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Intuitive Guidance: 8 Tips to Help You Get Through a Crisis of the Soul

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An arrow can be shot only by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it is going to launch you into something great. –Author unknown

Intuition guide me out of darkness

Using your Intuition to get intuitive guidance for your life

For the last 6 months I have been going through a severe spiritual crisis of the soul-

It culminated by my almost taking a job I didn’t want but, thanks to my intuition – my inner guidance system – I stopped the madness.

Here’s what happened.

After taking a year and half off from my job to write and publish “The Intuition Principle” I returned to work in August. I have a financial sales position where I can work from home. In my heart, I no longer want to be a 100 percent commissioned salesperson but, this job gives me a lot of flexibility and freedom along with health benefits.

As much as I’ve racked my brain looking for other alternatives and sent out mountains of resumes – nothing has come up that gives me this much freedom so I’ve stayed there. The trouble is that after 30 years I’m tired of “selling.” I just don’t have it in me anymore. I cannot live my life to meet sales goals anymore.

A month ago I was offered a new sales job via a group of former colleagues I re-connected with at a Christmas party.

To make a long story short – they all remembered me as the “eager-beaver” who swiftly climbed the corporate ladder and had been a serious work-a-holic. Back then I was a regional sales manager with dreams of being a big time corporate executive but, I’m not that person anymore.

I interviewed with a bunch of group executives from this company and a few days later they offered me a great job.

The problem was and is that I don’t want to do that job! I was seduced by the flattery of being pursued so aggressively!

I was down with the flu and a fever when my cell phone rang. I picked it up and the HR person made me a formal offer which I accepted in a hoarse whisper and then, he began rattling off the hefty salary, signing bonus and benefits.

Honestly, all I was thinking while he spoke was how the money from the signing bonus could quickly replace some of the money I’d pulled out to live on over the last two years since I hadn’t been working – and nothing else.

He gave me a start date of three weeks and told me I’d have to be fingerprinted and drug-tested within 48 hours.

After the initial phone call everything else was a blur. I forced myself out of bed in the following days to get drug-tested and finger-printed even though I was really sick.

I felt like a zombie – just going through the motions. I was not at all excited about the job instead, I had a feeling of dread. I couldn’t sleep through the night either. Although I kept waking up with that horrible panicky “punched in the gut” feeling I kept telling myself that taking this job was the “sensible” thing to do. How was I going to make up for my lost income or prepare for retirement if I didn’t take it?

I kept asking my spirit guides and higher self for guidance but, nothing was coming to me. I was so frustrated. As the days went by and my start date loomed nearer and nearer, my panic level increased exponentially.

How I got in touch with my intuition and restored my soul and sanity:

1. Stop panicking and surrender to what is

After the fourth day of asking for guidance and getting nothing – I gave up. I was slightly delirious from the fever I had but, I heard myself saying, “I don’t care if I don’t wake up tomorrow,” and this startled me. At that moment I said to myself, “This is crazy! I give up – whatever will be will be. God I’m handing over the reigns to you. I can’t do this anymore. Please help me.” And that’s when I received the information clairvoyantly from my spirit guides.

Panicking shuts down your intuition. When you are panicked you are so caught up in emotional turmoil that your intuition cannot get through all that noise. If you read “The Intuition Principle” you will recall I go into great detail on all the ways you block your intuition. I was so panicked I forgot my own advice!

When I “gave up” I stopped thinking, “Oh no! What should I do? Am I turning down a great opportunity that I am supposed to take?,” over and over and my mind became still. When I surrendered and let go my mind became still my intuition presented me with the following scene:

A cute little girl of around 8 years old was walking backwards waving at me to follow her. She was at a country fair and there were throngs of people all around her. She turned around and then began darting through the crowds while I followed behind her.

