Learn to choose using the wisdom of your heart

Learn to choose using the wisdom of your heart

It’s simple, but not easy to do. The more you practice it and the more sincere your intention is, the better you get at it. It’s like any other skill-the more you practice, the better you get. Don’t expect to be perfect the first time, so if you have a monumental decision to make, you might want to practice with some smaller decisions first.

Here’s one way:

Ground yourself–sit comfortably, take a few deep breaths and do whatever else works to help you relax and let go of the world and focus inward
Once you feel more calm and settled, state your intention to know/learn/see the truth
Pray for help
Ask your question
Begin doing a practice that takes you into your heart. I recommend Remembrance. If you’re not familiar with it, click here. When you’ve tried it a bit, come back here to finish.
Wait for your answer. Be patient. Your answer may come in a flash or it may come in an hour or it may be days. It may come as words you here or pictures you see or a knowing (you don’t know how you know; you just know). It may also come in the form of lyrics on the radio or something someone says to you or something that happens, or. . . or. . . or . . . If you don’t get an immediate answer, pay attention to your apparently stray thoughts or the things that happen to you over the next few hours or days.
When you’re sitting with Remembrance or whatever practice you’re doing, keep dropping in the question.
When you get your answer, you’ll know it. It will feel like truth. You may even start weeping. It may not be what your ego wants, but you’ll know the truth of it.
If you’re uncertain about an answer, keep asking until you feel confident in your answer.
Follow your guidance. If it turns out you listened to the wrong voice (it happens, particularly in the beginning), you will learn something about which voice is from God and which isn’t, so you’ll do better the next time.

If you would like to learn more about this practice and get help in doing it, I will be teaching a class beginning the week of September 21. See upcoming events for more info. If you’re reading this after that time, check to see if I’ve added any new sections of the class.

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