noun: perception of that which is obscure
noun: the trait of judging wisely and objectively ("A man of discernment")
noun: delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
noun: the cognitive condition of someone who understands
noun: ability to make good judgments
The ability to discern what is real or not is a cultivated trait. It is the seeking from within one's own consciousness for Greater Truth as opposed to blindly believing what some outside authority presents such as unelected authorities as parents, news media, movies, coaches, teachers, preachers, science or political leaders. Developing discernment is a major part of Awakening. Most of everything we think we know comes from outside sources and not from within and is suspect and therefore questionable as to veracity. Cultivating the ability to discern or know from within is the only way to know what is actually real or true.
Three good books that clearly explain this talent and ability are (and why you need it):
Handbook for the New Paradigm, volume 1
Embracing the Rainbow, volume 2
Becoming, volume 3
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Status Report: Self-Government
It's crazy busy. That's the first circumstance.
by Anna von Reitz
We are all coming together. That's the second circumstance.
From all over the world, in all directions, people are waking up. And what they are seeing is amazing to them, in the same way as Dorothy reacted to her first sight of The Land of Oz. It's just plain strange and different from anything any normal person ever imagined, the same way that Technicolor is different from Black and White, and the landscape of Oz differs from that of Kansas.
Then, having glimpsed the strange reality of the "government", people react in horror and fear and denial and disbelief. How is it possible that we have been living in the midst of all this deceit and crime, and had no idea? How is it that so many government officials have been duped in the same way?
One of the most difficult skills we have to teach is what the Hindus call "discernment". Discernment is the ability to discern the truth, to see through the veils of illusion surrounding us, and to pierce to the heart of actuality. Discernment requires the desire and will to seek the truth in the first place, and then, also requires the tools to achieve it.
The tools include quite a range of skills most of us have never been taught: grammar, phonics, the history (etymology) of words, Latin (and Hebrew and Greek), definitions of words and legal terms, logic, mindfulness, centeredness, self-awareness, and ultimately, self-government.
It was never intended by those who mean to profit from us, that we should ever learn these skills, ever discern The Land of Oz, or ever learn to rule ourselves. Ruling over us is the job they crave: to govern us by manipulating our minds and limiting our ability to perceive and ultimately, to discern, what they are doing to us. It isn't in their self-interest to educate us. So they don't.
Imagine a loathsome viper biting through your skin in such a subtle way that you hardly notice that it is there, clinging to your heel. Imagine dragging this thing along with you every step you take, while its poison is very slowly drip-feeding into your blood stream, killing you a bit more every day.
That is the circumstance that we all live with.
In order to kill the viper and get rid of it once and for all, we must learn all these other skills and apply them.
We must learn to self-govern, and never again leave that responsibility to other men, for the only men who desire to rule over others are, by definition, those who are untrustworthy to do so, and those who, unwilling though they may be to step forward, are called to do so in order to save the race of mankind.
And then, as we evaluate the leaders who would lead us one way or another, either deeper into The Pit, or out of it, we must develop the skills of discernment ourselves in order to know the difference between the two cadres of leaders now emerging.
We must also develop these skills for our own sakes, to use in our own lives and our own business affairs, and ultimately, we need these same skills to forge a future for our country and our world. So let's set aside our astonishment and our fear and get on with the job.
Americans are nothing if not task-oriented, so let's accept that our educations were deliberately incomplete and flawed, and we must now make up for it.
The school we will attend is not conventional. The teachers don't have degrees in education. The school itself doesn't have a street address. We carry this institution of Higher Learning within us, in our minds and in our souls. There are two Headmasters, the Devil and our Creator.
And we must learn to discern the difference between the teachings, ideas, and lies of the Great Viper, and our Father. One leads to death and agony. One leads to life and joy.
It's really that simple, and that difficult, and we each face the challenge alone.
So, I have learned and practice a high level of discernment. My Shinola Sensor is acute. I know when people are lying to me on purpose. I know when they are lying in ignorance. And I know when they are telling the truth. This ability is a great natural advantage, but teaching it to others is not so easy.
There are other teachers and they vary from me, because of their own peculiar backgrounds and their path of learning and their own interests and specialties. My only concern about them - and you - is that you understand where they are coming from and therefore understand what to expect and glean from them. Also, there are a very few high level teachers who are treacherous, and those you either need to avoid, or approach carefully to learn from, but not as they would teach you.
