During these uncertain economic times, many people are bemoaning the state of the economy, worried if they will have a job, particularly if they work for the government, afraid of losing social security or other government benefits and afraid of losing investments and even a home. During these times, it is difficult to say to someone “oh, don’t worry, everything’s gonna be alright." I work for a not-for-profit and my position is grant funded. Friends of mine work for the state and the federal government. My parents collect social security. People are unsure, worried, fearful and insecure
What I do know is that this isn’t the time to: bemoan, worry, and be fearful and insecure. Now is the time to bless the economy and be grateful for everything we have at this moment. Right now, I have a job (two if you count my freelance work, three if you count my web design work), my bills are paid and my children and I have what we need.
Dr. Susan Corso wrote in The Huffington Post, that the “basic principle of spiritual prosperity is the action of blessing.” She advises us to bless the fact that we are working and bless those who may be unemployed with employment. She states that spiritual practice works with everything or it works with nothing. Therefore, we must bless the things that we have if we want to receive more. We cannot doubt God and we cannot put negative energy into the universe. We must be grateful for whatever we have in our lives right now be it a little or be it a lot.
If you want to see the economy improve, bless it. Be grateful for the things that you do have and focus on the good today. In 365 Thank Yous, author John Kralik had lost pretty much everything. His law practice was on the verge of bankruptcy and he worried that he couldn’t pay his staff. His personal life was a disaster - he was twice divorced and estranged from his oldest sons. He lived in a rundown apartment with no central air. He was out of shape and at the end of his rope. He decided to embark on a thank you note project where he would write 365 thank you notes in a year. His attention to the good and his ability to find gratitude in a poor situation profoundly changed his life - for the better!
Bless the economy, the news, the government officials, and anything else that is causing fear to rise up in your life. Bless it and let it go. Believe that things will get better. And they will.