(Continued from Part 3.)
There’s another matter that I know I can no longer dodge – or probably any of us for that matter.
How many times have we asked ourselves why the other person doesn’t go first in risking, taking a new path, or stepping aside? Why must we go first?
In saying go first, I mean in the risky things rather than the safe, in giving rather than receiving, etc.
We cast ourselves as followers rather than leaders. We see others as older than us, wiser, richer, more powerful, etc. and want them to lead the way in the grey, uncertain areas of life.
Or, operating out of the old communicational framework, we want to go first in receiving and second in giving. But the time has now arrived when we need to go first in giving and second in receiving. (I hear Archangel Michael saying, “No, you need to see to yourself as well. Don’t leave yourself out. That will not work.”)
So perhaps I should amend that to “after having ensured the basics for ourselves, we need to go first in giving.”
There comes a moment when we see and know that our turn has come. We are the leaders now and the younger generation will soon be the new leaders. Considerations like “older, wiser, richer” go out the window.
We see that if we want to accomplish what lies ahead of us, we need to go first in risking and giving. First in conceding, first in acknowledging our errors, first in giving way.
This is what a service-to-others society means – OK, OK – for me! – and what distinguishes it from a service-to-self society. We cannot be any longer fixated on looking out for Number One. We have to take others into consideration or there’ll be nothing “nova” about Nova Earth.
Going first can be a lonely and vulnerable place. Archangel Michael in my reading with him on November 19 told me that a situation in my life had arisen in part because he wanted me to see what could happen when a person enters public life.
He wanted me to protect myself while at the same time remaining vulnerable.
That’s a tall order. Usually we protect ourselves by retreating into invulnerability, but now we have to manage a balancing act: protecting ourselves while remaining open, transparent, vulnerable.
An Example of Going First in Risking
Going first exposes oneself. Often, to be vulnerable, one has to give up the desire to gain the advantage in a negotiation, that one has to make oneself visible and open to attack in many more situations than one would hitherto. But going first in giving and allowing is a feature of growing up; I think every parent knows that. And spiritual maturity is a requisite for getting involved in building Nova Earth.
(It’s risky for me to say that! How many times will my own behavior be measured against the criteria I discuss here? Am I not handing my critics a loaded gun? But I feel the need to “go first.” And I won’t allow my fears to stop me.)
This is the lifetime, and the time in that lifetime, where all of us need to decide whether we want to continue hiding or, as AAM said in An Hour with an Angel, expose ourselves and engage. (1)
Either we accept the challenge now of going first in generosity, compassion and vulnerability or we acknowledge that we really never intended to and have simply been imagining helping to build Nova Earth without ever really intending to build it.
For me this is an impactful realization. It says goodbye to childhood, goodbye to advantage, goodbye to comfort.
It says hello to humility, hello to discomfort, hello to maturity.
Rites of passage are like that. They test and prove but they also oblige us to let go of a more privileged, safer and comfortable way of being. The phase of things that we’re entering into now may not at all times be comfortable, safe or privileged. But it’s what we came for.
There’s no longer any time to say that we’ll be leaders in a New Age approaching, as I used to say in the Galactic Roundtable discussion group in 2009. We are the leaders now. Our time has arrived.
And always our new leadership will show up first in the deft and competent or maladept and incompetent ways we communicate.
In fact, for most of us reading this, our new leadership may almost entirely be conveyed in communication. Almost 90% of the contribution we make, and I say this as my opinion rather than a fact, is contained in our communications. When we operate on a global stage, it’s not an unrealistic thing to see that we as leaders are what we speak. We are our word. We are our promises. We are our declarations. We are our assertions.
That is the way of leaders … in my opinion.
(1) “Archangel Michael: I See You! I Love You! I Will Engage,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/the-role-of-twin-flames/archangel-michael-i-see-you-i-love-you-i-will-engage/.