She laughed and turned back to look at me a few times. Each time she did she morphed into a different little girl who at times was eating cotton candy or popped corn. She skipped with abandon through the crowds – nimbly weaving in between the adults’ legs. I remember thinking how confident, joyful and happy she appeared. I was surprised that she showed no fear of getting lost in the crowd or being separated from her family.

She was just having fun and not at all worried about being lost.

What my spirit guides or higher self presented to me was that I was taking my life too seriously. I was being advised to play more and to do what makes me happy in life. I should skip through life with abandon and not be afraid to change my mind. Don’t worry about getting lost and not taking this opportunity – or being separated from this group of former colleagues which, years ago had been like family.

2. Remember there are no wrong decisions – there are only choices in life

The other point my spirit guides or higher self was trying to make was that there is no actual path each of us must follow. You are not “supposed” to do anything.

I wrote extensively about this in “The Intuition Principle” – which again, I’d forgotten until I stopped worrying so much about whether I was making the right decision or not. My fears about missing “a great opportunity” kept me locked in panic mode where my intuition could not get through.

We have free will. The path appears before each us as we make our choices and take a step forward in the direction of our dreams.

Before that choice, or next step there is nothing only a multitude of potential futures – that become forks in the road if we choose to take one of them. If you make one choice your life will go in this direction and if you make another your life will take that direction. But remember, there is no “right or wrong choice.” It’s all just potentiality – so there is nothing to be afraid of!

3. Contact a trusted adviser and have them “talk you down”

When I need advice I turn to my intuitive adviser colleagues just like you might reach out to me for my intuitive advice. The morning after I received the clairvoyant vision from my guides I connected with Lisa Claudia Briggs of Intuitive Body, and she talked me down from the ledge I was ready to jump off of.  I recall my first words to her were:

“I woke up today feeling like I’m facing a death sentence.”

Intuitively, Lisa knew and was able to make me see that it was not “knowing that I didn’t want the job” that was tying me up in knots but, the fear that I might be turning away a great opportunity – that was “meant to be.” I realized I was reliving a vicious cycle that had drawn me back into financial sales over and over each time I’d gone to great lengths to get out in the last three decades.

I was afraid I wouldn’t be taken “seriously” if I came out of the closet and fully embraced my abilities as a clairvoyant and medium. I was plagued by the constant fear that the companies I worked for would find out about who I really was and fire me so, I never really put myself “out there” 100 percent. Consequently, I always felt that I had no choice but to return to the security of working in finance in order to support myself in an abundant lifestyle.

Lisa made me see I had been pushing away my own good all these years. By clinging to the security of this career and having to “hide” who I was I was creating the very thing I didn’t want!

4. Never make a decision based solely on money

Money can hypnotize and seduce you. It can distract you from exploring the underlying issues around a decision. Don’t let that happen.

Speaking to Lisa helped me to “snap out of it!”

The money was only a quick fix and would become my “golden handcuffs.” And, the money would not be handed to me for nothing. I’d have to actually show up and do this job to get it – and I didn’t want to. Taking it would lock me into forcing myself to do something I dreaded each day. Once I was there it would be hard to “get out.” I’d feel obligated to all those people who spoke so highly of me and recommended me for the position.

Never go for the “quick fix.” It will only create more problems down the road.

5. Trust your gut

If it doesn’t feel right – it’s not for you

Always always go by your feelings. This is what it means to “trust your gut.”

The moment I said to Lisa, “I’m going to call up and tell them I cannot take the job,” I felt incredible relief.

The relief was immediate and complete. I felt as if a ton of bricks had been lifted from my shoulders. I felt crazy happy and as if I could walk on air.

To check on your feelings and get clear on what the right decision is try this:

Imagine you have made the choice to do this thing (whatever it is) and create a scene in your mind as to how your life would be and feel if you had done it. Now, take the opposite decision and imagine how you would feel in this scenario.

Which scenario “feels” better; feels right; feels good or gives you relief? Trust your gut. That is the right decision for you.

