A lot of you have sent in comments on the loneliness aspect of “The Challenges of Lightworker Leadership.” Of those that have come in, I post Terry Andrews’ response, with her permission. (1)
Steve, if I may, I want to comment on your piece, “The Challenges of Lightworker Leadership.” In it you comment that once we step into leadership and take responsibility for ourselves and our happiness, we encounter its inevitable result, loneliness. This struck a chord, as I’ve been experiencing this myself.
It made me ask, what is loneliness? Is this necessarily a bad thing? Or is it perhaps a stop or a step on the journey that is now carrying us with its swift current towards love?
I cannot imagine we were brought here to be lonely. I feel loneliness is a phase. I believe eventually we will connect with others moving into self-leadership.
My take is that “loneliness” is an idea that we need a new perspective on. Perhaps loneliness is the untrammeled view we have from our new, more aware location.
When I did a little research I found that at the core of “loneliness” is the word “one.” The root word is “alone.” The derivation of alone is “all one,” or whole. “Alone” shows up in the language in about 1250, and I wonder what happened to make all one or alone, into a bad thing. Why were we made to believe we were not whole?
Much has happened to distort our language through the years and take its original power from it. We need to reclaim the power of our language, as there is much information in it for us. If I am alone, I am ALL ONE. I am whole. I am sovereign and my self-leadership is intact.
We are making a path for others to claim their wholeness, their ALL ONENESS. This feels triumphant. All we have to do is shift our perspective. “Alone” is an empowered state, one that connects you to your sovereignty. It leads you into self-leadership. It leads you into autonomy and authenticity. It links you up with self-love. It is a state of wholeness by which you can then enter sacred relationship with another.
Our alone-ness is something we can embrace. Because only by becoming ALL ONE, can we move into unity.
(1) Terry was featured in the article “Laughter is Carbonated Holiness – Part 1/2,” Oct. 26, 2014, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/10/26/laughter-is-carbonated-holiness-part-12/ and “Laughter is Carbonated Holiness – Part 2/2,” Oct. 26, 2014, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/10/26/laughter-is-carbonated-holiness-part-22/.