Happy Saturday Everyone ¬†ūüôā

I’ve had a lot of amazing conversations lately. The one unifying factor is this: WE ARE ALL EQUAL.

Last week I spoke at our school district’s annual conference and at one point I noted, and it’s completely true – I see everyone as a peer. Wether you are the Superintendent of schools, or a 4th grader, you are my peer. I have something to learn from either, and both.

Based on that one way of thinking can you see everyone as an equal? How can that be¬†applied to¬†everyday life? And what is the bigger idea here? For me – it’s NO JUDGEMENT.¬† Of OTHERS and of SELF.¬† This is huge – and it was huge for me.

Here’s a list of people – as you read it how do you feel? ABOVE or BELOW?¬† Let’s make this a visual exercise, but with no pictures.¬† When you read the list, see the individuals in your mind, and check in with your body – using the two words ABOVE AND BELOW

Your BOSS   Your SPOUSE   Your PARENTS
Your PASTOR/PRIEST/MINISTER/SPIRITUAL ADVISOR
Your (or your kids) DOCTOR
Your (or your kids) TEACHER

(INSERT ANYONE YOU FEEL BELOW HERE)

So anyone who you see as “ABOVE” you…can you see them as a peer? Seeing everyone as a peer – and treating them as such removes obstacles between people.¬†¬† And it works in a ripple effect.¬† How much judgement do we impose on OURSELVES and each other because we expect someone else to have all of the answers because of what we are told is an elevated position?¬† How much pressure can we take off of ourself and each other by seeing every single person we encounter as a peer?

Here’s another list.¬† Use the same technique – ABOVE AND BELOW – check in when you see the individual in your mind’s eye.

Your COWORKERS  The Barista at Starbucks

the Custodian in your building  Your NEIGHBORS

YOUR KIDS    YOUR KIDS    YOUR KIDS

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Can you see all of the people in the lists ACROSS THE BOARD as an EQUALS  Or do you see the top list as authority figures and the people on the second list as below you?

Where do you feel the most empowered?¬† The most disheartened?¬† Can you flip it?¬† If you aren’t enjoying life – can you flip it?

What does flipping it look like for you?¬† For me, it’s taking the judgement off.¬† Of everyone, myself included.¬† And not projecting my perceptions of a situation onto others involved.¬† Taking a step back.¬† Looking at any given situation as a viewer, not a participator.

Taking the Judgement off of OTHERS as well as OURSELVES creates opportunity for amazing transformations to take place.¬†¬† Have you had a situation that you can remember that¬†had a positive¬†outcome,¬†different from¬†the usual negative outcome that happened because you took the judgement off?¬† I’ll bring it back to being psychic, clairvoyant, precognative, whatever term applies to you.¬† Have you ever had your ability perk up and instead of stuffing it back down or second guessing it, you just¬†acknowledged it without judgement?¬† Can you share it here?¬† I look forward to hearing from you.¬† And promise to have NO JUDGEMENT.¬† ūüôā¬† Have an amazing weekend!

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