Making Good Decisions With Your Intuition
Making good decisions is so much quicker, easier and more effective if you use your intuition! Not to mention more fun and interesting! (Maybe the title of this should have been Plug For Intuition!)
”Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.”-John Nasbitt
(more intuition quotes)
How Do You Make Good Decisions?
Every day, we face loads of incoming information to consider, sift through, and be making good decisions about. Technology offers access to communication and information systems that can make your life more or less complicated, depending on your ability to make clear and easy choices.
When presented with too many things to consider, the intellect, your left brain mode of processing can freeze up. Just like when your computer is bogged down with too much data.
With your intuition, your best choices become more obvious. You know what your priorities are and the outcomes of all of your possible choices.
No longer are you needing to rely on your intellect alone, or on outside sources for your guidance. You carry around with you, within you, available 24/7, access to the wisdom of the bigger part of YOU in Spirit. The BIG YOU aspect that is pure wisdom, clear and undistracted.
Definition of Decide
At dictionary.reference.com, decide as a verb is defined as:
- to settle something in dispute or doubt and
- to make a judgment or determine a preference
When you decide something, you use the information on hand to settle something or make a judgment or determine your preference. Intuition, clear wisdom you receive within,
(more about what intuition is)
gives you additional straightforward and expert (no higher expert for you!) information for making good decisions.
”Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.”-Eileen Caddy
What Is A Good Decision?
What exactly constitutes a good decision? What may be a good choice for one person may be the worst one for another.
As Eric Hoffer said, “When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.”
Making good decisions for you means stepping outside of the box, following the beat of your own drum,
and your intuition, even if it differs from the opinions of others in your life, your social tribe.
(Click here to go to my trusting yourself meditation page.)
What may be a good choice for you now may be a bad choice in a day or a week. There may be a “window” of opportunity.
So good choices are individualized and timing is a factor as well.
Making good decisions also results in outcomes that work for you and feel good and right(at least for now - you can always make a new choice!). When I’ve made the best choice now for myself, I often get a feeling of relief or excitement or joy.
When I am making good decisions and I have a sense of conviction about them, I also have a sense of everything lining up to support me. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen.”
Decision-Making With Your Intellect
The most common way of making decisions is taught to us in our education in school and in society. It involves left-brain, logical, linear thinking processes in steps something like this:
- identify your problem
- gather information about your problem and possible solutions
- weigh the “pros and cons” to all possible solutions
- choose the possible solution with the most “pros”
- implement and then evaluate the effectiveness of your chosen solution
A totally intellectual way of decision-making will often work just fine. Until, that is, you question whether or not all of your choices are reflecting your inner Truth. And until you question what your inner Truth is!
Decision-Making With Your Intuition
”Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.”-Jonas Salk
There is not one common way, there are many different ways to use your intuition in making good decisions. You may still find yourself intuitively weighing “pros and cons” of potential solutions, or evaluating your chosen solution as you tune in to your intuition. The difference is that you are using your left brain logic guided and overseen by your right brain intuition. This helps you to see and create solutions that ring true for you, are in alignment with your inner Truth.
When you choose and commit to
developing your intuition
and using your intuition in your life, you have access to an expanded base of information in each moment, every step of the way.This includes receiving intuitive information and guidance about the best way for you to proceed in making good decisions.
You are led along the path of decision-making that is a custom fit for you. Steps may be added or left out, and what may seem like a detour may lead to a key piece of information or a solution you never considered.
Or, you may receive inner guidance from BIG YOU in Spirit to shelf the whole thing for a while and come back to making a decision later.
You follow your Inner Guidance and recognize the moments when you have the answers to your questions. And you know when a feeling you have is guidance or perhaps instead some form of ego resistance to the process.
You let go of having to have your solution in a certain way, at a certain time, with specifics you expect. You trust that when you are receptive to it, you will intuitively receive the perfect answers at the perfect time.
Sometimes making good decisions with intuition reveals underlying truths, like the importance of feeling good and taking care of yourself. You receive the clarity about what is more important to focus on than the original decision-making.
Other times, making any decision is the best decision. You may just be needing to align your good-feeling energy in any direction.
”Make a decision and then make the decision right. Line up your Energy with it. In most cases, it doesn’t really matter what you decide. Just decide. There are endless options that would serve you enormously well, and all or any one of them is better than no decision.”-Abraham/Esther Hicks
The creation of this work-in-progress website is a fun example of my creating with BIG ME in Spirit. I am tuning in to my intuition about what to write, how, and when. Many intuitive pearl decisions are strung together to create this website “necklace”.
Intuition Exercise For Making Good Decisions
First, are you familiar with how you tend to receive most of your intuitive information? If not, please read my article on
types of psychic abilities
to get a better idea of what is currently your easiest means of receiving your intuition. You will be using this information in the following making good decisions intuition exercise: (Please read it through first. Then either follow it by memory, have someone else read it to you, or record it on a tape recorder to play back to yourself.)
- Sit in a comfortable position, in a place where you will not be disturbed for about 15-20 minutes.
- Remind yourself of your energetic connection to the Earth, with your intention and perhaps with your feet flat on the floor.
- Close your eyes and take 3 slow and deep breaths, releasing body tension and distracting thoughts.
- If you’d like, you can at this point call on your angels or other spirit guides, or otherwise intend to raise your vibration by thinking an uplifting thought, feeling happy so you receive an answer from your highest possible frequency “place”.
- Now think about a decision you are wanting to make with the assistance of your intuition. For this meditation, make it a decision you already have 2 possible solutions for.
- For the first solution, ask yourself, “What would be the outcome of this solution?”
- From a receptive place (don’t judge whatever your impressions are!), notice what you experience. This is where the type of psychic ability you tend to use most comes in. (Some examples: If you tend to be visual (clairvoyant), it may be a picture or movie in your mind’s eye. If you tend to be auditory (clairaudient), you may hear a word/words or sound. If you tend to be kinesthetic or more aware of your body’s feelings (clairsentient), you may have a physical sensation.)
- If the impression you receive clearly lets you know if the first solution is a good one for you now, great! If not, you can ask what the image/sound/sensation/etc. means, and await another answer within. Keep asking for clarification until you are clear about what the outcome of the first solution would be.
- Repeat this process to determine what the outcome of the second solution would be for you.
- At this point, you are probably clear about which solution would be best for you. If not, you can ask within, “Would I be happier with the outcome of the first solution rather than the second?” and see what comes to you.
- When you are ready, wiggle your fingers and toes, stretch, open your eyes, take some more deep breaths, and bring your awareness back to the room you are in and your day.
- You might want to journal your experience, too.
Your Ongoing Decision-Making Adventure
”There are no choices that are really a detour that will take you far from where you are wanting to be – because your Inner Being is always guiding you to the next and the next. So don’t be concerned that you may make a fatal choice because there aren’t any of those. You are always finding your balance. It’s a never-ending process.”-Abraham/Esther Hicks
(more decisions quotes)
Making good decisions is an ongoing adventure. You make one decision, and then the circumstances of your life change and no longer feel good to you. So you make another choice. And on and on.
You are One with the bigger part of you in Spirit, regardless of the decisions you make. You are worthy of communication with your Inner Being/Soul/Higher Self/BIG YOU in Spirit! You are worthy, period! So enjoy making good decisions, and when they no longer fit for you, make new good decisions!! Life is meant to be fun!
Be BIG LOVE,
Last updated on October 21, 2011
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