Discernment is selection based on desire and intention.
When we are clear in our desire and intention then we draw those things to us. But being clear about them means pointing our attention to them, not to what we do not desire.
If we look at life through a scale of wanted to unwanted we can tell quite clearly when we are putting our attention in the opposite direction of where we want to go.
When we experience an unpleasant emotion it is an indication that we are in contrast with our Greater Self. It is a flag that we are sticking to a belief that does not serve us. Moving our thoughts along the scale above can help us move from lower to higher vibration easily.
Initially, moving your thoughts along the scale will feel like trying on new styles of clothing. Your EGO will want to hold on to the notion of ‘right and wrong’ and desire you to come out on the right side of things. When you let go of that need it is easier to find your Greater Self thought. This is where the old saying comes in, “do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?”
When you have unpleasantness, pay attention to your thinking, what do you believe/think right now? Then, hold a ‘higher vibration thought’ and see how it feels – more pleasant or less pleasant? If it isn’t something you can embrace yet, then pick a slightly less higher vibrational thoughts to play with until you find one you can embrace.
The holidays are coming up and often there is much family draw from as examples. Let’s see if we can play with it a bit. Someone says something derogatory to you and you are furious/hurt. You might want to stay in that place, because you believe you are right to be hurt/furious. Turn your attention to whether this hurt is wanted/pleasant or unwanted/unpleasant. If it is unwanted then move the thought up the scale of vibration. What’s a higher thought you can hold onto to raise your vibration and your experience up to wanted? What is the highest truth you can hold onto?
When you find a higher vibe thought that resonates with you it will feel energetic and light. It will bring you peace. That’s the difference between say ‘revenge’ thinking that might make you feel powerful but does not offer you peace in that power. Does that make sense?
- I know that this has nothing to do with me and everything to do with them.
- What other’s think of me is none of my business.
- I live in my personal truth. I know the truth of other’s is different.
- My value is determined by my own measures.
- I believe in my own path.
When you encounter anything do not react. Choose a response by asking yourself if this will take you towards or away from your goal of peace, love and expansion. It is easy then to see the difference between things like empowerment and revenge.
How This Differs From Affirmations
The idea of “fake it ’til you make it” can happen with the use of affirmations. The idea that you can simply say positive words over and over to change your underlying belief is incomplete. There must be awareness attached to it. You must pay attention to your feelings and where they land in your body as well as on the scale above. Just repeating positive words does not work nearly as efficiently as giving the emotions attention.
Many times people give up on affirmations because it feels fake. That’s what I’m talking about here. It isn’t a magick verse as some have presented it. It is a tool to focus on to shift your thoughts up. The magick is found in discovering affirmations that resonate one step out of your comfort zone so you can easily work your way up to your highest truth.
For instance, if you choose to do mirror work and you are looking at your belly and it displeases you it might feel disingenuous saying “I love you”, but “I am learning to love you” might feel more pleasant and thus genuine. Or maybe “I love that you protected my baby as it grew” (if that is the case). As that becomes more comfortable you can expand by moving back up to “I love you”.
The more we put our attention to what we want, what is pleasant, the more our life will bring pleasant to us.
I love you.
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