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Discernment: Knowing What’s Right for Us


Today we’re going to talk about
discernment. This is a tricky term
because some people, they have this this
play of words. They think, “Well,
discernment is something that I practice,
because I’m not judgmental. I only
discern, you know.” It’s kind of funny,
because, if you listen carefully, these
kinds of folks will say,” I’m not
judgmental,
I’m just discerning that I don’t like
you. I’m just discerning that
you’re a jerk.” And yet clearly
it’s a judgment, so it gets really,` really
tricky the idea discernment versus
judgment and what place does discernment
have in our lives. So let’s take a look
at that and one thing I want to share
before we kind of launch into the
questions specific questions is that you
know discernment is I’m going to give
you some tangible tools for discernment
but you know there’s there’s people that
will love a teaching love a teacher love
a philosophy or whatever and then fall
out of love with it and they might say
well you know this this is not good I
liked it but it’s not evolved enough or
it’s not that you know they’ll find some
thing they don’t like about it so one
thing I want to share though is
discernment can be done without judgment
you can discern that you know this
certain thing isn’t your style certain
diet isn’t your thing and that’s fine
it’s just not your thing but it’s like
saying look this isn’t my thing
instead of saying that’s wrong my
discernment my or or the rules of nature
or say this or politics say this facts
science you know and we try to back
these things we have to have some sort
of proof that something is or isn’t good
or healthy or whatever if you’re gonna
say that you’re not judgmental about
these things then really one way to
discern that is whether you’re speaking
about yourself know you know I’m good
then that doesn’t work for me or I
really like this particular thing
instead of you’ve got to do this this is
the highest this is the
and so on and it gets very tricky
because for example joining with God
communion with God is better than
day-to-day philosophy intellectual
philosophies of life you know so in in a
sense we still can say something is more
advanced but even then if for somebody
else let’s say that it’s true that
something you’re studying or something
you’re doing is really really more
powerful in its effect it’s vibration
and so on and you say to somebody this
is this is more evolved than the thing
you’re studying that may be true even
measurable vibrationally but where
compassion comes in is that you say wow
you know what it didn’t occur to me this
may not be the highest for you or at
this time see I don’t have to say I
guess you just don’t get it you’re not
evolve de nuff to study this
that’s judgment again and and it means
you’re not even getting likely getting
the thing you’re studying you know if
you’re gonna throw out lines like that
so it does get a little bit tricky there
are things that seem to be higher in
frequency higher in vibration supposedly
even measurably so you know what
consciousness is higher than gods I
could say gods consciousness is
obviously the highest consciousness of
all and you could say no no you know I
think that Socrates is wiser than God
you know that could be your opinion and
for you that would be right no sense in
arguing with people and I’m not dissing
Socrates I’m just using up a made-up
example so you know there are things
that we can say this is or isn’t but
it’s really just opinions on earth we
have opinions and opinions in a sense
are different than facts which are
different than truth what’s really nice
is when the facts align with the truth
and our opinions all of these things
when they’re all aligned that’s pretty
cool
but when opinions differ from the facts
it gets really conflicting for some
people and when that’s different then
lowercase T truth that gets even more
challenging worst of all is when none of
these things resonate with the highest
truth the capital T of God so for me
personally I’d like to stay in alignment
as much as possible I try to to allow
the truth of God to reflect into the
truth of Michael meaning my way of
expressing the truth of God but if my
way of expressing it starts to differ so
much that the truth of God capital T
doesn’t even have a T in it anymore even
though it’s shifts to a lowercase T
meaning from the capital T the all God
consciousness lowercase team which means
it drops down into the material world
the four points of across the T the
material world so it’s still the truth
but it’s from a material human
perspective I’m good with that because
it still reflects the truth of God I
typically am not going to get into
conversations with people on opinions
try to stay out of opinions there’s a
discernment you can use I’m discerning
that it’s not going to be the greater
good for me to engage with these
opinions and somebody’s out there that’s
gonna say mine’s not an opinion
mine’s a fact it’s a fact science has
proven that Democrats are better than
Republicans or vice versa it’s a fact is
it you know and they throw these things
out there the more they try to use
so-called facts usually the more
disconnected from the truth that they
are and they have to then compensate
with facts facts that can be manipulated
into looking a certain way and
supporting opinions and the opinions are
still removed from the lowercase t truth
of you know truth that might be there in
our consciousness which you know then is
still removed from the truth of God so
opinions are really usually far away
from the truth of God I’m suggesting
that we all learn to say how how do I
stay in the light of that capital t
truth when a stand in the truth of God
let it let it become the truth as I
understand it I’m okay to to say
you know it shifts into a material
interpretation in my life here
so to my truth and then now I would like
to see my my feelings my opinions and
the facts line up with that when the
facts and opinions shift out of
alignment with truth you have a problem
and that’s when it’s time to say wait a
second something’s not feeling quite
right and that’s a good thing to discern
see if you don’t know how to discern
that oops something’s shifted out um I’m
I’m just discerning that I don’t feel
quite aligned that’s okay that’s healthy
in my opinion that’s healthy
so we shift out we say whoops
something’s not feeling right discern
from your feeling is a great way to say
I get something’s kind of off even if
I’m not factually able to support it in
some way saying it’s a fact that that
