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Judgment – Discernment, Wisdom and Insight

Judgment is a tool for growth and evolution. It is the aspect of our consciousness that decides our priorities. By definition everything else becomes less of a priority. This is by the way where the famous line, “judge not lest thee be judged,” fits in. As soon as we judge one thing as better than another, then we automatically judge the elements of ourselves that are not aligned with the “better” aspects as being lacking – and vice versa. But that’s the price of conscious evolution really. Each direction, choice and action is a weighing of priorities, values and meaning. We can’t have one without the other. The famous line rather than being a moral statement is more of an explanation of universal law.

More important than debating whether judgment is morally sound or not is to understand it’s meaning and value. The fact of the matter is that without judgment none of us would exist here and now in this form anyhow. First off, without judgment our lungs wouldn’t be able to breath because they couldn’t perceive the difference between the feeling of air and no air. Without judgment we would walk smack bang into pain and danger because we could define it as an experience that was detrimental to life.

Essentially, growth is about realizing what direction has real meaning and value and then going for it. The main factor that gets us there is judgment. Judgment is what takes in the over view, looks at the cards we’ve got, knows what to hold, knows what to fold and knows what to keep back from the game for a later day. Judgment is what recognizes opportunity and sends the message to jump to it. Without judgment, well all those opportunities would just float on by. There is no argument about it. The greatest ally of conscious growth, evolution and personal development is good judgment.

Now the “lest thee be judged” part is another story. This part is a reminder to look at the reasons why we seek growth, evolution and development.

Why do we do what we do?

Past the intellectual reasons we come to feeling. If we consciously seek something other than what we have right now, then it is because the mind is not at peace with what is right now. “Better must be there, not here,” – this is the perception that we have created.

This is the “be judged” element. If over “there” is better, then over “here” is by implication just not good enough. Sound familiar? It’s the story that begins every journey of personal development. Buddha walked out of his palace because it just didn’t cut it, Mohammed went looking for his mountain, Moses thought his people deserved a better deal, even Jesus had a few complaints. By all accounts these guys could have judgment like an avalanche at times, but they got results, there’s little arguing with that.

The peace that seekers realize over the course of their journey comes as they gain a deeper understanding of their purpose. They begin to see that what they truly seek is lacking within themselves at deeper levels.

How do they realize this lack?


The more intense the drive is to create a better tomorrow, the more intense the agitation today. The trick however to maintaining direction is not necessarily to cut back on the drive, but to make peace with the agitation and intensity. This is the balance point of weaving growth within inner peace.


The Path of Power

Power is the opportunity to experience positive perception. It is greatness, love, freedom, strength, peace, wisdom, compassion, flow, flexibility, intelligence and gratitude. It is these simply because these expressions and states of being reflect positive experience. It is these simply because these experiences are what they are. In the moments when we experience true power we feel strong, we feel supported, we feel love, freedom, compassion and gratitude. The Path of Power is the path that we realize as we understand these states. It is the path that is revealed as we explore and allow ourselves to experience that which we feel and believe to be our highest and truest expressions. It is the path that we are on right now, whoever we may be, whatever we may be doing.

The Path of Power is the path that we feel most strongly when we direct ourselves in ways that are congruent with our deepest, highest principles and values. The deepest of these will always be truth. Truth is the experience and action of always seeking to know more of reality as it is. Through the action of seeking more we look for openings into a deeper level. By moving through this level we come to find and experience a different level of truth, and again we gain the opportunity to look, seek and discover. As we experience each truth we question if it will truly allow us to experience real empowerment, real inner peace, real love and wisdom. While this choice of action can lead to disappointment through perceived failure, it also leads to the most real and effective way of growth, simply because it is honest. Each step we take develops real and true strength.

How can we find real empowerment if we do not question what it is or is not in the first place?

The Path of Power is not exclusive to “spiritual” people, “personal development” people, people in pain or people in joy. The Path of Power is available to everyone. It is the path that each of us walks in realizing our own power. True power is everywhere and in everything. It is no more owned by a man in robes than a woman in business attire. The only difference is recognition of power. It is in recognition that we gain the opportunity and experience that power provides us. Personal development is simply development of a person. Where it leads is up to the person. Ogami Itto the infamous samurai executioner chose his path of personal development to be Hell. He had reconciled finding his own enlightenment and that of his son’s along this road. Gautama the Buddha chose his path of personal development to be liberation from worldly suffering. Both decided that the adoration, respect and titles given by their peers and societies were meaningless, both made the decision to find their own truth and in doing so they found their own power.

The Path of Power requires but one thing to make it powerful and that is the desire to be real. Being real is a state of mind where we are conscious of who we are at this very moment. It is unimportant if the person we see reflects storms of delusion or a garden of Eden. What is important is that we look at reality as it is at this moment. Even if this moment is 100% illusion. Being real if continued will move mountains. It will find the deepest depths of our inner oceans. It will find everything, everywhere given enough time. Being real causes chaos because it is the essence of sincerity and honesty, the same path will provide the opportunity to understand how to find true peace regardless of chaos. This is the realization of order and the experience of universal balance.

In time being real will reveal our deepest truth and we will find that our journey has ended, we have stopped walking and seeking. In this moment we are no longer a part of the Path of Power – we are simply power.

