The Judgment Train
I walked into the lounge and met my friend.
She was sitting on the stool having a drink and smoking a cigarette.
We did our obligatory, but heartfelt hugs and kisses,
and then she started off on a story.
It was a story about something or another,
I don't really remember.
What I do remember is that it required me to get on board
her judgment train.
It required me to begin accepting her judgments
that either I wasn't ready to make,
or perhaps I was just in a bad mood, maybe both.
We all know the feeling.
We say hello, kiss, and hug, and then almost immediately,
off you go down the slippery slope on the Judgment Train.
"Oh I'm sorry, but I've transcended judgment", I said.
"Oh you have", she said in a disappointed voice,
as if I had just announced that I had just stopped smoking.
Actually, I have not transcended judgment.
But I was highly encouraged that my friend
thought that it was even a remote possibility.
I told this story to another friend and she said,
"Why would you ever even want to transcend judgment anyway?"
I told her that "it frees up R A M."
Ten years ago, that would have meant just about exactly nothing.
But today, we all know that we want as much R A M in our computers
as we can get.
It doesn't matter how big your hard drive is,
you need the R A M to process the stuff,
And the more you have, the better and faster you can process it.
If you are "not judging" every second of every day
you have a lot more computing power to actually see the situation.
Try to go through just an hour just paying attention.
The minute you decide something, throw it out.
Just watch it and see deeply into it.
Don't judge it.
I generally last about a minute.
If you do practice though, a subtle thing will begin to happen.
You will begin to see things differently.
Your field will change.
You will begin to see larger patterns.
You will still have to deal with irritating ass holes of course,
but they will take on a more archetypal feel.
Small things will become part of big things.
What you thought were big things will turn into small things
that have no substance.
You will begin to see how some small things
are just the edges of really big things
that are just beginning to emerge from the waters of collective reality.
In the Tarot, the Judgment Card signifies
awakening to possibilities,
enjoying renewed hopemaking,
finding a fresh start,
seeing everything in a new light,
hearing a call,
recognizing your true vocation,
feeling inner conviction,
feeling an impulse to act,
deciding to make a difference,
feeling drawn in a new direction,
knowing what you must do,
answering a need.
for the Earthfamily.