I try to always show up 100 percent authentically with what is real, alive and true for me in my thoughts, words and actions. While planning content for the Mystic’s Society, I realized I kept using the word ‘success’ in my writing, particularly personal financial success and how it fits into the picture of sacred commerce. I hear so many women who say, “I feel stuck in my job, my life, my business…,” “I want to make more money,” or “I want to be more successful.”
My business partner Aaron had a very visceral reaction to holding out success, or even sacred success as the goal of the work we were doing with people. We realized that a focus on success could actually interfere with the processes of personal, spiritual and financial growth we were working to foster with our clients.
Yes, financial security and stability are important, and I realize that focusing on success can lead into destination based thinking. When we’re focused entirely on the destination, we lose the present moment awareness of the journey. This tension between being present and striving towards a goal sparked a deeper inquiry around the concept of Right Livelihood.
This inquiry asks us to consider:
What is the impetus for our goal?
What happens if/when we achieve the goal?
What or who does it serve?
So much of the work we are doing is to help people align to their divine purpose. This alignment allows resources to flow including energy, money, connections, even magic. All of these resources culminate towards divine living in accordance with our sacred purpose.
That is Right Livelihood.
Right Livelihood is the present moment energy that allows the universe to funnel energy through you in alignment with your divine purpose. As you calibrate yourself to that journey, you begin to experience returns in new ways. You shift old patterns of scarcity, lack or illness and move out of recurring patterns of interpersonal struggle. Instead of being stuck, your life begins to move in synchronous harmony.
Right Livelihood evokes a tremendous feeling. It is the unbelievable blessing of waking up in the morning and knowing you are really clear about who you are. You are really clear about what you are on the planet to do and you’re doing it.