The starting point of accessing Shakti is presence.

Shakti Leaders must undertake a heroic journey—one we’ll cover in more detail in later chapters—to come into their full power as leaders. How can we journey consciously with ease and grace, instead of having to suffer through pain, crises, and chaos? The short answer is that we must prepare for the journey by learning how to get out of our ego and into presence.

When you’re in presence, you gain access to the power of presence, which is Shakti. Then leadership and followership become natural and seamless, because a transcendent power is now leading the show rather than an individual leader.

As we described earlier, the crisis we collectively and individually face is ...

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