Your entire existence…all matter, all life, all experiences is energy vibrating at different frequencies. Energy is everything and everything is energy. Light is information that uplifts you. When you are informed, you feel more powerful. When you are not informed you feel powerless.
Sound is another way to carry information via vibration. Light is the vibration of a photon and sound is the vibration of matter. This vibration of matter allows sound to carry information. The words you speak, the insights and creativity you share have the power to change your life and change the world. Effective communication is is the key to personal and leadership success.
Communication is to connection like oxygen is to living. Without one, the other dies. This includes the relationship you have with you. How often have you used words to beat yourself up for not being some form of good enough? I am not smart enough. I am poor. I am worthless. The brain does not know the difference between what is real and what is imagined. How much more powerful, then, is it to consciously change to words that acknowledge the loving wholeness inside of you? I am brilliant. I am rich beyond measure. I am worthy and happy.
These are not just fluffy positive affirmations. When we declare who and what we are, the loving infinite intelligence inside us is made manifest. Modern science is catching up to ancient wisdom to prove that our body is programmable by language, words and thought. For millennia people have been continuously creating their experience by default and neglect. We present the following studies to illustrate just how powerful you are in any moment. Human DNA acts like a biological version of the Internet – and it is superior to the artificial one in so many ways.
“The cells in your body react to everything that your mind says.”
— Bruce Lipton
Communication Revelations from Russian Science
The latest Russian scientific research shows evidence for a whole new type of medicine in which DNA can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies — without cutting out and replacing single genes.
‘Junk’ DNA Sequence Resembles Spoken Language
Only 10% of our DNA is being used for building proteins. Russian linguists and geneticists joined forces to focus their attention on the 90% considered to be “junk DNA.” They were convinced that nature was much more intelligent than current science acknowledged. According to their findings, our DNA is not only responsible for the construction of our body, it also serves as a means of data storage and communication.
Researchers found that genetic code is structured on the same rules common to human language. They compared the rules of syntax (the way in which words are put together to form phrases and sentences), semantics (the study of meaning in language forms) and the basic rules of grammar. They found that DNA follows language rules, which means human languages did not appear by coincidence. They appear to be a reflection of the inherent patterns in our DNA.
DNA Can Be Changed By Sound Patterns – Including Spoken Language
Biophysicist and molecular biologist Dr. Pjotr Garjajev explored the vibrational behaviour of DNA. In brief, the bottom line was: “Living chromosomes function just like a holographic computer”. The study showed that sound frequency influences DNA, thus altering the genetic information itself. Because DNA is similar to language, this means we can simply use words and sentences to make conscious changes. This explains why affirmations and meditation can have such a profound effect on our bodies. Our DNA reacts to language and sound.
“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.”
Program Your DNA
Quantum physics shows us just how powerful the frequency of thought is. Even mainstream media is picking up on the undeniable fact that there is ‘something’ to the influence of the mind on our outer world. Neuroscience, meditation, and mindfulness are featured prominently everywhere, from the cover of TIME to the halls of Harvard. Today, no discussion on the impact of our words is complete without considering the pioneering work of Japanese researcher, Dr. Masaru Emoto, who gained worldwide acclaim by showing how water is affected by our individual and collective consciousness.
Inspired by the uniqueness and beauty of snowflakes, Dr. Emoto spent years studying the effects of intention, words, and music on water. Time and again, his studies proved that both positive and negative thoughts, words, and intentions had corresponding effects on the delicate crystalline structures. When words and thoughts of love, kindness, or gratitude were focused on water, beautiful crystalline structures were formed. The same thing occurred while playing classical music. To the contrary, playing heavy metal music resulted in fragmented and malformed crystals. Likewise, writing words like, “Fool, “I hate you,” or even “Adolf Hitler” on water containers caused the crystal structures to literally look sick, dirty, and misshapen.
According to Emoto, words carry the ability to either create or destroy. His message is simple, yet far reaching: “The vibration of good words has a positive effect on our world, whereas the vibration from negative words has the power to destroy.” Others have continued to prove Emoto’s theories through experiments with other mediums such as rice, apples, and even yogurt. Whether spoken, written, or even unconscious thoughts, water molecules transform in response to their environment. You are approximately 70% water.
