Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
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In all parts of our lives, we must make decisions. Little decisions,
big decisions, monumental decisions. Some "decisions" are so natural that
we may not even consider them decisions. Decisions are choices. Decisions
focus our attention.
A Higher Vibration
It is not your imagination, there truly is an influx of creative energy. The energy is a
lighter, finer vibration. With it come so many ideas and possibilities
that we must be more selective than ever.
As we continue to gain greater mastery over the physical plane, we are able to make grander and
grander decisions. It is important to let go of old paradigms of rules and
decisions and decision-making processes. For example, fear-based decisions
will become obsolete. They are part of the old paradigm. Now, that is
really something special to look forward to!
To live in the new paradigm, we must become more aware, more conscious in all aspects of our
lives. It is a time of enlightenment, of lightening up, of light. Freedom
accompanies enlightenment. Empowering humor lifts us into this higher
vibration. Kindness and listening and empathy are also companions in this
In addition to becoming more conscious of the
content of our decisions, we must become aware of the consciousness with
which we make our decisions. As we increase our awareness of our
decision-making process and the actions that follow our decisions, we also
enhance our understanding of the decision itself.
As you reflect on your own personal experiences over the last, say, three months, consider
the decisions you have chosen to make. You may, of course, feel that you
were forced to make some of these decisions. Consider, also, HOW you made
Decisions on Basic Needs
We make conscious choices related to basic needs. Where to live? What to eat? How
much to eat? Whether or not to lock a door or a drawer?
In most parts of the world over the last few years, we have been challenged with
life-threatening and/or lifestyle-threatening events or conditions.
Dramatic environmental circumstances get our attention and help us clarify
what is important. We slow down and re-evaluate when the wind-chill factor
is -60 or after an earthquake destroys a bridge on a major route.
Decisions on Relationships
We constantly make decisions about and in relationships. These need to be more conscious. To enter,
stay, or leave a personal relationship? Where, when, and how much to give
emotionally? When to say "no"? How to manage the boss? Who to trust with
Every relationship we engage in has the potential of teaching us deeply about ourselves. We may seek out a
relationship because we are intrigued by the other person. Yet, the real
reason for engaging is to discover more deeply about ourselves.
Decisions on Livelihood and Lifestyle
Decisions related to livelihood and lifestyle must also be made consciously. How to balance
personal and professional time? How aligned is job with life mission? Are
we ready to give up the drudgery, the struggle? How can joy be brought
into all aspects of life?
We have all come to earth to be someone
special and to do something special. We are not here by accident (in spite
of careless parental comments). We are not here to generate money (in
spite of organizational objectives and consensus beliefs). We are here to
fulfill a higher purpose. It is essential that we all recognize and accept
our mission and play it out in a joyous way.
The way in which we live -- our lifestyle -- also needs to be in harmony with our mission.
Living in poverty or fear is sometimes in alignment with a soul's mission,
but not nearly as often as we observe this way of living. As the higher
vibrations of love and peace integrate with the denser vibrations that we
have experienced on the planet, fears will drop away. Fear or greed will
not motivate us to accumulate material possessions. We will live
differently knowing that all our needs are provided in the perfect time.
Earthquakes and fires and floods will be unnecessary if we awaken and
balance by choice.
Decisions on Global Issues
Each of us makes personal choices about global issues. How to see the planet as a
living, breathing organism that needs to be nurtured? What actions to take
that support sustaining life on earth? How to relate to homelessness,
poverty, hunger as global issues rather than isolated, personal issues?
Sometimes we confuse a global issue with a local or individual
one. We may believe that conflict in Belfast, Northern Ireland or Bosnia
is not relevant to our own lives. We are all one, though, and soon we can
no longer deny the impact we have on each other.
Decisions on and from Spirit
We all have to make the ultimate decision, within our
own depth about our relationship to the Divine. In what position to place
Spirit or God or a Higher Power? How much of our spiritual life to expose?
How much to trust inner guidance?
Humanity is becoming more aware of Spirit. We can no longer hide who we are. It is a powerful, exciting,
wondrous time. It is a time to make a choice for Spirit. We are Spirit.
Decisions made with High Intention
Decisions made with the intention that they serve the highest good of all concerned have a rich
quality. It is a quality far different from a decision made from fear or
greed or habit or peer pressure.
Clients often ask my advice on a decision facing them. Sometimes I express an opinion; more often I offer a
variety of suggestions. And more and more I am finding myself saying, "The
final decision you make is not nearly as important as the consciousness
with which you make this decision."
© Jeanie Marshall