Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How long should you stay in your current job?

The first thing that must be remembered as we consider this question is that the mere thought, idea or vibration of "a career or job for life" flows in opposition to Who We Really Are. We always need change to some degree, however subtle. We are change itself!

The dichotomy of our nature means that our broader perspective, our Inner Being, is eternal and stable and yet always changing. Our personalities are projections of our Soul's consciousness which allow us to birth new desires all the time and grandly move towards those desires with joy!

All of us were born with a triad of core intentions pulsing at the heart of our being: freedom, growth and joy! Thus, as multi-dimensional, multi-faceted spiritual beings, we have the potential to change direction at any time during our lives. Each of us, at our core, absolutely reject any limitations on that freedom and feel inner discord and vibrational imbalance when we fail to honour that sense of freedom.

There is no such thing as failure, only a belief in failure which immobilises us.  Each preceding part of our lives always sets the ground for the next evolutionary step. Often, even experiences that we do not really enjoy serve us by acting as a powerful catalyst for change, giving us absolutely clarity about what we do not want and thus perfect clarity about what we do want. And as we allow ourselves to focus on our desires without resistance, great change is possible, no matter what our age.

Whether you like Kentucy Fried Chicken or not, the story of Colonel Harland Sanders is truly amazing. This story is inspirational because it's an example of how perseverance, dedication, and ambition can create success, regardless of age or circumstances.

All of our lives would be infinitely happier if we would allow ourselves to trust, to go with the flow and follow our inspiration to recreate ourselves anew. Constantly, from our human perspective, we are birthing new desires and our Inner Being is constantly expanding to hold the essence of those requests. It is only a question of releasing the old and turning our attention to what we truly want, what we truly wish to demonstrate, who we truly wish to be.

Not only is it right that we should allow our desires to shape our lives but it is pefectly natural that they should do so:

"If this life experience has inspired the desire within you, this life experience has the wherewithal to fulfill it down to the very last detail." Abraham-Hicks, Money and the Law of Attraction

Currently there is the prevailing belief all over the world that children should go to school, then to college and/or university (if they can afford to) and look for a company or a role/career that they will follow for the rest of their lives.  This is ingrained into so many cultures the world over that any desire to deviate from the norm is met with disapproval, discouragement and even penalties.

And yet, we are free beings, free to choose who we wish to be at any moment.  Do you take a moment to ask yourself each day, "why am I doing this?", "who am I doing this for?" and "does this bring me joy?"

Asking the simple question "why" is a powerful motivator for inner change.  Moment to moment, ask yourself WHY?

The prevalent attitudes of our society are typically reflected in how we greet each other when we meet someone for the first time.  We often say "what do you do for a living?", rather than "what's your passion?" Okay, the alternative question may be a little odd when meeting a stranger but the first question seems to underpin society's need to hear how we are each proving our worth.

Today, just as ever, switching jobs too often is frowned upon, as if it were some sort of deep personality flaw. Young people who do not immediately find their "career for life" and travel for a while or work in a non-related role to the one they decide eventually to pursue often invent stories to explain large gaps in their CVs. Sadly, being true to one's internal guidance in order to find clarity, is commonly judged by society to be akin to a lack of will and a lack of commitment to the world, when exactly the opposite is true.

And yet, to gain clarity, it is often necessary to try out different activities to feel which ones are best aligned with one's Inner Being, one's personality and gifts.

If we could all gravitate towards those activities and embrace those desires that harmonise with our core intentions of freedom, joy and spiritual growth, we would have a much happier world, with far less bitterness and resentment. The consciousness Abraham, channelled by Ester Hicks, invites us to make a career of living a happy life rather than trying to find work that will produce enough income so that we can do things with our money that we then make us happy.

It is still a fact today that most people just do not like what they do and so they feel it is okay to demand more money for their misery. The bad for the bad, so to speak.  They sacrifice their time and energy at work to receive money to have fun after work and at the weekend:

"Your life is not about what you will do after work, on the weekend, or after you retire. Your life is happening now and is really represented by how you are feeling now." Abraham-Hicks, Money and the Law of Attraction

The supreme irony is that when we stop struggling, when we do the things that bring us feelings of joy and freedom, all else is added unto us. When we make following our inner guidance system our absolute top priority, then our potential for sustained happiness, health, wealth and success is always at its peak.

Let us each remember to cast aside all of our unspoken, outdated rulebooks that are not serving us. Let us discard the erroneous social viewpoint that we ought to prove our worth to ourselves and others by falling into a predetermined box of how we should behave.

When we are in vibrational alignment with our Inner Being, when our desires and beliefs are in balance, we will never find a need to justify our choices to others. All feelings of imbalance will be replaced by utter sure-footedness and a true sense of Who We Really Are.

We can only ever uplift others from a position of strength and clarity and total alignment. When you find the freedom to change your story, your life will change. Learn to tell a different story and your life will be different from those around you, often inspiring others to make positive changes in their own lives.

Ask yourself, "does my story inspire others?"