Many of you are pondering your next move, “Do I do this? Or, should I do that? What will make my life complete for surely I cannot just sit here and do nothing? There must be something for me to do or achieve.”
Recently I received an e-mail from a reader who felt nervous about moving forward with a new, exciting job offer. She worried about how her life would be affected by making the transition from a healthy, more balanced lifestyle, to what she assumed would be a fast-paced, demanding schedule.
Many of you remain frightened. So much has happened to you emotionally and physically in the past few months, weeks and days that you feel as if your nerves are outside your body. You may even feel as if one more incident, one more sliver of fear or pain will push you over the edge.
We have been talking here about Work as a part of our life, and last week I talked about never working at a job you hate...and to know that if you yearn for what you wish to do, and then go for it, things always work out in the end. I need to admit now that I did not understand all this myself until I was in my 50s, after my conversation with God experience. Before then I thought I had been just "lucky."
This week we will continue our look at the Holy Experience and your work, or chief activity. I began this particular exploration last week by telling you that your life was never meant to be about "work." Not in the way that most people use the word.
Whether it’s business or something else, the question is always whether the transcendent dimension is still operating in the background, while in the foreground you talk about business. If the transcendent dimension is not there, then business becomes problematic and self-seeking. This even interferes with what could be a much more efficient way of doing business. By seeking some advantage through the other person or company, a lot of dysfunction comes into business.
Question: For those of us who are unemployed and seeking employment, how do you stay connected to the Source, and to your own sense of divinity, and still deal with the reality and the drama and the pain of trying to find a job?
Last week I received an email from a woman who’s been unemployed for several months and is worried about losing her home. My heart goes out to her and the thousands of people who are in the same situation, struggling to make ends meet. As I considered her challenge, I suggested several things that might help. This week I thought I’d share the ideas in case you, or someone you care about, need help.
Dear friends, it is with
joy and affection that I am among you today. I know you so well and it seems to
me as if we met each other yesterday. In the realms where I dwell, time is not
so important. I recognize you very well although your manifestation, your
physical appearance, is different from the times I knew you.