Discernment and Intuition in 2021: 5 Questions To Bring You Into Your Knowing

With information coming in at a fever pitch, here’s what you’ll need to come back to a state of discernment during this critical time

Right now it feels harder than ever to stay centered in individual knowing. And using personal discernment to know what is true can sometimes feel like an impossible task, especially when surrounded by societal pressure and algorithms. However there are certain things you can do to call yourself home when you’re feeling untethered – questions to ask yourself to perceive your truth from the inside out.

When I first started my spiritual journey I looked outside myself for so much – answers, validation and identity. This made sense because I had no idea where to start. I devoured books and scoured YouTube for spiritual and metaphysical content soaking up anything I could find that was outside the small bubble I grew up believing was my truth.

Alignment With Knowing

I will always look to others for different perspectives. This challenges my belief system and reinforces my growth. Now however, I check in with myself to find out if what I am taking in is something I want to keep and if it feels true for me.

Bringing yourself back into the alignment of your knowing is important right now. Using your keen insight to determine what is true for you in certain situations or when confronted with new information is paramount for personal and spiritual growth. And when things begin to move quickly and it’s hard to tell what’s up from down, having some tools to call upon could be what helps you to maintain your sovereignty.

 5 Questions to Bring You Back to Your Knowing

Is this mine?

Asking yourself whether or not something is yours is powerful and it can be used in the middle of a difficult situation. For instance, in a group of people where there is a lot of energy floating around. you may find yourself feeling angry when you hadn’t been feeling so just minutes ago. Is this mine helps give yourself some space from possible enmeshment of another’s energy or feelings. Catching yourself as this happens takes practice but is fascinating to notice.

Deep down, I know…..

Not really a question but more of a sentence stem. Thank you Kyle Cease for reminding me that there is a place deep within us that does truly know. When you can ask yourself to get clear about that, things begin to change. Call on this knowledge when you find yourself thinking or saying things like “Things will never change” or “This feels hopeless”.

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What if it didn’t have to make sense?

When confronted with new or unusual information that moves you outside of your belief system or perhaps questions how you look at things, take a moment to ask yourself, what if it didn’t have to make sense right away? This allows for information to travel to you without becoming over-analyzed and thrown out before you’re even able to get curious about it.

What does my body have to tell me?

I write about this a lot because tuning into our body is important. It is a living breathing guidance system. Get used to asking your body how it is doing. When you are in a situation with someone new, how does your body feel? When I am in a situation with a new person I will always have that first “gut’ reaction about them. Generally, this sense is correct. As you get used to checking in with your body you may find people you’ve been around all your life leave you feeling drained or with a bad headache. A quick way to figure this out is to become curious about how your body felt before during and after a situation. Your body does not lie.

Is this true for me?

This goes along with your body being your guide and I’ve written briefly about it in another article. Notice what happens in your body when you hear something that is powerful and true for you. Sometimes it’s goosebumps or watering eyes and some notice sensations in their spine. It is also helpful to notice what happens when something is an absolute no for you. You’ll feel that too. This knowing can keep you on point when confronted with something new that on the outside you may be unsure about.

Knowing who we are and becoming a sovereign human being is so important right now. I cannot express to you how important this feels. But don’t take my word for it. Discern what is true for you!

Stephanie Gray

Stephanie Gray is a process arts facilitator, Creative Self - Discoverist, writer and artist and is co-founder of Creative Nectar Studio. Stephanie has been process painting since 1996 and facilitating since 2009. Working from her home studio and on line with folks all over the globe she combines process art making, creative writing, active listening, heart-based questioning and over 20 years of her own self-discovery practice to assist individuals in living a more authentic life, cultivating awareness of their sacred selves.

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