Beware of Judgment
By Perry Robinson
There was one thing Jesus was very specific in prohibiting: judgment.
“Judge not, lest you be condemned.”
[“judge” is “krine” (Gk.), “condemn” is “katakrine”; the “kata-“ prefix adds intensity and thoroughness to the action]
The wise Ones remind us that one of the principles of this universe is: Energy follows my focus; and my focus responds to energy.
What I focus on is being expanding and empowered in me and in all things, just because of my focused attention.
It works, no matter whether the energy with which I focus is positive or negative.
When I judge someone or something, my judgment focuses negative energy; what I judge is being expanded and empowered in me and in all things.
When I bless someone or something, my blessing focuses positive energy; what I bless is being expanded and empowered in me and in all things.
Put another way:
What I hate is being expanded and empowered in me and in all things.
What I love is being expanded and empowered in me and in all things.
Or stated personally:
What I hate, I am becoming.
What I love, I am becoming.
The speed and intensity of the energy involved is in measure of the intensity of my emotions in focus.
Additionally, when energy is being generated around something or someone, my attention is drawn to it. When my attention is drawn to it, my focus adds expansive power to that which has drawn my attention. Great performers and tyrants are experts in using this energy, of course, for different purposes.
This is a too-much-ignored downside to the media explosion. All over the world through the internet people have access to information about an almost unlimited array of subjects. The greatest gift of the internet can also be its downside. Be very clear, however: the up or down is not necessarily inherent in the information. Information is information; the energy comes in how I use the information, my emotional content – whether I judge or bless the people and events involved. Nevertheless, what I find in searching the internet draws my focus to it and energy follows my focus. Do you get the drift? I do not even need to spell it out; but energy follows my focus . . . .
They used to say that ignorance is bliss. Not! But the more we know, the more responsibility [response ability] we have. What we do with what we know is our choice. Results will follow our choices.
I have a responsibility to make choices for myself.
When I try to foist my choices upon someone else, I cannot escape those choices also being foisted upon me.
When I give to you it is a way of recognizing that I have received. When I give love and support, it affirms for you and for me that I have received love and support. When I give you judgment, it affirms for you and for me that I have received judgment.
Have you noticed how many public figures have been exposed sensationally, for having committed the very acts they had most vehemently opposed? Their judgments of other have become their own condemnation.
Have you noticed how many ministers and priests have been caught up in the very “sins” they have been preaching against? Their judgments of others have become their own condemnation.
For myself, I have noticed that, since I so strongly resent excessive use and abuse of authority, I can be very authoritative. What I hate, I am becoming; and my judgment of those who misuse authority is expanding the misuse of authority in myself and in all things! Watch what you are thinking, Perry!
Our opinions, pet peeves, judgments, “emotional buttons”, and mindsets do much more than merely make up blinders and boxes, which distort our visions and perceptions. They also march with us through life – actually, more effectively so than the Verizon crowd in the commercial you may have seen on TV. Even without our knowledge they are expanding and empowering everything around us with our personal distortions, AND keeping us from listening to that quiet voice of Creator Spirit.
Creator “rigged” this universe in such a way that we would be continually reminded of all the things which we have carefully hidden inside; and Creator treats both our thoughts and our unconscious mindsets as if they were prayers – AND answers them.
This is not about “good or bad”. This is about being aware of what I desire and pay attention to and about knowing that I actually have been getting what I desire. This shows me why that which I get doesn’t always match what I thought I desired and thought I prayed for.
The intensity of my prayers for what I really desire is too often much lesser than the intensity of my opinions, pet peeves, judgments, “emotional buttons”, and mindsets.
Well, if I do not like what I am getting, perhaps I need to change my prayers.
“Judge not, lest you be condemned.” . . . .
I bless the teaching about judgment; because it reminds me where much of my/our pain has come from.
Pain is a powerful teacher. But pain itself responds to attention [and is not healed but empowered by my focus]; so, enough about the downside!
It is also impossible to bless [an active form of “love”] without being blessed in doing so.
I confirm that I have received, when I give.
I understand that I am forgiven, when I forgive.
Giving healing to another is the way I know that I have been healed.
When I bless the world and all others my cup overflows.