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“Judging” Versus “Having Preferences,” the Choice Is Yours

Greetings to all who are gracious enough to allow me to share their time and their space for a few moments.  My thanks to Rosalie, who has offered to share her space here with me so that I may share my thoughts with you. Because this is such an honor, it is important to stress that I speak for no one other than myself.  I claim no great authority to command your attention–all the more reason to thank you for listening.

It is becoming increasingly apparent that we are moving into stages of growth that require special attention to the power of choice and creativity inherent in the divine nature of everyone.  Accordingly, I have become increasingly uneasy with what I see as a form of misplaced spiritual indifference. I am referring to a misunderstanding on the part of those who insist that a spiritually advanced being prefers neither this nor that, as though ‘being balanced” requires that we do not care what happens, that we do not care what choices are made nor what the outcome of those choices may be.

I am enormously happy with the message Matt Kahn so beautifully presents in a video which Rosalie has already recommended to you. [Here is a link to Rosalie’s discussion, First Wave of Ascension is Near.]  Matt emphasizes our need to correct the error implicit in what I have called spiritual indifference.   He inspires us to hold ourselves accountable for the choices we make and has called our failure to do so “a drastic oversight:”

.. there’s this weird level of consciousness where you can, like, wake up to the big picture of consciousness–all is one…all is God–and there’s this weird level of consciousness that we think a recognition or the experience of The Absolute disqualifies the need to make accountable choices:  “Oh, it’s all an illusion. [36:32 on video] It’s all an illusion so let’s just pour more toxins into our body. It’s all an illusion.”  That’s not what life’s all about. It’s great that we have these very big awakenings on the ascension path, but to think you’re going to have such a big awakening that it frees you of the accountability of matching your choices with your deepest insights and wisdom—that’s a drastic oversight. [emphasis mine; circa 36:11ff]

The entire message that Matt delivers speaks loudly to the fact that it matters how you behave; your choices matter. He urges us not to be misled by the notion that “it is all an illusion.”  Making careless choices is not the mark of spiritual ascension.  On the contrary, he recognizes accountability as a hallmark of the first stage of ascension into fifth dimensional experience. I hope to pay much more attention to his discussion of this stage of accountability at a later time. But for now, since I have been troubled by this same misunderstanding, I am delighted to hear him point it out.  Figuratively speaking, I want to pause the video at this point, rewind and listen again.  I want to savor his clarification of what I have long regarded as a highly pernicious teaching.

Many are ascending to a new stage of awareness.  But if we now see that there is much more to our existence than the experience of our present personality,  if we begin to think it is “all an illusion” with no lasting consequences, it is rather easy for some to overlook the fact that we still need to concern ourselves with making benign choices.  Heretofore, as we have incarnated into a given earth experience we have undergone a great forgetting, a forgetting of our larger existence.  That has served to engender an incarnated experience that we “take seriously,” as though it were the only life we have, the only one we will ever have and the only one with consequences. If we do not take it seriously, its didactic effectiveness is greatly diminished.  But we can no longer depend on a lack of awareness of our larger existence as a means of getting us to recognize that what we do here matters.  Now, we very much need Matt Kahn’s effort to remind us that it is to the greatest benefit of all that we take this life experience seriously.

I am aware that what I do here matters and I am not indifferent.  I prefer some things over others. Some choices that I make fill me with joy; others do not.  Need I say which I prefer to make?  Further still, in the course of making my own choices, I desire to make those that I see as doing no harm to myself or to others. That is my preference.  I embrace my desire to behave in ways that are consistent with my “deepest insights and wisdom.”  I am not neutral. But what of the oft-heard admonition, “Do not judge”? Let me call your attention to another source for whom I have great respect.  On page 121 of a pdf version of Blueprint for Change, Bashar helps us recognize that having a preference for some choices over others is not synonymous with making an inappropriate judgement of other choices which we do not prefer. Here, he is discussing the desire for abundance and the wisdom of making a choice to abandon a belief that being wealthy inevitably leads to moral bankruptcy:

No judgment here; you do not judge or invalidate the moral bankruptcy. It may not be what you prefer; it may be a very negative thing. But if you judge it, you change your vibration to the same level. That’s what your biblical phrase means when it says, “Judge not lest ye be judged.” It doesn’t mean you’re going to be judged from outside; it means that as you judge, you become that vibration; you put yourself on that level and can’t be where you want to be.

As with Matt Kahn’s admonition, I am again dissuaded from the notion that to prefer some choices over others betrays one’s spiritual ignorance.  It is perfectly appropriate that we make choices based on our preferences. But, Bashar adds, that can be done without making a judgement that lowers our own vibration to the same level as other choices which we do not prefer.  I can prefer behavior of one kind without directing any of my energy toward doing harm to those who behave differently.  A word from Seth here is helpful:

Now: If you expand your sense of love, of health, and existence, then you are drawn in this life and in others toward those qualities; again, because they are those upon which you concentrate. A generation that hates war…will not bring peace. A generation that loves peace will bring peace.

Roberts, Jane (2012‑04‑27). Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul (A Seth Book) (Kindle Locations 3291‑3293). Amber‑Allen Publishing. Kindle Edition.

In Seth’s statements, we see that preferring peace focuses our conscious energy on peace and it does not require that we direct the energy of hate toward those who make war.  Doing so engages us in the lower vibration of hate.  In this fashion, we often become entangled in the very practice which we disavow.  Seth recommends the higher energy of love, and so do I.  That is my preference and I can behave in ways consistent with that preference without directing negative energy toward those who do not. In fact, I can even recognize the contribution made by those who do not. They contribute to our learning what we prefer as we come to realize, through experiencing it, what we do not prefer. (See Matt Kahn’s discussion of the second stage of fifth dimensional practice, honor.)

This life matters.  How you behave in it matters.  Your choices matter.  It is entirely appropriate, even entirely NECESSARY, that you prefer some outcomes and not others, otherwise the notion of “making a choice” is of very little consequence.  By virtue of your divine nature, you are irrevocably given the awesome power of making choices.  The choices you make matter; the reality that you experience, if you pardon the double meaning, is a matter of choice. As we move into a greater awareness of the spiritual power and significance of our choices, it is imperative that we recognize that we are accountable for making choices which serve ourselves and others in ways that are consistent with “our deepest insights and wisdom.”  Those who are ascending are increasingly aware that we are not absolved from this accountability.  The beauty of this recognition lies in its contribution to the emergence of a fifth dimensional experience in which we simultaneously contribute joy both to ourselves and others.

Matt Kahn’s richly informative discussion of the first wave of ascension contains much more that is of help to us in learning how to make such choices more reliably.  He offers insight into the use of your physical body as an “intuitive measuring stick” which can reliably identify which choices are of greatest spiritual advantage.  Those details deserve more time and space than I can spare at the moment but I look forward to a closer look at them in a future note.

Meanwhile, I thank you for listening, most sincerely.

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