6. Love yourself enough to give yourself what you want

In the next few days I mustered my courage to call the hiring manager and tell him I couldn’t take the job.

While meditating I heard this:

“Love yourself enough to give yourself what you want.”

I understood how unkind I had been to myself for the last thirty years. I had “forced” myself to take jobs that I didn’t really want and accept promotions I didn’t want when all I ever wanted to do was be a writer. I felt as if “I had no choice” but to take them because I was good at what I did and I made an really good living at it.

I also realized that I had been discounting my feelings my entire life. I felt like a round peg in a square hole at these jobs. I was constantly telling myself to, “Buck up and get over it. Don’t be a big baby everybody has to do things they don’t like.” That’s not very loving, is it?

My dear friend Daylle Deann Schwartz from How Do I Love Me has a fantastic self-love campaign going on this month. She has a free book offer, “How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways,” that you can download too. While I was perusing her Facebook fan page I came across this great banner:

The Self Love Movement

Seeing this banner was just what I needed to help me gather the courage to make the phone call I had been putting off. You see how the Universe supports you? The “signs” are always there you just need to be open and ready to receive them.

It was time love myself enough to give myself what I wanted in life – finally.

7. Choose Happiness

After I made the phone call I felt as if I could fly! It was the same feeling of elation I’d felt when I quit my job 18 years ago to go back to school. I’d taken control of my life and it felt great!

I no longer had any fears about “making a mistake.” I knew the happiness I was feeling was the “sign” that I had made the right decision.

And you know, the hiring manager couldn’t have been nicer. He said I would always have a place there if I changed my mind. Wow!

As I hung up the phone I heard myself saying over and over,

“I choose happiness! I choose happiness!”

It was in that moment I felt the “shift.” I knew my life would never be the same again. I had a major breakthrough in  my thinking and I could feel that I was now transmitting different vibes to the Universe.

What makes you feel like jumping for joy or, high fiving all your friends? That’s what you should do.

When you feel down-trodden, burdened and obligated that is a huge sign that you must review your decision. In my case, I felt as if I had been handed a “death sentence.” That can’t be good, right?

When you are happy you send out “happy vibes” to the Universe saying “I feel good. Send more of this!” When you are trembling with fear and paralyzed by panic your vibes pull in more situations that resonate with fear and panic.

Always, always opt for what makes you happy. The Universe is impartial. It will give you whatever you want based on the signals it receives from you.

8. Be grateful for everything

After hearing that “click in my head” and becoming aware that my thinking had shifted I found myself so grateful for my life – just the way it is now. I felt like George Bailey felt in the film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” after he said, “I want live again!”

I was grateful for every challenge I’d ever encountered, for my ten year old car and grateful to have a roof over my head and the flexible job I have now and health insurance and on and on and on…..

I realized that everything is perfect just as it is. This is my life and love it and I wouldn’t trade it in for another for all the money in the world.

I was jumping for joy and couldn’t sit still. I was doing a happy dance of gratitude and it felt great!

And, I couldn’t wait to write this post and share with you how wonderful life can be when we accept who we are and embrace our lives bumps and all just like George Bailey did in “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

“I love you drafty old house!” says George.

“I love you perfectly imperfect life,” says me.”

It’s going to be a wonderful life. I can feel it in my intuitive bones. :-)

Are you in the midst of a crisis of the soul? Are you ready to surrender to what is and then listen to your inner guidance? Are you ready to love yourself enough to make the rest of your life the best it can be?

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  1. Hi Angela,

    It was good to read your post, as I do really feel like today, right now, I am facing a crossroads. I cried at work today, after another proposal to my boss about part-time work, which was refused. I’m still in kind of a black mood, and really just angry and disappointed about the experience, but perhaps I just have to surrender.

    Today I just feel angry – like all the visualizing over the last few years about working part-time, and all the leads I tried to follow up, were not helpful as I still don’t have part-time work. I feel like giving up, because my efforts are not leading to what I want. I’m sure my intuition is shut down today, because I am still so angry and disappointed. Anyways, I think I will take a cue from you and surrender.

