Keeping an Eye Out Between the Eclipses

In these times, we are given some stark choices. Do you support the light? Or darkness? This is the point of freewill. In this dualistic world that we live in, your choice is your expression of that freewill. Though we like to divide the world into good and bad, the Universe does not judge us on that basis. However, here in the physical, 3D world, others will.

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It’s no coincidence that we are here, now.

The doorway

We stand in a doorway between eclipse and worlds. Energy streams in from all sides and everyone is feeling it. There is no doubt that everything that is happening is upsetting on many levels. We must realize that it is all part of the Divine Plan.

There is another thing to keep in your mind…as well as your heart…darkness flees in the face of light. Light as dim as from the total eclipse of the sun, or even a single candle, is enough to drive out that which opposes light.

Freewill and choices

In these times, we are given some stark choices. Do you support the light? Or darkness? This is the point of freewill. In this dualistic world that we live in, your choice is your expression of that freewill. Though we like to divide the world into good and bad, the Universe does not judge us on that basis. However, here in the physical, 3D world, others will.

In light of the dawning 5D reality, the world of the 3D will begin to fade. But, we live, work, and act in the now. Regardless of what the future will bring, it all starts in the present.

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Illustration of the Moon’s Shadow during Total Eclipse

Peaceful Coexistence

We are family. All are one, one for all. That is not a fantasy or cute song; it is the truth. Peace, love, mercy and hope; these are the foundations of oneness, prosperity and unity.

Recognize the Divinity within each and every person, even those who may appear to be “the enemy”. The reason for the quotes around “the enemy” is to denote that only those of us in the physical realm have enemies, or for that matter, friends. These are points of identification, most pointedly, personal or self-identification.

Gateway to the future

Like any doorway, you are being asked to leave behind the past. Leave behind all that has been keeping you from progressing into your best self and into the future you that you were always meant to be.

There is a saying that it’s darkest before the dawn. We are standing at the doorway to a new reality and that is affecting each and every person in their own way. It’s hard to watch, but watch we must for things to eventually get better.

Focus on beaming positive love and light to all involved, asking for their higher good to shine through. Sometimes that’s the only thing we can do and it is doing something. A lot of things are being brought “to light” these days for us to see.

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Seeking Heavenly Guidance

What is it that you see in the present? How is the Great Eclipse of 2017 affecting you? Curious minds want to know!

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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.

© 2016 DeBrady.biz

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

Vision, Hope and Leadership (excerpt)

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Vision is not merely a viewpoint or eyesight...it is focused awareness.

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 their little portion of the world (aka, Mission and Vision Statements), they have to get past the initial blush of enthusiasm and break out of the limitations implicit in working without a plan. But, even with a plan, organizations require far more than that.

Sometimes, through fortunate circumstances or enormous effort on the part of the whole organization to keep things growing organically (I’ve seen this happen…it’s a wondrous and RARE turn of events). For the rest, it means either the organization will hobble along, perhaps doing okay 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; unfortunately, this rarely works in the long run.

So, back to my theme of Vision, Hope and Leadership, it may take a village to raise a child, but it takes careful planning, strong, consistent vision and stellar leadership to navigate the rivers of business success. Without hope, however, no amount of planning, leadership or even money, will assure success. This is especially true of the not-for-profit business venture. I have noticed, over the course of my tenures with various Boards, past and present, that when hope flags, so does the organization. The question naturally arises: how does an organization maintain a healthy dose of hope?

Hope is one of those intangible assets which 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.