Discernment Red Flags
Discernment Red Flags are warning signs that an individual can use to help distinguish/discern between an Authentic Spirituality likely to lead to Connection and an inauthentic spirituality, inauthentic teacher, and inauthentic Message Stream likely to lead towards Disjuncture and Disconnection (Sharp, 2015). Several discernment red flags exist including:
* Identity Flags: Flags that point to ego damage and/or ego corruption and may thus indicate forms of mental distortion or illness that may corrupt the stream. * Behavioral Flags: Flags that provide hints on the quality of an individual's connection to The Fabric of Consciousness. * Quality of Teaching Flags: Quality of teaching flags that provide clues on the commitment of the individual to their purpose and mission. * Ideological Flags: Flags give indications on the trustworthiness of the individuals teachings based on the presence of self-serving, special interest, ideology.
The presence of Discernment Red Flags does not necessarily invalidate a message stream, but it should cause caution and raise critical questions.