What Is Discernment?
Discernment is learning to recognize the voice of fear and unworthiness from the voice of the Beloved. We have absorbed so many messages from culture, family, and society of criticism and unworthiness that they can take a lifetime to unlearn.
Spiritual practice is sitting with these voices long enough to realize that we are not them – these voices do not speak the deepest truth about who we are.
Faith is listening to the voice of our intuition which we hear in the stillness, with enough spaciousness to know that there is more wisdom than we can hold in our own mind and ego.
Discernment as a community is paying attention to the workings of the Spirit, the inner promptings of Love, which are moving in and around us. Communal discernment – paying attention to how God is guiding us – is aided by our individual practice of discernment.