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Who are our leaders?

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I have been asked to share Energy Guidance Complete’s view about leadership and leaders. I will be sharing quotes from two of the EGC books. These quotes relate to people living in open societies.

From The Gift of Intuitive, Dedicated Comfort:

“In order to develop and maintain a healthy society, individual members must strive for balance. They must hold themselves accountable and must hold their society accountable. They must not expect more from their leaders than they do from themselves. THEY MUST NOT EXPECT MORE FROM THEIR LEADERS THAN THEY DO FROM THEMSELVES. Leaders are simply a reflection of the society they lead, no better, no worse. However, leaders must strive to balance themselves, especially when they are tempted by the benefits that come from being leaders.”

From Pond a Connected Existence:

“Obligation to one’s community is much larger than many people think. Taking part in elections, taking part in cleaning up, taking part in communal rituals—these are the basic obligations on all. Beyond those acts, one should participate in bettering the community.
The more people balance their lives with interconnectedness, the more significant and meaningful their lives become. A caveat—connecting to non-sustaining activities does not bring the same results. The connections that result from a life lived intertwined and obligated raise, heighten, and compensate. Why is that? Because the more people do for others, receive from others, give and take back and forth, the closer they are living to their balanced selves. Doing for others prevents people from becoming too self focused. Receiving from others prevents people from sinking too low if they are in a position of struggle or illness or burdensomeness. Interconnectedness helps us remain in a state of preparedness—prepared to give and prepared to receive. Sometimes more of this one; sometimes more of that one…”

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“… The more positive one’s attitude, the more that can be accomplished. The more one is connected to others, the more one can ask for help. The more organized one’s living conditions, the less time wasted. The more undistracted and unselfish, the greater that can be done.”

Leaders are people who “…pursue public roles when they are motivated by internal desire and strength, communal support, admired role models, peer pressure, or acquisition of power.” from The Gift of Intuitive, Dedicated Comfort. Leaders take on leadership roles for many reasons, and each leader is an individual with individual motivation and individual goals. Leaders should not be lumped into a group nor should they be raised above or lowered below other people.

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The people who choose to dedicate their lives to public service are placing themselves in positions of power and ridicule, privilege and expectation of purer behavior. Societal members must remember that these leaders must not be worshipped nor should they be expected to live more simply than others in their society. Each leader must be evaluated on his or her own merits and must live according to societal rules and mores. And each member of society should see himself or herself as a leader who can contribute and influence and bring forth balance in the world.

These books can be purchased on amazon.com:

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Relating to Leaders, Post #1

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With debates and fundraising in the U.S. inspiring judgmental commentary on social media, leadership and responses to leaders are going to be the topics in a series of blog posts.

Let’s start with a quote from The Gift of Intuitive, Dedicated Comfort:

“In order to develop and maintain a healthy society, individual members must strive for balance. They must hold themselves accountable and must hold their society accountable. They must not expect more from their leaders than they do from themselves. THEY MUST NOT EXPECT MORE FROM THEIR LEADERS THAN THEY DO FROM THEMSELVES. Leaders are simply a reflection of the society they lead, no better, no worse. However, leaders must strive to balance themselves, especially when they are tempted by the benefits that come from being leaders.”

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Leaders live like other people, with difficulties and accomplishments, just like other people They are not superhuman and they are not above other people. They make mistakes and they change their minds, just like everyone else.

Leaders are people who “…pursue public roles when they are motivated by internal desire and strength, communal support, admired role models, peer pressure, or acquisition of power.”

Leaders take on leadership roles for many reasons, and each leader is an individual with individual motivation and individual goals. The people who choose to dedicate their lives to public service are placing themselves in positions of power and ridicule, privilege and expectation of purer behavior. Each leader must be evaluated on his or her own merits and must live according to societal rules and mores.

Judgmental attitudes towards leaders is harmful to the people who deliver the cruel and deriding commentary. Before judging leaders, a person must judge himself or herself to see if he or she holds to the standards expected of the leaders. If not, then judgement is the wrong stance. Better to approach leaders with openmindedness and self-worth. Better to approach with curiosity and self-confidence.  Individual members of society must not expect more from their leaders than they do from themselves.

 

The ability to vote

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Today are elections in the country where I live. In honor of this confusing day, I asked Spiritual Presence what to share. Here we go…

The ability to vote is a not-to-be-taken-for-granted situation. People who are eligible to vote have the opportunity to influence in a personal way, and they should vote with the weight of this responsibility on their shoulders.

The candidates are a reflection of their society—neither better nor worse. These people have troubles just like others and their lives are influenced by the decisions of the people who vote. The candidates may seem more special than the people who vote, but in actuality, they are the same. The candidates lack assurance as the votes are cast and determined.

Leaders and temptation

Here is information from an earlier blog post that reminds us of the challenges that come with choosing to be a leader, particularly in politics:

To be a leader means to be tempted:

  • Tempted to change things for one’s own interests.
  • Tempted to change things for one’s friends.
  • Tempted to change things for one’s family.
  • Tempted to change things for one’s perceived friends.
  • Tempted to change things for the sake of change.
  • Tempted to change things for the sake of being able to bring change.
  • Tempted to change things in order to create a new reality.
  • Tempted to change things in order to create an earlier reality.
  • Tempted to do things that couldn’t be done when one wasn’t a leader.

Being a leader can be a heady experience. Perhaps you were elected. Perhaps you were chosen. Perhaps you were the only choice. Perhaps you were aggressive and claimed it.

Being a leader can be an inflating experience. Perhaps you can get things you couldn’t get before. Perhaps you can be presented with opportunities that only come to leaders. Perhaps you can be presented with power that influences in a negative way.

Being a leader can be a negative experience. Perhaps you see sides of yourself that you didn’t realize existed. Perhaps you see sides of others that you didn’t realize existed as well.

BUT…

Being a leader can present opportunities to bring change that is needed, that is for the betterment of society that is purposeful and balanced. The temptations that are negative can fall away and higher purpose can be served. Being a leader does not guarantee that one’s life is better or more significant. Being a leader is a way to serve society and the people who need a person to decide. Being a leader should be undertaken by people who are spiritually connected (not meaning religious—that can be something else) and are interested in balance and positivity. Being a leader is an opportunity to banish the temptations and be an example to people who are looking for a guide and a torchbearer.

https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2013/12/16/leaders-and-temptation/

Partake or refuse

 

Government election. Partake or refuse?
Family gathering. Partake or refuse?
Community service. Partake or refuse?
Neighborhood mixing. Partake or refuse?
Time with friends. Partake or refuse?

Partake or refuse

The choice “Partake” builds connections and balance.

The choice “refuse” grants ease perhaps, but also less connection, balance, and support.

Partaking in societal efforts to create a supportive society delivers more to the people who take part than they realize. The nature of people is to connect and to become intertwined. Building together, whether in a small community or in a sprawling metropolis, supplies each person who takes part with memories and accomplishment.

The sense of accomplishment can be attained through endeavors that build one’s own family or oneself, and this sense of accomplishment is supportive, but is narrow. Accomplishment that builds support among community members is able to fill a person with beyond-self contentment.

The gift of memories that develop from communal involvement also fill a person with beyond-self contentment. Although memories of time spent in assisting with community betterment are personally uplifting, when combined with all community member having these memories, the entire populace of that area is infused with a sense of connected well-being.

Partake or refuse?
Better to partake!

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