Some Sacred Thoughts About Labor, Love, Passion & Purpose
By Sage & Archangel Michael
HAPPY LABOR DAY!
So let’s talk about labor. (Or labour)
It’s no coincidence that the same work is used to describe the EFFORT a women goes through in order to birth a baby into the world.
The very word, “labor,” is often synonymous with effort, and the word “laborious” means difficult.
The American holiday was established to recognize the union movement which did so much to protect the rights of workers for safe conditions, fair wages, and collective bargaining power.
So what does all this have to do with you?
Mark Twain once said:
“Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do.
Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.”
So when the “work” you do feels like play, it’s not work at all!
Why? Because …
When you are doing what you love, it feels like joy and love and flow all wrapped up into a glorious, magical expansive expressive creative elative process of bliss.
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them.”
– Henry David Thoreau
In Thoreau’s time, the majority of people spent most of their time doing things that felt obligatory, they also felt disempowered, bored (not lit up) and like their work did not amount to a hill of beans.
Today, we may not have as many factory jobs, we may not have to make our own candles and darn socks and wake up at 5 am to milk the cows, but people are working longer hours than ever, especially in the United States.
A 2014 national Gallup poll put the average number at 47 work hours per week, or 9.4 hours per day, with many saying they work 50 hours per week.
In the U.S., 85.8 percent of males and 66.5 percent of females work more than 40 hours per week.
According to the ILO, “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 499 more hours per year than French workers.” Crazy, right?
The whole “TGIF” thing is built on the notion that your real life only happens, or at least the part of it that you ENJOY, when you leave the office. “Living for the weekend.”
Instead of counting the minutes until 5 or 6 pm, and counting the days until Friday, and counting the weeks until your next vacation, why not do work you love so that you en-JOY your “work” days just as much as your “non-work” days?
I don’t say TGIF. I say TGIFM! TGIT! TGIW! (you get the idea)
So why DON’T people do only what they love?
What gets in the way?
What do you really need to understand and do, so you can create instead of cringe,
serve instead of suffer, and love instead of labor?
First, you need CLARITY.
You need the inspiration, the intuition and the imagination to identify what you DO love.
What lights you up and makes you come alive.
What your unique gifts are.
Your passions. Your purpose.
Your vision. Your mission.
There is an old Jewish proverb:
If you don’t know where you are going,
you are liable to end up in the direction you are headed.
Right now, are you heading in the direction that feels most joyful and expansive to you?
Is your outer life a joyous reflection of your inner self?
Second, you need COURAGE and CONFIDENCE.
Most of us have been dis/couraged along the way and told about our passions: “You can’t make money doing THAT” or “You’re not good enough at that to REALLY succeed.”
We have internalized the voices of the critics in our lives, whether it was a parent who didn’t see who we really were or projected their own fears onto us, or a teacher who was sexist, racist or whateverist and just did. Not. Get. Us. Or a “best friend” who turned everything into a competition and made us feel lesser.
You need to delete these voices of disparagement and hand your inner cheerleader a megaphone!
Third, you need COMMITMENT & SUPPORT.
Once you know WHAT it is that you really, really want to do, you need to feed that dream, focus on it, make it real and you will really make it.
You need to go for it!
No matter what anyone else thinks or says (or doesn’t think, or doesn’t say,
sometimes the judgment is passive-aggressive silence).
I know, and I have always known, that writing lights me up.
It’s my gift. It’s my joy. It’s what I love most to do.
Years ago, I had a boyfriend who, whenever I would read him a poem I had just written, or sing him a song I just wrote, would walk away from me, go into the kitchen, and slam the utensil drawer. (!)
He may as well have taken a knife out and slashed my dream, or cut my heart right out of my chest. I felt so crushed.
The first few times he did this, I thought, “Wow, this must not be very good, he obviously really didn’t like it. It made him upset.”
And then I Real-Eyesed, there was nothing whatsoever wrong about my creative expressions.
What was wrong was inside of HIM. He was jealous because HE was not living his purpose, and the more I would SHINE with Spirit’s Light, blissfully and sparklingly sharing my words of Love, the more he would compare himself to me and feel inadequate, depressed and angry.
He wasn’t angry at me, he was angry at himself and he could not tolerate seeing me shine and hearing my soul song because it reminded him of his own disonnection.
I ended that relationship and am now with my divine partner – my Twin Flame husband of 20 years – who CELEBRATES all my creations and tells me, “Oh, my God, honey! That is the most beautiful thing I ever heard! You are so amazing! I love it! I love YOU! Wow, thank you for sharing this with me.”
Now not everyone is so blessed to be with such a supportive partner, but if you have people in your life who are dissing your creativity and stepping on your dreams, DO NOT LISTEN TO THE NAYSAYERS.
