Recycle Your Life

The Seasons of Life: Recycling is Important in All Things.

We’re told of two ways to determine our human life span. The most commonly known is that we generally have threescore years and ten; or 70 years. Well that was some time ago. Today fourscore years and ten, or 90, is not uncommon.

But for the moment, let’s just stay with the threescore years and ten.

This 70 year life span is meant to be when we “live by bread alone”. And living by bread alone is a metaphor for living purely a materialistic-based life. If we live a purely materialistic life, chances are we’ll reach retirement age around 65, and then stop!

Stop everything!

If we’ve lived a purely materialistic life—by bread alone—our life has been our work and so when we no longer have any work—then we no longer have anything to live for. And it’s for this reason that so many people who just “stop” when they retire, die soon after. Probably around the predicted age of 70; or threescore years and ten.

However, living by bread alone is but one choice available to us.

King Solomon told us that for everything there’s a season. Nature itself is our greatest example and teacher here. But how can these seasons relate to our human life-span?

The Seasons of Life can also be a metaphor for the traditional life we lead, especially in the Western world.

First we have Spring, which takes us from birth to the age of 21, at which time we get the “keys to the door” and enter a brand new phase of life. Well that’s how it was in by-gone days before 30 became the new 20; and 50 became the new 40 and so on. Even so, no matter when we actually got the keys to the proverbial door, after the age of 21 most people are moving on to the next stage of their life.

 

 

 

Then comes the Summer of our years from the age of 21 through to about 42. And if you think about it, even today for most people, this is our time of major growth and flourishing.

Next are our Autumn/Fall years—from 42 to 63. And interestingly, it’s around the end of our Summer years and the beginning of our Autumn—around our early 40s—that we might experience our so called mid-life crises that take us to another new phase of life as we enter these Autumn/Fall years.

 

 

 

 

The final quarter in this metaphor is related to our Winter years. Using the same 21 year span for this last quarter, our Winter years would go from 63 to 84 years. And all things being equal, clearly a life span to 84 years is significantly better than the original three score years and ten.

 

 

 

 

Sadly though, our Western culture primarily says that we are due to die at some stage during that fourth 21 year period of our life—so by the age of 84+/-. As a result, all too many people see the end of those Winter years as the time when their life will indeed end. And for most people it does.

However seasons are cyclical and by definition all cycles continually repeat themselves. In nature following each Winter we’re able to enjoy yet another Spring, followed by Summer, Autumn, and Winter and then the seasons cycle around yet again, and again, and again.

As humans we are a part of nature, not apart from nature. So from that perspective, as with nature, is it possible for us to also cycle our lives through the seasons over again, and again, and again?

The answer is definitely yes!

But only if we consciously choose to do so.

Our Choices

So what are the choices that we must make to ensure that these cycles of the Seasons of Life continue to repeat themselves in our own lives?

Just like the tree that is dependent on food and water to grow; the only thing we need to do to repeat our Seasons of Life is, in essence, choose to continually grow. However the strength of our growth and the health of our seasons as we re-cycle through them again will depend on how we choose to grow.

The tree will survive, albeit not well, even if there’s a drought and the soil is not continually enriched either by supplemental fertilization or by Mother Nature herself. But after a while of living like that it will wither and die. By contrast, it will thrive and live a long and productive life if it continually receives a plentiful supply of water and rich highly nutritious food.

So too our continual growth, as we re-cycle through the Seasons of Life, will also depend on our choice of personal enrichment. As the old saying goes; “If we always do what we’ve always done, we’ll always get what we’ve always had”. In other words, even if we choose not to “stop” at retirement age, but choose to continue to plod on doing what we’ve always done in the past, our growth will not be enriched with new growth and so new horizons. And then like the tree with the dry depleted soil, we too will eventually wither and die—probably by the end of our Winter years around the age of 84.

Yet if we choose to enrich our growth by moving to higher and higher levels of spiritual consciousness, then we’re continually enriching our body, mind, and spirit, and like the healthy tree our Seasons of Life will continue to re-cycle for us in a vibrant and healthy manner.

And this elevated spiritual consciousness is all about taking spirituality to a practical level.

 

Practical Spirituality

Practical Spirituality is, in part, about taking some practical action-oriented steps to fulfil our two universal spiritual human needs—contribution and growth. Those two spiritual needs are the nutritious food and plentiful supply of water we need to live a long and productive life.