    I’ll come back and read your post again, when I have lightened up a bit.

    Kara

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    • Hi Kara,
      I’m sorry to hear that you keep hitting a brick wall in trying to go part time at work.
      I can feel your frustration. I think you are right to “surrender” though.
      When two years of visualizing what you want hasn’t materialized it’s time to “let go.”
      When I did that – everything changed – in my mind that is. When my outlook changed I realized that I was the one who had been imprisoning myself with my fears and beliefs. It was a “watershed” moment.
      I do hope you experience the same sort of instant “shift” when you let go too.
      Please keep me posted.
      xoxo,
      Angela

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  2. I understand how you must have felt. The emotional roller coaster must have taken quite a toll. It is not quite so easy to give up freedom and flexibility for money.

    Incidentally, while I often talk about self-love and love, I have also chosen the intention to be happy. I shared about this on my blog a week ago. I have had my own share of personal issues from early this year. So it is rather nice to read about how you came to also making the choice. I think the Universe has a way of sending us lessons when we start to deviate or forget about the better way to live.

    I may not have been looking for a job but I see that we had been experiencing some of the same life lessons. I “saw” the image of a reindeer during a meditation that reminded me about being playful.

    May your spiritual team continue to guide and support you. I am sure that things will turn out fine :-)

    Blessings,
    Evelyn xo
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    • Dear Evelyn,
      I’m sure you did understand how I felt since you to were once employed in the financial industry. It’s such a confining business. I just couldn’t go back to working at an office and being monitored all day long. I’ve become too used to my freedom and coming and going as I please. I don’t think there is enough money in the world to get me to go back to that imprisoning environment.

      I love your “Self-Love Secrets” book. I keep it on my nightstand. I know I probably read a million times that I should focus on what makes me happy but, for some reason not until this last crisis did I find myself saying that, “I choose happiness!” I think when the student is ready the lesson is absorbed – and obviously I wasn’t ready until now.

      I agree the Universe does have a way of reminding us “when we’ve deviated or forgotten about a better way to live.” You are so right! I was given a one-two punch.

      Thank you so much for your well-wishes. I accept them with open arms dear friend.
      xoxo,
      Angela

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  3. Amen, Angela! Thousands of blessings to you for the courage. I completely resonate with the feeling– like cell division when all its material is being pulled to extremes until something new is birthed. What I admire about you is that you have consistently BEEN a great writer (your heart nature) even though it has not been easy to self publish, all the while the career path you were in no longer fit. I face a very similar thing with a 20-year career not fitting who I have become but feeling like my only possible source of income, after mountains of resumes targeting something different. We are told often we are supposed to have faith first and then grow wings, but I want so badly to grow wings first : )
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    • Hi Erin,
      Thank you for your blessings! And, thank you for your lovely compliment about my writing too.
      I totally understand the position you’re in as well. I realized that the job I have now is the right one for the moment. It doesn’t have to be foreever.
      Could you possibly come to that conclusion too?
      I know you want to grow wings but, be patient and stick with doing something you love on the side. That is what I’m doing. I can’t walk away from my job since I have no other means of support but, I can spend time developing my online business in my spare time.
      Put one foot in front of the other and it will all work out in the end!
      xoox,
      Angela

