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Posted on May 3, 2011 in change | 0 comments

Kingmaker

by Jill MacGregor

Every time I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray…
I’m waiting for that final moment you say the words that I can’t say.

~New Order


We could all use a kingmaker. That influencer who initiates or completes action to our benefit. The muscle who ensures that things get done for us. Someone who toots the horn on our behalf. Our quarterback, our Godfather, our Fairy Godmother.

Maybe you’re a kingmaker in your own right—ensuring that the light is pointed on the right person and stepping into the shadows while others shine. It’s not that you don’t want the acclaim; you like praise for all you do and achieve. But it does require a certain eye to do what you do, doesn’t it? The ability to see someone else’s promise…tilt your head, squint your eyes and easily connect their dots.

Do you do that?

Maybe the position of kingmaker is filled for each of us—maybe each of us has one—or a number of kingmakers—who slide in and out of our lives, nudging and influencing. Helping us get important things done in our lives, whether we realize the power they’ve possessed or not.

Is your role to clear the path or walk the path? Think about it. Which role do you play? How does that role change as people weave through your life?


Upended by the Fantastic

The help that comes from nowhere.

The moment of clarity in the storm when you see, you understand and begin to trust.

The overwhelming sense of wonder when things work out in ways you didn’t foresee.

Do you ever wonder if the Universe is your kingmaker? It’s so easy to take providential moments for granted. They happen a lot. So often, we misplace their connection in our lives. Our gifts, our bennies, our mulligans.

Do you experience moments of peace out of nowhere? They serve as reminders in your harried world that all is moving as it should, you are exactly where you should be, and a universal machine is operating behind the scenes entirely on your behalf.

Sometimes a feeling blows over you like a warm breeze, quick and sudden. It reminds you that your problems have solutions—all of them—even if the solutions are out of your current line of vision.

That feeling reminds you that you can always be an answer for others — each of us can–by starting with the universal questions–and we all know what those questions are: Why me? Why not me? When? Why am I struggling? Why do I feel alone? Why do I feel lost?

Whatever the question is—submerge yourself in the unknown waters of others and be the kindness and understanding they may need. Be the connection they’ve been searching for—the path that directs them to ideas, other people. Or back to the core of who they are.

Find a way to be that answer for others, you, kingmaker, you.

It may be an interesting point to notice how others are working behind the scenes in your life—clearing your path—just when you need it.


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