Why is Discernment Important for Your Spiritual Journey


As you embark on your spiritual journey, you encounter a plethora of information, teachings, and practices that can lead you astray. This is why practicing discernment is an essential tool for your spiritual journey.

With the abundance of resources available, it is crucial that you distinguish between what resonates with you and what does not.

In this blog post, explore the meaning of discernment and how to cultivate it for your spiritual growth.

What is Discernment

Discernment is the ability to perceive, comprehend, and evaluate information and teachings well. Along with distinguishing between what is true and what is false.

Additionally, it involves separating obscure information from that which resonates with you.

One aspect of this process is recognizing whether or not someone is attempting to place fears upon you. Or, noticing if a source is twisting the truth. Especially when reviewing teachings, practices, and spiritual information.

Another part of this process involves pausing to notice when your intuition is telling you that something is not right for you. Your intuition will warn you through your feelings.

When something is not in your highest interest, it often triggers fears, worries, or concerns within you. 

Why is Discernment Important for Your Spiritual Journey

Discernment is a skill that requires you to be mindful, observant, and aware. As you ascend on your spiritual path, you encounter a variety of sources that may not always align with your beliefs or resonate with you.

This is why it is essential to practice discernment to avoid being misled by false prophets or misguided teachings.

If fears arise, pay attention immediately when they emerge. This helps prevent you from getting involved in something that has potential to hold you back. 

How to Practice Discernment

In cultivating discernment, it is important to pay close attention to your intuition and your feelings. Your inner voice is your guide and protector, giving you insights and warnings.

Periodically, you might instantly feel strongly whether something is good for you or not. Pay attention to your intuition and trust it.

When you come across information that you are unsure about, explore it further. Then wait for a few days before making a decision.

Give yourself adequate time to process the information and tune into your intuition for guidance. Or, ask the angels for a sign to know whether to proceed or not. 

Tips for Practicing Discernment

  • Acknowledge your feelings
  • Trust your intuition
  • Take your time when exploring new information and practices
  • Do more research to compare the information to other sources
  • Ask the angels to show you a physical sign so you know if the information is good for you or not
  • Evaluate whether the new information fits into your current beliefs and values
  • Ask yourself if there are any warning signs present, such as if the person is trying to cause fears or rush you into making a decision 
Watch for Deceitful Information

Discernment is especially crucial in identifying entities. Or practices that pose a threat to your spiritual growth.

Dark forces can disguise themselves as light beings or lightworkers.

This is why it is important to trust your intuition and use discernment to determine whether a teacher, website, or video is good for your journey. 

Understanding How Your Intuition Works

Whether or not you pay attention, your intuition is always attempting to guide you. Your soul and the angels also work through your intuition to provide you with signs, guidance, and messages.

Your intuition is that gut feeling, a feeling of knowing, or sensing what is right. If your third eye is open, you may also receive a clear vision of insight.

There are times when you may notice your intuition clearly saying yes when you have found something that is meant for you to explore more in depth.

This can occur when you are discovering your soul purpose. Your soul will step up in a bold way to let you know that the information or teacher is both good for you and important for your journey.

When you combine discernment with your intuition, you have a powerful tool to guide you through life and your spiritual journey. 

Why You Might Think Your Intuition was Wrong

When your soul is using an unpleasant experience or situation as a way to learn from it, then it is possible that your intuition will be harder to tune into.

Practicing discernment may also feel more challenging if the soul wants you to follow a certain path for the purpose of learning. This is how the soul evolves and masters skills: through human life experiences.

When looking back, your mind might think your intuition was wrong. However, it was the correct decision because the soul wanted that experience to occur.

Remain non-judgmental of what happened. And look for the lesson or deeper meaning within it. When you understand why things happened, then your soul gains wisdom. Once the soul has learned the skill, you always have access to it including in future lifetimes. 

Discernment Helps You Navigate Your Spiritual Journey with Confidence

In an ever-changing and complex world, practicing discernment becomes more essential than ever. And as you practice more, it becomes easier to implement.

Developing intuitive discernment is a powerful tool that enables you to avoid negative influences and stay on course. So you can make decisions that align with your values, aspirations, and well-being. 

As always, the angels and I send you love and sparkly light. 

About the author
Brenda Lott
Brenda is a certified channeler of angelic healing energies and angel messages. She is also founder of angel-sparkles.com. Her strong connection with the angelic realm allows her open heart to act as a bridge for the angels to flow healing energies to any person, pet, or physical location that is in needed of cleansing, healing, and rejuvenation. 
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