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When we are struggling to make a decision, we can use affirmations or prayers to help us. 

 

A prayer, such as, "Dear God, I have no idea of what to do; guide me and I will follow. I release my

PART 2.  WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP ME MAKE A DECISION?

 

When we are struggling to make a decision, we can use affirmations or prayers to help us. 

 

A prayer, such as, "Dear God, I have no idea of what to do; guide me and I will follow. I release my will to your wisdom and I take responsibility for my decision.”  If you cannot say this prayer, then make note of why and therein you can find the beginning of understanding why you cannot make a decision and even from this you can catch a hint of the guidance Heaven is giving you in terms of what your wisest choice in the situation would be.

 

An affirmation to use is, “My perfect answer to my question of ________________ is clear to me now.  I trust and put this answer into action for my good and the good of all concerned.”

 

AN EXERCISE FOR DISCOVERING YOUR GOALS AND VALUES REGARDING YOUR CHOICES…

 

  1. Find a comfortable chair that supports your back so you can thoroughly relax. Get a writing pad and instrument (pen or pencil to capture your thoughts as necessary). You may find it helpful to close your eyes and look up and imagine you see a window in the top of your head. Gently allow your awareness to rise inside you until it goes right out that window and is now floating above your body.
  2. What are you thinking about doing? For instance, moving to a new location. What are your options? Example: Stay in Los Angeles or move to New York.
  3. What do you want? State your reply in positive terms. For instance, I have the opportunity for a new job that provides me “greater success.” Or, “I want to get away from my toxic spouse who abuses me and my daughter.”
  4. How can you make this goal happen? How will you know when you have achieved it? What will you see, hear and feel at that time?
  5. When, where and with whom do you want it?
  6. What effects will this goal have or create for you?
  7. Your answers will indicate what there is about the goal or desire that you value.

 

Your answer will also reveal the direction of your motivation (toward or away-from).  For example, if it is to achieve greater success, it is toward a goal (examples of this are to achieve, gain, experience, or attain). However, stated differently, your goals and values may be “away-from;” for example, stating your motivation as to avoid problems, to get relief, or to get out from under a bad situation.

 

Your answers can also allow you to see the big picture and deal with routine issues and to stay focused when dealing with other people.

 

Another suggestion is to make your goals and values BIG. Make them in color, three-dimensional, with stereophonic sound, and have voices featured that are encouraging. These features will make your goals compelling and sustaining for the positive outcome you surely seek in your decision making.

 

The writing pad and pen are the final step. You might find it useful to capture your insights in writing and review them in a day or two. Then you can allow your dreams to provide input (night time review).

 

When goals and values are stated in positive terms they are very powerful motivators.

 

 

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