Can we define leadership in this present day world? Do we really have a clue what true leadership is all about after living years with such a muddled idea of the concept? We have become numb to it. We have lost the standard on which to base the value of greatness. It is not a moral standard that should be used as a value, for the human concept of morality lacks the most important ingredient – Authenticity. When we can reach deeply within our soul for commitment to authenticity then we will have a new standard for living and value shall become a thing of the heart and great once more.
“…Another vision is coming. I’m seeing an old, old man… with long silver hair and dark skin. He’s sitting beside a fountain, in a garden. I can hear the splash of water. The woman I saw before is with me again. She’s laughing and talking. The words aren’t clear though. The old man is looking directly into my eyes, like he’s actually seeing me right now. His eyes are the most unusual color, a kind of maroon. They’re fierce. Those eyes are eating into me… I have to look away.”
What are you doing in this place?
“That’s what I want to know! You tell me.”
Stop… Feel your space. You will know the answer to my question. Let it come.
“Oh my God. Yes. I do know. It’s coming to me like I’ve been here before. I am here because this man is my… my brother? It doesn’t make any sense; he’s not my brother. Still, I’m getting that he and I belong together somehow. How can this be? He’s so old, so different from me. I’ve never seen this place before.
“The scene is shifting to a forest. The man is there with me, but he is no longer looking at me. He’s just sitting, very still at the base of a huge tree. Wait. Shifting again. Holy cow! I’m high above the Earth, floating in space. Now I’m falling down… down toward a vast forest. Falling, falling. Stop! I’ve had enough falling in these things! I’m pulling out of this vision.”
All right. I can’t say I blame you. Just sit for a moment and relax. You were much more in control in this one, my friend. That’s real progress. This is something we can definitely use.
“Use for what? What do you mean something we can use?”
I have an idea for you. But I can’t tell you about it yet.
“Why not? Why are you still keeping me in the dark?”
It’s all about timing. I don’t want to hide things from you, but I must finish telling you about the transition times before it will fit. And besides, I thought you had decided not to believe this story anyway. I will tell you this: I am seeing that you and I will be working together on this project in a way I had not anticipated. For now, let me return to my account of the beginning of my species.
As I was saying, shortly after your time, people find themselves operating much less out of self-interest. The norms of society are changing rapidly. You find increasing sensitivity to others’ feelings. People begin to help each other more. This is not indiscriminate do-gooding; it is deliberately guided from Source—through the heart, joined with the mind, merged into appreciative awareness. It is buddhi, manas and atma at work again.
Not only has society at large suddenly become non-aggressive, it has become simultaneously much more intuitive and fearless. There are no longer walls of defensiveness and inflexible opinion! The absence of fear opens us to new approaches and fresh ideas. The leaders who emerge are profoundly connected to the deep psychological needs of the groups they are serving.
Each individual vigilan or human being has a calling, a destiny. Look around you now at the true leaders in your human world today. You can tell who they are, and are not. There are many imposters. It is all about destiny. There are many whose egos want them to be leaders, but who are not, in reality; they are mistaken as to their own destiny. Sadly, their desire has been taken over by ego. These so-called leaders capture control of the populace through inauthentic means; they lead themselves and everyone else astray. Of course, this turns out to be beneficial in the end—confronting inauthenticity hastens the awakening.
In contrast to the false leaders, the true leader balances the prerogatives of the individual with those of society. She or he represents the Source energy, the beneficence of universal integrity. Look alertly for these ones, and give them your commitment, your blessings, your appreciation. They are few in number—in my time as in yours. This has a purpose: Leaders are vectors around which many diverse followers must gather and move together. If there were too many leader types there would be too many different directions to follow at any given time.
“Well, I see many different directions in the world today —many religions, political systems, philosophies. Are there too many?”
Yes, relative to the needs of your people. There is much needless redundancy in human systems. The awakening is a revelation into the simplicity of the life force, of Conscious Evolution. All is simple, as I mentioned when we started these letters. The mind is a wonderful aid to exploration. But it does not possess the capacity to truly synthesize what it analyzes. It makes things much more complicated than they truly are.
In reality many teachings in your time have identical messages, only with different words and different cultural overtones. Some redundancy is not a bad thing. That there are many avenues to truth is wonderful. It is always important though to realize that they do in fact lead to the same point. They are all empowered from the same Source.
As the new consciousness unfolds, thinking begins to simplify and slow down. We begin to take time to ponder and reflect. We discover that we do not need thinking nearly as much as we thought. Our new sensitivities allow us to replace thinking with feeling into space, as we say. Whenever we have a question, we go first into that space, for clarity and inspiration. After we enter that, we are able to engage the mind more efficiently, and then set things into action.
During the transition, this is happening spontaneously within each a person. However, our leaders and helpers are endowed with the greatest measures of this clarity. They demonstrate the path, through their example, and the people know when it is right.
The ponderous systems that composed the old societies are no longer of any interest to us. We abandon them quickly and they decompose in their tracks. We then begin building new systems to match our temperament. The ego-civilization has been so pervasive, that a huge vacuum is left in its wake. In many ways we have a blank canvas to work with. We come to understand that we have a great work of art to perform—at the scale of a whole species, a whole planet…
Copyright © 2010 by Robert Lee Potter