something’s out of alignment it doesn’t
matter I allow truth and then lowercase
t truth and then even my sense of
feeling to say mmm you know in my
opinion
something’s shifting off here and the
facts may not support it but it’s not
the hierarchy it’s not the highest you
know voice for me
truth is lowercase truth second my
opinions aligned with that truth last
third and then last facts most people
will actually live by facts alone and
that’s okay that’s okay that’s where
they’re at it’s just not for me so
the ego is going to try to create its
own version of facts and that’s why some
of us have had relationships with people
who who verbally mentally just like bull
in a china shop they just forced
themselves in you know with no you don’t
get it here’s the here’s the true this
is the fact that you don’t get it this
science has proven you can tell if you
listen it sounds like they’re intensely
confident but in fact they’re becoming
more and more intensely not so confident
which is why they have to get louder and
use facts
it’s very sad if you think about it we
don’t feel sad about them at the time
because they just act like you know
control freaks or jerks but when you sit
separate from the incident you know if
you can get yourself out of that look at
it from a bigger standpoint you realize
wow when I really think about it
this person’s insecure and they’re
trying to use facts which are almost
like fake little puppets because they
don’t know how to connect with the light
of God the real relationship of God and
you and you know it’s on so they have to
they’re segmented from that so they have
to create little false relationships
with thing called call things called
facts and say look look this proves us
this proves this and that never ends
people will argue that’s why politics
and things they it just doesn’t end
because people are not shifting back
into wait a minute wait what about God I
always admire people in high positions
like politicians and so forth the few
that do their best to actually step
aside set aside self and listen to God I
just admire that because they’re in a
world that does so little of that it’s
meaning it’s it’s been designed or
twisted to be designed in a way that
doesn’t allow God technically all things
can receive God’s guidance in them but
politics is one that has you know
progressively edged God out and created
its own little system
and it’s a great system not great in a
good way great meaning
perfect for dysfunctional consciousness
perfect for argumentativeness and never
coming up with solutions every solution
has almost the same amount of
oppositional arguments and they just
there’s never peace you know it’s like
how could that be I mean it doesn’t even
make sense to me to create a system like
that I would not be able to do that I
would not be able to have a household
where everybody they call it checks and
balances which is suppose it’s supposed
to mean
we keep ego in check that’s supposed to
be what it means but instead we’ll keep
everything in check we say yes there’ll
be just as many knows say no there’ll be
just as many S’s everything stays in
conflict and that’s not God and you
could say well let’s look at that is
that an opinion yes one that’s aligned
with the truth how do I know that I know
it you may not agree so you can say well
no I don’t see it that way that’s fine
that’s where you do your best to get
your opinions to line what you see to be
the truth for me knowing what the truth
of God is which is peace love oneness
conflict doesn’t align with that
therefore I don’t see it has something
that you know is congruent with the way
of God and I do believe there is a way
to do that but I don’t believe most
people are willing to try and most
systems aren’t allowing it because the
systems are created by people so I have
some questions here from you folks and
you know and and the last thing I want
to share before I go into the specific
questions is these truths when you’re
asking these questions you’ll understand
why I’m doing a prelude to this it’s
because people have this almost like a
you know everybody’s got this even in
spirituality this ad D attitude like
they can’t keep their attention very
long on anything so they go you know hey
what you’ve been doing lately oh I’m
doing great man I’ve been taking care of
my health and you know doing some yoga
and really
enjoying my life you know Oh yoga oh I
did that 20 30 years ago now I’m into
and they’ve got some new thing they’re
into check with them five years from now
and they’re into something else and the
next thing and the next thing that’s
that’s people that follow fads whether
it’s author fads or teacher fads or
teaching fads or movie fads there’s
something that they’re into now if
they’re doing that and there’s a pattern
of it at all chances are they’re gonna
be into something else tomorrow
proverbial you know tomorrow so that’s
not really a teaching or a teacher that
I would be into following yeah I’m into
this guy who changes his mind every
other day so I’m really somewhat proud
of the fact that what I know is pretty
consistent and I ask you try to find a
way to be consistent instead of shifting
oh this today I’m a pagan but up now
pagans gone that’s all that’s silly now
more evolved I’m a Buddhist
and then the Buddhist you know you walk
around acting you know pseudo Buddhist
is most of most Buddhist or pseudo
Buddhist I’m not saying ones that are
sincerely following the practice I’m
talking about people that claim to be in
that lifestyle or consciousness most of
them are not real you know but you know
you you now you know they’re into that
and then that shifts to something else
and you know whatever it’s like it’s
just it’s all just part of the game it’s
all an illusion and it’s very sad but it
tells me that’s not for me I’m looking
God is God is and because God is God is
consistent and so for me one way to know
how I’m doing about my in terms of
integrating my spirituality is to know
how consistent I am if I’m hopping
around with different belief systems and
it’s not it doesn’t for me it doesn’t
resonate as real now mind you I teach on
just about every subject Under the Sun
honestly I don’t know of teachers that
have such a broad spectrum of topics but
underneath it there’s one consistent
thing and that’s what I did God God is
and then I can teach about paganism and
I can teach about evolution and I can
teach about cosmology and astrology and
whatever mysticism whatever but under it
God is and so that’s kind of a nice a
nice thing to know that I could teach
these things but nothing changes for me
in terms of the core of it all
