At some point in our lives those of us who are spiritually aligned want to have a career that follows our spiritual path. You may have been working in unfulfilling jobs for many years and one day you wake up and say “Enough, I need to find a career that matters to me, where I can make a difference and where going to work is a joy rather than a chore”.
But finding a career that is aligned to your spiritual calling is not always easy. You can’t just go to a career advisor and ask them what kind of profession your spirit is asking you to pursue. This is definitely something you need to work out for yourself. Here’s a great exercise that you can do which will help lead you in the right direction.
How Do You Discover Your Ideal Profession?
Find a quiet place without distractions where you can let your thoughts flow. Have you ever found that sometimes thoughts just pop into your head and you don’t know where they came from? That is spirit talking to you and if you listen, it can be very enlightening.
You might want to put on some peaceful meditation music for this exercise and have a pen and paper handy. On your piece of paper create two columns and head the left one with ‘what I am good at’ and the right column with ‘what I love to do’.
Now you want to start writing! Think back to your childhood, when you were in school, any volunteering you’ve done and all the happy and joyful moments that you’ve had. Try to remember what you were doing in those moments. Anything that’s given you joy and fulfillment in the past is a key to where spirit is leading you.
Don’t think too hard when you’re doing this exercise because you want the thoughts to flow. You want spirit to guide you and let those thoughts just come into your mind. You may need to do this exercise over a few days but try and find a time when you are relaxed and at ease.
Study Your List to Get the Best Ideas
Once you have your list, you can then start to explore what kind of careers align with the things that you love to do and that give you joy and happiness. The things that you are naturally good at and tasks that you find easy to do are usually an indication that they are aligned with your spiritual path.
You may find that you really like helping people and have spent some time caring for a sick relative or friend. Or you just love to spend time in nature but worry about the loss of the world’s rainforests and how climate change is affecting our natural world.
Why Not Consider Further Study?
If you’re a naturally caring person, maybe a career in public health is the just the right fit for you. The issue with that is that many of us already have busy professional and/or family lives to attend to. The good news is you can study for your MPH degree online so that you can still carry on with your current life while you’re working on following that path that spirit has been prompting you to discover.
Once you have completed a master in public health degree, all kinds of professions will open up for you. You could work in research on projects like childhood diseases, prenatal care, infectious diseases or even environmental protection and climate change.
You could also move into a teaching type role in areas like nutrition or kinesiology. Or maybe a more practical role such as urban planning where you can create amazing urban spaces which not only provide housing but also lovely green spaces which are good for the soul.
So, having a rewarding career that aligns with your spiritual path need not be difficult. You just need to listen to your inner voice and then start taking some action to get you moving along the path to having a fulfilling working life. Once you start doing this you’ll find that working is definitely a pleasure and not a chore.