We all have free will, which is great. But our free choices can also take us off of the path we hoped for before we came to Earth.
Our spirit guides are always giving us signs and nudges towards our highest path for this life, but it's up to us to listen.
Have you tried doing something that's not right for you, and got a tiny nudge that told you it wasn't right?
If you don't listen to the nudge and keep trying, it turns into a rock, then a boulder, and then a brick wall. That's your spirit guide trying to tell you that's not right for you.
Everything that happens to us is because of our choices, whether in this life or a past life.
Nothing ever just happens to us. Once we realize that, we can start to see that we truly have control and can choose to make our lives exactly what we want.
There are many different paths we can choose to take in our lives. If we listen and pay attention, we can take our highest path.
We are all meant to be abundant and happy. But it's up to us to take the action towards it.
It may not be easy, but there's always at least one choice we can make and action we can take to get on a better path.
Here are 15 tips on harnessing your free will for your highest good.
1. Listen to your inner self and center yourself as much as possible.
Our inner self is always helping us out, we just need to make a point to listen!
Consistent meditation is very helpful with that.
2. Pay attention to signs.
Don't ignore them!
There's always a deeper meaning in everything, so take the time to look deeper. Looking at just the surface level won't get you far.
Really open up and look deeper!
3. Know that the intention behind everything you do is very important.
Look deep at the intent behind what you are doing.
Are you doing it to get back at someone? Or are you doing it to stroke your own ego?
Take the time to think about the deeper reason why you are doing something.
4. Pay attention to the lessons that show up in your life.
There's always at least one lesson showing up for you to learn and grow from at any point in your life. If you can see it and learn it the first time, it will prevent it from showing up in your life over and over.
When it has to repeat over and over, it usually comes in the form of a harder struggle each time to get you to notice.
So, noticing sooner can save you a lot of trouble!
5. Set intentions for what you want in your life.
If you don't set intentions often, it's like you're going through life aimlessly waiting for something to happen.
Our spirit guides want to help us create the life we want, but if we aren't clear with our intentions they can't help us with it.
Also, the more intentions you set and prayers you send out, the stronger our prayer and intention signal become, which makes it easier for them to come to fruition and are taken more seriously.
If we don't make clear what we want, it can't happen.
6. Focus on what you do want, not what you don't want.
If you focus on what you don't want, you're giving it energy and more of that will show up in your life.
Our actions create and show the universe what we want. If we focus on things we don't want, we're going to get what we don't want, over and over.
So, pay attention to what you focus on.
Don't give what or who you don't want any energy. When something happens that you do want, celebrate it and maybe do a little dance or something and show the universe that you want more of that!
Take time out to say "thank you" for what you do want! Make it clear that you want more of it in your life!
7. Practice writing down at least five things you're grateful for every day.
This shows the universe that you're grateful for what you have and opens it up for more to come into your life.
For those of you that think you don't have anything to be grateful for, there's always something — a roof over your head, hot water, food, legs, arms, vision, hearing, etc.
The more you focus on being grateful for what you do have, the better.
8. Take action towards getting what you want.
Nothing will just happen — you must take physical action towards it. Remember, you have free will and your actions create everything in your life.
It can be scary sometimes to take new action but it's always worth it. So many people think over and over about something they want but never take the steps to actually get it.
Don't let fear stop you from creating the life you want! It's never too late!
9. Enjoy yourself!
We're here to experience ourselves in the physical form, so make it an enjoyable experience!
So many people worry too much and take things too seriously.
One of the most common things I hear from spirits is that they wish they didn't worry as much and that they enjoyed themselves more.
10. Stay in the present moment.
So many people let things pass by without fully experiencing it.
Be present in each moment. We only ever have the now, so experience it fully!
11. Don't stay anywhere longer than is good for you out of guilt or for any reason.
This includes relationships, jobs, etc. It's important for your soul to learn and move on and not get stuck in a pattern that is not good for you.
There's always a better choice. It may not always be easy but it's worth it.
12. Don't bother with revenge or punishing someone for perceived wrongdoing.
Karma will take care of it.
If we seek revenge, we only add to our karma.
13. Love yourself and know that you deserve the best.
Let go of any guilt or insecurities. Don't let the past hold you back.
Release yourself from that chain, so you can move forward.
14. Always be yourself.
Changing who you are for someone else will never allow you to move forward.
15. Always focus on using more of your purpose gift in your life.
That's the key to creating the life you want. The more you use it and align with it, the better!
You're here to express yourself, and that is who you are on the deepest soul level.
Use these tips to choose your highest path available to you and experience your life the way you want to — that's why you're here.
Kristine Carlson is a psychic medium, advanced soul realignment practitioner, life coach, and author. You can get a convenient, personal email reading, clearing, or personal coaching from Kristine on her website.
This article was originally published at Psychic Medium Readings By Kristine’s Blog. Reprinted with permission from the author.