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For us to usefully use the mind in our policy making and to carry out policies that reflect an Awakened life, it takes a new premise. A new focus. A new way of life where The Giver is walking and talking with us – a companion in friendship. Bonding ever deeper in very practical ways in every moment. We must now embrace and solicit the activated Awakened heart to shine and be realized first in our leaders, then be reflected in our policies and thus shift our leadership styles as a whole.
Policies reflect their makers and expose the hidden agendas, the unspoken yet blatant driving force of the conflicted self. We are now invited to be cognizant of the conflict self. To be clear of what is going on in and with us individually and collectively. To see how we don’t have compassion and the driving passion to stand up and welcome with open arms the liberation from the over active conflicted mind. You see, the all powerful mind has us gripped in eminent fears. Fears about our fears and, the fear of living without fear. Fears are such profitable commodities that all our policies are geared to promote the most common fears, made to fit the current generation of humankind that makes sense to them.
It is the in-thing: fear of fear mongering by the mind that is used by our leadership, making policies without their knowing. One of my teachers once told me, The Giver looks at humankind in and with the utmost compassion. It knows humankind is not to blame. It knows not even the conflicted mind is to be blamed. The Giver knows that the blame game is of the very mind that is all too ready to float the blame game approach at this time of our most profound shift in consciousness ever. So, as my teacher would say , we are not advocating trying to banish the conflicted self, just be aware of it with the competent help of The Giver. The Giver will take care of the details. Our Leaders must now face the fact that, with all their best and most arduous efforts, the conflicted mind rules. The conflicted mind stops ruling, dominating and interfering only when we are declutched from it. Then we are able to see it with and in love for what it is at this point, without trying to change it or control it.
We can see the mind for what is truly is, let it be, focus on The Giver, and be about Awakened Leadership, all at the same time. For clarification, it is not the new multi tasking. It is a Benediction given, realized and enjoyed as a way of life integrated and made manifest from the inside out. This Benediction causes one to experience whatever one’s Divine is (that which is sacred to them) for their leadership, in a most magnificent manner. The mind is not the source of such experience. The Giver is. NOTE: you are not required to have or subscribe to any particular deity to enjoy this experience! With the Giver,everyone who comes face to face with their hurts and asks for help must receive help without conditions attached.
Policies can never set aright any of our relationships. Leadership relationships can only be healed of their woes by the leaders and policy makers been gifted with Awakening/Liberation. We know not how to usefully and constructively use the mind while living the new Awakened life. This Awakened life is not so new, but the way to it, the approach, is new. We have always depended on the very mind that created our conflicts, to solve them. There is no making of the conflicts into happiness. That in it self would still be about conflicts. The new platform is about truly living for the first time since the conflicted mind was created millennia ago. Now is the time to establish new policies that happen naturally with a leadership awakening at work. Leaders must now realize they can live and lead without the conflicted interferences of a conflicted mind. We can live without fear being a prized commodity. We can live without a fear based commerce. Let The Giver show us how. It knows.
This planet has given much since first created. It supported a healthy life style until our policies came along that have left it reeling from the burns of a scalding conflict soup being poured into it at every turn. The earth is a living being and suffers greatly from our policies, just as all the species it carries and supports. Our Policies then must be in support of that which supports us in every way, every day.
It is time to make Awakened Consciousness Policies. The new platform of leadership is based on Conscious Awareness of all Beings functioning in full support of each other without regard to seeming distance and locations. The truth is, we are more than close neighbors. We are ONE. Every part of our individual and collective policies affect the whole, quite literally. It is like air. You affect the air quality here, you affect someone in Timbuktu, too. Policies matter in every way. From mom and pop business leadership to international business leadership, policy matters. Leadership matters in all its enumerations. Sound leadership must take on a new inside-out demonstration from the deeply happy experience our leaders are experiencing inside.
When causeless happiness matters to our leaders, it makes for happy Policy making. Happy policy making makes for the demonstration of happy Leaders leading a happy life across the board. It makes for setting aright ALL of our relationships naturally. The carrying out of those policies made by happy leaders makes for the kind of leadership some of us dreamt of for lifetimes but went off the deep end in pursuit of it from the conflicted mind’s perspective.
Now we are able to move ahead being duly shifted into the flow of fluid leadership. This flow comes from a bubbling fountain of causeless joy which brings forth the inner wisdom and growth needed for leadership in wholeness. Leadership then turns into service to humanity when we have Heart Consciousness and Heart Awakening walking and talking with us as a living experience. Leaders must now affect the world no matter where they are positioned, knowing that their leadership affects the whole in every way, everyday. As such, Happiness is essential. Happiness is key. Happiness is profitable. Happiness is an infinite resource. Causeless happiness solves and resolves our deepest reaches affected by conflicted emotions held in as a hostage by the mind for lifetimes. These deeply held conflicted emotions can now be discharged under happy terms with all the previous and present player and supporters. Now we can make our Ancestors happy that the old mold has been broken. We can now make policies from our new experiences inside flowing out, that are new-life supporting. New-Life is a term I use to express the new inner experiences one enjoys in an Awakened life lived. A life where causeless joy is so valued, it is treasured and held sacred.
