Posts Tagged ‘Dreaming

05
Jul
10

Love is the Yoke

Consider that when you formulate and act your business dream into being you are accessing the intangible world of spirit and then yoking it into the tangible, material world.  Your dream comes from spirit, your plan is a cart, and love is the yoke (a yoke is a wooden beam placed on oxen to pull a cart or load).

Only you, as a divine human, have the ability to use your heart (or love) as the yoke for everything that you do –imagine the possibilities when transacting every aspect of your business from the space or yoke of love –how delighted spirit would be with you then (assuming that matters to you, of course).  Essentially you create a heaven on earth –a space for spirit to further express and expand itself into tangible existence.

Your vision of your business comes from spirit and expressing that vision is your gift back to spirit. There really is no other choice but to act from the heart in all aspects of your business.  The degree to which we all fight this truth –the degree to which we act in non-compassionate, destructive ways within the realm of business, is the degree to which we, and everyone impacted by business, suffers.

Making a conscious choice to make love to the world with business is a choice we can all live with and yoke to.

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30
Apr
10

What is a Vision Statement?


vision of peace statue

Originally uploaded by Dan Anderson

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have a dream,” and what followed was a vision that changed a nation. That famous speech is a dramatic example of the power that can be generated by a person who communicates a compelling vision of the future.

Management author Tom Peters identified a clear vision of the desired future state of the organization as an essential component of high performance. If a strategic plan is the “blueprint” for an organization’s work, then the vision is the “artist’s rendering” of the achievement of that plan. It is a description in words that conjures up a similar picture for each member of the company of the destination of the company’s work together. There is one universal rule of planning: You will never be greater than the vision that guides you. No Olympic athlete ever got to the Olympics by mistake; a compelling vision of his or her stellar performance inevitably guides all the sweat and tears for many years. The vision statement should require the organization’s members to stretch their expectations, aspirations, and performance. Without that powerful, attractive, valuable vision, why bother?

How a Vision is Used

John Bryson, the author of Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, states that typically, a vision is “more important as a guide to implementing strategy than it is to formulating it.” This is because the development of strategy is driven by what you are trying to accomplish, your organization’s purposes. A mission statement answers the questions: Why does our organization exist? What business are we in? What values will guide us? A vision, however, is more encompassing. It answers the question, “What will success look like?” It is the pursuit of this image of success that really motivates people to work together.

A vision statement should be realistic and credible, well articulated and easily understood, appropriate, ambitious, and responsive to change. It should orient the company’s energies and serve as a guide to action. It should be consistent with the organization’s values. In short, a vision should challenge and inspire the company to achieve its mission.  Reprinted: Alliance for Management

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18
Apr
10

The Round Door ~ Rumi

Originally uploaded by dvd3141

Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.

Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill where two worlds touch.

The round door is open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

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08
Jan
10

Unfold Your Own Myth ~ Rumi

An oyster opens his mouth to swallow one drop.
Now there’s a pearl.

A vagrant wanders empty ruins
Suddenly he’s wealthy.

But don’t be satisfied with stories,
how things have gone with others.

Unfold your own myth,
without complicated explanation,
so everyone will understand the passage,
We have opened you.

Why Rumi? Myth: Business is a Dirty Word

08
Oct
09

Love is the Bottom-Line

IMG00243This week has seen a rally on Wall Street ~ bottom lines and company outlooks are improving as costs are cut and jobs are lost  ~ those who hold shares in public companies are seeing an increase in their wealth …..on paper for most.  We are shaking off the collective madness that it takes to whole heartedly accept that this is good for all without looking deeper and more attentively.  The fundamental frameworks by which we relate to each other and the world is being recreated. We are awakening to our deep interconnection and interdependence with each other and all living things.

