Updated: May 28, 2020
Spiritual discernment as compass for spiritual growth
The most important thing to achieve and use as fundamental skill on your path of ascension is first and foremost the “spiritual discernment”!
Without it you have no compass on the Path and will lose yourself in all sorts of nonsense spiritual activities that might make you feel high for a while, only to find after years of efforts you just self-deluded yourself. Sure, looking from a higher dimensions perspective, any experience is precious and therefore you can delay a lot like in tenths and hundreds of lives your true spiritual progress, i.e. raising your awareness, but why would one waste his time in a life if he/she already decided to put effort in it?
Find ways to evaluate your real spiritual progress
Everything you heard or read that if you feel lots of love, compassion, gratitude, acceptance, and apply this or that procedures and meditations, and/or follow that guru that for sure will make you enlightened, are just nonsense if you can’t evaluate your real progress, check if the path you follow is still the right one and not gone adrift, and ultimately not self-delude yourself.
I’ve seen many thousands of such spirituals gone astray, even suffering from all sorts of obvious mental and energy-related illnesses, but thinking they reached Buddhahood … Our compass on the self-discovery spiritual Path is tremendously helped by keeping a feeling of humbleness and balance in us.