The Shakti Leadership Model
The Journey through
The Five Elements of Shakti Leadership embodied in its Yantra (power symbol):
The central dot: Presence: a state in which you have nothing to defend, promote or fear and are completely at home in the moment
— Maps on to the Space Element as the still, witnessing state of consciousness itself, the emptyfullness
The inverted triangle: Shakti: the regenerative and creative womb and fiercely loving power that fuels all creation and animates consciousness
— Maps on to the Air Element as the freely available breath available to all life, permeating everything and of which there is enough for everyone
The bottom left triangle: Wholeness: the ability to balance, integrate, and unite all the divided and fragmented parts of oneself
— Maps on to the Earth Element, with the grid of squares representing the stable ground needed to anchor the remaining two capacities
The bottom right triangle: Flexibility: the capacity to flex between masculine and feminine power as the situation or context requires
— Maps on to the Water Element, with the grid of waves reminding us to remain in constant flow with the energies between all polarities
The top triangle: Congruence: to be centered, authentic and coherent, so that everything is in alignment with one’s higher purpose
—Maps on the Fire Element, with the grid of vertical lines denoting the focus and intense aspiration needed to stay true to our swadharma
The outer circle: The Heroic Journey: the journey of coming into our own power and becoming the person and leader we are meant to be
—Maps on to the ‘Cycle’ of the Five Elements that flow in Nature as a continuous descent and ascent of consciousnes
HOW TO USE THE YANTRA AS AN AID TO MEDITATION:
In yogic tradition, a yantra is a geometric representation of Shakti;
meditating on which the power and capacities it represents are activated within the meditator.
The central dot is called the ‘bindu’ and serves to unify and harmonise the Self.
FOCUS – BREATHE – AFFIRM – THANK
Focus on the bindu while keeping the whole figure in your awareness.
Inhale and open up to the Higher Self, exhale and offer up your ego to this void
“I AM here now;
All I need is within me;
All I need comes to me;
I AM whole and I flow with ease;
I AM my purpose manifest”
Close with giving thanks for Shakti’s grace, guidance and protection on the journey.