Vision, Hope, and Leadership

Part of a chapter in my book, Lost & Found

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Planning Change

Many groups lack the foresight or level of planning required to take an organization beyond the early stages of development. For some, that’s fine; they may not need to have long-range planning. However, if an organization wants to make a real impact on its little portion of the world (a.k.a. mission and vision statements), they have to get past the initial push of enthusiasm and break out of the limitations implicit in working without a plan. But even with a plan, organizations require far more than goals.

Sometimes this can happen through fortunate circumstances or enormous effort on the part of the whole organization to keep things growing organically. I’ve seen this and it is wondrous and rare turn of events. For the rest, it means either the organization will hobble along, perhaps doing OK and sustaining itself on generous donations of time and effort, or they begin the other natural result, dissolution. This can happen slowly, even imperceptibly, over a long period of time; usually, the money or volunteers or both dry up. The stalwart few hold on to the remnants as long as is humanly possible, but unfortunately this rarely works in the long run.

Hope as an Intangible Asset

Hope is one of those intangible assets that can never be measured, bought, or borrowed. It must be present and sustained by those in the position to provide leadership and vision. Hope is like water; it can easily run through the metaphorical fingers of an organization if it’s not contained with some degree of effort on the part of those whose mission and therefore job it is. Equally unfortunate, for leadership of almost every kind, two common issues arise. One is to take the job too seriously; the other is to take oneself too seriously. For me, this has been truly been a life lesson.

A new nonprofit is being created to assist Native Americans in dealing with the aftermath of integration into American society and cultures, often without any real help from the agencies that supposedly were designed to fill this role. The main problem with any governmental agency is that it becomes a victim of its own ideas of rules and efficiencies and of course, the bureaucracy inherent in their very structure. So this nonprofit will step up to the proverbial plate.

A Leader’s Heart

Though this leader’s heart can sometimes be burdened by doubt, it is never without an unflagging sense of hope. This has been my lesson and gift from my participation in this process. There was a TV episode where one character was warned of false hope. The quick and heated retort was that there is no such thing as false hope; there is only hope or no hope; it can never be anything in between.

Envisioning Hope

May I offer that hope is at the heart of our outlook on life? If we have no hope that things are or will soon be better, we will find ourselves in a downward spiral of depression and ultimately failure. However, by focusing—in the mind’s eye—on what may seem to be a false hope to the more pragmatic of us, especially in those of us in a leadership position, we successfully keep success an illusion. In other words, it truly is folly. Vision keeps the eye focused on the true goal of the mission’s success, but, it’s the recognition that in keeping hope alive and well, our success is assured. That’s as true in business as it is in life.

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Excerpted from Lost & Found: Finding the Lost “I AM” Within You, Chapter 17, Guidance for Living in the New 5D World

Kailley Quote: Caught in the Sea of Collective Thought

The pervasive seas of collective thought that we constantly find ourselves trying to swim in, but often end up drowning out our own self-knowingness.

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The pervasive seas of collective thought
that we constantly find ourselves
trying to swim in,
but often end up
drowning out
our own self-knowingness.
~Kailley (from my next book, Lost & Found II)
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Kailley Quote: Expectations and Expansion

Once you free yourself…that world view will expand accordingly.

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Expectations are natural to your dualistic world view.

Once you free yourself from those expectations

that are no longer serving you,

that world view will expand accordingly.

~Kailley

From Kailley’s quotes (Lost and Found book, Chp. 5 – Oneness versus Dualistic Relationship)

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Kailley Quote: Universal Truth

Do not mistake that which you call truth for universal truth…

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As long as you divide the universe

into friendly and unfriendly,

good and evil,

light and dark,

this will be your truth.

Do not mistake that which you call truth

for universal truth,

though it’s likely there are parallels.

~Kailley (from Lost&Found, Chp. 3)

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Nexus of 3D and 5D Relationships

There is no easy answer. Those in the fifth dimension are self-directed with their own moral compass. We answer to a higher purpose, a higher calling, our divine selves.

Chapter Seventeen: Guidance for Living in the New 5d World

Excerpt from “Lost & Found” by Debra E. Brady

Forget everything you thought you know
Forget everything you thought you know

Forget everything you thought you know—then a void will be opened into which the universe will fill to provide you more than you could ever dream of for yourself. ~Kailley

We have entered a time in human evolutionary history when two types of humans now exist side by side. The human being that has walked the face of the earth for millennia is now a dying breed. Now they are sharing their space with the new human being in an uneasy alliance between old and new. This new entry is those who have or are fast becoming part of the fifth dimension.

For the purpose of this article, I will distinguish between the two by calling the old human 3DHb and the new one 5DhB—perhaps an inelegant label, and I’m sure that we’ll need to figure out a new term eventually. In this code you may notice that “3D/5D” represents third and fifth dimension; the “h/H” stands for human; the “b/B” stands for being. The reason I choose to use small letters and capitals is to represent the primary focus; third-dimensional humans focus on the human/physical aspects, while fifth-dimensional humans focus on the beingness/metaphysical aspects.

