True Prosperity: Becoming an Employee of the Universe

November 14, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More

Colin Bondi, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

I love the word prosperity. Prosperity represents a fulfilling life encompassing not only material wealth but happiness and genuine fulfillment. I think of it as a state where abundance is free to flow uninhibited through all areas of one’s life. I think you could say most people long to live in such a state but few people actually do. What is it that obstructs living in a sustained state of true prosperity? True prosperity being grounded in abundance and growth oriented experiences. True prosperity is not achieved by cheating people, doing work that makes you miserable or defining prosperity solely by material wealth. There are plenty of wealthy people who are miserable and I would not call them prosperous because key parts of their lives are unfulfilled if not a source of serious pain. I set out to discover true prosperity for myself nearly 7 years ago and it’s been a painful, wild but enlightening journey.

As much as I’ve struggled over the last few years trying to realize prosperity some have repeatedly told me I should just go get a job. Many points on my journey have been characterized by poverty and near homelessness. These people are well meaning in their advice and from a practical perspective it makes sense. However after leaving a high paying corporate job in 2005 I became disgusted with the whole concept of work which is part of what led me to start this journey. To begin with, I got another job working for a non-profit that helped the homeless and when that wasn’t fulfilling I found a job working for a large Buddhist organization. I thought for sure doing work for a spiritual organization would be fulfilling, it wasn’t, in fact neither of these jobs felt any better to me than my corporate job. Thats because they all had one primary thing in common, expending a large amount of effort doing something I didn’t like for money, to survive. It ended up not mattering that it was for a good cause because in the moment my time and effort went into activities that were not fulfilling or nurturing to me personally. For me something seems wrong about that and I’ve reached a point where I literally cannot do it without major physical, emotional and spiritual consequences. I slowly realized that part of my life purpose was to find a way to achieve true prosperity no matter what I had to go through in order to do that.

One of the major realizations I’ve had over the years is that we as a society and as individuals have become conditioned into lack and scarcity which is the opposite of abundance and prosperity. Part of this conditioning ties our natural survival instinct to money where money becomes synonymous with survival. We then have to work for money so we can feel safe and secure knowing that we can make it in the world. Prosperity and abundance become about how secure your job is, how much money you have in the bank and whether you have adequate material resources. If these things are unstable, fear and stress result and even if they are stable there is a creeping growing discontent that spreads like a cancer slowly eating us away. Living this way results in an unnatural state where we are forced into obligations we think are necessary for our survival and cut off from true abundance and the guidance of our creative intuition which ask us to live from the heart. I recently saw a quote on facebook that went something like this: “Human beings are the only species on this planet that has to pay to live on it”. There is a certain insanity in that when you think about it, if you ask me.

This is NOT natural for us, in fact it’s probably the most effective form of slavery ever devised because most people don’t know they are enslaved to false abundance in the form of money. A human being’s life energy or effort is tied to working for something that is already theirs to begin with. It’s common knowledge that people will do almost anything for money and it’s no wonder if it’s deeply tied to their survival and equated with abundance. Many spiritual people start to hate and avoid money because of this and so end up nearly destitute, as I did, which is nothing more than another manifestation of lack.

One of the things we see happening today is the false system beginning to collapse in on itself. This is of course inevitable because our system is built on a house of cards. Money is no longer backed up by gold or anything of tangible value, it’s created literally out of thin air, just numbers on a computer or pieces of plastic and paper. The time has come for us to break free from this mad and dysfunctional way of living and this is what I’ve been working on for the last several years. Breaking free is a daunting task because the conditioning of lack goes very deep and being tied to survival involves confronting some of our worst fears.

However, if we’re not going to rely on money or a stable job for our security and abundance what will take its place? As I’ve connected more deeply with the spiritual dimension and surrendered more fully to the guidance of higher self, I have realized that the reason I cannot work a job anymore is because I already have one, one which I’ve been neglecting. That job involves working for the most incredible employer one could ever have, the Universe. I’m an employee of the Universe. That may sound like some new age platitude or some philosophical dream but I mean it in a very literal very practical way.

Being an employee of the Universe means following your inner guidance and doing what you love to do which from this perspective is what you are meant to do. You know already what you’re meant to do because it is what you love, whether it seems like a valid vocation in the usual sense, or not.

