Do you enjoy what you do for a living? Now, I’m not saying you have to enjoy every second of every day of your job, but do you have a job that makes you happy? Do you wish you were able to?

What percentage of your time do you devote to work? With the nine-to-five workday being phased out, professionals are expected to be always connected—to answer emails and take calls late at night and on weekends, to travel and carry assignments home. Shouldn’t you be working in a profession you enjoy and find fulfilling if you’re going to spend so much of your life doing it?

What’s preventing you from resigning?

Your employment should ideally align with your true soul purpose, but it should never come in the way of you achieving your spiritual goals and enjoying the life you were intended to live. What keeps you in that position if your job is diminishing your soul and squeezing the life out of you? Why do you think you have to stay in a job you don’t like but that doesn’t nourish you on a deeper level? What’s stopping you from quitting your current job and seeking the job that’s best for you, regardless of your situation? For most of my pupils, the core response to this question is frequently fear or guilt, resulting in an imbalanced third chakra.

Your third chakra, also known as the solar plexus chakra, is the seat of your personal strength, will, and purpose, and when it’s working properly, you’ll have a strong sense of personal empowerment, making it easier to pursue your job goals. The third chakra is linked to the element of fire because it fires you up and gets you ready to go; it’s your personal internal combustion engine that propels you forward and higher. It’s no surprise that finding the perfect career is difficult when this chakra is dysfunctional! It’s impossible to get closer to finding or getting your dream job if you can’t take action to make your dreams a reality.

Shame will always make you sell yourself short.

Shame, which blocks the energy of the solar plexus chakra and confines you in self-defeating ideas of worthlessness, inadequacy, and powerlessness, is the strongest roadblock to this upward progress. Shame focuses on your perceived worth and how well you’re performing in comparison to others’ and your own standards, and it will always sell you short. Shame and the resulting third chakra distortions might prevent you from realizing your full potential and landing your dream career, but energy healing can help.

Your chakras and energy field are cleared, charged, and balanced using energy medicine. A healthy third chakra can help you overcome inertia and get moving, converting energy into accomplishment and providing you the willpower to break free from negative thoughts and behaviors that stifle your potential to succeed.

Here are some tips for strengthening your third chakra, reducing the effects of fear and guilt, and landing the job you’ve always wanted!

  1. Let go of your shame.

Shame is almost often traced back to when you were chastised for not being able to manage your natural inclinations as a child. Have your parents ever told you that you should feel embarrassed of yourself? Have you ever been called obese, ignorant, lazy, or ugly? Were you ever told you weren’t good enough? Accomplish you still have a voice in your head telling you that you’re not good enough, that you’ll never be as good as your sister or brother, that you’ll never be able to do anything properly? That’s a shame, as it keeps you from achieving your objectives.

You don’t have to relive or even recall whatever trauma or activity built up the shame cycle in your life in order to release it with energy healing. Energy healing courses can give you the skills you’ll need to handle unpleasant emotions, starting with writing and meditation, so you can let go of those pesky mental tapes. Shame causes a disconnect between the mind and body. Allowing your newly-healed third chakra to take positive action to drive you forward, not just in your work, but in your life, will liberate you of any self-sabotaging behavior.

  1. Decide what you want.

If you’re not sure what you want to do with your life, energy healing can help. You’ll get more in tune with your higher self as you practice energy medicine, which will help you figure out what career path to choose. You may also try journaling about what you like to do, your abilities, and your ambitions. Take some online skills and personality tests, chat to your family and friends about what you’re doing, and consider what you want to be when you grow up. Also, think beyond the box. I never imagined myself as a writer, energy healer, or spiritual teacher when I was a twenty-something lawyer, but here I am. You’ll make the best decisions if you trust your instincts and listen to your advisers.

  1. Make a decision.

The third chakra is your body’s main power center; it provides you with the energy and vitality you need to succeed. When this chakra is out of balance, you may find it difficult to move on with your goals. It can be difficult to admit or communicate your true desires, let alone make any headway toward realizing them. But with a little chakra knowledge, you can change that.

Because your third chakra is focused on taking action, any act of personal bravery will increase it. Rather than suppressing your wants or diverting your energy elsewhere, this means leveraging the fire of your willpower to propel you into action, toward achieving your goal. When you make decisions that are in line with your life plan, including your soul’s purpose for a satisfying profession, you are able to harness and direct your energy in the direction it was meant to go, propelling you ahead on your unique path.