…how a working actor applies spirituality to find immediate employment
I soon realized that as an actor in NY, I was going to have to make God an integral part of my day and that meant starting each day with consistent spiritual prayer-practices, and knowing with all my heart that my Shepherd is supplying me with both fulfilling work opportunities and the spiritual ideas and capacities that enable me to earn money.
One particular day a few weeks ago I was getting really anxious because I had about 5 different payments to make and I literally for the first time in my life was running out of money. I reached out to God that very moment and demanded that I was a talented, needed child of God and someone in New York right this moment would love to employ me.
I kid you not, 10 minutes later I received a phone call from my boss saying that another class has opened up (I teach sports to children a few hours a week) and he needed me to head the class and would pay me extra since I would be the only coach there. Moments later, I got an email from the director of my last show, saying that there is an awards show in 3 days and could I work backstage! It was like God was waiting for me to reach out so She could be like, “Duh Chris, I have a million things for you today!”
Wow, I am so grateful for God, and though I have not completely made my financial demonstration quite yet, I just wanted to express gratitude for the wonderful things God has done for me these last few months. Here is a passage I have been working with since I moved to NY. It’s from Mary Baker Eddy’s book Unity of Good:
God is our helper. He pities us. He has mercy upon us and governs every event of our careers.