Accusing Others

Are you accusing others? What does that say about you?

Many spiritual leaders and people who are amidst the awakening process, those who would like to be considered as spiritually mature are quick to point out the things that are wrong with the world. Because they are starting to see that things are not always as they appear, or not as they’ve been told things are.

Undoubtedly, it is reasonable to be upset when you begin to discover how you may have been manipulated since the moment you took your first breath. No one would blame you for protesting when you start to understand and see the world from a different perspective.

Every moment of every day you are exposed to content that is intended to knock you off balance, to distract you, or derail you from pursuing your life’s purpose, message, passion, and mission. Furthermore, if the content can impact you enough emotionally, the purveyors of this content are hoping to elicit a negative response from you.

If they can, and you respond negatively, your response – even if it is against the information you’ve been exposed to – helps to promote their cause and makes it more powerful. In essence, they have won, and the energy which you’ve added to the very thing which you’ve pushed against becomes more pervasive as it grows and expands.

Now, this may be your mission. If you are a spiritual warrior and it is your calling to fight against the machine, then this is you, it’s who you are, but if your purpose in life is to fulfill some other function in this life, then any attention you pay to this negativity is distracting you from achieving your highest and best.

When you are exposed to the madness, acknowledge it, because you cannot be ignorant of it, and know that there are those who are called to fight the battle. It is their mission, not yours. You can support those who are fighting the fight or you can support the opposing solution, but do not let this activity dissuade you from moving forward in those things that are the most meaningful for you, the things that bring you meaning, fulfillment, happiness, and joy.

An interesting thing is happening here…

Why do you think we are bombarded by this emotionally-charged distracting information every second of every day?

Could it be to keep you from looking in the mirror, or deep within one’s self?

Within the community of awakening evolutionaries a common key to accessing and participating in the expansive metamorphosis of this next phase of human transformation is the ability to

Look Beyond and Within

As long as you can stay focused on others outside of yourself, when could you ever have the time to stop and look within yourself?

The more you can keep looking at and calling out others for being bad or wrong, the more difficult it will be for you to evolve. The activity of constantly pointing and shaking your finger at others prevents your potential evolution.

I have heard so many reports from those who are now actively deeply involved in the evolutionary process, who agree,

You are unable to break through the mental, physical, and spiritual membrane which appears to be impenetrable while you are focused on those thought patterns and things that keep us separated.

What do you think? When you look at society, as it is today, do you think we are more likely to focus on others or to be more introspective?

This absence of introspection is an egotistic stance of superiority that helps to isolate us from others. This seeing of myself better or superior to someone else, keeps us separated, and cements your position in the unevolved human status. Note also that the accusation of others is more often than not an illogical form of hypocrisy.

It’s very strange. Uneducated people call others stupid. Overweight people call other people fat. People with addictions accuse others with addictions of being weak. People who believe anything they are told, call others mindless sheep. People who have deep-seated pain from their past, ridicule others who express any concern from their past.

It goes on and on… we keep focusing on others, with constant attention pointed outward, rarely, if ever, looking within. If you do get a moment to look within, you can easily justify your own weaknesses, while you turn your attention outward again, because it’s so easy to find someone else who is worse off than you.

It’s so easy to throw stones at others. Looking within? Not so much.

I love the wisdom in the (John 8:7) challenge of Jesus,

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone

Am I accusing you? No. I see me in you. In many ways, we are the same, and we are all in a constant shifting phase of being and becoming. I love that. We’re all just doing the best we can with what we have.

God bless you.

I love us.



Evildoers and Hypocrisy

My mother used to say, “All the deepest, darkest, most dangerous souls hide undercover in churches.” When the secret crimes began to come to light regarding activities covered up by the Catholic church, my mother and millions of other people, felt justified and vilified in their accusations of the church secretly providing safe harbor for evildoers.

As easy as it might be to point your finger at the church, the breaking news is not as dramatic as it may seem, especially with all the drama and exploitation fueling the fire in the media. The news is not so impressive if you look at the facts. Statistics dictate that any group of any size will have a certain percentage of evildoers.

It doesn’t matter where you look. Where ever you look, in religious organizations, educational institutions, State agencies, Government departments, military installations, corporations, businesses, non-profit organizations, or anywhere else where you find a number of people working together, you will find evil.

The Catholic church is an easy target because it is a very large organization but you will find the same percentage of evil in the same proportions per capita just about anywhere.

Why? Because none of us is without sin. Each and every one of us has the potential for evil within.

Some of us fight any tendency toward darkness than others for various reasons.

Some of us, due to early awareness and observation of others engaged in different forms of evil, made a vow to ourselves to not live that kind of life. If that is you, you are careful to watch for signs which might indicate that you may be headed down the wrong road, and you are quick to make adjustments so as not to fall into the trap of evildoing which you are focused on not falling victim to.

For others, maybe they have dipped their toe in the waters of evildoing, have let themselves be overcome by the darkness, then sworn to change their lives, and fight the inclination to engage in this activity of darkness again.

In either case, you have a particular sensitivity to this particular form of evil (due to your vow to avoid it) and you are keenly aware of seeing the potential for this evil in others. If you see someone else break weak and give-in to this evil vice, then you are prone to adopting an aire of supremacy or self-righteousness because you’ve worked so hard not to partake in this type of evil.

You feel justified in judging your brother, and you judge him or her harshly because you would judge yourself just as harshly, and desire to see the offender punished to the highest degree of the law (or might even toy with your own unbridled thoughts of vigilantism, fantasizing about how you might punish the wrongdoer if you were, judge, jury, and/or God).

What you fail to realize, when you are apt not to tolerate much, in this not so far from narcissistic-state, is that as you are pointing your accusatory and judgmental finger at someone, there is someone else who is pointing his or her finger at you who sees the potential for evil in you.

Hypocrisy gets me in an uproar. I’m always quick to notice it in others because I try so hard not to be a hypocrite myself. Yet, every once in a while, someone points out my own hypocrisy (this just happened yesterday by a friend of mine, who is always quick to catch me and point it out to me). And once I feel offended by the accusation (which is my natural first response), I can step back and see even my own hypocrisy. My friend was right. I am a hypocrite.

I couldn’t see it because I was looking for different kinds of hypocrisy in myself and others. Duely noted, I can try to do better next time.

Just a reminder in humility and a reality check for myself that I, being human, possess all the potential for evil as anyone does. All I can do is to be the best person I can be with the tools that I have available to me. I can impose my sense of goodness, or right and wrong, on anyone else, unless to be fair, I allow them to do the same to me.

Though I possess all the potential for evil and hatred, I choose to live a life on the other end of the spectrum in goodness and love to the best of my ability and encourage others to do likewise.

I strive to honor others, where they are at and what they do, offering them the same respect that I desire to receive from them.

Regarding judging others, one of my heroes speaking to a self-righteous judgmental mob accusing a woman of doing evil, said, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.” ~ John 8:7 KJV

A profound statement that echoes in my heart, when I find myself tempted to point my finger at someone else.

See you at the Recovery from Religious Trauma Event in Olympia, September 21st