133 Spiritual Discernment

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.

Questions:

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 if he heard about the nine ever-day elements of love. Lou-is replied, when I came into the Program so many members of our group were reading a book written a longtime ago. The title was The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond (1851 – 1897). He listed what many believed to be the greatest thing or good. In his judgment like Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13 was love. I will share a little of my experience for each one of these elements of love for I believe our Program is a way of life and that life is love.