This is a guest post by Natheya. Natheya uses the Language of Light to heal.
Being a conscious human, I notice and am aware of what is happening in the world around me.
I am the world and I embrace all of it. Similarly, my internal condition — my moods, the running dialogue in my head, as well as the feelings I experience: like anger, joy, frustration etc. — is an observable state.
Our discernment of our external and internal world is not something that we actively have to manage. It does not require our vigilance. We do not have to make ‘selections’, we don’t have to shut down what our senses show us, and we don’t have to separate ourselves. We are every thing and every one. In freedom.
On the other hand, I believe that we can guide our judgment of our experiences. Let’s say a fly has entered the room. I notice it. This is discernment. If I criticize myself for having created the situation by leaving the window open that allowed the fly in, I have entered into judgment. Discernment is a natural act that we engage in without planning or conscious thought. It is part of life and our willingness to be the life that is moving in and out of us and every one and every thing around us, in oneness.
Judgment is optional. Because our behavior is influenced not only by our conscious awareness but also by our habits, releasing our judgment is a committed choice. In much the same way that it requires effort to not look up when someone says my name, if I am accustomed to cursing like a maniac when I see a fly, changing this pattern of behavior will be an active decision from the heart. That said, the first step of changing a habit is, of course, discernment — noticing that I am doing it.
Discernment — what I notice — awareness. Judgment — what I do with what I notice — a choice.To discern the world as it is — with me, my emotions, my feelings, and my mood as a part of that world — this is something I do automatically as part of being and allowing all of it.
On the other hand, judgment — something that I still do frequently enough, something that I occasionally get a little rush from doing, and something that I can sometimes discern that I am doing while I’m doing it (but yes, that ‘sometimes’ is changing now into ‘most of the time’) — is optional. Let’s gently show our mind this while we hold it in our heart. Heart is where the mind is to be, and it does listen! It is a time of action not re-action.
Here is a great video that makes you think more about discernment and life.