Why Discernment is Essential
The following words came to me at about 2:00 AM, Monday May 9, 2011. I felt compelled to get out of bed immediately and write them down before I lost them, as is so easy to do when in a half awake/half dream state.
“The Cycle of Forgetfulness was planned. It was a consequence of the Fall of Atlantis. The Cycle of Forgetfulness is a part of the larger Cycle of the Dark’s Influence on Earth. We are now nearing the end of both these cycles.”
The Cycle of Forgetfulness that we are in now was purposely planned by Beings of the Light to protect humanity. The influence of the dark by the end of the Atlantean Age had become so pervasive, there was major concern that the innate powers and abilities of humanity could be used and subverted by dark forces in such a way as to create cataclysmic damage to Earth and her inhabitants, and then branching out into other parts of creation. So, too, it was planned to protect the rest of creation. Thus, humanity, in general, forgot who and what they really are, which in truth are Beings of the Light with all the same powers as Beings of the Light. We also thought we lost our connection to God, the Source of Truth.
We are at a crossroads now where the way has opened up before us and we can choose to walk the path of the Light or we can choose to continue existence within the Cycle of Forgetfulness. We are currently in a state of preparation for the moment in which the results of our decision will be made manifest on Earth. There are numerous teachings and channelings for helping humanity make this momentous decision that can be accessed easier than any other time in history via the Internet, books, radio programs and various other media. It is imperative that we can discern the Truth from outright lies or even what is masked as coming from the Light, when in reality it is from the dark. How do we begin to know what is from the Light, when the dark’s tactics can be very shrewd, insidious and misleading using trickery of the most subtle and deceitful kind?
Each of us must develop the skill of discernment to assist in making sense of the endless sources of information. Discernment, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure.” It is an innate ability that each and every human being has, although the skill many times is latent from lack of use. Discernment assumes having a keen perception and stresses accuracy, wisdom and insight. It implies that we do not take anything at face value. Just because it is written down, published, or endorsed by a highly respected or authority figure, does not guarantee its truthfulness. It means it is essential to apply filters, intuition and discrimination using both our heart and mind in the process. It also means analyzing the new information or idea and comparing it to what we already know to be true.
However, we need to be careful in determining what we “think we know” to be true versus what we “know” to be true. Most of what we “think we know” today was “told” to us by some one, some book or some entity, etc.
This past winter I came across many channeled messages that were contradictory, sometimes in just a very small way, to everything I grew up believing to be true, and in fact, had no reason, up till then and for all of my 53 years, to believe were not true. Coming across a concept that didn’t jive with what I believed to be the Truth made me initially feel fear, and sometimes even anger when it occurred to me I might have been duped. I found it necessary to become still and consider how the new "belief" compared to my old "belief", and to take into account what I call my core "beliefs". My core beliefs are very simple - I believe in God, the Master Creator, I believe God is Love and I believe I am part of God so I am Love (thus, all creation is Love). I also believe in the Laws of Love. To me, everything else is extraneous.
So, I had to ask myself, for example, “In the grand scheme, does it really matter if Jesus died on the cross or not?” It may matter if I choose to align myself with one of the Christian religions, but it doesn’t really matter to my core beliefs. Although, all my previous religious experiences in this lifetime told me Jesus died on the cross, I determined that this, for me, was a belief adopted by my mind. The mind is only part of the equation when it comes to beliefs. The mind may be great at learning, gathering, categorizing and filing, but in reality it is not so great at making judgments about Truth (Truth here does not refer to facts that can be proven but instead refers to the abstract and spiritual).
Determining if a “new” belief resonates with us is more critical than our mind activities in the process of discernment. This requires “listening” to our heart and/or our gut feelings, also known as intuition. To resonate creates an emotional response through vibration in the receiver of the questionable information. Everything, including emotions, feelings and thoughts, has its own unique vibration.
Naturally, what feels good, in the purest sense, has a high vibration. Love has the highest vibration of all. Lower vibrational thoughts or emotions, such as anger, fear and doubt, create negative reactions in the body and can also attract dis-ease and unwellness. So, is it any wonder that the “sick feeling in the pit of your stomach” is warning you about something that is potentially dangerous, risky or has other unpleasant consequences?
The skill of observation is a key component of discernment. While you are listening to or reading a message, become still so you can observe how your body is reacting. For example, if your body and mind feel light, it is telling you that the message is in alignment with your truth. Heaviness, then, means the message is not in alignment with your truth.
According to Lord Metatron, as channeled to Carolyn Evers, “…discernment is an energetic connection to someone else’s thought and that thought contains your energy body.” We have filters that we can use to measure the Truth of a message against what our body knows to be true. Our bodies were created to understand Truth. Our physical bodies are connected to our souls through our emotional and spiritual etheric bodies, which recognize the signature of a message and whether or not it is advancing Truth or holds dark energy. Lord Metatron warns us that it is absolutely essential in these times to “listen” to our inner knowingness, because forces of the dark are increasing their efforts to steer humanity away from the path to Ascension.
Another method that can be used to help in discerning truthful from tainted messages is to be on the alert for contradictions within messages. If something doesn’t jive, toss the whole message out. Also, question everything and don’t be afraid to do your own research to validate any facts mentioned.
A few days ago, I came across the following quote from the book The Children of the Law of One & the Lost Teachings of Atlantis by Jon Peniel, which, for me, does an excellent job of summarizing discernment.
"Within all of us is a "lie detector", a silent "inner voice", that offers us the greatest potential to discern truth and reality. People have "fooled" experts with so-called "physical proof", but the inner voice is never fooled. [The "inner voice" could also sometimes be termed as a "gut feeling", "intuition" or "women's intuition"- but it can also be much more than that.] You may not be very "in touch" with it at this time, but you can be if you want to. This inner voice is a part of God within you that knows what is true and what isn't - if you will just "hear" it. It doesn't "talk", it is just a "knowingness". The only reasons behind people not "hearing" their inner voice are fear, desires, and selfishness. If you can transcend those things even for a moment, you will have the most reliable source of discernment that exists. Even when all "external appearances" of truth say one thing, and your inner voice says another, you can bet that your inner voice is right. "
I just heard this about discernment while listening to Darryl Anka, the channel for Bashar, in his audio called "The Art of Channeling", so I thought I'd include it. Darryl says to ask yourself after receiving/hearing/reading channeled information, "Even if this is possible, is it likely?". You should receive a quick intuitive response "Yes" or "No". He says to ask the question this way, because every and anything is possible, but not always likely.