Friday, 20 July 2012

A Steaming Tea Pot

When I decided to move to London 3 years ago everyone told me I was crazy. I'd quit my job in Mexico to go travelling and when the trip was done I realised I didn't want to go home. I figured, why not move to London and look for a job? It was early 2009, the stock market had just crashed and everything we read and heard about London and New York was financial doom. I felt like I had to do it. For some reason the UK government saw fit to give me a work visa, with no job offer, and how was I going to turn down that opportunity. So I moved to London, rented a flat for 6 months and started sending out CVs. It was nerve wracking but somehow three months later I had found a job and I was working. 

At the time, I hadn't heard of Energy Healing or any of the things I like doing now. That was at least one year before I stumbled upon the Could I be a Healer class at the College of Psychic Studies. Since then a lot has happened career-wise. I've been promoted to a job I really liked, and then early this year our team shuffled around and the past 6 months I've been doing a job that isn't for me. And all along in the background I've been working towards an accreditation in Energy Healing. It started out as a hobby and slowly turned into something I would really like to do as my day job. On some level I've given Energy Healing serious consideration this year because I was so unhappy with my day job. 

A couple months ago I started pushing for a change at work, and looking for opportunities outside the company as well. If all else failed, come September I could quit my job and try healings and reading instead. And writing, let's not forget writing! The more I think about it the more appealing it sounds and two weeks ago I decided to call it quits. The question was when???? "When" is the question I ask myself when I am procrastinating. Do I quit now, knowing that I have to hand in at least 3 months notice, or do I wait and quit after we're accredited? And am I  quitting because I can't stand my job, or because I want to do something else with my life? I might not be so keen if I wasn't so fed up. 


This question and these feelings have been bubbling up for months and this week the steam pot finally started whistling.  I made up my mind to call it quits on a full-time job and started thinking about how I should go about it. The move it terrifying, but rationally I don't see why I should be so scared to take a leap. Is it more or less of a risk than hopping on a plane to London and finding a job? I am convinced I was guided to move to this country and there have been plenty of signs telling me it's time to walk away from my day job. I like having the safety net but its too time consuming and it keeps me from focusing the things I want to do. 

We're told signs from Spirit come in threes (or maybe that they are confirmed in threes). The past few weeks I've card readings from three different friends and they have all spelled out "successful self-employment" as my next step. This afternoon I'm meeting one of my tutors for a coaching session on setting up a healing business. I'm pretty convinced about moving into healing but I have all of these little fears to get over. Will it be enough to pay my bills? Should I stay in London or set up shop somewhere else? I could stay in London for another year or so, but after that I think I want to go home to Mexico. Or even to the US. I need to spend a lot of time in quiet contemplation this weekend.  

As luck would have it I was finally offered a cool new day job, one that I would start in September. So now it really is down to choosing between carrying on doing what I've always been doing, or taking yet another leap in the right direction. Wish I could say I have nerves of steel but I've been a wreck all week .... 




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Reiki hugs, Regina





2 comments:

  1. Sending you light, love & laughter... ask your guides for clarity; I am thinking- LEAP LEAP LEAP!

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    1. Thanks Teresa! I did take the leap =)

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