What does the word work conjure up for you? Is it a feeling of excitement? A sense that you’re about to do something amazing? A gosh-just-can’t-get-enough-of-what-I-do series of thoughts?
Or does it bring with it a heavy, burdensome sense of obligation? A feeling of giving and not receiving? A sense of being taken advantage of?
A feeling of heaviness came over me
Earlier today after my morning walk, I thought to myself, right better get some work done. And a feeling of heaviness came over me. Oh-oh I realised, that doesn’t feel right. I need to reframe that!
I went over in my mind what the word work meant to me, and I felt this real sense that when I talked about work to myself, it was all about having to do things that I didn’t want to do, in a place I didn’t want to be, for people I didn’t want to be around – all so that I could earn (not enough) money.
Wowzers – what a bundle of confusing, counteractive, unconstructive thought patterns! Not unusual for us humans.
I bundled up those feelings, called in my angels and said “I choose to release that”. And a great weight lifted from my shoulders – aahhh!
I decided that I would remove the word “work” from my vocabulary. Instead I’m now calling it “talent channelling”. In doing that, it opens up the possibilities that I can use any or all of my many talents and skills. Instead of getting that feeling of heaviness, I can now sense endless possibilities.
Which means that when I spend time writing or creating social media strategies or networking or talking to fellow collaborators or sorting out websites or recording videos or sharing knowledge and wisdom or any of a million other ways to channel my talents, is merely how I choose to express myself at that time.
- It takes a great pressure off those talents to create income for me in the form of the equation talent + time = financial reward
- It leaves me free to decide which talent, and in what form, is needed in the moment
- It frees money up to come to me in lots of ways, including through my talents
- It takes away those feelings of heaviness and obligation. A much better outcome!
Have your say
What do you think of when you say the word work? I’d love to know!