Severe weather conditions being experienced across the USA has many people on edge. The severe damage of tornadoes, flood and storms has happened so quickly that often entire communities are wiped out before warning signals are sounded. All of us are not cut out to be emergency workers but each of us has a vested interest in knowing and understanding the underlying ways that we can contribute in times of need.
We have received an important lesson in what it means to give service watching the Japanese people response to the March 11, 2011, earthquake which churned up a devastating tsunami that swept over cities and farmland in the northern part of the country. Recorded as 9.0 on the Richter scale, it was the most powerful quake ever to hit the country. As the nation struggled with a rescue effort, it also faced the worst nuclear emergency since Chernobyl; explosions and leaks of radioactive gas took place in three reactors.
Through it all, the world has watched the highly organized and deeply compassionate way the Japanese people have responded to each other. Many of us have been transformed watching them and this brings a critical need for us to tap into our intuition to determine our own path for leadership should the need arise: Here are three roles to help you determine how you can be of assistance during a weather emergency:
1. Battlefield Commander – Be willing to step up and immediately lead your family, friends and or community. Provide energy to create momentum. This role requires a feeling of love, without hysteria. An important part of this role is to help others to determine their own skills, talents or abilities they can contribute.
2. Navigator – Provide information that will help groups adapt. If you have an expertise that should be utilized step up and give it without hesitation.
3. Cheerleader – Keeping people who are panicky calm is an important skill. The ability to uplift others doesn’t require any special training. Many times, people react irrationality when they are afraid and having someone who will step up to assist with those individuals could save their lives and others.
Temper your willingness to help by focusing inside on what course of action you think is best. This is where listening to your intuition is so important. Start to test it on small matters in order to have the link firmly established. The more you use your intuitive muscle and trust it the stronger it becomes. The time to decide is now on what type of service you will give.