We all have a shadow self which we often disown and pretend isn't there. What we do instead is project our shadow on to other people making them out to be "bad" simply because they are different or challenge our beliefs. We are seeing a great deal of this recently in the west between religions, cultures, lifestyles, dress, ethnicity. This isn't new but has happened throughout history. It causes at the least tension but can be an excuse for war. Valuing difference and being able to accept that in our lives is the first step to reconciliation within families, relationships and communities. What we do matters. We can cause hurt, upset and undermine people's sense of well being by not being tolerant of difference. If life didn't have differences and people were all the same it would be a very boring planet to live on!
Many of us question from time to time if we are in the right career or job especially when things don't go as we want them to. What I'm proposing here is that you can happily have a career or job which isn't what I will say is your calling. A calling I define as something you agreed to do in this lifetime such as being a healer or carer for example. This, however, may not be the career or job that pays your bills but something you do in your spare time. Some of us do make a career out of being a healer or carer but this isn't necessarily everyone who is drawn to this. In this case what we need to find is meaning in our paid work, a belief that we make a difference. You spend a long time at work even if part-time and to have no meaningful focus within it is frustrating and can effect our health and well being. Asking yourself what you really want to do to earn money to keep you solvent and happy is important. Your calling whatever it is will naturally come to you as it was meant to be. If you are happy in your work this increases your energy and draws more good things to you. You manifest successfully from a place of calm and joy not frustration and resentment. Take time to question what job you would like to do to earn a living. Think of your career as a portfolio with several strands to it. One can be your calling whether or not you earn money from it. You don't have to do one thing for work and limit yourself.
Ankhra Laan-Ra. Glasgow based Well-being and Fitness Coach.