We've all thought this at one time or another: So many things can trigger such a response: corporate greed, political corruption, economic disparity, environmental degradation, wars, violence...the list goes on. Why is it we keep looking to our “leaders” to make things better when they are the ones who led us into these situations in the first place?
Clearly, it’s time for a new kind of leadership – in our families, communities and globally, as well as in our individual lives. Face the facts: we have been misled – by our misinformed parents, our underfunded schools, our immoral society, and our self-serving media.
As the old proverb goes, if we don’t change our direction, we’ll end up where we’re headed. It is time to stop hoping that some specially anointed person is going to take over and make everything better. It is time for you and me to become the leaders we have been waiting for, and to guide ourselves and our world more intelligently, more wisely, and more compassionately.
It’s time to stop playing victim – it’s time to foment a revolution and seize control of your life.
Imagine taking one step forward and entering into a new world, one where there is congruity between what you most deeply want and the actions you take on a daily basis! This program is your ticket to that new world.
With Dr. Miller's guidance, you will realize that within you is the power and the desire to change the way you think, the way you feel, and the way you behave – all the way from your personal health habits and how you behave in relationships to how you participate in your family, your community, and in your world at large.
You will learn to stop being afraid of your power. You will learn to find that wise inner leader, that ability to recognize your gifts, talents and skills, and to act with courage and inspiration in the service of your deeper values.
You will learn to lead yourself and your world to success and sustainability.
Track 1: How to Awaken and Empower Your Inner Leader (Drivetime) - Who are you, and why are you here? This Heart-to-Heart talk will explore the basic concepts of wise leadership, and is a Drivetime program, so you can listen while you drive or during other activities.
Track 2: Unlocking the Power of Now – A guided imagery experience best used during eyes-closed deep relaxation. You are guided away from the distractions of the outside world and into a deeper awareness of the wisdom within.
Track 3: Touching Wisdom – A guided imagery adventure into the deeper mind – and to your “Special Place” within where dwells your deeper guidance, and the answers to the most important questions in your life.
Track 4: Leading the Way to Your Goal – Your visions and goals can now develop, and you can focus the full power of your nervous system.
Track 5: Feedback, Breakfast of Champions – Again, through guided imagery, you take the part of your mind that learns and accomplishes through the all-important function of reinforcing successes and rescripting mistakes.
How Awakening the Leader Within Works:
There is a leader within each of us. To gain access to that leader, and to that leader’s wisdom, you first learn to relax your sympathetic nervous system and the fight/flight reaction of mind and body. This produces the inner quiet necessary to perceive your center and the direct experience of the present moment.
The processes used to accomplish this are a combination of techniques drawn from the disciplines of meditation, prayer, hypnosis and autogenic training. This is the state at which the deepest Self-knowledge is available.
The sensitivity at this level enables you to become aware of your true Self and the techniques of guided imagery, autosuggestion, and self-hypnosis are now applied to enable you to become aware of your inner potential to guide your life in harmony with your deeper values. During this state of focused concentration you intentionally choose to be in touch with the deep reservoir of wisdom within – the wisdom that can enable you to make the choices that will take you where you want to go.
As you use the tools of creative visualization to evolve the model of the future you most wish to create, you feel the powerfully positive emotions that will engage your motivation and the energy of your body. Then you choose to participate fully in leading your life and the world around you to health, success, joy and peace.
Finally, on an ongoing basis, you use these same mind-tools to skillfully examine your performance – reinforcing your successes and rescripting those situations in which you were less than completely successful.
Honor your spiritual beliefs and motivate by your personal mission. Evolve a compelling vision for your life and commit yourself to it. Quiet your mind-chatter, focus your attention, and access your wise inner guide Discover that the leader you need – that we all need – is within you!
For those who wish to play a stronger leadership role at a personal, family, or other level. Useful for learning how to use meditative, prayer, and hypnotic states – especially in how to apply them to create success in being a leader in your own life and in groups. Helps improve self-respect, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Increasing motivation, improving attitude, enhancing the ability to work and create well with others. Helps move from the Old Paradigm of polarity, fragmentation, competition and Violence to the New Paradigm (link to article in Resources) of conversation, shared purpose, collective wisdom, and Love.
