“Keep your day job … ’til your night job pays.”
In this time of great change and awakening, there are more and more people coming ‘online’. And I don’t mean the world wide web. I mean folks who are tapping into a source beyond the small-s-self. I mean the countless healers, energy workers, wellness practitioners and “Light Workers” who are tapping into higher guidance, deeper wisdom and their own true purpose for being here.
It’s a wonderful, exciting time to live if you are among those awakening to who you truly are! Well, wonderful that is, until your vision, your heartfelt intent, your sweet, sweet dream, comes slamming up against that thing called ‘reality’.
Okay Quantum Mechanics & Hindu/Buddhist concepts of Mara/illusion aside, no matter how illusory our material reality may be, the bottom line is this:
Your Soul Purpose Calling is happening right here – in the Economy of the Physical.
Yep, that’s right, light worker or not, you can’t eat light, have it pay your heating bills in winter or put gas in your car.
But somehow and for some reason, there are a whole lotta folks who seem to believe that if they simply work for the light, if their intentions are impeccable, if they devote their time, energy and love to healing people and the planet … they don’t have to actually attend to the practical end of things, like, umm … money.
Business or Whimsey?
And this is why I started this blog post with ‘Keep your Day Job’. Because if you’ve got a soul purpose that’s made itself clear to you: Like Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Energy Healer, Spiritual Channel, Inspirational Speaker … and you want to do this as your ‘WORK’ in the world (as opposed to a passionate avocation, side-job or yes, whimsey), then there is one thing you are going to HAVE to come to terms with right now:
In this ‘economy of the physical,’ when you choose to turn your Soul Purpose into your ‘work’ in the world … it’s called a “Business.”
And until you treat it as such, you might as well keep your less-than-satisfying day job. At least, as long as you want clothes on your back, food in your belly and a modicum of sanity in your life.
Unfortunately, there are just way too many ‘spiritual’ folks with silly ideas about their sacred work in the world. These ideas run the gamut from: “money makes you dirty” (and all of that particularly nonsensical belief’s fallout: like love offering-based “business” models; sliding scales that slide only 1-way; a refusal to charge a livable price, etc.)
To equally poor-thought-out beliefs like: “the Universe will provide”; or: “since I am called to it, it should be easy and enjoyable all the time.” These beliefs lead to equally ineffectual behaviors such as: chronic inefficiency; an unwillingness to take actionable steps to improve yourself or your ‘sacred work’; excessive vacillation over decisions, and sadly – a refusal to learn even basic business skills.
Refusing to take your sacred work seriously enough to treat it (in this ‘economy of the physical’) as a business results in poor judgements, ineffectual actions and limited success at best. At worst: burnout and resentment ensue, followed by a dejected return to ye ole “Day Job”.
So the gap then is that space between your Sacred, Soul Purpose and this Economy of the Physical. Unfortunately, for too many erstwhile transformational light workers, the chasm was wide, deep and seemingly insurmountable. So what could have been a platform to serve others in a profound way, became a failed “business” (term used loosely).
So what then is the ‘Bridge’ for Soul Purpose peeps to Serve & Survive? It’s simple. But not easy …
Heal your Money Mindset
Because as long as your mindset around Money, Service and Success is wounded by outdated, pseudo-religious notions of meek camels, tainted money-lenders and sacrificial lambs, you will never really BE or DO (and you certainly wont ever HAVE) what you intended when you came here.
A Load of Bologna?
If you think this sounds like a ‘load of bologna’ – or if you got a big ‘Aha!’ – let me know your thoughts below! And please feel free to share this post with anyone you believe it could serve (or even annoy ;D)
PS: There IS a motive to my possibly irritating message here: The Planet Urgently Needs Our Light Workers, Healers & Heart-Felt Teachers! We need you now and you cannot be of service if your struggling, broke, burnt-out or resentful. Please claim your right to be a part of this Economy of the Physical so that you can BE, DO & HAVE what you intended before you arrived.