Dear Shining Ones,
2022 is coming to a close and invites reflection and completion.
This year has presented me with several powerful and clarifying experiences. Each of these experiences held lessons and blessings around these three themes and concepts –
The act of aligning or state of being aligned. The proper positioning or adjustment in alignment with my true purpose.
The act or process of stating, correcting and modifying.
Asserting and affirming my new state of being to be a true and positive action.
This three-fold theme was present and persistent in 2022. – Even though it felt very challenging, I knew this triple-A process was forging a new version of myself.
This year has shown me my ability to recognise and act when things feel out of alignment and how making the appropriate adjustments allowed for the energy to flow to myself and anything I was working on.
With every decision, I decided to draw a line in the sand and express my authenticity, this created an appropriate environment affirming my actions and true nature.
So, I must give thanks for all 2022 has asked of me. Each decision and act has made me show up and honour my mission and purpose in this lifetime.
At the end of 2012 after 12 months of facilitating a group of amazing women, I witnessed a new style of leadership and now 10 years on, at the end of 2022 I realise I am living my new version of this New Style of Leadership; Light Leadership. I believe Light Leadership demonstrates social and spiritual synergy.
The Light Leader focuses on staying in a unity-based context, which defines and gives structure to the role of the Light Leader as a co-creator and community builder. I use the term co-creator not only as co-creating with others but also co-creating with the Divine Living Presence.
I know the first step in becoming a Light Leader is saying YES to the call…
I know that social and spiritual awareness is one of the same and plays a large part in being an effective leader. And even though I said yes to the call many years ago, I can feel a new level of conviction rising within me, as a social and spiritual human being.
Here are definitions, which I believe are how many people view the idea of being social and spiritual today.
Definition – Social
About being devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations. Living or inclined to live in companionship with others or a community, rather than in isolation. The welfare, and relations of human beings in a community.
Definition – Spiritual
Relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not tangible or material. About having a spirit or soul, different from the physical nature. Having a relationship based on a profound level of mental or emotional unity, a refined and higher quality of emotions and actions.
Social and Spiritual Synergy is at the heart of every Light Leader, creating long-term effective change.
Social and Spiritual
I believe the connection between Social and Spiritual awareness is an integral part of our human experience, we are much more than our immediate world of material matter, we are also made up of our inner more sensitive world of emotions, which are connected to our thoughts, feelings, desires, and visions for a promising future.
However, when I start to talk in these terms, people often become dismissive, defensive, and disagreeable. Perhaps that’s because people think we must keep social and spiritual concepts separate.
But what if keeping them separate has created many of the hardships we are facing today? I believe there is no separation between social and spiritual; unfortunately, humanity is repeatedly creating this illusion of separation, which is accelerating our current unstable reality.
My role as a Light Leader requires bringing these two worlds/realities; social and spiritual together. It doesn’t involve becoming a preacher or religious person. All it requires is the desire to cultivate a promising future for humanity, one where both social and spiritual needs are met and respected. It is acknowledging, honouring, and participating in the process of creation…
Every culture throughout early civilization was centred on a creation myth of some kind.
A creation myth (or creation story) is a cultural, traditional or religious myth, which describes the earliest beginnings of the present world. Creation myths are the most common form of myth, usually developing first in oral traditions, and are found throughout human culture.
A creation myth is usually regarded as conveying profound truths, although not necessarily in a historical or literal sense. And then there are cosmology myths, which describe the ordering of the cosmos from a state of chaos or nothingness.
What I am suggesting is that human culture was originally based on concepts, like social and spiritual connection. This is not a new or unusual concept; perhaps we have just forgotten the nature of our origins and adopted a more hedonistic mindset and need to evolve our awareness to be Benevolent and Holistic. I’m not saying we need to return to ancient practices, but rather we can draw on these useful concepts.
Here are three simple definitions that I believe are aligned with the Light Leadership model. I see the concept and application of social and spiritual creation and co-creation as valuable tools in our world today.
Definition – Creation
The act or process of creating. Something that has been brought into existence or created. The act of creating or engendering; give rise to.
These neutral definitions of creation also provide a great platform from which to form a new and stronger style of leadership. The idea of creation is the combination of being in the continuous process of social and spiritual activity.
Humans are creations themselves, so the process of becoming socially and spiritually creative enhances our ability to create even more. Creating a new, creating together, creating social systems and creating spiritually sound relationships.
This is how we grow a vibrant and creative new humanity. – I don’t see an end to the process, but rather it requires a commitment to stay in the process until your time is up; your life cycle is complete. Perhaps we need to stay in a continuous process of creation for the new humanity to remain just that; it must always stay in a state of new.
So, in summary, I know social and spiritual are one of the same and do need to co-exist. We require social structures with a sound unity-based context, for the refined qualities of our human spirit to be creative and fully expressed.
Being openly social and spiritual is my real quest and mission.
My work is not mainstream, yet. However, for Social and Spiritual Synergy to be accepted in our world I must express my own social and spiritual authenticity.
As a Light Leader, I am committed to maintaining and repairing the social and spiritual fabric of our humanity. And as a Light Leader, I am prepared to stay in the process of alignment, adjustment and affirmation of my co-creation for as long as it takes.
I continue to believe if I’m able to observe the perfected patterns of nature; Creation, desirable results will form organically and the true nature of success will take up its rightful place in the minds and hearts of community and humanity.
Hope is my Leadership and it’s fuelled by my conviction to serve something greater than myself, with which I am also aligned. People often think hope is for the naive or unworldly, but I know hope is for the brave-hearted.
It is the North Star of my authentic leadership because my ancestor’s hope lives on in the heart of my true nature. – All I need to do is to show up and be me!
Heart to Heart, Dear Ones and may your Social and Spiritual life in 2023 be a creative and fulfilling adventure. Blessings Abound, Elizabeth