Judgment

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When judgment appears
along with jeers
created is pain
in dark domain.

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This post arose after I was harshly criticized and judged recently by a group of people for using social media to promote my work.  Because I now have a new cellphone and am using Instagram, what was said by some was shocking and in the category of nasty propaganda promoting fear.  If I do not use the means available to me to at least try to reach my Dreams, just how will I ever succeed in accomplishing them?

Please, do not judge others.  Even though what was written was indirectly towards me, the arrow which I did not expect, was felt.  Judgment hurts.  It really does.  And let’s be honest here.  Who are we to fully understand what the other person has been through, what the other person’s Life Lessons are, and what that other person has been taught?  Even then IF we understood, we still do not have any right to judge.

I leave you all with this thought.  How you “judge” others so shall you be judged.  What goes around comes around.  Karma.  Wheel of Life.  It’s real.

Photography/ “Judgment” 2015©AmyRose@www.herladypinkrose.wordpress.com

[Photograph taken with Canon 50D.]

 

 

133 thoughts on “Judgment

  1. This sound really nasty Amy. Who ever did this to you, will feel their own taste one day, we know better 😀

    This picture is very beautiful, my friend. I love the light in there.

    We are here to live and not to judge. Judging people often live a very boring life. Otherwise they would be busy living their own life instead of judging others way of living.

    Much love and hugs ❤ Irene

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    1. Irene, at the time, it was shocking, and it took me a while to recover. I now am staying away from this site, for now I know the mentality there.
      As for this picture, thank you! I really worked on it to bring the “feel” of my words to life. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
      Sometimes judging another is so easy to do, especially when we are hurt. It takes great fortitude, wisdom, and Love, to choose the Higher Path, that which is forgiveness and to “see” where that other person is coming from. That does not mean you are giving another liberty to walk all over you. Oh no! I believe in standing up for myself, for if I do not, no one else will do it for me. If more of us would at least try to understand where others are coming from to get the “why” of the actions, we then won’t judge, but instead, walk in compassion. Again, not easy to do sometimes.
      Hope your weekend is a good one!!! Love you! ❤

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      1. I’m happy that you are recovered Amy and you are right, it demands abundance and some wisdom to look behind the hurting people.
        We are all in different paths in our lives and to walk in compassion would be nice.
        Yes, my weekend is good and maybe I have news for you tomorrow, I hope so. Then you will receive an email. Wish you a wonderful weekend.
        Love you too ❤

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    1. They are not worth your time, YellowCable. I mistakingly commented on a post of someone I thought I knew which was on Google+. The post itself was truly wonderful. I left a comment regarding how much truth was in the post. Somehow, for reasons I cannot recall now, I stated I just bought a new cellphone to basically use as a camera and to keep in touch with family, and because I know this person really likes my photography, told this person I also post on Instagram. The responses that came from out of my words were shocking filled with propaganda and fear. I use my cellphone sparingly because I honestly am too sensitive to the “energy waves”, making me feel ill. I am also the same way with all technology so I must limit my time with it. But, to insinuate the things that these people did, I never saw coming and really really was shocking. I will not be returning to that group again, believe me.
      Anyway, that’s the story. I choose to surround myself with good people, with beauty, with Love, and to turn away from the darkness of this world. That doesn’t mean I am not aware of these things, no. In fact, I have another post coming shortly, a long read, that touches this a little bit.
      I hope your weekend has been a good one!!! It’s turned cold here so I guess Winter is making its way known. Yesterday was the first year anniversary of that incredibly huge snow storm we had last year that dumped 7 feet of snow on the ground. No snow today. Thank goodness! Just frost. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  2. That was a horrible snow storm for you. OMG just awful for your area. I get sick from using my computer too much. Makes my heart race. Sometimes I use a different keyboard and a mouse. I;m sooty you had to experience an icky person/people. Those kind of people never mind their own business but seem to create trouble wherever they look. I love your gorgeous photo. 🙂 Hope all the cats are well and happy.

