[Classic post from 7-13-17]
In this multi-post treatise that began with the idea of honoring ourselves, today I want to expand just a bit more on comparing because it is something that we have been taught to do and that we do throughout our days, and even for so many throughout our entire lives.
As we compare–are we greater or lesser than, who’s number one, who are my competitors, how do we stand in the market, and as I mentioned before, the list goes on.
What comparison is, is judgment, and we so often judge by how one person or entity, or situation is better than, worse than, and so on. As we judge, we are in fear.
Paul Selig writes, “everything you judge you fear because you have an investment in a certain way of thinking, feeling, believing, or a belief that your safety and your personality self is being challenged by it in some way.”
Judgment and comparison quite often surround the idea of right and wrong, good and bad, holy and evil. Even love and fear fall into this as they are compared in that way. Love actually has no opposite, but we often see it that way.
All the stories we’ve heard, seen in movies, read in books follow this theme of judgment and comparison. It cannot be avoided it seems.
We think we need judgment. The people wanted Moses to be the judge and he didn’t want the job. It’s not a lot of fun generally, but it is everywhere, and we’ve lived with it pretty much since birth.
Do we need judgment? Not really. What we do need, however, is discernment.
What’s the difference between judgment and discernment? Judgment seeks righteousness and endeavors to categorize and label everything so that everything is in its proper place. But, discernment is simply a choice. We are choosing. We have some kind of criteria that causes us to want this and not so much want that, and this would indicate a need to make a comparison and make a judgment, a decision about what it is and which label to affix to it. But, we don’t need judgment, we need discernment.
To discern is to simply choose and we are born choosers. It is often called Free Will because we always get to choose. But to judge is not our affair. Judgment is a full-time job, and discernment is a momentary choice and decision. Discernment helps us stay on track of living the life that we came here to live and judgment takes us off that game and takes us on an infinite meandering and meddling journey.
As we honor ourselves, which as previously stated is the same as loving ourselves, we can serve because we are aligning with our truest selves. We can feel the congruity and resonance of that without any effort. As the top quote by Paul Selig said, “the vibration that you hold is how you serve.” We are expressed as consciousness and in vibration and as we vibrate we serve.
He adds more clarity to how we can serve in our truest vibration: “For one man to be in service as himself is to be realized as his truest self. As this man is realized as his truest self, he is expressed as this and that is what he calls to him. He demonstrates this in every aspect of his life because he cannot not demonstrate it.”
So it isn’t good deeds that win the prize (judgment and comparison), but our own alignment with who we really are that is how we serve. Who are we? We are a divine aspect of God, Source Energy, All-That-Is, or whatever label you like. As we align to that and feel that resonance, we cannot help but serve in a higher way. As we recognize our own divinity, we can only see the divinity in others regardless of their trained facade.
This is the way to peace in everything. To recognize who we are, see that all others are also a divine aspect of God, and in the resonance of the truest sense of who we are, we cannot help but serve in that same sense.
I Know Who I Am. I Know How I Serve.
Spread Some Joy Today–by recognizing the divine in yourself, and in so doing, see it in everyone you meet.