Chapter 15

Are You Ready to Give Up Judgment?

Judge not that you be not judged.
                                                Jesus in the Bible

Non-Judgment Means Holding The Big Picture

It took me a very long time to really understand the idea of non-judgment. I would see people using the idea to justify lack of discernment: ‘all behaviors are to be condoned’ or for license: ‘do whatever you like, just don’t judge it.’ It seemed that non-judgment had to be much deeper than that. I sat with it and prayed about it a lot. Essentially, as I have come to understand it, non-judgment means holding the big picture. Judgment comes from hasty opinions and conclusions based on insubstantial or inconclusive evidence. All are sinless as God created them and if they seem to be acting insanely, that is no reason to condemn anyone or to sever communication. All judgment involves rejection at some level. It sees others as different from how God created them, namely whole and perfect.

Let’s use Hitler as an extreme example. How do we see him without judgment? One day during a conversation someone commented that he admired Hitler for his certainty. He was trying out his understanding of non-judgment by finding good in Hitler. This did not resonate for me. I do not find anything redeeming about Hitler’s character. However, I do not forget that he is a precious child of God.

Once I was at a Course In Miracles workshop in which a woman was sharing her frustration over her judgmentalness. She found the strain of constant judgment virtually intolerable. When she prayed to Jesus to show her how to correct her errant mind, he gave her a vision of two young boys sleeping in separate beds in the same room. The one was obviously having a nightmare; while the other was sleeping peacefully. When asked, “Which of these two boys do you love more? Which one less?” she saw that she loved them both equally. She did not love the one less because he was having a nightmare. She did not love the other more because he was sleeping peacefully.

She was then shown that the child having the nightmare was Hitler. Hitler is no less a precious child of God than anyone else and therefore is not to be condemned. This is not to say that his actions are to be condoned. To condone his actions would require judgment. Only when he acts perfectly should we support his actions, for that requires no judgment. He was created perfect. When one acts imperfectly, calling it perfect is a judgment. To see him as a precious child of God requires no judgment for that is the truth. That is charity. All God’s children deserve charity, for in that their minds can be healed and they can be restored to the peace and joy that comes from acting with love and kindness toward all. To judge Hitler would be to wish him to suffer for his actions, heinous though they were. I do not wish him to suffer. I do wish him to change his mind toward love for all, including the Jews and gypsies. This shift in consciousness is all I wish for him. He is not guilty, though he is very wrong. I include him in my mind by wanting his salvation, no less than I want salvation for everyone.

If I were in Germany during Hitler’s dictatorship, I would not be passive on the pretext that I was practicing non-judgment. This is conceptual understanding of non-judgment. If I passively did nothing in response to Hitler’s outrageous defilements against humanity, I would be judging. If I acted to stop his actions through nonviolent resistance, I would be demonstrating non-judgment. People who did just that acted with tremendous courage, for their lives were at great risk. They are heroes. Non-judgment is not passive. To be passive when your brother is out of integrity and causing harm to himself and others requires judgment. It means you accept him for who he is not. It is our duty to inspire everyone to be who they are – pure, holy, kind and good. We may not know what to do, but we can always ask Spirit to show us. Our willingness is all that is ever asked of us. During the Nuremberg trials, the whole German population was found guilty for passively condoning Hitler’s behavior.

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

Judgment can be used to condemn on the one hand or to put someone on a pedestal on the other. Either way separation is maintained. A friend wished with all her heart to be as eloquent a speaker as some of those lucky souls who got to share the podium with Sai Baba. One night she had a dream in which all the VIP’s were importantly lined up on Baba’s stage ready to give talks. They were all wearing long gowns and looking very distinguished. Suddenly a huge gust of wind came up. She woke up laughing. They all looked the same in their underwear. She understood that her idea about eloquent speakers being better human beings was a judgment. We are all the same, not based on our worldly achievements or abilities, but on who we were created to be for all eternity.

There is a story told in India of a renunciate who sat in his cabin very piously day after day. He would go out to beg for food once a day and would take a bath in the holy river nearby, and then spend the rest of the day in his cabin. He was considered to be very saintly. A prostitute happened to be living next door and he would watch her day after day taking in all those men. He was beside himself thinking about how wicked she was and his mind was constantly occupied with her immoral behavior.

Meanwhile the prostitute was very much aware of the holy man living right next door to her and though she needed to sustain herself and was not qualified for any other work, she followed his pure example of thinking only of God and seeing God everywhere and in everyone. She became so passionate in her love for God that she started to see God in all the men who came to her, all because of the good example the holy man was setting in living so piously so near by.

