Most people have to have a job to get by but not every job we get paid for will be part of the great work we desire to do. A job can pay the bills but the great work is that which stirs our soul.
People lose their happiness when they forget that the 2 things sometimes are not the same. You may have a love of knitting but have to be a server to pay the bills. What’s important is knowing that what you do for money may not be what feeds your soul. That’s ok, we are big kids now and can make decisions that reflect that fact.
But just because we have jobs we “have ” to do doesn’t mean we should stop doing anything else. We have to maintain and continue to do our great work in order to stay happy. Paying the bills is responsible but a lack of creative expression in life is a life lived in black and white, no color at all. Our great work feeds the longing for life.
There is truthfully all kinds of great work. Because any work you do with love becomes great work. I think back to my Grandma getting up early to make the pies we wanted, no sweat for her to get up before the sun so we could have homemade pie for dessert. It was an easy sacrifice for her. Cooking was part of her great work. She did many things as part of her great work, which was to love and teach us unconditional love.
It’s important to the human that the work we do, be something that stirs the heart, we need that, to feel like our presence on this planet means something. When we feel like our work doesn’t count or that no one sees the importance of our work it hurts us. Beyond that is knowing that the work you do that feeds you, is something to have to do, were called to do, and it may be something that others around you will disapprove of. You must be ok with that as well.
So right now review your life. Is the thing you spend the most time doing part of your great work? Is the job you are doing to pay the bills killing your soul or have you reconciled yourself to knowing the sacrifice an artist makes to make art? Its important!
When you answer for this lifetime and the time you spent here you will have wanted to at least thought about it!
We as humans need to take responsibility for the time we spend, because our time is a gift. Also it’s important to remember that deep down inside of each of us is a link to the great work. A seed of something you wanted to pursue, to learn, a dream you have yet to follow. That’s why they say follow your dreams. It is key to figuring out your part of the great work.
So you may think you don’t know what you are called to do when in fact you have not spent enough time with yourself to know the answer. This is another reason a spiritual practice is important so the voice of your higher self can be in constant contact with you.
Imagine a world where everyone was fulfilled by the work they were doing. If more people were walking around fulfilled and excited about what they were doing it would change the face of the world. Every voice that is used in the way it was meant allows more and more people to feel free to use their voice and be who they were meant to be.
This is part of the great work as well, being who you are, who you really are. People get on me all of the time, you just are too spiritual, I can’t even imagine a world where every minute is not figuring out how to please God. Doing God’s work is the great work for me, it gives me pleasure and fills my life with meaning. I love it and when I can get someone to see the worth of their life and that the energy of creation and creator is within their reach…Aww my heart…
May you find your great work and may it feed your soul.