Why would a person want to take the time effort to learn about subtle energy (Qi)? After all, it is not physical, and for many, they don't think it even exists. But if you are one of those people who has a desire to know WHO you are, or WHY you are here, or want to feel and have a more PURPOSEFUL life, learning about and using subtle energy can provide you with the tools to get your answers. Learning to sense and direct subtle energy can have a huge impact on your life. It can provide you with the ability to have more moments of wonder and awe than you ever thought possible.
SENSING SUBTLE ENERGY
You can use the skills of sensing subtle energy to help you tune in for guidance and answers. The ability to sense subtle energy also is a way for you to increase your ability to experience more joy and pleasure in life. Having the skills to tune in and feel subtle energy can provide you with what is like having your own personal key to unlock doors of wonder you may not have known existed.
Being able to sense subtle energy can also provide you with your own personal alert system - a way to pull you towards better decisions, or warn you about choices that will cause you havoc. The ability to sense subtle energy is one of the keys in learning how to develop spiritual gifts.
DIRECTING SUBTLE ENERGY
You can learn to direct, move, and use subtle energy for many purposes. Being able to direct subtle energy can also help with your health and wellness. Learning how to direct subtle energy within your body is a way for you to improve your health. You can also learn to direct subtle energy to project your spiritual self to the astral plane (heaven) where you can obtain more knowledge and insight for your life. You can also learn to direct subtle energy to move through time. With this skill, you may be able to return briefly to a moment in your past and provide comfort, support, or even to make a different decision..
HOW YOU CAN DEVELOP SKILLS OF SENSING & DIRECTING SUBTLE ENERGY
From my experience, the skills to sense and direct subtle energy can be learned and developed.
When you hear someone gossiping or complaining about someone else, be aware, the complaints being shared are really how this person views himself.
We see our own reflection in others - be it good or bad. What you project is what is reflected back.
The energy of the 2nd chakra is associated with truth and it is this energy that helps a person become a truth-sayer. But projecting truth needs to be focused on the positive truths. If you project negative truths you can not discern the positive truths. Your abilities become clouded and you lose the truth-sayer ability. Therefore, honest and true motives are imperative to truth-saying. This is part of the trap. As your motives become slightly tainted, you begin to perceive slightly tainted truths, which further taints your motives, which taints your perceptions, which taints your motives, which taints your perceptions, and on and on until you become subjugated by others fear, desires, and motives.
Future sensing is a spiritual gift associated with the 3rd chakra energy. To develop this gift, you not only need to cultivate 3rd chakra energy, but you also need to be able to sense and interpret the messages associated with this energy.
Here is a technique I sometimes use to help me conduct future sensing with a specific question or concern I may have.
I have noticed when I seek information about my personal life and future, however, the images I receive may be partial or a bit cloudy or even hard to grasp. I believe this is because my feelings sometimes will cloud my senses, or at other times, my Higher Self doesn't want me to know, or because my future is very subject to change and would cause more angst.
This technique of going into a meditative state, connecting with SOURCE (and also the Prime Radiant) to view the future, is one way I am able to use the spiritual gift of future sensing.
If you are interested in improving your ability to receive spiritual communication and messages from the astral plane, there are many different tools you can use to improve the quality of your spiritual energy to help you in the messaging process. I call them tools, because you use them to improve your spiritual energy which is used to help improve your spiritual experiences.
When you travel to the astral plane, or when you start allowing communication to come to you from the other planes, the messages will come to you first in ways you are used to receiving spiritual, subtle messages. This may be with dreams, or in meditations, or with music and songs, for example. It may even come in thoughts or via telepathy. In time, and with experience, you will be learn how to distinguish these types of subtle messages from other types of communication.
The ability to receive communication from the astral plane is one of the benefits of cultivating spiritual, subtle energy.
Extra Sensory Perception, ESP, is the ability to sense, take in, and use information beyond the usual and normal senses we typically use (seeing, touching, smelling, hearing, tasting). ESP means you use and have the ability to use “extra” sensory receptors. The extra sensory can be related in instincts. It can also be related to sensing another person’s character. It can be associated with sensing the Earth’s energy points where there is a collection of life force energy. It may also be connected with the ability to sense the past as well as the future.
ESP is most usually connected with the spiritual aspect of your being. ESP usually is associated with a person’s ability to tap in and use spiritual energy. ESP can be used as an additional resource to help a person receive input and information that can be used to make better decisions and choices.