We talk and value ourselves on being counted as the leaders to go to when the hard decisions are to be made. When things need to get done and done well for our band of stakeholders and shareholders. Therefore, if we prize ourselves that much, be mavericks. Be the cutting edge. Be the unconventional explorers. There is a new world present. Let it be present in you as leaders who matter in a new way. Be the leaders our admired Ancestors could only but dream of, if they were that inclined, and they were. They choose you to be here now to bring about lasting policies that reflect causeless joy as a premise for experiencing life. Life is meant to be another term for causeless joy experienced, expressed and continuing to build on itself with every moment.
So, before we figure out what to do about our policies and how to use them to reflect life supporting, life sustaining, life fulfilling and life uplifting ways; we must turn inside for great, competent help.
Turn to that which liberates us for the benefit of all. We must turn to that which can take care of the finer details of liberating us from the mind. No fighting, control or violent confrontation needed. No suppression or oppression employed, either. Before we can see, appreciate and make a move to formulate new policies from a place of Causeless Joy, happiness and inner stillness, we must be given an internal shift in perceptions. A shift in consciousness deeper than we have ever experienced in any lifetime. Deeper than our Ancestors have ever collectively experienced. A shift in relating, seeing and feeling. A connection, a bond, a friendship, an active working relationship must be made with The Giver. The Giver of gifts. The Interventionist. That which can cause an interference the likes of which we are witnessing in recent years, that brings out experiencing life without the conflicting mind running the show.
It takes a neuro-biological shift given by The Giver, personally, in the comfort of your own heart and internal systems. This is a thing of beauty. An experience you cannot explain when given, yet deeply enjoyed and realized. This is where you and The Giver becoming ONE is now seen for the Oneness we are. The Oneness we are built for as a way of life.
In order to actualize a foundation – a premise that serves all to the harm of none – it requires the new platform that reflects the ongoing shifts we are experiencing deeper and ever deeper, internally. We call it “the new norm.” Policy adoptions of the old models are out. You cannot just adopt a policy on the new platform without your own shifts in perceptions, either. It would be like throwing pearls to a pig. They immediately get lost in the mud without due regard and value.
What we have seen so far for lifetimes, is the oppressed becoming more oppressive when they take over. More than their oppressors could ever dream, using the same polices and adding more toxic dirt. No change in perceptions, yet claiming to be different. Then we go about saying we have adopted new policies and best practices only to make a bigger mess. So yes, we are so-called different, we have managed to make a bigger vortex of hurt, distress and deeper turmoil, from the inside out. We have been trying to change a tyrant (the conflicted self) into a pussycat. The way the conflicted mind rolls, it rolls you over. It continues to break you in ever smaller pieces, steeped in charges of confusion; conflict generated programs and ever-recurring patterns that support the loop of suffering and fierce denials to the death. Our polices have been supporting the experiences of the walking dead from the highest of places with the brightest of us, to the scorned and lowest ranked among us. Yet we depend on the scorned to prop us up as their saviors: that we are well meaning; that we are doing the right thing by them and for them. In fact, we expect the scorned to work harder than we do to support our ill-gotten policies and to degrade the human spirit.
As a result of our polices, we rightly call back-breaking, energy draining work, “hard work.” It is hard work because it only gets you deeper into suffering. This includes those who make and profit the most and feel they have justly profited. As someone once told me, the well to doers tell everybody else about the virtues of hard work while they go about work working smarter, more intelligently, more efficiently and effectively. Hard work only produces hardship on all levels. This is why it is called hard work. If hard work was any good, only the very few it benefits would know about it. It would be kept a secret away from the masses. On the other hand, the deceptive, manipulating work that makes our policies is kept secret. Laws are made to protect and enhance said deceptive work that policies are developed from.
We now have policies dating back thousands of years, lifetimes that get camouflaged makeovers from generation to generation, embraced by our leadership in every sector that impoverishes the many for the sake of the few. Some of our leaders have become so numb and blinded that they swear they are not supporting or subscribing to any such schemes. However, per the conflicted self, the policies and our leaders are not the point. Suffering, separation and ever more conflicts is the bottom-line, is the point of focus. The world over and, in particular, businesses have been purposely misdirected and kept focused on the financial bottom-line. This is genius at work by the conflicted mind. What better to use than people, money, gains and seeming power to carry out the elaborate scheme of conflict building. With this, our leaders are used to accommodate the mind to reek havoc through policy making and the promise of great compensations to the mind lead handlers.
However, this or no other generation of the so called past have been made to benefit. The over active conflicted mind is the first source and maker of the ponzi schemes to hit and whet the appetite of powerful leaders the world over. Deep intense suffering is at the base of every scheme. The conflicted mind is well aware of what excites us. It is the creator of these schemes. We just get to share in it and wallow in pain and great inner discomfort as compensation for our part.
