Leading with an Integral Consciousness Emerging from the Future

 Stefan Peter Goetz: an excerpt from his book   Tools of change

If we want to lead with a 7.0 consciousness emerging from the future, then the time is now. With essence and candor for the highest potential of organizations, employees, our families, friends, and for the greater good, it is high time for us to genuinely reveal ourselves, and to live in a truly authentic way. This calls to mind the evocative quote from Mark Twain: „Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

So how can we connect to this way of thinking and doing? How can we access the tools available to us today? How can we handle the complexities of the challenges we face? Our causal, mechanistic mindset has greatly served us when it comes to modern industrial developments, and has ushered in unforeseen results and prosperity. Systematic thinking, which is inspired from the observation of living beings and organisms, has taught us a lot about important connections we find in organizations. So, in order for us to take the next step, we need to use the very best tools in the shed. With these tools, we can manage complexity, create space for manifesting solutions, and allow everyone who is inspired the possibility to participate in the unfolding of brand-new opportunities. The intellect is perfectly capable of finding quick answers to existing problems, but how will it stand up to the complexity of our world in the future, with all of the unforeseen challenges, the apparent paradoxes, and dualities?

In 1935, Albert Einstein and his colleagues Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosendesigned a thought experiment[1] encompassing a paradox struggle that led him to this thought: „God does not play dice.“Which means that nothing in life happens purely by chance. Just imagine how powerless we would be in our everyday lives, how chaotic that would be, and which force would prevail, when we wouldn’t be the creators of our own lives, when we would find ourselves in the middle of our lives unable to influence our own destiny? Quantum physics has taught us that an all-encompassing intelligence can be traced down to the smallest sub atomic particles that can connect to other particles, regardless of their geographical distance. The practice of awareness and observance of “reality” has its own direct effect on our “reality”. Englishman Rupert Sheldrake, who holds a doctorate in biochemistry since 1967, describes this phenomenon as a fundamental morphogenetic field in which we are linked in consciousness to all of creation.

Even if this is only a half-truth, it would mean that we need to leave the linear thinking of the 20thcentury behind, and allow ourselves to access an integral way of thinking which holds the key to discovering answers for our future. The answer lies in the integration of our intellect and our intuition. This can be particularly effective when the will is there to become masters of our own trust. In this consciousness, chaos und change take on a whole new meaning – they become the gateway to a limitless life in the flow. What this means is that when you choose a thought, it will manifest itself instantly in the material world, because it is connected to the universal World Wide Web of all conscious people. For all of the control freaks among us, and those who run behind material goals and put their own well-being on the shelf. For those who have up until now, only really found satisfaction through the approval of others. Now is the chance to get approval from the only place that really counts – from within.: „Happy for no good reason.“ You are your own source of joy and fulfillment.

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