And for many people, during their working years when they’re progressing through the first of their four seasons-of-life cycle, they choose to start a second parallel life that is equally as, or even more important to them as is their material working life. This parallel life might be a focus on a much loved hobby, or it could be what’s referred to as engaging in a spiritual life of some kind.

Now a spiritual life can be to do with a religious affiliation, but not necessarily. I’m sure you like me know of people who live a very so called “religious life” and yet are not the least bit spiritual. Just as an ever increasing number of people throughout the world are extremely spiritual but not the least bit religious.

And so leading a spiritual life might well include a focus on your favourite hobby, but it will also extend well beyond just doing something for your own personal satisfaction.

For example gardening might be a totally consuming hobby of yours. Your garden is a show garden and means the world to you. Having this focus throughout your life, and especially in your retirement years, is better than just stopping and doing nothing but it’s not necessarily a spiritual activity. It’s just about your personal enjoyment—yours and yours alone.

On the other hand, if you’re using your show garden to teach disadvantage youth how to garden, or you’re out planting trees restoring a degraded river bank, this then becomes a life-expanding practical spiritual activity. So you’re both contributing, and in so doing growing (your two spiritual human needs), by sharing your beloved activity with the community in some way.

It’s that sort of practical spiritual activity that also adds meaning to your life. And an abundance of scientific research confirms that adding meaning to our life gives us added longevity.

So with contribution and growth (your nutritious soil and water) leading to a meaningful life (increased longevity) you won’t just wither and die but will keep re-cycling through those Seasons of Life over, and over, and over again.

And if during our initial four seasons-of-life cycle we’ve lived this parallel spiritual life, when we reach our Winter years and are able to retire from our material work, we might already be up to the Summer or even Autumn years of these parallel practical spiritual activities where we’ve been making-a-difference to the lives of others.

 

 

Not Too Late

On the other hand, perhaps you’ve lived by bread alone, and you’ve now reached retirement age, or beyond, and yet up until now you’ve not been aware of the possibility of continuing to re-cycle through your Seasons of Life. If this is you, it’s still definitely not too late to embrace your next four-season cycle. All you have to do is to choose to take action now and move to that next level of spiritual consciousness and your life will begin all over again.

Just imagine for a moment what it feels like to begin the Spring of your second cycle when you have the newly found time and freedom that comes with “retirement”. You’re now able to grow by learning new ways of living, loving, and laughing as you evolve to that next level of spiritual heart-centred consciousness contributing to your world in whatever form makes your heart sing.

However perhaps you’re a bit of a grouch and are mumbling away saying something like: “I’ve been working hard all my life. I’m now retiring and so I’m not going to do anything for anyone other than myself.” And you’d certainly not be Robinson Crusoe in feeling that way.

And if that’s your choice, that’s fine. But just keep in mind the consequences of that choice of remaining a grouch for the rest of your life, which of course might not be as long as it could be. As you’ll recall, there’s an abundance of research showing that contributing to others helps us to live longer lives. It’s also a key source of happiness and well-being.

So, a short life as a grouch?      Or a long and happy life?     The choice is yours.

 

Your Second and Subsequent Cycles

Let’s now look at how your second and subsequent cycles might work.

The first time through our seasons-of-life cycle with its 21 years per season enables us to gain a good grounding and understanding of life in general. And a purely material life always has an end, such as retirement at 65, or changes in technology, or boredom, any of which can put an end to your material work.

By contrast, living a life of practical spirituality is a never-ending concept. Spirituality has no boundaries. And so the exciting thing is that when we repeat the seasons-of-life cycles we do so at a much faster rate so we can re-cycle around a second, third, fourth, and who knows how many more times with our added longevity.

So whereas the first four seasons-of-life cycle took 84 years, the second and subsequent cycles might only be a few years each.

Not only that, but when we integrate practical spirituality into our lives, the second and subsequent cycles of our seasons-of-life begin when we choose to start and specialise in the areas that make our heart sing. Unlike nature, we have the free-will to choose when we’ll start and re-cycle through the seasons again. Nature has to wait until the end of Winter before the Spring arrives. However we can choose to start a new seasons-of-life cycle at any time. And ideally we’ll not wait until the end of our Winter years to start going around again or we might have left our run a little too late.

Indeed we need to give some thought to what we’ll do in our next seasons-of-life cycle while going through our current Autumn. Then during Winter as things slow down we’ll have time to start and actively prepare ourselves for our new cycle.

 

 

Think about it this way.

Spring

During the Spring years (or months) of our new cycle we’ll learn all about the new topic, or the new perspective of an old topic that we want to work on.

 

Summer

During the Summer years (or months) of our new specialization we develop a deep understanding of the topic, master the skill, and fully integrate it into our everyday lives.

 

Autumn/Fall

With the skills, mastery, and experience gained during the Summer months/years we’re now able to teach the activity to others during the Autumn years/months of this new level of consciousness. This is also when new ideas for the next four seasons-of-life cycle should be considered and investigated. It’s when we’re teaching others that all sorts of new and creative ideas are triggered. 

Winter

Finally, during the Winter years/months things will slow down a bit as we just supervise the activities of our Autumn-students. And so we have plenty of time to do all the necessary exciting preparations for our next four seasons-of-life cycle. Again, never wait until the end of a Winter to begin moving onto your next four seasons-of-life cycle. If you do, you’ll have already started to wane. 

Spring

And around we go again. Now with the start of our next new Seasons of Life cycle we’re once again learning new things and continuing to grow.

 

 

 

 

By following this time-frame your Winters will be so busy preparing for the next cycle they’ll never be cold or lonely.

And what about the occasional R & R, you might well ask?  That should be continually integrated throughout each season of each of your four seasons-of-life cycle to ensure you’re always refreshed and full of creative energy.

PS:    If you’d like a deeper look at how making-a-difference by contributing to others adds meaning to your life and so can be life changing, I invite you to read my Essential Guide to Living a Meaningful Life: Making-a-Difference. You’ll find it under Essential Guides on The Conscious Revolution Network Blog.

PPS:   I’d love you to contribute to this article by making a comment below. And also tell your friends and mailing lists about The Conscious Revolution Network and invite them to join our TCRN community by clicking this button.

© 2012 ~ Kashonia Carnegie PhD

 

The Folly of Greed

The Folly of Greed

Greed and indeed all unethical actions might seem like a good idea at the time, but in the long run they’ll normally end badly. In this article I tell the story of a number of such examples involving both large and small organizations and reflect on possible impacts.

The Folly of Greed-mp3 ~ Left click to listen ~ Right click to download – 17.04 mins

The start of February 2019 saw the tropical provincial Australian city of Townsville inundated by a catastrophic storm event that was reported world-wide. Day after day the rain continued resulting in flood waters the like of which had never been seen before.  Some reports said it was a 1 in a 100 year flood, while others said it was a 1 in a 1000 year event. Sadly with climate change, events like this will be far more common.

For over two weeks the rain continued to pour down leaving thousands of people having to evacuate their damaged homes and many homes were completely destroyed by the savage flood waters. Crocodiles were seen roaming the streets searching for food as their normal food habitats had been washed away. And snakes were common swimming up and down the flooded streets.

And when the rain stopped and people began the clean-up at least one person died and ten others were hospitalised due to a deadly bacteria found in all the remaining mud. Of the thousands of affected families many have been told by their insurance companies that they were only covered for storm damage and not flood damage, despite the fact that the flooding was caused by a storm.

I could go on about the devastation in Townsville, but that’s sufficient to give you an idea of what those poor (or should that be pour) people are going through.  And that brings me to the point of this story—the folly of greed.

With so many people now homeless and penniless, reports are coming through of people in desperate need of rental accommodation—which is no surprise. But what was surprising was that unscrupulous property owners were attempting to charge these people exorbitant rents for the scarce accommodation. With a normal average rental price in Townsville being around $300 per week, people were now asking $800 to $1000 per week, which is unconscionable.

 

Reflection

In the late-1990s I put together a maxim for my MBA (Master of Business Administration) Business Ethics students, to always consider. It sums up ethical/unethical conduct and it’s always rung true. It goes like this:

Ethical actions can often entail short-term pain, but will always result in long-term gains. By contrast, unethical actions frequently have short-term gains, which make them so attractive. But I guarantee that unethical actions will eventually result in some form of long-term pain and ultimate collapse, frequently in unexpected ways.

I could leave this article at that. But keeping that maxim in mind, I’ll go on and give a couple of examples of how that edict played out in the past.

The first of these examples occurred in 2006. I was living in a little remote rural village in Far North Queensland and we were hit by a destructive cyclone, Cyclone Larry. The town was without electricity for about a week and because I lived out of town I was without power for over 3 weeks such was the damage of the cyclone.

But the town did have two places where petrol/gasoline could be purchased.  One was a normal albeit very tiny petrol station with two pumps in the main street.  The other was an engineering workshop in a side street, but they also had two petrol pumps. The other thing the engineering workshop had was a generator. And so they could use their generator to provide power to the petrol pumps and so were able to sell petrol while everyone else was closed. Needless to say within a couple of days after Larry went through the line of cars queued up to buy petrol from the engineering place went right down the street and around the corner.

However, the owners of the engineering place decided that the, often unethical, law of supply and demand should come into play.  And keeping in mind my maxim “unethical actions frequently have short-term gains” they first doubled the price per litre for the fuel.  Then they refused to give anyone any change, which I’m not even sure was legal.  But it was certainly unethical. So say the inflated price of the fuel you got showed up on the pump as $17.27 and you only had a $20 bill. They’d take the twenty dollars and not give any change.

Now first of all it would have been bad enough to have done that sort of thing in a big city where a large percentage of the population would be unaware of what you’d done.  But to do something like that in a small village where everyone knows and talks with everyone else is just plain stupid.

And so again as per my maxim—“unethical actions will eventually result in some form of long-term pain and ultimate collapse”.

Eventually the electricity came back to the town and the normal little petrol station in the main street was back in business. And from that day, not only did the local community refuse to buy petrol from the engineering place, but they also preferred to drive the 100 kilometre return journey to the next town to get any engineering work done there. Within 12 months the once thriving engineering place had gone broke and had to be sold.

 

Unethical actions will eventually result in some form of long-term pain and ultimate collapse

 

Now the same maxim applies to the same unethical actions occurring every day in major corporations. And the poster child there is ENRON, where not only did the company collapse but a number of executives rightly went to jail.

And again in Australia a Royal Commission investigating our banking and financial industry has recently concluded. A Royal Commission is the highest level of public inquiry, commissioned by the government, into the questionable actions of institutions.

The Royal Commission brought to light some almost unbelievable and totally unethical business practices that had been going on for years and years. The underpinning issue was mainly associated with the various banks and financial institutions putting profits at all costs before the people they are in business to serve. And unlike America with all its small private banks, in Australia we only have four major banks, “the Big Four” as they’re known. And combined they have around 80% of the market share.

Now following, are but three of the numerous examples of unethical and unconscionable conduct that was exposed during the Royal Commission on almost a daily basis.

(1) Time and time again it was common practice to force high interest loans on vulnerable people who couldn’t afford to meet the repayments and so the “victim” ended up bankrupt, homeless, and destitute.

(2) Staff were bullied by management into meeting “sales” targets. And to meet their targets some staff members regularly opened fraudulent bank accounts in the names of non-existent children.

(3) But the “best” one to come to light was the regular practice of continuing to charge people substantial fees for services that had not been supplied. And just one of the reasons that the services were not supplied was that the person had been dead for years and the organisations were well aware of this.

A number of the top executives lost their jobs and we’re still waiting to see if jail terms will be imposed.

But I have no doubt these same practices are happening world-wide, including in your country. It’s the unethical “The Big Short” approach to business all over again. So perhaps it’s time for a “Royal Commission” or its equivalent, into the banking and financial industry in your country too.

 

Milton Friedman

Amazingly many of these financial industry executives clearly could not even understand that they’d done anything really wrong.  Well surely not really wrong.

This could well be because so many large organisations are still guided by the often misquoted philosophies of the free-market capitalist economist, Milton Friedman. And Friedman’s view, as it’s generally understood, is that business only has one social responsibility and that is to maximize their profits for their shareholders.

And although I do think that’s exactly what Friedman meant, his most famous quote also added:” …  so long as it stays within the rules of the game, … without deception or fraud”.  And surely charging dead people for services they cannot possibly receive is both deceptive and fraudulent.

One of Friedman’s most influential articles, “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits” was published in 1970 at a time when the field of “business ethics” was seen as an oxymoron. But within the next ten years that would all change.

In 1983 the notion of stakeholder theory was discussed by Ian Mitroff in his book Stakeholders of the Organizational Mind, and shortly after was popularised by R. Edward Freeman. Not only does stakeholder theory demonstrate that the social responsibility fo business is to look at all stakeholders, not just the stockholders, but it also demonstrates that if you want to maximise your profits then all stakeholders need to be taken into consideration.

