Posts Tagged ‘compassion’


The Judgment Is Now! How Output Awareness Can Change Your Life!

December 19, 2009

Everything we think, say or do creates a chain reaction which ripples out into all of existence- effecting who we become in the next moment, and indeed the very universe we live in. Each moment presents us with an opportunity to make a choice which sets off an endless series of events creating the next steps of the path ahead. Awareness of the power of our ‘output’ is the true secret of judgment- and understanding it allows us to gain control of our circumstances and judge our own lives with perfect balance. In this article, I’d like to explore with you the process of living in a chain of events, and offer you simple realizations to break ‘hard sentences’ and instead live in total freedom.

The Weightless Heart

In ancient Egyptian myth, the journey of the soul after death is quite different than what most of us are used to. Upon leaving the body, the soul enters the presence of Ma’at who is the Goddess personification of universal order. At this time, the heart of the soul is placed upon one side of a scale, while Ma’at’s own crown feather is placed upon the other side. If the heart is lighter than the feather, it continues to a perfected land. If, however, the heart is heavier than the feather, the jaws of a great cosmic beast hold the fate of the poor soul.

This myth explains a very powerful truth- that having a ‘light heart’ is the key to being fit for spiritual prowess. The heart who is heavy with guilt, resentment, fear, hatred and loss cannot conquer the test of Ma’at. The heart who processes things as they come in this life, keeps company only with the light things of life such as love, joy, forgiveness, compassion and spiritual progress moves on to something greater.

In this myth there is also a point missing which most of us are accustomed to- being judged by the Divine. Notice how Ma’at allows the heart to judge itself by its own weight. She only offers the ‘measure’ by which the heart can test its heaviness. This part of the myth holds a great key to understanding both spiritual enlightenment and the path of creation in this life- we are judge, jury, and executioner for ourselves at every single moment, and the choices we make effect ourselves and all else, in addition to right now and all time.

The Trial Of Living

At every moment throughout or lives, we are presented with a limitless pallet of options to choose from. We make conscious and personal decisions about how to think, what to say, what to do and how to view the world we live in. As we make each decision, we are in effect ruling a sentence for the rest of our path. Our choice to output love, peace and wisdom will foster a path which reflects the same to us. Decisions supporting violence, hatred, fear, and jealousy will only bring us more. Every decision we make is like a stone pebble tossed into the pond of our life- and the ripples it creates can be either a blessing or a curse!

The first step to creating a more empowered and just life is simply to meditate on the above truth and let it sink in. Taking individual accountability for the power of our actions is medicine which heals, breeds compassion, delivers wisdom and removes fear. As we practice awareness of what we output into the universe, we start catching the dark things we create and start replacing them with more positive ways of being. Our silent and almost robotic curses towards the person who cut us off in traffic, the crying baby in the grocery store line, or the delivery of bad news begins to shake us to the core, and we become dedicated to being a more positive creator of vibration and reality.

“Humata, Hukhta, Huveshta!” (think good, speak good, act good) ~Zoroastrian Axiom

Simply becoming aware of what we create from within gives us an often challenging look at who we really are right now, and why we attract the things we do. Knowing what we are creating allows us to start changing it- and replacing it with output more in line with who we really are and what we really want to the world we live in to be like.

“Be The Change You Wish To See In The World” ~Mahatama Ghandi

After we have had some time to contemplate the truth of what we create, we can start the adventure of recognizing how we are entirely responsible for what we are experiencing right now. The truth is that very few things happen ‘to us’, and most things happen ‘with us’. This means that although we may not be able to see the lighthouse in the fog at times, our previous actions had direct impact on creating what we now live. In Vedic wisdom, this process is just one of the four types of karma, and is called Kriyamana karma- The manifestation of karmic reflex which has been created in this life and will be experienced in this life. This type of karma also feeds in to Aagami Karma, which is the karma we are making now and will experience in other being existences. On top of that, we have two other forms of karma (Sanchita & Praarabdha) which we are working out at the same time we are creating more! We really do call the shots!