Listen to your inner and outer Dream Team.
I am so honored to be part of the Dream Team as a mentor to amazing heart-centered women. It gives me joy beyond words and an abiding soul satisfaction to see my clients go from feeling adrift, disconnected and struggling to boldly LIVING and LOVING their purpose.
In my Prosperous Goddess Mastermind, our focus right now is Passion & Purpose.
This past week at our Mastermind session, Toni went from feeling “shut down and blank” about her passions to tapping into her inner Passionate Divine Diva, ready to shine!
Archangel Michael and I like to say that we help people go from J O B to J O Y!
If your job does not bring you joy, then change your job, change your career,
launch your soul business, create your dream life.
Don’t settle for living a life of quiet desperation.
Or even an “OK” life.
You deserve a life that is AMAZING!
And if you already have a soul biz but you are feeling burned out, unclear about your next steps and in need of a divine energy boost, I can help. That’s what I do best.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born,
and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
Here are a couple of amazing and fun examples. One day when I was doing intuitive readings at a local holistic healing fair, I noticed a young woman and inside I heard:
“She needs a reading, talk to her.”
I welcomed her and sure enough, she sat down to get a short reading.
We held hands and said a short prayer.
Then the first words out of my mouth were:
“God wants you to know, you ARE here to be a yoga teacher.”
She burst into tears!
You see, she had just completed a yoga teacher training about 3 weeks ago and was feeling very frustrated because she had applied for over 20 yoga teaching jobs and nothing had come through.
She was seriously thinking of giving it up.
And God literally assured her that this is what she was here on the planet to do.
All she had told me was her first name. I knew nothing about her and yoga, but God and the Angels knew, and she needed that validation.
Another example: A listener who got a short mini-reading on one of my public interviews (global summit) was told by Archangel Sandalphon that she was here to create beautiful angelic art and share messages from the angels.
At first she doubted because, as she said, “I am terrible at art! I have not done art since I was a little girl. Are you SURE you’re talking to the right person?”
Six months later, she had published 2 art books and 1 angelic art reading deck. And now years later, she continues to paint and share angelic messages with the world.
She would not have guessed this in a million years had she not gotten that reading that day.
So sometimes, divine lightning strikes and you really CAN get remarkable in-SIGHT about your purpose – that quickly.
And discovering your purpose – and living it – is not always done in one day because it is an ongoing process.
Once you have the CLARITY, COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE, you need to strengthen your COMMITMENT so you take the inspired actions needed to make it real.
Sometimes this sacred work may even feel like a labor but it’s a labor of LOVE.
You are rebirthing yourself.
“Do what you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
I am typing this at 2:37 am. Right around the same time when my water broke, both times, signaling the beginning of labor, with both of my boys (now 6 feet tall young men).
When I was “in labor,” because I know that words have the power to create and shape our reality,and our experience of reality, I told my entire birth team to stop calling it labor and instead to refer to the miraculous process as “The Opening.”
What are you opening to?
What is opening within you?
What are you pregnant with?
What are you needing to birth?
When you are going through The Opening, it helps to have the right support team by your side. If you feel called to explore working / playing / growing together as a VIP client or Mastermind member over a period of time to help you implement and really step into your Dream Life and prosperously live your purpose, send me an email: Sage@loveandspirit.org.
Or you can get a single reading. (see below)
Some of my clients call me the Midlife Midwife to their rebirth into their best & blessed lives. It would be an honor to serve you if this calls to your spirit.
If you’d like to get a Divine Purpose Reading, go to this link to book a private session with me.
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Be blessed, dear one, and know that you are a blessing.
The world needs you to share and shine ALL of who you are.
Not someday but now.
Not halfway but all the way.
The new life that awaits you will be nothing less than a miracle.
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I’d love to hear how this resonated for you and any thoughts this inspires…. 🙂
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SAGE, a.k.a. The Prosperous Goddess, is the Divine Alignment Coach. A Soulwork Business & Abundance Acceleration Coach, world-class clairvoyant and clairaudient intuitive Archangel Michael & Divine Mother channel, and an expert on intuition, energy, healing and spirituality. She is a shamanic healer, hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher & Money Reiki Grand Master.
Sage is the founder and only trainer of Intuitive Angelic Miracle (I AM) Healing, and a #1 best-selling author and catalyst for personal and planetary transformation.
Voted the world’s #1 Law of Attraction teacher for the course “Angelic Abundance Activator,” SAGE passionately empowers Lightworkers, women & awakening souls to love themselves, their Divine soulmate, life & Spirit more joyfully while they make more money – and more of a difference.
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