Hey eKa CIRCLE,
An interesting discussion came up today and it was said ” he is a good man.” I didn’t respond but my heart cried “how do you know?” Is what we perceive as bad, in fact a cry for help and we only see the symptoms?
Why do we feel compelled to label people? Do we even know ourselves? What is our observation based on and is it always accurate? I ask you to ponder- have you ever been wrong before? Is being “good” conditional? Is it even worth labelling anyone when we often see ourselves in their mirror seeing their shadow? Isn’t ALL of it merely judgement? Do we have any credible evidence and a witness?
Lots of questions I know! I want to prompt us (myself included) to think a little more deeply on this topic.
What is our assessment for being “good” anyway?
- they agree with us
- seen doing “good” things
- society or religious groups approve at face value
- are we culturally skewed
- positions of power, wealth and influence
- are they saying what we needed to hear
- are they being honest
- do they make us feel like we are heard
- maybe we just want to believe it
- are they making a promise (that in time cannot or will not be kept)
- do you have them on a pedestal
- the person’s belief systems seemingly fit with your own
- is the person simply mirroring our shadow
We can call the subconscious mind the shadow because we cannot see it clearly and we are not aware of it. What goes into the subconscious mind is everything we reject about ourselves. The minute someone says something about you is “bad” you suppress it- even though that shadow is hidden it affects everything we do and say.
Now the shadow isn’t just the the negative or the dark. It can also hide potential gifts and talents with negative associations, maybe strength and confidence were rejected and so that then is hidden. A person exhibiting those same qualities would be seen to that person as a negative. The shadow is an inner fragmentation that occurs within you. Until we look at our own shadow we may find it difficult to know why we do or believe certain things. This in turn affects how we see others.
Do we even know our own hearts? Do our hearts ever change with our own personal reflections? Are we projecting? He is “good” because I value this same thing in myself?
Would not a position of neutrality be a safer space unless that person is in our inner circle, giving you time to observe fruit? Silence is golden as we are judged as we judged. Watch, pray and change your own thoughts and space. Everyone is surely sent to you for that lesson. We are under the shadow of Yahs wing. Whose shadow is it anyway? Are we often conscious? What are our qualifications to judge another when we cannot even figure ourselves out. Food for thought.
love & light
M + E
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