Recommended Use & Detailed Description of Exercises:
Track 1: How to Awaken and Empower Your Inner Leader - In this Heart-to-Heart talk, Dr. Miller discusses why it is time to throw off the limitations of your past programming and gain access to your inner gifts. You will see how you have been misled, manipulated and lied to by a world that long ago lost its moral compass – how you have been denied that information and guidance that would allow you to free yourself and your world from this tyranny. This is a Drivetime program, so you can listen while you drive or during other activities. Listen to this a few times to understand the principles, then from time-to-time when you need motivation or a refresher.
Track 2: Unlocking the Power of Now - Learn to hear your inner voice of wisdom over the cacophony of demands placed on us by today’s overstressed world. Few of us live in monasteries or in a cabin in the woods. High-stress environments, anxieties, addictions, guilt and shame constantly pressure us from within. With this soothing imagery, you will create deep relaxation, a meditative state, and quiet the incessant chatter that drowns out the voice of wisdom and spirit deep within you. Practice with this part once or twice a day until you become the low stress, high creativity person you know you can be.
Track 3: Touching Wisdom - After quieting the inner noise of your mind, you will find your Special Place within, and meet your wise inner guide. Most people will find that when the suggestion is given to visualize an inner guide, one will appear.
Because the deeper mind can function best with symbols, your inner guide will probably take the form of a person you trust – like a kindly grandfather, or it might be a fairy, an animal, a saint, or a glowing light. Usually, if you have a spiritual path, your guide will probably have a connection with your faith. Jesus has been a trusted guide for many. Alternatively, you can choose who or what you want your guide to be before listening to this track, then imagine that when you get to the appropriate point in the imagery.
You can begin this one a few days or more after beginning to use Track 2. You might continue to alternate between Track 2 and 3 – listening to each once a day.
Track 4: Leading the Way to Your Goal - On this track you will learn “the Master Skill,” mental image rehearsal. Through stimulating guided imagery you will focus your awareness and your energy where you really want them – on the visions and goals you want to achieve.
Already have a goal in mind? Enlist the potential of your brain and nervous system to achieve your vision. Or let your inner wisdom share in what or where it would be most beneficial to invest your personal power. Then find the courage and fortitude to go for your goal.
Once you are familiar with that place of wisdom inside you, you are ready to go on and create the future you most desire. First you do it in your mind, then you create it in your world. Begin to use this track when you are familiar with Track 3 and are ready to put your leadership abilities to work for you.
Track 5: Feedback, Breakfast of Champions - One of the greatest causes of failure is the ineffective and harmful use of feedback, especially negative feedback. Here you will learn what champions know: how to create success out of failures. It is amazingly easy! Use this brief process on a regular basis to keep yourself on track. It will show you how to reinforce positive experiences and reprogram negative ones.
After you have begun to bring your leadership to the situations in your life, use this track after every new situation to reinforce and rescript.
Develop full awareness of your special gifts, talents and resources. You owe it to yourself! There is a deep reservoir of Love within you, and there you will find the answers to the most important questions of your life.
Supplementary and Related Programs:
Begin Your Day the Olympian Way – Created with Olympian Athlete Marilyn King, this CD offers a number of experiences you can use the moment you awaken in the morning. The techniques that top athletes use to do their personal best and achieve victory takes only the enjoyable experience of listening once a day.
Healing Our Planet – Applying at the global level the concept of Distributed Leadership you learned on Awakening the Leader Within. Powerful imagery helps you understand how to play your part in transforming our planet.
Contraindications and Precautions: Although there are really no absolute contraindications for the use of this product, people who are severely psychotic or who do not want to at least try to follow the guidance offered will probably benefit little from listening. Listening is also not a substitute for needed medical care or psychiatric care for serious mental or emotional disturbance. In any undiagnosed potentially serious condition such as a head injury, again, there will not likely be any harm, but it would be wise to delay their use until an adequate diagnosis has been made. Although no such problems have been reported, people with seizures of any kind, or neurological or with severe neurorespiratory disease, should check with their primary care practitioner for suggestions regarding the use of this program. Likewise, if you are undergoing psychotherapy, share your use of these with your therapist, as he/she may want to integrate this use with your treatment. And, of course, if you are driving or using equipment that requires your full attention, do not close your eyes and do not listen to any program that you find causes you to become drowsy, distracted, or incapable of functioning safely. Programs designated as “Drivetime” should be used with these precautions in mind.
Running Time: 150 minutes ISBN: Digital Download 978-1-61544-381-9