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Archangel Ariel - On Judgment

August 30, 2010

I recently went back to rural upstate New York to begin an escalated version of elder care for my 87 year old Mother. This section of the country has been depressed since the 1970’s when most of the manufacturing sector was outsourced to other countries. Its current economic state is beyond depressing with shops and stores literally boarded up.  I heard story after story of young girls people know who have chosen to have children out of wedlock just to have an income.  Most of them choose not to get married because it negatively impacts their welfare benefits. Often they have children by more than one man.  

As I struggled with the desperate economic reality of this part of the country as well as my Mother’s self induced physical and emotional reality, I found myself feeling very judgmental as well as depressed.  While I know from a higher conscious perspective that everything occurs for a reason and holds a lesson of perfection for those involved, it has been a very long time since I was exposed to such dire conditions.

There was a part of me that was so grateful for being able to leave the area decades ago. Another part of me was angry that people could feel so desperate they felt justified in bringing new life into this world as a means to fend for themselves.  I also felt sorry for these same people and wondered if they would ever really understand the lessons they were creating for themselves.  

Knowing I was in a perpetual loop of judgment about what occurred on this trip, I called on my Guides to offer a message on judgment.  Archangel Ariel came through with a bold wake-up call for me.  I now share it with you.


Dear One,

Let us speak of judgment for there is much confusion as to what judgment is and what it is not. Judgment is a personalized interpretation of the actions of others. It is personalized because two or more people can view the actions of one person in extremely different ways.  The viewpoints expressed do not make the respective opinion holder “right” or “wrong,” in spite of what they may project to others.  It simply makes it their personal point of view.

The word “judgment” tends to have a strong negative connotation to it.  The prevailing belief that “God will judge you for your sins” sends a firm warning to many Judeo-Christian believers to be conscious of their actions. Too many misdeeds and the consequences could be a dire eternity.

Your system of law and order uses the term “judgment” to pronounce someone guilty of a crime and to sentence them to some form of punishment. Even culturally, judgment is embedded in your news media and social activities with harsh outcomes.

The news, which once strove to provide the unbiased coverage by answering the basic “who, what, when, where, why and how” questions of journalism, no longer subscribes to this same standard of professionalism. Sensationalism abounds and sex sells more than facts. 

Even popular reality TV shows reveal a common thread of voting (judging) someone off the island or selecting the best candidate for the bachelor.  The losers are dismissed amidst a barrage of televised disparaging comments from other contestants.  Of course the viewers at home are sure to provide their own opinionated remarks.

A powerful question for humanity to consider regarding judgment is this: “How will a people whose thoughts and actions are so focused on judgment be able to transition to a belief system that supports and nurtures others instead of one which seeks to conquer and divide?”  A second question may be “Do they even want to?”

There are so many wonderful things in your world yet few choose to focus on the positive for any length of time. We ask “How has all the focus on the negative continued to serve you? Has the war on terror, drugs or poverty been won?  Has abuse in all its forms been stopped?” The common answer to all these concerns is a collective and boisterous NO!

Until you are willing to see things from a more positive – nonjudgmental – perspective, the world around you will continue to revolve with humdrum predictability.  More wars, more fear, more poverty, more hate crimes…more negativity and continuous judgment.

There really is no reason for this limiting belief system to continue. It is all a simple matter of choice.  As Albert Einstein said “"I think the most important question facing humanity is, 'Is the universe a friendly place?' This is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves.”  

We are not trying to overwhelm people with this message. We only seek to make you more aware of the impact of your daily thoughts and actions. Do you see the glass containing your world view as half-empty or half-full?  The choice will always be yours. Yet we can’t help but desire for you a more joyful way to live in your world.

Do you not see how wonderful the world could be if each and every one of you would choose to say or do one simple thing with more positive intention?

What is one thing that you can do today to change your perception on what is occurring around you? Could you avoid or politely remove yourself from a conversation that condemns another? Could you spend more quality time with your children instead of watching TV? Could you choose to see some of the positive qualities of someone who bothers you?

All these seemingly tiny actions can lead to wellspring of good intentions and positive energy which will ceaslessly flow to others.  Truly, what the world needs now is love, sweet love – for everyone - all the time.

With Great Love,

Archangel Ariel


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Sandra Hurlbut is the owner of Spirit Earth Healing in Prescott Arizona. She is a gifted intuitive reader, powerful healer, and engaging teacher who incorporates several modalities in her work. For more information on Sandra or her workshops and their locations, visit our pages on workshops, or calendar events.


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