When we have confusion about anything, we go to scriptures, spiritual master, saintly persons and superiors for guidance. It is mentioned in Nectar of Instruction that one should associate with senior devotees and inquire from them, opening one’s heart in confidence.
If it is not practical to approach the spiritual master, then one can ask one’s shiksha guru for guidance. Shiksha guru typically knows one personally, so it is easier for him to guide properly, keeping scriptures in mind.
Regular reading of Srila Prabhupada books clarifies the confusion in the mind and answers a lot of questions.
Any decision taken should not be detrimental to one’s devotion. It is advisable to keep one’s authorities informed about any such decisions.
GM approved reply/20102020