So many of us struggle and strive and work hard to make money. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Work can be joyful and fun and meaningful, even if you aren’t in your ideal position just yet. It really doesn’t matter if you’re working as a bartender or a receptionist, a doctor or a garbage collector. “No matter what we do, we can make it our ministry,” Marianne Williamson says in A Return to Love. “No matter what form our job or activity takes . . . we are here to minister to human hearts. If we talk to anyone, or see anyone, or even think of anyone, then we have the opportunity to bring more love into the universe.” And, as you know, loving energy attracts more of the same.
It’s also important to remember that money is nothing more than an energy of exchange. We can grab at it, cling to it, and part with it grudgingly—and thereby experience more of that. Or we can allow money to flow into and out of our lives in the same easy and effortless way that air flows into and out of our bodies, or water flows onto the beach with every wave, then flows back out to the sea. It’s all part of an endless cycle: in and out, give and receive.