Needless to say, when he died he found himself not at the pearly gates as he had hoped, and she did, though she had no such expectations. He was judging her and thereby condemning himself. She was inspired by him and thereby saved herself. He was not as holy as he appeared to be and she was holier than would appear on the surface.

Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly to overcome superficial, baseless prejudice, expressed most eloquently in his famous speech: “I Have a Dream… that our children be judged on the basis of their character and not the color of their skin.”

What Is Good For One May Not Be Good For Another

Once Ramakrishna’s disciple, Vivekananda, was being ferried across the Ganges River to his teacher’s class. When he arrived, Ramakrishna asked him to describe his experience. Vivekananda told him how the boatman had berated Ramakrishna, and how he, Vivekananda, had gotten very incensed. Ramakrishna scolded Vivekananda and told him that he did not need Vivekananda’s defense.

The following day, another disciple, Brahmananda came to class by the same ferry. When he reached the master’s abode, Ramakrishna asked Brahmananda to share his experience. Brahmananda told how the boatman had belittled Ramakrishna and how he had kept quiet. Ramakrisha shouted at him, “How could you keep quite? I was being attacked and you did nothing to defend me!” He was absolutely wild with rage.

It turns out that Vivekananda was easily angered and Brahmananda was very shy and demure. So Ramakrishna gave the right prescription for each to help them overcome their respective weaknesses, though the prescription for the one was exactly the opposite of that for the other. For pearls we must dive deep and not stay on the surface or draw hasty conclusions based on insufficient information. A true teacher will use the method most efficacious for bringing the student into his perfection.

 

Watch Any Tendency To Condemn The Good

To be perfect is not to be better than anyone else. It is to be who you are. Perfection is your truth. A case for imperfection argues that those who are perfect will judge others as less than themselves. Be sure that this is ego trying to keep you from your truth, as your stepping into your perfection pushes ego out of the picture. And anyone who judges others as imperfect is hardly perfect. Only in imperfection does ego have a role. When you truly know your perfection, you see everyone as the perfection that they are, no matter how insanely they may be acting.

In order to act imperfectly you must have judged yourself as different from who you are. To act perfectly requires no judgment at all, for it is the truth. We are all perfect. To see one as perfect and another as imperfect, based on behavior is to see inequality. Judgment has to do with ideas of inequality. There are those who judge the perfected ones as arrogant. This position merely reflects a resistance to being who you are and to supporting others to be who they are.

In the movie, Camelot, Lancelot traveled from France to join King Arthur in England at a round table where ‘civilized’ leaders met to settle differences through peaceful deliberations rather than by the sword. Lancelot was an embodiment of the highest nobility and impeccable moral character. Initially Queen Gweniviere judged his purity and virtue as arrogance. During a joust he killed his opponent and then out of his love and compassion restored him to life. The queen could not deny the genuineness of his purity and he won her heart.

We have to be vigilant not to throw the baby out with the bath water. We have to use common sense. In our dependence on God we can be shown how to judge truly. It is not that we should not judge on our own. It is that we cannot judge, for we simply do not have enough information to draw accurate conclusions. We do not know the past, present or future of anyone including ourselves, thus we are not in a position to judge. But we can ask to be shown how to respond to every situation.

Non-Judgment Does Not Excuse Inappropriate Behavior

Is there then no room for correction of errors in others? In the Bible, Jesus says to take the beam out of your own eye first and then you will have clear vision to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye. Always question your own seeing. Are you seeing in others what you do not wish to look at in yourself? When you can see error in another without it causing irritation or repulsion perhaps there is a place for correction. But that correction must be with God as guide. At the same time you do have a responsibility to others and cannot merely condone actions that are clearly not in alignment with truth or you are enabling.

Sai Baba tells the story of a boy who stole and whose mother did not discouraged him. When the lad grew older his habit was out of control and one day he was caught and seized by the authorities. As he was being carted off to jail, his gaze fell upon his mother. He shouted at her, “My ruin is your fault.” Baba says he was right. Had she taken corrective measures when he was a child, he would have grown up knowing not to steal. He would not have found himself in the situation he was in. Parents are responsible for their children. We are responsible for each other as we are all one. Every experience that comes into our awareness serves a purpose and we have a duty to respond.

