D is for Decision

For earlier posts in this series, please see:

A = Ascended Reikan

B = Battle

C = Cordello


D is for Decision

We never really know just how profound one small decision might be, do we? How a split-second judgement might take us in an entirely new direction to that which we expected. How following an impulse might have devastating consequences. How overthinking a decision might simply paralyze us. So what’s the best way? Is there one? Or are we always in the right place, at the right time, whatever we choose?

We ask these questions not because we have answers, but because the questions themselves – and the decisions that we make – give us a chance to choose how we go forward.

In The Cordello Quest, decisions determine the whole course of Keira’s adventure – and thus the path her spiritual awakening takes. Should she leave Lord Charls’ manor, even though she’s been told she’d be in danger if she went outside? What emotions precipitate this decision? Her sense of feeling trapped, frustrated, rebellious? Then later, inside the Cavern of Silent Shadows, which tunnel is the right one? How should she decide? So many choices, so many unknowns!

Did Keira make better decisions when she took a moment of stillness, tuned in, and felt for the answer? Did finding a space of love, openness, and being part of the flow of all life help her to unlock the wisdom of her inner self?

Sometimes other factors – people, situations, spiritual guidance – manifest to help us decide what to do. But sometimes it’s just down to us.

In short, we know our intuition holds the answers. We know that taking time to tune in will probably benefit us. But sometimes that’s not an available option – we have to decide now, and we have to go with our gut instinct, whatever the eventual outcome.

So perhaps decision-making – and its efficacy – is primarily just doing the best we can in the moment? At the end of the day, isn’t that all anyone can ask of us? 😉

What do you think?

Perhaps Lady Aida says it best: “Yes, it’s an incredible feeling, dear, when a human being realises that he has value for simply being alive; the power he has in being able to make decisions, creating the life he wants, minute by minute. It is so very precious, Jason, your life; every life. Do not squander it. Make your choices, stand by them, and move forward without fear.”

Let us know if you’d like us to continue with this blog series and write the letter ‘E’. 🙂


Words copyright Joanna Gawn & Ron Dickerson  | The Lazuli Portals
Image copyright Salvatore Vuono / freedigitalphotos.net



3 responses to “D is for Decision

  1. Oh gosh, now there’s a question! It’s that ‘Sliding Doors’ conundrum, isn’t it? What if I had got on the Tube that day and sat next to John Hannah, would my life have been any different? It’s a tantalising thought! I think the quality of a decision–whether it was good or bad–often only becomes evident with hindsight. In the moment, you can only do the best you can. And also–I don’t think one can fret too much about these things, otherwise one ends up completely paralysed and frozen. 🙂 Great post!


    • Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments, Nicky!

      I tend to be quite impulsive, but have to trust that even if my decision seemed ‘wrong’ at the time, there was a reason for it going that way – as you say, hindsight is a great clarifier!

      Thanks for stopping by x


  2. We’ve had a resounding YES from another reader (via Twitter) so it looks as though we’ll be writing the E post in due course. 😉


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