“Some people think they have discernment when actually they are just suspicious. Suspicion comes out of the unrenewed mind; discernment comes out of the renewed spirit.”
― Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
Awareness in spirit evolves not into judgment, but into a greater discernment of the forces of the universe within our hearts. I differentiate discernment from judgment. My judgment is about you and my projections. Discernment is about my perceptions beyond this vale. It is about awareness of my essence as a spiritual being, of God in all things, and of my essential light, my soul. It is about embracing my connection with others and knowing that serenity is only a breath away.
Discernment also is about protecting your inner world. You set your boundaries in this life; in the next, you will have no boundaries, no walls, no ego. Yet, discernment goes deeper. It is the handmaiden of realizing that nothing can harm you, the essential you, the core of your being. It is the gift of awareness that your essence is spirit that goes on for eternity.
Wars, pestilence, disease, and disasters, even death, are only passing events that in the infinity of time harm not. They are only threads to follow in your spiritual growth in this life as you become aware of God. Your battle, to put it in human terms, is only to become aware of who you are and why you are here.
When we become aware, when we discern the face of God imprinted on all things and all situations, we are able to come to a place of acceptance and serenity that indeed, without a doubt, the universe is evolving as it should. We can live fully in compassion and passion. Our discernment is a tool to allow us to come into the fullness of enlightened living.
The essence of discernment is to perceive divinity in all peoples, all animals, all the universe, and to become aware of our soul’s divinity in our lives.