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  4. Wonderful post, Angela. It becomes more evident to me as time goes by how many of us are in this same dilemma that we have sort of created for ourselves without realizing it. Thank you for sharing your personal experiences with us. I believe this makes it easier for the rest of us to glean knowledge from it. I’ve been dealing with a very similar situation. Based on what I’ve learned, I see clearly that the ego will try to talk us out of things that make sense for us spiritually, based on the general consensus of a money-driven society. A generation or two before us grew up with both evidence and fear of “lack” being so prevalent in their lives, and this limiting belief has unfortunately been passed down and driven into our minds. It’s that fear that confuses and stifles us.
    For me personally, my own spirit and spirit guides have shown me where my happiness lies and lead me in that direction. Nothing has ever felt so right. However, my problem is what to do in the “meantime”–in the situation and environment I am currently in. My biggest fear seems to be “wasting” more time, as it feels that those years of feeling lost and aimless reaped nothing, and now that I know what it is, I want to rush into it with full force. There are so many factors and so many other lives involved. It all has to fall into place. In hindsight I see that it has been, all along. But still, that meantime…
    Mike Dooley of TUT once said “Do what you can today.” So I live mostly by that principle. If it can’t feasibly be done today, the time will come. I just press on toward that goal, and try to make the most of the time I am still given. And when I do, the path becomes more vivid and clear.
    An important point you made was to surrender it. Isn’t it amazing how, every time, we let ourselves get overwhelmed, fretting about what to do, and the moment we let it go, we allow it to unfold beautifully.

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    • Dear Ayla,
      Thank you for your beautiful and heartfelt comment.
      We are so afraid in our culture of not having security. My parents pushed me to get a “good job” that gave me security because they grew up in the depression era. I was petrified about not making a lot of money! It drove me from one high pressure job to another until I couldn’t do it any more. I don’t advocate living in poverty if you can help it but, I don’t think our main goal should be to make money. I now believe money should be the byproduct of being happy and contributing something of value to society that you love doing.

      I’m so glad you are pursuing what makes you happy and taking your time about it. Rome wasn’t built in a day either! I think Dooley’s quote is very practical. Doing whatever you can do each day will definitely get there – where ever “there” is for you.

      Surrendering to what is – is huge. I have found, because I am such a fighter, that resisting is really painful. Allowing whatever is to just be is so much easier. It also allows things to flow freely into your life too.

      I’m so glad you found this post helpful to you in your life.
      All my best,
      Angela

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  5. Oh, Angela, I got chills reading this. (That often happens when I’m reading your writing!) I took a job once that was a plum job. “Everyone” wanted it. My ego was flying high. My first day, I stepped off the elevator into the lobby of the firm and immediately thought “I’ve made a huge mistake.” My first day was spent redoing my resume. It took me two weeks to find another job (one I loved), and I gave the firm two weeks notice. Everyone thought I had lost my mind and that I was killing my career to leave such a prestigious job after one month! But I knew it was the right choice for me…and it was.

    I really appreciate your sharing this story, and also going through the specific steps that helped you recenter and head in the direction your intuition was leading you. A good model for everyone!
    Galen Pearl recently posted…The Gift That Keeps On GivingMy Profile

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    • Dear Galen,
      I’m glad you can relate! I’m also glad you found my post helpful too.
      I was just sitting here in my home office thinking how lucky and happy I am. I get to work from home and mix in what I love doing during the day too. How great is that?
      It is so important to be happy. I was speaking to one of my finance clients the other day. He is an administrator for a large state university. We were talking about how kids get out of college and take jobs based on money rather than if they will enjoy doing it.
      The thing about working is that you are going to have to do it for a very long time – so you better like whatever it is or it’s going to be pretty hard to get up in the morning for the next 50 years.
      I’m so glad you had the guts to walk out of that job Galen.
      xoxo,
      Angela

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  6. Awesome post Angela! I love this…I was so panicked I forgot my own advice! Hubs reminds me to take my own advice when I forget! I hope in a couple of weeks we see you write a post on all the fun you’re having. You can begin with your cousin and a photo of the Hudson;) xo
    Tess The Bold Life recently posted…An Invitation to a Bold LifeMy Profile

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    • HI Tess,
      Thank you for understanding my dear friend!~
      I’m looking forward to all the fun too!
      By the way, you read my mind. I was thinking of posting a photo of the view of the Hudson River too!
      xoxo

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  7. I just made a huge decision also and wrote about it on today’s post – I just was so tired of being the token woman especially after years of abuse and neglect – and now with all the horrible stuff happening to women and women’s health these days – I said NO MORE.
    I am not happy dancing, just feeling like it was the right move and happy to not be drawn in again – not feeling like you belong, ever, and yet I believe I might have been “burned at the stake” without the bit of protection it offered in the outside world in 1970.

