How much time and energy have we already sacrificed at the altar of self-judgment? What has self-judgment ever done for us in return? What prayers has self-judgment ever answered, or what wounds has it ever healed? Today, let us recall the irrationality of self-judgment by noting three things: First, the ego thinks that it has the knowledge to judge us and our journey, and yet the ego does not even know what we are having for lunch next week, let alone what is in the best interest of the universe. Trust instead, that God and you have co-created a perfect individualized sacred journey, and thus that there is not a moment in it, that is anything other than a gift that you are offering yourself, others, and this world. Once you start to recall that indeed, your journey is a sacred co-creation with God, your need for self-judgment, and because we are all One, judgment of others, will begin to diminish. Practice implementing this truth in your life, and you will be slowing dissolving judgment from your experience. The more you dissolve judgment from your life, the more peace you will experience. When it comes to judgment of self, it is important to recall, that being that we all are One, judging anyone else is basically the same as judging yourself. When you judge another, you are in essence judging yourself, and unconsciously saying to yourself that it is ok for “others” to judge you. You will not be able to align with the state of peace when you are constantly unconsciously judging yourself through others. Yet, this also works the other way around, when you practice making the conscious choice not to judge others, you are unconsciously teaching yourself that it is not ok for others to judge you. In this world of duality, what the ego uses to judge and put you down for, God can use to heal and lift you up to a higher level of consciousness.
Second, give yourself a break by acknowledging that you, consciously or not, are always making the best decision possible with the tools and knowledge that you have available to you at that time. If you, in every moment, are making the best decision possible with the tools, wisdom and self-awareness that you have available to you at that time, then what room is there for self-judgment? Let us recall, that in every moment of our life experience, we are at our highest level of development and self-awareness, and thus, no matter what it might look like to the ego, we are always making the best decision possible, with the tools that we have at hand. The more you can acknowledge and align with this understanding, the less power you will give to the ego’s false concept of self-judgment. The more that you can, in any moment, practice aligning with this knowledge, the less power judgment of self will have over your life. The more you are able to look at your past, see and understand the knowledge and wisdom that you have accumulated thanks to it, the more grateful you will be to your past-self for having gone through what he or she went through to get you to where you are now. This same knowledge and wisdom, when looking at your future-self, you can imagine the appreciation he or she will have, when it comes to what your present-self is going through to assist your future-self in becoming who he or she is meant to become. When the sacred and perfect nature of your co-creation with God is recalled, every step of your journey, from your birth till your return Home, will be understood as useful and helpful, and because of your understanding, your self-judgments will no longer be needed.
Third, the ego would insist that you made mistakes because you were not wise, spiritual, or good enough. Instead ask yourself, how many times have these so call ‘mistakes’ become some of my greatest lessons? And if these so-called mistakes, by us learning from them, turned into knowledge and wisdom, then were they ever truly mistakes or bad in the first place? Anything that helped you grow, develop, mature and become more self-aware, is useful, and thus a gift that you are offering yourself, and thanks to the life experience and wisdom that you obtain from it, a gift that you will one day offer to others. There is in reality, nothing in your sacred co-creation with God, that you need to be embarrassed about, ashamed of, sad, regretful or depressed about. Anytime that you are not at peace with anything that occurred in your past, this is simply because you are not yet fully aware of the gifts and wisdom that they have brought you, or that they are in the process of bringing to you. Anytime that you are feeling in any way bad, sad, negative or regretful, it is not immature or wrong for you to feel this way. Feel whatever way you think you need to feel. Process your emotions in any way that you think that you need to process them. But do, in the back of your mind, always remember, that you are feeling this way, not because you are not spiritual, wise, intelligent or worthy, but simply because you are misperceiving reality, and not seeing or understanding the gifts that are being presented to you in each and every moment. God loves you unconditionally, and He knows that every single step that you take on your journey, no matter how you may have been programmed by the ego to perceive it, is a step that you are taking towards Him, remember this, let go of self-judgment, and return to your natural state, the state of peace.
Today, let us practice letting go of our self-judgments by placing a greater trust in God and the plan that He has co-created with us. When you start trusting in God’s plan for your life, you start to get that not only is your journey perfect and sacred, but also that each and every step along your journey, is perfect and sacred. The more you consciously practice reinforcing this truth, the less you will judge yourself, and the more at peace you will be. Let us also be sure to pay very close attention to the understanding that we are all One, and so if you judge what appears to be another being, you are in essence only judging yourself, and so your self-judgment will grow or diminish, depending on how you treat and interact with your brother or sister. Lastly, let us remember, that on every step along the way, we always did the best we could with the coping mechanisms, tools and knowledge, that we had available to us at that moment in time, and so compassion and understanding, not self-judgment and guilt, are the appropriate responses to ourselves and others, when we look back at what we have gone through and experienced.
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All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember”
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