This experience happened over a few years but it started in 2013 and finally came to fruition in 2016. I wanted to manifest a job at this particular company and I knew the exact role I wanted. The company was located in a different city to where I was living at the time.
At the time, I was still inexperienced for the role and didn’t have much confidence that I could do it. I was also still a law of attraction rookie. I did visualization, I acted as if, I even tried to write a list again. I wrote a list of what I would pack for my relocation. But I wasn’t ready for it. I had a certain anxiety and lack of confidence in my ability to do the job. I wanted it but was afraid of having it.
So instead of attracting the job that I wanted in 2013, I attracted other jobs which in hindsight taught me everything I needed to be ready to be ready for my dream job.
Here’s what I was lacking: confidence, practical experience and industry knowledge.
Job #1 gave me confidence. It was a customer service role that fell into my lap through word of mouth. At the time it wasn’t what I was asking for but I needed the money so I took it. They got thousands of applicants but because I was recommended by a friend, I was quite hired straight away. At first it was daunting and I felt uncomfortable. I am an introvert who had to interact with hundreds of people everyday, make cheery small talk and go completely out of my comfort zone. I was forced to do this every day. And it got easier every day. I mimicked the more experienced customer service reps, learned how to change my body language and got really good at not only making small talk but genuinely enjoying having conversations with so many people from different walks of life.
Job #2 gave me industry knowledge. While working at job #1, I was subscribed to a job website which sent email alerts based on your keywords. About a year into working at job #1, one particular email alert caught my eye and I decided to apply for the position because it was in the industry that I wanted to be a part of. Once I got the job, the interviewers actually told me that they had seen pretty bad candidates all day and were about to give up. I was the last on their list and a few minutes in and they knew that they wanted me. I learned the ins and outs of the industry from behind the scenes. I was surrounded by professionals in an all round positive environment. I got to talking with the team and over the next year I was so much more knowledgeable and understood more of what they looked for in my dream role.
Job #3 gave me practical experience. This was a little over a year into working at job #2. I stumbled across a news article for a smaller company in my desired industry. They weren’t hiring at the time but the news article mentioned future expansion. So I applied. I had no practical experience at the time but what the heck, I had nothing to lose. I visualized my linkedin with my job title and their company name. They got back to me saying that they weren’t hiring at present. But a month and a half later I received an email about an opening and was hired for the job.
Job #4 my dream job. I was finally ready. The year was 2016. I had just finished up a contract at job #3 and was jobless till more steady work came in. I didn’t want to let myself get depressed again so I went for more walks outside and in nature. I found a beautiful lookout not far from where I lived. I went there almost every day. I also discovered the teachers ‘Abraham Hicks’ – a group of non physical entities channelled by a lady named Esther Hicks. I know that sounds crazy but after listening to their material I was a believer. They said things that rang so true to my soul and made me hopeful for the future. One of the things Abraham mentioned is to think about WHY you want something. Why do you want that job? Why do you want that money?
So I wanted a sum of money to buy this one particular house which made me happy. I decided to visualise myself living in that house, waking up to such a beautiful view, my amazing furniture, closet etc. I wanted the feeling of security, loving where I lived, purpose, joy, financial freedom and abundance. So every day I would go to my lookout spot and revel in those feelings. I asked the universe for clarity of purpose as well and that i’d like a blue feather to let me know that i’m on the right track.
2 weeks later, I received an email out of the blue from a recruiter at my dream job. She mentioned that I had applied almost 9 months prior (I hadn’t heard back from them, and by that point I must have applied to them at least twice a year for 3 years). She said that there was an opening and that they wanted to interview me.
I had an interview scheduled for a couple of days later so I decided to really put myself in the right frame of mind and ask the universe of guidance and reassurance. I was on my way to my usual lookout spot when I just had a little impulse to stop by a park that I usually just pass by. When I started wandering around there, I came across a pathway that I had never seen or even knew was there. I was so excited that I just followed it and it led me down to a secluded beach. I started walking along the beach and my foot hit something in the sand. I looked down and there was a vivid blue feathered bird. That was my sign. The universe didn’t just give me a blue feather, it gave me the whole damn bird. Anyway I got the job.
I learned that the universe will deliver to you only when you are a vibrational match to your desire. I didn’t know that I wasn’t. I needed to go through a few more life experiences before I was ready. Abraham Hicks teaches that you need to be “ready to be ready to be ready” and I finally understand what that means.