Conscious Leader Academies
EVERYTHING IN NATURE HAS A ROLE
In a team, in a family, in a community, in nation, everyone has a role to play. Those who find their role and play it well, benefit all.
DAILY WE SHIFT CLOSER TO THE IRREVERSIBLE CLIFF EDGE OF GLOBAL WARMING
Our economies and societies are trained to make decisions based on the past, like "we must grow more than last year".
Nature's resources define the reality of what we can sustainably do today.
Thus to thrive and to survive we have to increase our consciousness to better tune into Nature's reality, and averting disaster requires finding a way to facilitate a change in behavioural patterns on a global scale.
When each person's unique choice in every new moment matters in finding the path to collective survival....,
...and existing patterns of behaviour are damaging, but it is not clear what or where the path to safety lies,....
...how can one entice 7.62bn people, in a disjointed human system, to make the wisest choice?
Where can one possibly begin?
CONSCIOUS LEADERS SENSE BEYOND THE OBVIOUS. IN EACH NEW MOMENT, THE CHOICE WHICH IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF EVERYONE IS KNOWN AS SPONTANEOUS RIGHT ACTION.
The ability to sense spontaneous right actions is developed over many years through purpose and practice. It involves attaining high levels of IQ, EQ (emotional intelligence), PQ (political intelligence) and SQ (magnitude of consciousness and spiritual aura)
SMALL (INFORMAL) GROUPS IS THE TIME TESTED WAY FOR THOSE MANIFESTING HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS TO SHARE ON THESE PIVOTAL SKILLS IN ORDER TO PROGRESSIVELY CO-CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Through training, anyone can evolve to navigate life like a conscious leader, and by simple mathematics, the more conscious servant leaders are making spontaneous right actions in each fresh new moment, the faster our wider human systems will reroute to a more sustainable path.
To this end academies, made up of small groups of friends and journey companions, help each other to evolve for the benefit of all.
BE WHO YOU WERE BORN TO BE AND YOU WILL SET THE WORLD ON FIRE
We all possess unique talents. As we evolve, we learn to optimally apply these talents for the 'needs of right now', increasing our consciousness and '% spontaneous right action, thereby living a life of happiness and satisfaction, whilst always making the best choice for all.
It is possible. In each new moment, it is down to us to co-create this future.
THE BLENDING OF THREE APPROACHES
The Wider Perspective: The Paradox of Economics
In everyday life we are confronted with economic paradoxes such as buying a lambs leg from New Zealand in a supermarket in Wales, whilst at the same time exporting Welsh lamb to France. It seems utterly irrational and not at all in line with minimising waste. To economise with resources means to minimise waste. So why has a theory of minimum waste, i.e. economics, resulted in so many wasteful practices? This is one of the greatest paradoxes of our time.
The Dalai lama has said the world is upside down. We should love people and use things, not love things and use people.
What turned the world upside down was a belief we should be motivated by maximising our financial means to buy goods, rather than our real means to create value in human relations.
This made us servants to the economy instead of letting the economy serve us. How often do we not hear people say 'it is good for the economy,' as if it were an end rather than a means. Maximising financial means often compromises ends. If we work longer hours we have less time to spend with friends. If we pollute a river we can't swim in it. If we speculate we destabilise the real economy.
That what we do with resources has consequences for our future ability to meet material needs has become apparent in the context of fossil fuel, where people are seeing the consequences for the environment and human wellbeing.
However, to turn the world the right way up again, which many today recognise is necessary, we need to let go of many beliefs that are deeply engraved in society.
Our natural economic instincts is to be minimally wasteful with resources and maximally creative like a child who builds a whole world from sticks, stones, sand and grass. We are born entrepreneurs. But many educational systems today do not fully nurture those natural intrinsic motivations to make creative use of resources. Instead many countries condition children to be extrinsically motivated by what they get instead of intrinsically motivated by what they create. To better connect with our creativity, be more entrepreneurial and in tune with nature we need to let go of that conditioning.
The Inner Reset: Helping People to Let Go
When we let go, we stop trying to control what happens. We allow that which is beyond name and form to do everything.
Sometimes our brains and bodies will be highly active. Sometimes they won’t. They’re part of the whole, which is infinitely intelligent. Concepts such as ‘economic value creation’ are very limited. They can only attempt to describe a tiny part of that which is constantly unfolding.
Over the past 20 years I’ve tried a wide range of exercises and meditation techniques. Some worked, some didn’t. I noticed that everything that worked involved letting go. I started sharing what I’d learned via workshops and a short book called The Power of Letting Go, which will guide you through the process.
The more we let go, the more easily things happen. This book will show you how to let go. If you would like to be notified when The Power of Letting Go is published, please register your interest at http://thepoweroflettinggo.info.
The Outer Reset: Helping People to Create Flow
"I can't believe how easily that flowed!" is the feeling we create when we're beautifully in tune with others such that every step feels like being the right person in the right place at the right time.
Since our culture teaches us to compete, allowing flow to occur may seem unnatural at first. Therefore we've devised a game to help people switch from acting on the basis of what they think is right or wrong, to trusting what they feel is the best choice in that moment. In this game 'the perfect choice' is known as Spontaneous Right Action, which is in everyone’s best interests.
The game is played in small facilitated forums, which can be both in person, or online, as per the example given by Dr Matthews in her blog. Within the safety of the group, members give each other support, as letting go, by its nature, can be challenging, and we can often slip back into old habits. At the same time, members are free to test each other gently for unhelpful assumptions, which can help to tease out fears and ego, thereby increasing both the energy and creativity of the group. Over time, the more skilled players become, the faster they help each other to evolve.
Andrea Moretti-Adimari and The Natural Economics Team