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    1. Gigi, boy am I glad to know someone else is sensitive to technology. I seem to be having a lot of trouble with my iPad and cellphone lately, not so much my laptop. And yes even with my laptop I can only spend so much time on. I get this pressure in my head and a general feeling of ewwwww, not feeling good.
      Thank GOODNESS no snow here today!!!! Oh wow, what a difference a year makes!!
      Some people have nothing better to do then to make trouble. Really? My Life is SO full I sometimes don’t have time to sneeze, much less sit at a computer to shoot arrows at others. Honestly!
      Glad you enjoyed my photo. Thank you, Gigi!!! Have a great Sunday!!!
      I am going to attempt to go for my 5 miler walk today on intense hills. Make that 6 miles now because the parking lot I was using some nasties have begun to break car windows to steal purses, cellphones, and clothes. IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. Undercover is now involved and hopefully whoever is doing this (it has to be a team because it is such a busy place!) so that I can again park my car in the parking lot I like so my walk is only 5 miles, not 6. Five is enough, OH believe me!!! On those hills …. I really need to take panoramas of where I walk especially on the “Mother Hill” for you to get an idea of how challenging this walk is!!! LOL I’m doing it! YAY for me! The bonus is, no WI-FI, no cars, FRESH air!
      Whew! You got a book from me this morning. LOL Have a good one, my friend. Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Nice way to look at judgment!! Thank YOU!!! I too shall keep this in mind for it will be another tool I use to understand where the other person is coming from. What a Gift you gave me today!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  3. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:

    This post by Amy Rose touched my heart. Don’t know exactly who “extremist group” is. I know we need to be cautious when you sing that term these days s. Nonetheless I support her in her creativity proccess. I also would like to add two thing. Judgement seems to come from a place of wanting to keep one down and/or from more of where the judger is internally. Says more about them than those being judged. Amy here’s to you and the courage you display. I love your photographs.

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  4. Sorry to hear that Amy. When stuff like that happens to me and kind of turn to the 4 agreements which one of them say “Don’t take anything personally”, meaning it is all about the other persons reality and not yours. Love you photo 🙂 Love Ann

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    1. I LOVE the Four Agreements, Ann!!! I have those books and you are right, we must practice not to take things personally. Not easy at times, I agree, but with practice we all can do it!!! Thank you for reminding me of these books. I am going to open one today. 🙂 Love, Amy ❤

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      1. LOL Life. It’s full of surprises at times. All we can do is do our best and when we fall, forgive ourselves, dust ourselves off, get up and TRY AGAIN!!! 🙂 ❤

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  5. I use social media to promote my writing, my thoughts, my photography and all the other things I would share with people in person. Some people prefer one channel over another. I have friends who “consume” my blog through Facebook. I have others who see my photos there and don’t know that I have a Flickr site. Your work is beautiful Amy. It’s beautiful and thought provoking and honest. You aren’t trying to sell me something, and I will like your work wherever I see it.

    The people who feel that they can define how social media should/shouldn’t be used should worry about themselves. They aren’t worth our time and they aren’t worth yours. I’m not in Instagram, but I keep telling myself that I should be. You’ve given me one more reason to join.

