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The Importance of Discernment

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

Discernment is defined as the ability to judge well. Intuition is defined as the ability to understand something immediately without the need for conscious reasoning. Discernment and intuition seem to be on opposite ends of the spectrum. Discernment focusing on logical reasoning while the latter defies the need for it. Actually, they are not that different at all. They are two sides of the same coin. Each one playing an integral part in shaping our realities.


Intuition views all things through energetic eyes. It does not use physical world things to understand. It sees beneath it all. This ability is innate to all of us but not enough to change our lives. The strength to act on our intuition is what truly shapes our realities. Many of us know things “feel wrong” but we barrel ahead with them regardless. We don’t use our discernment to look at the situation in front of us. We can cultivate our intuitive skills for decades but if we never act on them it is a fun but fruitless endeavor.


Our intuition directs us toward our highest aligned realities. The ease of the journey is up to us. If we refuse to listen, the journey will not be a joyful one. At first, practicing the art of intuition is not the easiest thing to do. It nudges us to leave things behind. Our human aspect doesn’t like to let things go. Especially, things we have attached an identity to. It doesn’t seem to matter the intensity of the situation either. We hold on to things that don’t make us happy. That is what our human does.


This is where discernment comes in. It can turn the tide of a situation that seems out of our hands. Discernment focuses us back to the physical world. It is the action taken when intuition sends us a message. It allows us to focus our power. It is, after all, the ability to judge well. Intuition is the eyes that discernment sees through. Discernment is hard on the tongue. Intuition is soft. Intuition is the yin to the yang of discernment. Both energies bring things into balance. Discernment is the doing energy. Without it, we don’t ever change anything.


There is not much point to understanding universal truths without implementing them. By the same token, it makes little sense to know the right road to take but continue to stand still. Intuition will guide us toward the next step to take. Discernment will be the driving force that takes us there. The time to sit idly by and contemplate our next move is over. Next time intuition comes knocking, answer the door. Most doors don’t stay open forever. In a matter of moments, the widow of opportunity is gone. Sure other opportunities will present in another moment. But who wants to wait around for that?


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