Do you ever feel like your judgment is weighing you down?
Believe it or not, your most basic desire is to live in peace. As much as you’ve heard stories of great drama and experienced roller coaster rides of up and down, good and bad, your soul yearns to come into the peace, acceptance and stillness that is available only in the neutrality of the Loving.
In order to get there, it is important to see where you are holding onto judgment.
A great visual for describing the actual energy of judgment is to see it as ‘stuff’ in bags placed inside baskets upon a double-sided scale. The scale does not have to be balanced. Some people are carrying more weight on the positive side and some carry more weight on the negative.
These two kinds of people are often referred to as optimists and pessimists, or people who see the glass as half-full or half-empty. It matters not whether someone’s judgments are stored on the side labeled ‘good’ or the side labeled ‘bad’. Whichever side of the scale, judgment is still judgment, and both kinds carry a weight that keeps people stuck viewing life from the right/wrong perspective.
For instance, one person may be bitterly unhappy, complaining and judging everyone and everything as ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’. ‘The @#$%!& government!’, ‘The bleeping IRS!’, ‘Greedy insurance companies’, ‘Infernal women’ and so forth – you likely know someone like this.
Another person could seem very happy and positive, going on and on about what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ in the world. This person may seem to have an optimistic or idealistic outlook on life, but may actually be just as stuck in judgmental thinking as the unhappy person. ‘The new schoolboard is brilliant!’, ‘The fundraiser was a smashing success!’, ‘I’m so thrilled to hear your good news’ and so on – you likely know someone like this.
Then there are people who are neither optimistic nor pessimistic; maybe they call themselves realists, analytical thinkers or rationally minded. Usually these people hold lots of judgmental weight on both sides of the scale, even if they don’t express their emotional energy verbally. ‘Be reasonable’, ‘No one should take a risk in this economy’, ‘Job security, that’s what people need’, ‘Dreams are worthless’ and so forth – you likely know someone like this.
People who are strongly entrenched in right/wrong reality are deeply invested in it. They literally have placed so much ‘stuff’ in their baskets of right and wrong that they are stuck, weighed down by the burden of their beliefs. These people have a hard time moving through life due to the weight of their baggage, as they have to drag their scales of judgments with them wherever they go. They often live inside of very small boxes as a result of their heavy load.
People who have very little in the baskets of right/wrong judgment will have more freedom, live lighter and travel faster. These people are able to do more in life as a result of their lightness and higher level of mental and emotional flexibility.
People who have managed to empty their baskets of right/wrong judgments are literally enlightened; they are free of any stuff or baggage that weighed them down in the past, and now see everything through eyes of Loving.
Take a look at your own bags of judgment. Is there more on the ‘right’ side, or more on the ‘wrong’ side? Or are they fairly even? Be willing to explore what is on your internal scale of judgment.
Pick up your baggage and feel its weight. Get an idea of the size, shape and feel of the bags of judgment you’ve been carting around for years. To the degree that you can explore your bags of judgment, you will begin to be able to identify it and finally transform it into Loving. Say, ‘I now willingly explore my judgment, getting a sense of the weight I’ve been carrying in energies of right and wrong.’
Many Blessings of Joy and Vibrant Freedom
Action Step ~ Get a feel for your judgment by exploring what you’ve been holding as ‘right’ or ‘good’ and ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’.
Declaration: “I am now freely exploring my own consciousness, noticing the amount of energy I have stored as judgments of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. I am ready to lighten my load and move into freedom within.”
Additional Support: Listen to this 9-minute closed-eye process on exploring your judgment; please refrain from driving while listening.