Leading in your own life

— April 27, 2022 —

Leadership is a term that implies some kind of role, or top-tier position, or a person stepping into the spotlight to take charge.

But I believe that true leadership, if understood at the personal level, is about how we courageously step forward in our art, and in our lives.

Dear One, how do you lead in your own life? In your art? With your creativity? In your career? With your voice?

Does that seem intimidating, or exciting, or woeful?

Is there something that has been nagging at you, a sense of something that is ready to be nurtured and brought into the light?

Or do you feel that there is something larger, a force that emanates from deeper within that whispers: I am here, waiting for you whenever you call me forth…

In my experience, whenever I heed this call (because my heart will simply not let go!), the steps towards fulfillment of that desire appear before me, leading me forward.

I am being led, because I chose to lead.

(It is also my experience that my inner resistance feels in direct proportion to the particular size of the ask!)

Your desire for purpose, and an outlet for your best work, are crucially important to your wellbeing. The fulfillment of this insanely beautiful work is up to you, if you are willing to lead the proverbial charge.

Not every work or deed I have performed has changed the world in grand and exciting ways. But they are, indeed, works and deeds that represent Divine Love in action.

Leadership from the heart is not about storming the battlefield. It is about asking for your own gorgeous self to step forward in your own life and surrendering to a greater purpose.

Are you ready to lead in your own life?

Guided Prompts for Heartcentered Leadership

Take a moment to breathe, center awareness within the heart space, and enter into a state of stillness.  Allow these questions to guide your higher mind into clarity.

What does the idea of leadership evoke for you?

How have you led in the past?

Where are you being guided now to pursue leadership in your life?

Where do you feel resistance to leading? Why?

What is the one thing you can do today to honor your inner calling?

Affirmation for Leadership

I call forth my desire for a beautiful life and work.
I am strong, capable, and clear.
My ideas, my creativity, and my voice are worthy.
I trust that the pathway towards the fulfillment of my works will be revealed in perfect timing.
I am clear, calm, and courageous. 
I am ready and 
willing to do the work necessary to lead in my own life. 
I am honored and willing to take up the charge of fulfilling the works and deeds of Divine Love that I am called to make in this lifetime.
I am joyful to be an instrument of beauty, goodness, and truth.
I am grateful to be living the life of true authenticity, as I acknowledge my unique voice and talents.
I am grateful for my life. I am grateful for my desire. I am grateful for my calling.
Dear Creator, give me the inner strength to lead in my own life, so that I may fulfill the works and deeds I am called to undertake, for the good of all, and the harm of none. 
My voice is worthy and capable, because I am worthy and capable. 
I am a leader in my own life. I am strong and courageous. 
I am grateful to be me.
And so it is. Amen.



Allison Mondel
Allison Mondel is a musician, philosopher, advocate, and mentor. Her greatest delight is to understand how things work, and share her hard-won wisdom with others. She writes about the higher nature of music and the voice, alchemizing personal roadblocks, and the pursuit of one's creative vocation.

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