I have recommended Mark Emery and the Lighthouse Law Club. This group is centered on learning to cope with the System in practical ways, how to handle traffic stops, divorces, foreclosures, and most of all, business affairs. They regularly come up with nuggets that are insightful and helpful when dealing with the Unreal World.
I have recommended Kurt Kallenbach and his seminars. He currently has one going called "Where Darwin Meets God". I caught the last hour of discussion last night and it was sheer brain candy for those who are already aware. The only caveat I have about Kurt is that he has studied the issues of the Jurisdiction of the Air, which is - admittedly - the most important jurisdiction in terms of understanding the whole scheme - but to the exclusion of the other jurisdictions. That can lead him to say some disparaging things about the realities we face day to day - such as the need to own and control our own Given Names.
The reality is that we all interface with all three jurisdictions and have to know the ropes in all three. We can indeed return to "Kansas" - but The Land of Oz will continue to exist, and its best to have one's plan to deal with Flying Monkeys.
Ken Cousins and the Panterra organization has a wealth of information to offer at their Gemstone University. Again, it is a mixed bag coming from many directions, many subjects, and not all absolutely correct, but overall solid and worthwhile and well-intentioned.
David Straight is wonderful. Karl Lentz is wonderful. Romley Stewart is wonderful. The list of worthwhile teachers goes on and on, and each one of them has something well-worth knowing to offer.
It's the same with all the groups and individuals coming together. We may not have it all absolutely right, and so once again, we come to the issue of discernment.
We all tell lies by accident, if nothing else. We are all fooled to one extent or another, it's just a matter of degree. "All fall short of the glory of God." So while we all deal in facts to the best of our ability, we all make mistakes. We are all impacted by our own experience and limitations.
Imagine a group of people standing in a circle with their backs to each other, all looking out from a mountain top, and shouting out what they see.
That's the situation that we have right now with all the various teachers and preachers in the worldwide Patriot Movement.
And on top of that, we have paid Disinformation Agents out there pounding the streets and the internet, trying to muddying things up deliberately.
Use your Horse Sense, but don't rely on much of anything you learned in school.
Use your instincts and your ability to reason, but don't take recourse to what you have assumed to be true all your life. Assume nothing and evaluate everything and you will be far better off.
In many ways, the Path to Discernment is a path of forgetting what you were taught and learning to see things from different angles, and most of all, becoming aware of the serpent you have been dragging along at every step - the falsehoods and false assumptions that have crippled you.
For those of you who have a solid background and are already pretty far advanced and know the differences between the jurisdictions and the role of semantic deceit in all of this - and who have resources to make a hefty (recommended $600 donation) - I can already recommend Kurt Kallenbach's "Where Darwin Meets God" seminar.
The most valuable thing this seminar will help you with is to demonstrate how the air jurisdiction functions, is organized, and the thought processes and definitions underlying it.
For similar help with the international jurisdiction of the sea (which is where most of us get walloped day to day) our friends in Australia have put together a fabulous presentation on YouTube called "Justinian Deception (Law)"
I personally guarantee that if you are ready for it, you will learn vast amounts of useful skills and information from these two teachers - Kurt for the jurisdiction of the air, and Rom for the jurisdiction of the sea.
You will also learn a lot about courts from Karl Lentz (and some good attitude adjustment, too!) and you will learn more about courts and American History from David Straight, who has his head screwed on and a fine sense of who he is and "where the bear went through the buckwheat", too.
There are many good teachers and good organizations now entering the arena and helping to dis-spell the illusions and lies and semantic deceits that have enslaved people for centuries. In the midst of all this revelation it is easy to get confused and to get side-tracked down rabbit holes, and also fairly easy to be deceived either because of deliberate manipulation by Disinformation Agents, or because of honest ignorance.
The best safeguard is a healthy awareness of The Big Picture, and an open-minded but also skeptical and questioning attitude.
As you study and learn, you will notice that things begin to "fall into place" and make sense. When you are offered a new piece to the puzzle that doesn't seem to fit, you will be aware enough to question it, and that will lead to either: (a) recognizing it as a lie or mistake; or (b) expanding your view of the puzzle.
I am not the best teacher for everyone. We all have our strong suits, our strengths, our weaknesses. I strive to give you a vision of the ultimate goals - the ability to discern truth and achieve self-government being two major goals - and a practical pathway forward. I also try to point you toward developing the skills and "ways of seeing" that are necessary to succeed.
It's a long haul to arrive at the point of being "in it, but not of it". God bless each and every one of you who aspire to be free and self-governing.