I found this on a great site called The Happy Self. Some great stuff on there if you have some time.
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The last few months have been difficult. I had a successful recruitment career that ended sharply due to the economic climate. I was in mobile technology which was one of the many industries that plummeted virtually overnight. It took ages to accept that this isn’t happening anymore. It was hard because I have spent many years in this industry throwing myself into my career always trying harder and achieving great results. My contract was ended and I must have applied for around 50 jobs and nothing was coming through. (Yep I was a Recruiter who couldn’t find a job!) I ended up in frustration land…possibly a bit of self-pity and lots of general misery. I had got used to a lifestyle and there was a lot of pride and security behind that. It left me with a hole and a job in a new sector at a much lower level that I really didn’t like.
The changes started when I decided to change. I wrote the post on The Law Of Attraction recently and wrote down what I wanted from my life – trying to be as specific as I could without knowing what it was I would be moving towards. I printed this out and had it next to my bed. I made a concerted effort to read it everyday and visualise what I had asked for and sincerely believed that I would get it. I also got into some financial problems so this needed to be managed. I did Glenn Harrold’s CD on Creating Financial Abundance (see the post below.)
The day after I did Glenn’s CD, I had the idea to reinvent myself as a Healing Masseuse – it just popped into my head. It’s something I have always had in the back of my mind but I wasnt personally mature enough to be able to do that kind of work. I needed to do a lot of work on me. It’s funny because I was always searching for my gift. I even used to tell people that I had no creativity and that my brain and my academic achievements were my talents. Yet I have been massaging family, friends and colleagues with no training for years. I could always hit the pain region straight away. My Grandma and my Mum have always said I should do something like this but like I said, I wasnt ready.
I also found an old college friend who I had not seen for 18 years who is a Sports Masseuse and he really got my thoughts going into this direction. He was sent to me at the right time and I was ready.
So I looked around for a course. For Holistic Massage and Anatomy and Physiology, I was looking at about 1500 GBP which would mean getting myself into even further financial stress. It took me 2 weeks for the solution to come. I found The School of Natural Health Sciences where you can do Tutored or Self Study courses in your own time and space. This was the perfect solution for me and it costed me just under 200 GBP for the two courses I wanted plus Reflexology – which I have always had an interest in.
So in the last few weeks, I have totally reinvented myself. I see a very positive future for me. As soon as I am qualified, I can start practicing.
I did the Tantric Numerology Reading from 3HO (Healthy, Happy and Holy) and my reading was very much based on the fact that I am here to serve. I have also been told that if I chase money, I will not have success. My purpose is to help others. And my gift is healing. I know I have it and looking back, I have always known I have it.
So that is how my life has changed. Talking to people about this, its become clear that there are many of us going through transitions in our lives today. I hope my story can help anyone going through something similar to have the strength to make that change. We are in a time where everything has been thrown up in the air and a lot of the time it is up to us to determine which direction we would like to go in.
As usual from the Brahma Kumaris:
Happiness is a daily decision
And oh boy…………………have I realised this recently. Even people like me fall off track now and again. It’s only when I go back and see how much I have grown and what tools I have gathered along the way, that I realise that I am only human. Just because I am spiritually aware, doesnt mean I wont be touched by hardship and problems. I have re-learned to be happy and kind in these last few months – something I had come to forget as I began to get swallowed up in all of my problems. This is a superficial life – I am here to learn and evolve. I know that now.
I admire Dr Holden’s work because of it’s simplistic approach. All of his work revolves around a God given birth right – and that is to be happy. We all have it inside us. Everyone and everyone can relate to that.
Quote taken from the “About Us” section on their website:
The Happiness Project is a remarkable success-story that continues to unfold day by day. The cast of The Happiness Project includes top psychologists, life coaches, business leaders, spiritual ministers, leading physicians, great musicians, actors and poets – all of whom are fired with a passion to serve and inspire. Formed in 1996, we are rapidly approaching our tenth year in existence. A big thank you to everyone who has participated in our growth.
There is an abundance of information and many tools to go through on his website. They do Public Talks, Workshops, and Health & Wellbeing Seminars, Success Intelligence Masterclasses & Coaching and lots more.
Their prices range from as little as £10 for a Talk to a few hundred pounds for a Workshop. I would have been interested in a talk soon but it’s the night before my birthday so I can’t. But I will try and attend a Talk or Seminar soon and give you some feedback.
I will always be impressed by people like this who dedicate their lives to wellbeing causes. Of all the things they could do with their time on Earth, they choose this.
10 ways to find happiness by Dr Robert Holden on Oprah’s site
Excellent advice from Dr Robert Holden:
Happiness is every individuals birth right. So if you haven’t felt it recently, claim yours today.
If something isn’t working for you….change it. Only you know if it’s not working and only you can change it.
It’s like cleaning only you are making way for newer, better things.
Look at your life/work/relationships etc. We constantly grow and with each experience we become wiser and stronger. Nothing in put in your pathway that you cannot handle. You have all of the tools within you – as I have learned.
From the ages of 0 to 14, I was an introvert, shy, quite character. That didn’t work for me – I got pushed around too much. From 15 to 25, I was an angry person with lots of hate and dissapointment attached. From 25-33.5, I was an extrovert, high achieving, no nonsense kind of person who didn’t let anything get in my way. I cleared out all of the shit and made some valuable choices – I set my platform. Now at 34, I just go with the flow and try to give back what I learned. I’m kind and considerate but at the same time, I don’t take any crap from anyone. I’m free.
Some people just have to go through the rough to get to the smooth. I am one of these.