“I feel like I’m on the right path so far, but I feel like there’s something in the way. Is there something or someone blocking me from reaching my full potential?”
First, know that you are always on the right path. You are always exactly where you are meant to be. Although there is a destination our Soul is heading towards, there are many paths laid out for us to have experiences that will contribute to our evolution along the way. You are meant to experience every encounter, every situation, and every challenge that comes your way. This includes every “block.”
I once heard that the idea of us having “blocks” is an illusion created by our own mind. I delved further into this theory and read from Catalyst Yogi that, “When it seems as if you have come up against a block in your life, it means you have come up against a block in your own mind. You may need to let go of self-limiting beliefs you have about yourself, other people and the world.”
Why do you feel that there is something or someone blocking your way? Is it because you are faced with challenge after challenge and feel like those challenges are meant to hold you back? What if those challenges are there to help you learn a lesson that will uplevel your life and prepare you to better handle a future event? Is it because you feel like you get to a certain place in your life and then don’t know where to go from there? Do you feel resistance when taking the next step or even feel clueless to what the next step is? Even without knowing the answers to these questions, I will take a wild guess that the person holding you back, is you. There’s something within you that is creating resistance towards moving forward. Often it’s fear. Sometimes there is a lesson the Universe wants you to learn - a lesson that you must learn if you want to proceed. Sometimes it’s because you think you want one thing, but your Higher Self knows it’s not in alignment for you, so your energetic vibration doesn’t match and you think you’re “blocked.” However, the reality is it wasn’t meant for you- at least not at that time you want it.
The Eight of Fire literally fell from my Dreams of Gaia tarot deck. This card symbolizes transformation through action - change on a physical level that brings freedom and joy.
“If you need to make real changes in your life, now is the time to do it. No more thinking, no more planning, and no more dreaming. Now is the time to act and transform yourself or your life, or to take an idea, a possession - something in your life or space- and repurpose or transform it. Regardless of what action you take of what change you make, once experienced, it will bring you a sense of freedom...of weight lifted. You will feel reborn and will face the future with a renewed sense of purpose.”
My advice is to go within yourself if you really don’t know what your limiting beliefs are towards reaching your full potential. I think automatic writing is a great way to communicate with your Higher Self! Ask a question and just start writing - you might uncover some really deep-rooted fears that are holding you back. There are many different ways in which you can work to release your fears, but you will have to if you want to keep going. Then, take action! Commit to being uncomfortable; commit to continuing even if you don’t know all of the “hows.” Just commit to yourself and you’ll see that those blocks were just in your head.
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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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My name is Toni and I am a Wife and Mom to three little ones. As a Lightworker, I'm being called to create a spiritual business centered around helping other women change their perspectives to create a life that is aligned with their authentic selves. I mentor, create, practice divination, and freelance write for fun ☺️