Let the action and review begin.... The Soulmate Secret, by Arielle Ford. Chapter One is all about examining our beliefs around love.
There are a lot interesting perspectives about beliefs. They are what can hold you back or propel you into excellence. I've had my fair share of them to deal with when it comes to manifesting my Souljob and Soulmate.
The opening quote says it all: "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have build against it." by Rumi
It is time to start taking a closer look at these two subjects.
In the case of my Souljob and Soulmate I'd add a second word to the quote above - success. Love and success. Over the last decade or so I've managed to attract certain types of jobs. These jobs have left me very unfulfilled from a career growth/passion point of view. This is the first time the patterns are starting to come to the surface for me to take a long deep look at. What am I contributing to this messy outcome? If the outside world is a mirror to what our beliefs are, then I've got some serious work ahead of me to make big changes.
I've made countless moves all across the USA for new and exciting jobs. I've achieved the unattainable many times over. Landing jobs when the market analysts said it wasn't possible. Even taken a year off to explore life and still managed to get hired with the gap fully present on my resume. The money has also always been there too. However, each and everyone of these jobs has ended for the same dissatisfaction over and over. Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over expecting something different? I seem to be fitting the definition of insanity with my career choices. Time to take a step back to look at the bigger issues.
This challenge is going to be harder than I originally thought. There are two exercises she asks you do in this chapter - (1) do a releasing of old beliefs ritual, and (2) create a Treasure Map (or as others call it Vision Board). Sometime in the next week or two I'll work on creating a Treasure Map of my Souljob and Soulmate. If inspiration hits, and I feel comfortable doing it, I'll also create a Treasure Map of my Soulmate too. Will make sure I post a picture of the finished products.
The author definitely got my attention with listing out my qualities I have to offer a Souljob and Soulmate. A resume lists the things we achieve in our jobs, but it never lists our personal qualities and traits we bring to a job. It never occurred to me think of this. I know when I'm a technical match for a job - the things I can do mathematically, electrically, mechanically, technically, etc. What I have never looked at is if the job/company and I are an emotional match as well. Definitely something to explore further.
- If I release old beliefs about myself, then what am I willing to start believing about myself in order to magnetize my Souljob and Soulmate into my life?
- Make a list of personal qualities in addition to my technical expertise I offer my Souljob and Soulmate
- My focus is about being ready, willing, and open to receiving my Souljob and Soulmate. Not worry about the "how"
- Create a ritual around generating a vision of myself and my life where the new beliefs are a part of my daily reality
- The Universe is skillfully orchestrating the path to my Souljob and Soulmate
- The outside world is a mirror to what my inner beliefs are
This is going to take a lot of patience and willingness to explore. Deep breath..... I can do this!