How should you respond to a child stealing? First, I would remember for the child that he was created to be and have everything and that he can trust God to give him whatever he needs. Perhaps a disapproving look would give him the courage to put the item back without a word. If not, I might ask him to give it to the clerk with an apology, or ask him to pay for it if he really wants it. I do not want to punish the child, but I do want to discipline so that he will grow up to be a well-adjusted, happy adult. It is my duty to respond with love to everything that I see, not as a policeman, but without excusing or ignoring that which I know to be out of integrity. When it is love that prompts my response, it will be right no matter how it may be received.

During a visit to Baba’s ashram, 2002, I was attending the morning bhajans (devotional singing that takes place twice daily). Someone behind me was singing off key. I asked myself, ‘Is it a judgment to call it off when it is off?’ ‘No,’ came the answer, ‘it is a fact.’ If someone sings off-key, to call it on requires judgment and comes from a lack of proper musical training or an unwillingness to acknowledge the fact out of fear. Calling it off when it is off is a fact, not a judgment. It could be argued that by saying, “You sing beautifully,” you will become a beautiful singer. I prefer to be honest, though sensitive, tactful, diplomatic, and above all, loving.

Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, the authors of ACIM, were psychiatrists who worked together in a hospital in New York in the mid-60’s. Their relationship was difficult at best and so in desperation they called out for help. Jesus responded by giving them ACIM. During the time of its scribing he gave them a number of personal messages. Once he said to Bill, “You dissociate. That is not a judgment. It’s a fact.”

In the Bible, Jesus said to the prostitute, “Stop sinning,” or stop missing the target. If someone shoots an arrow and misses the mark, will you tell him he hit the bull’s eye? Is he bad if he misses? No, he is just off, and when he adjusts his stance, or aims more carefully he will hit the target. Will he feel better about himself when he hits the target? In all likelihood he will. Would you not want that joy for your fellowman? Would you not want to inspire your brother’s perfection for his satisfaction? Non-judgment is anything but passive. True non-judgment inspires perfection in yourself and everyone.

 How do you know when someone is out of integrity? Just as one needs to train the ear to hear what is off key, so one must purify the heart to discern correctly what is on the mark and what is off. If I am aware that you are singing off key what is my responsibility? If I comment that you are singing beautifully, am I not doing you a disservice? I know your heart will soar when you sing on key. Only when you sing on key does your singing give joy to others. Your happiness increases with giving joy to others. When off, it gives pain to the listener and so you also won’t feel any satisfaction. Minds are joined, therefore you know when you enhance another’s joy.

When anyone is performing for Baba, He will rarely tolerate imperfection. If it is not perfect, He will stop it on the spot. Many boys have been stopped in the middle of a bhajan because of ego or going off key or for some other reason. Singing is a service that transports the whole multitude of devotees Godward and if the leader is not opening the door to that experience, it must be given to one who will. The one who gets bumped will persevere and attain perfection because he knows that is expected of him. Baba is not judging just because He is intolerant of imperfection. On the contrary, to tolerate imperfection requires judgment. To be intolerant of imperfection inspires us to rise to perfection, which is our true, natural and comfortable state. To expect anything less requires judgment. It means we are being judged to be less than who we are and that is a disservice.

We are always able to rise to the occasion if inspired and not punished. Once I went to a bhajan session where everything was tolerated. Everyone was simply leading songs the way they wanted. They were off key and off tempo and it was awful. I wanted to leave within the first half hour of coming for a 12 hour bhajan. The spiritual path is the razor’s edge. You should not tolerate imperfection, nor should you condemn anyone who is acting imperfectly. If you do not motivate another to rise to perfection, you have condemned. With God, you can be shown how to inspire all to rise to the heights and that is glorious.

If you sing off key and there is no one to correct you, you are being deprived of joy, and you are depriving others of joy as well. It is love to be honest. It is tough love perhaps, but if you are sincere and your heart is pure, it will come out right. Everyone has the capacity to sing on key. Frankness, openness and honesty with each other is healthy and not judgmental.

Judgments are based on inconclusive evidence, opinions and shortsightedness. They come from seeing with ego. True perception comes from God. Ask to be shown what to do in relation to correction of another. Correction must come from God and not from you. You are not judging when you see God and perfection in everyone. Baba says, “You can’t always oblige, but you can always be obliging.”

We Have Condemned Ourselves

Suffering stops through the relinquishment of judgment. We have all judged ourselves as guilty. That is because we have all chosen a lawyer who was heavily invested in finding us guilty without our catching on to that as his agenda. Who but a fool would hire a lawyer to represent him if he knew his lawyer had it in for him? Yet we all did just that when we looked to ego to represent us. Ego needs us guilty. Its survival depends on our guilt. Its very existence is sustained by guilt alone. And it cleverly and craftily keeps hidden from us its deceptions and cunning, thus most are probably not even aware of its agenda.

