All is well
All is well.
There are changes, and all is well.
More changes are coming, good ones. You will see.
“All is well.” This is the perennial #1 tune on my inner guidance channel. It is always the first thing I hear. I have come to understand that it is always true.
There may be changes, there may be difficulties, there may be storms. But all is well.
Awhile back at work, layoffs were announced, to occur over the next 6 months. They began immediately, department by department. Some really key people have been cut. People who were a joy to see and interact with. People who had depth and breadth of knowledge that is virtually unmatched. People whom I would make a point of saying goodbye to if I left myself are now gone.
Last Friday was another layoff day, this time in my own group. I got to work, saw unhappy faces, and heard rumblings that today was the day. When I heard that a friend and former manager was among those affected, it felt like someone had died. In all, nearly 40 people in my larger department were affected.
A couple of people cracked callous jokes; I was seriously unamused. (I suppose occasions that call for empathy must be quite trying for those who care only about themselves.) When all of us survivors were sprung for the day, it was a real relief.
I’ve been there myself, once as part of a WARN layoff. Careers go on; you find the way forward. You do what must be done. There is undeniable loss, and also gain.
All is well.
This post is illustrated with the SoulCollage card I made today, All is well.
Glad you have a way to empathize and stay centered. Sounds awful!
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Sadly it’s just the way things are done in corporate America. I’m sure this is happening every day somewhere in the country, and often with even less grace. There’s definitely something wrong when the interests of the shareholders are the only interests ever truly considered in making a decision. What about we the people who create the GDP? It seems a legal safety net is the only way to address the problem (as in Europe)–but instead we have the “right to work” (which really means the right to be fired). I wish these kinds of events would open people’s eyes to the futility of making personal sacrifices for a soulless corporation. The day when my daily reality isn’t corporate will truly be one to celebrate.
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