What do you say to yourself or others about your employer or your business if self-employed? Are your thoughts or words enthusiastic, optimistic and encouraging, and filled with comments best labelled as the glass is half full? Or do you talk disparagingly perhaps punctuated with phrases like “I hate my job.” or point a figure at the faceless “THEY” in your complaints.
Last week in the Mastering MY Present Moment Project we covered the Water Chakra life theme patterns of Career/Job and I was reminded of the patterns we can oh so easily generate with our own thoughts about our employers. When our water chakra energy center (a powerhouse of patterns including relationships, intimacy, career, job, money,creativity and feelings/control!) is coherent, our careers feel on track, we are satisfied with our work and feeling fulfilled. If the energy cycle is disrupted with negative thoughts or words, we can experience quite the opposite. It may take some conscious self-talk to get back into a balanced energy cycle.
While complaining about our employer may feel separate from who we are, when we talk negatively about an organization, we are really talking about ourselves – a point made in this inspiring post by Seth Godin Seth’s Blog: The corporate conscience. I agree and can only add that energetically it is an interconnected world where we have far more influence than we realize.
If we take the attitude that we are responsible for our own experience of reality, there is a lot we can do to change the downward spiral of energy when we encounter something we don’t like at work. We can reframe our experiences to something more positive. For example if you say “I hate may job” – perhaps you are sensing that you have outgrown your job, or are ready for a change. Reframe your casual talk with something like “I learned a lot on my job and its time for me to grow again” Even just thinking this could attract job offers. Afterall, a new job would not be attracted to you if you are already ‘hating my job’.
Here are some questions to help you reframe your career/job experience: When you talk about your company and your work you are, as Seth Godin points out talking about yourself. Ask yourself what do you value and appreciate about your employer and your work there? What have you learned, mastered, contributed, improved etc? In what ways can others in the organization count on you? What positive things can you count on about your company or employer? What are your company’s strengths and good points.
When you spend active time in that state of appreciation things can change very quickly. So QUICK – name 3 things you appreciate about your employer or your business. If you have time spend 10 minutes making a comprehensive list for yourself of the things you appreciate in this regard and then notice the energy you have for your work.
As a side benefit, your active appreciation builds your reserve of metal element energy (we are working on this in the Fall Equinox repatterning) which governs reserves of money, our feelings of worth, respect and acknowledgement.