Why Do We Judge and What Can Our Judgments Teach Us


"Why would we create judgment if it were meant to take us into darkness and keep us from remembering light?"

Alana: Sandy-being has been talking about this with Susan, and let’s share with you their discovery. Think about judgment as a wonderful shovel. What do you do with a shovel? First you look at it, then you ponder it. Then eventually you learn how to use it. You have your shovel and when you come to something you don’t like, you say, “I don’t like that,” and then you dig. Then you say, “That does not please me,” and you dig some more. Then you look again, or you feel again, or you know again, and you dig some more. As you judge, you dig. What would happen if you were to only judge and judge? You would dig a big hole. Yes? And if you were to continue to judge, you would continue to dig a deeper and deeper hole. You may find that the ground above you may lose its stability. It would eventually cave in on you.

So what do we have here? We know that judgment is a tool, but if we stay only within judgment, our tool does not have much usefulness except to fuel the momentum to dig! Here we are judging and digging. We judge some more. We dig. We judge again. We dig. As we are digging and digging and digging, deeper and deeper, eventually we will find that things look pretty dark and bleak. Through our digging, and through our judgment, we have separated ourselves from the light! As we separate ourselves from light, the mountain of dirt that is piling up will build more and more evidence that light does not exist. It seems this way because as we dig we are looking down into a deep, dark pit. So what can we do with this tool of judgment? Why do we have it? Why would we create judgment if it were meant to take us into darkness and keep us from remembering light?

When we judge, we are trying to protect the seeds that we have planted. We are protecting our garden. As we judge, we are protecting that which we wish to nourish. So what if we use our beautiful shovel as a tool to manifest instead? How do we do this? First, we begin to appreciate our judgment. We can do this by saying, “I just judged.” If we also have judgments about that we can say, “I just judged my judgment and I appreciate that.”

It is so very powerful to ask yourself, “How does my judgment wish to serve me? What is it wishing to awaken in me? What is it wishing to bring me?” Perhaps your judgment is trying to point you toward self-love. Perhaps your judgment is trying to tell you something about yourself. Perhaps your judgment is trying to show you something about yourself that you can honor.

Your judgment is wishing to reconnect you to the Source of your being. You might ask, “Is that honorable?” Alana feels it is. Judgment is an incredible and passionate tool. As you judge, you dig. But now that you know how to dig in one direction— down—there is more to learn.

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