When Judgment and Projection Come Calling…

January 4th, 2018

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

How to Deal With Judgment and Projection on the Path of Truth

There’s simply no escaping it in this old consciousness: when you step out from the norm, when you challenge the construct that confines people and stride purposefully out in a new direction, judgment and projection will come your way. It’s because, when you make a bold statement about who you are and your beliefs about the world, if you’re in some degree of alignment and truth, then you’re going to challenge those around you. Your very actions are reflecting to them a new possibility about themselves, and if there’s resistance to change, there’ll be insecurity. With that comes the possibility of projection your way, because you had the audacity to challenge the box.

How do we best deal with this?

The Nature of Change

I’m feeling powerful shifts in the surrounding field right now. But these aren’t easy shifts, they’re more a difficult rebirthing. I can feel the turgidity of the old consciousness clinging to its old ways of being, in fear and anxiety as the 5D movement of light begins to tug on the tethering that holds the old reality in place. And the Opposing Consciousness does not like it. New layers at the bottom of the barrel that the shift is engaging are fighting back and resisting. It’s to be expected. I’ve consciously experienced many similar ascensions before. This is nothing new — it’s an old adversary.

Most importantly, when we’re in awareness of what’s going on, because we’re inquiring within our own field, then even though the unravelling flow presents great challenge, we continue to find the directive light through it, like a ship following a homing beacon through the storm.

It’s important to say the nature of this resistant Opposing Consciousness (OC) has been beneficial too: bear in mind that ALL realities are founded on some collective need for karmic resolution — a construct in which to explore and redefine who we truly are. OC is an energy (in many guises) that weaves the threads of that old reality construct together. Thus it’s serving an invaluable role.

Shooting the messenger

That’s all well and good, the ideal being that when the old karmic reality is due for dissolution, as is the case now, then the OC works in concert: it lets go and allows the the dissolving threads — the strings of consciousness — to realign into the new reality construct, a new flavour of the quantum soup. As it does so, it realigns itself.

What I perceive happening here in Gaia’s 5D Shift right now though, is a distortion of this resistance — it’s been bedding in, and trying desperately to cling on. It’s become a deceptive consciousness — a black slippery snake — that’s using judgment and projection to limit the movement of the shift.

How might this dynamic be manifesting in your own life?

When you step purposefully forwards, when you commit to making true and lasting change that’s real and authentic, one that’s aligning with the flow, then you become a reflection to all around you. They see your light, which challenges them to step out of their own box too. If they are anxious or fearful about what they’re being invited to do, then the knee jerk reaction is often to shoot the messenger, rather than have to deal with an inconvenient message. That’s exactly when judgment and projection will come calling.

Beware, because this kind of consciousness can seep into the psyche of those around you, even your loved ones. It’s important that even though you might love and respect them, not to let their fear or anxiety still limit you.

Treat the resistance as a consciousness

When I experience this, I find it helps to disassociate the energy from the person. In other words, I work to see the light in them — their authentic being — but I also witness the potential for some kind of intervention going on, which might be working to exploit anxiety so as to hold the old reality construct in place. I find that in seeing it this way, I can still connect with them, still honour me, and still step forwards, even though challenging.

Be aware that in this resistant environment, judgment and projection will likely come from the most unexpected sources — those that love you most, those that want you most to be the old you, the one they feel comfortable with.

When you disassociate the energy and behaviours from the person however, then an honest inner inquiry will more readily shine the light forwards for you. You will challenge them. You will challenge the resistant consciousness. But it becomes clear that you still have to step forwards, because the backward tug of the Opposing Consciousness itself does not serve you — it’s pulling in the opposite direction to which your soul is inviting you to go.

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Apply profound self honesty to your situation

No doubt the doubters will call you “crazy”, an “odd ball”, the “weirdo” that doesn’t fit it in — don’t be limited by their labels! Even though the baying crowd around you might be telling you that you are wrong, even though they might be moving completely in the opposite direction to your flow, this is especially the time to push on.

