Mother Teresa — 'I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.'
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples – Mother Teresa

As someone who resonates deeply with the archetype of The Warrior, I am constantly on a Quest to define my purpose and improve my work.

Recently, in order to expand my reach and deepen my understanding of what’s possible for my work, I begin a training with The Pachamama Alliance.

In reading their document entitled “Ten Qualities Of A Game Changer” I’ve discovered that a key purpose of my work has always been to assist people in uncovering the Game Changer within.

I’ve often been asked – and wondered – WHO are my clients? What defines them as a tribe? and What are they seeking? The answer has never been economic, professional or even temperamental. The answer, I see now, has been that my clients are Game Changers or people who feel the stirring of the Game Changer within.

Here are the “Ten Qualities Of A Game Changer.”

Now ask yourself: Does this sound like you? Or the person you are called to be? 

  1. You understand that all life is connected. You see the human family, in all its diversity, as an integral component in the whole of the web of creation, and are committed to building a society that reflects and reveres the sacred and interconnected nature of all life.
  2. You stand for a sustainable, just and fulfilling future. You stand for and act from an informed vision that a sustainable, just and fulfilling future for all beings is urgent, possible and essential.
  3. You recognize that the universe is friendly. You recognize that the universe is friendly and that the evolutionary force that put the stars in motion is moving through us and is a dynamic, self-organizing process whose grace and guidance we can trust.
  4. You realize that we are called to be evolutionary activists. You realize that the human role and responsibility now is an evolutionary activist, intentionally engaging with the momentum of evolution to shape the future as it is being brought into being.
  5. You inquire deeply. You understand that the collective transformation of our society requires a completely new definition of what is possible in being human, and requires that we inquire deeply into questions such as: “Who am I, really?” and, “What is my relationship the the whole?”
  6. You recognize systems of power and privilege. You recognize that the social injustice and environmental exploitation in our world are not the “natural order of things,” but rather, are the outcome of intentionally-designed systems of power and privilege. These systems and structures resist change, and lead to further injustice, violence and suffering.
  7. You put forth a new story. You are able to discern the cultural stories that perpetuate inequity and concentrate power and privelege, and you live from and share new stories that create the paradigm for a just and sustainable future.
  8. You are no longer “food” for the system. Your actions and interactions move in the direction of undoing – rather than being complicit with  – systems and structures that perpetuate an unjust, unsustainable, unfulfilled world.
  9. You take action that strikes at the root. You seek to engage in effective personal and collective actions that strike at the root causes of the global crises, and you involve others in taking those actions.
  10. You are part of a global movement. You experience being an integral member of a vast and growing evolutionary movement toward reconciliation and wholeness.