- I can lament the loss of a steady income and be terrified of not surviving, trying in desperation to get a job--any job, or
- I can feel the freedom that not having a job--which I never liked anyway-- has given me, and I can focus on creating work that serves others and that I am passionate about.
The sane way is to recognize that failure is serving a higher purpose (I write about this in my book, Not a Guru.) Being unplugged from the corporate matrix is freedom, especially if you are over 50, like me. The Universe (God, the Force, whatever you want to call it) is saying, "Come on. You've paid your dues. You've been a slave doing something you don't like just to survive. It's time to do something that you love. Life is suppose to be joyful." Some of the articles I read today are inspiring, like the woman who lost her job as a cake decorator and started her own business doing what she loves, creating parties for kids. Yes! We want more of these stories.
Having unplugged from the Matrix for the second time, I am focusing on my passion: writing, speaking, and supporting others in unplugging from the Matrix and creating a life of freedom. Yesterday I had a group at my house of six people supporting each other in unplugging. "How do you know that you have a Matrix job?" one member of the group asked. If you don't love your job, if it doesn't give you joy, if you are only doing it for the money, then you are plugged into the Matrix. As we are all transitioning to work that we love, we will need to find ways to pay the bills. In my case, editing books is supporting me in this time of transition. But the work has to be stress-free and allow enough time and energy to create the work you are passionate about.
And yes, you have to be willing to let go of security and have faith. There are times when I have only five dollars to my name. But as soon as I need something, the money miraculously appears--not a lot, but just enough to take care of my needs. Miracles are constantly happening, but they only happen when you take a leap of faith and follow your heart's desire. There are no miracles in the Matrix; there is only suffering.