“Moving towards your soul-inspired second career and doing your current job? – Even your highest destiny can’t land in your hands when you’re drained, disconnected and frustrated.”
OK. You’re all juiced up with the vision that is forming inside of you, your inner calling, the life that is a perfect match for your soul and so much more exciting and more meaningful than your current life. Like a distant beacon of light on a far-off hilltop, your dream life pulsates, beckoning you to clamber over the rocks and brambles to claim your deepest truth and highest destiny.
Then, as desire and ambition flood your being, your mind feverishly trying to work out how and when, you suddenly find yourself feeling drained and hopelessly human. The beacon of light remains just as distant as before, even when you start to move stealthily towards it. Is it a golden carrot that beams before you like a cosmic tease, so beyond the confines of reality that it belongs to the world of unicorns, life on stars and big ideas that go pop in the night?
When the delicate balance between moving towards your dream life, your soul-inspired second career, the deepest truth in your heart and doing your current job or whatever practical considerations you have right now becomes out of whack, you have to look at the warning lights instead. Even your highest destiny can’t land in your hands when you’re drained, disconnected and frustrated.
The key to sanity and success in following your new soul-inspired direction in life is to weave in your joy, to let joy be your balm, your freedom and your best friend. Many people ignore their joy just to get everything done, do the right thing, be responsible, feel safe and to cling to their fears. They mistakenly think that their to-do list or financial security come first. Yet, part of them is dying of thirst, starved of nectar, even on the path to golden lands.
Here are three simple ways to keep your joy alive and be enlivened by your joy:
- Do something to feed your soul each day – more than once is just fine. Make sure you’re totally present when you feed your soul or you’ll forget you fed your soul and feel soul-starved.
- Be alert for downward shifts in your energy and take a break, even if it’s a few minutes to dip into being rather than doing. Being requires total presence too otherwise you’ll stay in the downward curve of your energetic slump.
- Give yourself a day a week that is devoted to you being in your joy. Joy loves you to be the true you, to stop and smell the roses, to smile and appreciate and to do small or large things that you give you pleasure.
Feel the joy in your heart? Joy is your life force lit up from within, your inner sunshine, sparkling with the delight of being alive. Your joy gives you the strength to keep on going, the hope that lights your path and the glow that draws miracles and stepping stones to you. Your soul-inspired career is already here in your heart, lighting you up and becoming more and more part of your daily reality. Your heart’s wisdom can guide you to your purpose, your passion and the path that you are truly meant to walk in life.
Nicola Walker works with women who want a purposeful, passionate life to navigate the mess (the mind and their life’s circumstances and what’s happening in the world) so they can flourish and thrive! She has been an inner freedom coach and hypnotherapist for nearly 20 years and is the author of the upcoming book, Joy in the Middle of the Mess: An Evolutionary Adventure of Self Discovery in the Quest for Success.