God is it’s our return to God that
really matters most so I don’t you know
I don’t I’m not really impressed with
people that jump around a lot I think
it’s a sense of loyalty but it’s also a
sense of groundedness but it’s also a
sense of this works why would I change
it and it’s always worked the the choice
to believe that God is I am we are and
so it is and getting back to that you
know keeping that as our core to me
that’s fantastic so I you know for
example you you guys you know we all
have people there as a teacher there’s
people that love me they love my
teachings and then they hate me hate my
teachings well wait if you ever truly
loved me
meaning any of us to Benny if you ever
truly loved my teachings then you got
them right you got it
you couldn’t have loved it without
getting it if you really got it how
could you start hating it see so when
people say you know they love us and
then all of a sudden they’re not in love
with us and they go even that they
dislike us later what it means is if
they were never real cuz love does not
die it cannot die love is a reflection
of God and God cannot die so when you
know then just understand forgive them
they know not what they do but it does
tell us in a sense that’s a discernment
on relationships and discernment on
students when you’re a teacher be
careful not to too overly invest in or
take on oh how much they love and
respect I thank you when you say that
thank you
it’ll only be between you and God to
know if that’s real or not you can tell
me you like me you can tell me you like
my teachings I appreciate it but is it
real because I only care about it if
it’s real you can tell me you like my
teachings but if it’s not real what does
that matter to me I don’t care how am I
gonna know if it’s real only you and God
know so I leave it to you and we all
need to do that with others people they
like you they don’t like you stay out of
the investment of it appreciate it when
they seem to like you don’t lose your
when they don’t seem to like you but
just know it does confirm that they were
never real in the first place they were
coming from some momentary agenda or
some momentary glitz you know some
momentary thing that that they thought
that you know a thing that they liked
about you or something they thought
they’d get from you but if it changes it
wasn’t real so it’s okay
all right questions people asking this
is all these are a variety of questions
but they’re all under one umbrella
discernment so briefly and some of you
have posted these on YouTube some on my
Facebook page and some email this is
about health should I use an allopathic
physician or use allopathic medicine or
holistic medicine great question you
know what if you have a major illness
and you try to handle it holistically
everyone watching this has known at
least one person that has done things
holistically that didn’t work and
everybody watching this has also tried
one thing at least one thing allopathic
aliy which means mainstream medicine
that did not work yet talk to either
group and they’re all gonna say you know
oh that thing doesn’t work I know
somebody who tried that it did more
they’re gonna blame each other what I’m
saying is there’s a place for all of it
discernment doesn’t mean you have to
choose one thing or another try to learn
to honor everything has its place and
it’s all an illusion in this world
anyway but everything has its place well
in the illusion you know if you said to
me if you know unfortunately I’ve not
really been sick much in my life you
know but let’s say I had a full-blown
flu and I don’t know that I’ve ever even
had a flow I’ve never had the vomiting
and stuff people have every so often
sometimes every flu season they call it
you know that’s really great because
them it’s predictable season oh oh here
it comes and then they get it again but
if I were to have some full-blown flu
and it caused what they say you know
aches or vomiting or whatever it is I
could sit and sip on
organic herbal tea and it’s kind of nice
to know that what I’m taking in is
organic so that feels kind of cold but
if I’m really hurting and sick what if I
have to you know pick up my kids at
school if they’re little or something
you know and I got to get to the school
together and there’s a drug of medicine
that knocks out the symptoms for a
couple of hours I think I would take
that if I were you
why not oh it’s dangerous it could do
this and then well yeah a meteor could
hit you too but right now the kids need
picked up at school so go you know it’s
okay it’s like my this is what I’m
sharing here is is you know the best I
can explain to be the truth of God
reflected in a human thing I’m not gonna
get into arguments about opinions or
pseudo facts I’m just gonna say here’s
what feels right but I am sharing it
from me and you might not agree but be
careful not to get too polarized and say
right wrong just chill and understand
they’ll allow everything to have its
place just like I said about people
studying something that might not seem
as evolved as something you’re studying
that it’s good for them now so learn to
be accepting not enabling but accepting
of where people are at so I would just
say there’s a place for it and and a
time for it and if you have a relative
that’s going for surgery and you don’t
believe in it the last thing you should
be doing is shaming them for having
surgery or taking medicine pills because
they have depression well just get over
it that’s that’s actually hurtful and
inappropriate
it doesn’t join with them it doesn’t
honor them you’re wrong in them and then
them going on to your version of what’s
right could actually cause them harm and
then it’s on you so allow accept love is
what it is someone asked which is better
vegan diets or you know others like the
variety of meat-eating and vegan and so
on again I’ve you know I’ve personally
until now experimenting a little I’ve
never
had vegetables in my life but I also
never ate meat some people here that I
don’t eat meat they think oh he’s a
vegan or vegetarian others think the
opposite when they hear the opposite
I don’t really I’ve never done either
you know and that doesn’t mean I don’t
have an opinion or a voice or an idea to
share with you but I will say again
accepting it’s important to love meat
eaters even if you’re a vegan
don’t make your veganism a religion and
then shame and crucify people for it
that’s it’s sick it’s to do that is
actually a sickness and it’s not coming
from love it’s not coming from God or
the truth of God so people will do what
they do if you’re gonna say no no you