Posting Bail & Breaking Free

Up until now, many of us have been walking through life creating a mixture of positive and negative vibrational outputs. We start learning the truth of our power, and then become frustrated because we still have to shake off all the dark vibrations we created in the past (even if that was just ten seconds ago!). But don’t get too frustrated, because there is a way to break free of past debt, cleanse impurity and start living a better life right now and from here on out! It’s called love.

We spoke earlier about how love is so light that even the ostrich feather of Ma’at’s crown weighs more than it does. But the secret truth is that the lightness and subtlety of love makes it the most powerful vibration of all. Just like fluid water being able to carve solid stone over time, love can destroy the hardest patterns of toxicity and break the most dense obstacles. Getting love to work for you is not only simple- it’s imperative for a life of healing, empowerment, joy and spiritual progress!

The process is simple: start becoming aware as much as possible of your output. When you find it is in a negative form, replace it with something loving. In no time at all you’ll return to your natural state of being and act only as a beacon of light and blessing- and hold space for nothing less than that!

In example… If you think a hateful thought about someone regarding how they are stupid because they cannot do what you think they should be able to do, then…

Take accountability for your thought by calling yourself out on it. Apologize to yourself for acting in a way so degrading to your truth, and then immediately forgive yourself with love- this process puts the ego in check and brings the heart energy to the surface. Then, as quickly as possible, state something loving about the person with intention and power. In this case we could say, “I appreciate that so-and-so is so curious and detail oriented- I think it’s wonderful that they are always asking questions, wanting to learn more, and dedicated to doing things correctly!”.

This has to be true for you, and it needs to make sense for the situation. If you ever get stuck in the net of ego and can’t think of anything nice to output- simple honor the person as a human being who is dealing with their own history and paradigm. recognize that watching this person life in a 2-hour movie would probably shake you to your knees, and that you haven’t experienced any emotion or pain that they haven’t on some level. They are just human like you- and will be more if you love them instead of poison them. Send them love, ask silently for forgiveness (purifies the ego) and know it is now fair and balanced.

Moving Forward…

Give yourself permission to go through some intense healing and realization as you work with these practices. Let your true humanity show- don’t hide behind talents and strengths anymore just to conceal weaknesses. If we’re all going to figure this life of love thing out, we’re going to have to start sharing love and honoring life a whole lot more. Follow the words of Ghandiji as mentioned above and BE the change you want to see in the world. Love yourself right now, and choose to start on a journey of being a clear channel of pure love, wisdom, healing and empowerment in the lives of all who exist- simply by being a more yourself.

I give you permission to step up to a new way of being and become the savior of the unending moment of judgment for your path- and for all paths. Now just work to give yourself that permission and magic will happen!

Peace & Blessings On The Path Of Cosmic Love…

Joshua Williams


Hey, That's Not Yours! Exploring The Emotions Of Relationships- And Letting Go!

August 10, 2009

In my work, I often perceive in my clients a sensitivity that seems to come naturally to those involved in the more spiritual way of living. Most of the people I serve, even if they are unaware of it, have some level of empathic, intuitive or channeling abilities that work in their lives. I find that those who seek spiritual/psychic guidance tend to have a latent spiritual/psychic side to themselves that is craving to come out… like attracts like!

In serving these sensitive, spiritually evolving people, I come across one very common negative trait that I’d like to discuss today. Mis-identification of issues.

I know that sounds nearly like medical terminology- but don’t worry- it’s not that bad!

Mis-identification of issues is the process of taking ownership of issues, addictions, behaviors, etc. that are NOT yours. The most common example of this happens in romantic relationships. Let’s create an example (completely made-up, any similarity to actual events is a ‘coincidence’) to use throughout this article to help make it more clear…

Jane has been dating Joe for a few months now. Joe tends to take ten steps forward in the relationship- then either completely clam up for a while or take 15 steps back. Now, Jane is starting to feel like she’s doing something terribly wrong. She has a hard time injecting positive energy into the relationship because she never quite knows whether Joe is coming or going and what she might be doing to make him run. This is a classic example of ‘Not Yours’ in action!

