Belittle something or someone and you will “be little” yourself. Empower something or someone and you will “am power” yourself.
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It’s easy to judge. It seems like a natural human activity. We like certain things and don’t like others. We prefer some experiences and people over others. We feel happy about some things and unhappy about others.
All judgment results from the separation consciousness that underlies our third-dimensional existence. Because we believe we are separate from other beings and things, we fail to recognize our intrinsic divine connection to everyone and everything else. In actuality, we are all sacred; we are all part of the divine oneness known as the sharing.
In the sharing, all events are neutral. There are no good guys or bad guys. We are all just instances of the divine whole, experiencing interaction with each other. It is our perception of separation that allows us to judge and evaluate. When we understand that everything is one, comparison is impossible and senseless. In the sharing, we are all divine and perfect, exactly as we are. Nothing else is possible.
When we judge others, we engage separation consciousness. We view others as limited, separate from us and the rest of creation. In denying their divine nature and perfection, we must also deny our own. Either we are all sacred parts of a divine whole, or we are all flawed beings. When we put down others, we put ourselves down, too.
Conversely, when we treat others with love and respect, we honor the entire sharing. We recognize our connection and are grateful for company on our life’s path. We acknowledge their divine nature, and in doing so acknowledge our own, as well. We trust that they are inherently divine and do not feel the need to judge.
When we deal with others in a way that honors their sacredness, we engage in conscious connection with our own inner divinity—our sharing within. This allows our sharing within to cooperate with their sharing within to generate life experiences that will help them recognize their own divine nature.
When we help others to see their own beauty and perfection—by treating them well, by speaking to them with love and respect, by thanking them, by encouraging them to trust their own inner wisdom—we naturally reveal our own beauty and perfection to ourselves and to the world. This is why we are alive: to help the divine experience itself in love, joy, and gratitude.
Let’s take a moment to put this into practice. We will begin by slowing our breath, letting it become smooth and even. We’ll picture our sharing within as golden light housed in the center of our chest. The light becomes steadier and brighter with each inhalation. With each exhalation, the light flows out through and around us.
We will continue the breathing and visualization until we feel the peace and comfort of conscious connection with our sharing within. We will notice how we feel happy and satisfied, at peace with ourselves and the world.
Next we will think of the person who most annoyed us yesterday. We’ll mentally list all the reasons we don’t like his or her behavior. We will recognize any judgments we’ve placed on her or him as a result of our evaluation. We’ll also note the emotions that arise as a result of these thoughts. Likely, we feel angry, resentful, and dissatisfied—with the other person and with ourselves, too.
Now we will focus again on the golden light of our sharing within. We will allow calm and happiness to suffuse us again. We’ll acknowledge that the sharing created us and the other person. We will state aloud that we are both sacred and perfect exactly as we are.
We have no need to judge the other person—in truth there is no one else to judge. We are both part of the divine whole. We will bless the other and wish him or her well; he or she has helped us see our own divinity and perfection. We will thank the other person and our sharing within for the gift of this realization.
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Divinely unique and beautiful reader, whom are you willing to cease judging? Please share…