It mystifies me as to why we insist on judging, for it is the single most effective way we separate from each other in our world. And illness in many (actually most) cases is a direct result of how we separate from ourselves and our emotions.
It is glaringly apparent that in times of political dissention or sociological upheaval of any kind, the negative slurs and opinions in response to certain individuals or bodies of people are embarrassingly old paradigm expressions, laced with the worst of judgment and anger.
Recently a friend of mine had allowed himself to get hooked into reposting Facebook postings of a political nature which were profoundly mean spirited and it deeply impacted me. I shared from my heart,
“This isn’t what we came to do. We are Light-workers. We are here to hold higher consciousness. You really got sucked in didn’t you?
We are not here to judge but to use our consciousness, our spiritual conscience, to effect change. If you don’t like what a particular politician is doing, if you see there is a better way, hold that in your creative imagination, image-it-in through whatever means serves the higher good. Or, you can go out in the world and effect the changes yourself. Did we not agree to live and inspire a new paradigm? Did we not agree to be responsible -to respond-to the issues of the day with spiritual integrity?”
Based on my exploration, the bottom line is, the very need or urge to name-call (oneself or others) indicates a glitch within a person’s self-confidence, within the fabric of their self-awareness. Many people feel helpless to effect change and this spawns anger and frustration. But I implore you to realize the power of a single positive thought, of positive imagination and meditation. Come together with others and initiate intelligent sharing and heart-centered activity.
Consider the dynamics involved in attaining a state of passion, (pure passion, not within any religious context:)
When we are in a state of blissful or fulfilling activities, either with another person or alone, we are at peace and in harmony and we are connected to the Divine, to that Higher Source.
In that state, it doesn’t even occur to us to judge. When one is deeply self-centered in the best kind of way, harmony naturally occurs.
This concept may be a no-brainer for many, especially those who have entered upon any kind of a path of self-awareness.
Indeed, the greeting NAMASTE, which was introduced by Eastern mysticism and yoga, is becoming more and more familiar to us here in the West. It means essentially, I honor that place in you that is of truth, love and peace. When you are in that place in you and I am at that place in me, we are one.
Some common Areas of Judgment:
Judgment of Self
Judgment of others
Judgment of others we think are judging us
Judgment of a situation
Judging God for how and why we think God is judging us.