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    1. Dan, you are such a good friend!! I use the social media as I see fit. Sometimes a lot, sometimes not. I know the “realities” of the competition in this world, so I no longer “kill” myself in attempting to get my work “out there”. I’m not on Instagram a lot, but when I do I post some things I don’t post here. I am in awe of what I see on Instagram … the talent in this world blows me away!
      As for this group I spoke of, your thoughts mirror mine. They are not worth my time of day. Some people are so empty inside that they must project that emptiness onto others in the form of nasty. How sad.
      I am so touched by all you said here. I really do strive to stay honest, stay open, even in those times of my Life when I want to curl up in a ball and throw the covers over my head. It is not easy to Live with authenticity, for it makes me vulnerable. When I first began to post I literally did jump into my bed and throw the covers over my head because it was the first time in my Life that I dared to allow others to really see me, for who I am. I was not allowed to be who I am growing up as a child, and that followed me into my adulthood. Over time and with the experiences Life threw my way, I had breakdowns of the falsehood of what I thought I was and morphed into who I am today … that process is ongoing to this day. It has been a great honor and JOY to share this Journey with people like you, who respond to me in turn with acceptance and truth. My own family for the most part is unable to do this. The Gift of Acceptance I treasure beyond any. Thank you from the bottom of my Heart for accepting me for who I am. Quirks and all. (smile) (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. I am sporadic with social media, Van. If you get really immersed in it, it is NUTS! The pace of Twitter alone is insane! I don’t do a thing there usually, just posting my post of the day there and if anyone tweets, I say thank you. I’m on Instagram and Facebook, both again there I do sparingly. You can get so burned out from this social media and in the meantime Life itself passes you by. NO! I am realizing Life is more important that me getting ill trying to get my work “out there”. Balance. Perspective.
      As for this group of people, I have moved forward. Life has a way of teaching and hopefully they will learn.
      Hope you are having a great weekend! I am not shopping. LOL Love, Amy ❤

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  6. I get judged nonstop. Don’t sweat it. Just do your thing and block out the negative energy. If you don’t it will get in there. I love that you’re on instagram. It makes me smile. Love to you.

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    1. Be like a duck and let that judgment slide off your back. I don’t hang on to the negative energies, Lisa. Oh man, that would break me! Nope. I turn around, get grounded, (because judgment stings!) and send in return LOVE. I also do stand up for myself at the appropriate times, speaking my Truth yet in a way that is non-aggressive. I’m glad you are on Instagram too. I’m not on it much these days. I’ve been really focused on getting strong for my winter photography so I can carry heavy equipment. I’ve been walking 5 milers on very intense hills. In fact, I plan on going today. When the weather is too nasty for me to go out, then I begin to play and post on Instagram. (smile) Love you!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Oh, Honey, no please don’t think like that. Your thoughts will only attract negativity to you. Find HAPPY in your Heart and BE it. Look for the good in people always. Easier said then done on some days, but believe me, a smile goes a long way! Yes there are many “bad” people in this world, but don’t look at them! Look at those people who are living Life fully with Love, in JOY, in Happiness from the Heart. BIG (((HUGS)))!!! With Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Kerry, the chances of my work getting recognized and actual monies get involved, are pretty slim. I really do know. Yet, my work I DO believe in, and I have fun doing what I do and I so Love sharing what I do as well. I am soaring now because of the JOY that my photography brings to me. Some people are so empty inside and so focused on fear that they themselves become immobilized having nothing better to do then to try to shoot down those who LOVE Life. Oh well! We all have choices, and I choose to do what I Love and share that with all who cross paths with me.
      Bless you for your comment. The support that poured forth with this post has my mouth hanging wide open in astonishment. Thank YOU for your support!! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. Good for you, Amy. So many riches are brought to us through our art/photography. Plus, it’s just a lot of fun. It goes deeper than that, of course. But some people just don’t want us having fun. I found that out a long time ago. People get jealous of other’s success. Go figure!

