In this day and age we are forced to work in society and hold jobs to survive. Our pagan ancestors lived very different lives than us. They were able to be in the natural environment allot of the times they were working. For us many of us spend time in the corporate world trying to make a buck at the mercy of the system. I am one of the lucky ones that works for themselves. Yes I have more freedoms than most, but I too have to work hard and rarely have time to focus on my spirituality for that part of the day. Working by myself and noting having coworkers has allowed me to find ways to let in my spirituality for those 8 hours a day where I am focusing on my work. But we can find ways to be spiritual in the work place without outing ourselves as Wiccan or Pagan. Here are some techniques to think about:
-Keep a small ritual kit in your bag or coat. This can include a few stones or a figurines, herbs, essential oils, sea salt. Any items to help you center when needed.
-Keep a live plant at your desk, unless you are lucky enough to work outside. Take time to nurture the plant and allow the natural energy to come to you when needed.
-Have a small collection of the 4 elements such as a stone, a candle, a mini fountain or bottle of water and a feather or book.
-Ground when needed.. because what better way to deal with a boss/client who pisses you off?
-Wear or keep in your pocket a mojo bag with items that help you feel connected.
-Take meditation breaks.. if smokers get to go outside now and then.. why can't you? Everyone needs fresh air.
-Listen to nature sounds or meditation music on your break.
-Take your shoes off (actually since I work at home I never wear shoes..) and feel the ground beneath your feet.
-Write in your journal and read when ever you can.
-Sneak in moments of your secret indulgences such as chocolate.. or even the occasional online forum or blog.
so how do you connect to your spiritual side on the clock?