know eating meat is cruel it’s bad okay
then you just shamed all the Native
American cultures throughout history
nice job nice one fell swoop poor
judgment on an entire race of people wow
that was pretty good yeah all right very
evolved not really if you think about it
so be careful you know be careful some
people it’s they believe they need to
eat that some people think they need it
for protein some people it’s a cultural
thing their foods I only know this if
you know I’ve said this before
somewhere along the line but if I were
crash-landed in a desert and it took me
days to walk out of that desert but I
saw rabbits or something that I could
kill and somehow eat so I could sustain
life I would fast I I don’t really have
it in me to kill things and I’m not
trying to shame people that eat meats
and so far I’m just saying I don’t have
it in me I still I still eat one or two
types of meats on a very limited basis
and only one or two types I’ve never had
fowl of any kind of never had steak and
you know you know these kind all these
kinds of meats that people eat never
done it not interested in trying I don’t
need to be healed from my not eating
meat you know I’m fine with it I’ve had
family since I was a kid trying to
coerce me I remember my father trying to
pay me you know and he would get his
friends together
you know when we have people over watch
this watches Michael and then you know
he would offer me $10 which to a kid it
you know in 1960 or early sixties you
know that was a lot of money man you
know all of a sudden he watched us
Michael
just take one sliver of this beef and
eat it I’ll give you $10 I mean I didn’t
go hmm it was not an option it wasn’t
gonna happen his friends would be like
what’s wrong with this kid it wasn’t
gonna happen so you know it didn’t work
for me but I still don’t condemn people
for eating me just cuz something doesn’t
work for you doesn’t mean you have the
right you know to judge others for it so
no meats but at the same time same with
you know the vegetarian stuff it wasn’t
veggie you know vegetables it just
wasn’t my thing so I would only eat
these limited few things you know and
got used to that bread do you know toast
cheese something simple and some people
love and admire me for that which I’m
that’s fine some people hate me for it
don’t care it’s fine because that’s
their trip if they like me for it
there’s something in them that’s good
that sees light is something they like
that’s great they hate me for it there’s
something evil in them a darkness that
they’re projecting onto me that’s great
that’s the other thing we learn to let
people have their thing okay so that’s
something to consider when it comes to
the foods I I know some of you are gonna
be hot on the trail with this one
thinking you know God he’s gonna you
know condemn one style or another and
it’s not me and I don’t do that it did
it because it’s not truth it really
isn’t so I’m fine with what is and love
you all you know whatever you know foods
and diet you choose it’s fine
but do discern what feels right for you
if you go off meats and you get sick you
might have to consider meats or a
supplement for meats like I said I
personally wouldn’t be the type to to
want to kill things as little as
possible you know but that’s that’s me
and my expression that doesn’t mean I
wrong people for it alright hopefully
I’ve addressed that at least and enough
for now next question when it comes to
topics teachings like a Course in
Miracles
you know there’s course in miracles’
versus say other like motivational
teachers Christ consciousness versus
motivational teachers everything has its
place there are some very popular
motivational speakers I’m not going to
name names but if I do slip forgive me
but I typically I don’t think I’ve ever
and I typically don’t want to use
people’s names because then it becomes
an ism that people go after you know but
there are motivational speakers and and
they they really they spout you know how
much they make they have their own
planes and their own airports and their
own launch pads and their whatever you
know it’s like oh I have a swimming pool
in my kitchen I’m so wealthy it’s like
someone’s being helped by that that
someone is maybe on a fundamental level
maybe it’s a business person that would
hear that rather than hearing me talking
about Christ consciousness so is that as
evolved no but is it doing as much good
at least for somebody for where they are
in the moment yeah technically you could
say that so that’s alright
so I’m I’m not one to myself get all
impressed by the high-rolling
so-called spiritual teachers but they’re
really motivational just learn the
difference of what you call them they’re
not spiritual they probably shouldn’t be
calling themselves that and I don’t
think some of them do they say what they
are you know they’re motivational
teachers or self-help gurus and other
terms for it so that’s that but I don’t
compare them and don’t see them as
similar other than that they help people
to great great spiritual teachings like
the Christ consciousness Course in
Miracles and so on what about the course
versus some other books there are some
books where people said that they’re
channeling God God’s messages gods you
know input God’s feedback and so on
understand that the ones that made it
very big maybe everybody had a copy
you know these these and and you guys
are watching you don’t have to type in
there what I’m talking about and expose
them I mean if you feel there’s a need
to go whatever that’s fine but you know
you don’t have to but there are some
books and we should all know what they
are really but if we’ve been around that
you you know it should come to your mind
but yeah there’s books you know this is
God talking and it almost never is it’s
you know there’s a guy who said God
talked to me and here’s what God says
but it’s really not it’s really my
interpretation of God so it’s like if
you come to me and you say Michael if
you were a rose what would a rose say
and then I would be sort of channeling
the consciousness of a rose this happens
people do this you know shaman do it
with plant medicine and so on you’re
channeling the consciousness of that
thing or an animal animal medicine and
so on meaning animal energy animal
symbolism so I don’t mean medicine
extracted from an animal you get it all
right so you know instead the person
sits and kind of wonder what God thinks
about this and they get a real nice
epiphany like ah but that doesn’t mean
it’s God because it isn’t most of the
time but I will say and respect and
honor it’s someone’s version of God and
