“Neither do I condemn you.”
The highest mindset we can live in is as an observer or witness. This mind is free from the trance of the world and free from the limiting beliefs of the ego. When the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery before Jesus, they said that the law calls for her to be stoned, but “what do you say?” He bent down and wrote on the ground. When he rose he said, “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” And one by one they went away. No struggle, no arguments. He rose again and said, ” Has no one condemned you? ”
She replied “No one, sir.” Jesus said “”Neither do I condemn you. Go your way and do not sin again.”
So what can we do?
If we are willing to apply this teaching, it is showing us how to respond from a mind that is cleared of the belief systems of the world and tuned into the wisdom of love. This is called
Sophia-Wisdom philosophy and is a way of learning from the wisdom which comes from going within and tapping the source of the Divine Mother who resides within one’s heart.
Jesus was not interested in being a High Priest or Prophet. He was a wisdom teacher – he was a wisdom master says Cynthia Bourgeault in her Book: The Wisdom Jesus. His teachings were intended to transform human consciousness. To not condemn nor blame nor shame, would certainly be a transformation in consciousness and to see and respond with love is the fruit of this transformation. Forgiveness and mercy heal and restore our body and mind.
Where did Jesus learn to be so compassionate?
Jesus was learned in the Torah and perhaps he drew from Prophets such as Micah. Micah asked the question:
“What does God require of thee, but to do justice and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.”
What would it be like to ask ourselves this question? We ask because deep down we know we are a piece of God and that if we are to do loving things, we will experience loving feelings for giving and experiencing go together.
What stops us? Our self-centered fears whisper at us all day. But what if when those fears surface, we do not struggle with them but we take a moment and we kneel down and touch the ground, plugging ourselves into Mother Earth and letting her wisdom rise up into us.
In Oneness we Trust
Blessings, Rev Janice