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A DISCUSSION ABOUT SPIRITUAL FREEDOM AND THE SCOPE OF TIME with FAR I SHIELDS & GREEN TEAM COMICS

By Seth Singleton

The story of your company, your brand, your vision is the story of you. The story of how you turned a dream into something real and tangible. Anyone can have a dream. Bringing your dream to life is the story of changing the world.

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Namaste by Far I Shields

Meet Far I shields

I met Far I Shields at AfroComiCon. That’s when I first heard about Green Team Comics 

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Self Portrait by Far I Shields

I was lucky enough to sit down for a conversation with Far I to talk about how this all began, where his characters come from, and how an idea became his life’s mission.

The saxophone and Spiritual Freedom 

We started with his introduction to music through piano lessons and moved into the spiritual freedom that came with playing the saxophone while listening to the radio. Instead of trying to play the exact notes of each song, Far I focused on playing along with the rhythm and melody of the songs “of his generation.” It was a moment that ignited a passion for music.

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The Birth of Sun Ray by Green Team Comics

Understanding the spiritual freedom that came from playing his music made it easier for Far I to recognize the transformation he experienced in 2009. A chance conversation, two introductions, and a movie with a message later, and he was ready to put aside real estate renovation and perform songs with a message of change.  

Next STeps

The next step was a challenge for Far I to put his energy into a movement of change with a direct impact. After witnessing the impression his mentor could create during one visit, Far I was convinced this was part of his mission. He started a green cleaning company and shared the example of cleaning without chemicals. 

Comics with a message

One night, in the late hours when the streetlights have come on and the sky, is dark, Far I’s cleaning equipment came to life. Their qualities and attributes became living breathing characters. Green Team Comics was born in the ether of creation. 

The first book The Scope of Time was more of an introduction that was more a story with pictures than a graphic novel. But, The Birth of Sun Ray is a full-scale comic book. It’s the next chapter in Far I’s story of rebirth and transformation. The goal? To leave a legacy of change. 

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To learn more about Green Team Comics visit www.bgreen4life.com/greenteamcomics.html

Read this excerpt from Far I’s website for more information about the man behind the mission.

Biography –

Far I Shields is a musician, artist, and author for global transformation.

His latest Book Release is the Birth of Sun Ray Comic Book available now for purchase@greenteamcomics.com

Far I Shields is a singer who has been providing musical performances since the age of 7. Now it is time for the creative works of Far I to be shared with the world. The journey begins. Raising the consciousness of human beings on the planet is the number one goal of Far I. Each song, painting, and book can be used as a vehicle for the viewer and listener to enter and transport to their higher selves or a higher state of consciousness.

We will change the world by changing ourselves. The key to each individual having a life-changing moment is to activate our dreams. Messages can be received moment by moment when we tune into the divine broadcast. This is the discovery of the beautiful world within. All aboard!

Visit www.farishields.com to learn more.

About the writer and interviewer:

Seth Singleton is a storyteller.

He is a free-agent writer who works by project and contract.

Seth believes that stories are a common thread that connects us all and that everyone has a story to tell.

You can hear more of his podcasts at Storytelling with Seth on streaming platforms everywhere.

To contact him about a writing or podcast project email him at sethsingleton@gmail.com

Are You Ready to Join a Podcast Conversation On a Road to Self Acceptance with Tara Massan and Seth Singleton?

By Seth Singleton

Doing the Hard Things

It’s not easy to talk about a subject like Self Acceptance.

That’s why it can help when you have a guide.

I was lucky enough to meet Tara Massan.

Tara-Massan

The Mission

Her mission is to help others lead a healthier life.

She was willing to share her experience and understanding with me and invite me to join her in a series of conversations about what Self Acceptance means and what it can mean for each of us.

Listen to the story of how our first conversation was supposed to be the first podcast, and how starting with Self Acceptance, was something that I had to take to heart when our first recording was lost.

Join us today On a Road to Self Acceptance.


About Tara Massan:

Tara Massan is a Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer, and Lifestyle Coach.

She helps chronically stressed out adults create healthier lifestyles by addressing their obstacles through her 4 Pillars of Health: Mindset-Movement-Nutrition-Rest.

She is also the creator of Be Moved and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, US Weekly and the Huffington Post.

She has also contributed to over 20 publications with one purpose: To help others live a healthier life.

You can connect with Tara by visiting her website (www.taramassan.com) or sending her an email at tara@taramassan.com

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How Fallback Friday, Michael Phelps, and the Talk Therapy App turned into a Podcast about Defining and Describing Toxic Masculinity

It doesn’t usually happen like this, but sometimes it does

By Seth Singleton

It All Started With Two Words

I recorded this after I heard a news segment on MSNBC that addressed the topic of toxic masculinity and the announcement that Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps was promoting an app called TalkSpace that allowed him to discuss his struggles with mental health.

I believe that men should talk

I struggled with speaking openly and recognizing when I was in a safe space where I would not be judged. I did not realize that there was a connection to toxic masculinity.

Guys that I knew growing up harrassed boys and men who were honest about their feelings or publicly demonstrated actions that they characterized as weakness. I didn’t know that it was called toxic masculinity, and I wanted to learn more before I recorded my thoughts.

I read:
1. What We Mean When We Say, “Toxic Masculinity” By Colleen Clemens

www.tolerance.org/magazine/what-we-mean-when-we-say-toxic-masculinity

2. The ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Smear By Ben Shapiro

www.nationalreview.com/2017/06/masculinity-not-toxic-stop-blaming-men-everything/

3. Urban Dictionary By User Submission

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Toxic%20Masculinity

4. Is Toxic Masculinity a Valid Concept? By Gad Saad

www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/homo-consumericus/201803/is-toxic-masculinity-valid-concept

5. The Most Toxic Patriarchs in Literature By Rebecca Frumkin

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The More You Know

I hoped that this would provide me with enough viewpoints to begin talking about toxic masculinity. I’m thankful that time and the input of others will continue to inform me so that I can share it with you.

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