The Spirit of Business
Don’t let that pink Himalayan salt lamp fool you
When you talk about spirituality it often brings about discomfort depending on who you're talking to. A couple of years ago, I decided to start a blog on Blogger called “The Spirit of Business”. The purpose is to convey the message that they relate to each other. In this day and age Spirituality has become a booming business. I see now more than ever an influx of spiritual teachers, enthusiasts, You Tubers talking about abundance and The Law of Attraction. I was first introduced to The Law of Attraction in a book called “The Secret”. Since then I’ve read books about synchronicities and such. It’s funny to me that now Spirituality is big business when it’s not necessarily something that we were taught as children. I grew up under the principle of religion, I knew we went to a Christian church that worshipped God but I was aware there were many other religions such as Jehova Witness, Catholic, Baptist, Islam, etc. As I became an adult I realized that the foundation I had as a child shaped my outlook on life. There have been times when I’ve given up on God because I wasn’t getting fulfillment out of my Lutheran Church at the time, at this point, I was only going to make my mom happy. I tapped into Neale Donald Walsch and binge-read his Conversations with God series, and my oh my was it a great read.
Church and spirit have some similarities, for example, if you look at the Bible, Jesus was shown as a spiritual character because he could do supernatural things such as turn water into wine and cure the sick by touch. They also have some differences such as spirituality claims there is no right or wrong or good and bad, it’s all perception. This can become very confusing and most people feel like they have to pick a side when you don’t, why can't you use differences of opinion and formulate your own conclusion.
Now to the meat and potatoes, I say that for your business to be successful you need to be right within or right spiritually. I know very successful people and a large handful of them don’t believe in anything. I see most people walk around aimlessly with no real purpose for existence but all the money and material things in the world. True happiness in business doesn't mean money, who Is being helped on the receiving end of your services, and what will you do to help those once you receive your compensation, it’s like the circle of life or karma if you will.
“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone rich to enter the kingdom of God” Matthew 19:24
This bible verse is so deep to me because with all the glorification of riches and wealth especially in America none of these people will have eternal life. It’s really simple if you think about it, If I have 1 Million Dollars and I leverage that to 20 Million and I own 100 rental properties which are generating me a really nice amount of monthly cash flow but for my 20M 100M people won’t have a meal today, freshwater or a roof over there head, make that make sense. The Bible teaches that you should give to be wealthy spiritually and it’s hard for many people to understand what that mean’s because you can’t necessarily see spiritual wealth. It’s that glow, aura, or energy you may see on some people, it’s inner peace. Spirituality doesn't believe that you have a destiny or prophecy but the Bible does. There are many contradictions and please feel free to comment because I may contradict myself because there are so many contradictions lol.
The Spirit of Business can be used in reverse as well. The Business of Spirit means that spirituality can be used as a business, just like the Pink Himalayan salt lamp, does it really bring good energy, or is that using spirit as business to make a profit. On the reverse a company that uses God to empower its partners and employees with systems and mantra’s to uplift the workplace and in turn, you're happy to be there and the company meets and exceeds its quota every month.
In closing my experience has been that business is best when you have a foundation and clarity and that means the obvious of consistent business flow, using the proper marketing to attract your client base and keeping your books, etc. But before all those things you need clarity on who you are as a person, who you’re willing to be, and what you won’t accept. People say a lot of what they won’t do until someone waves a check in their face and their whole beingness goes down the drain. Never compromise who you are for what you think you can gain monetarily.
Remember beware of those false prophets who claim they are really for you when they are really for the money. Like they say in Real Estate “buyer beware”.