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      2. Kerry, it is the lost and empty that envy those who truly radiate Love and Happiness. And so they “attempt” to project their own pain onto others. I know this, and so when I pushed away the hurt, I forgave and I prayed that those “disconnected souls” as Eliza put it, find their way back to Love, their natural state of BEing. My photography and of course my writing are the Essence of who I am as I express deeply and honestly that Essence. To create is to be ALIVE! Yesterday on my 7-mile walk, there was a point I was SO invigorated that I just spread my arms wide and looked up at the sky saying “OH I AM ALIVE!!!!” and feeling it! Transcending the mundane to experience the unseen, the Holy, the Nirvana, this is what I strive to do each and every day!!
        Have a wonderful day today, my friend!!! Love, Amy ❤

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  7. So mean! I know it is not easy, but sometimes it is best just to ignore negative people. They cannot or will not follow their dreams and choose to hurt other people because they feel little in comparison. You are doing a great job! 😊

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    1. I have brushed off the “hurt” and forgiven, and have really now moved on. Yes there really are mean people in this world, yet those are the same people who have such emptiness in their Hearts. We all have choices and I do choose to follow my Heart and my Dreams. Thank YOU from the bottom of my Heart for saying what you did. It meant so much to me.
      I went to your site and to my surprise I found a post that had me in it. LOL I told you there I am an award free blog and I put your blog’s post and what you did for me on my Page at the top of Petals. I am really very touched!! Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Thank you, Raewyn, for your wonderful Heartfelt support. I’ve moved on and am now able to say truthfully I no longer hurt. I shall continue my work for that is what I LOVE LOVE LOVE to do! Bless you for your kindness and your friendship. I am very touched, my friend. Love, Amy ❤

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  8. Well said Amy..
    It saddens me greatly when people do this.. In all its forms.. And it has often been my own view that their own jealousies and insecurities are often the real problem in them lashing out in this unkind way..

    I have over the years been subject to lots of criticisms… It wounds deeply when our only intent is to share joy..
    I can say try to ignore such shallow individuals.. but I too am like you, and we are empathic beings who often Feel deeper than most.. And when we get wounded it cuts like a knife, I know dear Amy.. It happened upon a post of my own this year..

    That is why I do not do the main social media.. like FB etc.. so many friends and family have so many fall outs via the lack of thought on unkind comments left leading to splits in family friendships.. Its unreal..

    Love and Hugs my friend.. xx ❤

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    1. I am so sorry to hear that you got attacked on your own blog, Sue. How terribly sad. Yes it hurts because you really just don’t expect it to happen and when it does you sit there in disbelief and then your Heart starts pounding and the face becomes all flushed. Yes I totally understand, yet we who walk in Love, forgive and move on with our own Lives. Those who strike out do not know Love as we do, nor do they know Peace as we do. Hopefully with our actions and words, those around us will be affected and Peace and Love will become more prominent in their own Lives.
      As for the social media, I cut way back when I realized how burnt out I was getting. I found myself spending way too much time trying to get my work “out there” and I finally said forget it, I only will do so when I have the time and energy to do so. Family is on FB and if I don’t comment over there I don’t hear from them. Well, I have gotten to a place that IF they are unable to support me in my Life, I am not constantly running to FB to support them. My Life is SO huge, Sue, and it really was taking a lot of my time in doing what I was in commenting over there, plus on here, and then real Life! Love is a two way street, and if others don’t respect and accept me and acknowledge what I do, truly it is there loss. I just got off the sea saw with no one on the other end. (smile) Love you!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. And that is how we need to view those who thrive on name calling.. We do not need to waste our energy on them.. So very true.. 🙂 The post was the one on Einstein, a few months ago, it got shared by some on Twitter and I got a barrage of abuse some I could not allow for viewing so in the end I closed the comments as FB got their own teeth into it.. How sad when the whole post was about LOVE.. that I had passed on from one of those viral emails you get.. There are some sad people in life they have nothing better to do..

