Do you love your job? Now I don’t mean that you love every second of every day of your job, but do you have a career that fulfills you? Do you wish you did?
How much of your time do you spend working? With the nine-to-five work day a thing of the past, the expectation for professions is constant connectivity—that you’ll answer email and take calls at night and on weekends, that you’ll travel and bring projects home. If you’re going to spend so much of your life working, shouldn’t it be at a job that you care about and find fulfilling?
What Is Keeping You from Leaving?
Ideally, your work will also line up with your true soul purpose, but at the very least, your job should never get in the way of you reaching your spiritual goals and living the life you were born to live. If your job is shrinking your soul and squeezing the life out of you, what is keeping you in that position? If you’re in a job you don’t hate, but isn’t feeding you on a deeper level, why do you feel you must stay? Whatever your situation, if you’re not fulfilled in your work, what is stopping you from leaving and pursuing the job that’s right for you? The root answer to this question for most of my students is usually fear or shame creating an imbalanced third chakra.
Your third chakra, or solar plexus chakra, is the seat of your personal power, your will, and your purpose, and when it’s functioning optimally, you will have a strong drive and sense of personal empowerment, which makes it easier to seek what you want in your career. The third chakra is associated with the element of fire because this chakra gets you fired up and ready for action; your personal internal combustion engine propelling you onward and upward. No wonder it’s hard to be in the right career if this chakra is dysfunctional! If you can’t take action to turn your desires into reality, it’s impossible to move toward discovering or attaining your dream job.
Shame Will Always Sell You Short
The biggest obstacle to this upward momentum is shame, which blocks the energy of the solar plexus chakra and traps you in self-sabotaging thoughts of worthlessness, inferiority, and helplessness. Shame focuses on your perceived value and how well you’re doing compared to expectations—others’ as well as your own—and it will always sell you short. Shame and the resulting third chakra distortions can keep you from reaching your true potential and finding your dream job, but you can fight back with energy healing.
Energy medicine clears, charges, and balances your chakras and energy field. A strong third chakra will allow you to overcome inertia and get moving, turning energy into achievement, and giving you the will to free yourself from harmful thoughts and behaviors that limit your ability to succeed.
Here are a few ways to strengthen your third chakra, reduce the influence of fear and shame, and get the career you’ve always wanted!
1. Release the shame.
Shame can almost always be traced back to childhood, when you were admonished for failing to control your natural impulses. Did your parents ever say you should be ashamed of yourself? Were you called fat or stupid, lazy or ugly? Were you made to feel that you weren’t worthy? Do you still hear a voice in your head that says you’re not good enough, that you’ll never be as good as your sister or brother, that you just can’t do anything right? That’s shame, and it prevents you from pursuing your goals.
In energy healing, you do not need to relive or even remember whatever trauma or behavior set up the shame cycle in your life in order to release it. Energy healing courses can teach you the tools you need to process negative emotions, beginning with journaling and meditation, so you can let go of those nasty tapes in your head. Shame creates a gap between the mind and the body. Releasing the shame will free you of any self-sabotaging behavior and allow your newly-healed third chakra to take positive action to move you forward, not just in your career, but in your life.
2. Figure out what you want.
If you’re not yet sure what your dream job is, energy healing can help. As you practice energy medicine, you’ll become more in tune with your higher self, which will help you figure out what professional path to take. You can also try journaling about what you enjoy doing, what your skills are, what your goals are. Take a few online skills and personality tests, talk to family and friends about what they see you doing, and think about what you wanted to be when you grew up. Think outside the box, too. As a twenty-something lawyer, I never would have guessed that I would end up as a writer, energy healer, and spiritual teacher, but here I am. Trust your gut, listen to your guides, and you’ll make the right choices.
3. Take action.
The third chakra is your body’s main power center; it fuels you and creates the vitality you need to be successful. When this chakra is imbalanced, you might be unable to take any steps toward achieving your desires. It can be hard to admit or express your true dreams, much less make any progress toward seeing them come true. But you can change that with a little bit of chakra wisdom.
Your third chakra is all about action, so any act of personal courage will help to strengthen it. This means using the fire of your willpower to propel you into movement, into accomplishing your goal, rather than trying to suppress your desires or divert your energy elsewhere. When your choices are in line with your life plan—including your soul’s plan for a fulfilling career—you harness and direct your energy in the way it was meant to travel, moving you forward on your unique path.
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