Ego judges only in terms of threat or non-threat to itself. It is merciless in its attempts at self-preservation. It has gathered all kinds of evidence against you. It tells you your errors are sins, you were born sinful, you cannot help but be imperfect. It tells you that you have hurt your brother and must be punished, that your brother hurt you and must be retaliated against. It tells you that you win at someone else’s expense. You believe it, though it cannot prove any of its allegations. It’s evidence against you is insubstantial, inconclusive and completely baseless. Your lawyer is a liar.

Ego is not a nice guy. It has no interest in you at all. It has every interest in doing you in. You believe in ego because you made it and you believe in what you make. You pledge allegiance to it though your allegiance is not reciprocated. Do not listen to the voice for ego. Ego should be judged by you and found wanting. Without your allegiance, protection and love, it cannot exist. Fire ego and hire God as your lawyer. God has all the evidence necessary to prove you innocent beyond a shadow of a doubt. He is eager to be your lawyer. The case against you will be dismissed on the spot.

The Christian church has invested heavily in guilt. Its whole premise is based on the idea that you are sinful, in fact that you were born sinful and guilty. I have been accused of blasphemy by good Christians for declaring my innocence and oneness with God. My certainty that I am equal with God, complete, pure and holy seems very threatening to some. You are no different from God. Many Christians are taught to believe they are sinners and that the only way home is through the blood of Jesus. This is not Jesus’ teaching.

Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer, which starts, “Our Father…” Jesus knows that you are a child of God, thus he directs you to call on your heavenly Father. Jesus is not the only begotten son of God. Everyone is begotten of God. If you are a child of God you are innocent. What comes from God is pure and innocent forever. Jesus taught us to be perfect because perfection is the way home. He showed the way through his life of perfection. If you can attain perfection you do not need a savior to save you from your sins. If you are sinful and cannot attain perfection, Jesus’ teaching is a mockery. The two ideas, to believe Jesus died for your sins, and to be perfect are incompatible and irreconcilable. Jesus is your savior if you like, though not through his death, but through his life of noble character and selfless unconditional love for all his brothers and sisters whatever their religious background. He lived a life of non-judgment. A savior is a way shower. No one can save you but yourself.

Use Judgment To Discern Between Real And Unreal

Some have taken the idea of non-judgment to mean giving support to unreality, meaning if someone is acting insanely or hurtfully toward another, you take no action under the guise of non-judgment. This is lack of discernment and a misunderstanding of non-judgment and is in itself a judgment. Taking no action in the face of unrighteousness is to support unreality. Only supporting what is real requires no judgment.

Sai Baba says the bird of liberation flies with two wings; discrimination and dispassion. Discrimination means to discern the real from the unreal. This is proper use of judgment. When you use discrimination, your mind will be bright, clear and sharp. You will see truly. You will recognize which is the voice for God and which the voice for ego. You will recognize what is real and what is unreal. Dispassion means knowing that nothing real can be threatened and nothing unreal exists. When you know this, you will never get upset for any reason. You will be detached from the results of all your actions. You will strive to your maximum capacity for excellence, but without being anxious about the outcome. Dispassion alone and your mind is flat and dull. Discrimination alone and you are caught up in the drama. Both wings in balance and the bird soars free. This is the same idea as that of the spiritual path being a razor’s edge. If you are too discriminating and lacking in dispassion you will fall off the one edge, and if too dispassionate and out of balance with discernment, you will fall off the other edge.

If you see a child hurting another child and do nothing, you are in essence beating the helpless child. Who will not remedy such a situation? It is the same when you see adults misusing their power. Sai Baba says, ‘If I instruct you to do one thing and your heart tells you something else, always follow your heart.” This is reclaiming your power. To refrain from judging requires CIA (Constant Integrated Awareness). Constantly listen to the Divine director in your heart in relation to everything you see, hear, think and do. Baba tells us to follow the master. There is room for listening to a teacher outside of yourself, but a true teacher will ultimately lead you to the master within. Just because one sets himself up as a teacher is no reason to distrust your own sense of what is right, true, pure and holy, and to act with integrity.

