My husband has been offered a job that is not ideal, but it IS good money. We're really struggling financially so I don't feel like we're in a position right now to turn down abundance in any form. But taking this job doesn't feel good either, so is it better to not accept it and see what else might come our way?
M.S. in Toronto
Dearest M. S.,
There is not a right or wrong answer here in terms of being better to accept or not accept a job with conflicting attributes. In other words there are 2 aspects of this job which cause different vibrations for you. In this case, the type of work doesn't feel good, but the money you would receive does feel good. Or you can look at it from the opposite standpoint of: refusing the work might feel good but refusing the money does not feel good. So either decision (taking the job vs. not taking the job) has an element of resistance or "bad" vibrations/feelings.
We would like to point out that this seemingly conflicting guidance only will be the case IF you are just in a reactive state. In other words, just reacting to what you perceive in your reality rather than consciously CHOOSING how to vibrate about something.
This is where conscious creating comes in. In every moment you are choosing how to react to things. Most of your choices are unconscious so it seems like your reactions are just automatic - like your environment is CAUSING your reactions. But you ARE indeed choosing. You think thoughts which are either in alignment with the way Source sees things or not in alignment with Source and then you "vibrate" accordingly (emotional guidance system). When you think thoughts that are in alignment with Source, you feel good. When you think thoughts that are not in alignment with Source you feel bad. So the choice or conscious control isn't about controlling your feelings. That is indeed automatic. The conscious part is in CHOOSING WHAT THOUGHTS YOU THINK. Thoughts are either in alignment with Source or not and therefore cause harmony or discord within you.
This is why neither option (taking the job or not) is "right" or "wrong," "better" or "worse." It's the thoughts you choose to think ABOUT the job that make part of a decision feel right and part of it feel wrong. If you decide to take the job, your thoughts are already easily in harmony with the more money part, so the task is to find some thoughts to think about the work that will help you find alignment. For example "it is only temporary, I can do anything for a week," "maybe i will like it more than I think I will," "maybe I will learn some things that will be useful in other areas of my life" etc. It is up to you to find the thoughts that work for you.
If you decide not take the job, your thoughts about releasing this type of work are already in harmony, so your task is to find thoughts that feel better about letting the money go. For example, "I manifested this job offer, so I can manifest 10 more with better work and the same or better pay". "By releasing this work that does not please me, I make room in my experience for more offers of work that please me more". "The universe is abundant and I open to receive that abundance every day." Again it's whatever thoughts you can easily "buy into" that also resonate with the way Source views things.
When you are thinking thoughts like "it would not be smart to turn down this abundance" that is not in alignment with Source because Source knows that resources, abundance, prosperity is unlimited, so whether you take this money or not, there will always be more available to you (if you can ALLOW it into your experience).
Turning down money feels scary if you don't believe that more can come just as easily. The good news is: you CHOOSE your beliefs. Many people think this is not true, but you can think of things that you believed earlier in your life that you no longer believe. Beliefs can change. They really are just habits of thought. Some of them are passed on to you by others or the collective subconscious or you formulate them on your own. But you CHOOSE whether to "believe" them or not. Finding beliefs (new habits of thought) that feel better (more in harmony with your Source) are the way to stay in a state of allowing.
You can find the thoughts you are thinking about the work that are out of alignment by simply thinking about accepting this job and observing how you feel. Then try out new thoughts and see how they feel. When you find the ones that feel good - you've found your agreement with Source. If you want to do the work because of the money it brings, then just practice thinking those thoughts over and over to replace the habits of thought that didn't feel good.
Now generally we do not recommend doing work that knocks you out of alignment for long periods of time. Pursuing your "passions" and work that makes it easy to stay in alignment is the easiest way to stay in a state of allowing abundance to flow to you. But we do know that many of you are not yet to the place yet of fully believing that you can make money doing what you love. So we understand that it is helpful (you would say necessary but we would not) to take work that you don't prefer because it delivers a paycheck. This is fine, but if you DO take work that is not ideal, you will never find ideal work that pays the bills IF you are continually thinking thoughts about that work that throw you out of alignment. If you choose to take less than ideal work because of the money it brings, then you sure as hell better find a way to think about that work that is joyful. Find little pieces of the work that bring you joy, or as you are doing it, imagine that you are doing the preferred work, think about all the fun things you can do with the money it brings. Whatever it takes to stay in a place of love, joy or even just in the neutral place of acceptance. That way you can "make" progress in manifesting jobs which fulfill more of the criteria that you desire = the "right" amount of money AND the "right" type of work. Taking the "wrong" type of work can be helpful in the sense that it gives you practice in finding joy and alignment even when you are in a situation that is not preferred.
We want to help you learn 2 things. ONE - you are a powerful manifestor - you CAN manifest your desires. Manifesting a job (although slightly imperfect) is evidence of this. Staying "in the flow" or "in alignment" is the way that you allow your desires into your experience more and more.
So it does not matter what decisions you make in the physical experience of your life - what matters is what you choose to think (and therefore vibrate) about the decisions you make and the decisions others make. Choosing thoughts that are in harmony with Source is ultimately how we will create Peace on Earth!
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