Relinquishing Judgment

Judgment pervades our society. We constantly label, categorize, and place blame. When something that we deem as “bad” happens, we quickly seek to identify who is at fault. We are deeply attached to the idea that there are enemies somewhere out in the world.

But in truth, there is no enemy. There is never an enemy.

All of us are integrally spiritually connected to one another. We may be currently entertaining the deep illusion of separation, but never-the-less fundamentally we are all individuated facets of the same Great Spirit. How can there ever be an enemy when the other is always a part of us?

Those among us who are acting hurtfully are simply doing so out of the ignorance caused by being on this side of the veil: ignorance to their own undiminishable power; ignorance to their inherent worthiness; ignorance to the unspeakable love that exists for them- especially this last one. Everyone who acts hurtfully is suffering themselves, for lack of love has prompted them to act out of fear. Can you forgive your brother and sister who is suffering, like you have? Can you forgive them for being afraid?

Relinquish your need to place blame or be on the “side of right.” For the sense of empowerment one may gain in doing so is only a false illusion set up by the ego. It is fake security. The ego may proclaim, “I now have power over the situation because I have identified the cause of my duress” or “I now affirm that I am good and justified because of which group I belong to-” but such proclamations are illusions.  Like all illusions of the ego, they are created to give us a false sense of comfort, which we often embrace wholeheartedly rather than facing our fears and feeling our discomforts.

You do not need the securities of the ego, including that of judgment. The truth stands firm and strong, always: you are loved, you are cherished, you are divine- and so is the person next to you. That truth when experienced is far more comforting than the comfort that any egoic judgment can provide!

The Ineffable Nature of God

The wonder of “That Which Is” is far beyond any description. The creative power of God is beyond imagining. The beauty of Creation is vastly beyond that which can be quantified. The Love of God is more beautiful and desirable and perfect than anything we have ever articulated in any form in this entire universe!

All things, everything we’ve ever considered or felt or experienced as humans in the sum of human history, is but an infinitesimal speck in the grandeur that is God. God’s nature is totally ineffable, undefinable, and sublime!

How then, as humans of such limited intellects, can we believe that we can quantify “All That Is” in our petty tongues? How can we announce that we have grasped the truth while we are here? How can our rituals, our metaphors, our forms and understandings, our symbols, books, names, identities, beliefs, or stories ever capture the truth? How can our fleshy brains, our failing bodies, our limited minds, our imperfect organizations and systems ever profess to have the truth?

No word, song, voice, symbol, person, place, story, or any other form in all of Creation will ever be able to quantify the great, awesome, awe-inspiring, limitless, boundless, perfect truth of God!

The Gold Mine of Your Experience

Your experience is what it is for a reason. You cannot escape the nature of your experience- because what you are experiencing is always exactly what you should be experiencing in any given moment, based on the many natural laws that Source in Its incredibly loving wisdom has laid out. Thus the nature of your experience itself contains precious keys to your own development and your own life. This includes “negative” experience, which actually contains rich messages for us, if we are willing to listen.

In order to properly excavate the gold mine of your experience, you need to surrender to it. Surrender to your experience itself, not to your ideas about it. You have to be willing to actually feel whatever arises, to fully dwell in the present moment with whatever it is presently offering you, and to do so without any intellectual judgment whatsoever. The more you do that, the more you will be able to see the contents of your intellectual mind- and the resultant emotions- for what they are.

Society’s Misunderstanding

In the context of the larger reality around us, our society currently has a lot of things wrong:

  • We are taught that possessions will make us happy, when in truth they will not
  • We believe that matter is the most real thing there is, when in truth it is not
  • We believe that the Earth and the outer space that we can see is all there is, when in truth they are not
  • We believe that God is judgmental and “angerable,” when in truth He is not; or alternatively we believe God doesn’t exist, when in truth that which we crudely call “God” is more real than everything we know
  • We are taught that we are harshly judged for our mistakes, when in truth all things are understood
  • We are taught that we are only worthy if we do or achieve certain things, when in truth we are fundamentally worthy
  • We believe that we are unloved, when in truth we are profoundly loved, cherished, and adored
  • We are taught that humans are the only beings “with a soul,” when in truth we are not
  • We are taught to fear the dangers of the world, when in truth there is nothing to fear
  • We are taught that we have no power to change the world, when in fact we are incredibly powerful
  • We fear that death is the end, when in truth it is a fantastic beginning

With so much misunderstanding “out there,” it is no wonder that clarity often eludes us. And yet, your greatest source for knowing is not external: your own experience, your own intuition, your own knowing, your own inner connection to Spirit will whisper answers to you when society’s constant messages fail you. God is always speaking to you in one way or another, if you are humble enough to listen. Listen within openly, and with pure loving intention, and you will find that a light is always available to lead you through the ubiquitous misunderstanding of this seemingly physical world!