By Sheri Rosenthal
Years ago, before embarking on my spiritual path, I believed that I would, and should, have a career that would last until my retirement. But since then, and after many years questioning such beliefs and programming, I have come to realize that it is not in the nature of fluid beings of light to be doing anything for an extended period of time. Yes, I do agree that there are some folks who find something they adore and stick with it for their lifetime—but they are not in the majority. Perhaps we can say that they are blessed with an unending passion for what they do.
However, for the rest of us, we often choose a career that is seemingly steadfast and fiscally sound until we find ourselves terribly bored and without passion. Or maybe we never felt any passion in the first place for our career or maybe we never knew what we wanted to do in life at the time we made those choices. If you are one of those people who are not enthralled with your career—read on.
There’s always a moment when we realize our life is not going in the direction that we always dreamed it would go—it’s kind of like getting hit with the cosmic two-by-four and asking: How did I get here? Sometimes we call that a midlife crisis, spiritual breakdown, or a come-to-Jesus moment. No matter what we call it—the best aspect of this realization is that it brings with it unending possibilities and opportunities—if we are willing to be open to the miracle of life.
Once this realization comes into our consciousness—normally the next occurrence is not a vision of us running off, excited to find our next calling. Instead what happens is an onslaught of every possible reason for not letting go of our comfortable but mundane lives.
The amount of fear-based reasons for not getting out there and taking a chance at something new are formidable. Perhaps you are familiar with some of these objections:
I can’t leave where I am until I have something new in line.
I don’t know what I want and until I do I should stay with this.
I’m too old to start something new at this time.
I don’t have the resources to make what I would like happen.
I don’t know how to create what I would like.
I don’t know anyone in that business and have no connections.
If any of these objections have passed through your mind please see them for what they are—lies. You are capable of creating anything, especially with help. There are so many people out there willing to assist us in creating our dream, but we must be willing to start talking about what we would like and asking for assistance. Believe me, you are never too old to create something new and allow your spirit to soar. There are no excuses for mediocrity and you pay a very high price for a little safety in life.
If you haven’t thought about any of this before, perhaps now is the time to meditate on your happiness before the cosmic two-by-four gets you! Spread your wings, open your heart and fly.
With all my love & blessings. Sheri Rosenthal