God, it seems, just called for a "time-out." Apparently, we need the time to pause and reevaluate our life choices and circumstances. We need a spiritual intervention, a little divine guidance. How ironic. It takes a "crown" virus to pull us together, to heal us as One, and to clean up our planet.
Take note. 2020 is an epic year, a pivotal time in history. We are experiencing a global shift in consciousness right now—a collective awakening with a renewed vision. We are being challenged to be more mindful of our planet, our business cultures, our families, and our time with one another. This is a major lesson in appreciation and gratitude, beginning with simple things we often take for granted. A hug. A gathering. A roll of toilet paper.
Leading a conscious business requires a higher level of awareness—a shift in paradigms from the "Me-opic" (What's in it for me?) to the "We-opic." A Course in Miracles (ACIM) teaches us that we are all spiritually connected—that what we do unto others, we do unto ourselves. There are no independent actions. Everything is connected.
ACIM explains that there are two mutually exclusive thought systems. One is fear-based, dualistic, and self-centered. It is called the ego, also known as human nature. The other thought system is Spirit-based, fearless, and free. It is called Love.
The ego thought system sees everything as separate and unique. It compels us to compare and compete in a win-lose dichotomy. It confuses forgiveness with condemnation, where one is right and the other is wrong. It believes in seeking more—never fully at peace. The ego defines love as something we attach to, at least temporarily. Another human being. A job. A nice house or car. We then live in perpetual fear of losing these attachments. Ego-based leadership operates on an attack and defend basis. It's us versus them, win versus lose.
ACIM, through the channeled words of Jesus, offers us an alternative. We don't have to lead in a fear-based, defense mode. We can release the idea of separation and unite our teams with collective, cooperative, conscious, synergistic power. The Source Energy is here, always. It is what gives us life. ACIM refers to this power as Love, with a capital L, the one true emotion. It is sacred and eternal, not the love the ego projects, a love we fall in and out of.
So, we are either mindful of our connection with Love, or we are not. We are either in a natural state of "flow," or we are in a mode of resistance. Shifting to conscious business requires letting go of fear and leading with faith. It is recognizing and nurturing our Oneness. Atonement, as described by Jesus in ACIM, is at-one-ment. It is surrendering the false ego self to our true Higher Self, our sacred connection with God and with one another.
Here are a few insights from ACIM to help you on your leadership journey.
Don't forget to watch our interview with John J. Murphy, April 18, 2020, LIVE at 10am! We are talking about how to become a miracle-driven entrepreneur!