Here are some different types of ESP experiences
- Sensing the personality and character of another person
- Feeling, seeing, or smelling the essence of a person who is no longer living
- Sensing the communication from animals
- Sensing the energy of plants
- Sensing the weather changes
- Sensing the earth energy points and heart centers
- Sensing energy within your body; vibrations, energy flow, or energy leaving/entering your body
- Sensing yourself expand beyond your physical constraints of your body
- Sensing the kundalini energy within you
- Sensing the energy of another person’s presence that you cannot see
- Sensing another person’s thoughts within your mind and differentiating those thoughts from your own
- Sensing the future or the past
- Sensing truth
- Recalling and interpreting dreams
- Astral Projection
- Sensing other timelines and/or dimensions
You may already have experienced some of these ESP moments in your life. Each of these sensory abilities takes spiritual energy. The good news is that we have the ability to learn how to become more sensitive to these types of experiences and even to create additional spiritual energy that may be used to develop different extra sensory perception abilities.
One of the reasons why we want to use the spiritual development tools and develop the spiritual gifts is to improve and refine our spiritual energy is so we can be more receptive to spiritual communication and messages. We want to be able to receive these messages and interpret them.
Messages may be sent from our Higher Self or from our Spiritual Guide and can help guide is in our life. John U.K., a mid-causal teacher, shared some pointers on receiving messages, inspiration, and ideas. He also shared ideas on how to allow the ideas and concepts to expand and become an insight.
First of all, your Spiritual Guide works through your Higher Self. Your Higher Self obviously knows what yourself wants and therefore can assist your Spiritual Guide in knowing what message and thought(s) to share.
These different types of messages and their energy frequencies can be shared with you as a thought, or a hunch, a dream, a meditation, or as a feeling. The message will be sent to you with the hope, anticipation, and/or expectation you will receive it, interpret the information, and use it to help you in your life.These are some of the different types of thoughts that may be used:
A thought of inspiration, where all at once things seem clear, is an intuitive thought or feeling. Thoughts which clarify and seem to provide answers that and are clear are intuitive thoughts. These are the strongest types of thoughts. They also are the least frequent.
Hunches or Feelings
The most common type of thought is the and perhaps the most difficult to understand are hunches or feelings. They are impressions and in order to validate the, you have to try them out. By doing so your experience will further your receptive nature in the future.
Open Mind Intuitive Thought
The open mind intuitive thought process is where you allow thoughts to come freely to your mind from outside spiritual sources.
Ponderings are thoughts that have no apparent answers but they allow you to explore and collect a vast array of information and to catch hold of different strings of ideas allowing you to wander to new concepts. Once an idea attracts your attention, the idea is not to closely focus on it but to allow it to generate further concepts and paths to new ideas and insights.
This is a technique that may be used when one cannot spare the amount of time required for a full meditation or if it would not be socially accepted to do so. The objective is to allow the mind to have its freedom within limits.
Testing Your Thoughts
How do you know if your thoughts are from "you" versus from your Spiritual resources? Often you won't know unless the thought came from completely "out of the blue" and has no context to other things you were thinking about. The important thing is learning to receive the messages and interpret the message. The more you do this, the more refined this skill becomes and the interpretation of the message may become almost immediate and in real time.
The more you set aside quiet time to ponder and/or day dream, you will be providing opportunities to fine tune your spiritual energies and abilities to receive and interpret the spiritual communication from your Higher Self and Spiritual Guide(s).
Progress in a forward direction always causes disruptions. These disruptions may produce feelings of inadequacy. These feelings may be accompanied by thoughts that life is not progressing in the proper pace or direction. These feelings are produced because you are stretching into areas you are unaccustomed to an unused to.
As you gain wisdom and knowledge you will see there are times of greater importance and times of lesser importance in your life. Different occasions in your life will have greater importance and others will have less importance. During those times of less importance, you will most likely be preparing yourself for the next leap forward. As your desires come into focus, then the leap or next step is becoming closer and more clear. This is the natural process of spiritual growth and personal transformation.
Personality sensing is a spiritual gift which uses the energy of the first chakra. It also requires the development to be sensitive to receiving the energy and then interpreting the energy, or messages, from that energy. Personality sensing is not a skill that comes quickly. It is also not something that happens immediately; it requires time to analyze and reflect upon your impressions of that person.
You are constantly receiving input of information from their energetic self to your energetic self, and while you develop this skill, you need to take the time to reflect and analyze your impressions after meeting and interacting with a person.
