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Author Topic: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?  (Read 3536 times)

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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2018, 07:31:33 pm »
Interestingly, answering this post has also made me notice that while I have many gods in my life, Brighid seems to be the one who most often has a hand in my job/career/vocation-related things. Hm. Something to ponder on, that.

I guess we have something in common then -- I wrote that Sokar is the most involved with my work, but he isn't my primary deity either.

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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2018, 08:18:28 pm »
Like it says in the thread title: Is your job related to your spirituality? If so, how? Which came first? (Did you look for a job that has to do with your path, or did your path grow out of your job?)

I work in a library, and one of the spiritual entities who plays a large part in who I am today is definitely a "Learn all of the things" type and has mentioned that He enjoys that I enjoy my job.  It's an abstract sense of things, but I absolutely love my job, so. :)

I was also thinking the other day about how intuition can grow inside of your job too, which can crossover into strengthening your spirituality.  I'm currently helping lead a massive catalog clean-up, and this involves heading out into the stacks to figure out the Problem MaterialsTM: things that the reports flag.  You always hope these things are on the shelf, and about half of them aren't... they're just lost to the aether.  Anyways, I've becoming uncannily good at putting my hands on the exact copy I've been looking for without even really looking. 

Trying to find that large print copy of Danielle Steel's book from 2008?  Well here's the S section, and I'm going to stop right here and dive right for the third shelf and oh look!  My hand landed on the exact book.  Makes my life so much easier!

Not sure if that's my sense of "I need to find you" percolating out and the books being like "And if you seek, you shall find!" but I'm enjoying that I noticed it in a sense.
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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2018, 01:06:28 pm »
Like it says in the thread title: Is your job related to your spirituality? If so, how? Which came first? (Did you look for a job that has to do with your path, or did your path grow out of your job?)

For me, it's kind of a coincidence: for a long time one of my deities has been Sokar, who among other things is the patron of those who make tomb offerings, and I didn't know why he was interested in me ... until I got a job at a life insurance company, which is sort of a modern equivalent. This was not a deliberate choice on my part, but I'm not ruling out some divine meddling, especially since it turned out to be a really good job for me.

I'm a waitress-- and at first glance you wouldn't think that has anything to do with my spirituality, but I've learned that it does! I like feeding hungry customers and having them leave happy with full bellies. It can be very fulfilling to make someone's night out an experience they'll remember. The goddess I honor is Brigid, and She is a very giving, plentiful, selfless goddess-- I try to embody Her traits in the service that I give to my customers. :)
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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2018, 01:59:09 am »


Like it says in the thread title: Is your job related to your spirituality? If so, how? Which came first? (Did you look for a job that has to do with your path, or did your path grow out of your job?)

Mara is a goddess of, among other things, commerce and wealth. And I work at a credit union. I worked with Mara long before I ended up here but I definitely feel like she had a hand in, as did the local spirits. (It's a very locally focused CU.)

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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2018, 06:46:14 pm »
I'm slightly envious, but at the same time I don't think I could handle having work that close to my spirituality. Do you ever worry about burnout?

I mean, as much as anyone who is strongly emotionally invested in a demanding vocation that they feel matters and has high stakes that are sometimes life-and-death, during wartime and serving high-risk communities.
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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2018, 10:56:40 pm »
Like it says in the thread title: Is your job related to your spirituality? If so, how? Which came first? (Did you look for a job that has to do with your path, or did your path grow out of your job?)

In a lot of ways mine does.  I essentially knew I was going to be a mortician before I knew I was going to be a pagan.  Afterall, it kind of runs in the family.  So within the capacity of doing that on a daily basis, Anubis made himself known to me, which of course evolved with my path.  By doing my job, I honor Anubis.
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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2018, 11:33:22 pm »
Like it says in the thread title: Is your job related to your spirituality? If so, how? Which came first? (Did you look for a job that has to do with your path, or did your path grow out of your job?)

For me, it's kind of a coincidence: for a long time one of my deities has been Sokar, who among other things is the patron of those who make tomb offerings, and I didn't know why he was interested in me ... until I got a job at a life insurance company, which is sort of a modern equivalent. This was not a deliberate choice on my part, but I'm not ruling out some divine meddling, especially since it turned out to be a really good job for me.

Like it says in the thread title: Is your job related to your spirituality? If so, how? Which came first? (Did you look for a job that has to do with your path, or did your path grow out of your job?)


Interesting question!