that’s not too bad that’s better than
their version of their ego so it’s
better you know but it’s not it’s not
what you were sold to believe that it is
so I’m you know I don’t get real
impressed with that stuff either right
because I know what it is it’s you know
this person’s version of and that’s what
maybe that you title it you know God as
I see it okay that would be more honest
but it wouldn’t sell as much and then
people are asking oh my goodness the
popular Channel one of the biggest ones
if not the biggest channel these days
you know very big on manifesting and
prosperity and stuff which is in itself
tells you maybe it’s a sort of a limited
consciousness because it’s on stuff but
there is someone out there that’s a very
popular channel
and and a lot of you have asked you know
what about this channeling versus A
Course in Miracles well there is no
versus really because of Course in
Miracles is the teachings of the Holy
Spirit and of Jesus which are sort of
the same but sort of distinctly
different but it’s the Holy Spirit and
Jesus Jesus meaning the one that
attained Christ consciousness so if it’s
Christ / holy spirit channeled in a
course of miracles and there is no
consciousness higher in the universe
then God itself with God’s beyond the
universe there’s no consciousness higher
than these then why would I even need to
answer that question
that’s the highest now when these
channels say you know oh well Course in
Miracles it’s wonderful look but I mean
one of these channels says course is
wonderful but it’s outdated
we the channel happened to be higher
because we’re more recent which is a
great God you can’t you can’t defeat
that the fact that they say work because
we’re newer we have newer information
you can’t argue that because they’ve
made a self Proclamation that sustains
themselves it’s perfect for an ego
statement but this is very important
whether you understand that or not it’s
very important because when I’m
discerning to listen to a channel a
channeling the book a teacher whatever
you know anywhere along my way I’m
looking for it to be consistent the way
I talked about a few minutes ago about
consistence is important but I’m also
looking to see does it stay congruent
with what I already know to be true now
I know God can be trusted Holy Spirit
Christ Jesus that’s good Krishna you
know I know that there are certain
consciousnesses beings that I can trust
that are aligned with real truth now you
can come along you can dress great you
can talk the talk you can even manifest
stuff materially like you know look at
that I just manifested a gold coin
that’s fantastic
but as soon as you are incongruent or
out of alignment with what I know to be
light of God I’m done because from then
on I’m just tempted to settle and so I’m
not interested and that’s a good
discernment for any of us so I’m not
saying you have to dump the teachings of
so-and-so because they slip and say
these things but it is cool for you to
be able to rise to a level of
consciousness to be able to see through
those things so those teachers teachings
those channels um they don’t really do
anything for me let’s say that one of
you sent me a mean that had a quote from
one and the meme made sense that’s great
it says something you know love is the
universal law of all laws great I go wow
that’s true that’s all I don’t diss it
just because it came from them if they
happen to get a tidbit of truth that
came through great but I’m not going to
choose to be a follower of follower on
any level major follower minor follower
when I know that they’re also biessing
people to a degree biessing meaning
they’re claiming that something I know
is of God is lesser than them what would
say that other than the ego that’s
that’s that’s completely an ego axiom a
proverb of the of the ego you know we’re
better than God itself I mean it’s just
perfect so it doesn’t interest me so um
you know if you know who I’m talking
about and you have interest in it don’t
let me tear you away from that you know
if you’re getting something from it by
all means get something from it but
learn to open your eyes to and go WOW
yeah I see I see that when people come
to you and say well you know this
teacher said that it’s beyond of course
the miracles because the course is old
you know just it’s up to you whether you
want to reveal that to them or not and
say really well you know it’s up to you
if they’re growing from that other if
they’re actually becoming better people
from it I would think twice about
shooting them down on that but it’s it’s
you have to discern what feels right
you okay and on that no you know
edgar cayce fantastic stuff man casey
his accuracy his clarity the beautiful
stuff but one time and i’ve told this
story before in a couple of classes but
there was a time when there was a
popular channel from europe and casey
was obviously a channel of sorts but in
in america but there was this very
popular channel and casey had to come in
just at the at the ending of what we
called mediumship europe have the
mediumship seances and all that today
what we call channels you know but they
have mediums in those days much more so
and Casey’s coming out and he’s not
really doing the medium kind of a thing
it’s not spirits per se he’s channeling
instead the Acacia chrec ERDs so he’s
essentially he’s tapping into the
consciousness of all mankind different
than a deceased being and so it’s much
clearer much more beautiful and much
more effective than useful i think so
there were these people that went to
this medium and they said you know did
you hear about this edgar cayce and he’s
amazing and the beings channeling we
have heard of edgar cayce and you know
and he’s he’s okay you know but we could
help him if he comes and lets us channel
through him these beings and so they
went to casey hey Casey guess what
everybody knows this channel they’re so
popular the beings that come through
them want to come through you Casey’s
like oh I don’t know you know trying to
keep an open mind all the stuffs a
little weird to me because he didn’t
know about any of it consciously
so he says okay so they went into a
trance and he said what should we do and
the answer inside the voice that spoke
to not needed
you’re doing fine okay let it go he lets
it go send the message back to the
channel in Europe and hey you know Casey
said no and the beings try again well he
needs to understand we can raise this
level of channeling and so on it’s on
his information if he lets us come
through they go back to Casey second
time and I’m not sure if it was just two
or maybe even three times they went
