Today we are facing many powerful challenges that greatly affect our lives and well being including the world economy, unemployment, global warming, food and water, education and health.
The world and our county needs leadership with vision, honesty, integrity and compassion. Our political process must transform into a system that works for the good of all people. Our current level of success is clearly demonstrated by the state of our individuals and families, our economy, health care, unemployment and school system. We can do better!
Money, greed and power controls our government and economy. It’s time for a change and key leadership is vital to guide and empower this change.
In the book, “Keep Going, The Art of Perseverance,” Joseph Marshall III shares a great example of leadership:
“In the old days our people had a unique way of selecting leaders. They preferred men of experience. It wasn’t unusual for them to approach a man and ask him to lead. Today we elect people who promise us they will do something. Those who promise the most are often the ones who really haven’t accomplished much to begin with. I prefer the old days. Back then you knew what a man was likely to do because of what he had already done, or been through.
Adversity has much to teach us. Facing the wind and the cold and the darkness brought by the storms of life is never easy, but it is necessary. A true leader has faced the difficulties that life has thrown in his path. Strength that comes from adversity does not weaken in the face of adversity.”
Dr. Jean Houston, scholar and philosopher:
“Today’s culture exists Not to nurture our highest aspirations. Our educational system is designed to create good workers who will slot into jobs and careers later in life – not to empower fiery, creative people who are forging the path ahead together.”
“This is the most compelling moment in human history!”
According to Dr. Houston, the way we conduct business and govern is shifting in the midst of vast ecological and financial changes. This is perhaps the most important social event of the last five thousand years, because these issues impact almost everything in our lives and on our planet.
“For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead.” Thomas Jefferson
“We must become the change we want to see in the world.” Gandhi
We must stand together.
The MEGA Coach
Even the most positive people have moments of doubt, negative thoughts and challenges. Over the past year I am dealing with a back injury and trauma and doing everything possible to heal. I have been to numerous doctors, specialists, physical therapists, massage therapists and healers. After much time, energy and cost I am now starting all over with a new program. I am doing my best to let go and move forward. So dealing with a lot of pain and frustration, I went to my trusty advisor The I Ching.
From The I Ching or Book of Changes by Brian Browne Walker:
23. Splitting Apart
“A period has been entered when inferior influences will prevail. Even a superior person who seeks to act now will be undermined by the time. There is no reason to resist this state of affairs; indeed, it is natural that the inferior elements periodically come to the fore. Adversity is often a stimulant to our spiritual growth and what is important is the spirit in which we meet it.
When challenging situations come to call, we are often overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, doubt and fear. We fear that if we do not act immediately and vigorously, we will be ruined; we doubt the power of the Creative to resolve the situation favorably. It is when we act upon these feelings that we engage in “splitting apart”: we split apart from our spiritual path, our devotion to the Higher Power, and the wisdom of patient nonaction in the face of difficulty. If you take this course now, you will prevent the Creative from coming to your aid and unnecessarily increase your own misfortune.
The guide to proper behavior at such times lies in the image of the hexagram, which is “mountain over earth.” By keeping as still and quiet as a mountain, by resting firmly on your foundation of proper principles, by accepting the nature of the time and not resisting it, you weather all storms. By trusting in nonaction, acceptance and patience, you gain the strength of the very earth.”
Letting go and accepting what is does not mean giving up.
The MEGA Coach
Ultimately, you want to be healthy, happy and successful. How do you achieve this spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and financially? You only have so many hours in the day and your time is so valuable. How you spend it where you focus your energy is critical to actualize your potential.
The world offers many choices. There is so much happening and you can be bombarded by all of the information sent your way. Also, there can be many demands placed on you at home, work and in your community.
Where you give your energy and resources is totally up to you. The priorities you establish become your focus of attention. Your beliefs and values color and dictate your choices, decisions and actions. You determine the quality of your life.
The most important person you communicate with is yourself!
Deep down inside you, you know what is best for you. Are you asking yourself these important questions and are you willing to follow your truth and dreams?
What is my purpose for being here?
What is it I want to contribute to this world?
What is my highest potential?
Write down what you want and how you will accomplish it on paper.
You cannot achieve success or true greatness if you are not willing to put in the time, energy and dedication on a consistent basis. There is no such thing as an overnight success. You have to develop yourself and express your inner potential and greatness. No one can do it for you, no computer program will make it happen. The secret is inside of you and you have the power, ability and talent to make it real in the world……your world.
In sports, Michael Jordan is one of the greatest athletes of the past 50 years. What I find fascinating is his beliefs and values. His determination, persistence, work ethic is extraordinary. Michael stopped comparing himself to others and focused on how he could improve himself every day and be the best he could be. He focused on consistent game excellence each and every game, instead of just having an excellent game.
According to the Natural Laws, this is being creative vs. being competitive. You can always compete with yourself, to grow, develop and be better. Whenever you compare yourself to someone else, the ego always gets involved and you or them always come up short. There is no one to compete with. The fact is there is enough for everyone. This is an abundant universe. No one else can do what you are here to do. You are a unique, incredible being! Just be you!
Life is precious. Time goes by so quickly. Make the most of your blessings and gifts. Discover your heroic mission, your truth and just do it.
Remember, you can have anything you want in life as long as you do not violate the rights of others. All things are possible….spread the word….there is GOLD DUST in the air!
The MEGA Coach
At the core of your being is pure light. Your natural essence is unlimited energy and clarity.
It is the greatest challenges in your life that cause you to tap into your core strength. These challenging moments help you discover your true essence and glory.
This is when you experience the full brilliance and depth of your faith. These moments empower you to acknowledge your true connection to the Source. The trick is to let it happen, to trust and be open to new ways…change is good….it is the way of life. The only constant is change.
Yes, there are wonderful moments when you can connect with this energy. When life presents you with challenges that take you to the brink of your endurance and resources, these tests force you to transcend to a higher level and to access deeper levels of your being.
Our world is moving faster today than ever before. The population is growing, the effects on our planet are intensified and technology connects us instantly now. Notice the frequency of natural disasters and economic and cultural upheavals. Everything is happening faster and faster.
There is a quickening of the energy all around us. It is a wake up call to follow The Natural Laws of the Universe and Proper Principles. With so many more people on the planet and a greater need for food, water, shelter and education, we must come to a greater understanding to work together, share the natural resources and help each other.
We are facing our greatest tests and challenges as families, as nations and as a world people. For the truth is we are all connected, created from the same energy and we are one. Honesty, integrity, love, compassion and kindness are the only way. The old pattern of greed, power, corruption and manipulation cannot sustain itself.
A new day is dawning. We must all tap into our core essence and work together. The light will shine so brightly that all of the dark corners of our world will be transmuted, cleansed and transformed. It is time for enlightenment and enlightened leadership.
Change is taking place at a rapid rate all around us. Our world is transforming into a more glorious pattern. Let yourself be open to new ways of living, communicating and moving forward. It is all for your good and for a better world.
Have faith, trust and expect miracles.
The MEGA Coach