Hello lovely people
I was reading about survivor’s guilt and the part it plays in redundancy.
Whenever people are made redundant, there are big newspaper headlines that tell about fear for those who are leaving. There is a lot of finger-pointing and blame for the management of the company.
Quite often the atmosphere in the company is one of palpable fear, and during the process there is a definite “us and them” culture where those that remain behind don’t speak to those that are leaving.
The people who are made redundant, often feel that they are “guilty” if something intangible. Once they lave left the company under these conditions, it could take ages for them to recover their self-confidence and pride in their abilities.
From my own experience, I know that redundancy can be a spiritual and very enriching experience.
I have learnt over the years that redundancy is the Universe’s way to give us a nudge when it is time to move on and we choose to cling to what is no longer relevant or required.
Job was a man who suffered a lot in his life. It is interesting that when we work as an employee, we refer to our labour as a “job”.
On the other hand, a self-employed person is known as an entrepreneur (meaning “founder”). What have they found? Their life purpose? Their destiny?
One of the most powerful ways to “find yourself” is to be made redundant. When you are selected for such an experience, you can spend much energy trying to find someone to blame, or you can embark on a journey of self-discovery and find your true self.
I have thought for years that I would like to look up the company director who made me redundant after I had implemented a big project successfully. I would like to give him a case of his favourite whiskey, because if he had ensured my job safety, I would have disappeared into the oblivion of permanent employment. I owe him a lot.
Please leave a comment if you feel inspired.
Love and Light
PS: I am a professional transition coach. I help individuals and businesses to achieve their personal and commercial objectives.
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