Access Consciousness™ is often described as a set of tools and processes that can change anything in your life that isn’t working. In the previous article, some ways that the Access Consciousness™ “Ten Commandments” can be used to change your money situation were discussed.
This article is the fourth in a series that will explain more fully how every single one of them can apply to your financial life. This article focuses on the sixth commandment: no judgment, discernment or discrimination.
In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the full list of all Ten Commandments.
1. Would an infinite being really choose this?
2. Everything is just an interesting point of view.
3. Live in 10-second increments.
4. Live as the question, not as the answer.
5. No form, no structure, no significance.
6. No judgment, no discrimination, no discernment
7. No drugs of any kind
8. No competition.
9. Do not listen to, tell, or buy the story
10. No exclusion
What about commandment #6—no judgment, no discrimination, no discernment? First of all, discrimination and discernment are merely high-class judgments; they’re judgments masquerading as correctness, which is in itself a judgment.
What does judgment have to do with money flows? More than you could possibly imagine!
First of all, any problems we have with money are not problems with money but problems with receiving and being. Judgment of any kind stops both receiving and being in their tracks. Once you judge anything, you cannot receive anything that doesn’t match that judgment.
If you judge something is much too expense, can you ever have it? If you judge that you do not deserve money, can you actually receive money or anything that’s “worth a lot of money” from your point of view? If you judge you’re not good enough to receive money, or lots of money, for your work or just for your brilliant being, can anyone give you a generous gift? Judgment is a huge roadblock to our receiving money from just about any source.
It’s not only judgments of yourself that stop your receiving of money, but also judgments about money itself. How many of those do you have? How many did your parents and other adults around you implant into you? Was anything they told you about money useful, or was all of it judgment and limitation? Did you buy that money would make you happy, or that people who had money were not happy, or kind, or nice? Did you buy that money was dirty, or not important, or less important than love, or something that only nasty people had or that it didn’t grow on trees? The latter would be a serious limitation if you were a walnut farmer! All of these are judgments, which create limitation in your financial life!
Other judgments about money include what money is and what money is not. One woman called Douglas demanding her money back because she claimed she’d gotten no result a month after a money class. He asked her how her life had changed. She’d been given a car, a place to live, and an expensive designer wardrobe that a friend had grown too fat to wear. Douglas pointed out the limitation in her judgment that money and wealth could only be received in the form of green pieces of paper. Everything she received was wealth, which money is a form of. Needless to say, Douglas refused to give her her money back!
Many people have not noticed that it’s not only the “negative” statements that are judgments. Fixed points of view that we judge “positive” create limitations as well, including limitations in your money flows. Suppose you decide that someone is your friend. (Decisions are essentially judgments in that they don’t allow anything that doesn’t match them to show up.)
What if that person you decide is your friend also happens to be dishonest? You wouldn’t steal from your friends, so you will not be able to be aware that your friend could steal from you. That simple decision or conclusion that someone is your friend is an invitation to get yourself blindsided. Is that really what you wish to choose? How often has that happened in your life?
How do you know when something is a judgment? Judgments do often start from observations. Observations feel light. If they begin to feel heavy, that’s a great indication your observation has veered into judgment. Observations also do not have an emotional charge on them, whereas judgments most often do.
Those tentacles of judgment that destroy your money flows are more far-reaching than you can imagine. If you have a judgment of anyone, you cannot receive money from them. That’s sort of obvious—why would they want to give you money anyway if you’re beaming judgment at them? The more far-reaching consequence is that you also cannot receive money from anyone anywhere in the world whose vibration matches theirs, for as long as you have that judgment. That’s a pretty nasty consequence of one little judgment.
Making things worse is the fact that every judgment has 25 other judgments that hold it in place, and each of those judgments has 25 judgments that hold them in place. Talk about the ultimate multi-level marketing plan!
Douglas worked with a man who owned a clothing store in the gay section of Houston. He cleared many aspects of the business but still didn’t have a handle on why it was not succeeding. Finally he asked the owner about his customers.
“Oh, they’re all right, except for those guys,” the clothing store owner replied with a swish of his wrist to indicate the sexual orientation of most of his customers. (Who buys men’s clothes? Gay men, and women for their husbands. Do women shopping for their husbands go into the gay section of town? Not too often!)
“Do you flirt with women?” Douglas asked the shop owner.
“Yes, if my wife’s not around,” he replied.
“Then you can learn to flirt with your customers, too,” said Douglas. “You have to learn to flirt with them to receive their money. It doesn’t mean you have to copulate with them.” He taught the business owner how to flirt with gay men, and his business improved dynamically. Flirting is receiving sexual energy from someone, which makes it possible to also receive their money.
Sometimes other people’s judgments can work in your favor if you’re willing to receive them without judging their judgments. A sterling example of this is the judgment of others that you are rich or have too much money. How can this be?
Someone who judges is sure that they’re right. Judgment could even be seen as the determination to prove your point of view correct and that you are right no matter what. The person judging wants to prove that they’re right— that you have too much money. They put all kinds of energy into making that judgment a reality. Aren’t they working for you when they do that?
Douglas once received a call from a woman who was organizing classes for him in New Zealand. She was upset because another woman there was discouraging people from going to an advanced workshop in Costa Rica because she “didn’t want Gary and Dain to have too much money.” The caller was concerned that this would damage attendance at the workshop.
Absolutely the opposite was true, Douglas assured his organizer. The more the second woman judged that he and Dain were making too much money, the more energy she was contributing to their actually having too much money!
It’s in your best interests for others to judge you as being rich or having too much money. Would you be willing to invite it?
Curiously, form, structure, and significance (as discussed in the article immediately preceding this one in this series) are actually judgments about what something should look like. How often do we have the judgment about what the things we’re asking for should look like? That form and structure we expect is actually a limitation in itself. “It never looks like you think it’s going to look,” observes Dr. Dain Heer, Douglas’s business partner and co-developer of Access Consciousness™.
Whatever we’re asking for is presumably something we don’t believe we have. The only reason we don’t have everything we’d like is that we have areas in which we are unconscious. So when we are asking for something greater, we’re asking for something that’s more conscious, from a place of lesser consciousness. How can we know what that more-conscious situation is from our position of less consciousness? It’s impossible! It’s like the old saying, “You can’t get there from here.”
Yet how often do we ask for something, only to refuse it when it shows up as something totally different than what we thought it would look like? The universe always sends us what we ask for. It never looks the way we thought it would look, and the timing is variable. Concluding and judging that what shows up is no good also creates a limitation in what can show up.
If you say “It’s not working!” just because it doesn’t show up as you thought it would, when you thought it would, you stop the universe’s creation to you. The universe hears your conclusion and sends what you’ve been asking for to someone who’s more willing to receive, live in the question, and not judge the outcome of what you’ve asked for. Much better to say, “That didn’t turn out like I expected, what’s it going to take for even more to show up?” The best way to get out of judgment is to ask a question, as questions that are truly questions, preclude judgment.
Would you really like to change your financial reality? Giving up your judgment of yourself, others, and money would be a great way to start. What else do you suppose it might change in your life?
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