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Navigating the Roadblocks on Your Spiritual Journey with Spiritual Discernment

Embarking on a spiritual journey can be a life-changing experience that brings immense growth and peace. However, it is not always a smooth ride. Along the way, you may encounter roadblocks that can make it difficult to continue on your path. These roadblocks can come in many forms, such as doubt, fear, negative influences from others, etc. It is important to approach these obstacles with discernment, the ability to judge well, and make good decisions.


By cultivating discernment and further even spiritual discernment, you can learn to navigate these challenges and continue on your spiritual journey with confidence. In this article, we will explore some common roadblocks and how to overcome them with discernment. Whether you are just starting out on your journey or have been on the path for some time, this guide will provide you with valuable insights to help you stay on course.


So, let's dive in and discover how to navigate the roadblocks on your spiritual journey with discernment.

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Practicing discernment

Understanding the Spiritual Journey

The spiritual journey is a path that leads to self-realization, a deeper understanding of the universe and our place in it, a higher soul and body vibration, and even to enlightenment. Ideally, our spiritual journey path is 100% aligned with the optimal path your soul intended in this life for you. You see, before life starts a soul chooses, alone or with the help of his spiritual guides and other higher souls, the list of main life lessons and corresponding life experiences he wants to study in life.


These life lessons can be for instance jealousy, greed, fighting for power over others, being selfish, or in the other side of the spectrum like being altruistic, empathic, helping others, teaching higher values, and so on. Generally, I noticed that for the average 3D vibration souls who are embodied in the large majority here on Earth, it is a mixture of all of these but biased rather toward the lower vibration ones. Ultimately this is why we are a 3D vibration world, corresponding to the 3rd chakra vibration.


If a soul achieves to follow closely his soul’s list of main life experiences and lessons (optimal path in life) and goes through them successfully, he will increase both as soul and body awareness and move to the next higher level of awareness which is 4D.

It is a journey of self-discovery that involves exploring the inner world and connecting with the divine. This journey is unique to each individual and can take many different forms. Your spiritual journey is inextricably connected with your life purpose.


Some may find their spiritual path through religion, meditation, yoga, or other practices. Others walk their spiritual just by using their instinct, others by devotion. The journey is not always easy, and it can be filled with challenges and obstacles that can make it difficult to stay on course.

However, with the right mindset and tools, these roadblocks can be overcome.


Common Roadblocks on the Spiritual Journey

On the spiritual journey, there are several common roadblocks that can hinder progress. Actually, these roadblocks are the limiting beliefs we harbor in our subconscious, but many people prefer to blame external factors that hinder progress and call them obstacles or roadblocks.

1. One of the most significant roadblocks is Doubt. Doubt can arise in many forms, such as self-doubt, doubt about the path you have chosen, or doubt about the existence of a higher power, of Unity of Creation, and so on. This roadblock can make it difficult to move forward and can lead to a loss of faith and motivation, and keep us in Separation.

2. Another common roadblock is Fear. Fear can manifest in many different ways, such as fear of the unknown, fear of failure, or fear of rejection. This roadblock can prevent you from taking risks and exploring new paths that could lead to spiritual growth.

3. Another common block is a Lack of trust in one’s higher self. It’s a special kind of doubt in the very existence of our soul because science doesn’t confirm it 😊. Therefore, we don’t trust ourselves we are able to do things, including being able to progress spiritually.

4. Negative influences from others can also be a significant roadblock on the spiritual journey. These influences can come from family, friends, or even society as a whole. Negative influences can create doubt and fear, and can make it difficult to stay on course. One needs a strong character to resist these influences and trust in his higher spiritual path.


Defining Spiritual Discernment and Its Role in the Spiritual Journey

Before we delve into the techniques, let's first understand what spiritual discernment means. It refers to the practice of perceiving and distinguishing spiritual matters with deep clarity and wisdom. It helps us differentiate between truth and illusion, helping us align with our highest spiritual principles.


Spiritual Discernment is a critical tool for navigating the roadblocks on the spiritual journey. Discernment in general is the ability to judge well and make good decisions. It involves being able to distinguish between truth and falsehood, and to choose the path that is best for you.


Spiritual discernment is an essential skill for the spiritual journey, as it allows you to stay focused on your path and overcome obstacles. It involves using intuition, reason, and wisdom to make decisions that align with your spiritual goals.

Without spiritual discernment we are not able to discern between low and high vibrations, between lower and higher souls, between intuition coming from our soul and thoughts from our mind, not know when a lower disembodied soul lies to us and poses as Buddha or Jesus, etc.


Developing Discernment Skills and Navigate Roadblocks with Spiritual Discernment

Developing discernment skills takes time and practice.


I give you below from practice some ways that can help you develop your spiritual discernment.

