I call mine an “Ascension ethnography,” but that seems to imply that it’s only about my personal Ascension.
No, like all lightworkers, I’m here as a waiter at the banquet of Ascension. I’m hired help.
So my Ascension ethnography would need to include entries about that help because it’s also a part of my everyday life, as well as my Ascension.
The phase of lightwork being held out to us now is “leadership.” I am leading. But I mean something particular by my use of the word.
To get there, I’d have to say a word about how I operate in new territory.
You know that my way of entering a new field is to establish a beachhead of understanding and then send out feelers in every direction, like reconnaisance parties.
The beachhead of understanding that I’ve established on the subject of “leadership” is: I immediately discovered it was a mindset.
“Leadership” is a mindset. It’s an attitude with an attached set of appropriate behaviors.
As soon as I saw that, I saw something else. I saw that I was not leading anyone else. The only one over whom I have a God-given right to lead is me.
I’m always only leading myself. It’s just that others may join me at some point.
I see evidence of this in my writing recently. My thinking is beginning to shift from following the lead of the Company of Heaven to following my own. Instead of looking in the database to see what the CoH is currently saying, I now consult my own sense of where I want to take the discussion next.
Lots to discuss about what problems to tackle after the Reval. Lots of things about strategic gifting, largescale projects, value being in the eye of the beholder, the creation of a new business paradigm. Lots and lots to do.
As my own leader, what am I responsible for?
We all have a circle of functional competence, our domain over which we hold sway. It consists of the always-already-present point of awareness I call “I,” together with my field of experience, consisting of all awareness apparatuses (bodies, auras, chakras, fields, DNA, etc.), anything not eternal, temporary, impermanent, that I use to experience the world.
I have sway over nothing else. Nor do I want sway over anything else. But I do want sway over myself.
Agreeing to lead, at Archangel Michael’s invitation, which he made to all of us, has immediately shifted my internal experience, altered my point of view, and lifted my spirits.
It’s also lifted some unknown burden off of me, which he referred to when he said something had been concerning me for a long time: “You are reconnecting the dots and understanding that this has been nibbling at your heels for a long time.” (1)
Seen from the vantage point of experiential knowledge, personal responsibility as a notion now becomes crystal clear to me. As my leader, I’ve agreed to be responsible for me. As long as I wasn’t in the driver’s seat, there was no one to accept personal responsibility for anything. I was, as AAM says so many are, reluctant to lead.
Taking personal responsibility for me (as my leader) shifts the experience of it from being merely intellectual to being a lived-through experience, something I feel, experiential knowledge.
So the initial beachhead of understanding is that leadership is a mindset, a system of beliefs and responsibilities which we willingly take upon ourselves.
I don’t want to go further, but I’m moved to give one more example of putting out feelers, just to cement things,
The reconnaisance party set out to test everything, look at everything, etc., and came upon the awareness that part of the mindset that leadership is is that leadership is a recognized role in society. This opens up a whole line of inquiry which I’ll leave till later. But leadership = role becomes another road in from the peripheral beachhead of understanding to the heart of the matter.
As always, I’m moved to get to the heart of the matter, in this case, of leadership.
Entry in Ascension ethnography: Leadership is a mindset. It’s a recognized role in society.
(1) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Apr. 3, 2015.