The other day I was catching up with a friend’s sister whilst she was passing through Hong Kong.
We hadn’t seen each other in a while….it’s one of those (close-but-not-super-close) friendships where even though you don’t keep in touch so often, when you visit where the other person lives, you pick up right where you left off.
Know what I mean?
We were doing the usual….“fill me in on what’s been happening in the past XX years since I last saw you”…
Babies. Relationships. Careers. Business. Health.
We did our whole snapshot summary and shared a lot of “me too” “I’ve been there” moments.
Including a frank discussion on our career challenges and the deeper pain that comes with those crisis points.
Reluctantly we were probing each other on how we got to the other side and realised that we’d both been going through not just a crisis but a spiritual awakening.
Once the tip-toeing around the subject was over…it was like a huge sense of relief came upon us both and we could share in the awkward, uncomfortable and disorienting process of finding our feet again.
Since having that conversation, I’ve had more conversations with friends, friends of friends, clients and friends of clients who’ve been sharing the same thoughts/feels/sentiments in their life and careers.
Watch this week’s video blog to learn the three signs that you’re career crisis is in fact a spiritual awakening.
Short on time? Read on for the transcript.
This week I want to talk about how your career crisis might not in fact be a crisis at all and might be a spiritual awakening.
How do you know if that’s what’s happening to you?
There are 3 giveaways (more on that soon).
I don’t know about you but I find that in my own life, I find that many of us are going through a crisis of sorts or change of sorts where the old paradigm of what works and what we’re about isn’t really working anymore.
Maybe we used to think that we had to climb the corporate ladder to be successful.
Or that we had to work a certain way in our business in order to be happy.
But really that’s not cutting it anymore.
I know that sometimes when there’s a death in a friendship group or in a family or whether there’s a divorce or some kind of trauma which wakes us up to things not working the way they should be – like even losing a job. Then we start to wake up and questions…
Are we really working hard towards the right things?
What is our version of success?
Why are we doing what we’re doing?
There are 3 signs that you might be having a spiritual awakening.
#1: You feel like you’re going crazy
Your heart might be pulling you towards things that you’re head just can’t get around.
Maybe that looks like your voice telling you to:
…..quit your job
…..travel when you don’t have that much money in your bank account
…..give up coffee so that you can get really clean and healthy.
#2: You’re experiencing a heightened sense of perception
Maybe you becoming more sensitive. Not necessarily to food or personal care products that you put onto your skin or into your body.
This may translate into your relationships in your life – becoming sensitive to the people in your life and their energy.
Or perhaps walking into certain environments. Some people are empathetic towards spaces and can feel the energy of the people who have visited that room before.
#3: Sensing a need to pay attention to your well-being
You may be starting to wake up to the fact that you have to look after your health. You can’t just have 5 cups of coffee a day and power through without going to the gym anymore.
Those are just 3 of the big signs that you’re going through a spiritual awakening and re-attuning to making some big changes in your life.
It could be really disorientating if this is happening to you.
I know I’ve gone through a spiritual awakening and I still continue to go through the uncertainty of it all.
All I can say is that whilst you’re in the process it can feel like a bit of a storm really difficult where you don’t know which way is up or down. You’re centre of gravity has been knocked off course and you feel like the world as you know it has changed….
But please trust that this is happening for a reason and that it’s opening you up to create some really positive and empowering change in your life.
If you need some support on what’s going on for you I’ve got a few spots open in my Soul Aligned Career Jumpstart Program which is all about helping you get back to what it is that you really want from life, how you can make it happen and how you can actually make a unique contribution to the world simply by being yourself.
Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll let you know all of the details.
Spiritual awakening – many of us are experiencing it. If you’re going through this too please know that you’re not alone.
Wishing you all a beautiful day!