you really need to consider this Casey
they’re telling him when he’s in trance
you really need to consider this because
they said that they’ll let these other
spirits can come through you and it can
raise your level of channeling finally
Casey the voice coming through him which
is Christ consciousness in a sense
coming through him says do those beings
know better than the God that created
them and what that meant that was like a
holy disc it was so cool it was like you
know wait a minute you think we need to
open up to you who are you
you’re just deceased spirits that act
like you know something you know a
little dish you don’t know a little debt
and you come through people and it’s
impressive to some people this is a
clearer channel and we don’t need you
we’re doing fine don’t impose your stuff
on us just like we should say to people
just like you should say the spirits
that oppress you back off not interested
I’m all about the light of God and
that’s a really cool level of
discernment okay then discernment
how does Jesus compare to other teachers
there’s because Jesus isn’t teacher he’s
the Christ everybody else is a teacher
Mohammed Buddha they were all teachers
and they we know this I’m not kind of
trying to fighter compare anything very
simple all the teachers taught their
regions their people their cultures
their races etc Jesus actually is known
in the Bible and lost books of the Bible
we can discern that he was he went to
all cultures he went to the Americas the
Native Americans talked about this in
their legends he went to India he went
to Europe you know here and there
everywhere so again you know be careful
understand that when I’m talking about
Jesus or Christ I’m not like praising
like some fundamental Christian I’m just
I’m just going with the truth you can’t
argue dispute the fact that there is an
alignment there’s a higher consciousness
than most you know so you go with that
you go with this this is the highest why
what I want to settle for anything less
now mind you I quote all the various
teachers Moses Buddha etc but I still
choose to let the greatest priority be
Christ itself as a consciousness I’m
happy that Jesus you know reach that
level and that becomes a great model
Jesus reached that level but my job is
to also reach that level so I use Jesus
as an example because he is a human that
reached that but it’s Christ in Jesus
that’s the more important piece not to
Jesus himself okay so hopefully that
answers that
and I’ve done talks on some of these
specific talks on each of these there’s
one I’ve done Jesus and Buddha so you
can look that up on YouTube and or some
of my videos that are sold on my website
but the YouTube things are all free so
go to either one and see where I’ve
talked about Jesus and or Buddha okay
then was Jesus married I talked about
that in a specific talk on just that but
was he married
you know I could say you need to discern
that why does it matter is it important
to you so if you could imagine him being
married and you could imagine what kind
of a person he would be in partnership
try to be more like that that that would
be a useful thing to get caught up in
belittling him and making him married to
make a more human instead of less divine
isn’t really gonna help us so I would
steer away from that but I have done a
talk on that so go look that up how do
you know when to trust someone and again
I’m having to be somewhat brief because
there’s lots of questions but don’t
trust anyone that is to say don’t trust
anyone’s ego when you say how do you
trust someone what you’re really most of
you would be meaning when you ask that
is is there anyone I can trust to be my
partner’s anyone I can trust that won’t
lie to me you’re coming from a fear or
defensive fearful or defensive plays and
you don’t even need to ask let’s just
let’s just nip it in the bud don’t trust
anybody don’t trust their ego you say
don’t trust their II
go but trust only one thing and that is
that deep inside everyone has a spark of
divinity that’s what you can trust
meaning I can trust that even when you
act like a jerk I’m trusting that
there’s a light in you and I release you
to find that light but my answer’s no
you know about whatever your wanting me
to do you want me to lend you money and
I know you’re a flaming addict and that
you usually use money for your addiction
the answer’s no oh you don’t trust me
actually I don’t
not the addict but I trust that part of
you is made in God’s image when you find
that part I’ll lend you some money you
see but it’s when they find in access
and integrate and live that part do we
really need to forgive people even if
they’re harmful such as family it says
yes you have to forgive everyone but you
don’t have to move in with them you
don’t have to lend them money you don’t
have to do anything love and forgive
them but you can still say goodbye see
again underneath this all is discernment
meaning what feels right I’m gonna love
and forgive you but what if you were
sickly abusive to someone in the family
or to me or whatever I’m still gonna
love and forgive I’m loving it forgiving
who you really are
I’m loving it forgiving so I can see the
real you the one that is ego based
there’s nothing to love and forgive
that’s not too real you it’s the false
you so I’m gonna say no to it I’m not
gonna enable it I’m not gonna kiss its
feet I’m not going to say why don’t you
just abuse us some more no the answer’s
no to the abuser and yet love and
forgiveness love and forgiveness
it’s similar to the last statement which
is I’m gonna trust the real you I’m
gonna love and forgive that you and I
both experience the false you that’s
what I’m gonna love and forgive but I’m
gonna affirm finding the real you should
we allow astrology to affect us
astrology does affect us but it’s
affecting us as a reflection of what’s
already happening in us a full moon
doesn’t happen to you it reflects that
you are having an inner full-on
experience full moon example just burnt
Mercury retrograde example is saying
that we collectively are affected by the
full moon Mercury etc but those effects
are already there actually you could say
they’re triggering things that are
already in us but they’re really even
more accurately reflecting things so we
collectively every so often get in a
certain mood the moon just reflects it
it’s hard to believe for some people but
that’s what’s happening so mercury isn’t
doing something to you but it’s
reflecting our need to go back over
things you know reconsider contracts
communications agreements or whatever to
reconsider some of these things but it’s
