What is your kingdom? Where are you the ruler, king or queen?
We all have our kingdom where we are rulers, where we reign have kingship and sovereignty. But one man’s kingdom is different to anothers and what kind of reign or mastery that is performed is also very different. Let us explore your kingship.
The size of your kingdom
As a foetus, you can say your kingdom is within your mother. After birth when you are a toddler your kingdom is within your family or your home. As you grow and evolve you can become the king or queen of an activity like sport or dancing or certain subjects in school, you can also become the beauty queen or the king or queen of the street etc.
Everybody should experience they are good at something or in one area. When you start school you discover that there are others that are smarter stronger or quicker than you. Teachers and parents should pay particular attention to help kids improve and master skills. They will be more fulfilled if you can make them feel they can take charge of their own growth. Parents fall into two extremes; those that think future activities are inherited in the kid and will unfold by itself and the others decide themselves and impose a certain activity on the child from an early age. I believe the best is neither, but something in the middle. You can become good at a lot of things if you give it enough energy and time (Read How to be capable), but also you have certain constitutional predispositions from your family and even from the make up of your soul.
At school your kingdom grows from the village to the capital and out to the borders of your country. As you become grown up your kingdom can be the whole world.
You can look at life as concentric circles; womb, home, garden, village, country, world.
As you grow, evolve and master your circle becomes bigger. Some of us will never leave the village others will travel the earth, become world famous or study and work in different countries or shake the world wide web with their activities.
Where is your circle? Where are the people you relate to, have as friends and work with?
Degree of mastery
The different circles of your world will be mastered to different degrees. As you are able to visit the capital but would not dare to drive a car there, you might feel you can drive all around your village without any worries. If there are things in your home that make you feel insecure, worried or inhibits you, it will prevent you from fully master the bigger circles. If you master the level of your country your home will be a piece of cake. People that are able to do great work on the level of their country have a minimum foundation in the inner circles. You can master basic skills, or you can differentiate between different possible solutions or even reach a level where you are innovative and represent cutting edge activity, ask your self if you are just repeating what others do. If you select between different possible ways of doing things or if you are creative and invent new ways or ideas that others can choose or copy.
Degree of awareness
As society and culture evolves new values are developed. In a tribal community there is much similarity with a flock of animals in the way the hierarchy makes the strongest and bravest the king. Here muscle and guts decide. The king can reach ruler ship of a city. If you are an athlete or hard worker with strong body and discipline you have reached this level.
To reach the level of nations you need writing. Writing is then used to regulate taxes, laws and religion. If you master a subject, have an education within a field, have competensies within a field of knowledge you have reached this level. To reach the inter-national level, you need modern communication. This will let you travel, surf the net, establish your business or publish and exchange your knowledge.
To become aware on a global level, you need to transcend your selfishness and become truly concerned about human kind, animals, nature and the earth.
To become universal, you need to be able to recognise patterns, see how a few principles are behind all areas of knowledge and any part of nature.
To become galactic, you need to be able to sense beings higher than the human and aim at harmonising the global community with all other inhabited planets in the galaxy.
Ask yourself at which step it became fantasy or sci-fi and go one step back to assess what probably is your level of awareness, then ask yourself what it would take to take the next step.