Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge Psalm 16:1
Some of you may be going through a period where your worries are large, such as a job loss or company restructuring. Simple breathing meditations don’t cut it as worry turns into fear of what lays ahead. It’s hard to calm the monkey mind chatter, the ‘what if’s’, the ‘awfulizing’ that keep you up at night. I’ve gone through times like that and it’s not fun.
As I’ve grown in my faith, I’ve come to trust there’s a bigger picture unfolding than I can see. In allowing my Higher Power to be in charge of my life, rather than my mind and will, I trust God (Spirit, the Holy Presence, Mystical Force) to resolve or clarify what’s happening. I find comfort in Letting Go and Letting God. During several job transitions, lost in confusion and doubt, I’ve wanted clarity and direction, yet nothing seemed to be forth coming. I’d get to a point where I knew that there was nothing left for me to do but turn over what’s going on to a Higher Power and trust that things will work out somehow. It can feel grueling getting to that place of emptying ego, having to completely surrender. Yet I’ve found from that pace of surrender and emptiness, new opportunities emerged.
As I step forward in faith, I know I may not be able to control what’s happening around me, but I can always shift how I show up in the world. I’ve learned that my outer world changes as I respond differently to it. Sometimes just letting go of the struggle and resentment of what is happening helps shift my energy and I feel lighter. I work to release or shift my thoughts, projections, judgments, and move into acceptance of what is. I acknowledge how I want to shift, affirming that as I let go I allow new energy and form to appear.
In those few really challenging times when I just don’t have the energy to keep moving forward, I’ve used a God Box to contain those thoughts and worries that I know I need to release and transform. I’ll write out things that I’m tired of worrying about and absolutely don’t want to hold on to any longer. I put the thoughts in a box for my angel guides to handle. I mentally detach any chords of attachments to these thoughts, or energy that I’m still hanging on to, and need to release. Inevitably something shifts and I see progress on the issue.
I’m reminded of this quote by Rumi:
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
May you find the guidance and transformation you need during your times of worry. Ask for assistance and stay open to what messages, support or direction you receive over the next few weeks.
Let Go and Let God move through you.
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