I first wrote this blog in 2014. I have decided to update it to reflect the context of our current challenging times. You can also click on the picture to watch the video of this post.
Your job is not your Source.
As a spiritual life coach, I've worked with many people over the years, many of whom felt stuck in the jobs that they hated but stayed in those jobs because of a belief that their job was their Source, meaning that they felt that their job was the only Source and lifeline to their receiving any income.
But today, I’m here to remind you of this truth:
Your job is not your Source. Your Source is your Source.
Source is that greater power and presence that we are a part of, that we're connected to and that is the truth of who we are.
Some people call it God, the Great Spirit, Universe, Divine Presence, or Infinite Intelligence, among many other names.
All of these words point to and describe that ultimately indescribable and unnamable thing, that creative energy that runs in and through all things.
This Source nourishes you, strengthens you, supports you, provides for you, loves you and uplifts you.
That is what Source is.
Your job, then, is not your Source. Your job is but a vehicle by which Source can provide for you.
I want to decouple these ideas and separate them because many people confuse our jobs as being our Source.
We are in a situation right now in this pandemic where millions of people are losing their jobs. It's truly heartbreaking.
And there are people that I’ve talked with who still have jobs or are working from home, but they fear that their work and their jobs will disappear and go away.
When I talk about your job not being your Source, it's not to express any lack of compassion for what any one person might be experiencing in these times, but to be able to remember that your job and your Source are two separate things.
Your work has been one vehicle by which Source has been able to provide for you.
If that job or work is gone, Source is still there to provide for you!
What a blessing it is that there are many forms of relief and assistance that are now being made available to people, whether that is through governments or everyday people offering a helping hand with food or a service to make sure people’s basic needs are being met.
This is a way that Source provides for you.
And please know, it's okay, completely okay, to ask for help if you need it.
Sometimes, when one vehicle of support is gone, you might be called to explore other ways you can allow for Source to provide for you.
What are other pathways, in the infinite number of pathways that are available, that you could help to create to allow Source to provide, not only for you but for your family, your community and others?
What is possible?
For today’s exercise, I invite you to look at all the ways that this Infinite and Loving Source is already providing for you.
Look around your life. Look at the people that you have connections with. Look at your home. Look at your refrigerator.
Go ahead and look around.
Simply notice the many ways that Source is already providing for you.
When you consider all the ways that Source already provides for you, there's one common response that bubbles up to the top, and that response is:
When you embrace all the blessings in your life, and all the ways that you are provided for, your heart expands in gratitude.
In the midst of everything that is happening, let us remind ourselves that Source, this Divine Presence, is always present, that it is Infinite and Abundant in its nature.
No matter what we may be experiencing in life, we can always turn to It and remind ourselves that Source is here.
All we have to do is to simply recognize it.
Abundant Blessings and Namaste.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about today's article. Please feel free to leave a comment below.
Joselito is a spiritual life coach helping people create a purposeful, spiritual path to career and financial freedom.
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