When All Else Falls Away…
By Sue Frederick
There’s a great beauty inside of you – when all else is stripped away. It’s your authentic self – the one who came here on a mission. This WILL be the year you remember your impossible mission and realign your life to accomplish it.
The purpose of your confusion is growth and change. Once you change directions, confusion ceases and clarity slips in. The purpose of your pain is to strip away the trappings of who you’re not – to leave you bare and raw, naked like a newborn – clear about what you’ve come to do.
Have you had your heart broken? Felt betrayed? Watched your health fall apart? Been disappointed by a career? Of course you have. It ripped your soul jagged – on purpose.
Embrace the pain, weep it out, shed it through your pores until your spirit is cleansed and shiny. Look into the mirror at your face now – open and surrendered, innocent and sweet.
That IS who you are, by the way – A naked sweet soul who landed here on a difficult journey and got just a little lost. Try to remember who you were before the trappings, the titles, the successes and failures, the burdens and expectations.
Embrace that naked soul, that wide-open innocent face, and ask, “What’s the gift I came to share?” Ignore anyone who tells you that sharing your gift won’t make money. Embrace your higher knowledge that says, “When I’m living true to what I came to do and working from my gifts, I attract abundance and success because I’m in alignment with divine order.”
Clean your house, throw out the furniture, open the windows, sweat out your past indulgences, and pray for a blessing of fresh air. Embrace the prickly tingle of a new dawn breaking through the shimmering snow of an icy winter. Take a timid step in a scary new direction that has beckoned you for lifetimes. It will feel like Spring.
Who do you think you are to ignore the potential you set out to accomplish in this lifetime? Who do you think you are to believe your pain is greater than everyone else’s? Don’t you understand the hidden sorrow behind every perfect household, every career success, every accolade or boastful moment from siblings and friends?
We are all on this overwhelming journey together – trying to evolve as a species, to reach the great unknown human potential. This requires effort.
You signed up for this tour-of-duty, don’t go AWOL now. There still may be a child you can save from the streets, or a mother who needs your blessings. But you’ll never know until you follow your true work, accomplish your pre-programmed mission, quit playing it small and trying to be like anyone else.
Listen to your voice shouting, “I’m in alignment with divine order when I’m doing the work I came to do.”
Wake up from the slumber of your exhausting journey. Yes, you’ve had some setbacks. But you wanted to. You knew how far off-course you were. Pinch yourself. Take a big breath. Say, “I am a divine energy being, not a bumbling human in a body suit doomed to a pitiful existence. And now I WILL live like I know that.”
You brought powerful gifts with you from the highest realms in order to use them to make the world a better place – through your work. And you’ve known what these gifts were and what your mission was since you were very young, but you’ve been talked out of believing in it.
Getting your life lined-up with your mission and gifts isn’t as hard as you think. Remember what and whom you’ve lost already – sacrificed on the trail of your higher education. Your intuition is constantly trying to push you in a brave new direction; It’s probably why you came to this website.
Ask yourself these questions: When all else falls away, who am I inside? When I look back at the trail of my tarnished trophies and saddened memories, what secret lesson do I see?
This is your first step forward into new territory. Reckless like a toddler, unsteady on new legs, you will find your new beginning on this auspicious journey. You always knew it would be worth the great effort of a lifetime. And you, of all people, don’t believe in wasted time. This is your year to just do it.
When everything is stripped away – who’s left? That’s the point of your painful story. In those moments of deep, soul-searching surrender, walking alone on a beach contemplating life – what part of you do you find again? That stripped bare part of yourself is your holy grail, your pot of gold, the reason you came here, and the name of your gift.
Who do you remember being when you were young and free? Where did that person go? When you turn off the TV, unplug the iPOD, put down the paper, and get quiet, who do you find in your head? Your higher self is still in there, you know – eager to help you find your way.
Stop defending, blaming, excusing, chatting, and doing – just for a little while, and turn your focus slightly inward. You’ll hear that powerful navigation code pulsing in your heart. It’s whispering, “Try this career, call that person, quit that job, take this class…”
Imagine if you did just one of those things today…
Six Things to do When You’ve Lost Your Job: Career Intuitive and Author Sue Frederick Offers Career Guidance
When you’ve lost your job, these simple steps offered by New York Times featured Career Intuitive and Author Sue Frederick will help you move forward to find a new and improved career.
Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) February 10, 2009 — Career intuitive and author Sue Frederick, whose work has been featured in The New York Times, says: “If your career has recently ended, now is the time to think out of the box about what you’ve come here to do. This is your great opportunity for reinvention. In order to tap into the great abundance that still abounds on this planet, try these six steps.”
1. Tell a different story! Quit telling your sad story to everyone. Take a deep breath and recognize the gift in this opportunity to reinvent yourself. It’s not the end of your world, it’s the beginning. Quiet the fear thinking and tap into your higher intuitive self where you’ll find guidance you can trust. Say,”I’m launching a new career and I’m very excited about it.”
2. Be grateful for this opportunity to reinvent, and be honest about how unhappy and off-path you’ve been. Make a list of the secret career dreams you’ve stuffed away because you’ve been so exhausted in your old career.
3. Remember who you really are. Chances are good that you haven’t been living and working true to your authentic self and what you came here to do – or you wouldn’t have hit this bump in the road. Stop hiding. Claim your real talents and gifts and realign your work so that you’re making a living directly from those talents.
4. Look around you at this new world and ask: What needs do I see in the world that inspire me to take action, think out of the box, and use my gifts to make a difference? (Whatever idea excites you most is a clue to your next career.)
5. Stop asking: “Who do I think I am to try to a new career?” Start asking: “Who do I think I am to ignore the work I came here to do? Who do I think I am to ignore the gifts and talents I brought with me? Who do I think I am to ignore the purpose of my life story?”
6. Surrender what you know. The new direction reveals itself only when you’re open and have let go of your old story. When you have a new idea, take one baby step at a time and surrender the outcome. The rest will unfold gracefully as long as you don’t get in the way.
“I just wanted to thank you for spending time with me over the past few weeks. The insight and direction you gave me has been so incredibly valuable, helping me see the big picture as it relates to my career and personal path. I wish we had met a few years ago! It was great to meet you and I will stay in touch to let you know how things turn out. Thank you again for everything.” – C. Steinkamp, Denver, Colorado