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Towards Creating a Self-Aware Business Model

Posted by heidiholliday on June 18, 2010 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (83)

Businesses, corporations, organizations…any collection of people united for a common purpose, can become enveloped and limited by their collective unconscious thoughts, behaviors, and ways of relating. In their essence, corporations are entities consisting of people, thoughts, and intentions, come together to bring something into manifestation. This may take the form of a product, a service, a way of relating. Essentially they are there to manifest something and then exchange something for it. Previously, the vast majority of businesses (with a few remarkable exceptions) have focused almost exclusively on the creation of a "product" for money. This focused view has traditionally been the focus of the entire organization. Rarely have businesses seen how they do business, and their presence, as a “product” of their culture also. Essentially, businesses and organizations are creators attempting to apply their knowledge to bring into existence something unique and rare for which others will compensate them. Businesses now are finding that they need to expand their vision and self-awareness to be able to be flexible and adaptable to the challenges they encounter on their journey of creation. There is at this time a great invitation for businesses to become experts in the law of attraction and to focus on their corporate consciousness and how at the root level, it affects their efforts at manifestation. The art of manifestation, and the law of attraction have historically been focused on the impact and behaviors of the individual…not business. There is a great invitation now in business arena to adopt the wholistic methods individuals have discovered, and apply the science of this spirituality to take their business from a survival orientation (even though they may be doing well at that) to thriving without limitation.


The collective unconscious ways of relating hidden within any business culture (The collective consciousness and thoughts of its people) because of their inherent negative orientation creates a "glass ceiling" of limitation through which that business finds itself limited. It has been my experience and observation that anger, shame, blame, depression, and its more subtle forms of discontent, lack of fulfillment, etc. will always arise to be an invisible part of a corporate culture, unless the collective consciousness of the corporation specifically addresses them (through core values and structure) and chooses to become conscious of its collective unconsciousness. The quality of these orientations are subtle determinants of the collective success of any group or individual. These invisible internal saboteurs are always at odds with the careful conscious intentions and goals. Like a chariot where 5 horses are pulling in one direction, there usually are these 5 others pulling equally hard in the other direction. Result is zero movement. They are the polar opposite of the positive orientation needed for the manifestation of breakthroughs thoughts for transformational success because they are subtly negating the organization’s energies, goals, and intentions to manifest.


How a corporation chooses to address the challenge of becoming conscious of its own limitations through being an observer of itself determines it’s ultimate success in the marketplace. And this impartial noticing also allows it to see how it is or is not a valuable contributor to humanity and the planet…something that is increasingly becoming an important factor to the consumer and the success of those applying the law of attraction. The recent financial market meltdown, and the British Petroleum events have revealed to us that it is no longer enough to focus solely on the product creation, and the bottom line, but is increasingly important to focus on how, as an entity like any other being, the corporation in reality is actually contributing to the creation of a better social, spiritual, physical, AND business environment. These relational energy invitations contribute to a shift in orientation of business (or the individual) into an alliance WITH life itself who then responds in like vibrational manner through quiet, unforeseen, beneficial circumstances and events, and they guarantee long term survival and success.


We assist corporations to become self-aware in all aspects of their being. We help them develop the skills and processes to automatically observe their invisible unconscious behaviors and belief systems. These are often the determining factors that contribute to “glass ceilings” of all kinds. They are the valves of the corporation’s hidden vatic power of creativity, which are turned on and off energetically automatically. How to use that consciously? These then are treated as valuable expressions of that business’ collective consciousness. “Do these align with our core values?” reveals limiting beliefs and practices as they truly are, which often remains hidden. We look at these as indicators and expressions of the corporation’s internal integrity and energetic alignment. Creative powers are limited by these “corporate blind spots” or unleashed by “alignment”.  


Steve Shires  Copyright (c) 2010


Posted by heidiholliday on May 5, 2010 at 8:11 AM Comments comments (0)

Whatever we are scared of we attract or stay in. Moving fearward is the way through into freedom. And it is much faster when we do it from “what I am as the divine only.” The challenge is that almost all of us have not been mentored in how to master change. Change is the invitation hidden behind our fear. We haven’t had anyone tell us how to masterfully move through fear to freedom, by being with fear in all its glory, and let it be, without doing anything…just to sit with it and be with it without merging with it… When we can just be (as what we are as the divine), without doing anything, the energies that have come up we feel as emotion (or any other emotion) self-resolve and dissolve, leaving us with a completely different experience and meaning. When we can sit calmly “amidst the crash of breaking worlds” (asYogananda said). Then we see more clearly without the traumatic influence of our past…and the emotion dissolves like the fog before the warm sun.


When we can learn to love our fearful side ( to just be with it, without that becoming another “should”, and merely notice what comes up without reactivity or contraction) then we can know what true victory and freedom really are. We will have graduated beyond "collective consciousness", into our natural, wild, free way of being …free from the compulsive mechanistic responses of our compulsive programming. When we can learn to love even our deepest fears, by being able to be with them non-reactively in the midst of them, and be present and open without moralistic judgments, then we will have the moral courage the Hindus call Virya…the essential virtue to “knowing God”…and we will more consistently express our divinity in daily life. When we have changed how we show up in this way, all of creation will honor that by changing how it shows up to us. We will see we have conquered fear, from the inside, by changing how we respond and orient to it…our relationship with it, and life, is no longer what it used to be. Our presence and awareness become the main influence and causative factor in our co-creation of life.


This doesn’t mean that we are never again reactive or fearful or emotional. It just means that we have learned how to be with what is in us whether it is what normally would be called good or what is normally called bad experiences or situation. Fear does not rule us, it has become our ally in changing ourselves and manifesting our divinity…it has called us to be present as what we are as the divine…we show up in relation to what is the stimulus to our reactivity as what we are instead of coming from a contracted reactive place. When we do that, the feelings and reactivity dissolve in the presence of what we are like the powerful sun evaporates a fog… In it’s presence it can no longer exist…and eventually no thought will ever cause reactivity in us to the extent that we loose our connection with our divinity as all life.            Steve Shires