Discernment

This word is shouting at me this morning so much so that I had to pull out my journal AND then I was told, no, pull out your laptop.

So what does this word mean. I hear it a lot in the webinars I attend, living a soul aligned life, finding your path, your purpose, collaborations with spirit, discernment.

Without looking the word up what comes to mind is knowing the difference between what is right and what is wrong, but it is more than a knowing, it is a “feeling” a knowing deep down inside.

Now, I’ll google it and see what the “dictionary” says it is.

the ability to judge well.

"an astonishing lack of discernment"

(in Christian contexts) perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual guidance and understanding.

"without providing for a time of healing and discernment, there will be no hope of living through this present moment without a shattering of our common life"

Ha, ha, is that clear as mud to you? So according to Merriam-Webster


1: the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure : skill in discerning

2: an act of perceiving or discerning something

Now I think I’m getting a better picture of what the meaning of discernment is for me. I’ve been struggling with why am I here. If you’ve read some of my previous posts you will know what started this journey.

With my move I have been really off kilter. I have my soul chick sisters and my bee hive sisters and they all offer me support in different ways but what I just realized was my strength comes from within ME, my spiritual self and that has not been listened to lately and WHEN I do listen to it I “doubt” what I’m hearing.

. . . . being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure, act of perceiving or “discerning” something . . . that “little voice” that my dad always told me to listen to.

Whenever that little voice speaks to me, sometimes it’s really loud, I feel it’s truth within, my heart knows it is so, but my head intervenes. Ah, discernment!!!! I can see this is going to take some time for me to work through but that little voice is becoming louder and louder. Don’ shy away from speaking your voice, share what you believe in, it is what makes you uniquely you, It is time to shine your LIGHT!

I often rush to get to the answer, the destination, it’s been over two years and just now I think I understand what discernment is and what it means for me. Now . . . . . will I really LISTEN with my heart?!?!? The journey is beginning anew . . . . continuing . . . . it’s never-ending.


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A little zen corner in my old home . . . the spiral . . . . . the journey . . . . .