I do 2 kinds of work:  I'm a stage manager and lighting designer, primarily for dance companies (a large professional ballet company, a small professional contemporary ballet company, and a youth tap company) and I'm a sr consultant for a national child advocacy organization. I'm extremely lucky to have found a way to do both of the things I love.

I consider both jobs to be related to Brighid. I see the arts as strongly connected to Her bard work. And child advocacy reflects Her social justice, healing, and hospitality work.

I was already in both lines of work before I met Brighid. I think they primed me to be open to Her.

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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2018, 06:00:44 pm »

I was already in both lines of work before I met Brighid. I think they primed me to be open to Her.


It seems like a lot of people have mentionned Brighid in this thread. Hmm.

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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2018, 09:17:53 pm »
It seems like a lot of people have mentionned Brighid in this thread. Hmm.
Well, She IS pretty popular...

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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2018, 06:18:43 pm »
Well, She IS pretty popular...

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What I wanted to say, but didn't have the brain to articulate yesterday, was, I wonder if some deities are more likely to be interested in their follower's jobs? I mean, besides those deities that are patrons of professions.

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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2018, 07:27:07 pm »
What I wanted to say, but didn't have the brain to articulate yesterday, was, I wonder if some deities are more likely to be interested in their follower's jobs? I mean, besides those deities that are patrons of professions.
Not sure if Anubis is counted in that or not but that's essentially what happened.  I mean I was already practicing when we connected. 
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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2018, 09:20:27 pm »
Like it says in the thread title: Is your job related to your spirituality? If so, how? Which came first? (Did you look for a job that has to do with your path, or did your path grow out of your job?)

It does. Now, healthcare has ties with all sorts of different spiritualities, but 20/20 hindsight suggests that my patron, Saint Brigid of Kildare, steered me away from one path she specialises in (my original art history studies) into another (training in pediatric nursing and a pharmacist job). Between flu shots and emergency contraception, I deal with a lot of vulnerable people and I value my position as mandatory reporter more than anything else I get to do - even though I hope I never have to put it into use.
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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2018, 11:31:39 pm »
What I wanted to say, but didn't have the brain to articulate yesterday, was, I wonder if some deities are more likely to be interested in their follower's jobs? I mean, besides those deities that are patrons of professions.
I think there might be something about the kinds of people who are attracted to certain types of jobs, and how those kinds of people connect with certain deities?

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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2018, 10:41:45 pm »
Like it says in the thread title: Is your job related to your spirituality? If so, how? Which came first? (Did you look for a job that has to do with your path, or did your path grow out of your job?)

My current and main source of income is as a science teacher: Dionysus doesn't really embody education and teaching in any way. However, before I became a teacher, I was a wildlife biologist, super into animal care, and I have several animals of my own (2 snakes, 2 rabbits, and fish) and lots of plants. I think it's through these side volunteerships that I am integrating my practice a bit... somethign I have not done in a while. :(
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Re: Does your job relate to your spiritual practice?
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2018, 05:04:52 pm »
Like it says in the thread title: Is your job related to your spirituality? If so, how? Which came first? (Did you look for a job that has to do with your path, or did your path grow out of your job?)

I would say so. As an autistic person it has been a long and difficult road towards finding a paying job, but for now I volunteer several times per week at my local library. I feel an affinity to Djehuty, and to some extent to Odin as well, and devote my work at the library to them (and various other powers that I feel drawn to). From the Kemetic side of things, I see my work at this important community institution as a way to contribute to doing Ma'at in my everyday life.

Pretty soon I will be volunteering (and hopefully receiving job training at) a disability resource center, a role that I consider sacred in a general sort of way- as a disabled person it feels particularly satisfying to do something to help others like me, and I consider it a way of upholding Ma'at as well. I believe that the gods want flourishing and healthy communities, and have a concern for the status of how vulnerable people are treated in society- many of them are associated with liminal states themselves after all. I'm still working out which gods I feel particularly drawn to, but I get some draw towards Odin and Wesir, both of whom have themes of being "injured" but very much vital powers, as well as Hethert, Aset, and perhaps Nebet-Het, all of whom have a life-giving, resurrecting aspect to their theologies, connected with the wounded gods Wesir and Heru. I am much more certain in my closeness to the Sumerian Inanna, who is herself a deity who suffered grievous harm and was healed. Therefore I see a sort of sacrality in working in such an institution, in manifesting the healing power of the deities by doing my part to make life easier for disabled people like myself.

I did not seek these out specifically because of my spirituality, but when I saw those positions, I was somewhat more interested in them for personal and spiritual reasons.

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