These impressions will your feelings and impressions to your consciousness. At the initial time of their reception, you may find it confusing because of their constant input. However, once the input has stopped, then you have time to reflect upon the impressions made and can draw a conclusion.
There are several levels of conclusions about personalities. People are not one dimensional but generally have multiple facets. These multiple aspects, or facets, can change with time or situations. In other words, one person may be trustworthy in one situation and not in another. Therefore, as you gain experience with interpreting these feelings or intuitive insights, you will be able to recognize the aspects of the personality and how they relate to each situation.
For example, you may have met someone in a business facet and had a negative impression. Perhaps you felt distrust, of a sense of control. Then later, in another interaction, such as in a nonbusiness setting, your impression may change. This could indicate to be cautious with this person in business dealings with this person.
Now a word of caution about personality sensing. Many people have learned to project a false sense of security. These individuals are often considered con artists. They have learned through experience they can project feelings of confidence to others. Therefore, in personality sensing, one needs to overlook what is apparent and seek that which is underlying by reacting to your first impressions.
Often the concepts that come to bear on the earth are often created first on the Astral Plane. It is as if the astral plane is where the blueprint and trial begins, and then the information is sent from the Astral to the Physical Plane (earth). Sometimes those who work on the problem on the Astral will then be born and bring forward these same ideas they worked on from the Astral. Often it is as there is an unspoken drive in an individual that makes sure this individual works on the same project so they can bring forth the solution they developed on the Astral.
This was the case with Alexander Graham Bell, who created the telephone as well as the Wright Brothers who invented the airplane. So, too was the automobile first created on the astral plane. But unlike the process of the telephone and airplane where the initiator was born and grew up carrying the life plan to bring forward the solution created on the astral, the automobile solution was different. The automobile solution was transferred through using astral-to-physical-plane communication, such as thoughts, ponderings, dreams, meditations, etc. It was through these mechanisms that solutions were being shared to a large number of individuals. The concept was similar to throwing out seeds hoping that many of the ideas would take hold, root, and grow.
John UK, my Spiritual Guide and Teacher, said the concept of the Internet was first created on the astral plane. He said there was a group of champions on the Astral who saw the need to connect and share data and information quickly and easily. The solution was a worldwide network . Later some of these champions were born on the physical with their charted life plan was to create the internet. John UK said the primary champion of the Internet concept on the Astral Plane was a person by the name of Al Gore. John UK said this was one of the reasons VP Gore felt such an ownership to the internet; it had been his idea on the Astral Plane, and on the physical plane, he worked to clear the federal pathways to make this happen.
The expansion of the definition of a community and how we communicate in these new communities concepts was first created and launched on the astral plane. Communities of similar energy and purpose were created and these communities connected people throughout the Astral plane.
Later this same model and concept was transferred from the Astral Plane to the Physical Plane. The results saw new tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, and other community building methods. These new forms of communication and connection unleashed new definitions of what a community is and brought people together who shared similar goals. Now, communication and coordination can be almost immediate and distance and geography are no longer the same kind of barrier.
What we are now experiencing in this stage of humanity's development is that more and more ideas will be coming from the Astral Plane. More solutions to problems will be available for those who desire to connect and be part of this new resource pool. Those who learn to connect and listen to that inner voice of communication from the Astral may have a more purposeful driven life.
People who can learn to connect and communicate with the Astral will be the ones can take those new ideas and seeds and use them to improve not only their own life, but the worlds. We have the opportunity to improve our world much more easily than we ever have before.
The Tao fragmented and created the earth, plants, animals, and other life forms. This fragmentation provided a lot more opportunities for the Tao to learn, grow, and develop. In this fragmentation process, we humans also came to be. Essentially we are fragmentations of the Tao.
In this role of being a fragment of the Tao, we have a purpose that is in our very being - to have different life experiences than what the Tao has already experienced. The Tao desires diversity so having a palette of diversity in races, cultures, economic strata, education, beliefs, values, sexual orientation, rules, etc. has merit for the Tao. These types of diverse groups will also create opportunities to create unity, support, sameness, AND conflict - all of which the Tao desires because it provides a framework for different types of life experiences and choices.
If a person can plan or comprehend an experience, then they must have, by the very nature of understanding the experience, an experience of that experience. In other words, if you can imagine it, then you already have experienced part of it. Therefore, if the purpose of the Tao is to discover or broaden your experiences, then planning your experiences is self defeating. The Tao did not plan experiences, but only a mechanism or a type of engine to generate a grand diversity of experiences through uncontrolled interactions.
