“Inside any deep asking is the answering.” Rumi
The word discernment comes from the Latin ‘discernere’ which means “to separate or to distinguish”.
The Law of Attraction explains that in the moment that we have a question or desire a change, that the perfect solution or answer is created and that this perfect solution or answer is known by the broader part of ourselves. Therefore we have the ability to discern what is best for us or what could be called for ‘our highest good’ when we are in alignment with who we really are.
Techniques that Assist with Decision Making
“Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a Revelation.” Eileen Caddy
There are several techniques that can assist with coming into greater alignment so that you can receive clearer guidance.
As meditation quiets the mind it helps us to be in a state in which we have greater access to our intuition and inspiration.
It can also be helpful to ask the universe for assistance with statements such as “Please guide me perfectly”, “please give me clarity about this situation” and “please allow me to know what is for my highest good in this situation”.
Another method that can assist in receiving guidance is to focus generally on as much detail as have you have clarified about what you want in a particular situation and how you want to feel. Then from that place of greater alignment with the essence of what you want, the details will be revealed.
“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” Florence Scovel Shinn
When we receive guidance it is often in the form of a feeling and often we don’t know at the time the reason why something is the right choice. It can therefore be helpful to begin to follow guidance with more inconsequential decisions so that you can demonstrate to yourself that the guidance that you are receiving is reliable and of value.
The more regularly someone does the techniques to come into greater alignment the more they will often feel that they don’t have to make many big decisions as they will little by little be moving in the direction of things that resonate with them.