Article by Ashwini Chubé
One of my dreams was to work in my Investment banking role overseas. When I was in my MBA school itself I had decided I would want to work internationally.
However, I graduated in 2007 when the financial service industry was on a brink of recession. I got my dream job in my dream company – a reputed Bulge bracket investment bank into a research role and I was extremely happy. In a few days of joining they announced that the travel expenditure has been cut. Oh, what a poor timing I thought. They announced that for the next 2 years travel would be limited, or at most cut. I was quite disappointed and just made peace with it.
In 2008 September things became worse for the entire Investment banking industry as I saw 2big competitors collapse. Most jobs in my firm too were at stake. My dream of traveling internationally was just a dream.
In 2010 I joined another big Investment bank which was another big name in the industry. Inspite of working hard and getting a high outperformer rating in the yearly meeting I was not getting an international opportunity. Even my juniors were traveling but I wasn’t. In 2013 I took up learning about the spiritual world to another level when I started reading Doreen Virtues books. One day while speaking with my friend Charu she told me about a Reiki master in my town Mumbai who lived very close to my house.
I met my master and she introduced me to Reiki on 24th February 2014. Reiki Level 2 happened on April 2014. With level 2 I felt like a magician as with the powerful symbols I felt I could heal, create and manifest anything. I started practicing Reiki daily for 60-90 mins. I was healing altogether strangers and my psychic powers rose.
I started manifesting all that I desired. It was almost like a Midas touch. I started seriously thinking about my long pending dream of working internationally in my bank headquarters. At that time it seemed impossible.
I learnt Violet flame healing in June 2014 and decided to use it additionally to manifest it. Still, things didn’t change. My juniors traveled inspite of being new in the firm and inspite of having average performance. And the role I was in had absolutely zero chance of traveling. I kept giving Reiki to my dream and used Violet flame to heal further blockages. I kept it committed regular practice.
Now a small change happened – In September there was a new team being rolled out with a new profile. I expressed interest as I was done exploring my current role for more than 18 months and I had an opportunity to apply for a new role. However, my pay would not change nor would my level in the hierarchy. But something told me I had to apply here. My intuition had become all time high and that higher voice said “Apply for this you ‘ll travel abroad” Although the job description did not promise an international assignment then I yet applied. I got through the interview and joined a good team where I was welcomed by my colleagues.
I began with the role in September and being a quick learner impressed all my seniors in the overseas team. As a matter of fact – my junior was supposed to travel overseas and I was assigned to take up the role locally. It was yet troubling me that I wasn’t getting the opportunity
In Oct 2014 I got attuned to the Reiki master and Grandmaster level. Life took a big vibrational shift as things started getting better. With Reiki, I was able to achieve many small breakthroughs. Right from my health fitness to all areas of life it felt like I was going with the flow.
November 2014 my bosses confirmed that my junior would be traveling in the next April and I ‘ll have to take care of the work in the local office. Things didn’t seem to work out yet and I was totally disappointed. I still kept giving Reiki to my goals and visualising that I m traveling-sitting in my overseas office desk. I also visualised my seniors appreciating my work.
I asked Universe a question – What if I travel before my colleague does? What if my overseas team recommends my work and says we would like to give an opportunity to Ashwini to travel?
I had as it is created my mark in the team and everyone right from the MD liked my work, my out of box thinking and my quick grasping.
It was almost mid-December and I was about to go on my much awaited annual leave after waiting for almost a full year without any break. I was a proud workaholic then and used to eat sleep drink investment banking. Just a day before going for my leave I heard another set of colleagues (my super juniors) that they would be traveling. I was now super triggered. What was this? Did I not deserve? Was I asking for too much?
I felt so dissatisfied – as if my prayers weren’t heard. At that time I got this surge of energy which said “Doesn’t matter if I travel Or I don’t I am just going to enjoy my vacation”
On 13th December 2014, I went to visit my sister and for the next 10 days I was not going to think of work. I was staying in the moment and not thinking of work travel and any other thing. 4 days later in the early morning on 17th December 2014, I got a whatsapp beep on my phone… I checked my phone and it was 4:44 am in the morning. I received a whatsapp text from my immediate senior saying “Hi Ashwini – We trust you are well and enjoying your vacation. This is to inform you that you will be traveling to London in Q1 2015( first quarter of next year).”