Becoming an employee of the Universe has some requirements. One is that we open our minds and really take stock of what we truly love to do and are drawn to do. Once we see that, we must let go of what we think we ‘should‘ do and fully embrace what we love. This requires a great deal of trust at first because the fears of survival and lack-based mentality will come in and try to scare us into getting back with the old program, which is working to survive. We have to have the courage and the faith to resist that and persist because we’re not here to survive. Animals are here to survive, we are here to thrive and create and as human beings we have the capability to co-create our reality.

The reward for persistance is true unlimited abundance. Like any other employer, the Universe pays its employees for doing their jobs. But unlike conventional employers it pays in unlimited abundance which means you don’t have a fixed salary and you’re not just paid in money, rather you’re paid with just what you need when you need it. Like a traditional employer, though, the Universe will not pay you if you don’t do your job. That is if you don’t follow your intuitive guidance and really DO what you love you cannot expect abundance to flow freely in your life. You may get spurts of it here and there but it won’t be reliable. So we have to ACT on our intuition and passion and ask for what we need in the process.

When we first make the transition to working directly for the Universe most of us go through a difficult phase where we deal with doubt, fear and scarcity. We also deal with obligations from our previous way of living which no longer fit with our path. These obligations may be in the form of relationships, jobs, houses, places we live, friends etc. To work full time for the Universe we must let go of any obligations which block us from living in the moment, following our hearts and creating true prosperity. We will know intuitively what needs to be let go of because those things will feel more and more wrong and will stick out like a sore thumb even though we may resist letting them go with all our might. We also need to learn to get in touch with the deeper part of ourselves which I call Higher Self or Spirit because this is where our guidance comes from and it’s what we have to learn to trust and have faith in. That’s all part of the process because in effect we are building an entirely new life which rests in freedom, passion and abundance… actually this is just life, mainstream life is a pale shadow of living fully which is why so many people are depressed, addicted to various substances and self destructive behaviors.

When we really step into being employees of the Universe and partake in true abundance we realize prosperity and lasting happiness. This doesn’t mean life ceases to be painful but we have a deeper happiness that is ok with the pain because we are fulfilled and have purpose and direction in life and we realize pain is part of living life in this world. We’re creating what we are here to create and adding something of value to the world while we express Spirit in a unique, creative way.

I believe this is what nearly all of us truly long for and many have already attained some measure of it. Have you?

About the Author

Colin walks the warrior path outside of the matrix.  Having heavily studied psychology, Tarot, Qaballah, and Western occultism, he works towards inspiring others with his revelations about the valuable nature of our humanity.  Please visit his inspiring blog, AwakenInTheNow.

This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact.

~~ Help Waking Times to raise the vibration by sharing this article with the buttons below…

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Category: Community, Contributors, Culture, Ideas, Inspiration, Meta-physics, Money, Self, Society, Spirituality, Time & Space, Transformation, Waking Times

Comments (4)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Sherry says:

    I really liked your truth friend.
    I feel exactly as you wrote I of course did not leave a big job
    but I made a choice for my health and now work for the same Universe as you.

    I am counting on Destiny to follow the Universe and force the greedy thugs I am now punishing in Federal court to face the music of you dont steal from the Universe an think you are going to keep getting away with it cause Karma is a bitch

  2. Peter Thomson says:

    Superb article Colin. I share many of your viewpoints and observations. Our conditioning has taken a mighty price and left the majority asleep at the wheel.

    I hope your positive steps continue to enlighten and pay dividends in your survival. Others are not so fortunate at the moment to trial your beliefs but I wish in time for all of us to have the opportunity to experience this abundance.

    It certainly beats the grind the majority toil daily to fulfill.

    best regards

  3. Phyl says:

    I am so with you on this one.
    […abundance (completeness, wholeness) is a law, a quality of Source and is therefore already present within the consciousness of every living Soul. The reason so many lack even the barest essentials, is because man is a creator but through an ignorance of this truth he has allowed others to claim wealth and power, while at the same time accepting lack as his lot in life.
    There is NO LAW OF LACK. Lack is a belief, a concept held true by most in the world simply through un-evolved ignorance. All embody and actually ARE the Divine completeness of Source. It is time to clear these old beliefs and stop looking outside of ourselves for everything we need. This is an important facet of taking back our power…>> onenessofall.com

