Innovation – An aspect of soul?

Innovation – An aspect of soul?

In today’s world, there are massive challenges and few solutions being offered to overcome the chaos. So many are telling people what to do and so few are asking people why they continue to do what isn’t working. Most recently I’ve participated in numerous opportunities that offer freedom by doing this or that, but they rarely focus on ‘why’ one would want to get involved.

Consequently, there are many seminar leaders who manage the crowds by getting them to respond by slick tricks and/or motivational types of rhetoric that elicits response from a group think perspective. It’s rather interesting to observe the phenomena. People pay lots of money to let themselves by taken over by a new mindset, albeit temporarily in most cases, that provides them with a sense of freedom from what or how they have been programmed to think.

This presentation keys on the simple point of ‘why’ people do things that change their behavior, results or even transform their lives and the lives of others. Why are we so easily led by others? Why do we not question the obvious when we sense something isn’t quite right? Why are we able to achieve amazing things? Why do we see something that needs attention and not give it? Why do we see people who need help and not offer it? Why do we feel like acting on a hunch and not follow through?

I offer that we are so involved in our thoughts – our thinking alone – that we cannot act on what we feel and sense is the right thing to do. From a spiritual perspective, the soul ignites our actions and those actions often involve not thought whatsoever. We just do, often without question. The more we follow those inner promptings the closer we get to the feeling of complete freedom. But, freedom from what? The most obvious and simple answer is: Our Mind.

Does that mean that you don’t think? Of course not. You have intelligence for a reason… use it. Use it appropriately to consider what you can do in life that will offer the most joy and happiness. We all know the phrase, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” How often do we really do that? How often do we persist in doing what we love before we give up and do what we feel others expect us to do? How often do you risk appearing the fool? You might try doing it more often. You’ll be amazed at the results.

Why? Well now, that’s the question, isn’t it? Why? What really motivates you to do what you do?

Human Relationships – Nothing to Lose

SignofFutureI may be completely off track here, but there seems to be a reticence toward openness that creates vulnerability across the dynamics of human relationships. The concerns for acceptance, safety and security appear to be at the root of this resistance. Our global society, it seems, has turned from love and trust to fear of deception. We often complain rather than lead by example or find and support those who can and will.

I don’t think I’m alone in this regard as I’ve had many private discussions that support this observation. How do we move beyond the boundaries of self-inflicted separation when we profess to believe that a holistic perspective is imperative in the world today? We confess to believe in something greater within, yet when it shows up in our face we give it the proverbial stiff arm and run away in our cognitive dissonance.

From corporate conundrums in workplace learning and performance to political postulates for serving the needs of society to religious rhetoric meant to free our souls’ purpose to manifest in our daily lives… its a full stop when simple and obvious questions arise. The truth seems to be always less than full disclosure. Why? How do we first find and then share truth without spending decades or millennia arguing about it? Can we just acknowledge ‘what is’? It may be a challenge. What have we got to lose?

We, as a collective of conscious human beings, are faced with some very important choices as we seek to transform our past profit-driven and less-than-human-friendly decisions into creating a world that makes sense. Life-friendly choices are muddled by cash flow projections, personal liabilities, professional limitations and excuses for not acting in accordance with what we profess to believe – our ability to act in love.

Too often that love is conditional, with expectations that are neither spoken of fulfilled because of our inability to articulate the wisdom we hold as spiritual beings in human form. There isn’t one religion that denies that we are indeed manifestations of some greater intelligence. So where is that intelligence showing up now? I invite you to engage it in your own life and see what happens.

Across the gamut of world government and resource management (human and material) we are experiencing a call for transformation toward something more harmonious, a movement toward telling the truth and working with ‘what is’ rather than hidden agendas and excuses for irresponsible actions. The current conundrums in the US and separation of church and state (not part of the Constitution) are confounding to say the least. Prayers and affirmations of our country (US) that appear to be non-denominational and span that gamut of religious considerations, with only a mention of ‘God,’ are somehow offensive and being removed from our lives.

What I find confusing is the apparent indignation of ‘authorities’ who we’ve looked to for leadership. Instead of revealing a reality that we can all agree is true, there are countless backroom meetings to figure out how to subvert the population into a manageable mass that remains uninformed and even unconscious to their own capability and potential as human beings. This behavior completely denies the human spirit and the possibility of acknowledging that we are spiritual beings at all.

So how do we transform our world even when our leadership is resistant to the changes that are obviously needed to guide our planetary civilization forward in some sort of harmony beyond the current chaos? At least we can have confidence in the process of chaos to order being scientifically sound. How do we utilize this understanding in a mature fashion?

I don’t have all the answers. I may not have any of them. But, I suspect that many across the world are getting fed up with being diagnosed, labeled and accused of being unrealistic when desiring to include a spiritual component in our lives, personal and professional. I perceive that the multitudes of finger-pointers and whistle blowers are affecting the population, but not necessarily in the best way possible. Exposing the truth often causes a rise in anger and frustration that, unchecked, can lead to even more catastrophic behavior. Is this what we truly desire?

Do we look to the skies for help? Do we look deep within for help? Do we propose new possibilities for using our skill sets for the betterment of mankind? Are our [spiritual beings having human experiences] actions congruent with what are perceived to be mission-driven [harmony among people and planet] objectives? Can we pause in process to question and reflect on our personal and professional endeavors to see if they match up? Until we do, and in agreement with a great scientist Albert Einstein, we cannot repair a broken system with the same tools that created it.

For some, and with growing numbers, all of the previous questions mentioned are being considered with greater tenacity. Apparently even the cosmological experts and researchers are chiming in with a recognition that searching a for connection to something greater than we are individually is part of the process humanity finds itself in currently. The questions still remain: Can we learn to be in the precious present without past constraints or future concerns eliminating spiritual possibilities in the present? Can we collaborative create life-friendly solutions that will span hunger, poverty and war? And lastly, how can we work together as one in a harmonious convergence of people, places and things to create a better world?

Removing constraints through building a community of life-friendly relationships across personal and professional endeavors seems to be the best answer. Maybe, instead of criticizing the wealthy for their profit-driven motives, we could approach them for solutions? Turning the tide from rampant consumerism to collaborative community rebuilding that inspires human achievement could dramatically affect the threat of environmental disasters, disease, economic failures, hunger, poverty and social unrest that we currently experience. What have we got to lose?