PRAY FOR GUIDANCE AND SIGNS

When you're in doubt, pray for guidance. Reach out to your intuition and you'll encourage it to get stronger. Move out of the drama and search for a solution from a higher level.

When you ask for guidance, ask how to best support your life plan with the highest spiritual solution. It's difficult to discern if God is talking to you, or if your ego is talking to you. Often your ego will give you the answers you want to hear.

How can you be sure your guidance is from God and your soul, rather than from your ego? Ask yourself these four questions.

1) Is this information good for all concerned?
2) Is the information moral?
3) Does this idea demonstrate love?
4) Does this idea have a higher purpose?

Start by asking for guidance regarding the little things. Ask your intuition where you should go to dinner or which movie to rent at the video store.

It is hardest to pray for guidance when you are emotionally invested in the answer. Asking "Should I call my ex-lover and get back together with him/her?" is a loaded question. Generally, you shouldn't take actions that are based in emotional tension. When everything in you wants to do something, it's probably best not to do that thing!

In a similar way, when you hear guidance and think it doesn't pertain to you, it most likely does! When your ego's ideas are challenged by your soul, denial is a common knee-jerk reaction. Instead of rejecting the idea or brushing it off, take the time to ponder it.

It's nearly impossible to receive or follow guidance when you are emotionally invested in the situation. When you're attached-to a particular answer, you can be resistant to other solutions. Then you are plunged into drama. You are a wise soul and don't need to get stuck in those crazy dramas! If you can pull yourself out of those emotional pits, you're going to move much faster. Don't allow your mind to get into a tailspin about what you should or shouldn't have done.

If the guidance you receive is something you don't want to do, or something that challenges you, do it! Your soul knows your next step and how to support you in taking it, so make a point to get in contact with your inner guidance through meditation!

If you're asking yourself, "What is my next step?” you can be sure that there is an answer waiting to be delivered. Take the time to meditate and go within. You wouldn't be asking if there wasn't an answer that your soul wants to give you. Your soul is creating divine unrest so you will wonder about your life. Meditate and you will know what to do, when to do it and how to do it. This is why it's crucial to create a solid foundation of meditation so you can tune in with your Higher Self.

If you find yourself in a tricky situation, don't feel sorry for yourself Ask, "OK God, what do am I to learn from this circumstance? I want to take responsibility and use this as a step in my spiritual growth. Give me the understanding, God!" And you will get the understanding. It is fine to demand support from God. Demand passionately! Strongly say, "God, I want to move forward!! Help me!! I will take the steps I need to take. Show me what they are!" This dynamic energy will magnetize the solution to you.

Don't hesitate to ask God! Don't be afraid to say, "I want an answer! I want it today!! And if you don't give it to me today, I'll scream at you tomorrow, God!!" It works because it is a powerful vibration. This is not a halfhearted desire. It is urgent and sincere. Start looking for answers once you've asked.

God will give you all kinds of signs. So ask for them and look for them -- in songs, in books, on billboards, or through your intuition. That gives you a great security and will ease your fears.

Once you get in tune with making choices in this manner, it becomes easier. It is a visceral experience. You will feel the energy throughout your whole body and will know it's the right thing to do. You won't be fueled by your emotions, but from the center of your being.