  4. Hi Colin, this is very inspiring. I’ve been an “employee of the Universe” now for several years, writing 2 books about reconnecting with the higher self and sharing my experiences and what I’ve learned. (My blog: ChristineHoeflich.com) It’s been a difficult road, even though it was inwardly rewarding many times (and what I have learned has been well worth it, for the personal growth). I have 2 teenage girls and most of the money I have needed to live on came from my ex (which has its own issues). I wish that were not the case, but that’s how it’s been. My girls will appreciate what I’ve done some day, I hope sooner rather than later. To this end I am letting go of the final doubts that the Universe will not provide. I do not want to have to rely on my ex to have my and my family’s needs met, but to manifest it through my creative endeavors.

Leave a Reply

Must Watch Videos

3 Suppressed Technologies that Could Revolutionize Daily Life

3 Suppressed Technologies that Could Revolutionize Daily Life













Nick Bernabe, Earth We Are One
Waking Times

The US has a long history of suppressing technologies in an effort to help government aligned corporations extend their profits. This history dates back over 100 years which we will outline — in part — in this article.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, … More

September 20, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Link Found Between Food Allergies and Farm Antibiotics

Link Found Between Food Allergies and Farm Antibiotics













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Food allergies affect an estimated 15 million Americans, including one in 13 children. Statistics indicate something strange is afoot, as food allergies in children rose by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011 alone.

Similarly, in Great Britain one in three people are allergic to something, be … More

September 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Drop Out and Simplify Your Life

Drop Out and Simplify Your Life













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I was thinking about this very subject and sat down to put some notes together when I stopped to moderate comments on the site. And here was this synchronistic and very wise comment from Soliel:

Despite all the fear-mongering out there, many have remained … More

September 17, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Coconut Water is One of the Greatest Nutritional from Nature

Coconut Water is One of the Greatest Nutritional from Nature













Karen Foster, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

The first documented use of coconut water dates back just a few centuries, however it’s safe to assume humans have been enjoying this supreme hydrator as long as we’ve been around coconut palms. Here’s why young coconut water has one of the highest sources … More

September 17, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
How Monsanto and Big-Ag are Fighting Back Against Anti-GMO Activism

How Monsanto and Big-Ag are Fighting Back Against Anti-GMO Activism













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Between 2012 and mid-2014, Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) successfully blocked GMO labeling legislation in over 30 states, at a price tag of more than $100 million.

These funds were received from the 300+ members of the GMA, which include chemical/pesticide, GE seed, and … More

September 16, 2014 | By | Reply More

Activism Works

Peace Through Synchronized Global Meditation

Peace Through Synchronized Global Meditation













Lance Schuttler, Personable Media
Waking Times

We live in a world today where the idea of group power is being rekindled and where it’s momentum is gathering. Humanity as a whole is remembering that it is thoughts and actions of kindness, honesty and equality for all that create positive change.… More

September 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Cannabis Legalization Has Already Benefited Colorado

7 Ways Cannabis Legalization Has Already Benefited Colorado













Jeff Roberts, Collective-Evolution
Waking Times

January 1st 2014 saw the opening of the very first cannabis shop in Colorado as the cultivation, manufacture and sale of the controversial plant became fully legalized. Since then, the state has seen a lot of promising results.

Laura Pegram of Drugpolicy.org wrote in her … More

September 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sweden Recycling 99 Percent Of Garbage, Edging Closer To Zero-Waste

Sweden Recycling 99 Percent Of Garbage, Edging Closer To Zero-Waste













April McCarthy, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

There’s a revolution happening in Sweden right now. Dubbed the “recycling revolution,” the Scandinavian country now recycles 99 percent of their garbage, edging closer to a zero-waste lifestyle, nationwide.

Wouldn’t it be great if no household waste was wasted? If each and every item … More

September 4, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More
Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients













Coach Mark Smallwood, EcoWatch
Waking Times

In 431 B.C. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

More than 2500 years later, we are inundated with advertisements boasting the latest, greatest cure-all super drug. From a young age, we learn that it doesn’t matter how or … More

August 23, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry













, EcoWatch
Waking Times

We’ve got this.

Thanks to the courageous and indefatigable efforts of pipeline fighters everywhere, the tide has finally turned on Keystone XL. As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL’s northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights … More

August 4, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More