When millions of people focus their attention on listening to the same words, seeing the same pictures, and hearing the same descriptions, tremendous energy is generated and a massive thoughtform is created. Thoughtforms are vibrational blueprints that hold instructions for manifesting reality. Your imagination is a priceless tool for developing and exercising your attention toward creating what you want in life. And, as a conscious leader, you need to communicate mindful messages.
“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.”
3 Non-negotiable Values for Conscious Communication
How many conflicts at work do you think are caused by poor communication? How many of those problems do you think could be solved with more effective communication? The answer – infinite! As we move further into 2021, great leaders are intentionally crafting these three values into their communication plans and strategies for conscious communication success.
Transparency: Deliver difficult information with truthful words in thoughtful ways.
The outcome of miscommunicated information can have negative, long-lasting effects. Leaders often mistake undesirable results as an excuse to spin information to their benefit. Results are results. Transparency is easy when everything is going well. The temptation to spin away from transparency is heightened when reality is less than favourable. Conscious leaders foster an honest culture that doesn’t hide from hard conversations. Rather, they work to help others embrace what may be challenging to accept.
HD Leadership Suggestion: Use the new year as a catapult for communications. Openly recognise the difficulties faced throughout 2020, both collectively and individually. Calling attention to the less than pleasant feelings will establish mutual understanding and create a shared environment to grieve what needs to be grieved. This maintains open lines of communication from a point of commonality, providing further ideas, initiatives and support.
Support: The most important communication is often unspoken.
Relevance, in any industry, means staying aware, ahead and prepared for action. We often forget that “hurry up and wait” is an important part of being an authentic communicator. It’s not necessarily about who says it first, especially if they don’t say it well. In difficult times, it’s imperative that we humanise our communications to be about more than situational facts. Encompassing emotion and showing empathy can take what’s hard, build solidarity, and make it hopeful. This is impossible if we don’t demonstrate supportive action by leaving space for silence.
Listening creates opportunities for us to make the work we do responsive to the people we serve. It’s about more than reaction. It’s about understanding and connection. A shared pandemic has made the world feel smaller. Knowing we are ‘all in the is together’ has bridged gaps between our differences and made life a little more relatable, regardless of what makes us unique.
HD Leadership Suggestion: Look for ways to creatively tell the stories of our differences. Unique perspectives on our companies, teams and customer affairs help remove the typical and offer support for what is becoming the new normal. This approach will serve us well as we remain mindful that COVID-19 isn’t just an event. It’s a lifestyle change – one that also deserves communication methods that best support our audiences’ needs.
Celebration: Applaud your people all the time, anywhere, and in any way you can.
While we may each approach celebration in unique ways, research shows us that appreciated team members excel in the workplace and stay longer, which enhances company culture in general. People love to be acknowledged and praised for their contribution. Gallup provides this feedback on their website: “Workplace recognition motivates, provides a sense of accomplishment and makes employees feel valued for their work. Recognition not only boosts individual employee engagement, but it also has been found to increase productivity and loyalty to the company, leading to higher retention.” While there are multiple factors that influence overall engagement, never underestimate the power of words. Celebratory communications are a vehicle to empower, encourage and engage.
HD Leadership Suggestion: Dedicate regular time to recognise every single team member so you can show gratitude for everyone’s contributions. Intentionally integrating celebration into communication will establish a culture of appreciation where people lift each other up and applaud each other all the time.
“A beautiful thing happens when we start paying attention to each other. It is by participating more in your relationship that you breathe life into it.”
20 Outdated Patterns of Successful Old Paradigm Leaders
As we imagine the future beyond traditional skills of organising, planning and projecting, conscious leadership requires we envision where we want to head, why we believe it is the right direction, and what the impact will be on those around us. It also requires developing our innate intuitive messaging. In What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith, coach to many multinational CEO’s, listed 20 habits that executives need to break:
- Winning too much.
- Adding too much value.
- Passing judgment.
- Making destructive comments.
- Starting with “No,” “But,” or “However.”
- Telling the world how smart we are.
- Speaking when angry.
- Negativity or “Let me explain why that won’t work.”
- Withholding information.
- Failing to give proper recognition.
- Claiming credit that we don’t deserve.
- Making excuses.
- Clinging to the past.
- Playing favourites.
- Refusing to express regret.
- Not listening.
