What is the true meaning of discernment? One can say it’s the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure. Discernment is also the ability to make meaningful distinctions between people, things, or ideas. It involves being perceptive, reflective, and wise in our judgments and decisions. It is about being mindful and discerning when faced with challenging and complex situations. Ultimately it leads to personal growth and self-improvement. ✨
What is the root of discernment? [aside from its Latin origin– discerner meaning “separate”]
The root of discernment is the ability to differentiate between two or more items or concepts. This can include the ability to differentiate between good/bad, valuable or worthless, and beneficial or harmful. It is the critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions based on personal knowledge and experience. A person’s discernment is a combination of their understanding, intelligence, intuition, and insight. This allows us to make decisions tailored to our own needs and values, while energy management encourages us to access our resources and set realistic goals. Both are essential to leading a successful and fulfilling life.
“If your decision is to become whole, hold that decision. You will not be as tempted or as frightened as you think. Hold it and remind yourself again and again: You stand between your lesser self and your whole self. Choose with wisdom because the power is now fully in your hands. Do not underestimate the power of consciousness.”p.141. The Seat of the Soul. By Gary Zukav.
Humans can effectively manage their energy by making sure to do the following;
- → get enough sleep AND rest
- → eat balanced meals and snacks
- → stay active
- → find sources of relaxation
- → do not take on other people’s “STUFF”
Building regular and healthy routines will help to increase energy levels, as well as manage stress levels. There are many tools, apps, and calendars to help keep track of and manage energy in a productive way.
In life’s best case scenario, we get to “pick and choose our battles.” That may well be practical application of exercising discernment + energy management at its best–setting boundaries and enforcing them! This is a spiritual gift– done respectfully, and with grace. One of the highest spiritual gifts that can be bestowed on an individual is…….
Wisdom is considered the first and the greatest of the gifts (aside from unconditional love). It acts upon both the intellect and the will. It both illumines the mind and instills an attraction to the divine.
“..grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”Serenity Prayer
We know that “time management” means organizing one’s time intelligently – so that it’s used more effectively, but we all get the same 24 hours each day.. that’s 1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds. We have NO control over this construct of time, but we can consciously control how and where our energy, focus, and creativity is best spent. The benefits of personal energy management result in greater productivity, increased effectiveness as well as efficiency, less stress, and more opportunities to DO THE THINGS THAT MATTER.
Energy management is fundamental to spiritual energy + growth. Spiritual energy means honoring one’s values, paying attention to those gut instincts, and doing the right things. It is a form of energy that can be used to manifest positive changes in our life. It is essential to our wellbeing + growth, that helps us identify and access spiritual energy that comes from within. Practicing it can have a profound effect, helping increase awareness of the power of the unseen and the wisdom of the divine. Practices such as; meditation, praying, and gratitude can help us energetically align [step into the vortex] and draw on this spiritual energy in order to live a life of abundance and joy. It can lead to an enhanced connection with our inner self and the the Universal Consciousness, leading to deeper spiritual development.
This was a topic of study while achieving a Life Coaching certification online in these last couple of years. Learn to harness this energy by connecting to the higher Universal power and allowing it to guide and direct our choices.
Three epochal steps in this process are;
- Define true values, and what is most important. A positive mind-set helps!
- Be honest about where you are now. Acknowledge, understand, and overcome obstacles (including excuses).
- Develop a plan. Take action.
A message from the heart 💚–
It is always inspiring to see individuals and organizations seeking to create a positive impact within their communities. Yoga Stoned LLC x Jennyandthehigh is dedicated to promoting wellness and mindfulness. These efforts are to further reach through (but not limited to) artistic methods, 1:1 in-person/online sessions, private group lessons, and crowdfunding as an innovative approach. By encouraging individuals to share their art and/or journey with others, we are not only building a strong community of like-minded individuals, but are also showcasing the value of the services to potential supporters. Additionally, the artistic element serves to engage supporters on a deeper level and create a more meaningful connection. Overall, it is wonderful to see individuals engaged in their passions and talents to create a positive impact and inspire others to do the same.
Shout out to all the OG’s and guides in my life!