“Who are you to judge?”
I recently heard this question posed, and it immediately sent shivers down my spine. I know, I know, that isn’t the point but let’s look at it anyway.
Who are YOU to judge? I must be God
I have an abiding interest because I believe in the goodness of God, and the creator of the heavens and the earth. And I must admit that for a long time, I’ve bought into the lie that it’s OK to treat people the way I am treated, and that they should cater to my every whim.
Cerning Good and Evil
If asked to choose between tworeshould avoid referring to “good” and “evil”, but I’m afraid I can’t. I can only accept that I don’t have a clue. I do know that it’s a judgement that I’d have to make and I’m working on it.
At present, I see good in:
Many people live their lives based on their relationship with God. I can’t reach them and say they are good, I can only look at the evidence.
People who say they are “spiritual” but don’t live their lives according to spiritual principles.
There are even people that say they are clinging to God’s principles but live like this because they have to. It’s not fair. They don’t have an alternative and they are stuck.
Yet, many articles I read and books I read discuss the benefits of having a good struggle and consider it necessary to have a flourishing spiritual life that isn’t necessarily tidy or orderly.
I’m not saying don’t have a struggle!
I’m saying to myself that I want to move beyond the need to judge. I want to live by what is the heart, what is my intent. I want to create freedom within myself notimposedonmy journey.
Judging other things, or “being ajudge” is a bad way of exploring what is the heart. If you are honest, it’s very likely that you believe there is a “good” way to live your life and that evil things just don’t fit. These beliefs are anNO! According to the dictionary, NO is an “negation or exception” and it does mean “not”.
I’m working on it. I’m changing. I’m in the process of accepting that there is a higher power out there that is more powerful than me, but it took 37 years for me to figure out that believing in an all powerful god who was waiting to help me was a belief that was divorced from any limitations. In the beginning, it was the only thing that could free me from the very things I was imprisoned by.
I’m in transition in all sorts of ways, trying to find freedom from the sense of “I’m spacey” to the more expansive sense of “I am”. The process of accepting that I am more than this “I” stuff, that this simple word “I” that I use to identify myself in everyday life, is the same process that was involved in my awakening. It’s not exactly the same because I use a language that labels things, and this language is a convenience, an escape from having to consider the non-conceptual stuff of what I am. Consciousness, however, does not work this way, except in the sense that “I am” is the fundamental form that it is trying to describe itself. That’s why it becomes such a powerful tool for us to use, because the mind is actually used to define itself in the larger scheme of things.
So, I’m in process. Enlightenment is in the future for sure, and I’m hoping for a quick sale to some company that will help meCommunity College up and keep makingelfith blogs and teachings that could benefit a larger audience. I feel especially bad for future generations that could potentially be living during a mass awakening at this adversarial time. We were all instilled with the idea that if we become ill or poor, others will look down on us and think less of us. A lot of people are doing just that, and many are violently opposed to those who are becoming more compassionate and caring towards others. Perhaps it’s the “religious” people who don’t want to be called weird.
Well, I’m not going to stop calling myself enlightened. I’ve already achieved that, so what’s the point in destroying myself for it? I mean, what’s the point if it just gets me more attention and makes me a martyr of sorts. I mean, what’s the point if it makes me feel better and accomplishes nothing in the long run, except maybe a loss of a few electrons that I don’t like, because now I have to take more responsibility for not being enlightened, which is just fine with me, because I really like to take responsibility.