Never before in recorded history has such a thing happened though I’m certain that it has to some degree. It’s possible that small, relatively isolated groups of 5DhBs have emerged. It’s very likely that these beings were not able to survive due to the dimensionally hostile environment they would have been in through no fault of their own; they just couldn’t exist to perpetuate more 5DhBs. In many cases, I suspect that 3DHbs came along and because of their differences, have felt that these other humans—the emergent 5DhBs—were a threat and therefore, had to be eliminated.

Now we coexist together though it continues to be an uneasy alliance. Certainly, there is enough of the 3D world that remains physically here in the 5D one to maintain both in familiar ways; however, this is quickly changing. Although these physical structures will not vanish or become unusable, even the vibratory rates of these structures are being modified by the influx of 5D energy. So while the world around us does not appear to be substantially changed, the underlying structural matrix is being rewritten. There will come a time that these structures will become hostile to those 3DHbs who still cling to the fantasy that they can continue to survive these changes. And it is a fantasy. We all know how good humans are at maintaining their personal reality through fantasy; this is no different.

When considering how you personally fit into this new 5D reality, you should examine your personal comfort level and emotional state. Those still clinging to the fantasy of the old 3D world are confused, angry, resentful, or just plain scared. From the 5D perspective, this is to be expected and sympathized, but the difficulty arises mostly out of the intersection between the two. Simply put, there are still far more 3DHbs than 5DhBs on this planet and the majority has a lot of collective weight to throw around. The majority rules are changing faster than the majority can deal with the new dimensional reality. There are no rules, per se, to follow. This is the most disorienting of all—what do we do, how do we behave, how do we expect others to obey, when there are no rules to follow to provide guidance?

There is no easy answer. Those in the fifth dimension are self-directed with their own moral compass. We answer to a higher purpose, a higher calling, our divine selves. The “little me” that Eckhart Tolle spoke of is about ego; the “I Am,” which is our divine self, is not. Justice in the 5D world will not look anything like that in the 3D world, and that makes many people on both sides feel somewhat uncomfortable. This is fully understandable for many reasons. Traditional criminals will not disappear overnight; those in jail will eventually get out. What do we do with these individuals who are clearly still part of the 3D world? The larger question is how to reintegrate these crumbs back into society; a question long overdue for an answer.

Many of these and other societal questions will continue to come up for examination in the coming years. The important thing to remember is that we have no precedents for this shift, and therefore, historical experience and remedies will not be substantive or, in some cases, relevant. It’s like entering our infancy again, only this time with a whole set of adult expectations and preconceived notions about how things should look and function. But these are erroneous or at least lack the power to affect the results we have come to expect.

In the new 5D world, personal responsibility for one’s own thoughts and actions is the hallmark of the newly formed society. Once individuals start seeing that there is a much closer relationship between their behavior and the resulting feedback, they will no longer feel that they can get away with things as they had in the past. This will not be overnight and much distress will be apparent from forays into this new territory over the coming years. Filling the already overcrowded jails with criminals is no longer a viable option for keeping us safe and secure. Programs may need to be instituted in its place to help to retrain these criminals to better understand the direct effects of their thoughts and behaviors to themselves and to that of society as a whole.

However, we need not focus on these negatives—what issues can and probably will arise due to these changes. It’s more productive, and therefore serves us better, to focus our energies on self-improvement and adjustments to our personal environments. We must let go of the need of wanting to make these for anyone other than ourselves. This is the impossible task that many of us have been attempting and, of course, getting us more frustrated in the process.

Kailley Chronicles NaNoWriMo Challenge

There was a 2012-inspired fictional volume that I started planning…and writing about…almost 10 years ago. Shame on me, it’s already two months away from the end of 2012 and it’s still not written! So, I’m committing to creating the first of three planned volumes during this month…50K or bust! It’s called The Kailley Chronicles: The Prophesies Begins, more about that on my Novel Info page.

My Response to the NaNoWriMo Challenge Kailley Chronicles

The Kailley Chronicles: The Prophesies Begin (Book 1 of 3)

I’m new to this challenge. I first came upon it a couple years ago, and even though I write, it’s mostly when the mood strikes (“Moods are for loveplay!”). I’ve been a technical writer for a very long time and often say that I’m a lucky writer who gets paid, well, for what I love to do.

Over the past two decades, I’ve created fan fiction, two spec screenplays for Star Trek: Next Generation (and submitted, but not accepted), started at least a dozen different novels, and currently getting ready to release a nonfiction spiritual self-help book later this year. This book has been in the works for years and I already have material for the next one. But, I’d like to write some fiction, so I’ve final chosen between several ideas I’ve got on my desk.

There was a 2012-inspired fictional volume that I started planning…and writing about…almost 10 years ago. Shame on me, it’s already two months away from the end of 2012 and it’s still not written! So, I’m committing to creating the first of three planned volumes during this month…50K or bust! It’s called The Kailley Chronicles: The Prophesies Begins, more about that on my Novel Info page.

I will have a month to accomplish the NaNoWriMo Challenge of 50,000 words or more.