us that needs to do it the mercury you
know the planet isn’t forcing us it’s
just you know reflecting it back hey you
might have missed something oh that’s
right but who is it that’s talking my
soul it’s mercury within my soul that’s
reflecting that to me okay is it okay to
use hallucinogenics well of course you
do them you know so how can it not be
okay you could do it any form of
hallucinogenics I don’t care if it’s
beer calming you down or hallucinogenics
that actually alter your mind and you
start to see things you know someone was
asking in a session recently about it
just a day or two ago and it’s you know
they thought well I know you probably
don’t approve of that I don’t have any
disapproval or approval of loose
energetics you do what you do but but
how could you try to get how could you
convince me that I would need that to to
know higher things I don’t need it and
to think I do need it is actually a
dysfunctional thought that means I’m
totally unplugged and disempowered from
the truth of God I don’t need anything
so centering God that’s the truth
the hallucinogenics I know for some
people here’s one of the values that may
be the only value of them is
that they show you that there is
something else if you go to them to get
to something else you’re off because it
can’t give you got it can only make you
realize there are things other than your
linear thinking of life so you go while
there’s more yes there is and you could
then say could say and more ultimately
as god I’m going to get in touch with
God
great and now you won’t need those other
things anymore how can we choose the
best teachers authors and so forth to
study I kind of covered that already but
I would say find one that’s consistent
find one also that teaches at the
highest level I think it’s fine if you
want to if you’re going to mechanic
school that the guy who doesn’t have to
be all Christ II you know and part the
engine you know with through magic like
the Red Sea Moses you know let them
teach at the level that they teach at
there’s nothing wrong with if that’s
what you need to learn if you need to
learn foot reflexology you don’t need to
have a Christ at being get a foot
reflexology teacher it’s great healing
arts you know mechanical skills whatever
it happens to be that’s fine but don’t
think that is all just like the
hallucinogenics mundane more mundane
teacher of hallucinogenic they’re there
things that can show you something in
that moment but when you say you know
how can you choose the right teacher the
right would be whatever you’re needing
in the moment but if you’re asking the
highest teacher teaching go for
something that’s consistent and go for
something that introduces you as closely
as possible to God so therefore their
teaching should be somewhat applicable
they should be you know sounding right
for your heart you know consistent and
consistent to other teachings that you
know have been right if somebody comes
out you know and and says oh it’s all
completely wrong of course the miracles
doesn’t get it get your Casey heat
that’s old stuff man he doesn’t get it
it’s okay for me to say I’d like to add
you see me quoting Casey and Socrates
and anybody else but you don’t see me
saying they’re passe they’re nothing
they’re lower
they are great for what they’re doing
you know so that’s about it you know
that’s about it there when I sometimes
and I do my best to be really loving a
patient with all teachings but you’ll
see y’all hear me sometimes make fun of
some things like religions and so on but
I’ve also if you hear me all the way
you’ll hear me credit them for teaching
people that are at that level I don’t
really believe that there’s a you know
something permanently wrong with them
and completely wrong with them but I
will sometimes make fun of the things
that go on to control and the games and
the you know all those kinds of things
because that’s that’s my way of
discerning to say you know here’s where
it’s kind of cool kind of right and
here’s where things go off a little bit
whatever that subject may be all right
so I’m gonna close with the question
came up tools for discerning so let me
just you know cover these briefly the
first thing to ask yourself when you
hear something learn something does it
resonate with your heart
it just doesn’t resonate with you don’t
say it’s wrong if it doesn’t resonate
it’s just not right for you so does it
resonate you know kind of breathe into
that and sort of adding to that sort of
for that first line does it resonate
does it feel loving because as far as
I’m concerned as far as I’m concerned if
it doesn’t have a loving vibe I’m gonna
question it now that gets tricky because
there are times like Jesus running them
money changers out of the temple doesn’t
sound real lobbying to see though that
must not have been right no no that’s
just hard for us to understand that you
can be loving and kick ass at the same
time you can say to somebody back off
and it come from love but you can’t say
oh listen if it’s not too much trouble
could I get you to just back off
slightly some people would not get back
off from that and they won’t back off so
you have to speak more firmly so it gets
a little tricky but generally speaking
loving it should feel loving
in miracles sometimes edgar cayce
michael mere dad some teachers teachings
they sound boom like two-by-four you
know to the forehead but if you listen
underneath it you’ll still hear and feel
a sense of love and that’s a good thing
but also remember is it whatever you’re
asking about studying questioning is it
congruent with other things that you
know really feel strongly know that you
know it to have been true so before I
can discern anything and all this is not
about judgment before I can discern
whether I’m gonna resonate with
something or not here’s my Center these
things are over here and some are in
here and so on spattered about teachings
books whatever here’s my Center if
things are spattered about I only need
to be looking at the ones that happen to
have fallen in right in this column of
me my consciousness now what do I want
my consciousness to be Michael
and what’s Michael interested in
mechanics or logic or psychology or
whatever topic see if I don’t know who I
am I won’t know what things resonate
with me so I I surrender my little self
to the I am of God and that’s what I
want to learn right here it’s what I
choose to learn right here love God
peace now one thing the spatter about
books teachings teachings it teachers
videos presentations on TV or whatever
wow I’m right here even people in my
life
hair are you are you in here because if