 

Conscious Business

Now today we’ve taken basic stakeholder theory to an even higher level with ”Conscious Business” that once again demonstrates that acting in a “conscious” manner is not only ethical but leads to greater financial returns. Conscious business mirrors the old adage Think Globally, Act Locally, and so also includes the global community in an organisation’s stakeholders. It’s about acknowledging that while the world of business has brought many benefits to society, it’s also at the root of many, if not most, of our global problems, not the least of which is climate change. Yet it’s because business is responsible for so many of our global problems that it’s business itself that’s best placed to rectify those same problems. And it’s the organisations that sign up to a conscious approach to business that are making that choice. These are the organisations that must be applauded and supported.

As I wrote in Together, We CAN Change the World (p312), the “American financier, philanthropist, and founder of the Soros Foundation, George Soros, said: The neoliberal doctrine of economic globalization known as ‘market fundamentalism’ is as dangerous as any other kind of fundamentalism” and “a greater threat than any totalitarian ideology”. Soros says that without the recognition of the flaws in our current global capitalist system, we’re heading for a global collapse.”

Unethical actions will result in ultimate collapse, frequently in unexpected ways.

 

Soros also explains that while: “Communism abolished the market mechanism and instead imposed collective control over all economic activities. Market fundamentalism seeks to abolish collective decision-making and instead impose the supremacy of market values over all political and social values. Both extremes are wrong.”

 

The Biggest Problem

It’s true that time and time again, in the long run “unethical actions will result in ultimate collapse, frequently in unexpected ways” as evidenced by the ENRON case and so many others. However the biggest problem is that in the meantime before that “ultimate collapse” occurs, so many innocent lives of everyday people have been at best hurt or totally destroyed.

And so in closing I’ll just repeat my aphorism.

Ethical actions can often entail short-term pain, but will always result in long-term gains. By contrast, unethical actions frequently have short-term gains, which make them so attractive. But I guarantee that unethical actions will eventually result in some form of long-term pain and ultimate collapse, frequently in unexpected ways.

 

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John Denver

John Denver

~  What EACH of US Can Do  ~

If you ever find yourself saying – “But what can I do?” to make a difference, just remember the words of John Denver’s song “What One Man Can Do”. It’s one I often played on my various radio programs. And John Denver wrote the song with Buckminster Fuller in mind, which is why he sang “What one man can do”.  I encourage you to listen to John Denver sing the song on the You Tube clip below.

You might also like to read through the beautiful lyrics as you listen. You’ll find them on a separate tab on https://tinyurl.com/EachOfUs

AND as you listen to the video, or read through the chorus,

just change the words from “What one man can do”

to

What EACH of US can do;

What EACH of US can do is dream;

What EACH of US can do is love;

What EACH of US can do is change the world …

 

This has been taken from my book

Conscious Love:

Cultivating a Consciousness of Virtue-Based Love-in-Action

for a Peaceful, Loving, and Sustainable World

Available on Amazon

https://tinyurl.com/ConsciousChangeBooks

 

 

Biden/Harris: Perfect for Our “We-not-Me” Time

Biden/Harris: Perfect for Our “We-not-Me” Time

In 2020 and beyond, the path to success is to make an ethical conscious change from Me to We.

There can be no denying that since the arrival of the 2000s we’ve seen a blossoming, exponential trend. That trend is the rise in the status of women. But even more than that, it’s the rise of positive feminine We-not-Me attitudes, and ways of thinking, living, and working in our world. In other words, ethical We-not-Me “energy”.

For thousands of years, positive-feminine-energy has been characterized by ethical virtues such as compassion, empathy, truthfulness, caring, partnership, equality, respect, fairness, and the list goes on. They are all about a We-not-Me focus.

Our Need for Nurture and Sustainability

Indeed, true power lies in positive feminine-energy, the greatest supporter of love consciousness, co-operation, and peace. It’s positive feminine-energy that creates, nurtures, and sustains life. And if ever there was a time when the planet and all her inhabitants needed to be nurtured and sustained, that time is now.

Although more commonly found in women, sadly not all women demonstrate positive feminine-We-energy. Yet these feminine We-not-Me attitudes are essential for both women and men to adopt now our new 2000-millennium is with us.

Look at the global acceptance of President-elect Joe Biden who’s demonstrating the epitome of caring feminine-We-energy, versus the very outdated masculine-Me-energy of President Donald Trump.

As President-elect Biden said: “There has never been anything we haven’t been able to do when we’ve done it together.” Again, the epitome of a 21st century, We-not-Me focus. And around 80 million American voters recognized the importance of that We-focus at this time.

The Move from Me-to-We Since 2000

 Over the last 20 years this rise in the feminine-We-energy has been evidenced by many events including a greater emphasis on inclusive partnerships such as same-sex marriage, emotional intelligence, the evolution of so-called conscious business, and managing with a heart instead of command and control management.

