Updated: Dec 30, 2018
Today I'm taking a sick day. No, I don't have a fever or a cold. I'm not in any pain. I'm taking a Spiritual Sick Day.
Yes, I know I walk around the office most of the day waving my peace sign, with a smile on my face, saying "Be the Light." I go about my day happily shining my light on coworkers, employees and customers. I pride myself on my sunny disposition and my ability to rally the team…. Give them positive affirmations to start their day and coach them though the rough days with a gentle reminder to bring their positive attitude to everything and everyone they touch.
But what happens when you wake up one day and decide "I don't want to be the light today." I'm not in the mood and I'm in a funk and I can't get out of it and now what? Your employees are looking to you to lead like you have been. What do you do? Do you put on a fake smile and muster up the courage to be who you're supposed to be? Who you claim to be? I don't believe you should. People will see right through you. Your words will say one thing, but your face and your energy will say another. Your vibrations will not match your words. Something will be off. And your employees and coworkers will sense it. They are looking to you for guidance. You're the role model. Do you show them to "fake it till you make it?"
Nope. I say take a Spiritual Sick Day.
Now, you don't need to call in, tell the office, "I need a day off from this Being the Light job." You don't need to announce it to the world. Here's my suggestion: Pass the baton to someone else. Delegate a Lightworker for the day. For a few days. Whatever you think you need. Maybe come in to work with this statement: "Today I would like to make Suzie Q. Light worker for the day. I've noticed she has been shining so brightly lately I think we would all like to soak up some of her sunny rays!" It gives that person a chance to step up and be recognized. It gives them the spotlight and let's them step into the role… and It lets you off the hook and allows you time to recharge your batteries.
Hey, even spiritual activists need a day off here and there. It will allow you time to reconnect, recharge and rejuvenate. Go back to source. So what's the best way to do that? Meditation.
Remember, the goal of meditation is to bring you to the present moment. That being said, whatever it is. Don't try and control what is or what you think it should be. Just allow. Allow the feelings both good and bad or what you conceive of what's good and bad to flow. Do not create a resistance. Just allow. The point is to surrender to the moment. Surrender does not mean losing. It mean's going with the universal life force energy that flows within all of us. Believe it or not, the hardest part is holding on to negative feelings such as anger, judgment, worry. It takes effort to hold onto these low vibrations. But when we allow those feelings to flow through us, they no longer serve us and we release them.
You also might want to get out in nature, take a bath, call a friend who makes you laugh. Whatever you need to do to "bring you home".... do it. It's just what the doctor ordered.
So when you are feeling a spiritual cold coming on, take a sick day. You're allowed a day off. Reconnect to source and remember who you are. You'll come back refreshed and ready to take back the baton with confidence and a new found energy.
And I hope you feel better soon!