Namaste my love, and welcome to our meditation on Relaxing Judgment. Judgment is a very constricting energy and it’s exhausting. If we feel that we have to insert our opinion all day long on 99% of which doesn’t even matter, it doesn’t even affect our lives, we find that we are constantly pulling our energy away from our center and we are constantly wearing ourselves down.
Judgment is a form of separation. It’s the opposite of oneness and unity and harmony. And so, while we might not always think of it in these terms, judgment is actually a toxin. It’s something that we want to be aware of and use tools to neutralize, such as this meditation.
So what we’re going to do in our meditation today is really to put that awareness, that loving awareness on relaxing this constant judging and evaluating that most all of us have fallen into at some point. And this really helps with confidence and self-love because if we’re judging, it means we’re judging ourselves as well.
This is a powerful meditation to do to practice on a regular basis. And of course, anytime you feel called to it, anytime that you feel that you’re going through a period of angst, frustration, extra judging, a time where your extra hard on yourself. Any moment where you just feel called to move past this limiting behavior, I offer this meditation to you.
Let’s get into our relaxing judgment meditation now…
Please take a comfortable seat either on the floor on your meditation cushion or in a chair with your feet nice and flat on the ground.
Go ahead and lift your spine, chin parallel to the ground.
Take a nice deep breath in through your nose, and now through your mouth. Very simple movement today focused in our shoulders.
In your inhale, you’re going to raise your shoulders up. And then as you exhale, you’re going to relax your shoulders, rolling them backwards and then just letting them drop down. Imagine this is the energy pattern that we are following through to relax judgment.
On the inhale, rising, and your shoulders rise up and squeeze them. This is tension; always evaluating, always judging.
And then exhale, roll the shoulders back and drop down. This is us making the choice to witness, to observe, and not to always have to judge.
Again, inhaling, shoulders lift up. Notice that tension. It just doesn’t feel good when we’re tense. And then exhale. Let the shoulders roll back and down. That relaxation, alert, witnessing and observing does feel good. It keeps us centered.
One more time. Inhaling, shoulders lift up. And then exhaling with the shoulders roll back and down.
Now go ahead and just let your hands, your shoulders, everything relax. Palms can be face up or face down, whichever one you feel more called to in this moment. And then just notice as you focus on your breath, it becomes more and more gentle.
There’s less erratic transitions between your inhales and your exhales. It starts to become very smooth, very gentle.
Continue with this breath for another minute or so on your own, just feeling relaxed.
As we demonstrate it in our simple physical exercise, relaxation is a choice. We can choose to relax. We can choose to relax our judgments. We can start to retrain our minds to create new pathways where we start to integrate into our daily life that we need not constantly evaluate. We need not constantly insert our opinion. And in fact, the more relaxed we are, the more neutral we stay, the more energized we feel, and the more joyful and peaceful we are.
Keep going another few cycles of breath.
Setting the Intention for Today
I want to introduce an affirmation into this potent beautiful space of openness and relaxation. You can say the affirmation along with me after you hear me say it once, or you can simply listen and absorb.
I am a witness and I rise above judgment and I stay centered in peace. I am a witness and I rise above judgment as I stay centered in peace. I am a witness and I rise above judgements as I stay centered in peace. I am a witness and I rise above judgment as I stay centered in peace. I am a witness and I rise above judgments as I stay centered in peace.
Take another deep breath in. Smooth, relaxed, breath out. And again. Just holding space for yourself. Just allowing us to integrate on a deep level.
Bringing your hands together in prayer position please. Anjali Mudra. Palms pressed in front of your heart.
Let’s take a moment for gratitude whatever rises up spontaneously.
I’m so grateful for you and I am so grateful for our connection. This is such an honor for me to walk this journey with you. I’m always here for you.
Sending you so much love.
Namaste. Om Shanti.