You are no different than your 401K! Just as the macrocosmic, Universe is ever-growing, expanding and changing, so it is with your microcosmic Universe. Things will orbit, eclipse and even from time to time collide with your world. That is what it means to be human and a Universe unto yourself.
At our finest, we are designed to be flexible, resilient, open to change and sensitive to growth potential. The paradox of the human experience is that we are built for rapid and sudden adaptation, but we want everything perfectly organized and in its place, and we want it to all stay that way or else! Just because we are created to go with the mutable flow does not make us immune to primitive responses such as rigidity, fearfulness, inflexibility and unreasonable stubbornness. Just because we have achieved a specific quality of livelihood doesn’t mean there will not be an opportunity to upgrade and evolve to the next level. Just because some people are screaming the sky is falling doesn’t mean your name is “Chicken Little.” The Western concept that there is only one reality, and that it is a ubiquitous truth is merely an illusion. Technology and how we relate to reality is changing so rapidly, how could we possibly imagine that job descriptions and positions would not change at the same rate to accommodate these new, more effective variations? When job loss is at an all time high, it is an invitation to reinvent ourselves, our skills and talents, and to dare to explore the dreams and potentials that have lived outside of our previous comfort zone, our occupationally challenged box. Imagine what the world would be like if computers were suppressed because they were going to displace millions of people’s jobs. Steve Jobs of Apple wouldn’t have had a job or a company. I guess that would make him just Steve or Steve Jobless.
For every loss, we, as unlimited Spiritual beings, have both the power and potential to invent a new wheel, create another source of fire, mine previously unexplored inner forms of gold. After all, this planet was constructed so that we could realize and unfold the evolution of our souls. While living in an environment that was manifested solely for the purpose of our awakening to the reality of our unlimited true nature, words like loss, failure, useless and unwanted really need to be redefined. What also require redefining are ideas like success, valuable and a willingness to experience the present moment as an opportunity to move forward. Here are some alternative definitions:
“Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.” ~ Author Unknown.
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ WinstonChurchill
We have come here to learn and grow. Should we discover along the way that what we have been doing is no longer working for us, that we must find a more life enhancing way to relate to our problems and life challenges, then we have not failed. We have matured. We have found ourselves in a position where we must require more from ourselves and demand greater accountability from those who have applied for the jobs of public servants. If you do not like the direction things are taking, do not behave like a child or let people get away with irresponsible, greedy behavior. You are not powerless or a victim… unless you want that in your Universe.
Vaishali is the author of "Wisdom Rising" and "You Are What You Love." She is also a national health and wellness speaker and radio host of "You Are What You Love," heard weekly at www.purplev.com, Sundays at 11 p.m. PST worldwide, and on Contact Talk Radio, Fridays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. PST. Vaishali learned to transform her life from the threat of two terminal disease diagnoses, domestic abuse and financial devastation. Join Vaishali at The Alive and Healthy Conference aboard The
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