Theme: Inspired & Inspiring Leadership in these Challenging Transition Times
We will continue reflections on leadership following the recently concluded Cycle of Conferences visualization in support of the World Economic Forum (January 17 – 20).
[During the second phase of externalization] a few isolated disciples and initiates, scattered all over the world will be the real Builders of the new world, of the new civilisation; they will assume leadership in most countries and take high office in all departments of human life. This they will do by the free choice of the people and by virtue of their advanced and proven merit. By this means, gradually the Hierarchy will take over the control upon the physical plane—subjectively as well as objectively—of the direction of human affairs. This direction will be in virtue of their known and approved capacity and will not involve the imposition of any hierarchical control or authority; it will simply signify the free recognition by free people of certain spiritual qualities and effective activities which they believe signify that these men and women are adequate to the demanded job, and whom they therefore choose as directing agents in the new and coming world.
Alice Bailey, Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p. 571 - 2
Questions for reflection and discussion:
What new qualities of leadership are emerging in human affairs, and what does this tell us about the externalization process?