For many many years, I have been trying on different hats only to decide that I don't want to be a (insert profession here) when I grow up.
A very wise man (my father) once said that every bad relationship gets you closer to the good ones. And I agree and apply that to professions too. Be it a job, a career, a calling, whatever you think it is... I believe that the skills I have learned in every single one of my jobs be it for one day or 7 years, has made me the person I am today. Learning how to manage and how NOT to manage people, resources, time, over the years has made me a conscientious and astute leader.
By far the biggest factor at play these days - and perhaps the biggest hidden secret is tapping into the universal energy.
When I open up to the universe, asking for clarity and guidance, the messages come through LOUD and CLEAR.
Have you heard of the saying 'When a student is ready the teacher appears'? Look at your history, when you have been stuck, did a problem solver appear? When you were down on your luck, did a 'lucky' turn of events 'save' you.
Imagine, if you will, that your divine self was the rescuer, the luck, the problem solver. You were YOU your own teacher when you needed it the most.
I know that looking at my past troubles, sticky spots and hard decisions, I was able to find clarity when I surrendered to the universe and listened to its messages. I have a vivid memory of about 8 years ago, when feeling completely lost and alone, and facing a difficult life decision. I literally stood in my backyard under the moon and lifted my arms up into the air, spoke into the sky 'PLEASE HELP ME, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO, OR HOW TO GET THROUGH THIS'. I cried and I released it to the universe.
Within just a few days, I got what I needed - a job, an apartment, a friend to help, a path forward and through one of the most challenging times in my life.
These days I am a happy working mother, I have a part time job that pays the bills and I have a skill set that brings me joy. Working with children, women's circles, energy work, essential oils, saving the environment and speaking my truth has become my daily practice. I am proud and excited to be a work in progress.
If you are looking for a message, may I suggest a quick ritual to help bring some clarity and stillness? If you quiet down your mind the message WILL come through.
Try This : Find a comfortable position, inside, outside, upside down, where ever you like. Allow your eyes to shut and lay your hands down, palms up. Take three deep breaths, in through the nose, out through the mouth - make a sound when you exhale if you like, a hum, a sign, a groan, whatever needs to escape.
This escaping sound will make room for the clarity you seek. Embrace the calmness, the quiet. Bring your attention to your body, how does it feel? Listen to the sounds in the room.. the sounds in your home, neighborhood. Imagine the sounds outside of your hearing. Imagine the sounds of the sky, the clouds, space.
Sit in this place for a few minutes. Then slowly bring your attention back to your community, your home, your room and finally back to your body. How do you feel? Are there any messages, colors, thoughts in your mind? Its okay if nothing came through for you today, just know that you have intentionally oped the door, and the answers will soon appear.
Opening up to the universe and asking for help and guidance and trust your gut feelings. Opportunities will knock, listen to their call. Being the best person I can be has truly changed my world and I hope you are able to tap into your innate wisdom and live your best life too.