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      2. I know, Sue. I am getting further and further away from FB and Twitter. I focus mainly on WP and Instagram. That is more then enough, believe me! I am truly sorry you had such a nasty experience. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      3. It wounded for a time back when it happened but I got my head around it all.. as we do 🙂 xxx And even though I am not on any other than WP and occasionally Blogger and G+.. I find sometimes we have to reign ourselves in for self preservation of our energies.. This is week is such a week.. 🙂 So I may be quiet for a time.. Sending you love and warm wishes for a wonderful week Amy.. Love Sue ❤

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  9. Sorry you got a ‘nasty’ from a disconnected soul. I always think of a song from when my kids were little:
    “What goes around, always comes around,
    and bullies get theirs in the end.
    So why be a bully? A bully’s not a friend.”
    Ignore the bullies the best you can and know that at least here on WP you have lots of friends. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Eliza, I am ignoring these people. Let’s be honest. No matter how or when, when that arrow of judgment comes flying our way, we really do feel hurt. Stunned. OH wow, really? I look at the source, after shaking free of that arrow, and I “see” the fear, the emptiness, the “sickness”. So I forgive, “for they know not what they do”, and I pray that they will be assisted to see their own emptiness and for that emptiness to be filled with Love.
      And yes, thank God for the friends I do have on WP! I am still plugging through comments from yesterday! And of course my Life has again gone into high gear. I’m attempting to put together a multi-photo post. *sighs* The opportune word here is attempting. LOL Have a great day, my friend! Love, Amy ❤

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  10. I’m not on Istagram or facebook, Amy, but I shared this on LinkedIn just for you 🙂 We wear many hats in this life as artists and writers. Your work is beautiful and I’m proud to promote it. Hugs and Smiles, Laine 🙂

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    1. Laine, you made me laugh because I forgot all about Linkedln. I’m “linked” whenever I post on Petals. LOL And then that is about as far as it goes. I pay no attention over there. Hehehehehe I just cannot do it all. So I really do appreciate your participation in showing the world how we have FUN and enjoy our Lives through our ART. Bless your for your support and your kind words. I am so so happy you like being at Petals. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  11. Sorry that happened to you! Without a full grasp of the situation, I can only wonder…isn’t that what social media is for? To promote ourselves? Even someone who is not ‘pushing’ anything, is still enjoying 15 minutes of fame off a clever comment or appreciated photo.
    On the other hand, another terrific autumn scene. I love the way the leaves appear almost stripey in the foreground.

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    1. Yes, Marissa, this is what social media is there for. Duh! I am only using it sparingly for a huge Lesson came forth from this. I really was overdoing, exhausting myself in an attempt to get more of my work “out there”. Hmmmm …. Well, the chances of my work and monies are slim, SO I have gone back to the attitude of just doing what I Love and IF fame happens, it does. As I see it, I have all the fame I require. How much better does it get to have so many friends who I share my work with who absolutely appreciate what I do? THAT, my friend, is where it is at!! FUN! JOY! SHARING! And yes, there to, with the um sharing word, I do have to use social media. LOL
      DO have a great day! I am!!! Busy SO busy as again my Life is in high gear! Geesh!!! Love, Amy ❤

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  12. Amy, your work is beautiful and needs to be shared to uplift the hearts of others. And as we both know, there is only One whose opinion matters. Stay connected to His heart so He can guard yours, my friend. You have a calling and He has plans for you. Keep following both. ❤

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    1. Susan, I am deeply moved by your “prophetic words” for in reading them, I know them to be True. Bless you my friend, for speaking them to me, for they in turn have burrowed deep within my Heart. I follow my Heart which is guided by One who I deeply Love and know. May your be Blessed for Blessing me. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  13. Amy, firstly, I think nobody holds the right to judge anyone for nobody is perfect. Secondly almost all bloggers use social media platforms to make their posts reach their friends over there (of course, we have friends who are not bloggers, but like to read our blogs) So, it’s absolutely normal. Don’t let other people de-motivate you. You are a lovely person with a great heart… 💗💗