Research shows that the essence of long-term successful virtual business operations are the ethical feminine-We-energy virtues of trust, and co-operation.

Feminine-energy in action with the global women’s protest march was seen the day after the 2017 Presidential inauguration of the very masculine-Me-energy Donald Trump. Again, after climate change denier Trump’s 100th day in office it was the global feminine-energy march for action on climate change that was center-stage.

And there’s an ever-increasing number of women heading business organizations; being elected to lead their country; and now after the 2020 election, there’ll be more women in Congress than ever before.

Traditional Masculine Energy

By contrast, traditional masculine-energy, or ways of living and acting in the world, is known for traits like domination, control, power-over, impatience, aggression, individuality, and self-centered ambition. As I’m sure you’d agree, these all have a Me-focus. And in the field of virtue ethics, today these traits are all seen as vices, which of course are considered negative.

Yet anthropology and evolutionary biology explains that those so-called negative-masculine traits had a very important evolutionary role to play.

As it’s the women who have the babies, in ancient times men were expected to dominate and control the women and children as a way of protecting them from the bears and lions or whatever. And so in demonstrating those traits, men were seen to be superior. After all, if the women didn’t continue to have children the species would die out.

Those same actions and concerns are beautifully displayed today in many non-human animals too.

But in today’s human society, competition, fighting, aggression, control, and domination, and all those similar masculine traits are far from expressions of strength and superiority. These days those traits are expressions of enormous weakness and inferiority.

Conscious Masculinity

However, all it takes are a few tweaks here and there for men to start their journey to what I call Conscious Masculinity. For example, just move power-over to power-with; competition to co-operation; domination and control to equality-based care and protection. All of which can be summed up with the simple phrase—a move from Me-to-We.

Yet in recent times throughout the world, we’ve seen many political leaders bringing in changes so they can remain in power—for many for life as with China’s President Xi. Or perhaps wanting “four more years”.

Journalists heralded these events as the “Rise of the Strongmen”. Yet it’s no such thing. Actually it’s the opposite. There can be no greater demonstration of negative masculine-energy in its death-throes than these desperate ploys, by desperate men, to cling to power at all costs.

Everyone knows that a playground bully is definitely not a “strongman”. They are a bully because they’re weak and at some level of consciousness they know it. And to compensate for their weakness they bully the vulnerable. These leaders are no different. They’re just weak bullies doing all they can to hang on to their declining power.

And sadly, we’re seeing this play out in 2020 in the White House.

The Dream Team

As we continue to move forward in the 2000s, these negative masculine-Me-traits are no longer acceptable. The world is beginning to say “enough is enough”.

And it seems as though President-elect Biden with VP-elect Kamala Harris at his side will run the country in the totally different, more loving, nurturing, We-focused manner that is being called-for, exponentially, every day.

Yes, success in all areas in 2020 and beyond is about an ethical conscious change from Me-to-We. And that We-focus showed up magnificently, in spades, in the acceptance speeches of both President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris.

During his speech, President-elect Biden said: “I’ve always believed we can define America in one word: possibilities”. And with Biden and Harris at the helm, a new caring, truthful, loving, and united world is indeed “Possible” for us all.

To find out more about our We not Me world it’s all in my book, Conscious Change Today: From Me to We ~ COVID, Climate Change, and the Rise of Feminine Energy. Just click on the cover to get a copy from Amazon.

Jacinda Ardern-Epitome of a truly Conscious POLITICAL Leader

Jacinda Ardern-Epitome of a truly Conscious POLITICAL Leader

In my book, Conscious Change Today (p234), I wrote the following:

After only seven weeks as leader of her party, in late 2017 New Zealand elected as Prime Minister the most amazing example of positive feminine-energy in action—37-year-old, Jacinda Ardern. Shortly after being elected she announced that she was pregnant and her life-partner would become a stay-at-home dad while she ran the country. The baby was born in June, 2018. Prime Minister Ardern is the most laid-back, unassuming person you could possibly find and certainly the most inspirational and conscious leader I’ve ever come across.

This brief video of Prime Minister Ardern giving a talk at the World Economic Forum at Davos, in January 2019, demonstrates why she’s the sort of leader we’d all love and the epitome of Conscious Leadership making a difference.

What a fantastic role model she is for the rest of the world.


Jacinda Ardern Video – Jan 29, 2019