Judgement, ARTICLE ON (Warriors' Journeys)

Author: Theun Mares. Link to original: http://www.toltec-legacy.com/public-articles/list.html (English).
Tags: Dark Jewel, Numerology, Toltec Teachings Submitted by Warriorskeep 24.01.2017. Public material.

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into Russian: Суждение, статья по (Путешествия Воинов). Translated in draft, editing and proof-reading required.
Submitted for translation by Warriorskeep 24.01.2017


I would like to expand here on the concept of 'judgement', as I have found that it is very relevant to many of my challenges, and I often keep coming back to this point. One thing I feel is relevant to mention, is that my shortcoming, altruism, has a negative reduction of its originating dark jewel - illusion - to (-8). [This is the negative sum of the dark jewel's numbers according to numerology: 26 = [-(2+6)]. (-8) as a negative reduction stands for "Prejudiced". From this point I continue exploring the context of my challenge, for having a tendency towards being prejudiced is very similar to being prone to judgement.

I would like to digress slightly, and give a few references which have been very useful to me. Here are a selection of things that Th├йun told us at one of the retreats:

Judgement needs to be transmuted into discrimination. In this respect when we speak about "trusting one's own judgement," it is essentially discrimination that is referred to in the context of "stalking one's own perception".

Judgement as a behaviour leads a person to close up, close up towards the world in general. The subconscious reason/motivation for this is that intuitively we do know that if we judge we also can be judged in return. This subconscious knowing in its turn triggers the fear of being vulnerable and being hurt.

I have been experiencing all of these manifestations, and I also found that a lot of them are essentially learnt habits, picked up from my parents and relatives when I was a child. In this regard, and trying to put into perspective or understand our social conditioning, I would like to quote from George Green, which to me is very meaningful: "Judgment is a tool of conditioning, synonymous to condemnation. You have to RELEASE this concept."

When we look at it objectively, we can see that a large part of our social conditioning is based one way or another on the various forms of our judgements, either via the common view of the world, "normality", opinions, blame, condemnation, hostility, etc. In my own experience I have found it very useful, and in some instances absolutely crucial, to hold the impulse long enough and not to REACT, which off-hand judgement always is. To hold it, so that the urge has the chance to transform into the impulse, or in-flux, of clarity, driven and amplified by the emotion in the desire towards objectivity. Then it can shed light on the next step forward, so that the polarities can be separated in a life-supportive manner. It is the lack of clarity and discrimination that can collapse the polarities all too quickly, which inevitably will lead to a mess of sorts and confusion (a con-fusion, as opposed to a true fusion - unification via inclusiveness!)