The Magical Moment that Could Change Your Life Forever
I have to stop and laugh at myself. This is supposed to be a 365-day journal that began back in July. Obviously, I have not written every day; but, I have made the conscious decision and commitment to my readers to not sit down and force words onto the screen that are uninspired and frivolous, And while I respect both the readers’ time and mine, I also honor and cherish my gift within—writing. So let us continue with day 8.
Even if you are not one to follow the daily news, I am sure by now in some way you have heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement. God bless them for exercising their right to protest, I suppose. Lord knows, I have not been especially thrilled with what has been transpiring in theseUnited Statesfor quite some time. However, this piece today is not to judge, support or condemn the movement, but to set the stage to ask a strong and powerful question before each reader. Why and why not?
We, the people, complain about the government: either its lack of progress or its far-reaching, massive intervention and intrusion. We complain about Wall Street and the rich, conniving fat cats. We criticize our employers and their oppressive ways, grumble about our neighbors, our enemies, our everyday pathetic lives, and anything else believing and feeling we are merely, powerless, mortal beings. But, are we?
Each and everyperson holds the power for change and fortune for their life in their own hands. You might argue, not so. You may debate Wall-street executives are greedy, aren’t creating enough jobs, and rule the world. We realize countless graduates are leaving their colleges and universities with huge debt and there is no work to pay back their massive debt. You are correct.
The unemployment numbers are oppressive and at an all time high. We’re being told by the media, at least the network I listen to, unemployment is at 9.6% (at the time this article is being published) but honestly, it’s more like 17.1%. Many have fallen off the grid. Graduates and some small-business owners have never been counted. There are individuals who are definitely hurting. But, have you ever had the fleeting thought that maybe, just possibly, we might be able to do something about our lowly situations ourselves?
Have you ever given any thought to the reason behind you or someone you know losing their lousy job paying pitons? No one is ever “paid” what their true worth. Is it possible the passion for the position was lost? Possibly more road-blocks and hindrances were brought to the table than solutions? Did you give your employer 110% but the powers-that-be believed you were extinct, paying you too much? Maybe you didn’t play the political game well enough? Or, could it be the Universe, whom I call God, knew you were never, ever going to dig down into the well of your soul until you got a grand kick in the grand behind right out of the company’s grand front door?
You have skills, knowledge and experience as well as innate and inherent talents and gifts. There is not another person like you on planet earth. You are unique and superb. All you need is to stir up the gift or gifts within your core to reach your explosive potential. Realize your power. Own your power.
So you got fired. So what! Your company let you go. Great! Celebrate! You can’t find another job; you’re in debt and under water. Fantastic! What is it that you can do to bring change to your situation? What do you do well naturally? What excites you?
Here are some other precise questions you may want to apply to your life today. What do you whip up in the kitchen that makes people knock on your door every time they get a whiff while passing? “Honey, I was just passing by and smelled you cooking (fill in the blank).” You can start cooking and selling that right out of your kitchen or your church charging only a few dollars until you can afford to purchase a little cart. Go from the cart to a storefront, paying cash, if possible.
Love to bake and it tastes delicious? Hello. How do think Mrs. Fields Cookies got started? Are you great with a needle and thread? Do you know how badly some people hate to repair a hem, sew a button back onto a blouse, or mend a seam? I’m one of them. I render the garment useless banishing it to the bottom of a drawer or closet.
And here’s an idea that just popped into my head. Those outfits that people banish just because they need mending, you can ask for them, repair them and then setup a little thrift store, right in your living room or back yard in warmer climates.
Do you love to help others look beautiful? Well, don’t complain that you can’t afford to open a shop; you can become a mobile hairdresser, manicurist and pedicurist offering the service in the privacy of your clients’ homes.
Why wait for someone to empower you? Why take the victimization path? I don’t know about you but I’m frankly done with the whole disempowering, disabling, disenchanting position.
Why knock yourself out day after day seeking an indentured servant’s position—oh come on, you know it’s true—that is only going to pay you enough to get by? Maybe! Why seek a position you’ll hate getting up and going to each and every flipping morning—a job that will have you living for the weekend possibly filled with alcohol, sedatives, or illegal drugs to dull the experience.
Why not live an inspired, joy-filled, abundant life? Let me ask you again. Why not? Don’t you deserve to live life in its completeness and fullness? Why not sit quietly asking and seeking guidance from within? Asking for guidance outside of you hasn’t worked. As Dr. Phil would ask, “How’s it working for ya?” Honestly, neither the government nor corporate can provide your life with long-term, satisfying solutions.
Why give the so-called evil corporations, government or anyone all your personal power? Isn’t it obvious their only goals are to make themselves more powerful and more rich (which I believe is a corporations duty) while you become more dependent upon their meager distributions becoming less and less powerful. Why not look to the God within and use what has been divinely given you for your personal success?
There are many things that stop us from seeking the divine design within. I would say fear is probably the most common denominator. May I suggest you take the moment, right now, and inquire within? Why and Why Not? Go ahead. Find yourself a comfortable, quiet place in the house. Become relaxed, still (you can find out how to engage in simple meditation here) and ask, “Why am I not worthy of a happy, successful, and abundant life?” Why not do it? It may possibly be the magical moment to change your magical path forever.