Protecting Your Spirit and Energy While Making a Living

Money is a massive and important topic.  Cash is wrapped up in self-worth, survival, protection and the ability to create the life you want in the physical world.  My focus today will be on protecting yourself energetically and spiritually while you make money.

“Money can get you the physical items you want, but how do you protect your vitality and energy while you make it? ”

The current monetary system allows us to consume products and goods from someone else’s labor.  The value of spirit and energy aren’t factored into this model so the company who spends less time making more goods usually wins. Time is money so why spend hours being conscious and doing self-work?   From a financial perspective, it makes no sense to connect with God and the earth, maintain your energetic body and tend to your spirit.

Ahhh, but how does happiness factor into this equation?  This is perhaps the biggest argument and really the only one that makes any sense as far as conscious work is concerned.  After all, why do something that would take time from business and leisure?

In my experience, conscious work pays off in terms of vitality and energy but not monetarily. However, meditation, energy work, contemplation and healing in all its different forms are key to a good life. At CS we believe in protecting your spirit and vitality is a key part of happiness. Making money is important too so learning the tools to stay energetically and spiritually intact are essential to navigating the world of business.

Things get interesting when you factor in how much energy it takes to do large amounts of business. To make a lot of money, you need to create a “buzz” around your product. This is true whether you are selling widgets or teaching children basic skills. You have to create and maintain interest which requires a large amount of energetic output. The key question is, “where is all this energy going to come from?”

Energy can come from the natural world. Healthy energy can be made by individuals through eating, breathing and their connection to the planet, God and others.  People can then export their excess energy to their work and money endeavors. This is the natural way of things. The problem is that there is a limit to how much energy people can create this way. If businesses need more energy than their employees and the earth can give, they can get more through unhealthy means. People being hurt while doing business is common as we stress the earth and ourselves to be more productive.

“The all too common way we make money is through hurting people by taking their energy or even taking their energetic structure.”

If people are getting their energy from other people, this can be healthy or unhealthy.  There is a reality to getting injured or hurt while trying to make money.  People joke about their company taking their soul and I have seen the results of years in corporate and the toll it can take.  Many people are grateful to have jobs but complain bitterly about the stress and the human cost to making money.  You can’t live without money, but you can make money and protect yourself from damaging work environments.  It is important to have both money and a means to make money without losing yourself to the game.

When business is abusive, it will suck up worker’s energy like a vacuum cleaner. Pointless meetings, over regulation, demeaning schedules and work drama are often the physical manifestations of energetic or spiritual manipulation. People start losing vitality, take on monetary obligations and become stressed out as they leverage their lives as early as the late 20’s. They are given more responsibility and the people above them need energy to keep the company going. They can spend long hours at their vocation, loose energy and start to fall apart.

I pick up the pieces in my office all the time. A bad work environment is the number one thing that hurts people outside of family. The work environment needs a lot of energy to grow, fight competitors and create infrastructure.  It must get this energy from somewhere. It even takes people’s energy after they are done at the job!

“No matter what your vocation or income level, it is important to protect yourself. “

The skill sets we need to have in order to stay energetically healthy while in the business world are to recognize the signs of energetic stress,  how to do repair and how to interact with large amounts of energy from others.

Here are some other things you can do:

  • Don’t let the business environment take the energy out of your personal conversations with co-workers, customers or your personal life. Learn to read the energetic flow and stop inappropriate energy leaks.
  • Create a solid boundary between the energetic work environment and other places in your life which are vulnerable to having the energy taken from them. This means work needs a strong boundary separating it from other projects, family and friends.
  • Make sure you get some energy back with your paycheck, not just the money. If this doesn’t happen, take steps to protect yourself.
  • The longer you work at a job, the deeper the association you have with the company even if your position or paycheck doesn’t change. This means that your position and energetic liability in the company changes as you deepen into your role.
  • Learn to repair the damage which has already occurred so it doesn’t get worse under stress.

 

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Why Today’s World Requires a Modern Spiritual Path

I went into a spiritual journey with an open mind.  It turned out to be a lot different than what I thought it would be.  I stayed isolated from other people during the time I was questing. I probably should have had mentors, but by my reckoning, I needed a novel approach for a new world. I have differing opinions because of my experiences.

“I needed a novel approach
for a new world.”
 

I think we live in dynamic and unfamiliar times.  This time in the world’s history calls for a different approach.  There are more people on this planet than ever before, we are in the midst of a huge extinction event, and we are interconnected together all over the world by phones, computers and the internet.  These factors have changed us and our world in unprecedented ways.  The spiritual path is now woven into technology, social media and other people’s energy.

During the times that many of the world’s major religions and belief systems were being formulated, the times were different.  There weren’t as many people.  We weren’t interconnected.  Our ecosystems and their vitality were different.  The earth’s energy has changed as people sculpt the world we live in.   The planet is compensating, but it is not the same as it was even in my short lifetime.  There are more of us competing for the planet’s physical and energetic resources, so we are having to relate to ourselves and others in new ways.

Another large change that needs a novel approach is that we are all emoting together.  For example, before technology news would travel slowly and over time.  When the basics of psychology and social sciences were developing, there were only 1.5 billion people on the planet and they were geographically spread out.  When an event happened, news traveled on horseback or by boat, resulting in a delay to the energy created by emotion. Therefore, the slow dissemination of information which involved fewer people had a negligible effect.

Now, there are 7 billion people on the planet and news travels all over the world instantly. The energy created by that many people processing all at once is now important. It has a large effect. During my energetic and spiritual journey, it was vital that I take this into account. It allowed me to navigate what was mine versus other which was a critical step on any path to healing energetically or spiritually.  It is a new world in the physical and in the non-physical as well.

I had to get smart when I was doing a western version of a spiritual path.  I learned to take what I could from the old ways and invent new things when I had to.  Energetic repair, collective conscious, a new way of looking at energy and relationships and the changing planet were all concepts which I needed to move forward.  This is a time of great advancement on a path if you know how to move forward in our changing world.