Judgment vs Discernment, Good and Bad People … Do They Exist?

Someone asked me a philosophical question related to one of the philosophies of Taoism (there is no right and wrong, good and bad, everything just “is.”) … and if we are all simply expressions of one Divine Source, can there really be good and bad people.

Oh, the insight that question brought forth … EnJOY!

As Taoism was one of the first things I was spiritually guided to study, I have worked with the philosophy and a version of modern-day Taoism taught by my metaphysical mentor, Stuart Wilde, for many many years.

I do believe that ultimately we are all connected, individualized magnificent creative expressions of one Source.

On the flip side of that, one of the teachings I am here to share is what I call the Platinum Principle: “everything is energy … some energy is beneficial, some energy is detrimental, and that is truly all you need to know.” Learning to apply it in daily life is a lifelong quest (probably not the best word) … but you get the idea.

There are people, situations, energies (both seen and unseen – food is a “seen” energy) that assist us in being more balanced, at peace, clear in thought, higher in vibration, (making a bigger positive impact in the world), more fine-tuned in our intuition, more in flow with the Divine (receiving wisdom, faster desired manifestation, and synchronicity) and there are those with the opposite effect. I believe in making conscious choices, going towards the beneficial and avoiding or limiting the detrimental, whenever possible.

When something or someone triggers us – throwing us into chaos, confusion and/or self-doubt, feeling “off,” energetically depleted, or “wrong,” it is a beautiful moment where we get to see some of the subconscious things we still have left to address through inner healing. It is also an opportunity to inner reflect on whether the person or situation is something to avoid or limit in the future as it is detrimental to us.

There is a difference between judgment and discernment. Judgment triggers anger or upset of some kind. Discernment allows a person to make positive decisions for themselves, set clear boundaries, treat themselves like the spark of Divinity that they are.

There are a million examples of discerning between these two energies (beneficial vs detrimental) – I don’t watch horror films or psychological thrillers, I rarely eat sugar, I avoid people who are always angry, judgmental, narcissistic, manipulate psychologically and/or energetically, or have strange energy that makes me feel weird.

Much of my work helps people develop the ability to know, practically instantly, which energies, people, situations, etc. are beneficial for them and which are not. 🤣💞🧚‍♀️

As I like to say ….

“STOP GUESSING …. START KNOWING!”

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