TINY ACTION FOR BIG TRANSFORMATION – FLY LIGHT. DROP A JUDGMENT OR TWO!
Ah, now let us not go judging a butterfly by its wings or a caterpillar by its greenish stripes. But then, let’s not judge ourselves so harshly either because we can’t stop having our judgments. We do our best. As humans, we have a zillion of them. Butterflies, on the other hand are powered 100 percent by intuition. Ah, to be a butterfly!
For us, there seems to be good judgment and bad judgment. (Kind of like good cholesterol and bad cholesterol). One cholesterol we know helps us live and the other can take our lives. Some of the bad judgments we make about ourselves in the privacy of our own minds are the silent but deadly type. They can slam the brakes on our lives for a day, a month or decades. And we aren’t even aware of it.
In my fifth decade, I am grateful to know without a doubt that only my intuition makes good judgments. We choose better when we choose with our “eyes closed” and our ears and hearts open. My intuitive mind never gets it wrong. My very certain mind rarely gets it right. Or close to it. And it always feels very heavy. This year I’m about traveling light. I want to soar.
So my tiny action for big transformation this week is to try dropping just one or two “bad” judgments. Whatever they may be for you. Not always so easy!
Here’s a tool I’ve found that’s a trick for tripping up a very right mind and letting intuition in to do its magic. The trick is a question. A what if? Very certain minds don’t like questions at all. Intuition seems to love them!
So here’s a few simple questions to try asking when you catch yourself in a judgment:
What else is possible?
Does this judgment make me feel heavier or lighter?
What would I need to do to feel any lighter than this now? (without starving myself today)
What if my point of view on this is just that – a point of view on this? What if everybody has one?
What has to happen for some magic to reappear in my life?
What if this great judgment is just the great limiter?
What if I am judging others by what they say and meanwhile they are judging me by what I do?
What if, as Mother Teresa said, “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
What else could I possibly want to do with my precious time?
Let’s fly; take us, intuition!
With grace and gratitude,