After five long and horrendous months of migraine pain management for my sixteen year old, and more than a year of unemployment for me.. These past couple of weeks of back to school and back to work, sort of eased us into some different powers and capabilities we'd almost forgotten we had... Powers I'll call, Corporate Joy. That positive energy of productive busy gainfully employed and motivated people is allowing us to blossom again, as we get back to the business of being back in school and the work place.
But this experience I'm talking about is not about me exchanging my time and skills for a pay check. I am grateful, yet greatly under-employed, still. I love running things. And... even though the work I'm doing is worthy of my attention and commitment, well.. it's not my highest occupational calling. And it's not about the new high school and educational opportunities of junior year for my teenager. She willingly declined a demanding Honors and AP load in exchange for a migraine free life. For us, this season is all about being connected to the energy of positive people, again!
As mundane, and negative and even boring as the corporate (and public school) world can be, to some, the energy of the people in it, expands our understanding and awareness of our true selves. For my daughter and I, that means that our minds are clear and our hearts are sensitive to others and not just ourselves, and school and work projects have burned away the impurities of our emotional, physical and mental systems of the months and months of quiet desperation and isolation.. Like a really good massage melts away built up lactic acid in hurting tired muscles after a long hard workout.
I have found that new people to meet and greet and support and collaborate with, and have lunch with and coordinate and plan with.. and saying "good night" and "good morning" to, have dispersed certain worries and anxieties, grief, and other irritations of the very personal stay at home/temp-contractor/care taker/summer vacation variety.
For me, getting back to work with a diversity of people around expands the field of magnetism and has opened me up to receive impressions, inspiration and transforming energies..like.. hearing from new coworkers with similar health experiences and unemployment anxieties as I have. There's certainly joy in being encouraged and offering encouragement in these instances. And joining a new Toastmasters club to lift up and affirm my speaking voice, when all I've been doing with it for the past few months is writing.. And that good looking guy who makes accidental eye contact with me.. could be someone to invite to a holiday party. (Naaa! I'm not that desperate.) But I'm just sayin'.... That kind of contact in a matter days has profoundly enriched my creative abilities and lifted me up to a higher vibrational plane.
In essence, being around busy positive people for learning or for earning heals and balances us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. If you know someone who has lost a job, or is sick and shut in, go to them and support them in person. Anyone can text and send email greetings. You can do better than that! My daughter never got a visitor or a card or flowers from any of her school or church mates the entire last semester of school that she was absent. A huge part of her grief while recovering was dealing with her loss of friends and social opportunities. Thankfully, she has that all back now!
And finally.. Let's all get connected and stay connected. The joy of being connected on a higher plane as people having spiritual experiences with each other, can have a real healing effect on everyone who is receptive to it.