    I am having vivid dreams – mostly about packing up a moving and I can not get any help…I am often holding a very newborn baby, which I believe it the new self that needs nourishment to grow healthy and strong.

    Loved the arrow quote and this is such a good piece of writing, Inspiring and I am so thankful you shared it.
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    • Dear Patricia,
      I’m so happy you found inspiration in my story and glad you made your decision to take action. Keep analyzing your dreams and move in the direction of what you want in your life and away from what you don’t. Sometimes we have to hit bottom or be “fed up” in order to shake things up in our lives. One small step will lead to another and then another and soon you’ll be miles away from where you were and creating more of what you love.
      All my best,
      Angela

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    • Dear Patricia,
      I’m so happy you found my story inspiring and that you’ve made the decision to take action in your own life. Keep analyzing your dreams and focusing on what you want rather than what you don’t. Sometimes we have to hit bottom or get “fed up” in our lives before we can muster up the courage to take action. One small step will lead to another and then another and soon you’ll be miles away from the life you disliked and creating one you love. Keep going!
      All my best,
      Angela

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  8. Angela, what a powerful story…and how amazing that you stayed with your discomfort, with the panic, until you could access your deeper and greater self. Wonderful you for sharing so openly and honestly this piece of your journey. I get such a sense of expansion from you and the decision you’ve made about who you are. And I celebrate you.

    Love Elle
    xoxo
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    • Dear Elle,
      Thank you so much for your support and friendship. I’m so grateful to know you.
      I do think I have finally learned the big lesson that I came here in this incarnation to learn.
      It took about 5 tries for it to become deeply ingrained though but, better late than never.
      All my best,
      xoxo
      Angela

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  9. Angela, congrats on making a very difficult decision. You’ve inspired me because I have been swaying between stability and the pass less trodden. Thanks for being so open in your post, it shows that you are human and that you don’t always have the answers. Experience is the best teacher. Best of luck on your journey.
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    • Hi Andrea,
      Thank you. I’m glad this post helped you to make your decision. That was my sincerest desire – to be help to others.
      No, I don’t have all the answers and I probably never will. We are all attending this “earth school” together.
      I appreciate your good wishes and wish the same for you too.

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  10. Angela,
    I can’t believe what you’ve gone through especially while you were sick. I love your tips. Each makes so much sense. You really spoke from the heart. This might be one of my most favorite posts that you’ve written.

    By the way, I love your first quote: “An arrow can be shot only by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it is going to launch you into something great.” That is so true… if we can remember this when we are in a difficult time.

    xoxo
    Betsy
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    • Dear Betsy,
      I’m so happy that you found the tips worthwhile.
      We sometimes have to go through a “dark night of the soul” before we experience our greatest transformation in life. This was mine –
      I now know that I already have a life I love!
      Yes, I thought that was one of the greatest quotes I have ever read too. Glad you enjoyed it.
      xoxo,
      Angela

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  11. Hi Angela,

    Wonderful story and I am happy that you discovered what you want to do. That is a difficult decision and I can see how one could be swayed to take the job. I’ve been out of a regular job for a number of years now, and it would be hard for me to go back to the schedule and that kind of commitment. You are so good at what you do here, I’m glad you made the choice that you did. All the best.
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    • Hi Cathy,
      I’m glad you enjoyed this post. It’s not always easy to be so open about your life but, I felt there were so many lessons in what I had gone through that I owed it to everyone to share this experience. The job was lucrative but, it would have pushed me back in a direction that I worked too hard to changeor . I truly believe that when you decide to move in the direction of happiness the Universe will conspire to bring happier circumstances into your life.
      Thank you for your lovely compliment and your friendship and support. I appreciate it very much.
      All my best,
      Angela

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  12. Oh Angela, what a great story. When I first heard you went back to work I kind of got depressed, to be honest. Now I can see that it works for you and fits you and makes you able to do other things that are joyous and important to you.

