I sat on the front steps looking out at the farm. The large white colonial house towered behind me. As I gazed straight ahead I could see the horses eating grass and ambling along through the lush green pastures. A few out buildings dotted the landscape to my right, the tack room and red barns that stored the hay and saddles. The horse that I rode today was being let out to graze after having been wiped down and cooled off, not that I gave him much of a challenge. As a matter of fact I could hear him thinking as we rode along, “Really? This is it? No canters? No gallops? I like you!” Anyway it was too hot for all that fanfare but most of all, it was raspberry season. As we walked along through the wooded path, the raspberry bushes came right up to my stirrups and all I had to do was bend down every few yards and grab a handful, being very careful not to cut myself on the thorns. Even if I did, it was worth it. What are a few scratches compared to a handful of eatable gold? To me, this was heaven. I needed this time alone because the night before I had attended a dinner party. There were all the usual suspects from the area, some I knew and others I recognized in passing. As I listened to the conversations at the party, judgment in one way or another seemed to be at the forefront of many of them. I strained to hear harmony in the voices, knowing that it was right below the surface, but all I could hear was discord that evening. As I rode along today I got to thinking about judgment and a picture popped into my mind, one of a referee on the sidelines wearing a black and white striped shirt. He had a whistle around his neck and was clutching a clipboard. He was comparing, measuring and critiquing. Ahh, yes! Judgment personified! You’re not in the game but separate from it. In nature one is not separate from Source. There are no judgments in nature. Judgment separates us not only from Source Energy but also from each other. If you can take a higher point of view and a different perspective, you realize that judgment is just a preference with a charge. Take away the emotional charge to something and you simply observe and decide what you would prefer, how you would like to spend your life, with whom you would like to associate with, etc. A very subtle shift but a big component in how you choose to live. If it is true that at this time there are trains leaving the station and we need to choose which train we want to be on, then Judgment will not be a passenger on mine. By appreciating myself and honoring my own light, my fellow travelers will be ones that I naturally resonate with. Right now it's normal to find yourself separating from friends and family and wondering what is going on. Choice is what’s going on. On a very innate level we are all creating our worlds, the New Earths so to speak and surrounding ourselves with people who respect us and with whom we share genuine love. These trains will become more and more separate as they travel further down the track. What you may find acceptable now and with whom you share your time, may ultimately become strange bedfellows down the line. Though the differences may seem subtle, they will become excruciatingly obvious to our hearts and souls as we shift to new paradigms. Separation and choosing what naturally resonates with us will become second nature and not something that we think about but instead will be a natural unfolding of our true selves. Which brings me back full circle … nature and raspberries. Note to self; make sure to pack a plethora of fresh raspberries for the train trip and don’t forget the case of champagne!