There are some people who can stay at the same, dead-end job for years without complaint. There are some people who can go from one job to the next without skipping a beat.
Then, there are the rest of us who will reach a pivotal point in our human existence where the mundane will no longer suffice.
Our Souls want us to find our place in the world where we can be the best version of ourselves. For this to happen, the Universe might shake some shit up through job loss, or hold out on us until that perfect next step is ready. Here’s some advice if you find yourself in this unfamiliar place. (I’ve used the Dreams of Gaia tarot for deeper insights).
“I’m at a crossroads with my career. I feel like I may lose my job within a year or so. I’m thinking that I need to start some sort of new career, but I just don’t know what direction to go in. Any insight would be appreciated!”
First, I wonder why you feel you might lose your job within the next year. I believe you. Many people are intuitive and empathic. If you are either or both, you might be picking up on the energies of others around you who might know something about your position’s inevitable demise or maybe you got an intuitive hit telling you that it might be time to start looking for something new. Either way… it’s probably time you start looking for something new.
What to do? Ask yourself some questions: What lights you up inside? What can you see yourself doing for the rest of your human life? What can you see yourself doing, for free, because it’s just so soul-fulfilling?
I pulled the Three of Fire while responding to your question - which literally shows a person “hitchhiking” or preparing for a journey. The Three of Fire lets you know “that now is a good time to explore and experiment on a practical level. Use your hands and mind to practice, hone, and refine your skills or abilities so that what you create and do will always be something crafted to the best of your abilities, and be a true reflection of your passion and dedication.”
My advice to you is this - 1) Energetically cut your chords from your current job. This means give yourself permission to let your mind start looking towards the future, without feeling guilty. Be open to something new. 2) Go within - if you don’t already know what your heart desires to do as a career, try meditating or journaling around it. What are your passionate about? Only you can answer this question. 3) Take aligned steps towards your new desires and trust your intuition! Honestly, it’s that simple. And since you currently have a job, it takes the pressure off you so avoid the pitfalls of acting out of fear of “lack.” (That will only bring more evidence of lack.)
Find your dream job, start that business, or sell everything and be of service in a third world country! Whatever you choose to do, remember to trust that the Universe has your back! Remember that the Universe wants us to show up as the best version of ourselves. And remember to trust yourself.
“What’s the best way for me to land a job in my field (software development)?”
When it comes to any type of job that we want, we need to make sure that we really want it. I know that sounds silly but it’s true. From the time we are young, we are told to go to school, study something of interest then graduate and find a job in that field. But I don’t think that is always the case. Sometimes we have so many interests that we don’t know which field to settle down in, or the opposite - we have no strong interests and we need time to wander! So my first question is this - is this the field you truly want to work in? Does the work in this field light you up? If so, perfect! Then by the law of attraction, you will find a job in this field! But if it doesn’t, you will need to figure out what it is you really want to do. Your energy must match your desire in order to obtain it.
Everything is made up of energy. Our thoughts are so much more powerful than we could ever imagine! Think of our thoughts as messages we send out into the Universe. The Universe hears them and works to actualize them. If you really want something (and it’s in alignment to your path), then it will actualize. Likewise, focusing on what you don’t want, will actualize more of what you don’t want, so be mindful of your thoughts!
I love this definition of manifestation from Kathrin Zenkina over at ManifestionBabes.com. She says, “manifestation is the phenomenon that occurs when something that was originally part of your imagination becomes part of your physical reality.”
First, visualize your perfect job, then find or create a job description the matches your vision. You know what you want! Then, take aligned action by sending out resumes to companies with such positions - include companies that might not have an open position listed. But, do all of this knowing that you already have the job. Claim it! Get your energy to match what it will feel like when the company calls you to say, “You’re hired!” Then, surrender! Open your mind to the different possibilities and opportunities that will present themselves to you. There are many different paths to the end result - many that you might not have even thought of yet! Your job is to trust that the Universe will support you with getting there.
I pulled the Eight of Water when working on a response for you. The Eight of Water symbolizes how a positive state of appreciation and gratitude can influence our lives and environment for the better. It reminds us to take time to appreciate the people, the beauty and abundance already present in our lives.
It is easy to focus on what we don’t have especially when we want something, like a dream job. But by “choosing to focus on all that is good in your life, you will create a positive, emotional, two-way flow of energy that, like water, finds its way into every crack, where it washes away the cynicism, criticism, confusion, conflict, and anything else that might be weighing you down.” So my last piece of advice to you is this - practice gratitude! Appreciate the job you already have as a way to call in the job you truly desire.
I wish you both the best of luck!
Author: Toni Mone of Silfren Circle
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With social media, it is easy to become enamored with the stories of spiritual influencers who talk about their awakenings - how they discovered their gifts through some kind of trial and tribulation, and are now living soul fulfilling lifestyles that support their passions. Although this is beautiful and inspiring, I think that for some of us a little newer to our journeys, who may be struggling with how we are meant to share ourselves with the world, hearing these stories can have us imagining what our spiritual journey is supposed to look like based on other people’s experiences. We start “shoulding” on ourselves.