    I am still trying to figure things out, three years in to leaving work. Recently I had a flurry of activity around going back to the day job (one with those “old colleagues”) but unlike in your story, I ended up with no offers. I am still not having enough traction with my side gig so that I can reasonably say it’s worth my time to work on it, when the family remains in financial crisis. If nothing is showing up, if we are getting no positive signs to encourage us to move forward in any way, I wonder what comes next.
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    • Hi Julie,
      I totally understand what you are going through.
      Yes, I’m so lucky to have this job that allows me to work on the other things I love. I’m truly blessed and living my dream life.
      Don’t give up. Sometimes we do have to do things we don’t like – for a while. I’m lucky that I don’t have a family to support so I can live more easily on less. Create your intention and send it out to the Universe and try not to get discouraged. You never know what’s around the corner! I know good thins await you.

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  13. I think also being physically sick while all of that was happening was an indicator it wasn’t right for you! Glad you had the courage to not accept the job! And thank you for your honesty. I was surprised because I thought you had it all figured out from reading your blog that I forget to realize you’re also human. I too get blinded by job offers and flattery of being pursued. It’s always a cycle for me. I accept jobs then feel very unhappy like I’m not doing what I REALLY want. And all the while half-assing my business rather than creating it full force, which is what I really want, at least for now! I totally believe with your blog and what you offer here that you can be a full time entrepreneur or self employed if you want. It just takes that shift in focus. Going pro is one of the hardest things.. It’s an everyday commitment and I’m still doing it!
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    • Hi Janet,
      Yes, I agree. I think being sick was an indication that the job wasn’t right either.
      You said the optimal word, “human.” I’m human and as long as I live on this earth I will have to deal with challenges and learn lessons from them and this is no exception. I think we are all “just figuring it out” as we go along. I love my online business but, to tell you the truth I do love going into my office too. I also love dealing with customers too. I’ve come to realize that I need a variety of experiences in my life to keep my fulfilled. I don’t know that I’ll ever have just one or the other but, that is what works for me.
      Keep going and you’ll figure it out too.

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  14. This comment is tough love…

    You’ve written a book sub-titled “How to Attract the Life You Dream Of”, but you yourself haven’t yet attracted the life that *you* dream of.

    Do the approaches you have written about work? And if they do, why have you not successfully applied them yourself?

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    • Dear Kevin,
      I actually have attracted the life I dream but, I had to go through a major crisis of faith to see it. I’m human and not perfect and I never will be either. I will stumble and fall again I’m sure before this life is through. Following your intuition doesn’t by any means mean you will not face problems and obstacles in your life ever again. It does mean however, that you will have a technique for obtaining the insight you need to help guide you back toward having peace in your life though. This is what I wrote about in the book- how to use your intuition to guide you toward creating the life you love. The approaches do work but, sometimes even I get emotionally caught up in the challenges that overwhelm me – we all do. It’s part of being human and learning what we came here to learn.

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  15. I am so happy for you Angela!
    I love reading your blog.
    I stayed at my job a little too long,
    because I was helping children.
    I am now doing what I love using my
    intuitive abilities. And I am meeting
    the most supportive, wonderful people.
    All the best.
    Catherine Rose Stevens recently posted…Are you setting SMART Goals?My Profile

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    • Dear Catherine,
      I’m so glad you are doing what you love now and meeting people who support you. That is the big payoff.
      We learn how to navigate problems in our lives and what works and what doesn’t.
      Life is a process of learning.
      All my best to you,
      Angela

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