I wrote this in (2010) Heard in one sitting. I wrote what I heard.
To lead is to forge the field. You (as leader) are no less responsible for beauty than the farmer who plants the seed. For he is useless is he not, without the sun beating down on the hearth of earth, the weed gently departing as worm spirals onward, the Cheshire Cat of yesterday* breaking way for formidable weather, as rain trickles down in her gentleness, neither drying or erasing.
For the farmer is a necessity, a part of the cyclic process of rebirth, but neither the ultimate piece nor the entire piece. For what is a garden without seed, without proper care?
Who is to care for the crops once they are bloomed? Again the farmer gathers and cleanses, again he replants. But what is it that he doth replant? Is it not the miracle of seed? The tiny element created within creation?
You are not but a worthy planter, less these seeds are worthy. You are not a true caller of spirit, less spirit is provided. The farmer no less provides the seed, as the sea bird the ocean. Still he dives to the depths of darkness and retrieves great beauty and nourishment, knowing not from which this beauty grew or was born. So a farmer is less a farmer, and more a grower.
A leader is a grower, an incubator nurturing the gift of living element and caretaking as the hen to warm the haven until arrival.
Your role is vital. All roles are vital. But lead first with the gentleness of the angels. Spread your wings and protect before climbing the mountain from valley to preach. Seat not yourself center or first, or either behind. Seat yourself in the position most needed, ever shifting to meet the requirements of the seekers, who lead themselves, a multitude of seeds waiting to blossom and enrich, and even say forthright ignite thy world.
When you ask of leadership on how to lead, and the right way to lead: you lead by example first. In how gently you remember your place; that is that your place is not at the head of the table or the back of the room, but in the center of hearts where you justly belong.
Seek not position of fortitude, or strength in numbers, seek position of greatness of heart and mind, and fortitude of the millennium, drawing from the well of knowledge for greatest understanding, and comparing this not to others who draw closer carrying their own buckets, however burdensome or heavy.
Keep your bucket light, so to fill it again and again, reviewing the process of discovery as a fresh student, excited and renewed. To carry a heavy bucket is a burden to the soul. To fill and fill without wanting to stop to rest is to bend your body into a position to be broken. Rest my child and refill the bucket when you are thirsty. Seek forth knowledge, as you seek for water, enough to quench your thirst, but not too much to bloat and stop the process from reaching its beneficial potential.
Think you not on the bloated bodies on the beach**, think you on the rain clouds that fill and fill and then down pour. They reach a point when the water must fall, when the truth must drip down to a different dimension. And so is with us, as to you. Fill and then spill down thy truth. In this way you will remained balanced and fulfilled, if not re-filled.
Speak again, We on leadership. Judge not the leaders before you. They are as unique as each sunset, as brilliant and welcoming as each sunrise.
Judge no one and nothing, as you know each and every is a teacher in guise for your betterment.
It is true you will see in the mirror which is most relevant to present itself, but do not gaze into the mirror for long periods of time, a glance is enough to indicate inner change. Glance with lingering eyes and run the risk of the desire for change of what you see, when in truth you see nothing but your own self-created image. So in this way, view the mirror in passing, take what is needed, and thusly adjust. No more, no less.
Leadership in your eyes is a priority, as you were built for leadership, in the way you were raised in the desires We planted in your heart.
But there is not a leader that you will emulate or you will find, for you are uniquely you, and in this way you will (do) lead like a joy-filled child, skipping down the hill to the clear, and welcoming values of gratitude and hope.
Lead them not so much to the waters or the valley, as to the welcoming spirit that waits inside them each.
You will remain child-like for every, as long as you choose to walk this path on this earth, and in this way you will be trusted and welcomed by many.
You shall not lose you humility, passion, want, and need for love—and in this way, as a child you shall remain entirely human, carrying with you the divine perfection in the eyes of your youth.
Do not emulate another’s softness of character, the quietness of creature, or the one who does not laugh as heartily, for your laughter is a key, a vibrational key to break open rifts and so called blockages. Just as your tears shall open gates, so shall your child-like laughter. Do not seek to become serious and unattainable, for you will become all that you seek.
The innocent shall seek you, for they shall see the innocent untouched spirit within you. You and yours shall see many blessings as you follow this calling that we know has not and is not always perceived as this word easy.
Lead first and foremost with your heart. Listen to the beat of reason less and the calling of your need to heal more. Fix less. Help more.
In leading you will gently release your need to know how to lead, for you will become, and embody leadership through a natural process.
We will guide you and you need (as always) not fear. There is nothing fearful in leading the innocent and guiding them to reclaim their voice. No one can hurt the one who is guarded by a legion of angels. So rest in the comfort we are with you, and whomever you touch we shall gather in our wings and let quietly sleep in the knowledge of peace.
Remember who you are, and in remembering you will forget the shadows called fear.
* The cat’s grin remained suspended in air even after the whole of the cat disappeared. Yesterday is smiling upon us and remains, even though we cannot see this yesterday (cat).
** Dead bodies on a beach are from Sam’s past experience.
The word every is used in replacement of every-one
18 thoughts on “Day Forty-Two: On Leadership”
A well written piece on leadership!
🙂 Looks like you were playing catch up with blog reading today. Thanks for the comment.
Very eloquent. The maturity and responsibility behind this post are qualities to aspire to. 🙂
🙂 Thank you Lori 🙂
Such an elevated interpretation of leadership. If only all of our leaders could be so noble!
🙂 If only! Thanks kindly for the comment.
🙂 Thank you.
The best interpretation of leadership I know is below quote. Supposedly it is from the Bible, referenced as Mark 10:42-45 but that seems to be incorrect and I can’t find it in search in my (electronic) Bible. Anyway, I think this definition of leadership is just right:
: True leadership is to set selfishness aside and ‘be a slave of’ (wholeheartedly focus on the needs and good of) the ones you lead, dedicate your life to them. So, ego-maniac bosses: go home, you are not leaders, just social junk.
Very nice quote. Thank you for taking the time to share those words. I agree. A true leader is in many ways a slave to the people and the cause. I laughed at your last line. So true. Take care ~ Sam 🙂
Beautifully written! Impressive and inspirational. Must be quite the meeting…
🙂 Thank you, kindly, Karen 🙂 Wonderful comment.
I once got high ratings on leadership in my job. Don’t want to lead anyone these days. Nice piece by you however. Where do you get all this energy?? Dianne
Hi Dianne ~ I have tons of brain-energy…never runs out. Physical energy—not so. Wish I could transfer some.
Yep. Completely understand about not wanting to lead anyone. I don’t want to lead people—but I get caught in the whole “causes” for those without a strong voice thing??? Thanks for the comment ~ Sam 🙂
Sam, it feels as you are embracing the spirit from within. Beautiful wisdom soul sister.
hugs soul sister
Hah this is angels talking thru a beautiful articulate soul,im a tear stained face only cos I love and relate to these wise words,humility is all thru this writing,angels tap into souls like this,open and innocent,they channel us cos we listen and believe.
what a lovely comment I shall cherish. Thank you ❤ Blessings