Leadership Magic – my Theme for 2018
It’s a topsy-turvy, sometimes High, sometimes low world right now, right?
The optimism and clarity I felt on New Year’s Day and even the 2nd were exhilarating and I was excited to return to “work” from my short sabbatical.
Yet, today, after waking early to an inspiration that I recorded before falling back to sleep, the rest of the day has taken me in circles. Back into spirals of grief, forward into the thrills of new meetings and opportunities on the horizon, then deep into self-critical stuff. Probably all before I finished my 2nd cup of coffee!
Well, I’m back into the swing again here, after honoring my feelings and listening to intuition…and ready to get into it!
So, what is Leadership Magic?
It’s the inner glow you have when you are:
- Self-Responsible and
We’ll be playing with these areas and defining the concepts as we move throughout the first quarter of 2018.
SHINE is still my signature though, as it’s the foundation for true Leadership Magic.
I’m just playing deeper with the concepts of the intrinsic light that we have and so often dim or turn off due to fear, failure, or to “fit in”.
So, let’s get started, shall we?
Leadership Magic begins with Power. And to turn on your Power, it’s essential to have a Vision. To be Open to Possibilities. To TRUST. And to be Present, showing up with a radiant Presence.
Lots of emphases here as we can’t get where we want to go without these basics.
So, here’s my take on each of them. Enjoy!
Read the full transcript.
And Turning on the Light
What am I speaking on, ranting on, sharing about or wanting to shine with today? I’m ready to open my heart and share what can be the most useful, most valuable to those who are listening.
Do I start by blessing you? Or by blessing me? Blessing my wisdom, channel Source, inspired words and the messaging reaches the audience with just what they are ready to hear and allow?
Is it my gift to share in this way?
Or is video blogging better, where I”m speaking to you more directly?
Either way, I’m not sure. When I start second-guessing, the flow becomes constricted.
OK, so Grounding. Centering. Breathing mySelf back Home.
Today, I am speaking my truth. Sharing from my heart, soul, and inspiration.
Opening up to be the brightest Lightworker I can be. Or a Whitelighter.
If you ever watched the old TV show, Charmed, you would understand the Whitelighter role. It’s the guardian angel who helps heal, guide and support the ones doing good magic in the world. Whitelighters also protect and nurture them for their intended destiny.
You see, that’s where I like to play. In the support of each of you stepping more fully into your power. Into your roles of change agent. Into the next highest, brilliant source of Good you are here to share.
Today’s leaders need Whitelighters. We all do.
It’s a universal feeling, don’t you think? To bask in the security of being watched over, guided and loved with no conditions. Reminded of who we are as we get off track and forget and held during times of illness or trauma.
It’s time we recognize we are not here to do our great work ALONE. We are much stronger, powerful, magical, effective and brilliant when we come together in unity.
But first, we need to come home. Do our inner work. Tune in, turn on and turn up our Essence. From this place, we can SHINE. We can SHARE. We can co-create. We can serve. We can live, love, lead with Authenticity, Grace, and Power.
So today is about Coming Home. Returning to our own Selves. Regenerating, renewing, remembering the power of “I am.”
Then, help others. Then, allow support in. Only then, give. From here, receive. Allow, Be guided. Inspired. Co-create.
Then we can go on out and do our Great Work.
© 2017 Deborah LeeAnn www.DeborahLeeAnn.com
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It’s rare and takes courage. It’s collective and co-creative and collaborative.
We are all learning to be more of our self, our highest and best versions of ourSelf. And, to do so we need to do our inner work.
Monthly, we are guided by the phases of the moon to do the deeper work of releasing and listening to see what is coming through us, what wants to become “real” from our visions, dreams, and goals.
The new moon is a darker night, feels more magical and mysterious. These nights bring forth the fertile soil to plant new seeds, ideas, initiatives, or patterns of behavior.
I like to take the time to write out, speak or share with another, what I’m releasing and what I’m bringing forth.
The beauty of burning this (whether a stick, a log or the piece of paper you wrote out your thoughts on) allows you to see the visual of the concept changing form.
Other ways besides a fire ceremony are to literally give away old items, clear time on the calendar, or clean up your finances, all of which provide new space for what you are bringing forth. Making the space for what is coming into our lives both energetically and physically.
What are you bringing forth? Who are you calling into your life? What types of support or community do you want or need?
What new moon rituals do you practice?
The recording begins with a cry from my cat, Salem. He’s a constant reminder for me of grounding and being fully present. Enjoy!
For more ideas (or for a community to practice with) connect with me, I’ve got guided meditations and curriculum to share each month from Unify Global Sisterhood and The TreeSisters.
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Luxury and the Worthiness to Enjoy Vacation
I’ve been excellent at DOing all my life. What about you?
To-do lists. Grocery lists. Packing lists. Project lists. Full Schedules and making sure I stay busy, busy, busy.
Time off and time alone used to scare me. I felt lazy. Or like a loser.
How many people do I know that live for their vacations? They then spend half their time on their phones, checking emails, returning work texts, writing up reports (because they have time away from the office to focus on them) or getting stuff done that doesn’t happen during a typical workday?
And, here I am. Amidst a group of amazing leadership consultants, trainers, coaches and thought leaders. People who work with CEO’s and leadership teams of well-known global companies. And, I feel like I need to work to feel like I belong.
The space is luxurious. A ski resort in Park City, where the whole space is filled with us. My beautiful room is filled with amenities and the turndown service comes with the most delicious chocolates!
So, I’ve been struggling to feel worthy. Wanting to “belong.” Or to let go of the worry that the money invested in the expensive lodging, cost of the Summit or airfare is stretching me financially. Can I spend this kind of money on ME?
I’m choosing a new way to look at all of this, today. As if I am stepping into the next level of my work. That I’m surrounded by brilliant, conscious and heart-centered, self-aware and successful individuals who cry and laugh and share from the heart for a reason, to remind me to SHINE. Remind me that I’m welcome in this space. In this community. That I belong. That I have much to offer.
And, so I pause. I’ll record a podcast at some point. But not today. I want to steep in the conversations. The depth of the intimate sharings. The wealth of knowledge shared in the sessions. And, to take a long bath in essential oil scented salts in a gorgeous tub.
Yep. I’m pausing. Reflecting. Radiating. Renewing. Rejuvenating. Re-membering my worth, my wealth, my own contribution. You see? I’m valuable just by BEing me.
As are you!
Let’s talk about stepping into your leadership. Let’s talk about amplifying your impact as a leader. Let’s share the journey of BE-coming. Together.
Ready to retreat? Join me on Friday, October 13th
for an overnight retreat where we will dive into the Freedom of our Feminine Leadership Power. Where you can relax and remember YOU.