It won’t be easy! Because as your blazing trail stirs up the dust in the desert, it’ll get harder to see and feel the guiding signs and synchronicity you’ve been used to. You might even begin to doubt yourself that you’re heading in the right direction at all…

“Maybe the nay-sayers were right all along?” No! They are not!

At this point it’s essential to remember why you did all this, why you began the journey. What does it really mean to you? Keep reminding yourself, keep tuning into this original light, then apply profound self honesty to the choices you make… “in terms of the step I’m about to take, is that right and aligned with my own path of sovereignty and evolutionary growth?” As I said though, don’t expect this to be easy. You’re actually forging the soul in the crucible of profound evolutionary change — that’s never going to be a breeze in the park.

Collecting “Treasure Totems” on the path

As we travel down the path I believe it’s essential to pick up ‘totems’ — little reminders of who you are and why you’re doing this. Then to put them in your sacred space, which you keep coming back to when the challenges get difficult.

My power animal is the owl, because it sees through 360 degrees, and with pinpoint accuracy in the darkness. Right now, owl is appearing for me everywhere, because I purposefully pay attention to it. On our recent Divinicus Course in Australia, a white owl would land in the branches immediately over our campsite fire of an evening. It was totally spectacular and very inspirational — so what’s your power animal?

Of course it could also be a crystal, an item of jewelry, or something you pick up in nature. Collect them, treasure them, watch for the messages they bring. If we’re attentive, then just like the owl, they’ll be there for us when the going gets tough.

Soul retrieval in the darkness

Always remember, that when the going gets toughest of all, when the judgments and projections reach almost unbearable proportions, then in your deepest trials and tribulations, at the heart of the matter, you are still the inviolable “One”. Constantly work on transcending through the challenge. That doesn’t mean ditching it though. It means allowing yourself to experience the fullness of the karmic resistance, and then at it’s zenith, opening a doorway through the density and into the profound experience of pure presence. Then you reconnect with the fragment of soul that was attaching you to the old drama. The shamans call it “soul retrieval”.

Recognise you’re only ever judging yourself

The Shaolin Priests have a saying: “give evil nothing to oppose, and it will dissolve completely of its own accord. Realise that a judgment cannot harm you unless you are judging yourself by the distorted reflection you’re witnessing — the one that only you created!

When you empower yourself by accepting that you drew this reflection to yourself in the first place, then you may discover that judgment and projection toward you can be healing too. When judgment comes calling, and you feel the impact of it touching you, look intently within — where are the contractions? Why are you judging yourself? Maybe you can’t accept the impact you’re having on those around you? Maybe you can’t accept the brilliance of your own light?

Why are you still trying to fit in? Why are you still playing small? Be bold, step out, embrace the maverick you always were!


Mavericks in the 5D Shift

There’s simply no avoiding it. If you’re a light-bearer and a way-shower, then right now, judgment and projection will likely come calling. It’s because you’re challenging the very binding weave that has woven people’s lives into past limitation — you make the situation uncomfortable and inconvenient. However this is no time to stop, but to push on.

There are no limitations! Step out of the box, break the set, smash the glass ceiling!

In my own life, I have been encouraged by the flow to make big changes, to shine a stronger light in what I perceive to be a general inertia based on emotional attachment to the old reality construct. And I’ve attracted therefore a lot of projection and judgment by people around me putting 2 and 2 together to get 13 — making judgments on only partial information that hasn’t yet fully revealed itself. But in my new living space that I recently moved to in Devon UK, there was a welcome and treasured ‘totem’ hanging on the wall: a poem, which I felt to share with you in closing. I’ve adapated it slightly from the original. I’m sure Rudyard Kipling won’t mind….

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream — and not make dreams your master;
If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings — nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Then you will inherit the Universe and everything that’s in it.
And — which is more — you will shine like the sun!

Just a reminder: To gain assistance in unraveling and unleashing your divine being, past judgment and projection, join the 5GATEWAYS World Tour 2018.

In loving support,


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