- Failing to express gratitude.
- Punishing the messenger.
- Passing the buck.
- An excessive need to be “me.”
While more leaders are getting the message that certain behaviours are perceived as unpopular. Many are still resisting change. What conscious leaders realise is that change is not just about changing behaviour; ultimately it is about transforming being. They understand that their words and actions have a powerful effect on their inner state of being as well as their teams’. The problem for old paradigm leaders is that they become attached to what they perceive as a single “winning strategy”. The winning strategies box stems from unconscious actions and self-deception.
The only way out of the winning strategies box is constant reinvention and an ability to reframe your operational context. Attachments to winning strategies and fixed contexts keep leaders tethered to the past and obscure the view to the larger picture. What is now required is the ability to shift the mind from seeing individual parts to recognising wholes. This must apply to the self, others and the entire system in which an organisation functions. When leaders reinvent everything but themselves, attempts to revolutionise business will fail.
“There is a world of difference between doing your best
and pretending that you are doing the best.”
3 Right-Brained Skills for the New Paradigm
Because we now know that the brain is primarily a social organ, and human connection is a necessity, it becomes harder to justify that business relationships can be conducted from only one region of the brain.
In the growing global Zeitgeist, relationships are the new global currency. While this sounds good, we must stay vigilant because it tends towards commodifying relations between people. Conscious leadership focusses on connection. In his book, Leading Consciously, author Debashis Chatterjee writes, “An organisation is a web of intimate relations. This indefinable energy of intimacy is a factor that determines the effectiveness of leadership. The ability to listen, the virtue of patience, the art of accommodating and understanding a person in context are the attributes of intimacy.”
Empathy is the foundation of all relationships for the conscious leader. Empathic awareness is a state – a lens – through which the conscious leader is experiencing the world. In his book, The Empathic Civilisation, Jeremy Rifkin writes, “The progress of civilisation has been a constant struggle between empathy, increased human connection, and entropy, the deterioration of the health of the planet. It is, quite literally, a race against time. We are on the cusp of an epic shift. The Age of Reason is being eclipsed by the Age of Empathy.” Conscious leaders reject the long-held view that human beings are detached, autonomous agents who are only interested in pursuing a self-serving agenda. The new paradigm of leadership operates from a vision of a shared, interconnected world where human nature is essentially collaborative.
Greed, the least researched human emotion (so far) is a mighty driver for many current leaders. Righteousness, which means taking right action, is the compass for conscious leadership. At its heart, right action means acting in noble in accordance with one’s values. The higher calling of righteousness requires that the leader be in alignment and integrity. This discipline is often a leader’s greatest challenge.
As Peter Senge points out: “The cultivation of virtue follows from the development of consciousness. Development literally means “de-enveloping” or opening up. Internalising such virtues does not come from the “outside in,” taught to us as moral codes to be followed blindly. These are virtues that we experience and follow naturally as our consciousness opens up, de-envelops. This constitutes a very different approach to leadership development than practiced in most organisations. It is neither quick nor simple. It demands deep commitment and disciplined practice.” Nothing less than stepping into the fire will usher in a new paradigm of leadership.
“What would it take for you (or your staff) to move on from your current organisation? Would you leave to feel valued, empowered, and largely left to your skills without being micromanaged but with the occasional “Hey, thanks for doing a great job!” from your manager? Organisational leaders: are you doing the little things to retain people? We should never underestimate how important it is for people to feel they are valued, respected, and heard. They want to know their voices matter and be met with a high level of responsiveness. All these needs rely on effective communication as the glue to bind them together.”
Communication is a Means of Connection
Connection fosters relationships. And relationships are what really matter in life. Communication is not just words, it’s what we do. Our facial expression, our tone of voice, our eye contact – or not. It’s also our speaking and writing. Everything we do can be interpreted as communication – even if we don’t mean it. That person you look at when she walks by in the airport terminal, may respond to you with a smile and a nod. That guy slightly behind you in the ticket line will probably not cut in front of you when you have your back turned to him. He won’t smile at you either.
Words initiate, instigate, inspire, transform, define, lead, create, elevate and more. Open your mouth and speak deliberately and powerfully. The words you choose have the power to create a template for a revolution of Love for the world and all our inhabitants. Choose your thoughts consciously. Choose your words wisely.
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
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