Spring 2013 (Issue 51)    

Conscious Capitalism    |      Visionary Leadership Meditation    I    Money as a Spiritual Asset Workshops    

Is There a Conscious Capitalism?
© 2013
Corinne McLaughlin

Are you feeling alarmed about the growing greed and widespread harm caused by big corporations?  Did you know that today only 19% of Americans have confidence in big business?  Is capitalism an evil empire destroying our world—or can it save the world and “elevate humanity” as a recent conference I attended promised?

Despite all the problems caused by big business, I’ve been encouraged by some good news recently.  There’s a new movement growing across the country called “Conscious Capitalism”, started by former Trader Joe’s president Doug Rauch and the CEOs of a number of successful companies. They’ve found that applying spiritual and humane principles to business can actually help the bottom line.  How refreshing!  Profit and ethics don’t have to be in conflict.

“The true purpose of business is to improve our lives and create value for all stakeholders -- customers, employees, suppliers, investors, and society at large,” say John Mackey and Raj Sisodia, the co-authors of a new book called Conscious Capitalism.  Mackey is co-founder and CEO of the acclaimed $11 billion Whole Foods Market and Sisodia is Professor of Marketing at Bentley University. They were among the major speakers at the ground-breaking conference I recently attended called Conscious Capitalism: Elevating Humanity through Conscious Business.

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Meditation on Visionary Leadership

By Corinne McLaughlin 

Read each line of this meditation and then close your eyes to inwardly experience what’s suggested before reading the next line: 

Begin by taking a few deep breaths to breathe in peace and stillness, and let go of any tensions or worries.

Focus your attention in the present moment, releasing concerns about the past and releasing concerns about the future.

Visualize a bright sun just above your head, which radiates the light of your soul or higher self to you. See this light flowing into your whole being, energizing and inspiring you.

Affirm your clear intention to develop yourself more fully as a visionary leader and dedicate yourself to living in alignment with your deepest values. 

Imagine that you have an inner compass that inwardly keeps you aligned with your core values and integrity.

As a true visionary leader embodies a synthesis of will, heart and mind, see the light of your soul strengthening your spiritual will and a higher sense of purpose.  Reflect on your higher purpose and how you can express it more courageously in the world to meet true needs.

Now see the light of your soul filling your heart, opening your heart to greater compassion for others, for your family, your friends, and co-workers. Expand this love to embrace all of life.

Now see the light of your soul illuminating your mind, enabling you to see the big picture, so you can become more intuitive, more creative and wiser.

Ask your soul to provide a clear vision for your life and work….

See clearly the next step you need to take to express this vision effectively.

If you’re willing, make an inward commitment to do this.

When you’re ready, take a few deep breaths and bring your attention back to the room you’re sitting in and slowly open your eyes. Make a few notes to help remember what you’ve experienced.


Money as a Spiritual Asset
Conscious Earning, Spending and Investing

with Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson

East Coast seminar: June 1 to 2, Sirius Community, Shutesbury, MA

West Coast:  September 20-22 at The Institute of Noetic Sciences Retreat Center, Petaluma, CA

Would you like to generate financial abundance for yourself or your organization or project?  Would you like to transform dysfunctional, subconscious issues about money that relate to old patterns?  Would you like to do more good in the world with your money? 

Money is both a tool and a sacred trust that can help your contribution to the world be more effective. Money is simply Spirit, vibrating at a lower or denser frequency. It is essentially concretized energy or life force. This workshop will include presentations, experiential tools and meditations to help you:

        Learn why spiritual people have money problems

        Discover how to build your karmic bank account

        Dialogue with parts of your subconscious that are undermining your relationship with money

        Discover which of your chakras needs to be energized to transform your money issues

        Listen to your heart and intuition as well as practical advice in financial matters

        Learn about social investing and impact investing as tools to help change the world

        Broaden your asset diversification to be prepared for world changes

East Coast Registration:  Advance registration is $139 (or $159 at the door), Send a check to The Center for Visionary Leadership, 369 3rd St. #563, San Rafael, CA 94901 or call 415-472-2540 with your credit card number.  Accommodations with meals are $115/day for shared room or $140/day for private room. To reserve accommodations, email info@siriuscommunity.org or call 413-259-1251. Sirius Community is on 93 beautiful acres of forested land and organic gardens with a pond for swimming and sauna for relaxation. For more information about the seminar, call 415-472-2540 or email corinnemc@visionarylead.org.  Co-sponsored by The Center for Visionary Leadership.
Workshop is held Saturday 9:30am to 5pm and Sunday 9:30am to 12:30pm.  

West Coast:  Workshop begins Friday at 4pm and ends Sunday at 1:30pm; cost is $295 before Sept. 1 and includes all meals. Accommodations are $75. per night for shared rooms and $99 per night for private rooms. The Institute for Noetic Sciences is located on 194 beautiful acres of rolling hills, oaks and organic gardens 35 minutes north of San Francisco. Register here:  https://www.regonline.com/consciousinvesting2013. For more informationemail workshops@noetic.org or call (707) 779 8202.  For questions on workshop content, contact: corinnemc@visionarylead.org


Unplug Your Phone and Recharge Your Spirit
With Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson

June 7-9 at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York

Do you need a break from technology to recover your serenity and reconnect with people and a supportive community?   Do you need a break from the hyperactivity and speediness all around you? 

On this weekend program, you’ll have time to unwind as you relax and reconnect with your body and soul in a slower rhythm with a community of like-minded souls.  You can refocus on what’s essential and meaningful in your life, reconnect with your inner wisdom, tap your creativity and renew your health. 

In this regenerating workshop, there will be a balance of quiet meditative exercises, reflective writing, creative expression and refreshing movement.  Even simple tasks like walking to the lake and eating fresh organic food will become sensuous experiences of awareness and renewal.

Here you can enter sacred time, where each moment is special and deepens your spiritual journey. Here your consciousness can expand and time becomes your friend, rather than something to beat. You become more fully present in the moment and rediscover the simple joys of life.

Workshop: June 7-9 Friday 8pm to Sunday 12pm at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY
Omega is a world famous personal development and retreat center in the beautiful Hudson Valley (www.eomega.org)

Registration:  http://www.eomega.org/workshops/unplug-your-phone-recharge-your-spirit#-workshop-description-block



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