The main thing I consider before making a final decision, is how the Gods and Goddesses will judge my decision if it is wrong ! For I believe that every time we knowingly do something wrong, it cuts a scar into our soul that the Gods and Goddesses will see upon our death. A little like the premise for The Picture Of Dorian Gray. I, like most people, have made many bad decisions, and my soul, I am sure, shows many scars caused by pride, jealousy, vanity, and greed. I wonder if I had looked at more situations through the, "Gods eyes", over the years if my soul would be so damaged ? The question I do not have an answer for is if doing good things, right things, erases any of the scars ? The Gods and Goddesses have been silent on this question, and I think it is because they want, and expect us to do good things, and no reward is required. Either way I have been trying much harder to be a better person in their eyes.
I also try to integrate the Gods into my life by trying to take care of the body the Great Gods and Goddesses gave me. I don't drink very much, ( I actually offer almost as much to the Gods and Goddesses as I drink myself during a ritual or blot. I don't smoke, and I try to watch what I eat. I actually only weigh 5 pounds more than I did back in High school in the late seventies. I also am thinking much more about Great Mother Earth these days. I recycle bottles and cans; I stopped reading newspapers, ( I get my news on - line these days), I look more and more for products packaged in recyclable packages, and I recently bought a car which gets much better gas mileage.
I am sure that I still make bad decisions in my life, ( I am only human), but at least I am making decisions based on the teachings of the Gods and Goddesses . I am sure that I err less now than I did before ! And I thank them very much for their love, patience, and guidance ! So give it a try the next time you have a tough decision in your life. Let the Gods and Goddesses guide you to making a better, wiser, decision !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !