Om Namah Shivaya Chants And The New Western Oath Of Leadership Part 1
Om Namah Shivaya is a very popular mantra in yogic studies. For my lineage of study, a branch of the sannyasin and Shivaism loving sect, Shiva is more neutral as both the form of creator , preserver and destroyer force in the universe, all rolled into one. I guess you can equate that in a religious sense to God. Without the dogma, I just think the division of science and mystic spirituality broke medicine by creating a division of I and Us. I think this mantra sounds a lot like the vibe of the OmHealing leaders in my Guru Goddess Tribe.
“I aim to be both the force of destruction from the old ways and the creator of the new. This is a rising force of wisdom verses indoctrinated ways that no longer service the greater good. This is Om Healing.
— -Me, following the #GuruGoddessTribe Vibe
THE CHANT SPEAKS TO THE BELIEF THAT WE SHOULD BOW TO A FORCE OF WISDOM GREATER THAN OUR OWN WHEN WE PROMISE TO CARE FOR CLIENTS
So basically, if I say this mantra , I am preserving the hippocratic oath to do no harm by my own battle between supreme faith in my purpose and fear placed by ego. In the mindset of OmHealing, I am both a scientist and a spiritualist. I prove it by showing up and basically declaring my vulnerability everyday by saying
I do not know everything and that it is perfectly fine to admit that out loud. Despite this, and here seems to lay the hardest thing for some to move beyond, I can be my personal best and have that NOT BE PERFECT yet be highly respected.
I can admit there will be tons I may never know but remain identified as smart and fierce and willing to go out of my way to learn as much as I can and take creative action.
I can still be a rebel working outside the box of science and yet have outcomes that say I am a good clinician but I need to admit, that I, will do my best to use the evidence but that I, nor anyone else for that matter, is ever going to be smarter than the universal wisdom of nature.
Therefore, I must always be open to keeping up with the changes without feeling compelled to change. I must always have faith in my intuitive ability to decide what does not feel safe or right and what seems new and evolutionary.
LEARN TO HONOR THE ESSENCE AND TRUTH WITHIN WISE WORDS MORE THAN THE ONE WHO SAYS THEM.
In Healthcare, my clients, my colleagues, the health care organizations, insurers and everyone in between get stuck on words. They fight and think and debate on them some more but few seem to actually want to accept the work of feeling a calling to lead health anymore.
The new oath I offer.
"To lay my soul down upon a call to lead, I will stop playing small when I have been asked to step big into my role. I will take my place and become the best health provider I can because I will work to have the courage to stay open to the updates from a Universal Wisdom. I will keep my faith because sometimes I won't always see. I will listen each day, no matter how much experience I gain, to hear the call to reflect on the words that seem to oppose my truth the strongest. I acknowledge I must always bow to those that challenge me and seek the guidance on how to remain strong enough so that I gratefully self reflect deeply."
In doing all this, I can change with full faith in the direction of my decisions without despair whether I chose to change course or remain in alignment with my core essence.
This is by far the hardest work in leaving self imposed prisons; but, as stated by a guru in his own right "The Truth Shall Set You Free"
“Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world”
— Marianne Williamson, quoted by Nelson Mandela
Are you playing too small in the world? How can you play bigger today? Let me know below . As always, if I inspired you, do you think I can inspire another? If so, please share. I know the world needs your shine so the others looking up to you for courage can see you. Follow how to build that in Part 2