Do you consider yourself a game changer or leader? Why or why not?
It’s common for people who haven’t been in positions of leadership to find it difficult to imagine themselves in positions of power or authority.
First, let me preface that statement by saying leadership need not represent a position of dominance. In the consciousness shift taking place, leadership is simply a willingness to show up and commit to an offer of integrity and personal excellence.
Contrary to what you’ve been told or what you may perceive about your capacities, everyone has innate leadership ability.
Not all individuals will feel called to be a leader. However, my interpretation of leadership is inclusive and collaborative as opposed to isolating and stifling. My goal is to inspire those of you who feel a sense of limitation around your potential leadership to imagine the possibility that you too have something to offer the world that’s valuable and significant.
What’s important to understand is that your leadership doesn’t need to look anything like another person’s leadership.
A way to contemplate your leadership is to start by identifying the aspect of yourself that you’re most joyously connected with.
What do you do when you’re not doing what you must to get by? What hobbies do you love? Do you love nature? Do you feel an affinity for babies or animals? Do you like to write or dance?
One of the things I enjoy doing is picking up trash on the side of the road or while I’m walking in the park. I also bring a grocery bag along with me when I exercise and that allows me to beautify my environment while I give loving kindness to my physical body in the form of movement.
If I were to take my trash clean up to a level of leadership, one way to do this would be to get a group of friends together for a park or beach clean up on the weekend. I could post it on a social networking site to let other like-minded folks have an opportunity to join in if they feel so inclined.
And that is it. I decide, set an intention and create an opportunity to express myself and then provide an opportunity for others to join and impact change on a grander scale. This is an example of taking a seemingly mundane activity and breathing expansion into it for a more powerful impact and platform for others to participate in.
I could envision a world cleanup day where everyone in the world could spend an hour cleaning up their local park or neighborhood. I imagine that activity instilling pride in a community. Perhaps this could expand to be a world clean-up day every month. Imagine what the world would be like if all human beings felt as though their hobby or extra curricular activity had value to change the world for the better. That’d be a game changer.
The time has arrived in the human collective experience where the old structures of elitist power and subjugation no longer have a part to play in the furtherment of humanity as a whole. It is incumbent upon those who feel called to to design, create and implement a personal belief system that is empowering to the self and to the whole. How that’s expressed is the creation of the initiating soul(s).
It’s time for humanity to take off our collective training wheels and start riding. Fear of falling, like in learning to ride a bike, will not stop us from learning to ride with balance and grace.
This new light force of riders will then become the leaders that encourage and support the advancement and blossoming of this golden New Age, where all beings are allowed to thrive and shine.