First agree with me that you cannot fairly or accurately judge any situation without knowing all the facts and the background of all individuals involved. To understand and judge someone’s actions, you need to know the basis of those actions and how that person perceives the facts as well as the actions being judged, correct? Without that background, any judgment is bound to be flawed because you are attempting the judge someone or something in a vacuum.
For instance, without knowledge of who the police are, what kind of cars they drive and how they react to driving faster than the speed limit, how would you judge a car coming up behind you at a fast speed with wildly flashing lights and making ear splitting sounds? Would it be unreasonable to judge that you are being attacked and take actions to get away from the crazy car behind you? Of course not.
Without the proper background information, any judgment you make about any situation is flawed. We use our past knowledge and past experiences to make judgments about our lives every day. The question is, are we in a position to fully understand and appreciate all that has previously happened leading up to any current situation?
How would you judge a woman that is claustrophobic? How about if she has an eating disorder? What about if she is grossly overweight or lives as a hermit, never trusting any human beings? Think about how you would judge such a person if you encountered them today.
I awoke from my sleep in awe of the vision that had just been shared with me. In a past blog I defined visions as something much different from dreams. They are much more vivid, more vivid than the difference between 4K television and 1970s TV. You know that it is not a dream and that important information is being shared with you.
In my vision I found myself in some type of a railway yard. My perspective was through the eyes of a large African man. I entered a small long railroad car. It was made of heavy wood with rails waist high in the middle. The rails looked like they formed rows or columns for people to stand in or walk through. At the rear of the car were three very narrow doors with vents built into the bottom. The entire structure was made of rough cut heavy wood that had been worn smooth by years of use. Thousands of people had pasted through this car.
I rushed into the car and went straight to the narrow doors in the back. I yanked open the first door to find a small cell, not more than two feet square. It was empty, but I knew it was used to punish individuals in some type of solitary confinement. I moved quickly to the second door, but that cell was also empty.
I was franticly looking for someone or something. I opened the last door and there, crumpled between the walls of the cell was what I was looking for. She looked to be in her twenties, gaunt from lack of food and water for days on end, very frail and unable to stand. She looked up at me with sad eyes, her face too weak to portray any emotion. I bent down and worked to pick her up. She was wedged in between the walls of the cell. As I freed her, she fell into my arms, limp, frail and barely alive. I carried her out of the structure and laid her down on a patch of green grass. The rays of the sun gently caressed her face as she looked up at me and closed her eyes. She was gone. She left behind the bones and skin of a woman tortured and starved to death in a 2 x 2 cell.
I knew immediately who she was. She was an individual that is very close to me in this lifetime. I now know that I held her in my arms in a prior life and watched her die from the torture of her captors. I do not know if I was her rescuer or a part of the regime that tortured her in that 2 x 2 cell. It does not matter.
As a result of this vision, I have a much deeper understanding of who she is in this lifetime and the events that in part motivate her today. I also now understand the dangers of judgment and the wonder of the creation in which we live. How can I ever judge anyone or anything again? The woman in my vision is not consciously aware of this past life of hers, but it is a part of the fabric of who she is and why she perceives the illusions of this world the way that she does.
Why am I sharing this vision with you and why is it important? Because it illustrates our lack of knowledge and understanding of who we are and why we react to situations the way we do.
If this woman had survived and was alive today in that body, would you judge her harshly because she was claustrophobic? How about if she had an eating disorder? What about if she was grossly overweight or lived as a hermit, never trusting any human beings? Does knowing a little about her past change your perception of her? I hope the answer is obvious.
Each of our individual history’s spans the spectrum of emotion and experience. It is these very experiences that are the classroom for the lessons we are to learn in this world.
All experiences are necessary, even if they are considered “evil” to teach us the full range of emotion. It is only through experiencing emotions of anger, fear, outrage, hatred, as well as joy, love and happiness that we can truly learn that it is only through Love that we go Home.
We don’t know enough about the background or experiences of anyone in this lifetime, much less prior life experiences to make judgments. How can we dare judge anyone? Every time we judge we pick up one more dry brown stick and add it to our load. Every time. See my prior blog article: NOT ONE JUST LIKE THE OTHER, YET THEY ARE ALL THE SAME
All these judgments add to our inability to see the world clearly, which in turn makes our judgments that much more inaccurate. This holiday season consciously radiate Love to all, 4th chakra Love, regardless of any preconceived notions or judgments.
We are all a part of each other and deserve nothing less than what is our inheritance from our Creator. Unconditional Love.
Now we are doing yoga….
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is a certified yoga instructor, recovering lawyer and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out The Daily Yogi for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yoga is but one path to the knowing that we are all one. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgment or offense.