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Jaqueline’s Questions – Part 2

This is the second of two posts to answer questions from a reader named Jaqueline. In the first post, Trusting You are Spirit in a Physical Body, The Council answers her question about how to connect with inner guidance and find inner peace “even when things seems to be so messed up.”

Jaqueline describes herself as being 23 years old and concerned she hasn’t decided about a career yet. She says, “I know I worry too much and think way too much, but I could really use some clue about what I’m supposed to do in this special lifetime, if I’m going in “the right direction”.

This post describes the portion of our July 24, 2012 conversation with The Council (non-physical spiritual guides) that addresses career and life-direction issues. We found this information personally very helpful and we believe it can also be helpful to others.

At the very end of this post we introduce some new guidance from The Council on the law of beliefs that came at the end of our session on Jaqueline’s questions.

We Bring Many Talents from Other Lifetimes

There are many directions, and there is never one career that you must have when you are here.

There are many talents that we bring forth with us to this particular lifetime. In each lifetime we bring many of our talents from other lifetimes. And coming in you may choose five [for example] that you liked from other lifetimes. And it might be, ‘Maybe I’ll choose to do this, and maybe I’ll choose to do that.’ And this is all well…this is all good.

Many…if they come in with four or five that they would like to do…they are flexible enough to go from one career to another and not look at it as a failure, but as things that they wanted to experience. And so they hop from one career to another. And they are doing exactly what they wanted.

–The Council
(Similarly formatted text throughout this post is a quotation of The Council from our conversation. Text in [brackets] is not a direct quote; it has been added to make the conversation easier follow.)

The Council reminds us we come into each lifetime with many lifetimes of experience to draw on and from our spiritual perspective we don’t necessarily intend to devote an entire lifetime to a single career. People often judge themselves and others for not choosing and sticking to a single career, but The Council suggests we have the freedom to choose as many or as few paths as we desire, and from our spiritual perspective we always support our human choices and never judge them.

There is No, “I Am Supposed To”

There are others that come in with several talents and things they want to do, and they will go into one and stay with that one. And that is good too. But it is all of your choice. There is never, ‘I am supposed to.’

This is the second time during this session that The Council mentions there is never: “I am supposed to.” They are making an important distinction between feeling like we’re supposed to do something or we should do something, and feeling like we’re inspired to do something.

They suggest feeling inspired to do something is our inner guidance from who we are as a spiritual being, and a feeling we’re supposed to do something is an indication our guidance is more likely coming from elsewhere.

Experiences in Your Past Lives

It’s like, ‘I have an endless supply of things that I can do when I am here in the physical, and it doesn’t matter if I do one, or I do two, or I do twelve.’ It is just experiences that you have had before, or others that you would like to have because you have seen other people in your past lives (if we want to call them past lives) experience [them].

The Council has mentioned in other sessions that the perception of time – past, present, and future – is something we experience in physical reality, but not in spiritual reality. They say that what we think of as past lives are really happening at the same time as the life we experience as our current life.

This can be a difficult concept to grasp, but it is consistent with the teachings of other spiritual teachers like Seth, and several philosophies that suggest all time as simultaneous. We hope to shed more light on this idea in future posts.

You are Always Choosing the Right Path

And so, to put such a demand on yourself – ‘Am I going in the right direction? Am I choosing the right paths for my future?’ – you are always choosing the right [direction]. Whether it is easy or not is what you choose to work through, but you are always choosing the right path.

The Council advises against pressuring ourselves with a need to ‘go in the right direction’. Their guidance that we always choose the right path may not be easy to understand, but it’s consistent with the spiritual idea that ‘all is well,’ and the concept that all paths lead back to who we are as spirit.

The Council points out that the right path doesn’t necessarily feel like an easy path because we sometimes choose, as spirit, to experience the challenge of uplifting a difficult physical reality situation. We do this for the spiritual expansion we experience as we bring the love we are as spirit into physical reality.

Propelling Yourself Forward

And so we would like to say [to] all the people out there that feel they cannot keep a job, or they jump from one job to a job doing something completely different, and another job doing something completely different because they’ve gotten tired of it, or they don’t like it anymore…this is wonderful. Before you came in here this is exactly what you wanted to do.

You planned to experience these many different careers…these many different experiences that it brought to you. And after you’ve experienced the amount of time you wanted to [experience] with each, you move on.

Whether the ending of these careers, however you chose to end it – by having it end badly, being fired, or being dissatisfied so you left on your own, or being laid off for a while – these are the ways you chose to have that situation come to an end. And this is wonderful because it is your choice and it is the way that you propel yourself forward to go into different areas of what you wanted to experience.

So we would really like to say for the people out there that get to read these wonderful messages that we try to bring through to help you, if you are in one career until the age of 65 or 70, or whether you are in many careers, this is what you wished to experience. And in doing that you are fulfilling the part of you that is spirit. And so this is okay to do. We would like to put that out there.

