Today’s post was inspired by an apparent contradiction at Lets talk about your name. A counter-culture conversation!
In Comment 11, Blog-Buddy JULIE shared how inspired she was by an interview with the Irish dancer Michael Flatley. He talked about how much resistance other people had to his choice of career. People wanted him to give up dancing, and his father wanted him to go into the construction business. At one point in the interview he said Everybodys got an opinion on what you should do. Its whats inside yourself that counts.
By contrast, in Comment 16, Blog-Buddy RACHEL wrote, “I cant help thinking that for every 100 people who want to be dancers, who feel it deep in their soul, only 1 of them is going to make it. The rest probably WOULD be better off going into construction (or some other alternative).” And she added another great comment that you can read for yourself as Comment #28.
(I recommend you read that whole thread, either before or after today’s article. So many heartfelt depth comments! Really, comments from you Blog-Buddies are such a lively, wise source of information here at the blog.)
Both JULIE and RACHEL are right. Today’s article aims to add more perspective on making wise choices by adding the perspective of — what else — deeper perception.
Common Sense First, Please
Pay attention to objective reality, little things like how many people you know who make a living at dance compared to how many take dance classes, major in dance instruction in college, etc. RACHEL’s example of 1 in 100 was a try in the right direction. I’d guess 1 in 10,000. Do any of you Blog-Buddies know, realistically, the odds of earning a living as a professional dancer?
If you’re really interested in pursuing a career, there is no substitute for knowing about objective reality.
And maybe at your time in life, you have a year to experiment and try to catch a break in a field with very small odds of success. That’s different from deciding, I’ll dreamboard and visualize really hard. Then I can quit my day job and pursue life as a dancer. Law of attraction will fix everything else.
Energies, spiritual work, self-healing — these are really important. Just never, ever, as a substitute for common sense about human reality. Now here come three practical suggestions for making smart choices, when depth aura reading is available to supplement your common sense.
Thrilling Your Soul Is Not a Career
A career is a way to make money, and also to contribute to society. Maybe even to be a world server. Career does not need to be equated with big, shiny “Life Purpose.”
Career also means “Your day job.”
Have you ever heard of Abraham Maslow, Ph.D.? The great humanistic psychologist brought a big upgrade to collective consciousness, and common sense, when he introduced the concept of Hierarchy of Needs. This is must reading for any adult who wishes to have a fulfilling life. It’s also highly recommended for pursuing householder Enlightenment, too.
If your day job thrills your soul, so much the better. However, the sort of passion JULIE wrote about does not guarantee that a person’s need for survival will be met.
Make it your business to deal with business enough so that you can survive. No Law of Attraction will magic that away.
In fact, a spiritual bypass will do just the opposite. My how-to about becoming more successful financially, “Magnetize Money with Energy Spirituality,” begins with my sharing a story about a friend brought to the verge of bankruptcy because she worked really hard at all the LOA and Abraham-Hicks teaching.
Soul Thrill Takes Just One Hour a Day to Maintain
Once you find activities in life, choices that work well to thrill your soul, here’s the good news. All it takes is 60 minutes per day, doing any combination of choices that really thrills your soul, and you will have a healthy High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill.
How are you to find what thrills your soul? Best choice is to have proper research done, because many of us have no clue about soul thrill, not consciously. (See resources at the end of the article.0
Your second best choice is this:
Know that you have a potential to find life exciting, delightful. To live in the moment, while you are doing a particular activity. To be re-energized. To feel like yourself. To feel good about yourself.
Don’t confuse this with pleasing other people. Or pleasing God. Or doing things just because other people tell you, “It’s popular.”
Doing what thrills your soul makes you feel like a dog, wagging your tail with excitement.
You’ll find that choosing from activities that thrill your soul doesn’t require big drama in how you live your life. Keep your day job. Then include in your day any combination of activities that does thrill your soul — coloring with crayons, practicing the piano, doing brain training exercises, walking a treadmill while listening to favorite podcasts from “Fresh Air,” vacuuming the carpet.