Open-Mindedness Is Non-Judgment

When you feel peaceful, it will be because you did not judge. Discern between what is real and what is unreal and do what you are directed to transform the unreal back into the real. That is right use of judgment. You cannot be helpful unless you are clear about what is real and what is unreal. It was judgment that caused us to think ourselves guilty, flawed or unworthy. Non-judgment alone will restore us to wholeness. As long as you judge anyone you are judging yourself. Use judgment to see where you are contracting into judgment. God does not judge. In giving up judgment you are restored to your original state of purity and perfection.

Reality dawns on an unclouded mind. It is always there to be accepted, but its acceptance depends on your willingness to have it. To know reality must involve the willingness to judge unreality for what it is. This is right use of judgment. To overlook nothingness is merely to judge it correctly and because of your ability to evaluate it truly, to let it go.

Baba does not care what people think of Him. He has a job to do, that of liberating the hearts and minds of all His children and He will act in the most efficacious manner possible, uncaring of what that will do to His reputation. Sometimes people judge things He does. In response He says, “The moon is not disturbed when the dog howls at it.” We too must maintain equanimity whether we are praised or blamed. And we will not judge when we remain open-minded instead of drawing hasty conclusions based on insubstantial evidence.

The Bible says, “Judge not that you be not judged.” We do not know the past or future of anyone therefore have no basis for judgment at all. Open your mind to a willingness to keep from drawing conclusions. Judgments, opinions and conclusions are of ego. They cannot be true because of their source.

God Does Not Judge

When in the Bible God told Abraham that He could save the cities of Soddom and Gomorrah if there were a handful of good people, was He judging? No, He was just stating the fact. Did He destroy the cities as punishment for errant behavior? No, He would have saved the cities, but Divine intervention was impossible as there was not enough light for God to step in. The door was tightly closed to the light, thus the light could not enter. God will not go where He is not welcome, not because He abandons those who are wicked, but because everyone is free to choose for or against God. God honors His children too much to be other than their perfect host. He awaits our blessing to act in all things.

When the Jewish lawyers and judges in Auschwitz put God on trial and found Him guilty, it was because they felt God had abandoned them. They could not see how the things they witnessed could happen if God were not responsible. They could not see God as innocent. Though their conditions were worse than horrible, they could not have found God guilty had they looked at all the evidence. Was God responsible for the atrocities they experienced? Had God really abandoned them? They had no proof that God was to blame and so they found Him guilty based on inconclusive evidence, which requires judgment. But then they concluded their investigation with, “Now let us pray.” In that the charges against God were dropped. Though they found God guilty in the courtroom, in their hearts they could not deny God’s innocence, and in that non-judgment prevailed under the most challenging of circumstances.

Misperception Leads To Judgment

Judgment and love are opposites. From one comes all the sorrows of the world. From the other comes the peace of God Himself. Forgiveness looks on sinlessness alone and judges not. Everyone is always innocent. Forgiveness merely remembers this and sees everyone as sinless and innocent forever. To forgive is to know that everyone is as they were created. Forgiveness is charitable, for it is true. Everyone deserves the best. No one deserves to be punished simply because of who they are. Everyone was created by God to be and have everything forever, irrevocably. If that is so, can you wish anything but the best for everyone?

 Carol wanted very much to stop judging her alcoholic husband. When she prayed for help, Baba showed her a vision of her husband as he really was, a wise sage who had chosen to become a drunkard to assist her in overcoming her disdain for the world. Once she saw him truly she was overwhelmed with her love for him and all her judgments vanished. Once we see another truly, it will be impossible to judge. All judgment comes from misperception. We do not have the whole picture. If we did, we would not judge. A mind that judges is critical and such a mind is not happy. To be free we must free ourselves of our judgmental nature. It is not true and it is not who we are.

Suppose you were witnessing two young people fighting. Will you tell them to stop? Will you just pass by and do nothing? I would remind myself that they were created by God to enhance each other’s joy and that fighting is not the purpose for which they know each other. Then I would ask to be shown what to do. I would send them the light of God’s love. Perhaps that would be enough, if my mind were very powerful. Instead of fighting they might just break it up and start laughing at that silly idea. Or, I might tell them to knock it off, or, if Divinely directed, with God’s protection, I might just stand in between them. This cannot be dangerous when you are fearless and acting in alignment with Divine will.

Do you see how any of those responses are love in action and require no judgment at all? My first thought was to remember their truth for them, while they experienced a momentary lapse and all my possible solutions expressed love and nonviolence. A good rule of thumb is to see how you feel about your response. Do you find yourself at peace? If not, learn from your mistake. You know when what you did or did not do continues to haunt you rather than transport you to the heights. That is your conscience telling you whether or not you were off the mark. Ask to be shown what you should have done so your mind can be corrected. Then there need not be a next time.

