The professional who has committed to performing spiritual acts of service does not need to proclaim his or her intention continuously to others. What he or she must do, however, is recognize the isolation that comes with his or her devotion to a particular work related cause that others may not subscribe to.
In the professional world everyone has an idea of what we should or should not be. This can be particularly disconcerting if what we are trying to accomplish is not the norm and it threatens those around us because everyone has his or her own opinion about how things have been done in the past and how they think they should be accomplished in the future.
It is at these times that we feel the most alone and isolated. It is also during these times that we must develop a spiritual tolerance when the ever-greater need to do so is so apparent. There is nothing better than having the support of like-minded people. Individuals who acknowledge our efforts and are not interested in casting dispersion on what we are doing or trying in some way to distract us from what tasks we know must be accomplished. It would be wonderful if only the people who crossed our professional paths were supporters, but this is rarely the case. The truth is, the stronger our spiritual determination, the less people around us understand the meaning of our intentions and the more suspicious they are.
Spiritual centeredness allows us to function in true harmony with our higher selves. It allows us to tap into our intuition which always leads us toward divine guidance. It protects us from the restrictions that support conventional wisdom and that tells us that we must confine our beliefs to match social and professional mores or the status quo. It replaces any false illusions of our inability to achieve our vision with spiritually inspired ways to access the recesses of our imaginations. Our spirituality expands our limitations with the awareness of new possibilities and replaces our trepidations with a certainty of our potential.
Our spirituality is always with us. It is the voice that calls on our consciousness helping us distinguish what is right and what is wrong. We must be at peace with ourselves and our outer world to hear it. It is more of a whisper than a shout. It is easy to recognize it for the simple reason that it always asks us to be better than we are. It comes to us intuitively, demanding that we do whatever is required and, if necessary, move beyond the trappings of personal gain.
When we heed the call, we always feel an enormous sense of self-satisfaction because we know that despite those who speak out against us, we accomplish. We do whatever it is that is put before us and rise up to the occasion to do so. With our accomplishments comes a reward. It is the knowingness of the spiritual truth that we partnered with the loving spirit of creation and embraced our inner divinity which in turn, liberated the soul of our highest being in the process.
Copyright©2010 All right reserved – Victoria L. Rayner
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