Often I don’t perceive the energy that surrounds the flower. The vibrations that are turned into that particular form of creation. And being one with that flower is a matter of being at one with that energy.
So how would I become one with that energy? Well not by assuming that I am a greater part of creation than the flower. In fact it could be said that I am a lesser part because of the aggression and violence that is a natural part of my human nature.
Does the plant judge?
It produces in the season and time the best it can be, given the prevailing natural circumstances. It does not have any control over the level of light and warmth, the level of rain. It does not at any point bemoan the lack of ‘perfect’ conditions. Merely it gets on with producing the flowers and fruits as it can. There is no judgement within the plant and how it has done.
It is our human judgement that observes that plant and says, ‘the flowers were better, bigger, more abundant, last year. Without stopping to appreciate that the plant has produced what it is its job to produce.
We do we humans judge?
So how do we do as humans?
How does the plant observe us as a part of creation? Does it judge us for not growing an inch taller or wider? Unlikely.
What is it in us that drives us to label everything we do and are?
It is our ego mind. We are automatic judges and critics of what we do. Instead of appreciating that we breathe and see and walk and talk, we judge and criticise.
This judgement is an automatic response to the world around us.
Why do we judge automatically?
Because we fear, not only others’ judgement but even more so our own. In many ways our own judgement is far more frightening because it is consistent and ever present. It’s a steady drip of poison that eats into the fabric of who we are.
What happens to cause this drip of poison? Where does it come from?
In childhood we learn often that we are not enough. We learn that to exist as ourselves is not sufficient for those around us and so the process begins.
So begins the response to see what we can do to satisfy this person or that to match up with something image they have in their head of us.
Layer by layer this false image of who we are is imprinted on us until the person we truly are meant to be becomes completely covered up and hidden.
These false images are bestowed on us as a result of many generations of hidden true images.
Can we break the cycle? Yes but it takes effort and it needs us to find ways of accepting ourselves for what we are truly.
Our plant doesn’t judge itself.
And nor should we.