Saturday, December 3, 2016

Journey to the "Right" Job...

Last night I was puttering around as if looking for reasons to stay up late. Why is it that I don’t want to go to bed at night and I don’t want to get up in the morning? I know I am not the only one who suffers with this question! I can’t complain of insomnia, really, because much of it is my own fault. Anyway, as I puttered I came across a few old journals and began to read one. It was from about 9 years ago when I knew I would be moving from L.A. to Bakersfield. I was going through a lot of angst about what it would mean for my marriage, my career (finding a job), for me, for every part of my life… and dumped it all right there on the page (more like 10 pages). I ended the last page of my purge with:

Show me the way. Please give me a clue. 
Please grace me with wisdom to pursue 
the divine way to best serve You.

Evidently I had dumped enough because when I turned the next page of my journal to the next day, I had turned a corner, and had begun writing down exactly what I wanted, defining my next job, and using the writing as a tool to get clarity. 
Then (back in July 2008) I began reading aloud what I had written every night before I went to bed, visualizing it, feeling it, and fine tuning along the way… changing words here and there, taking out what was no longer meaningful to me, and I got it honed, I got clear, and the ball got rolling.

Reading the entry again last night I thought, this is great! If I ever decide to change employment again, this would be a perfect template; much in the last 9 years has changed and I could just update parts here and there. I realized other folks might find this a helpful tool also. Let me add, that everything in this affirmation came to be. Sometimes you just need to point the universe in the right direction.

To help you along the way, if you so wish, I am sharing with you my pages-long affirmation in its entirety! This takes about 5 minutes to read. Fill in or change the blanks (or anything else) as you like, and read out loud every night before you go to bed:
My new job in Bakersfield will provide a healthy environment for my spiritual growth and professional advancement. It will employ my many skills and aptitudes and develop new areas. I will be respected and appreciated for who I am, the experience and knowledge I bring, and my proven successes in the workplace. It will be an administrator or management position. I will receive excellent benefits including but not limited to: matching retirement plan; starting with 2 weeks’ vacation/year, with one week allowed right away for when my daughter’s baby is born; annual bonus [I should have been more specific on this one], medical insurance; tuition reimbursement; long term disability insurance; and life insuranceI will have a nicely furnished, graceful office space with ample natural lighting, and the quality tools necessary to attain excellence [the natural lighting btw is the only part that didn’t manifest]. My starting pay will be over $___K a year. My office will be within a few miles of our home [Actually, this didn’t manifest either… it was 8 miles]. 
I will interact with successful, intelligent, conscious, heart-centered and solution-oriented individuals on a daily basis, in an environment of respectful communication. My contributions to the organization will be honored with the compensation and position I fully deserve. My new job is exactly perfect for what I need in order to complete my lessons here and to serve in the most effective way. I am already moving in exactly the perfect direction toward this position. I will be hired for this job by the end of September 2008  [I received job offer the last week of September!] and will start shortly thereafter [my starting day was the first Monday in October]. I am ready now. I am already transitioning to my new job in BakersfieldI will work no more than 40 hours a week, and will have ample time and energy to take and excel in 3 college courses at a time [straight A’s, btw]. 
I am confident and secure, in the lap and grace of Guru Ram Das, now and always. I am confident, resourceful, talented, intelligent, capable, and an outstanding human being. My new employer will recognize this and be delighted and confident in hiring me. I will exceed their expectations on a continued basis. I will love my new job and enjoy the people I work with and for. My new job will allow me the flexibility to work away from the office some times. My new job is already decided upon. It is exactly the perfect position, with the perfect people, responsibilities, compensation, and environment for me.The work I will do is purposeful, challenging, and fulfilling. I will enjoy mutual respect and appreciation with my coworkers as we contribute to the organization and enrich each other’s lives. 
There is a higher purpose for me in Bakersfield that I am now realizing. My new job will require a high level of intelligence, used in professional writing, coordination, planning, and execution of multiple projects, problem solving, decision making, and leadershipI am confident, capable, and ready now. Guru is with me whether I recognize this or not, always and forever. Guru’s Grace never stops. I am enveloped in Guru’s Grace and compassion, and always feel – even most subtly – His presence, guiding light, and protecting hand in my life.
I am ready for this next step.I have the wisdom and sight, by the Grace of Guru Ram Das and with the blessing of Siri Singh Sahib Ji, to recognize the best opportunities for me to complete all my lessons in this life; to live, love, prosper, serve, uplift others, and fulfill my destiny. I  am ready, in gratitude. I  am now being led to the perfect position for me. Those at this new organization are now being led to recognize me as well. Guru has a plan for me and it is unfolding now as I have just described. 
My new job in Bakersfield is a perfect fit for me in every possible way. I will be hired for this position by the end of September 2008 and start shortly thereafter.
The Universe is now aligning all of the elements necessary for this to occur and for me to have a smooth transition to my new job and new home in Bakersfield by the Grace of Guru Ram DasI  am fully grateful for all of the blessings and experiences of this life. Wahe Guru!

And there you have it!