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Part II of this review is where I tell you all about what I did Sunday night for my first time using the Self-Alignment Kit!
Personally right now I’ve been pretty stressed about my impending potential unemployment.
You know… right before Christmas (spendy and not a great time to be looking for work!). Right before my fully paid for holiday (yikes!). No partner or anyone else I might be able to lean on for support (physically, emotionally, financially etc etc).
Freaking scary, let me tell you! But also, I’ve been in this place before. For months, actually. And the thought of going through that again scares me silly.
So I thought I’d try to get some self-alignment happening around all of this. Because if I can get rid of some of the anxiety/negativity/blurry vision around my work situation, that has to be a good thing, right?
Working the process to get aligned
So I read the workbook first (as recommended), then printed off a worksheet. You use a new worksheet each time you want to get aligned with one of your goals.
The first thing the worksheet asks you to do is to work out your area of focus.
For me right now, that’s easy: Money. Career.
The next question is about how you feel about those things. Haha. I wrote: Scared. Upset. Freaked out.
Then, there’s the process of figuring out your goal for this particular session. The workbook has lots of helpful hints and even some suggestions around common topics like love, career, family etc, that you can adapt for your own purposes.
My goal is around securing a stable and well-paying job in the immediate future.
Then comes the fun part. I had printed out but not yet cut up my chakra cards.
So part of this first time around was cutting them into their little coloured squares and messing up the order, shuffling them with intent and so on.
I did an extremely thorough job of said shuffling, then spread them out on my desk to choose one.
With my eyes closed.
Hands over the cards, feeling for a hotspot.
And which card do you think came up?
At which I rolled my eyes, because DUH!
This whole thyroid/Hashimoto’s deal is about EXACTLY THIS.
Kerry wisely counsels: Assume that the first card you choose is the RIGHT card. Otherwise you might miss something important.
Smart cookie, that Kerry.
Because otherwise I might’ve done just that, thinking that “speaking truth” was just too obvious for me. And also too “big” for this career/money goal I was focusing on.
So I decided to trust the process, and was pleasantly surprised by what came up. I kept working through the questions on the worksheet and here’s what I figured out…
Speaking the truth about my current line of work is somewhat precarious. Obviously I don’t want to tell a potential employer that I’m only in it for the money until I get to the point where I can quit (for my excellently awesome future life plans).
BUT. Then I asked myself…
- Am I being truthful about what I will and won’t accept in this interim (meaning, “for now”) work I’m doing?
- Am I setting expectations with potential employers that honour and support my needs, while still doing the best job I can?
- Am I just copping out with how I’m viewing this interim work and therefore creating a rod for my own back? (i.e. “suffering” through things I don’t want to do, making life less enjoyable)
- Could I really be making more of this time, and with this interim work?
Hmmmm. Then I figured out the following truths:
- I know, of course, that the work I’m doing right now is not how I ultimately want to be earning money.
- But I’ve been treating it all as very much just a means to an end.
- I’ve allowed myself to take jobs that pay well, but haven’t necessarily allowed me to feel fulfilled or satisfied at all.
- But it doesn’t have to be that way. Even though I don’t really want to be doing this kind of work forever, I CAN find employment that allows me some job satisfaction.
- Doing this work is certainly a means to an end, but it doesn’t have to be just about financial survival.
- Oh wow… look at that.
Here I am using the word “survival”, which has been the mode I’ve functioned in for the last 5 or 6 years.
So at the end of the process (which can be as short or long as you like!), I found myself writing the following:
- I don’t have to take just any job.
- The job I am offered will meet my physical, financial AND spiritual needs (somehow!)
- I can find people and lessons in this work I don’t want to be doing forever – these people or learnings will be of benefit to me in the future, even if I don’t know it now.
Which left me feeling… a little less panicked and overwhelmed.
Which created a little more space and calmness – as opposed to the FREAKING THE FRACK OUT that I had been doing.
A day later, I’m still feeling positive and calm.
I have an interview lined up for tomorrow at lunchtime, and I feel confident that I’m coming from the right place in assessing whether or not it will be the right job for me.
All in all I’m in a much happier place than I was last week, even though I’m closer than ever to potential unemployment.
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Timing is everything, and this little gift of the Self-Alignment Kit has been very timely indeed. I can’t tell you how much I value your support and love.
Wishing you all peace, love and alignment, peeps.
~ Svasti xxx