From a traditional human point of view it doesn’t make a lot of sense that we might choose to have a job end badly. But from our spiritual point of view, if there is a desire for a wider variety of experience in our human lifetime, then who we are as spirit will create this. Whether we (as human beings) choose to go along with what spirit creates in our human experience or whether we choose to resist it, will determine how we feel good or feel bad about our physical reality experiences.

Jaqueline’s Question Will Help Many Others

The following comment from The Council was included at the end of our first post on Jaqueline’s question and it seems worth repeating here.

Well we feel that when this blog reaches [Jaqueline] it will help her immensely.

And so this has been, we feel, of great help to many. And we would like to congratulate Jaqueline for having the courage to ask this sort of question…to reveal how she feels about herself and what she feels may be a negative pattern about worrying…to put that out there so that we can come and give an answer not only to her but to many. So we send her love and we thank her.

For Jaqueline

When it appeared we were finishing up with Jaqueline’s questions, I asked The Council if they have any specific insights or suggestions that might help Jaqueline in addition to what they’ve already mentioned.

Well we have recommended for her the quiet time and the meditation time, which we feel will be of great benefit to her.

But in the course of her career and decisions she feels she has to make at this time, we really want to repeat: You do not have to make any rash decisions, any permanent decisions at this time because nothing here is permanent.

But in your search for the right career we do feel that there were many times that you have worked with children, which you really did have a love for. And also there is the path…you can work with [the] environment…or being more on the outside rather than in an office setting.

So we believe without us telling her what she needs to do – because there is nothing specific she needs to do – these two suggestions will help.

This brings us to the end of the part of this session on Jaqueline’s questions.

We share The Council’s appreciation for Jaqueline’s courage to address a fundamental concern about how to practically apply spiritual guidance in day-to-day situations when a connection to spirit seems tenuous at best. We feel like we are benefiting considerably from the guidance her questions inspired.

The Law of Your Beliefs

Sometimes if a session doesn’t go too long I attempt to squeeze in an additional question for The Council. When we finished discussing Jaqueline’s questions I began to ask about another reader’s question, but The Council said they wanted to talk about something that was very much on Cynthia’s mind at that time.

Cynthia has questioned the many laws that books are coming up with: the law of attraction, the law of karma, Murphy’s Law [laughing], the law of agreement…and about all these laws and what they mean, and how do you use them, and how do they work.

And we would really like to say the bottom line here is: You can forget these laws. How everything works in your existence, how everything is created is, if you need a law, it is called the law of your beliefs.

The Council spoke for 18 minutes on the importance of our beliefs. This wasn’t the first time they mentioned this subject, but it was the beginning of a new emphasis on it. We look forward to publishing a post that describes the details of this new guidance.

Let Us Know What You Think

Thank you for taking time to read this post. We hope you’ve benefited from it. We’d love to know what you think of this material. Please consider leaving a comment in the Leave a Reply section below.

If you have any questions for The Council about ideas mentioned in this post or other posts, the Leave a Reply section at the bottom of the post is a good place to submit your questions. For questions not related to a specific post we suggest you write them in the Leave a Reply section at the very bottom of the Welcome page. We will be notified by email and reply as soon as we can.

October 8, 2012 - Posted by | Career, Choice, Decision Making, Free Will, Inspiration, Part of a Series, Questions & Answers, Reincarnation, Spirit | , , , , , , , ,


  1. Hi D,
    We love that you and friends of yours feel like these posts are helpful, and that you are looking forward to the posts on the meditations The Council has recommended. Thank you for your inspirational feedback.


    Comment by Cynthia & Bob | October 14, 2012

  2. HI Cynthia and Bob,
    I haven’t written in a while, but my friends and i have following your posts and love them!
    We are so looking forward to the upcoming meditations that you’re going to do. The posts have helped all of us in different ways, so we know that the meditations will do the same.
    Thank you for spreading the enlightenment!


    Comment by Anonymous | October 13, 2012

  3. Hi Karla,
    It’s nice to hear that you think The Council’s response to Jaqueline’s question on choosing a career will be helpful to many other people also. Thank you for including a personal example from your own life that illustrates The Council’s point that a seemingly devastating experience feels that way because of how we look at it at the time, but that doesn’t mean the experience must be experienced that way forever. Congratulations on finding a much better-feeling way of experiencing what sounds like a challenging time in your life.

    We’re also glad you like what The Council said about the ‘law of beliefs’. We look forward to publishing a post that describes in more detail what The Council said in this session about the importance of our beliefs.

    And thank you for your reminder that we create our life experience with our feelings and thoughts. The Council is increasingly emphasizing how important our feelings/emotions are along with our thoughts in the creation of what we experience.

    Love ‘n Light,
    Bob & Cynthia


    Comment by Cynthia & Bob | October 10, 2012

  4. This was really helpful not only to Jacqueline, but to many people who are just starting their careers or who switched their jobs many times. Additionally, getting laid off or receiving an exit package seemed like the end of the world at the time, but for me, it was actually the beginning of the whole new world I created! I have never been happier. Thank you Cynthia and Bob for helping to make me aware of the fact that the laws of life are what we believe them to be….because it is true! We create our lives, experiences and our happiness with our feelings and thoughts. Love and Light! Karla xx


    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2012

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