As a late bloomer who started to awaken about 3 years ago at the age of 32, I am on this spiritual journey with a husband and 3 kids under the ages of 8. To say that this makes it a bit more difficult to find the time I’d like to dedicate to growing spiritually, would be an understatement.
I had often found myself daydreaming about what my life should look like, and becoming unsatisfied because it did not. I even became resentful at times because I felt that my responsibilities kept me from living the lifestyle I was ready to live - a life filled with freedom to travel to spiritually intoxicating destinations like India, or to meditate whenever I needed to ground into Mother Earth; a life where I sprinkled self-love over myself daily and was never concerned about abundance because there were no hesitations that the Universe would provide. I felt that I should be able to have it all because I was now understanding concepts like Law of Attraction and Manifestation. I should be able to know my purpose and live it!
The funny thing about “should” is that it is one of those words that you should only use when saying you should never use it. Definitely never use it when describing how you want your life to look. “Should” creates an expectation that may not be true for you. “Should” leads to disappointment because if that influencer’s life from which you borrowed a piece of your dream life from, is not your reality - which it is not - and this person’s journey is not in alignment with your own - which it probably is not - then that “should” is never going to happen.
We are Spiritual Beings living a human existence. Your Soul chose to incarnate in this lifetime and has chosen which experiences it wants to have in order to continue its evolution. It has chosen the perfect life for you to live to get to where you are meant to be and to become who you are meant to become! Once I remembered this, I was able to change my perspective to one that worked for me and not against me. Instead of thinking that being a mother and a wife was a hindrance to my spiritual growth, I started to see that my “challenges” were actually opportunities to practice concepts that are the foundation of many paths of Enlightenment.
Listening to your Intuition as a wife and a parent is not only important, it’s necessary! I remember one morning I was laying under the covers with my newborn while my then 2-year old was playing in the room. Without seeing what was about to happen, I heard a voice in my ear say, “Go!” I didn’t question it but knew exactly what to do. I flew across the bed just in time to catch the television that was about to fall on my child. She had opened all of the drawers in the dresser and it was about to tip over. To this day, I don’t know how I knew to react but I am thankful that I listened to my Intuition without question. Our Intuition is present to guide us towards the paths that will lead to our happiness - usually the path of least resistance. Although I’d love to strengthen this muscle through daily meditation, I don’t always have time; luckily being a parent has taught me that I need to simply trust myself.
It is so easy to zone out during our mundane tasks of the day. From doing dishes and folding laundry, to even driving to school or work, our thoughts can easily drift to alternate timelines. And as beautiful as it is to daydream, especially as it can contribute to manifesting your ideal life, it can also cause stress. When your thoughts constantly visit past events that caused unpleasant emotions, we can become depressed. Likewise, when our thoughts create uncomfortable scenarios in the future, we can become anxious. Being able to remain present helps us live in the here and now because face it - it’s the only thing that is true. You can practice mindfulness by simply paying attention to what you are doing. When you wash the dishes, feel the plate in your hands and how the water feels as it washes over them. I’m sure you’d agree that this is more pleasant than stressing over what was or might never be.
Who better to learn life lessons from than your partner, especially when there is conflict involved. I’ve been with my husband for 10 years and we have had our share of highs and lows. I can say with love that I am thankful for the many lessons I’ve learned during this time with him. Believe me, I didn’t always see it this way. I’ve seen it as a burden, as unnecessary and have wanted to give up on more than one occasion. But as I’ve grown spiritually, I have become more able to change the perspective during a conflict, observe and process the emotions objectively, and better understand the lesson from the situation. Everyone we encounter is someone in which we have a soul contract with. I like to think the person we chose to have a more intimate relationship with, like our boyfriends and spouses, are here to teach us the really big life lessons - like unconditional love.
They say that your purpose in life will come from something that will be a challenge for you. I knew I had a lot of greatness within me but struggled with how I was meant to share my story with the world. Once I changed my perspective, I was able to take my “challenge” and not only see opportunities but even find a purpose. I saw that I could help many other women who struggled with balancing the responsibilities of being a wife or mother, or even an employee or CEO, with finding time and space for self-love and self-care.
However, when I stepped back and looked at this even deeper, I was able to see the bigger role I am here to play - helping others change their perspective, in any situation, to one that is empowering instead of limiting. So not only has my family situation helped my spiritual growth, it’s lead me discover one of my purposes this lifetime and I’ve started building a soulful business around it.
The quicker that you are able to see that the conflicts, the situations, and the challenges that present in your life are actually little blessings that the Universe has tossed at you to keep you moving and to keep you evolving, the easier it will become to embrace them, learn from them, love them, and flow through them. It’s as simple as a shift in perspective.
Author: Toni Moné of Silfren Circle