One can only judge if he puts another outside of his mind. The Native Americans were judged as savages and thus it was perfectly justifiable to decimate them. Slave owners perceived Blacks as lower than animals so felt justified in treating them cruelly and inhumanely. Jews were put on a par with dogs and seen as sub-human in Nazi Germany. Violence is justified on the basis of judgment and condemnation. There is no judgment that does not condemn. What is behind all judgment is disowned and redirected guilt. When we hurt another, we feel guilty, and if we listen to ego, it will tell us to see the one we hurt as different from who they are to justify our actions against them. Until we see everyone’s innocence, we think of ourselves as guilty and that requires judgment. Only when we stop judging others will we know our own innocence.

The Last Judgment Will Uplift, Not Condemn

The last judgment is a fearful idea held by many religions and is generally thought of as a procedure undertaken by God. It will be undertaken solely by man. It is a final healing, rather than a meting out of punishment, however much man may think punishment is deserved. Punishment, like judgment, always involves rejection. When you judge, you are placing your belief in the unreal. This cannot be avoided in any type of judgment or rejection, because it implies the belief that reality is yours to choose from. The last judgment means we will stop judging ourselves, each other and God.

The final judgment on the world contains no condemnation, for it sees the world as totally forgiven, without sin and wholly purposeless. Without a cause, or a function it merely slips away into nothingness. Those who believe that God’s last judgment will condemn the world to hell along with them can be comforted, for it is not so. God’s judgment is the gift of the correction He bestowed on all our errors, freeing us from them and all effects they ever seemed to have. To fear God’s saving grace is but to fear complete release from suffering, return to peace, security, happiness and union with our own identity. God’s final judgment is as merciful as every step in His plan for the salvation of the world.

Let us unite with all our brothers and sisters in shining our egos away and releasing the strength of God into everything we think, will and do. Watch your mind carefully for any beliefs that hinder this accomplishment and step away from them. Any discrimination on the basis of skin color, religion, nationality, social status, reputation, or gender is a judgment. Judge how well you have stepped away from prejudice by your own feelings. This is the one right use of judgment. Judgment can be used to protect and to heal, or to attack and to hurt. Do not mistake the fine disguises you can use to cover judgment. They appear as charity, mercy, or love and yet you know all is not as it seems if the discomfort you feel remains unsolved.

Watch A Tendency To Judge The World

There are those who judge the world unfairly, who hate the world and see it as full of injustices. You cannot see yourself as innocent at the cost of someone else’s guilt. Each unfairness that the world appears to lay upon you, you have laid on it by rendering it purposeless and simple justice has thus been denied to every living thing upon the earth. What this injustice does when you judge unfairly you cannot calculate.

The world grows dim and threatening and you cannot perceive a trace of all the happy sparkle that is always present to lighten up your way. You see yourself deprived of light, abandoned to the dark, unfairly left without a purpose in a futile world. The world is fair because God has brought injustice to the light within and there all unfairness has been resolved and replaced with justice and with love. If you perceive injustice anywhere, you deny the presence of Your heavenly Father and His wholly innocent children. Let their presence shine all injustice away.

The separation never happened. Not a single note in heaven’s song was missed. Nothing came to disturb the perfect peace God intended for his perfect creation forever. When terror took the place of love it had no effect on the truth. Yet in each unforgiving act or thought, in every judgment and in all belief in sin is that moment of terror called back, as if it could be made again in time. To judge is to be dishonest for it assumes a position you do not have. Judgment without self-deception is impossible. Judgment closes your mind. Forgiveness, or the recognition that nothing happened, opens your mind. To see everyone as the holy sinless child of God that they are is to relinquish judgment. As you make that sane choice for non-judgment, you demonstrate for all humanity that non-judgment is in the very best interest of all.

Beloved Lord, Thank You for Your unconditional love. Thank You for seeing Your children as innocent, pure and holy forever. Thank You that You do not judge. Dear God, how You have been judged by Your children who You created to enhance Your joy. How we have misperceived You, Our ever loving Father. Forgive us our judgments. Grant that we may see clearly who You are and who all Your creations are. You are innocent forever. All your children too are innocent forever. Thank You that this is so. Open our hearts and minds to all the evidence, that we may only draw conclusions based on irrefutable, incontrovertible evidence.

May all beings in all the worlds be happy and blest, Amen.


God Does Not Judge

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