133 Spiritual Discernment


I was under the impression only a special or holy person could receive the gift of Spiritual Discernment. Perhaps a wise person with the judgment capacity equivalent to sainthood. Today I believe it is something special but not above and beyond the human condition.

This morning I had a realization that Spiritual Discernment is not a judgment I make, but an intuitive awakening. When I am working with a new member, no matter what they have done or not done I have no need to forgive them. In fact, I have not judged them in a way that calls for guilt and punishment. Spiritual Discernment is beyond appearances and facts it is a knowing. My experience tells me the big Boss has a purpose for everyone and everything. I don’t need to know what that purpose is. I just know it is and I accept it as is.


1. What does Spiritual Discernment mean to you?

2. Can you give an example of when you realized that you were not judging someone?

Random Awakening

Al Kohallek asked his sponsor, Lou-is what everyday miracles were and Lou-is replied; it was a miracle that I was willing to go to A.A. meetings everyday in the beginning. I let someone help me and then I passed that on was a miracle. I found myself not thinking of myself 24/7 that was a miracle. I was facing some of my fears and not running away, that was a miracle. When I pay attention to what others are sharing in meetings I am able to identify, that is a miracle. In other words spiritual recovery is an everyday miracle.