Well, the time is here and now for a new approach to our lives, businesses, Leadership and most of all for our Leaders. We must be given this shift to Awakening/Liberation on the inside. With such a shift, those who look up to, depend on and even when they don’t trust their leaders, they are looking for the leadership of comprehensive shift to occur and take deep root. We are ready to flourish in truth where policies are made from a place of happiness deep within our policy creators in ALL sectors. Where is the leadership to accomplish such a ground breaking of mindsets and belief systems shattering feat? The Giver. The Avatar of the Awakened activated Heart and the De-clutcher of and from the conflicted mind.
Here are a few points to look at:
Policies. What have been our policies towards policy making and the policies that got made to date?
How can we use the new platform for Policies and Policy making?
“Best practices” – What is that? What has it been? Why?
What do we do about polices and policy making now?
We are being called to be informed anew, instead of trying to REform what has not worked in the past.
How have we been making and using Policies for lifetimes now? Well, take a look at the world and our experiences of it all. Look at how divided, segregated and conflicted we are due to all the versions of separations we embrace and cuddle. We even dared to call it “really living.” In the world of business, and every part of societies large and small, the policies are showing the same auras, the same reflections, the same invitations. More separation consciousness at work, glorified. More suffering placed on those governed, and no relief in sight from the inner conflicts expressed. The efforts made to store and hold onto mounting inner conflicts increase. (By the way, notice, no inner conflict can stay hidden.)
We have been making and using Policies from the conflicted self. We have been using separation consciousness to formulate, make and implement Policies for ages. We then go about trying to find and articulate new and cooked up explanations and defenses for these injurious policies. We make policies and enact them with the mindset of preserving self significance, our image, and to be seen and taken as doing the right thing. None of this has been useful for ages now. How much pain and suffering have we caused? We “only did what was best,” we say – while patting ourselves on the back, and soliciting sympathy, none the less.
Polices made from the conflicted self can never serve us in any way useful for the betterment of Humankind inside out. Yet, we insist on defending this approach and must, if we are coddling the conflicted mind and protecting the limiting belief systems. At the core of defending our lifetimes of pain begetting policies, is fear. The mind is fear. Not that it experiences fear – it is fear. Fear begets fear. Fear desires and must seek and get company to survive. We have been a source of food and survival for the conflicted self of fear. We have been manipulated for and by the over active conflicted mind without a real choice to do otherwise. When in the clutches of the conflicted mind, it rules ALL of your life in ways that make you feel you are making progress in life. Stagnancy has been long hailed as progress so we can revel in collective ignorance, suffering and pain. We say “that’s the way it is” as a cover, a shield and in defense of conflicted policies made in and with conflict.
How can we then make a new page? No, not turn a new page. We have been claiming to be “turning a new page” for lifetimes only to be using the same playbook, just a different generation. The new platform invites us to see the root of the problem for what it truly is. No longer imagining we are controlling and trying to change the conflicted self, but to be declutched from it.
Be with it, not of it. Be with it and not it controlling you, interfering or be taken for the reality you live by. In this approach, we evolve. In this approach, we lead.
When we realize Leadership has a consciousness waiting to be tapped, for which the heart has longed, we start to see our place in the world with a new perspective. Our leadership starts to matter in new ways. Our positions as Leaders in the world, would take on a new look, at how a tender side to us emerges, exposing its strength and power. The division between the masculine and feminine in us starts to merge ever so gently. We even start to take a comfortable look at gender and genderization of everything, because of the many internal discomforts, pain and conflicts we carry. The fear of looking and seeing starts to fall away at a speed we have no control of, or care to control. We start wanting to make amends. Then we realize, amends happen naturally and without guilt or shame. A feeling of wanting to experience real happiness takes on a new approach from within.
When our Leaders respond to the calling of the heart, they are pleasantly surprised, sometimes, by how much support the universe gives to them, in so many ways. Their relationships start to shift for the better, naturally. This happens with their relationship to Leadership as well. Being an upstanding Leader is now a different experience for them in their lives, for the better. Seeking approval and competition starts to fall away, and a new way of producing profits, showing value, and what is worthy of their time, comes from a new premise. To thrive is to truly live. We know not how to live, how to truly live. The latest fad and buzz as a way of not facing inside turmoil, is no longer an option worth pursuing. Playing by the rules of the conflicted mind starts to be seen for what it is, how it interferes, and is the cause of suffering. The filters of the conflicted mind start to fall away. Leaders find that facing their demons, their conflicts, and their pain comes with courage they did not know was possible to experience.
Come let us explore the Consciousness of Leadership, and Evolve And Lead. We owe it to Leaders who have gone before us (our “Leadership Ancestors”), our loved ones, and the planet. We have a responsibility to them all to make this shift, for a life experience we previously only attributed to Sages, Saints and the very few who had tapped into the Leadership Consciousness consciously. Say a sacred prayer such as: “I thank the Consciousness of Leadership for leading me inside so that I truly see and accept what I see of myself. I accept interventions of The Giver. Thank you, thank you, thank you.!” Now we go about our day and night with the confidence that our Giver is responding. You can do this even if you are an atheist or believe in absolutely nothing you care to count as sacred. The universal consciousness must respond to us favorably.