I pinched myself a couple of times to ensure I wasn’t dreaming. I saw outside and could see the Marina Bay sands shining with its lights… the beautiful skyline of Singapore shining in the dark…the sky relatively clear. As if the whole Universe was celebrating my manifestation.
I wanted to tell this to my sister up in the middle of the night but contained my enthusiasm as did not want to wake her up by banging her bedroom door. I contained the joy till morning and almost jumped with joy as I told this great news to my sister and brother in law.
In exactly a month – on 17th January 2015 I took a flight. Everything happened so sudden and so soon I was just running with the flow. I was working with the Universe on my side. With all the angels, energies which were rewarding me for my perseverance.
Till the moment I sat in my flight…it couldn’t sink in that I was traveling. My fears were still playing on my mind.
“What if last moment my travel gets canceled?
What if I have a family emergency?
What if this flight gets delayed?”
And then I realized it was the voice of Ego or the voice of fear that was putting me down.
I just stopped my head and took a deep breath. I took a few more and then prayed. I prayed for the blessings of Universe. I prayed for the safety and well being of my loved ones. I thanked every single force in the universe who made this happen.
As I closed my eyes to pray…I heard the staff telling me to switch off my mobile phone and I realized it was REAL. I was going. My perseverance was paying off.
The trip…the work exposure…the life for the stipulated period was phenomenal…it was beyond what I experienced on all levels. I would associate the World Card of Tarot.
It was not just an overseas work experience. It was a profound life-changing experience for me. They say when you cross oceans – shifts happen. All this time away from home, I got a chance to contemplate, meditate, speculate. Also, my life took a 360-degree turn with respect to both my professional and personal life. All I can say is when lands call you – do not second guess. Just pack your bags and go.
I believe Reiki and my spiritual family made it happen.
Do you have a dream that seems impossible? Make it possible with the below tips to manifest your dreams
- Light a candle
- Invoke the presence of your guardian angels and Archangel Michael
- Take a piece of paper and write down your desire in the present tense – eg: I am traveling for work to (name of destination)
- Draw Reiki symbols on the reverse side of the paper
- I also combined it with violet flame(you can do if you are attuned) – You can simply say “Dear violet flame please transmute all blockages coming in between my travel”
- Give Reiki by touch
- Visualize your outcome. Be as creative, as detailed and as dreamy as possible. Don’t stop yourself…do not judge and at this point do not think whether it is possible or not.
- Do it for 21 days
- Release the desire ie: Be okay not to have it
- Trust the Universe that it will bring the desire to you in time
- Enjoy your life… have fun…According to Gabby Bernstein “the Universe works faster when you are having fun”
Love to all my readers
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After doing her MBA in finance and working for 8 years in investment banking Ashwini discovered her life purpose and decided to make a choice to be a transformational trainer, life coach, motivational speaker, and a spiritual teacher. She says Reiki helped her find her soul mission.
In 2016 May Ashwini founded Unicorn Insight – a corporate training company. Unicorn Insight trained over 100 people in the first 15 months. Ashwini also founded and runs a recruiting and networking firm – Tree of life. Ashwini has co-founded Urja Wellness and Joy for wellness and all these brands are now part of the Unicorn Group.
Ashwini is a master teacher of Usui Reiki, Violet Flame healing, Angelic healing and is an Access bars facilitator. She has been certified as a trainer by Dale Carnegie. Ashwini is also a mind trainer, an angel card, and tarot reader as well as a teacher and conducts workshops on Reiki, Violet flame, Law of Attraction, Gratitude, Vision Boards and Angels, Unicorns, Dragons, Akashic records and is a certified Fairiologist. She is a regular speaker at HELP talks Mumbai. The Breakthrough workshop is a life-changing workshop where she teaches tools to empower and change your life.
Get in touch with Ashwini through her Website: www.unicorninsight.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/unicorninsight