It’s a momentary shift
From “I have to work”
to “Thank you for this….
This….opportunity to devote thought
This moment that expands to collective hours
which find me serving others
These hours that span into a day
That give me a ‘thing’ that I can say
When someone asks “and what do you do?”
But thank you too for knowing that
How I choose to collect wages IS A CHOICE
and no matter what the masses claim
I have the freedom to change that choice
I am never stuck in prison in any post
But I have the courage and freedom and strength and honesty
To change if I am so nudged
Thank you for this deeper knowing still
That every second I am making a choice and can not be deterred as I seek to do thy will…..
And prayer poeming aside for those who may not share the same view
If ever you feel stuck without work
What helps me through and through
Is to so understand what work is
A devotion of thought to being an expression of qualities.
That’s all it is….
It is not an identity
It is not a prison
It is not a “all you must give up to wind up with this”
There is such entitlement surrounding thought today
That would make some work seem more meaningful
And some work low and unworthy of praise.
And such to me misses the whole point
The days I chose to clean apartments and condos
Were some of the bravest moments I’ve known.
I had moved to a new city
Where I knew no one
I needed money if I was going to try to pay rent
It was messy for a while sleeping on a friend’s couch
And then because it had just been invented I posted ads on craig’s list
I called myself “Evolve Serenity Cleaning”
I set my hourly rate and described the supplies that client would need
I set my boundaries to be only available to clean condo’s
And I set my hours because I wanted to be in and out in two hours.
And day by day I had probably 5-6 condo’s I cleaned
And that is how I discovered the wow of Chicago by getting around from each town to village.
I look back and think what gave me the courage
It was a couple of things
But it always began with gratitude and conviction
I had the right to collect wages and I didnt want to waste a moment of that right.
To me it is up to every single woman to devote thought to what matters most
And every time you overcome fear you are allowing someone else to do the same
And the world is full of good people no matter what anyone says
But more than this too if you ever have had a sense of faith
Your inner rudder is the voice of Love governing every one of your footsteps
And I listened to that voice
That would say “no” upon entering a condo
If it was an aftermath of someone’s party
I was not going to be taking their beer cans to the trash
But see then this helped me edit my ads
And no more did I get the offers from those who only wanted after party clean up
Now someone will read this and think “You were a maid with advanced college degrees?”
And to that one I will say “call it what you will but to me I was devoted thought to what was most needed.”
See friend if you are seeking employment of any kind
It will all feel like some “thing” out there is waiting for you to find it
And yet you are a wealth of resources right now as you are
And you can do whatever you devote your thought to if you try
Stop waiting for something out there to seem wow.
Be the wow you’re seeking and do something this very moment now.
We are all able to be entrepreneurial if we try
But we must lose this sense of entitlement or a sense of what we think we are worth
We have to prove it mile by mile.
While I’m no longer advertising Evolve Serenity Homes
I’ve never stopped cleaning spaces everywhere I go
Whether my nest or those I’m offering as a nest for now
You betcha I clean those spaces with gratitude joy and love of the deepest.
No one is better than anyone else
Creating clean fresh now environments for another to feel safe in is for me one of the ways I love best.
My heart to yours
Stop at nothing to take any skill you have
And offer it up as a service honestly
You are worth earning wages and devoting each moment to focus of order, cleanliness, confidence, discipline, joy, gratitude, intelligence, willingness, and an abundance of other qualities of goodness, thought by thought.