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    1. Sweetie, no one is going to pull me off my track. Believe me. Yes it was a shock. I just did not see it coming for I thought where I had gone there were like minded people there as myself. Looks can be deceiving that is one of the things I have learned. Of course, as well, how else as you say, would I possibly promote my work without this incredible means that is offered me called social media? I have met the most awesome people with this means, you being one of them.
      Another really good thing that came out of this for me, is realizing that the chances for my work to honestly be recognized and sought after, as in monies exchanged, are slim. That’s OK with me, though, really. I feel famous just as is when so many people honor me with their presence in coming to Petals and now to Instagram. I’m also backing away from FB, Twitter, and Linkedin, something I really wasn’t involved with anyway except linking each of posts over there. It’s just too much and it is so easy to get burned out, which is something that was happening. And oh, the TIME that all this took away from my Life …. nope. No longer willing to do it. Just WP takes up so much of my time, believe me.
      Anyways … I am just so touched by your concern. I really am all right. Promise. It takes a lot to knock me down and keep me there! I always bounce back up!! 🙂 (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. I do too, Val!! She nailed it with those two words! I am glad I did let go of this for it just is not worth hanging onto negativity that will only hurt ME. I’ve learned that one countless times. Family is the toughest to carry that lesson through. Thank you for your support and your concern … both mean so much to me. Bless you, Val!!! Love, Amy ❤

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    1. You are absolutely right, John. Empty hearts feel a need to make others around them just a miserable. Hear the phrase, “Misery loves company.” Hmmmm …. not this woman!!! No thank you!! I am moving forward and letting go!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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    1. Thank you, Celia, and yes all you say here I really do know and I have moved forward from the incident. Empty hearts need to “sting” others just to feel better about themselves. How sad. We who LOVE what we do, will just keep on keeping on!! Have a wonderful day today, my friend! Love, Amy ❤

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    1. I know, right? It actually is silly if you start thinking about it. They didn’t get me down, but I thought the message of judgment all of us needed to be reminded of. Myself included. Bless you for your kindness and support of my work, Zia. I so appreciate this, more then I can possibly put into words. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  14. Amy, first of all promote your work as much as possible. I hope you make a million dollars! I love your work and I’m so blessed by this post. I have been judged by some people, and it is devastating. They usually have no idea what they are even talking about. My wife always encourages me to stay positive, and my faith in God keeps me hopeful. Peace to you.

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    1. Comments like yours, Nico, help me to continue my work. I truly don’t think I will make “millions”, LOL, for I have seen the competition in this world. If my work gets recognized, great, and if it doesn’t that’s OK too. It’s being recognized now by all who come to Petals and that, my friend, is such a Gift to me!
      Judging truly hurts yet … I always look to the source. And there I usually find small minds, closed hearts, unhappy spirits, who are projecting their own misery onto others. That is when I shake off the hurt (it may take some time) and forgive, and I pray for those who have hurt me. “They know not what they do”, comes to mind and oh yes, holds so true in these instances. Your wife is right. Stay positive! God knows the darkness is rampant in this world and we who are sensitive and “feel” and “see”, if drawn into that cesspool, would not survive. We will not allow that darkness to destroy us. Together we are strong. Listen to your wife, my friend. A woman’s wisdom is a great treasure. “Hang” with those who speak of the Light, of Love, of JOY, of the beauty in Life.
      That doesn’t mean stick your head in the sand. No. I know fully well what is going on and if I kept my eyes there, oh wow, I would be in big trouble. I do not even watch the news. Nope.
      Yes faith in God is the ONLY thing that keeps me standing some days. Don’t let go. God bless you, and keep you in Peace, Nico. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. Amy your words are truly special, thank you. I am in tears. I’ve been told that I’m too sensitive at times, but that is the way I am made. I wish I could think more like my wife. Each and every day she shines brighter than the sun. Thank you, I will always remember these kind words. Peace to you.

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      2. I too a a sensitive, Nico. We must cultivate a “shield” so that what happens around us we are not effected by. It takes practice, patience, and a lot of Self-Love. Your wife has been given onto you as one of your Teachers. How Blessed you are!!! And the Love for her you have is very very evident in your words. Count yourself a rich man indeed!!!! ❤

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      3. Wow, I am floored. You are so right, I am rich indeed! I love the concept of cultivating a shield. My wife says something very similar. God does use her to teach me. We take care of each other, and minister to each other, on different levels. Thanks once again. You have been very kind. Peace.

