"It's not my job." That's what she would say whenever anyone asked her to help with a project that was not within the narrow confines of what she defined as her job.
I remember her well, not for what she did, but for her refusal to do more than her personal idea of her job description.
We have a picture that shows how a road crew painted around a small branch instead of moving it is the perfect example of that point of view. Looking at the picture we can almost hear them saying, "It's not my job".
A few years ago, a client wanted us to help her mom. However, we were not able to because her mom had closed the doors of possibility for herself one door at a time, until her world had shrunk to the couch, the savings and loan, and the dinner table.
We all close doors of possibility. We all have said at one time or another "it's not my job". Perhaps because we know that we have no control over people, places and things, we feel that it is safer to hide and just do the job that is expected of us, and nothing more.
It is true we have no control over outside circumstances, but the good news is we have complete control over our inside points of view. If we remember that controlling the inside point of view will, without doubt, shift what appears as an outside person, place or thing, then opening the doors of possibility becomes not only feasible, but the wisest thing to do.
"Not being able to govern events, I govern myself." --Michel De Montaigne
We live in a time of consciousness where we are bombarded by outside events that strike to the very heart of our being. We can react to these events in a way that shuts doors, or we can use the impetus of the event to look for possibilities.
Not being able to fix what has happened, we can ask, what did we miss because we thought it was not our job? Our job never varies, and it is always an inside job. It is the job of constantly turning away from the material picture and discovering anew the "still small voice" that speaks only of Truth.
Our job is to listen to that Truth and then follow it into action.
When our actions are driven by the internal awareness of Light, the outcome must also be Light. The warfare we are engaged in is always between the awareness of light and the ignorance of light called darkness.
"Evil is like a shadow--it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it." --Shakti Gawain
Bringing light to any situation reveals what has always been there. Sometimes what we see is not what we want to see. It will often feel easier to turn off the light and hide behind closed doors. As we hide from, and within, the ignorance of darkness our lives shrink and evil remains.
Our job is to continue to shine Light, no matter what we see. Our job is to know the Truth that Love is the governing force of all that is Real. No matter what tries to tell us otherwise, our job is to not believe it. Our job is to shine, shine, shine, until all that is dark has dissolved into its native nothingness.
It is not someone else's job to do; it is our job.
Beca developed an easy system to do this called The Shift and has been sharing how to use this system to expand lives, and bring people back to the Truth of themselves for over 40 years.
Beca and her husband Del Piper are constantly working to develop new ways to support and reach out to others. Much of what they have been developed can be found for free at their membership site Perception U.com. They also founded The Women’s Council with the intent of “strengthening the connection to yourself, to others, and to the Divine.”