you’re not no biggie
love you see yeah but love you if you’re
in here Wow nice
very very cool and that’s discernment
the ultimate discernment Who am I and
what am I about I’m not saying you have
to be into the I M of God but whatever
you are into know it and it’ll help you
discern whether something is right for
you if you are low self-worth and you
know no goal of higher integrity there’s
a lot of things with resin
with you maybe not even God now not
because God doesn’t resonate with you
but you’re not resonating you know
you’re not so it’s like you don’t want
to hear that stuff so people that you
sometimes argue with about love with God
and not killing animals or whatever they
don’t get you sometimes because maybe
you’re here and they’re in their version
now if you go over to them there’s a
spattering there dot you go over to them
and they have their Center and their
Center is I don’t care I don’t really
care I don’t believe in any that animals
don’t have feelings and neither do
Republicans you know you know that might
be their thought system so they they’re
they you know they or Democrats or
whatever they’re into that’s their way
of being true to themselves but really
what’s sad is they usually don’t even
know that there’s are themselves they
don’t know that there’s an identity so
they’re really haphazard about
consciousness about living and that’s
why so many things seem to be okay with
them not really okay but why they just
go with it and day to day to just go
through life like it’s doesn’t matter
because there’s no discernment there’s
no Center to discern from so they just
go with but what they don’t realize even
when you don’t know you’re thinking
choosing you are you never have idle
thoughts of course in miracles’ tells us
you’re always investing in consciousness
somewhere along the line so I’m gonna
find my Center and it’s in God why
settle for anything less
you know don’t settle for any even a
teacher to be your thing let it be God
and let the teacher fit into that column
with you and be a teacher to you in the
your column but it’s your column at you
in God the teacher could pass away but
their teachings could remain because it
still resonates if it ever doesn’t
resonate you know like let’s say you you
were into a certain teaching and you
kind of went even further into something
you’ll know if you did it right if you
still honor and respect the one that no
longer is your primary thing but guess
what if that’s true it’ll still be in
your column as the thing you love and
respect and appreciate when it seems to
have faded over here or even your love
and respect for people I used to love
so-and-so but now I don’t like them
because of what they did now they’ve
segmented from here
but they were never really in a state of
love with you
they were always they were when your
Center was dysfunctional they sue did
you find you changed your alignment now
they don’t fit it’s all about in a
vibration resonance yes that’s true but
it’s also its consciousness so who are
you what are you about make yourself
about God don’t settle make yourself
about God that’s pretty cool then you
say if things don’t resonate with God or
bring me closer to God I’m not that
important to me there you go what kind
of diet do you have well let me check in
this is kind of where I’m at you don’t
agree that’s okay cuz you’re over here
anyway because you’re in a different
vibe zone this fits works for me and so
on and so on you need you know
discernment you have to have a center to
discern from if you’ve got no center of
who you are
you’ve got no true discernment okay pray
that’s made sense and that the answers
to these can you know bring some peace
to some of you who have written these
kinds of questions and I know some of
you have probably hoped for a full hour
on each topic separately as videos can’t
get to them all for a full hour but but
I did an hour or so on the variety of
them and some of them are splintered off
into their own talks so check them out
if you can all right thanks

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Comments
  • I love this talk~ Discernment. Thanks! I like all the different faiths as they have something to offer, I don't label myself or allow myself to be closed minded. I don't know if I would be considered to be jumping around but I study many spiritual mystical paths but do not title myself. I am happy that my friends really have no idea which paths I follow, it is a compliment to me when one friend talks to another and says "I didn't know Stacey does not consider herself a Christian". I listen and let others have their beliefs, I may not agree but don't have to be right in my beliefs, like you say I honor all beliefs. I love your teachings, have for a long time. Thanks for your consistency! The bottom line is love and God and that is what I hear from you in all the lessons.

  • Could someone change from a teaching because they thought it was their thing, but over time they experience or realise it's not their thing, or they discover incongruencies? i.e. they need to try it to see if it is for them? OR they have evolved to something deeper.
    e.g. I've looked at a lot of things but Ramana's main message (Who Am I?), Buddhism and The Course in Miracles talk to me the most, so I keep coming back to them, so that is becoming more and what is truly true for me. So in that decision I can finally go deeper (even if I'm always open to something deeper)??!! Love Dawn PS
    You could just try vegetables, you might be surprised!! Cucumber, sprouts, lettuce and avocado on toast (with cheese!) is yummy! I guess you've heard that eating veges can raise your consciousness/vibration, perhaps an experiment in a retreat? Not telling you, just saying you could play with the idea and experiment!

  • It's interesting, I am a huge fan of swords,knives,etc….5 minutes in I finally noticed the sword,lol. At any rate, I can NOT kill an animal…i don't have it in me either. However, I am a meat eater…..perhaps one day I will be meat free. I love your videos Michael….I have been binge watching…your talks give me hope. They speak to me…You speak to me. Thank you for all you do. I hope you are able to make it to Michigan one day , I'd would attend without hesitation. Love and light. -Joe

  • This is a wonderful talk on discernment. I'm just wondering, the sound on some of these talks are very low – even though I have my sound turned all the way up. Can you turn the sound up on these talks from your end – thank you! I very much appreciate the knowledge you present!

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