Today, I want you to think about a time that you had a conversation with someone that revolved around the following question. ‘If you could invite any five people, living or dead, to dinner, who would they be?’ Do you recall your answer? This concept, is interesting isn’t it? I parallel it to the ideology of assembling your council of sheroes.
Are you familiar with Napoleon Hill’s book ‘Think and Grow Rich’? If you are, you know that this book actually has very little to do with becoming rich. Financially speaking anyways. From it, developed this thought process of the invisible counsellors.
People whom you would seek out advice from.
Who would you have at your Round Table?
Consider that this doesn’t need to be a completely hypothetical question. It is as though you are assembling as a medium. Not exactly in the literal sense because I don’t practice receiving or sending messages from others pasts, however, I do embrace this ideology of ‘what would she do?’.
It becomes that conscious conversation with your understanding and perception of why those you look up to, or model after, and so on and answering your own question. Let me illustrate this for you.
Rosa Parks is among my council of sheroes. And, I spent considerable time learning what I could about it. I knew initially that I was enamoured with her cause, her movement, her stand on civil rights, but I needed more. I wanted to know all I could to better understand the why, she did what she did. Otherwise, I would never be able to truly conceptualize her answers to my own silent questions.
Among my Council of Sheroes
Maya Angelou is also at my round table. And, not unlike my process with Rosa Parks I wanted to know everything I could. I read things about her story, her past and her purpose. I read things that were told by her or to her. For me, I needed to know all I could and more than what the public eye sees at face value.
These women, especially these two in particular are coming from a deeper place. A place that drove them to do what some viewed as radical things, spoke the unimaginable, and left such an incredible legacy.
Now given that Rosa Parks passed on in 2005 and Maya Angelou passed on in 2014 I am no longer able to ask them physically (well, maybe that is its own false reality in itself) but the point being it is 100% not possible any longer. So, in learning all I can and understanding as best as possible — the research and studying of their choices is my key.
Have you Assembled your Council of Sheroes?
Napoleon Hill refers to this as the sixth sense. Well, he doesn’t refer to anyone as sheroes — however, this is where his concepts are applied to my reality.
Infinite intelligence – cosmic consciousness, universal energy, the collective unconscious, or a higher power, which appears to be the collective memory. And, knowledge of the universe, together with some kind of space-time continuum out of which an infinite number of possibilities can manifest on our physical plane. To put it lightly, right?
Hill referred to the sixth sense as the creative imagination, but to be honest you can call it what you will. He was right in saying, however, that it defies description. And he was also right in saying that it can’t be described to someone who hasn’t mastered the philosophy of manifestation.
In other words, unless you’ve experienced the power of the subconscious for yourself, it is possible you won’t fully understand it. And, you probably won’t believe in it, either.
You can only understand the creative imagination if you have spent time exploring how it operates, and using it as the “medium of contact between the finite mind of man and infinite intelligence”.
Hill believed that his imaginary meetings with his Invisible counselors were of enormous benefit to his life
And, on this note I have to agree with him. Assembling your council of sheroes should not come lightly. The decision about who is joining your meetings, and siting at your table (of life) is a process. In my opinion, it requires an in depth look at the who and the why.
I also believe there is no right or wrong answer to who is at your table. This decision is an intimate one and one that you may not ever share, except of course with your council.
Please understand this council of sheroes is more than a place of ‘make-believe’. This council should be designed to help you work through dilemmas you are experiencing, questions you are seeking answers to, or perhaps even obstacles you want to overcome — and need guidance.
I look forward to reading who you would invite to be a part of your council of sheroes.