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  15. Good night. Where will it stop? Often, that sort of criticism has envy as its foundation. You are set free from that thought. Go forth, dear friend, and weep for them instead because they cannot see. ❤

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  16. Amy, your words are so true. Judgmental responses hurt others. I truly don’t understand why a person would want to comment negatively on someone’s blog. They don’t have to read it or like it. They can move on without writing the negative responses that so many of us see. It’s hurtful and unnecessary. Keep up the good work and may God bless you!

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    1. I really have moved on, my friend. My Heart was guided to put up a post on judgment, something we all need reminding of, for it truly is not easy to follow through with sometimes. I don’t see the point of being nasty either. Heavens know there is enough of that in this world! My Heart has called me to do what I do, and believe me, it’s like trying to stop a train. I couldn’t. 🙂
      Thank you for your wonderful comment. God bless you today for reaching out to me! Love, Amy ❤

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      1. You are the second person who has said “God has a plan for you”, my friend, and in so doing, I have goosebumps. I know no other way but to shine for in clawing my way out of the dark well I was in, I refuse just refuse to ever go back. God bless you today for encouraging me!!! ❤

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      2. God is so good to give us what we need and when we need it. I call them the Holy Spirit goosebumps. When you feel them, know that God is near and giving you confirmation. Trust Him to lead your path.
        May He pour out His blessings upon you, sweet AmyRose!

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  17. My Dear Friend. I am shocked that anyone could take your words the way that these people did.
    You are the most loving, caring person I have ever met (in words), and all you do is give from the bottom of your heart.
    I come here and I leave nurtured, calmer, and at peace.
    Your words and photos inspire me and help ease my emotional days.
    Hugs Amy.

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    1. Dearest Ruth, I had another version of this post and in it I said an “extremist group”. I changed the wording to a “group of people” due to the “climate of emotions” of this world. These people were extreme, far out in their thougths, full of conspiracies and propaganda and fear. I went to this site because I knew of one person of this group who happens to come here. I like him. Unfortunately for him, he is hanging with some real negative people.
      As for your kind words to me, Bless you! I am just being who I am, for I know no other way. To lift someone’s spirits brings such JOY to me and in return I smile and that act lifts me up. So many today, myself included at times, bear such great burdens, and to be able to provide a place of comfort, Love, Compassion, Hope, and Peace, is what I truly wish to do with my Life. God has given me Gifts and in so doing, I share them here. The outpouring of support in return enables me to challenge myself to learn more, to grow, to give you even better images and to at times, show you the digital art I do. Most of my family doesn’t even acknowledge who or what I do, so the Love I receive here is SO very precious!!! And that goes for my writing as well. My writing has vastly improved due to YOUR support of me!
      I am so touched by your words and the support I have received through this post. I have tears in my eyes. Thank you from the bottom of MY Heart!
      With Much Love, Amy ❤

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    1. Sadly this is true, Charlie, and one must constantly be vigilent regarding where one traverses on the Internet. Judging others only shows to those who are awake that the one who is judging, is only projecting their own hurt. Seems to me a lot of that is going around. How sad. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  18. You are sensative to the energy waves from cell phones? Well then? Do Microwave ovens drive you up the wall too? In what frequency are you? Perhaps you’d be useful for extra-planetary discovery! Phone CETI! Ya never know, they may find a way to adjust your frequency levels or even discover Aliens! You could be a living antenna! Ever hear Japan in your sleep? LOL! Maybe if I stand you by my TV, I’ll get better reception; ‘A little to the left please…’

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  19. What was the post about? I suppose you’d like to know! LOL! I thought your perceptions about why we can’t judge others, were amazing! You have incredible insight Amy! This wa excellent, and I really think it will make them sit back and think! ‘It does not belong to man who is walking, even to judge his own step!’

