Not for Kids (and not Kinky either)

I started to title this post “Elmo’s Song,” but I was afraid it might show up in a search for All Things Elmo and didn’t want some child disillusioned. But Elmo’s Song is in my head today,

“This is the song, lala, Elmo’s song…”

You should try singing it with your own name. It’s pretty fabulous and will get your day off to a lovely start. Or give you a boost mid-day. Of course, it will be stuck in your head for hours… or days… but still. La-la-la-la… Olivia’s song.

I was looking at Facebook the other day and saw a post that referenced the “Wheel of Wisdom.” Interested, I started googling. I found several different sites, but feel particularly drawn to this one: The University of the Third Horizon – H3Uni  But what drew me into it was their Wheel of Wisdom page, of course.

Here is what it says about the roles:

Wheel of Wisdom

The Wheel of Wisdom holds eight archetypal Roles of Leadership that awaken, energise and support collective and personal learning-in-action. With their reflective insights, people can find intelligence, humanity and power in their differences, form coherent choices, and make decisions together in resonance with their deepest values and heartfelt purpose.

The Wheel is adapted from an indigenous tribal Wisdom Council, as taught by the Ehama Institute of New Mexico, with a lineage of learning and practice in relationship with Mother Earth that has been cultivated over many centuries.

By going through the eight Roles of Leadership in the Wisdom Council, people learn to apply a range and depth of perceptions and perspectives to their vital questions of survival, of communal harmony, of direction, and of action. This leads to the creation wiser, more collaborative and more resilient lives together.

Each of the eight Roles embodies an aspect of leadership, in balance with feminine and masculine, that is entire and complete in its own right, and is part of the complete Wheel of Wisdom. With its variety of perspectives, the Wheel engenders reflective learning and resilience among individuals, groups and communities.

They talk about the eight archetypes of leadership.

  • Disruptive Genius
  • Peacemaker
  • Pioneer
  • Pathmaker
  • Steward
  • Oracle
  • Strategist
  • Guardian of Tranformation

There are descriptions of each of the archetypes, and I clearly feel that some of them are more “me” than others. For example, I don’t see myself as Disruptive Genius, whose role is awakens radical creativity, passion and vision for the Quest, free from all assumptions and constraints, cultural or otherwise.

But I do feel a connection to the role of Peacemaker, although it’s not in the sense we usually use that word. Here it means opens up the clear reality of things as they are now, at all levels of truth at which they can be appreciated. I do feel like I do that.

I may go through the rest of them here, but not today. I’m going to take a nap now. Going out for dinner with MP tonight, and just enjoying the day.

I appreciate the comments on my story and the requests for my to keep going. I intend to!! Of course, I’ve also been known to totally lose interest right as I’m getting to the good part, but I’ll try not to do that here. ❤

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