CHESM came into being in 1983 as an acronym for Christian Home Education Support Ministries. We mention this in JALP, Chapter 4. Later, after our children’s home education responsibilities allowed us more flexibility and Hilary became more involved in IAS (Immunization Awareness Society) opportunities, the acronym changed to Christian Heralds Exposing Systems Moulds. My involvement with home education gradually declined as the children took their place in the “workforce”, and the focus became more focused on the medical system and vaccination issues. The Robert Reisinger Memorial Trust began to shape our lifestyle more and more, especially with the publication of the books. But CHESM was still there in the back ground, and in FOPTA, Chapter 11 it surfaces again this time as Converted Hunter Exposing System’s Methods!
For a number of reasons during the past few weeks there has been a growing conviction that CHESM should be reborn. There are many important lifestyle issues that fall outside the specifics of the RRMT Deed that I believe need an Out of the Mould perspective. CHESM will provide a means to do this.
That raised the question: How would the acronym be defined? So out came the dictionary and thesaurus and over 200 words were selected from the five letters involved. It is quite a challenge to produce suitable, meaningful combinations from such a limited letter range, but it is an extremely interesting exercise. After many hours of mental gymnastics, the following list was composed:
Crazy Humour Easing Serious Moments.
Convinced Heretics Exploding Subtle Myths
Crusaders Hassling Every Stubborn Mentality
Campaigners Helping Explain Simple Messages
Concerned Harbingers Exhorting Sound Monitoring
Caring Humans Espousing Safe Material
Committed, Happy, Earnest, Sensible, Messengers.
Challenging Harmful Entrenched Suspect Mindsets
Counsel Heeded Energizes Sustained Momentum.
Contesting Habits Engrained Since Manifestation
Checking Hindrances Every Single Morning.
Choosing Honesty Eventually Secures Mastery
Cheerful Hearts Embracing Stressless Musts
Counteracting Handbook Errors Spreading Misinformation.
Yes, some of them may appear a bit “forced”, or contrived through lack of vocabulary options but all of them identify valid lifestyle issues on which to focus in one way or another. Light hearted in some cases but pertinent nevertheless!
What will the reborn CHESM stand for? It will no longer be an acronym for anything. It will be a stand alone name, written as CHESM or Chesm but it will have as the foundation all those 14 definitions as well as whatever other acronyms occur from time to time. How’s that for beyond conformity?!!
CHESM is being reborn. Visit the web beyond the web, every now and again, for the latest in Pete’s ponderings. Like all newly borns growth takes time. The bonny wee “baby” will, hopefully, soon reveal its distinguishing characteristics. One thing is for sure – they will definitely be out of the mould.