Business is a far-reaching, powerful vehicle through which to apply conscious practices based on basic tenants that we are all connected and that our well-being is the well-being of all.  Principles that focus attention on love as the ultimate bottom line assist in the conscious awakening and rebirth of “business-as-usual” and can decrease the likelihood of decisions made purely by metrics:

Love is the Bottom-Line Principles

  1. Business is a vehicle thru which to manifest our creative dreams.
  2. We are ourselves creations.  And we, in turn, are meant to design new creations.
  3. Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source.  As we move towards our dreams we move towards our divinity.
  4. The ability to create is a gift to us.  Using our ability is our gift back.
  5. As we open our creative channel, many gentle but powerful changes are to be expected.
  6. It is safe to open ourselves up and give attention to greater creations and possibilities.
  7. As we open ourselves, we are present to deep interconnection and interdependence with each other and all living things.
  8. We understand that our well-being is the well-being and joy of everyone.
  9. Actions to be taken and transactions to be made are by-products of our focus on joy and sacred connection.
  10. Our day-to-day experience of business is the experience of the ecstasy of love.
  11. Sources Love’s Guide to Business


21
Jul
09

Courageous Dreaming

spiral

We are what we think.
Everything we are arises from our thoughts.
With our thinking we create the world.

–Buddha


If the world is what we think it is, then we all have the power to dream our world into being.  As Alberto Vill0ldo writes in his book Courageous Dreaming – How Shaman’s Dream the World into Being, “…when…you awaken to your power to dream, you begin to flex the muscles of your courage. Then you can dream bravely: letting go of your limiting beliefs and pushing past your fears. You can begin to create truly original dreams that germinate in your soul and bear fruit in your life.”   OK great..this is very inspiring and spiritual AND as Raain Wilson says, “I am sick of spirituality being airy-fairy, hippy-dippy, and precious.”  I personally like some of the airy-fairy, hippy-dip stuff…but my job is to take spiritual principles and express them in the linear form of business.

In business there are usually some goals and some type of plan.  It may all be in your head, or you may have an elaborate plan with detailed goals on special software on your business computer, but there is an end-point, a vision of the future..a DREAM you are bringing into being.  Ready? Now, assume that your initial plan is NOT your Courageous Dream (CD)…..this is the seed of your CD, but not your CD.  Your CD germinates in your soul when you get into action and get slammed a few times, when you review your motives, when you have exposed every (OK probably not every) excruciating limiting belief and fear that you have. The key is to adjust your plan as you go….flow with the go…it will be ready to bear fruit much quicker that way.  How precious.

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14
Jul
09

The Magical Forest ~ Cindy

Cindy and I did a Beautiful Walk Session connecting Spring Texas and The Woodlands Texas.  Post walk, Moor Mapping is used to anchor in the energy shift(s) frequently experienced during a walk.  Moor Mapping is literally “homework” involving creating something in your home / material environment that solidifies your walk insights.  Cindy chose to write a heroic story…

thank you Cindy for sharing it with us!


Look for Cindy’s book, soon to be published “Magical BEings on a Magical Planet.”


I chose a very magical place for my Beautiful Walk.  It was in what I call the Magical Forest, at the spot that I experience Merlin and all of the magical fairies.  As I rounded a bend I had not turned before, I noticed many alcoholic bottles of all colors hung from a small tree that had fallen over the creek bed in which I was walking.  At first, I felt that this magical space had been intruded upon.  Then I noticed how beautiful all the different colors were all swinging in the wind on this fallen tree.  Then I surmised that the fairies had taken all the different colored glass from these bottles and created what really looked like a very large and beautiful wind chime (that, or these fairies were heavy drinkers!) Then Brenda guided me to a space in which I could experience the Sun in all its radiance.  Since I was in the bottom of a tree-lined creek bed, there were spaces that were sunlit and spaces that were in the shade.  It was quite exquisite to both experience as well as describe the experience in detail.

On the next segment Brenda asked me to describe my dream.  I talked nonstop about Magical BEings on a Magical Planet. Almost as if I was calling my dream in, in this Magical Spot.  I was so focused that I forgot to walk, so Brenda walked for me. Then as we began to wrap up, I noticed that two movies that I had recently seen came up for me.  One I called the “nightmare” in which a young woman reporter goes to prison for protecting her Source.  The movie was called “Nothing But the Truth”.  And then, the next movie, “Dreamer”.  I experienced very clearly that I had moved from the “nightmare”, where Truth has not been honored and even to uphold Truth has meant persecution.  TO — Dreaming in the New Dream of Magical Beings on a Magical Planet.  I felt a huge completion and a new beginning all at the same time.  Very amazing journey and one that was very important for me to experience and acknowledge.  Thank you Brenda!


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