For Career Changes, Avoid Drama
Over the years, I have had many a client who was promised something like this:
“If you burn all your bridges, that’s commitment. God will reward you. You will be richly blessed.” OR
“Find your passion and don’t let anyone or anything stop you. Go all in. That’s the only way you can make it.”
Frankly, I can’t think of worse advice. It’s terrible advice, and if anyone gives it to you, please question the source. Or simply run far away from that advice giver.
Okay, I can think of one bit of advice that’s worse: Fearing God. As in the expression, a fine God-fearing Christian. Didn’t work so great in the Middle Ages, and it doesn’t work any better now. IMHO.
What if you aim to change your career? Plan. Make sensible plans.
If at all possible, begin part-time and build it up to full time.
3. Check All Career Ideas with the Tricky Word “Famous”
A famous ice skater. A famous actor. A famous musician.
Look, we live at a time of collective attention deficit disorder. All of us have been programmed by society to aim for fame.
At least unless we question the wisdom of following that programming.
It is all too easy to believe it’s “Original” or “My purpose” to have the thought “I will become a famous chef” or whatever.
Every reality show about chefs is, directly or indirectly, programming you.
Every talk show interview when a celebrity gushes, “I always knew I wanted to be an actress.”
Right! Three-year-olds have all sorts of ideas of what they would like to be when they grew up.
Back in the day, my Dad’s big ambition was to work in a mustard factory. Living where he did, in Germany, he liked to eat mustard. My Dad also grew up before television, of course.
Dare to be counter-culture and aim to get a life, a fulfilling and meaningful life. Not to seek fame.
4. When Evaluating Your Choices, Understand This
If we are longing for something, there can be many ways to get it.
For instance, GLADYS has always wanted to be a mother.
She might assume this means, “Must get married.” Or “Must freeze my eggs.” Or “Must find a love partner who can give me a child.”
But if she thinks in a creative manner, she might become a Big Sister (with an organization that matches an adult volunteer to a child who needs adult help). Or volunteer once a week at the childcare facility at her local church, where babies are cared for during the survice. Or many, many other choices that can help her address that longing in a way that doesn’t bend the rest of her life out of shape.
Sometimes we get to have a big lifestyle support of what we desire. Sometimes, guess what? We don’t.
In which case we can arrange details and other choices that might seem minor yet they don’t have to be.
If you have an unmet longing, it’s also worth exploring how some aura-level healing might be important. STUFF can drive a desire and masquerade as “Soul thrill.” You might be shocked to discover how often STUFF in a person’s aura is confused with Life Purpose.
So yes, longings do matter. But so does the rest of your life.
If You’re Going to Read Auras, Do Dedicated Aura Reading Research
Sure, I believe in dedicated aura reading research about choices. Very often I do it for clients. I do it for myself.
Even so, it’s not enough to say, “I’ll look at my colors and then decide.”
It’s really important to distinguish between aura reading done as a psychic reading versus energetic literacy.
Here I’m just writing about what I know, use, believe in.
What can you learn about making choices when you use Stage Three Energetic Literacy (regular, fluent aura reading skills)?
People are at least as complicated subconsciously as we are consciously.
This is why it is important to drill down to the level of detail of chakra databanks. Not to settle for Stage One or Stage Two Energetic Literacy. You can learn to do Stage Three Energetic Literacy from this book, or by taking my Aura Reading Level 1 Workshop, which will offered once this year, in June 2015.
To be very clear, however, learning to read auras is just the beginning of practical skill sets. For aura healing (like cutting cords of attachment) and also for doing specialized aura reading research about choices. Yes, you can learn to do this, but at this time you would learn it through personal mentoring with me.
One session of this type one time might be all that you need. So do your own cost-benefit analysis for getting those skills.
The kind of research that I do for clients is called Thrill Your Soul Aura Reading Research. It includes doing Name Alignment Research. More often, I’m checking out research items like foods and creative activities and career — all sorts of life choices.
If I were not so busy with the other specialties of Energy Spirituality, I could make it my full-time job. Same for those I have trained as graduates and apprentices in Rosetree Energy Spirituality. Contact any of us and we can facilitate this sort of research for you.