In the beginning, Jane was completely present with the relationship. The behavior Joe expresses sort of came out of nowhere- and has now turned into a cyclical, nearly addictive pattern. Joe obviously has some deep-seated issue here with commitment and self-worth, but it’s Jane I am worried about. She is taking responsibility for actions, behaviors, beliefs and attitudes which do not belong to her. She basically just took a few pounds off Joe and stuffed them in her backpack.

As humans, we want to care for others and lessen their burden. Empathic folks have this really hard until they learn how to shield and identify properly. We have also been trained in many regards that if something in our life goes wrong- it’s time for the blame game. Neither of these beliefs is good or progressive on our spiritual journey. It’s important for us to be able to identify- anytime a negative emotion comes up- where it comes from. Is this our internal feeling of guilt, lack, etc.- or are we simply kicking ourselves in the butt over something we have no ownership of?

Jane is suffering, piling on the guilt and really starting to destroy her self-value because she thinks Joe’s behavior is her problem. The truth is- her breaking-down process due to this toxic energy is probably making things worse. If we could just clean her emotions up, get her clear and focus on the positive, she would 99% likely see Joe change his ways. See how one person doing some deep healing will effect those they are close to an illicit their healing as well… big secret revealed!

Taking accountability for what IS ours and what is NOT ours not only helps clear the energy flow between people- it also helps us get closer to what’s going on in our heart and what we have to work with. True compassion does not come from taking on others issues- that’s called robbery. Compassion comes forth when we walk alongside those in need- giving them love, energy, support and guidance. If we walk the path for them, they might as well not be living at all. Most of us can agree that some of our biggest hurts and losses led to our biggest personal growth- do you really want to take that away from someone? These are lessons we cannot learn from books- we have to experience the reality of them, hopefully while being surrounded with love and guidance from others, in order to really ‘get it’.

Taking the initiative to explore emotions, define what’s yours, take accountability for it and work through it is a medicine unparalleled in this world. It allows us to stop blaming others for our issues, to stop taking on other peoples life journey, and to live clear and open to the next step.

Here’s a break-down of exploring, identifying and letting go…

  • Negative emotion arises (fear, guilt, decline in self-value, anger, etc.) that involves another person
  • Stop. Breathe. Feel the entirely of the emotion for a few moments
  • Talk to the emotion, dialogue with it from inside. See where it comes from, what triggered it, when it came up, etc. Be an emotion detective and try to resolve the root of the toxicity
  • Identify with COMPLETE HONESTY to yourself whether this is or is not your issue
  • If is IS your issue- now you know, and knowing is half the battle. Begin working on it through honest internal dialogue, meditation, prayer, energy work, self-help books, counseling, etc. Do what you need to do to work through it and overcome while still embracing the lessons it has to offer you
  • If it is NOT you emotion- replace it with love for the person who owns it, this changes the vibration immediately. Communicate with the person that you are feeling ____ and would like to be with them in any way you can to help them clear it up. You have to release consciously WITH LOVE, or the cords that attach you to that weight just stick around
  • Continue to have open, honest and compassionate dialogue with yourself (first and foremost) and with any others involved. Remember- as they heal, you heal. As yo heal, they heal. Invest as much energy as needed into the situation because in the end it is your medicine.

We are all connected, and ideally want for others what we want for ourselves. Tapping into the flow of unconditional love and true compassion allows us to help others for real, instead of just taking their burdens for a while and not helping either of us get bigger. The healing journey is about loving kindness, compassion and manifesting perfection- with the right paradigm we can all tap that, together, one relationship at a time!

If you have any questions about toady’s article- please feel free to contact me via email.

I look forward to serving you and your unique life journey through the spiritual arts and unconditional Divine love!

Peace & Blessings,

Joshua Williams