So, the bottom line is, there is going to be conflict and drama. There will be times when you want to embrace your sameness and unity with the group, and other times when you want to honor your differences and uniqueness. In addition, you will have times when you are pulled towards being on the outside, and other times when you be drawn to coming back to the herd. This mechanism provides a way for the Tao to have diverse experiences, diverse problems, as well as diverse solutions - all through YOU. After all, you are a part of the Tao and as such, are providing something the Tao may not have ever experienced before.
Why is there a time lag from astral travel to the time when you gain insight, wisdom, and understanding?
You obtain information on the astral level much like a computer does – in large batches very quickly; mostly-raw data. It takes a period of time for the mind to first comprehend and then visualize this data, for as the energy body receives it, there is no visualization that accompanies it. Simply, the way knowledge is passed by is the knowing process. You simply know the information without experiencing or visualizing it. The mental mind, however, cannot put this to use unless it places some reference to it in the physical plane. So, it creates visualizations and experiences that allow the information to become useful. This is why there is a time lag.
I t may become possible that the understanding of the information can be instantaneous with much experience, or if the astral travel experience was uniquely strong or unusual. If the mind is accepting of the situation, it is able to visualize and experience the data. If travel was unexpected, or you were unprepared for it the mind may simply ignore the experience or may create some story to try to understand it, which may be a complete fabrication. In other words, you travel and create visualization, which is useful.
Your dreams will broaden as your astral travel experience increases. New insights and wisdom and understanding of past and future will increase through your dreams. The mental mind accepts information; especially details better in this fashion.
We all have the ability to create, develop, and expand our own spiritual experiences through cultivating and using spiritual energy. This is sometimes called the Force, or the Life Force, or Qi. We can use this nonphysical, spiritual energy resource for
These subtle energy skills and abilities become a part of your soul and being. As a result, they won't leave you when you die but will be a part of your inner being forever.
The yin/yang symbol includes an understanding and awareness of opposites with the dynamic process of change and flow. Through this movement, we can gain an understanding of not only how things change, but also how these opposites can help us clarify concepts due to their differences (black vs white).
We use these same yin/yang principles of opposing concepts in our everyday life. This ability to conceptualize and understand different points of view (of ideas, values, lifestyles, or choices, etc) helps us define and clarify our own beliefs and ideas, or what we want, what we want to be, or what we even know and understand.
For example, how often do you find yourself trying to decide what you want to do and you can't quite clarify what you want. This can happen when you are faced with any choice. You may not know what you want for dinner, or what music to listen to, or what movie to watch. You just aren't sure, so you start to think about or even list the things you DON'T want. Those things are clearer to you. Knowing what you DON'T want helps you narrow the field to help you identify what you DO want. When this happens, you are using the yin/yang concept to help sift through and clarify your feelings, ideas, and even next steps.
This is the same process that is happening today in the USA election process. There are many Republican candidates running, but one person is standing out; Donald Trump. His openness and off-the-cuff remarks are, for some people, helping them to clarify their pent up anger and unexpressed or unsupported frustrations. For others, Trump is helping them clarify and articulate who they are NOT and what they don't want America to represent.
There is a purpose and reason for having this type of opposing processes. It provides an open forum of exposure to help us clarify our beliefs, ideas, and next steps. It helps us decide who we think we are or who we want to become.
Dreams that are significant have a unique feeling about them. Those that are truly important and have a deep personal meaning which will be strongly felt and long remembered.
If you feel confused about the dream, most likely the dream is not important.
Dreams relating to the future, or a past life, or ones with spiritual gifts will have a feeling of surety. They will FEEL significant.
So, in reality, there is a broad gradation of dreams. Those which are the most important will be the ones with the strongest feelings.
There is such as thing as spiritual abuse. It is relatively a minor problem, and stems from the fact there are certain people who, for whatever reason, have become so unbalanced they wish to destroy good feelings.
These individuals usually try to destroy good feelings by perpetrating acts of injustice and evil. In other words, they try to destroy and pollute positive energy and feelings and try to pollute it.
This happens because those individuals are unbalanced and do not find enjoyment in these types of positive feelings. They prefer darkness or the negative to those that are positive. In other words, they seek negative feedback.
As a rule, most of these types of individuals people who generate good feelings as well as location we know as earth or heart centers. However, there are a few who are strong willed enough who try to destroy rather than improve, and thereby try to produce negative feelings in a place which is positive. This damage, however, is usually just for a short period of time, because as a living creation, self cleansing of this negative energy can occur, in an earth energy center as well as within a human being.
