4.2 Creating the Future
EGL Newsletter Volume 4.2
How many of us have wished we could predict the future? When I was a child, I was really fascinated with the aspect of traveling into the future and being able to know what the world would be like many years from now. Actually, I’m still fascinated by that.
There is one thing that I now know to be true. We can all predict our futures. In fact, most of us do it on a daily basis, some of us more than others. There is no real trick to this, just awareness, that whatever we think about all day, we get. If you want to know what the future will be, take a bit of time to write down what you thought about last week.
This means the things you think about when your mind is wandering, or when you are reviewing the day you just had, or the day you are about to have. What do you think about when you are getting ready to walk into a meeting, to greet a loved one, or to start the day?
These repetitive thoughts become the life we lead, the filter through which we view the world, and the energy that we attract into our lives. As a leader, this becomes even more important in groups. There is a concept of “shared mind” that involves the collective consciousness created by the stories and commonly held pictures of a group of people. Understanding this and engaging it is a crucial aspect of leadership.
So, take a few minutes, take some notes, and change your life – right now.
Shared Mind is the actual field of consciousness created when a group of people think together. It can be experienced through the stories of any group of people who have any amount of shared history. It is crucial to a leader to understand what these stories are.
The stories told in a group can be constructive or destructive. They can convey a spirit of passion for the future or a disdain for the past. When you begin working with these stories, you begin creating the future. Interestingly, it does not matter to the future whether the stories being told are about the future, the present, or the past. The subconscious mind, in individuals and groups, cannot really distinguish between them.
What is really important is the content of the story and the tone involved in the telling of it. As we discussed about the Law of Attraction, wherever our thoughts go, reality follows. Given that, if you think about the things in life that will most serve you and you experience those thoughts with the most positive and uplifting emotions, you will simply get exactly that. Moreover, if you have a group of people who are all thinking of the same things and sharing the experience, you will get it even more quickly and powerfully.
All that to say, our stories are vitally important. Take time to understand the shared consciousness of the groups of people you are part of, and start with the stories. Take time to really get a sense for what is truly being conveyed through that story. Then, look for a way to recraft that story into a positive and uplifting one that is in complete alignment with your highest purpose.