Productivity

I am a ‘holic… when I was a child, my father was an alcoholic,
Later on my brother chose to become a junkie… My uncles and aunts… cousins and grandparents all influenced by alcohol… for generations back.
Obviously, I come from a long line of people with addictive personalities…. What to do?

I thought about this for a long time as a child and decided that if I had to be a ‘holic’, I would be a workaholic…  productive and of value in my world.
I feel blessed that I had the foresight to make that choice when I was so young and impressionable.

To be any kind of holic is not recommended because it is indeed unconscious behavior with addiction at the core… so what am I really addicted to?

I am addicted to working… because it makes me feel good.

I like to test myself by overcoming the impossible or by making “the sows ear into the silk purse!”   I have recently decided to devote a lot more of my time to creating interesting employment for others…

Because…
I love to work! I believe others do too… because it makes everyone feel good to achieve their goals.

I create places of harmony and beauty upon the earth.
I find ways to create work for myself that I love….
So my life is a two way street of satisfaction.

If I stop working I get bored and become a little self destructive… so I prefer to have a number of projects at once.  Leonardo was like this…
I am often judged for not finishing this before I start that, but then that’s what a genius does… we all have to stay involved in a creative way if we are to bring our best to any given moment or task or employment…

Just check out the work history of Leonardo and Michelangelo… and all their peers…
With lots of different interests and projects we never get bored…

We can wake up each morning and do what we feel like… swap around and stay interested in the next challenge… the trick is to stay disciplined and on course… which is easy to do if you are really getting the juice you should from the achievements in your life…

Much to the chagrin of my detractors, I have a dramatic ability to bring most projects to a successful conclusion… faster than anyone thought possible.

But then, since I am a genuine eccentric, I was never inside the circle of acceptance to start with… Therefore, my self-definition, self worth and personal approval does not depend upon the opinions of others.

Why not?

Because my spirit is constantly fed to bursting with the amazing beauty and wonder of all I have been supported in creating around me and through me.
Talismans of Power… Shankari’s Bali Retreat, Shankari Jewelry, all the food and flower gardens I have manifested, in Hawaii, Bali and many different countries; my wonderful, talented, inspiring kids; their kids, my expanding musical evolution… I’m currently learning how to play Hawaiian slide guitar and master Logic Pro in the process!,

… the sculpture garden of Archangels from trash and recycled materials in the future here in Hawaii and my current writing… to name the obvious, are some of the ways I express my creativity in service to the earth…

I am a productive human, intent upon making a positive difference with every breath, because it makes me feel good, alive, happy and full of joy… if this is an addiction… I will stay the course rather than take the cure…

What is the cure?

To stare at my navel and contemplate the Vedic Sutras? Do nothing in the name of self healing…
I don’t think so… I know myself well, I’ll become bored, then I’m bound to make trouble…

Truth is, I am the happy custodian of a deep inner peace, because I practice daily self forgiveness, which flows on to others in the world around me… non judgment makes space for a happy life.

I am an addict, a workaholic… I accept the criticism gladly and warmly invite anyone interested in a truly wonderful adventure, with a completely magical experience… to come and join me…

let’s change the world together…
…one addict at a time… starting with ourselves!

Let go of destructive behavior, embrace your need for ‘holic-ness’ to feel alive and then become PRODUCTIVE!
Give it all you’ve got…
The world needs all us ‘holics’, to make a difference…
…Right now!

Blazing tales of wonder
Remembering all we have ever been and are about to become
Your sister through chaos and comfort …
Shankari the Alchemist… ever learning, always growing…
Hokulani
Hawaii

2 thoughts on “Productivity”

  1. Hi Shankari,

    I couldn’t agree more. I like keeping busy with different projects that have nothing to do with the other. I like at least 2-3 going on at once. I hate boredom. This creates for bad energy or karma. I am a spiritualist, healer and mother. My mundane job is realtor. I will find myself soon because I am devoting time to myself and that opens up a world of options. I too love to make things, create. Whether it be in designing my home, writing my experiences or just making Christmas creations. It’s never truly work. It’s what we love and that make for never working a day in one’s life. Peace and many Blessings, Michele…

  2. I for one am glad you became a workaholic. If you hadn’t I would’ve never met you and enjoyed all the beautiful things you’ve created and shared including yourself. Keep it up Shankari.

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