The kundalini experience is often thought of as a snake lying asleep at the first chakra point, and it awakens and the energy moves up, around, and through each chakra, bursting out as a shower of subtle energy from your head, and recycling through the earth and up through your first chakra.
Once you have a kundalini experience, you will never confuse it with any other experience. Some describe it as a climax that envelopes all parts of your body, even down to the hair ends and the toe nails.
You may also experience a type of modified 'kundalini effect' after you visit the astral plane (astral travel). The kundalini effect is when you return from an astral travel experience and have a feeling of being refreshed. This occurs because your chakras are closely balanced, cleared, or aligned - not perfectly, perhaps, but close enough to allow the spiritual energies to flow.
You may have all your chakra points perfectly balanced and aligned and still not awaken the snake, however, and not experience the kundalini. This type of kundalini awakening is usually done through your Higher Self willing it to happen. But you may have all your chakra points aligned and balanced, and your Higher Self wishing it, but still the kundalini does not take place. The kundalini experience is not a common experience. Many never experience it in their lives. Some may experience after much training in meditation and subtle energy work, and then, only experience it once in their life time.
The opportunity or desire to understand future or past events can be related to many points in a person's life. For example, if you wish to study about a particular individual or group, a travel experience into the astral plane, accessing a Spiritual Guide who had a previous life experience dealing with this subject, can give you insight into the feelings and wisdom of the times (not the day to day aspects of life). This allows you to understand the historical facts in an emotional perspective.
However, to gain this information or insight, your emotional state should be as close to neutral as possible. A neutral stance is one where a person understands their self worth and accepts it as a point of fact. A negative stance, of course, is when one is despairing about themselves. An overly positive stance would be considered by most as an inflated ego. Almost all people have a somewhat negative personality and therefore, if you desire to experience the emotions of a particular event during travel, a positive self image, one that is accepting of yourself, is desirable
The soul and the Higher Self share a unique relationship. The relationship allows the soul and the mental aspect of the human body to be able to communicate with the astral level. Communication can take place either during an astral travel experience. After experiencing much astral travel, the soul may be able to communicate directly with the Higher Self. This is called communing.
The soul, being an extension of both the physical and the spiritual, always undertakes the correct or positive phase. If an error in visualization or understanding occurs, traveling to the astral and communing with your Higher Self can rectify this situation.
The soul, also during travel episodes, takes with it the emotional feelings that the physical body is experiencing at that time. Therefore, help can be obtained during times of stress and pressure through the use of soul travel, and while there, the soul can be programmed with mental thoughts and visual pictures to bring back to the physical. The Higher Self can also give guidance that it feels is necessary to the soul without the human or physical person realizing that the instructions are needed.
Your soul is your representative of your physical self when it travels to the astral plane and communes with your Higher Self. This representation will include your life forces, your mental abilities, your aspirations, and your desires. How you visualize yourself is how your soul then perceives itself, and this perception is continued through to your Higher Self. If the perception is incorrect, it will get corrected by the Higher Self. On the other hand, if the perception is correct, the Higher Self will reinforce the perception.
This correcting process requires time and energy that could be utilized receiving more important information. However, the techniques of this correcting can be useful as well. For example, suppose your self perception is that "I'm fat and this is in my destiny", the Higher Self will correct the misinformation, allowing the soul to provide a clearer picture to the person. They will find it easier to change their lifestyles to become more what the Higher Self instructed the soul that is the person's reality. In other words, the soul returns with positive feedback from the Higher Self and provides a greater level of confidence so that improvements are easy and can be accomplished quickly.
If the person wishes to effect a change, then by programming the soul that a change is desired, the soul will then, during an astral travel experience,bring back a correct perception that will accelerate the change,if the change is beneficial and in harmony with the Higher Self. If, for example, one desires to increase the evil powers of forceful leadership, this being contrary to your Higher Self the Higher Self will not allow the reinforcing to occur but will block the process. The way then to see if your motives and personal desires are therefore in harmony with the Higher Self, and the principles of humanity, the soul will rectify any misconceptions during travel.
Through astral travel experiences, one can usually maintain a proper balance between personal desires and correct human principles. This allows the soul to be instructed not only by the Higher Self, but by the physical self as well. By visualizing on the physical level, this programs the soul fro travel experiences which may reinforce those positive attributes one wishes to experience and create.
