So much of a common effort depends on having a shared way of seeing things – not only a common vision, but an agreed-upon plan.
The people who first formulate the vision have to be inordinately careful because that first cut can ripple down through subsequent efforts. It can become a baseline or model, etc., shortcomings and all.
Why does it ripple down? One reason I imagine is that few people like to operate at a philosophical level and tend to choose from among existing philosophical visions, sometimes after these visions have outlived their usefulness.
All visions in the beginning will be – or should be considered to be – purely temporary, one stepping stone leading to another.
However, because they can persist, these early cuts should be phrased in simple, clear, and neutral terms.
Seeing the building of Nova Earth through the metaphor of a construction project has some advantages, but this metaphor too may outlive its usefulness.
It allows us an easy way to discuss the structure, process and management of the work.
It allows us to draw on existing knowledge about plans, schedules, teams, methods, etc.
Among its disadvantages are that, as a model, it has a male bias – linear, structured, process-oriented, results-oriented. It can focus people on the work to the exclusion of other people, families, life, innovation, spontaneity, and joy.
But it can also get us a few yards down the field.
I’d like to start developing the metaphor of seeing Nova Earth as a construction project by discussing management here – project leadership.
In the Hour with an Angel program in which we discussed these matters (Aug. 20, 2015), (1) I said to Archangel Michael that I regarded the Divine Mother as the Chair of the Board, himself as Chief Executive Officer, and us lightworkers as construction managers. He accepted the metaphor.
The Divine Mother and Archangel Michael demonstrate leadership (1) by relating to us from love, (2) by responding to our requests for guidance, and (3) by making suggestions only.
The blog receives many new readers these days and, since the Mother is the Chair, let me introduce her to new readers.
The Divine Mother is not a goddess as, say, Pallas Athene was seen by the ancient Greeks. She’s not a member of a pantheon of gods and goddesses. She isn’t the “property” of one religion; she’s the fount of all religions. And, as Solomon said, knowledge of her is more precious than rubies.
We could use the term “God” to refer to many entities, as Matthew Ward recently discussed. (2) If we’re talking about the One, the Transcendental, the Formless, rather than the creator of a particular universe, then conventionally we’ve referred to that One in the past as a “he.” He is not a “he.” But terrestrial sages used the gender metaphor for teaching purposes, biased as it was towards patriarchy.
The Company of Heaven (CoH) is keeping the use of the term “Divine Mother.” An important part of this ascension is the return of the divine feminine so it makes sense to retain the female metaphor (Divine Mother). The two (Mother and Father) form a Divine Couple, knowing the true nature of which is the purpose of life.
Many human processes such as coupleship, marriage, inception, etc., mirror the Divine Couple and their work in creation.
The One, the Father, decided to create a dream world, peopled by dream others (us), so that, in a moment of exiting the dream (i.e., enlightenment), the One could know itself – God could meet God.
To do that, “he” created the first illusory separation between himself as a still and silent void and himself as an active and sonic creator.
The One became two and this second is she whom we call the Divine Mother. She’s just the One with a mask on, but she’s the closest we’ll ever get to the Father before “we” disappear. There is no one to see him because there is no one but him at that absolute level.
Because she is all we can know, the Father cannot be the Chair of the Board. Only she can.
One disadvantage of the gender metaphor is that it compels us to retain an idea of separation and difference. That makes it a teaching device only in the introductory stages of spirituality (the dualistic stages).
Here’s an example of a problem it creates. I cannot say that she speaks with and upon his authority because they are not separate or different. When she speaks, he speaks. There the gender metaphor breaks down. (All metaphors are limited.)
From her, all form comes, including the forms of gods and goddesses, angels and archangels, planets and stars, everything. She creates from love, preserves her creation for a while, and then transforms it again.
It’s her Plan we’re following. The One is the customer and she’s the head of the company. She’s the one who produces the plan and builds according to his wishes.
Along with the seraphim, the archangels came first from her womb. They do her bidding joyously and lovingly. They generally figure in all large events having to do with the Earth and usually take a director’s role.
In building Nova Earth, Earth’s ascended masters, our star brothers and sisters, the elementals, devas, and everyone else defer to the archangels. So the archangels become the CEOs of the company, but not out of force or obligation, but from a voluntary deference to natural nobility.
And then there’s us and we divide ourselves down as we choose. Some are visionaries; some are publicists; some are builders; some are paymasters, etc. We are the construction managers.
Unlike in most construction companies, in this one, our initiative, our leadership, and our ownership of the plan are encouraged. There’s no hierarchy here except that which we feel drawn to create, out of deference to the leadership of the Mother and the archangels.
This is our planet. We created the mess it’s in. It’s therefore fitting that we take a leading role in the clean-up, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of it. The more willing we are to take on responsibilities in that work, the more the Company of Heaven will allow us to take charge, I believe.
This then is the project org chart:
- Customer: The Heavenly Father
- Chair of the Board: The Divine Mother
- CEOs: The Archangels
- Construction Managers: You and me
It’s sparse for now. It leaves out the ascended masters and our star brothers and sisters. But we’re only in the infancy of our Nova Earth Project and all details are subject to change, expansion, and revision as we explore and firm up our plans.
(1) See “An Hour with an Angel – On Building Nova Earth,” April 20, 2015, at http://inlightuniversal.com/.
(2) “Matthew’s Message via Suzy Ward, August 17, 2015,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/08/18/matthews-message-via-suzy-ward-august-17-2015/.