Thursday, March 03, 2005

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

feeling reborn,

awakening to possibilities,

enjoying renewed hopemaking,

finding a fresh start,

seeing everything in a new light,

discovering joy,

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.

becoming conscious.

for the Earthfamily.




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14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is _______.

7:21 AM  
Blogger OZ said...

this made me laugh. (that's not a judgment, that's an emotion, I think)

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what happens to right and wrong? What happens to doing the right thing? Making corrections from our misjudgments? Learning from others mistakes? What happens to talking politics? What happens to talking? Is it possible? Can one not make judgments and still be humble?

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listening is an art. Our mind listens and races along and usually will want to interupt before the telling is done and put in some comment that may change the telling. The teller will fit the story to the comment. It is difficut to listen to the whole story with out blurting out something. As for judgement you made that the moment you sat down and looked at the person. I judge Gerorge W as a very poor president; but then when he was the governor and he and the group I was with were talking baseball he was pretty cool and fun, standing around in a sweat stained shirt in the heat of summer. He didn't do much for the Rangers except get them a zillion dollar stadium at tax payer expense. But he does know his baseball which may be the way he runs the country, throw a pitch and see what happens, fast ball, curve,.....

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So then I think that Compassion in our judgments of those we agree with as well as those we disagree with is the less primitive approach. Not passing judgment sounds good on paper but it is not our nature. We are self-designed with built-in tools of survival of which judgment is core.

12:41 PM  
Blogger OZ said...

Good questions all. There is a difference between judgment and discimination. A beautiful white horse comes into the village, that is a good sign. Tthe chief gives it to his son who rides it and falls off breaking his legs, that is bad. All the warriors go out to fight the white man and they all die, except the son with the broken legs who is spared, that is good. The son lives to avenge the death of his father and fellow warriors, that is bad, but in the battle, a evil butcher of the white man is killed, and that is good, and so on and so on.

War is bad, it reduces population which is good. A bad president made lead a nation to reexamine itself to a good end. It may destroy a philosophy of greed that has masked itself behind the principle of freedom.

who can judge?

I would offer that we need a new operating system that transcends this relatively crude bicameral programming.

I see the need to go beyond good and evil, light and dark, and self and other in our understanding of ourselves and the creation.

We need a new operating system for the human biocomputer.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what? Do you think we can just change the way we think?

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT? Do you think we can just change the way we think?

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT? Do you think we can just change the way we think?

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT? Do you think we can just change the way we think?

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT? Do you think we can just change the way we think?

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT? Do you think we can just change the way we think?

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT? Do you think we can just change the way we think?

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you use your judgement to discriminate between good and evil and all points inbetween. That is good.

Compassion nullifies the egoistic aspects of the judgement.

This may be more a matter of semantic definition.

9:17 PM  

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