This is not an easy question to answer because some people think their ego desires are their hearts desires. Not everyone is aligned with the desire of their higher self. We have a lot of narcissists in our society who are cut off from their intuition and the guidance of their higher self. People are often uncertain as to what and who they follow for their guidance. This is because they lack the full understanding of their higher self and why they should choose their higher selves desires over the desires of their ego. And perhaps they don’t have the will power to align with their higher self, and in the case of narcissists, they will not have the ability.
There are only these two choices for guidance. We are either following the choice of our ego or our higher self and yes, sometimes both of these will make the same choice, which of course makes the decision easier. How can we tell the difference in our choices? If it is an important choice, we should give our self some time, if possible, to be sure of the decision. I practice feeling and hearing the answer, and then I shut off my intellect and use a pendulum to confirm the answer with my higher self. I will also ask the question in different ways to make sure of the answer I am getting. Once I feel I have the correct answer, I will follow it. This is the method I have been using for years.
We can also practice trying on the different choices and paying attention to what the alternative feels like. Some people work with the tarot cards for confirmations or the I-Ching. When we get to a stage on our path, where we recognize it is essential always to follow our higher self, this is what we do. If we do something else other than this, for whatever reason, we will be haunted by the choice and never feel good about the decision we made and not following our spirit.
All the choices we make are to teach us to learn to follow our spirit in all things… following our spirit becomes our heart’s desire and what we want above all else. I hope this answers your question.
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