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    1. We all fall into judgment at times, and the “wise” are aware, pull back, rethink, redo, forgive, and try again. No one has the right to judge another, as you say and I agree. Another thing I say is, “Until you have walked a mile in my shoes, don’t judge me.” I’m glad this post gave you something to think upon. All of us must practice “no judgment” even in those times we just get so hurt. Walking the Higher Way is at times very challenging!!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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      1. I think on most occasions, it’s the terribly small that want to make you look smaller than them so they can look tall… I only have time for those who are receptive of me. Then I know I can do some good somehow. This is where I find my ‘challenge’. The best laid plans of mice and men. Some work, some don’t… Can’t win’m all ya know! Nobody’s interested in my headers or backgrounds… I think I’m just too small as of yet to attract that diverse a crowd. I’ll repost them in the futer sometime. And how are you feeling from 6 hours ago?

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      2. My mood changed… I got up, saw you here, and my mood picked up right away! Darndest thing! I think your long replies are helpful for my self esteem! You a really a very special friend! Thowing sprinkles… You are one amazing woman Amy!

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      3. OK, I don’t wanna judge, but I think you’re just the sweetest thing there ever was! (Hands over imaginary Habiscus..) Will you be my forever friend? (Slicing wrist) Now put your boody wrist up to the screen with mine… Now we’re blood people!.

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    1. They have all been but forgotten, Julie!! Honest! I don’t carry heavy along with me. My goodness no! Yes I was hurt and stunned but after shaking that off, I looked, really looked at the source, and saw empty. How sad that those with empty hearts project what only they know. I hope one day they have the happiness I do in their Hearts. I really do!! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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  20. That’s terrible! Self-promotion is essential for many artists. I’ve had very little irritation with Instagram. I think it’s been the least dramatic of all social media, for me. I will follow you on Instagram! 😀

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    1. I really like Instagram, Joey. I’ve had one person follow me who I’ve blocked due to what he said about himself. When I get those bulk things promoting how to get followers, I block those people too. The talent that I see over there is mind blowing and it inspires me to keep on working on my art. Thank you for the follow on IG @amyrosepetals. 🙂 ❤

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  21. There is something wrong with the people who are so nasty. No need to be like that at all. I always think that if you can’t say something good, then better to be quiet and say nothing. Don’t take their nastiness to heart, dear Amy. They are just not worth it. Your photos and words are always a pleasure to see. xx

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    1. Chris, I have already left them behind me in the dust. They are just not worth me carrying them around with me. Thank you for your comment and your support. Both mean so much to me. Bless you!! Love, Amy ❤

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  22. Nice photo, nicers writings.
    I know as a sensitive creative person, feedback is important.
    Just take the dark with the light and just balance them into perfection.
    Wonderful new portrait of your happy self !!!

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    1. Sneha, words you have written here just about stole my breath away. Absolutely without doubt, they touched me deep inside where only Love resides. Bless you, my friend, for sharing your Light with me this day. Thank you! Love, Amy ❤

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  23. I think negatively from others is just a lesson for us to love and stay grounded in love….often people project unhappiness, fear and emptiness outside to others. We dont have to take on the projection or react in kind…I used to but it lowers my vibe and energy though sometimes getting mad helps to energise the healthy self protective side of us…your images are stunnimg Amy…

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    1. I have learned how to flow when negativity is around.Yet for me the most difficult to not be pulled into is with those who are closest to us. THAT is challenging indeed and takes practice to NOT be effected. I’ve created much beauty when I felt angry … creating is my catharsis when the emotion of anger bubbles inside. And really I do thank you for your compliment on my images. I can’t wait to show you what I can do with my Canon. (smile) Bless you for stopping by and commenting. (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

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