The quote in the photo in this post is taken from a book called The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings – J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams.
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien are household names in our family and for many many people around the world. They were literary greats whose writings have found their way into the hearts and minds of thousands of people for many decades.
These men were in a group of like minded, creative, men of faith in God – individuals who met regularly to share their lives, faith and ideas. They called themselves “The Inklings.”
Here’s what Lewis says about that group, “What I owe to them all is incalculable, ” and Tolkien noted that “only by Lewis’s support and friendship did I ever struggle to the end of the Lord of the Rings.”
That’s what a mastermind is all about. Here are a couple of other famous masterminds from history.
The Vagabonds: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warrn G. Harding, Harvey Firestone. Think of all those men contributed to our lives today!
Jesus and the Disciples: Some might say that this was one of the most highly influential Mastermind groups ever. (I would say so!)
I hope you get the sense of how important these groups can be for individual growth and development, not to mention how much benefit to others comes from them!
I’m starting my first mastermind this fall, a discipleship mastermind for women. I believe that when we gather together to know the mind of our Master, and share our thoughts with Him and one another, the treasure we all receive is exponential!
Consider this verse: For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16 ESV
When there’s meeting of the minds with the Lord, you and other like-minded believers, there’s no limit to the good that can come from that!
I’ve been praying and asking the Lord to draw just the ones He wants to be together for this experience. I hope you will pray about it yourself and share it with anyone you feel inclined to. It’s going to be amazing!
If you are reading this and you happen to be a man, there are options for you too! I have a group coaching offering that will also be a mastermind that is open for both men and women.
I truly believe that “the greatest knowledge is to know thy creator and thy soul” as The Inklings said. It’s not just head knowledge, it’s heart-knowing – that’s what really changes us. And when we are changed, we can change the world around us.
I hope you’ll join me!