What happens in our lives today is a result of our choices yesterday, so if what is happening today is not to our liking, then it behooves us to make better choices. The questions then becomes, how to make better choices? Here’s a few tips:
1. Do not make choices from your head, make them from your heart. When you make choices in anger, fear or even excitement, you are coming from your head. Anger and fear is an altered state of consciousness that will lead us to make wrong choices. Better to move from head to heart first by calming down, then doing some spiritual practices. Meditation, journaling, visioning, even sitting in the silence will move you from your head to your heart.
2. Come from a place of love, rather than a place of fear. If you are making a choice because you think that’s what someone else wants, or because you think you will be able to control something or someone by your choice, you are coming from a place of fear and this choice will not serve you well. Come from a place a love and your choices will always serve you well.
3. Examine your motives. Why are you considering this choice? Wrong motives can make for disastrous choices and manifest ikky things in our lives.
4. Sometimes, in the heat of a moment, even if we aren’t in fear, we haven’t had time to properly consider a choice. If it is possible to wait before making the choice, then do so. The other option is to do things on a daily basis that will keep you spiritually grounded, so that when opportunities for choice come up you will be in a better position to make a better choice. Staying spiritually grounded involves daily spiritual practices and embodying the consciousness of Spirit, 24/7.
Daily spiritual practices are things like meditation, visioning, journaling and reading spiritual literature. If you are a religious person, add prayer to the list. Embodying the consciousness means that you remember that Spirit is a part of you, surrounding you, within you…IS you in physical form. When you are conscious of this, you are embodying it. The more you remember this, the more peaceful you will be and the better your choices will be.
Karen Linsley, RScP is a licensed spiritual coach. Questions about life coaching services can be directed to email@example.com or by calling 530-906-9336