The Path of Power becomes what it is when we choose to seek and therefore define power. This act of creating meaning, reason and purpose becomes the point of our existence. Instead of asking the universe or God what the meaning of life is, we create and define meaning and show it to the universe. Our relationship with the universe becomes a reciprocal one. It is not an act of only listening. It is not an act of only speaking. It is a communication of listening, speaking, understanding and realization. The relationship is alive, sensitive and interactive. It is like two expert hagglers working to find the best deal, the only difference is that the opportunity for flexibility and movement is infinite – both sides can know full victory. It all depends on our willingness and ability to move our mind and consciousness. When we can move our consciousness at will then we are not bound by any obstacle – we become the skeleton key.

Freedom is true power because in experiencing freedom within we have the opportunity to experience greatness in everything. Existence becomes no longer determined on the illusion of pain and pleasure, emotions, thoughts or concepts, because we can experience and move through these at all levels of consciousness. Mind, body and spirit are free. This ideal is the highest essence of power, just as it is the most basic precept required for inner peace. There is no striving for more, there is no boredom, there is no aversion or craving. Where and who we are is experienced as perfection. All the tools of the mind, be they psychic senses, shape-shifting, meditation and healing allow us to realize a consciousness that can move through doorways of the self, that can explore dimensions, time and space and that can find form, lose form and create. These keys can be used to walk without aim or they can be used to find meaning. When we turn our eyes towards the purpose of finding meaning then we create the tools to listen and discover. When we turn our ears towards the answers for creating meaning then we create the experiences that express greatness, love and joy. In whichever direction it is that we choose to manifest this meaning, this is the purpose of our lives. In whichever direction it is that we choose to express this purpose, is the meaning of life that we have the opportunity to realize. This is what is means to walk the Path of Power.


Sharing Wisdom – Creating Positive Karma and Awakening the Inner Master

We are as a planet, and group consciousness moving together toward a goal. Sure there is diversity, fluctuation, deviance and tangent – but as a whole there is a certain frequency that we are all maintaining and moving within together. The destination will be decided by the overall intensity. It has been said that it will only take 1000 people becoming enlightened to pull everyone else into the slip stream. Whether you agree or not the concept is worth reflecting on. Any type of development becomes exponentially more powerful as more people take it on themselves to realize empowerment.

The more people who are living a life of empowerment, purpose and meaning the easier it is for others to join the stream of consciousness. The flow of inspired, resonant energy becomes easier to tap into. New heights are always easier to reach when the base that we stand on is stable. This is achieved by creating strong consciousness.

These exact same principles apply to group consciousness as they do to individual consciousness. Any skills that we would develop become more powerful and easier to develop when we have a strong base conscious to reach from.

Sharing our wisdom by actually living it, talking the talk and walking the walk changes the world. We throw a stone of our essence into the river of life and the ripples spread out, affect others who affect yet others.

If our essence has meaning and purpose then others will feel this resonate deep within them. It will inspire and motivate others who seek this same path. As they grow they will support our own continued growth. As others begin to strengthen, stabilize and support the vibration, then it takes less energy for all of us to support the vibration. We can then use it as a foundation to raise consciousness once again.

All of us have most probably felt the effect of a room full of people resonating to certain energies of purpose. Inspired energy literally fills the room with vital life.

Healers of all sorts are on the planet right now. Their gift comes in many packages and in a variety of shapes. Water to revive and sustain life. Compassion to refresh the spirit. Hands to protect and nurture. Words can break the stone covering a heart with the same intent that a smile can bring remembrance to the soul.

The greatest healing has and always will be self-understanding.

Self-understanding follows the parable of “give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.”

Understanding heals because it is the realization of our own true power. Once we see it we realize the truth. That there is nothing to heal, but without realization then we will continue to live in struggle with ourselves.

When wisdom is shared the foundation from which we grow becomes powerful. From this power we gain the opportunity to move higher and broader.

Wisdom is giving of what will benefit and nurture our journey. It is knowledge, it is gratitude, it is words whether hard of soft, it is thoughts, it is interaction – and like all journeys the giving of wisdom must start with where we are and the wisdom we have.

In what way can we now share of what we are abundant? How can we contribute to the journey?

The size and strength of our wisdom is not important, the form of our wisdom is transient. What is essential is that we give of who we are. A child’s laughter can raise the spirits of a household, the knowledge of a student can inspire a teacher – the power of who we are will shine for as long as we continue to be honorable to what is meaningful.

In sharing we affirm our abundance. We affirm our worth and we realize our abilities in supporting a goal that is precious to us. The two become congruent and the path becomes stronger, the way more illuminated. When we do not share then we affirm a lack of abundance. We affirm that we do not have enough knowledge, energy or power – and so we block our own power. We also affirm that the goal is not important enough to us, and so the relationship does not reciprocate.

If you want knowledge then put knowledge out there – let it interact. If you want money then put money out there – let it reciprocate. If you want power then put power out there – let it communicate. If you want enlightenment – then put enlightenment out there – let it be realized. If you want love – then put love out there – let it be felt.

Broadcast your truth in whatever your essence commands. Words, feelings, a smile, a song, thoughts, wealth, creation – expose what is genuine meaning within you and allow it to be seen and heard.

The nature of the relationship formed will be specific to the essence in which we communicate.
Listen for the genuine feeling of that gratitude. Gratitude is the essence of abundance. Come from here. All expression born of pure and true gratitude integrates the realization of abundance into the deepest levels of body and mind.

Abundance goes beyond what we believe we have.

Give one extra smile a day to a stranger – then add a kind word. There will be an instant reciprocation of energy, the ripples of which give the opportunity to understand the essence and levels of kindness. Break a five dollar bill into ones and give five people a dollar each. Observe what you have given and observe what you have received. Are the feelings as you would wish? If not then listen for the genuine frequencies that you desire to give and receive. Wisdom exists here.