Posts Tagged ‘judgment’


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


Karma Demystified… Sort Of!

May 25, 2009

Karma. It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot these days- and many of us have a good idea about what it is…or do we?

‘Karma’ is a Sanskrit word with several layers of translation- some being ‘wheel’, ‘balance’ and ‘debt’. The Hindu faithful use the word Karma to denote both shallow and deep aspects of an individual soul’s journey from this life into the next based on spiritual debt and needed experiences. Karma is the ‘baggage’ we have as spirit souls- it is both what we are here in this life to deal with and what we take with us to the next. Whatever Karma you have right now defines where you’ve been- and the Karma you have when you die defines where you’re headed.
Let’s clear up from the get go that ‘good Karma’ is not good at all. Having ‘good Karma’ will require a soul to take rebirth in order to burn it off. If we want complete transcendence- zero Karma is the way to go! Good Karma and good living are two different things. We annihilate bad Karma by being good (charity, selfless service, prayer, etc.), and gain bad karma by being naughty (hate, violence, anger, envy, malice, lies, etc.). Let’s look at this another way…

Let’s say someone is born into a socialite family- wants for nothing, gets a great education, has excellent health, general good luck, etc. We can assume (although not absolutely define for certain) that in a past life, this person did compassionate and selfless works that led them to a positive/good Karmic load in this life. If all of this goes to their head- the good turns sour and next time around they get just about the opposite to learn and KNOW the lessons.
Now, if we look at someone who experiences about the opposite in life- poverty, ill health, bad luck; we can safely assume that in a past life they may have abused abundance, cosmic laws or their own life journey. It happens and we’re ALL guilty of acting against our bigger nature. How do I know that? because we’re all here!

Sometimes Karma can seem like such a harsh judgment! Who decides when our actions are negative or positive? Who hands out the ruling and defines how our next lifetime will roll so that we learn and experience all that we need to rectify toxic behaviors/beliefs and get closer to truth?
We do.
All of our soul baggage is like a colored filter, and our soul is like a bright light. What we project- we attract. If we have acted against the self in a past life- or last week for that matter, a filter is created over the light of the soul and as the light shines through it- circumstances resonant with that behavior come our way… in a big way. We shine forth on a subtle spiritual level exactly who we are- and the cosmos responds to that light.
If we are impatient- we shine impatience on the subtle level and thus attract situations that will challenge and thus heal our impatience. You know, you only get stuck in traffic when you are an impatient person! Once you master patience- there’s no need to be stuck in traffic so it doesn’t happen anymore.

The goal of understanding Karma, or spiritual debt as I call it outside the Hindu specifics of the term- is so we can understand the why’s and how’s of life.
Nothing is chance- everything, and I mean EVERYTHING we experience comes to us for the sole purpose of enlightening, healing and empowering us. That’s every blissful love affair, every stubbed toe, every short paycheck and every blessing we receive. Spiritual debt is a sort of barometer about our journey and helps us understand the bigger picture. If we are constantly attracting a similar situation- it’s a big clue we need to look into that and figure out what’s up so we can be more attentive to receiving the healing opportunities coming our way. If something comes over and over again- it’s because we’re not getting it. Time to take inventory, get straight in the heart and open up to be guided down the sometimes hard healing path that always leads to bliss beyond imagination. Recurring issues are also a great time to contact your psychic spiritual adviser for another view into the journey.

In Egyptian mythology- at death, the heart of the deceased is weighed on a scale opposite an ostrich feather. If the heart weighs more than the feather, it gets eaten by a big scary monster. If it weighs less- it goes to paradise. What’s being said here? Heaven is a place of NO BAGGAGE! The heart that weighs less than a feather is the heart with no baggage and no attachment to false things. This is a heart who has lived life in accords with cosmic law and personal journey and who has walked out of life with no deep obsessions/addictions to material things, and no sins of the self weighing on them. It’s a heart light enough to float to the unseen above!

In my revelation, I have experienced that at death- the only judgment is between the soul and a mirror. In the soul-state that exists when we are not attached to the psychical body and the material world- great clarity and wisdom is present. WE define how we could have done better, how we might have avoided lessons or healing that tried and tried to manifest in our lives, how we did good, etc. We decide what’s needed- and in that space it’s always the truth because it’s OUR truth.
This view differs from many western beliefs as well as the beliefs of many Hindu sects who house the term ‘Karma’, but coming to this realization we are forced to take total accountability for our spiritual actions and our path. The ‘Blame God’ game comes to a quick end and nothing could be better for a soul!

Each of us is walking our own wheel of life- experiencing different things to help us know it all. Exploring who we are, who everyone else is and who the Divine is. Learning by doing, loving by experiencing, respecting by seeing and knowing by being. Simply following the intuitive cosmic laws that are inscribed in each of our hearts will ensure that we walk the spiral journey with right action and progress in our great path of healing and bliss.

Peace & Great Blessings on the path of BECOMING!

Joshua Williams