Can we ever truly break free from the entanglement of judgement? Can we ever really be free of both casting out or the impact of receiving judgement?”
My honest answer, in the greater scheme of things, is, I don’t know. I don’t know if one can truly break free or if it’s a mythical notion that some of us aspire to.
I do however, have deep feelings and a valued belief on the subject of judgement. And why should I not? Judgement is, after all, one of those core issues that I find myself working with, experiencing, and delving into time and time again in order to break free from it’s crippling barbs.
The question, I feel, is a question of different import to us as individual beings, which shapes a literal and very personal answer for each of us. And the answer is one that is felt or believed, more than anything else, and it is one that is so multifaceted and limitless, with both shiny and lacklustre possibilities.
When we delve into a subject like judgement, any subject really, there are always two sides, and multiple dimensions to look at, which is why the possibilities are seemingly endless. You will always have the most positive aspect, the most negative aspect, everything possible in between, and then, you can turn it all upside down and inside out and round and round in a continuous flow of discovery and awareness.
In receiving judgement from others, from family, peers, community, strangers, one can find it so intensely painful that the judgement itself creates disharmony within the body and the mind, at best. At it’s worst, being judged can be physically debilitating, paralysing you where you stand, withholding you from following your dreams or from even stepping outside.
What we do with their judgement befalls upon our shoulders, becoming our responsibility and our reflection of our own inner sense of self worth to the world.
When you can fully embrace this notion of reflecting your inner thoughts, feelings and energy out into the world, then you give yourself a greater chance to deflect judgement and dissolve the power it once had. Understanding this, understanding your part in allowing judgement to raise from within you your true sense of self worth, allows you the opportunity to look deeper and heal, adjust, or repair your sense of value.
Unfortunately the answer to that is no, so the reality for us then becomes a matter of being responsible for our own presence, our own energy, our own lives. It becomes about our ability to work with ourselves, to look within and unearth any and all self esteem and self worth issues. It becomes about us doing the work to develop and value ourselves deeper and wider than ever before.
For the most part, I believe so. I believe in the possibility, I believe in the inner awareness, knowing and understanding of self healing and I believe in the capacity of personal development.
There is however, a much smaller part, perhaps it’s ego’s mischievous little ‘but in’, that knows the depths that one must travel to, continually and consciously, to rise above the stabbing attacks and debilitation that judgement can bring.
It is the enormity of the inner work for each one of us that creates the question, “can you ever be free from the entanglement of judgement”, therefore the answer will always be a profoundly personal one.
Part 2 of this series on judgment dives deeper into the aspect of making or casting judgement and questions our ability to lessen the impact of what is an extremely natural trait of human behaviour.
Dig deep, look hard, love hard, be true to you, and judgment, pffft, let that shit go!
Gemma Rose Green, is the Raw & Real Goddess, passionately and courageously advocating love and truth by inspiring full acceptance and expression of genuine authentic selves. She is a Soul Intuitive, Energy Reader & Healer, Author, Mentor & Spirit Sensitive who embodies truth and love, and whose passion and purpose is a wonderful multifaceted gem of embracing the heart, the soul, the sea, the divine feminine, and the juiciness of raw and real living. www.gemmarosegreen.com.au