1. Acknowledge Your Feelings. Rather than suppressing your emotions or reactions to certain situations, openly acknowledge them. By accepting your feelings, you practice self-honesty, a crucial aspect of discernment. It's important to remember that Acceptance does not necessarily mean Agreement. You can accept your feelings as they are while also recognizing the need for change or growth.

2. Engage in Deep Listening. Practice deep, empathetic listening when interacting with others. This practice goes beyond just hearing words; it involves understanding the Feelings and Perspectives underlying the conversation. Deep listening enhances your ability to discern truth from illusion in your interpersonal relationships.

3. Mindfulness and Self-awareness. One way to develop discernment is through Mindfulness and Self-awareness. Mindfulness involves paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings without judgment. Self-awareness involves understanding your strengths, weaknesses, and motivations. By cultivating mindfulness and self-awareness, you can develop greater clarity and insights into your path.

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Spiritual journey and spiritual discernment

4. Connecting with like-minded individuals. Another way to develop discernment skills is by connecting with like-minded individuals and spiritual communities. These communities can provide support, guidance, and insights into your path. They can also offer opportunities for growth and learning. Be sure that the spiritual community keeps a high level of ethics, because not all of them do this. Many spirituals didn’t solve their basic limiting beliefs and tend to behave in spirituality like in everyday life.

5. Seek and calibrate with a competent spiritual mentor. A spiritual mentor can be an invaluable resource for developing discernment skills. A mentor can offer guidance, support, and insights into your path. They can also help you navigate the roadblocks on your journey and provide a sounding board for your ideas and decisions.

6. Foster Compassion. Compassion forms the cornerstone of discernment. By fostering compassion for others and yourself, you learn to view situations from a place of love and understanding. Compassion can guide you toward decisions that align with your spiritual principles.

7. Practice Non-Judgment. Non-judgment forms an essential part of discernment. Learn to observe situations and actions without labeling them as 'good' or 'bad.', just evaluate them. This approach promotes acceptance and understanding, freeing you from the limiting perspectives that judgment often brings. Avoid judging since almost always you don’t know all the details of other people's circumstances and why they acted like this!

8. Embrace Life's Teachings. Life is our greatest teacher, offering us countless lessons through our experiences, relationships, and challenges. Embrace these teachings as opportunities for growth and deepening your spiritual discernment. Remember, no experience is inherently 'negative' if it provides an avenue for learning and growth. To be able to do this you need emotional resilience and a strong character.

9. Beware of connecting with disembodied entities. Many times, after some progress as spiritual awareness, a spiritual finds himself in the position of being contacted by all sorts of disembodied souls/entities. The majority of spirituals are very flattered by this and think that Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, or some other high entity chose him/her to be his channel for spreading wisdom and spirituality in the masses. Over decades of spiritual activity, I checked hundreds if not thousands of such entities channeled by all sorts of mediums, and I can tell you that in less than 1/100 cases these claims are true. A large majority are fake higher entities and are actually quite low-vibration entities posing as some enlightened soul. You need a well-developed spiritual discernment to distinguish between a fake and a truly enlightened entity. In such a case I strongly advise you to better check with other higher souls (point 5 above) who truly is the entity you are connected with, especially if you intend to let her control your life.


A spiritual journey gone wrong can plunge us into a Dark Night of the Soul situation. It means we diverted too much and for too long from the optimal path in life as required by our soul. By diverting too much we collected many limiting beliefs that at one moment push us into a deep crisis when we can’t find a way out of our situation and start contemplating even committing suicide, a crisis the ancients called the Dark Night of the Soul.

To avoid reaching such an ultimate emotional crisis we better develop discernment both in the material world and spiritual discernment for what goes beyond our five senses so as to have a reliable compass in life.


Conclusion

The spiritual journey is a path of self-discovery and growth that can bring about immense peace and fulfillment. However, it is not always a smooth ride. Along the way, you may encounter roadblocks that can make it difficult to continue on your path. These roadblocks can come in many forms, such as doubt, fear, or negative influences from others. It is important to approach these obstacles with discernment, the ability to judge well, and make good decisions.


The roadblocks on your spiritual journey may seem daunting, but remember, they are integral parts of your path to spiritual growth and self-understanding. By practicing and cultivating spiritual discernment, you can navigate these obstacles with grace, wisdom, and strength. This conscious practice of discernment, when extended to everyday life, forms a critical component of your spiritual evolution, providing clarity and enlightenment in all your endeavors. As you embark on this continuous journey of discernment, remember to be patient with yourself and trust in the process of your spiritual unfolding.


By cultivating spiritual discernment, you can learn how to navigate these challenges and continue on your spiritual journey with confidence and move toward a more enlightened life. Whether you are just starting out on your journey or have been on the path for some time, remember to embrace the journey with spiritual discernment and emotional resilience.

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