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A new perspective: Spread the love at work

Catherine Zeeb
Vail CO, Colorado

“Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in ways that served others.” ” Marianne Williamson

Work, your job, your career: No matter what you call it, it is an area where you can do the best spiritual work. Regardless of your work situation or the people in it, you can see it from a new perspective. You work to spread love. The key to success is to realize that what you do for work is not separate from the rest of your life.

Business is not usually associated with kindness. It is thought to be the tool for making money. If we view what we do as our “mission,” then everyone we meet, every item we sell, every account we sign, will become a blessing. You have served this person, this situation, through love. We study about how to run a business and don’t take the time to look at why we are in business, what is the soul purpose of our business.

Many people have told me for years now to stop doing one part of my business, that it doesn’t fit into what they see in me. I love what I do. I love that each time I teach and spend time with a group of people, I am spreading love. I may be teaching a particular subject, but it’s being done through me. My voice and the words are expressed through and with love because I believe that each person sitting in front of me is a divine being, no matter what their life situation. I see my work as an extension of who I am, not what I do.

We can’t care what others think about what we do. Nor do we walk around telling everyone that what we do is of love. We demonstrate this. We live this. We are this. We don’t need to tell anyone. It will show in our smile, our laughter, our joy and those around us will feel good to be in our presence. Can you imagine what your workplace would be like if everyone thought this way? That what you do for a living expresses your love of service to others? You will reap the benefits back to yourself 100-fold.

We all have the potential for greatness. It is trained out of us at an early age, though. Think about this: what is greatness other than you knowing that you already are? It is not the ego expressing itself to the world saying, “I’m great.” It is you knowing quietly and confidently that you are an incredible soul.

We are as important as we think we are. How does playing small serve us? If you shrink, at work or in your life, so that others won’t feel threatened by you, how does that serve you? How does that serve the world? Do not fear your power and your greatness. You walk on this earth to serve and you will benefit from all that you do. Do not see your job, your work or your career as dull and mundane. See it as a thriving, living extension of you.

Radiate the light from within into your work and into the world. Experience the light within you and then shine it out for all to see. They may not know what’s hitting them but they will like it. They don’t have to know where it’s coming from or why but they will like it. Go now into service. Smile, laugh and know that everyone, everything you touch is enlightened by the light from within you.

Catherine Zeeb holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Metaphysics. She has a private therapy practice in Edwards and teaches Metaphysics at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. You can visit her Web site at http://www.healing-spirits.net.

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