Your Life As a Labor of Love

LifeWhatever tasks or jobs you do you have a part to play in this world and the best way to serve the world is by being yourself and considering everything you do as a contribution to society and the world at large.

In essence your life is labor of love as you radiate your passion and unique gifts to all you come in contact with and even those you’ve never met. The contribution you make, no matter your task, has value beyond measure!

In the United States, Labor Day is the first Monday in September and marks the symbolic end of summer. It is celebrated with barbeques and families get together as we prepare for fall, NFL and college football but did you know that Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers?  It is a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.  Have you ever considered that everything you do at some level affects others and is indeed a contribution to the strength, prosperity and well-being of others?

“There is honor in all work, in all tasks, but take it one step further. Make what you do a labor of love. Then your work will truly touch and change the world in the way you desire. The work you do, whatever your chosen field, will be the work that heals.”~Journey to the Heart Melody Beattie

Whether you are a factory worker, waiter, actor, doctor, lawyer or stay at home Mom or Dad, whatever your task, there is value and you can change and heal the world when you consciously decide to steep all that you do in love. Take this Labor Day (even if you’re not in the US) to honor all that you contribute to the whole.

Your strength gives others permission to be strong. Your prosperity gives others permission to prosper and caring for yourself gives you energy to care for others. Your life as a labor of love contributes to love in the world and it is your choice to share your gifts with the world by simply being yourself and honoring your contribution.

The most valuable gift you give to the world is living a life filled with passion, joy and love. No matter your task, do what you love, love what you do and be your unique self to inspire others to do the same. “The work you do, whatever your chosen field, will be the work that heals”. ~Shine Your Light Debbie

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The Autumn Equinox-It’s Harvest Time!

In the northern hemisphere September 21st marked the vernal, or autumnal equinox; The beginning of fall and the autumn harvest.  Have you ever heard ‘you reap what you sow’? Fall is a wonderful time to take a closer look at life’s harvest.

Did you plant any seeds in your garden of life in the beginning of the year that are ready for harvest? Is some of your crop still in a growth cycle and not quite ripe enough to pick? Are there bulbs you’d like to plant so they can flower in the future?

Harvest and planting is a perfect metaphor for life. It gets one to thinking about what it is that we are reaping NOW in our lives, what is still in process and what seeds we would like to plant for the future. If you are focused on things that happened in the past, worrying about the future or current  problems, you are not planting seeds for the future. All creating happens in the present and your ‘vision’ is the seed to plant. If you don’t have a dream, you can’t plant the seed!

“My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flowers or weeds.”~Mel Weldon

Whatever you are harvesting now, take a moment to reflect on what type of seeds you planted and all that happened after you planted them. Did you water the garden? Clear out the aphids? Fertilize? In other words did you care for your seeds to support growth?

Once you plant the seeds for what you want, if you are aware and paying attention, you are given information on the steps you need to take to reap a bountiful harvest. This information is useful and can point you in the right direction! Are you heeding the signs? It may be as simple as your intuition telling you to take a different route home or something more profound like getting the flu so you have to stay home and care for yourself. It could also be a nagging feeling that doesn’t go away until you pay attention to it.

The universe works in collaboration with you and you really do reap what you sow. If you are not happy with your harvest, what steps are you willing to take so that once you plant new seeds you are able to recognize what your garden needs to nurture it? There is no quick fix! While occassionally there are instances of immediate gratification, growth takes time and care. You may even find that you don’t really want to take the steps and that’s OK it’s where you are; BUT if you aren’t happy with the way things are going, take some time to turn within to look at what type of seeds you planted and how you cared for your garden.

Whether you are reaping the rewards of your harvest or deciding to plant different seeds it’s time for your garden to flourish! Harvest and honor the crop you preciously planted then plant new seeds to move on! Fall is a wonderful time to “Fall” in love! “Fall” into a fresh cycle! “Fall” into fun! “Fall” into a new YOU reaping a bountiful harvest!~Shine Your Light Debbie

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