If you are attempting to move from a corporate job to being self-employed, you will have to completely re-learn how to work. Being self-employed gives one a lot of liberty to work any time of day or night. This can have its advantages and disadvantages. The key is to learn how to work to take advantage of your own natural flow. If you work best in the evenings, then there’s nothing wrong with scheduling your day to commence later than 9 A.M. This, however, is just one aspect of natural flow. There is a group natural flow as well.
We’re going to discuss two models of wealth flow: service-to-self and service-to-others. Most corporate jobs are based on a service-to-self model and they work for large, hierarchal, organizations. They also tend to be highly competitive and most people aren’t too happy with their jobs.
The natural flow I use is service-to-other. It is just a choice, but it is a conscious choice for me. I choose this type of natural flow because it is consistent with my own being. I am not a type “A” personality and my life goals tend to be about facilitating growth in others. Thus, service-to-other fits me well. The thing is that when you do this model, you do have to take account of your own needs. Many people who are service-to-other oriented think that means they have to be martyrs. It’s not so. You only have to engage a natural flow that sustains others as you get your own needs met. That means you can make a profit in a service-to-other flow, but a portion of that profit HAS TO be directed back towards the community to keep that flow moving. If the flow stops, like when an organization fails to provide service back to the community or their contributors, that’s when you see this type of organization fold. The universe is only too willing to provide us with what we need, if we are equally as liberal with how we allow our energy to serve others. This creates sustainable wealth in a community. If any group is divided between service-to-self and service-to-others they end up having trouble pushing their goals to completion.
The concept of natural flow is important in not only how our own energy flows, but how the group energy we attach ourselves to is flowing as well. Ideally, the two should match for the best results.
Our emotions are a clear communication of Spirit talking to our conscious mind. Unfortunately, our Western culture has taught us to deny our emotions or to ignore them all together. This even happens with people, like me, who are very aware of the role of emotions in creating our reality. Sometimes, though, our cultural preferences sneak in and we end up with a blind spot.
A few days now I have felt somewhat bored. This isn’t an energy I normally engage and I am usually very active in many areas. Recently, however, I noticed a continuing dropping of energy in my surroundings and a clear stillness approaching. This can mean one of two things: I am blocking or I am ending a stage and starting a new one. So, I attempted to expand into new areas, but the stillness remained. In order to achieve wealth, one should always be in a natural flow, which can start from stillness to final physical action and creation, but one doesn’t want to end up spending too much time being lethargic and stalled either.
Instinctively, I knew that I was procrastinating on doing some mandala work, but the reason for it remained unclear. It wasn’t the lack of time. It wasn’t the lack of desire to create. It wasn’t the lack of money. It was just that logically, I don’t know why I want to devote time to making a mandala when I could be making money writing. How does the act of doing something I don’t really want to do encourage the creation of abundance? It doesn’t! What does encourage abundance is fun, acceptance, and a passion for your art. I just didn’t have it with the mandala. That’s when someone suggested that I just start with gratitude. I am grateful to have the opportunity to do a mandala. I even turned it into a fun event and had a mandala-drawing session with my daughter. They were really beautiful and inspiring. I felt the energy start to flow as I left my resistance behind and connected with a state of being that says: Yes! I attract beauty and love. I am beauty and love!
I realize now that when my energy stops, it is when I am in a state of unconscious resistance to the urgings of Spirit. I don’t know I am resisting, otherwise it would be conscious. Doing work like mantras and mandalas are a way to reconnect to Spirit, but it only works when you are in the proper state of mind – gratitude. If you don’t want to do it, then don’t force yourself. Instead, focus on making it fun and making it something that makes you happy and grateful to be alive. Then, your spirit wealth will flow again.