The topic of what to do with your free will and how to reconcile it with the guidance you receive is such a source of conflict for so many people that it deserves additional comments, according to my Angels.  Has not nearly everyone a sad story entitled, “I knew what I should do, but I didn’t follow my gut feelings”? 

From knowing that we’re marrying the wrong person—as we’re walking down the aisle, no less— to leaving our umbrellas at home, to— enter failure to follow gut feelings— here, we have all been there, done that, and have obtained multiple T-shirts.  So what keeps preventing us from following that still, small voice?  Some of it is fear:  fear of the unknown, fear of what others will say about us,  fear of the “devil”,  fear of the consequences.  Some of it is pride:  even though I have heard clear guidance, my way is better.  Some of it is incomplete information:  your Guides:  “take your umbrella”;  you:  “but it’s sunny outside right now” and then ten minutes later you’re in a downpour because you didn’t see that huge black cloud five miles away, heading for you at top speed, but your Guides saw it.

Why should we follow guidance, anyway?  The most obvious answer is, because your life is better when you follow guidance than when you don’t.  Ignoring guidance means that you get yourself into a mess from which you must then extricate yourself (usually messily) and then you have to backtrack to the point before the mess and begin again.  Whew!  That’s a lot of effort for having said “no” to guidance.  A fine example of this last statement is that of knowing you’re marrying the wrong person, but doing it anyway.  Without a doubt that marriage will end in divorce, but not after much, perhaps years, of unhappiness.  There may be children involved.  Relatives will have taken sides.  Finances will be entangled.  Divorce lawyers will suck you dry.  Recriminations, tears, horror stories abound when these marriages unravel.  In the final analysis it would have saved everyone oceans of tears and heartache to have called off the wedding and faced ridicule/derision/lack of approval at the time, rather than having to face it (and more) at a later date. 

This example is not meant to frighten anyone into following guidance, rather, it attempts to point out the extreme importance of following it.  The advantage is obvious:  since your Guides and Angels have your best interests at heart, always, it makes sense to follow their advice.  Following their advice helps you to be happy and content.  Not following it brings more pain and a sense of having wasted years of life that would have been better spent.  Trust me, I am speaking to this through the hard voice of experience.

What can you do about it?  Practice trusting.  In small steps.  Slow down.  When you get a clear message, stop your headlong rush and pay attention.  When you get that clear message and you automatically think, “no, I’m going to do something different” stop, replay the message in your head, then abandon your own idea of what to do and follow guidance.  Practice, practice, practice.  Keep your ego in check.  It hasn’t helped you in the past, what makes you think it will help you in the present?  Pay attention to your feelings as you follow your guidance and most importantly, after you have followed it.  What was the result?  Did you have a positive outcome?  Contrast that with what would have happened had you followed your own idea.  Were you better or worse off for having followed guidance?  All of this helps you to develop trust that your Guides and Angels are truly out for your best interests and helps you help them help you.

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1   Sonia    
May 2nd, 2010 at 10:01 am

Hi Again…

I am truly enjoying reading your writings. Thank you for sharing.

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