Sometimes even life’s smallest decisions can be difficult if we’re too focused in the physical realm. Fears, what-ifs and questions of practicality inhibit our ability to feel for the most enlivening option.
The other night, we were supposed to have salad for dinner, but we didn’t want salad! We wanted pizza instead. Even though it wasn’t the “healthiest” option, nor was it what we had planned for, it was what we wanted. After we made the decision to trust our literal guts, we remembered to check some avocados we had ripening in a paper bag. We were surprised to find they would be ready the next day (we expected longer). It turned out the timing worked out perfectly to have the salad the next day!
The next day, we were trying to decide if we should upgrade to the pro version of a plug-in on our website. We had been putting it off, not wanting to spend the money. Maybe the more “practical” option would be to not spend the money, but penny-pinching didn’t feel good. It felt way better to invest in our business and know it would help us grow. We know that just by feeling better about our site, it will help us attract more abundance.
You always have a gut feeling. You always have an answer that you hear right away when you ask yourself what you want. And then your mind takes over and starts trying to tell you what you should do. This exercise helps you drown out all the “shoulds” by feeling for what feels best. You can always trust how you feel. As Abraham-Hicks teaches, your emotions are your guidance system. If the choice feels good, you’re on the right track. If it doesn’t feel good, you know it’s not right for you.