Most people think that they are not nearly as judgmental as they truly are. Yet, my finding is that we all hold onto some form of judgment, at an unconscious level and that we find ways to rationalize having this judgment on a daily basis.
Yet, I can guarantee you that:
If you judge rich people to be bad, then you will never be able to obtain that much money in your own life.
If you judge politicians to be corrupt, then you will never allow yourself to have enough power to wield the kind of influence that can create big changes in the world.
If you judge certain types of music, film, or media to be bad, then you will never fully allow yourself to be able to make a living using your own creative talents.
Think about it for a minute, are you sure that you are not holding onto some form of judgment about some people, or ways in which some people make their living? I’ve never personally met anyone who didn’t have some form of judgment or another, either running consciously or unconsciously.
However, that’s the crux of it. Most of our judgments run within our psyches at an unconscious level within our subconscious mind. And even when we suddenly become aware of our judgment we quickly rationalize it through our unconscious beliefs that manifest as our personal life experience.
For example, you may have become aware of the fact that you are holding onto judgment about politicians and government. However, you quickly come up with a reason to hold onto it such as: politicians have too much power. Or, politicians are all out for themselves. Or, politics are corrupt.
This is an example of how you can become conscious of your judgment but then immediately have an unconscious reaction that keeps in you in a place of judgment. Perhaps even now some of you are saying, ‘Yes but, many politicians ARE corrupt!’ Perhaps that is true, but you being in judgment of politicians or politics will only serve to hinder your only ability to express your own power and influence. That is unless you are running for office because you would like to make a change in the political structure of our current government and thus be the change that you are hoping for. However, most people who are holding onto this type of judgment are not politicians, or planning on becoming politicians, or currently promoting a politician. Thus, the only thing they really end up doing is keeping themselves from wielding any kind of influential power.
There is a difference
There is a difference between holding onto judgment about something and not supporting something by not participating in it. In other words, by judging something you are simply holding yourself in a negative limiting thought pattern which will create a limited reality for you, in turn. Whereas, if you simply decide that you do not enjoy something, you can take your attention away from it without any emotional charge. In this way you are not creating a negative emotional charge for yourself and simultaneously continuing to allow your energy to flow freely to those things that you do desire to experience in life.
I dare you to do this
Here is an exercise that I enjoy doing occasionally and that I always find is illuminating within my own consciousness. To eliminate some of the invisible bars within your invisible prison, begin by taking out a piece of paper and writing down a list of all the things in this world that you wish were different. I mean, are you ready to challenge yourself here? Most people chicken out on this because they desire to protect their limiting beliefs. How about you?
1) Take out a piece of paper and a pen (not a pencil).
2) Now, write down every single thing that you either know that you have a judgment about or that you think is a ‘bad thing’ (Be sure to only write on the left hand side and leave space to write something next to each one on the right).
3) Now, I want you to go back on your list (should be at LEAST a full page or more) and write something next to it: the words ‘is good’ or ‘is great’ (your choice here).
4) At the end of this exercise you will have the words ‘is good’ or ‘is great’ by every single item on your list. Ex: George Bush is good. Gangster rap is good. Lamborghini Diablo’s are great!
Do not be surprised to find that, within the next couple of days, you either have an integral dream (fragmented aspects of the psyche are assimilated through imagery within your super conscious state while dreaming) or a good feeling about life in general. You will be further amazed to find that after doing this exercise you will find that you are more effective at creating the change, both in your life and the lives of others, that you have been hoping for all along.
Christopher A. Pinckley
Author of Reality Creation 101