This article was inspired by Reverend Bea Arline's sermon at Christway Unity Church, Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 20, 2008.
What do your judgments say about you?
With your judgments, are you being discerning---seeing reality for what it really is? Or, are you expressing personal prejudices?
Are you allowing those judgments to guide you away from negative people and situations or are they dragging you down into anger, fear and hatred?
Are you using judgment to disconnect with your own shadow side by projecting it off onto others that you are then judging as bad, as less than you?
Are your judgments helping you to see what is or are they allowing the ego to keep you separated into "them against me"?
Judgment, as discernment, helps you to see others as they really are, not as you want them to be. Discernment can also help you to see yourself as you really are, rather than the fairy tale image that you would like to be. Discernment can keep you out of harm's way. It can keep you real.
Take off your rose colored glasses and look at the world through discernment rather than prejudice. Reclaim the shadow part of yourself with love and acceptance, then change what you don't like rather than projecting it on to others.
I ask to be guided to release judgments that may harm me or others. I ask to become more aware of discernments that may protect me or others from harm. I ask that this be done for the highest good of all concerned. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Reverend Bea's closing words were, "We often have wisdom missing from our judgments."