journals.

We decide what to leave behind. We build a foundation to support our model. We take steps we call the bridge to decide how our model looks and what it contains. Eventually, we complete our model; we have our New Normal.

As we stand in our New Normal, we recognize that the old is obsolete; it is gone. We are glad.

We happily return to the daily work of building the model for our New Normal.

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

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What changed?

Sept. 14, 2020

Hi Everyone,

When I am faced with the unexpected like an illness, or job problem, I always stop and ask, “What changed?”

For example, did something change in the way I take care of my body like the kind and amount of food I eat? Am I moving enough? Am I sleeping enough?

For example, did something happen in the market place and I didn’t notice? Did I over work? Underwork?

Several years ago, when the fires in western US were unusually bad, I asked, “What changed?”

One of the things that changed were wind farms: they were bigger and more of them.  Yes, they produce electricity but how else might they impact the environment? Could they influence the air flow?

It is said that the wings of a butterfly moving in South America impact happenings in Europe so the total impact of wind farms is worth considering.

So. Ask, “What changed?” and look for little tiny things as well as big things.

Look at things like feelings, beliefs, thoughts.

We are asked to create a new normal.

The question is “What changed?” to cause the need for a new normal.

Some of us have to start over.

The question is “What changed?” to cause the need to start over.

Add these answers to your Start Over Journal in the part called The Foundation.


Dr. Barb

Review Lesson 2: Purpose

Aug. 30, 2020

Hello Everyone,

Identifying one’s purpose can be difficult.

Finding out is worth all the work and effort it sometimes takes.

Peace comes. One’s pathway becomes clear.

One way to find out purpose is to ask questions of one’s self.

Passion Questions

  • What do I worry about
  • If I could wave a magic wand, what would I change
  • What do I react to in the news or in political speeches or in the talks of religious leaders
  • What do I give money to
  • What do I volunteer for
  • What makes me angry big time
  • What are your concerns

Passion Answers

Find the answers by

  • Stepping back and observing yourself
  • Listening to yourself
  • Being very aware of feelings and reactions

Your New Normal

I hope you have started your Start Over Success Journal.

In that journal, in Part One, The Foundation, put down your answers to the Passion Questions.

Think about it for a while.

What is your passion?  Or passions?

Me identifying my passion brought about a name change, Dr. Barb.

What will you knowing your passion bring about?

And so it is.

Dr. Barb

Barbara Lucas
Start Over Consultant

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Universal Sacred Assignment

Aug. 20, 2020

Hi Everyone,

In this Covid year of 2020, each of us—every person on the planet—has been given the sacred assignment of making a new normal.

This is known as the Universal Sacred Assignment.

Before we can make a new normal, we must do the work of determining what this new normal looks like, feels like, is like.

Review of Lesson 1, Call to Action 1

As I said in Lesson 1, Call to Action 1, posted August 7, 2020, to create a New Normal we secure survival needs first.

These needs become part of the foundation of our New Normal. The first thing we do in inventing a New Normal is build a strong, powerful foundation.

Hierarchy of Needs

People who study us humans have told us this many times. People like Maslow who wrote his Hierarchy of Needs was one of the first to explain this.

Maslow names physiological needs—food, water, shelter–, safety needs, relationship need, and esteem needs as the conditions every human must have to have good, happy lives.

In my post, I emphasized housing and food because so many Americans are facing homelessness and hunger at this time.

My New Normal

In my new normal, my Start Over Success, my foundation includes:

  1. I own a well-built, well-designed home that has two acres of usable, garden space as well as a dependable, easy-to-access source of safe-for-humans-to-use water.

One of the things I realized as I listened to thousands of Americans being threatened with eviction is that it is better to own a shack that no one can force you to move from than be a mortgage-holder or renter.

  1. I have a beautiful, highly productive potager

A potager garden has vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers intermingled.

Another realization occurred when watching cars lined up to get food from the food banks: no one should ever be without a productive home-located garden. No one. Ever.

  1. All of my security needs including the need for security, stability and safety are met

I add these items to my description of my New Normal.

Your New Normal

I highly recommend that you add My New Normal items to your new normal items list.

Call to Action:

In your Start Over Success journal, write, make notes, add images about this part of your foundation, the part about meeting survival needs.

And so it is.

Barbara Lucas
Start Over Consultant

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