Sometimes it's so confusing being human. Many times I find myself wondering if I should do this or if I should do that and find myself in a conundrum that seems unsolvable. Running my own business adds to the mix and then I add the old belief that I have to do it "right." That stops me in my tracks faster than anything. Or at least it makes my stomach really tight. The good news about noticing my tight stomach is that I become conscious of how I'm feeling and then I can do something about it. I used to wish that my mother was still alive so she could tell me what to do. Now, when she was alive I would NEVER have wanted her to do that! Why I wished that I'll never know because she didn't seem to make good decisions for herself. I think I was just so confused that I wanted someone other than me to figure it out and take responsibility. I'm sure that I concluded that if she made my decision for me that later on I could blame her if it didn't work out. Needless to say this wasn't a very good plan and didn't serve me at all.
Fortunately I have learned how to make my own decisions, even if I get turned sideways once in a while. One of the best things I've learned about decision making is that it helps to to slow things down, take some breaths and relax. If and when I do that I can then ask the Universe for some help. I do this in different ways. I usually have to form questions. When I'm really confused I can ask, "What will help me feel better right now?" Or even, "What would be the best thing for me to do?" Another thing I ask for is to be given signs that will point me in the right direction. The trick is that I have to be in a receptive state to receive the answers or recognize the signs.
I've learned a lot of this through the teachings of Abraham-Hicks. I've come to understand that the answers really are within me and that's a huge relief. I can navigate my way through confusing times by paying attention to my feelings. If something feels good that's an indication for me to move in that direction. If something feels bad, or not so good, that's an indication too. I get to decide from a more conscious place about what to do or what to think about. For me, that's what this is about - being more conscious and making more deliberate choices.
I want my life to have more joy, to be more harmonious. I want to make conscious decisions and watch things unfold for me in wonderful and creative ways. I want to pay more attention to how I feel so I can guide myself more easily.
I acknowledge that as I practice what I preach, my life gets better and better. One of the great blessings in my life is that I then have the privilege of sharing what I've learned with others. And this makes for a very happy, successful life.