Sometimes I feel like I’ve lost my mojo.
There have been times in my life when I felt so tapped into synchronicity, I could feel the magic vibrate around me. I was like a magic person.
When I first started working with SARK (about 10 years ago) it was a time like that. I had been working in a clothing store for two years and I was sure it wasn’t my path but really didn’t know what was. My friends would ask me great questions like, “Well, what are you good at?” and my feeble response was always, “I’m good at cutting and pasting.” They would then shake their head as if to say, “Girl, you’re screwed.”
One night, my friend Helene was spending the night and I told her about a game called Magpies I played with the dictionary. I discovered that I could meditate for a few minutes on an issue or question, open up the dictionary at random, point to a word, and find my answer.
“Let’s play it now!” she exclaimed. I agreed, hoping that it would work and that she wouldn’t think I was completely crazy.
I closed my eyes and thought about my job of selling clothing and how ready I was to start something new. I thought about how I wanted to be creative, to truly share my gifts and to wake up and be excited to go to work every day. I asked, “Give me a word for something I should be aware of that I’m not aware of.”
The word I got was “sark.”
My friend was confused. “What’s a sark?”
Trembling with surprise, I explained that it was the name of one of my favorite authors. I pulled one of her books off the shelf, opened it to show her what the book was like, and the page I opened to said, “If your work isn’t your dream or leading to your dream, quit sooner rather than later.”
“Oh my god,” I said. “I’m going to work for SARK.”
Within three weeks I had quit my job and started my five-year job/mentorship with one of my heroes. And you know what? For the first several years, most of what I did at the job was cut and paste. (Literally with scissors, by hand, as the design assistant for her licensed gift collection)
What are you good at?
What kind of work would have you excited to get out of bed each morning?
What should you be aware of that you’re not aware of?
p.s. See great note from SARK in the comments section