Ask Sharon: Embrace life’s challenges

This Ask Sharon (angel intuitive) column in The Area News from Friday 20 March, 2015 revealed the answer to a question about the stressful experience of looking for work.

The Ask Sharon column as it appeared in The Area News on Friday 20 March 2015.

Following is a copy of the full version of the column featured in The Area News complete with the New Beginnings card from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards.

Ask Sharon

Embrace life’s challenges

THIS week Ken asked:

“I missed out on a job I needed so what now?”

The Archangel Jeremiel New Beginnings card is from Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine’s Archangel Power Tarot Cards. It was drawn to help answer a question about the stressful experience of looking for work.

The Archangel Jeremiel New Beginnings card is copyright to Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, 2013.

I was drawn to the “New Beginnings” card from the Archangel Power Tarot deck.

When something like this happens, it can feel overwhelming. Never mind the disappointment – questions of paying the bills naturally surface. We think we don’t have time to stop and take stock. We think we have to quickly move on to the next thing. We consider taking jobs we know we wouldn’t like just to keep the dollars rolling in.

Yet, these are the perfect moments to reassess where you are heading and what you want out of life. It can seem unrealistic during a crisis to think of it as a gift, or a blessing, but that’s exactly what it is.

When you swap doubts and fears for trust and courage, you are tapping into a powerful energy within. You are tapping into the essence of your true self and the answers you seek.

Recently my business was affected by something I had no control over. All I could do was allow the right people with the right expertise to help me at the right time. Meanwhile, I chose to see it as an opportunity to get my house in order…literally. It made me feel better and helped me let go. Then the solution presented itself.

So my new saying is, “Everything is always working out for me.” It provides me with a necessary injection of optimism without the unnecessary details.

Consider these famous words by American Writer, Joseph Campbell, “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us”.

Tips for turning obstacles into opportunities:

  • Trust it will work out for the best – you’ve landed on your feet before and you will again.
  • Be open to new directions – pay attention to signs, coincidences and inner nudges.
  • Swap fear of the unknown to excitement of what could be.
  • Revisit projects and hobbies that make you feel good – in the very least it will take your mind off worrying.

Before you know it someone will cross your path seeking your skills and talents and you will wonder what all the stress was about.

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Today’s card has been drawn from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards. Image and card is copyright to Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, 2013.

One thought on “Ask Sharon: Embrace life’s challenges

  1. I see coincidence all the time.I’m confuse to these coincidence i see in my life bc i am torn between two people and im in love with one person and the one i have been with for 9 yrs I don’t feel for him like i used to.The person im in love with is married and I know its wrong but my feelings for him is strong I quess i should move on and to break it off and do work out my 9 yr relationship with my other half.

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