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Spirituality and Service as a Premise for Living in the 21’st Century Alia Munn Grand Canyon University LDR 630: Servant Leadership February 16, 2011
2008. and environmental degradation are the widespread signs of cultural collapse. begins to develop. in which the global community will perceive itself as an integral part of a holographic. a new awakening is also evident (White. 2011). (2010) as the “perception of perceiving” referring to Aristotle. Robinson states that. This review is an examination of the nature of consciousness and personal spiritual practice as a tool for servant leadership in the current chaotic global environment. Therefore. This is a process described as enlightened nature in humans (Mertzel. it leads to a greater degree of authenticity as disowned greatness is similarly integrated. According to Mertzel (2008). “Consciousness renders meaningful the grounding of responsibility—that of holding oneself and others responsible where such would not be the case in instances of sleep- . pgs. who through his historic examination of the soul and consciousness. indicating that an historical epoch is ending. 783). at the same time. when humans project undesirable aspects of self onto “the other” the result is collective suffering. adopted the common-sense understanding that thought and experience are unified and further asserts that the purpose of consciousness is to change the future (Robinson. pg. 2011) an evolution of practices across industries will be necessary for success. 40-41). While these times contain the possibility for the birth of a new sense-making paradigm. But. This new era will be the result of a massive shift towards Unity Consciousness (Garrison. The importance of consciousness is described by Robinson. war.UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS Spirituality and Service as a Premise for Living in the 21’st Century 2 The cumulative effect of ecological and political crisis across the globe – famine. When more of the shadow is integrated within the psyche of an individual. Additionally. 1998). interconnected Universe (Holt. an increased sense of self-responsibility and a diminished need to blame others and external conditions for failure. the organization to be examined for the purpose of this review will be the global community. with the intention of shaping the collective outcome for the higher good of the human family.
conscious awareness cultivates a greater degree of compassionate concern and an increased sense of responsibility toward the whole.a transformation of the species .resulting in a radical change in human nature. with expanded consciousness towards the realignment of cultural values. The study of Organization Development provides a framework for understanding cultural change. and integrating core elements from the study of Cultural Anthropology. inter-related process that moves in a dynamic. holistic 3 fashion. hypnotic trances. Edgar Schein contributed a great deal to the field of OD when he named the levels of culture as artifacts. and Gopi Krishna. symbolization. and indicates a “new worldview” which reveals correlations between personal experiences and actions. stating that human beings are also “human becomings” and refers to the great spiritual leaders of the centuries as examples of enlightened beings and role . in this way is the starting point of a moral psychology” (Robinson. While blame is exempting oneself from cause. Consciousness. espoused values and tacit assumptions. 2010). published author of several books on the nature of ultimate consciousness. White refers to the work of Nietzsche. 2011). causal universe perspective is often described as the view of the ‘holist’. posits that if a significant degree of individuals consciously evolve. In other words. This interdependent. 790). Sri Aurobindo. time exists all at once as a hologram of an adaptive change process (Hatch. 790). the result could well be a collective change of society . Mary Jo Hatch also added significant value to the field by analyzing the groundwork of Edgar Schein. drug induced states. These processes bring to life a model for interpreting cultural phenomenon in the learning organization as a living. 2003).UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS walking. John White. stating that organizational culture must examine these elements in order to create change towards more adaptively functional and sustainable processes (Schein. realization. and global affects (Beyer. Teilhard de Chardin. and interpretation. pg. Four processes are examined: manifestation. He further states that. on the nature of evolution. and so on” (pg.
Sacred geometry is the expression of geometry related to the evolution of consciousness. body. This began with a videotaped plea by a young Muslim woman to “Come to the Square” that “went viral” on the Internet and resulted in the overthrow of President Mubarek in Egypt. Fry.UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS models for the spiritual evolution of humans. 2011) are the leadership characteristics that will underpin our collective success. Emotional (Higgs. Reports from other demonstrations cite that people “were inspired” by what happened in first Tunisia and then Egypt. This is an historical and flagrant example which demonstrates the use of the Internet as a tool for Unity Consciousness. According to Holt (2003). Algeria. 2011). and began their own movement toward freedom (Youtube. 2011. mind. and spirit in geometric terms. there have been massive collective uprisings in Tunisia. in the past weeks. a stellated dodecahedron. Yemen. and posits that this grid. where millions of people have taken to the 4 streets to demand basic human rights from oppressive governments. understand and be part of the universal need for spiritual survival through calling and membership (Fry. pgs. 1998). proposing that worldwide use of the Internet leverages this process. Through the mature form of the human race. holds an electro-magnetic charge as a force-field for higher consciousness toward the unification of the human species with the rest of the neighboring universe (Holt. The fact that the world can now be accessed at the “speed of light” provides a tremendous opportunity to witness. (2011) posits that spiritual leadership is necessary for the transformation to and sustenance of the learning organization. 2003) and cultural intelligence (Livermore. 2011). Jordan and Italy. 695-696). spiritual leadership is required as an immediate response and can be applied broadly across industries. . For example. he coins this higher humanity as “Homo Noeticus” (White. Egypt. While the idea of spirituality has been traditionally neglected in the study of leadership. in the current chaos of a newly emerging paradigm.
A Whole World: The Personal is the Global. 48-58. The difficulty will remain for those who would choose to cling to fear. The Leadership Quarterly . Toward a Theory of Spiritual Leadership. this sacred geometry is not about religion. our spiritual aspect is born of a fabric that is so allencompassing and holographic that it is literally connected with and spans all life and all of creation. 2011).000 years ago.” –Ronald L. “As spiritual beings in a human body. Journal of Spirituality & Paranormal Studies. 34(1). In the heart of humans. Oneness is at hand. this Grid reflects a diamond-like clarity of true. A. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. W. 5 rather a consciousness that Jesus Christ and other evolved beings taught over 2. (2003). awaiting the time when we unfurl our fabric and remember who we truly are. To place the immenseness of all that into a physical body means that we have to fold up the vast umbrella of our being into a kind of butterfly cocoon and temporarily close it. L. The epoch of ego separation is at a close. (2011). undistorted experience. Nested and folded within all of us is an infinite expanse of fractal and holographic fabric of tremendous interconnection with all of creation. Holt References Beyer.UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS While the name of the grid refers to Jesus Christ. and a dedication to personal integrity across all industries as the shift prevails into the 21’st Century. Fry. a deep presence of the authentic self. separation and unconsciousness in the times ahead. Spirituality and service is a vehicle for a positive collective change of species. stimulating us towards our highest potential (Holt. Spiritual leadership calls for increased compassion for human suffering. and requires our careful attention to the attunement to the higher vibrations reflected in this evolving consciousness.
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