This was the first soulcollage card I made last Saturday. I have been haunted by a recent couchsurfer from Austria who was so much more aware of world politics than I. PLUS I am such a reluctant leader… people tend to appoint me leader without me volunteering. The first time this happened was the fourth grade in Girl Scouts. People just look to me as such so it is no accident to know Samuel drew this card for me this morning to study and to live today.
So far today I have written in response:
I am one who leads.
I am one who leads women and men.
I am one who inspired, one who creates a path no one else can fathom yet. I see crowds (comfy ones) in rural villages, in fields of red flowers.
I am one who brings color to the colorless. I am one who believes in the forefront, who stands at the forefront proclaiming joy in each moment.
I am one who asks questions:
Why am I a leader?
Who do I lead?
What purpose does my leadership serve?
Is my leadership making a difference?
Am I making the right decisions?
Are the results of my leadership worth the personal sacrifices I am making?
Deepening questions –
What is this card offering to me?
What does this card want or need from me?
Learn more about current women leaders in politics, business and the arts. Continue to learn about grandmothers of the arts. You know how to spread passion, now spread it.
Are there any other messages from the card?
You can, Julie, my love, you can!
Speaking as if I am the image:
I chose the woman leading the march with the flag and the blue binder in her arms.
Many of the times I head out the door to lead, I am afraid. I know the cause is bigger than my fear and there are lives that will be changed under my leadership. This makes me move. It makes me conspire with myself (my heart?) to reach deeper, higher, further.
I look at each person with that same strength and conviction in my eyes: women leaders will change the world by mothering it differently than other leaders have. Yes, I said mothering the world.
Current leaders to study now:
German Chancellor: Angela Merkel
From Finland: Heidi Anneli Hautala was appointed as the Minister for International Development to the Finnish government in June 2011. She deals with the ministry’s development cooperation affairs and the government’s ownership steering within the Prime Minister’s Office.
Hautala has been referred as the Grand Lady of Finnish Human Rights politics. She is a former member of the European Parliament and the chairwoman of the parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights. She was in charge of European Parliament’s human rights policy in external relations. She believes in furthering human rights, transparency, environmental responsibility and global justice. During the past years Heidi Hautala has been known as a versatile, active and fearless politician internationally and in Finland, where she has been a household name for two decades.
It is no accident you are reading this today. Sure, it is my card and my intuitive listening that gave my responses.
How do you connect with the card and with what I have written?
So there we have it: Soul Assignment Accepted on July 25, 2012
This is post #16/31 for the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Slowly and surely I am getting caught up!
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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