Societal awakenings strive to provide opportunity, equality, freedom, balance, etc. into the lives of everyday people. Currently there is evidence of several awakenings happening in the world today. These awakenings are spontaneous and seem to erupt quickly without notice but have vast amounts of energy and momentum behind them. These events hold the drops, which have accumulated over the years and eventually become a flood that can not be stopped.
These awakenings are happening, and will continue to be triggered in the USA and Europe, but in addition, we will start these awakenings in Russia, Moslem countries, China, as well as Africa.
This is an excellent time to observe a massive blossoming taking place, because they really are quite rare. The points to observe is the uncontrollable nature they sometimes required. These awakenings, because of the pent-up feelings and emotions of the masses will drive these events. The outcome is always in question as to whether the results will be optimum or not, and whether a secondary or a tertiary awakening is required.
For example, in USA history, the Revolution was the primary awakening, but it was imperfect in its results, so a secondary, though considerably less violent one took place with the Constitutional Congress. However, many aspects were still unresolved, including one very critical point - that of slavery. This then drove the third awakening, the Civil War as a means to provide freedom for all.
Minor awakenings of course have followed and the process still continues today with the civil rights movement, the women's movement, the gay rights movement, the occupy movement, etc. These are ripple effects all associated with equality, freedom, justice, fairness - principles that all can relate to see as basic and necessary in society.
So once an awakening starts, there are ripples that will follow. Some are major and others pass relatively smoothly producing great changes. Currently we are seeing major waves breaking forth, and in the coming years, there will be even more. Notice the ebbs and flows of change and how some repressive acts and conditions will follow. For example, when gays were given the right to marry, there was a repressive act which followed known as Proposition 8 in California, a way to take away this right. These additional repressive acts will continue to follow awakenings and then trigger additional awakening acts of liberty until balance is established.
Organizations, institutions, and people who focus their efforts to suppress and limit certain people's freedom, equality, fairness, opportunity, and basic rights will find themselves on the wrong side of history. The momentum and energy being created and used for fairness and equality is not going to be stopped. The genie in the bottle has been unleashed.
We are in a new era of humanity's development. In this new era there is a power shift going on where power will shift from the merchants to individuals. Shifts in power are not easy transitions. In fact, those in positions of power will do everything they can to hold on to their power. You can see evidence of this some recent events
It has been that way throughout humanity's history. Each power shift, great or small, was difficult. It was difficult when power shifted from one ruler & was distributed to many rulers. It was also messy and chaotic when power shifted shifted from one religious ruler to many religious rulers (such as with Henry VIII and Martin Luth breaking away from Catholic Church). It also happened when power was redistributed from religion to the merchants (corporations).
But how can individuals gain power when all the money is held in corporations or with the 1%? It will be a different energy to fuel this societal change.
When power shifted from religion to merchants, the means was fueled with money. In our era, where power is shifting from merchants to the individuals, the means and power will be fueled with truth. Exposing and uncovering the truth will fuel the needed energy for this blossoming and change.
So, hang on! It will be bumpy ride, but it is also a time in the world you don't want to miss. This is a societal awakening right now! This is a unique and special time to be on the earth.
Don't assume that spiritual growth will be in areas different than your life concerns. It is your life's experiences which dictate the direction of your spiritual growth. You seek and receive insight concerning the matters that concern you in your earthly existence. In other words, to tie the spiritual and the earthly life together, you ask and seek insight concerning both.
This is how you put your spiritual development to use in your earthly lives. It is because your spiritual development is in areas of interest to your earthly lives.
How do you know when you are making the right decision? You ponder and review how each of the decisions feel. What decision feels better?
If the feeling is both positive and equal, then either is correct. If the feeling is both negative, then both are wrong.
Obviously if both are neither right or wrong, the situation and course may not matter. The problem arises when neither is clear cut. The solution is that you need more thought.
When you have concerns about the decisions it is often helpful to engage in a meditation about the decision. But what if it is not convenient to engage in a full meditation?
Then simply relax and allow the mind to analyze what you are concerned about. In other words, ponder the subject similar to a day dream. The mind will surprise you with what it will come up with; new ideas and new ways of looking at things, but one must keep control, for the mind will tend to wander onto tangents. But by keeping the focus in a gentle manner, then you will be able to gain some benefits. Again, this is a technique that may be used when one can not spare the amount of time required for a full meditation or if it would not e socially accepted to do so. So the concept is to allow the mind to have its freedom within limits. This is a very creative process. Pondering and creativity are linked together. One may free your creative spirit by pondering on different subject that you wish to investigate.