Posted in Empowerment, End of the World Prophecies, Inspiration, Mystics, Superheroes, world changes

CHANGEMAKERS WAKE UP. It’s time to make a new world!

(Psst……Song of the Beloved, the Gospel According to Mary Magdalene is available NOW.  Check it out HERE.)  Now on to today’s blog!

Have you felt like you were here for a reason, but perhaps didn’t know what that reason was?  Do you feel like you are here to change the world, but you don’t know how?  Have you struggled to fit in, often feeling like you were very different from the people you know (and even your family)?  Have you felt somewhat alone with in these thoughts? If so….YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  In fact, you are in really good company, there are lots of other people like you, we are finding each other and we are getting ready to CREATE A NEW WORLD!

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Changemakers

Who are the changemakers?  If you are reading this blog, you are likely a changemaker (aka superhero, shitdisturber, rebel, discontent, mystic, starchild, starseed, starborne) and you are in really good company.  Changemakers are those who were born with the inherent gifts and a deep inner call to make the world a better place.  If you are a changemaker, you probably know it…..and WE NEED YOUR HELP because the world as we know it is coming to an end (THANK GOD!) and a new world is waiting to be born!

Politics and End times

If the most recent election is any sign of approaching end times, I don’t know what is.  Positions purchased by corporations.  The whole thing is rigged.  We no longer have a government by the people, for the people.  Instead, we have a government by greedy corporations for the sake of greedy corporations and we don’t need to look very far to see who benefits from this arrangement – healthcare corporations, academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, Big oil, agricultural companies who are trying to make us sick (if not dead) through the alteration of our food stocks.  Big business benefits and the politicians who are in their pockets while the rest of the country is sick, unemployed and dying.  Something has to change!

Enter the Changemakers

We are a small voice, but we are getting louder.  No longer content to be obedient and do what we are told.  No longer content to live in a world of fear.  No longer content to watch our brothers and sisters toil away in crappy jobs for poverty wages.  No longer yearning after “The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” or wanting what we see on MTV Cribs.  Tired of watching education, healthcare and government flushing themselves down the toilet as we get dumber, sicker and poorer.  Changemakers know it is TIME FOR A NEW WORLD!

The Key to Creating Change

The key to creating change, for making a new world is SELF KNOWLEDGE!  When we come to know ourselves – our TRUE SELVES – we know how we are uniquely gifted to not only find fulfillment in our own lives, but how we are called to contribute to the creation of the New World.  We grow in self- knowledge by being open to this search, and by finding the right kind of support.  This is where I come in.  During a recent gathering of the Superhero Academy,   I was reminded of my own unique giftedness and call – to Awaken, Equip and Empower CHANGEMAKERS (aka Superheroes).  I accomplish this task through writing (blogs, inspirational newsletters and books), one-on-one mentoring, classes and workshops.  If you are interested in harnessing your desire to MAKE A NEW WORLD, and haven’t acted yet, call (920) 230-1313 or email lauri@yourspiritualtruth.com today to start that journey.  We need your help in CREATING a new world!

 

 

 

 

Posted in End of the World Prophecies, Inspiration, Jesus, Lessons, Uncategorized, women, world changes

Authentic and Effective “Authority”

Today’s blog addresses the current stage of our human evolution which is quickly (and not so peacefully) replacing hierarchical, patriarchal authority with something of another sort all together.  As we witness the destruction of all that has been founded on the patriarchal/hierarchical/power-over model, we must ask the question, what will authority look like in the new world?  Well, it is probably already happening right underneath our noses. 

It’s a man’s world, white male privilege, women acting like patriarchal men, and the glass ceiling

Having worked in the patriarchy of all patriarchies and the hierarchy of all hierarchies (the Catholic Church) and having lived 10 years before that as a peon in corporate America, I have first-had knowledge and experience of what DOES NOT work in the form of leadership.  And it goes something like this:

“I’m the boss (most often male, or a woman acting like a man) and you will do what I tell you to do.  Period.  And don’t you dare to question or challenge me or there will be hell (sometimes literally) to pay!”

This is usually followed up with an unspoken, “Do as I say but not as I do” attitude.

Top-down leadership, driven by power and control, most often motivated through intimidation and fear, covered over with a lot of hypocrisy.  Then the “boss” runs off on his pleasure trip of China and the Far East while the peons are left behind making WAY  less than “the boss,” if they are getting paid at all (as often happens in the Church).

As anyone who is not in these positions of power and privilege can attest, this form of leadership DOES NOT WORK.  In short, this is NOT how you get happy, healthy employees, enthusiastically willing to share their gifts and talents in service to the corporate/Church mission.  Instead, you get disgruntled, unhappy, frustrated, anxiety ridden employees, just trying to make ends meet in a dog-eat-dog world, daydreaming about how they might stab you (the boss) in the back.

Times are a changin’

The good news is that this model of leadership is dying….and quickly.  While it may not look like it – as our government ( GUILTY) plunges into more and more corruption, corporations are quickly trying to destroy the world (Monsanto, Military contractors, the Koch brothers, Big Oil, AMA, FDA, APA, and all the other alphabet soup companies) and the Church chases after women religious instead of cleaning up their own act – it IS happening.  The more a new paradigm of authority peeks out its compassionate head, the more tightly those structures built on power and control cling to their power.  This situation is very much like what my mother used to say about cleaning the kitchen, “The kitchen will get dirtier first before it starts getting clean.”

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A new model of authority

The new model of authority, is really not so new.  In fact, I believe it is exactly the kind of authority modeled by Jesus.  Instead of a model based on power and control, top-down leadership, driven by intimidation and fear, what Jesus modeled was leadership based in SERVICE and SUPPORT.  Jesus led, not by telling people what to do.  Instead, he showed them through his own actions.  And then, he supported them in doing the same.  Jesus didn’t motivate people through fear.  Instead, he showed them unconditional love and compassion.  He helped them to love themselves in the same way and in doing so, helped them to uncover their unique giftedness, and then through his gentle encouragement and healing presence, helped them to heal the fears that were obstacles to fully utilizing those gifts.  Then, Jesus empowered them to use their gifts in service to the betterment of the world.  Instead of a hierarchical model of leadership, what Jesus modeled was one that doesn’t even have a name – one in which the leader stands beneath those he/she leads, upholding them in becoming a leader in their own right.  And guess what, in Jesus’ model of leadership, women are given the same service and support as men and are empowered to fulfill their own magnificence – while honoring their own way of being female – in other words, in Jesus’ model, women don’t have to become like hierarchical men in order to find success.  Oh yeah….and if we apply Jesus’ model of leadership to our current means of exchange, everyone is getting paid a just wage.

What model of authority would you like to see in the new world?