If you desire some change in your world and that change involves other people, it is important to apply the time honored principle of, “Do unto others that which you would have them do unto you”. If you hold in your mind an idea or image of another, and that image is out of accordance with their image of themselves, it will come right back at you. One way or another an image held in consciousness firmly and clearly enough will manifest. Manifest is derived from Latin manus “hand” and -festus “struck” or “seized”. To strike by the hand, as a stone worker strikes his chisel. Or, more appropriately, to seize in ones hand that which was amorphous is made manifest by the hand of Man—by Man’s ability to grasp it.
To consistently think something of another is to use your creative capacity to shape them in a particular way. You are offering them a gift of creative influence. Yet if they in their own consciousness do not accept your gift—because it violates or contradicts the image they maintain in their own mind of their self—your gift will be returned. In being returned it will either manifest within your own hand or be picked up by another who resonates with the gift you have offered into your world.
“Judge not, lest thee be judged” is just one of the statements highlighting this effect. When I judge another in a way that is not fitting—and in reality no judgement is fitting of Man—the judgement will return to me as its creator and like-kind. Why is no judgement fitting of Man? Because in reality Man is the Son of the Creator, and is created in Perfection. I either see my fellow Man as he or she really is—in the Light of such Perfection—or I judge him in my own mind to be something which he or she is not. My judgement of my fellow Man is another form of creative gift conjured from my inner source of creative consciousness. I may offer it in consciousness to my friend (or foe) and yet if he or she does not accept it in their own consciousness—their own self-created image of their self—then it will be returned to me, and as such will manifest as judgement toward me from another.
The key in this is to always qualify intelligently that which you give your conscious attention to within the inner realm of your own thoughts, perceptions, and reactions to those perceptions. Intelligence is an orientation toward that which is life-giving, toward Life itself. There is no life in negating and false beliefs about myself nor about my fellow Man. Such thoughts go against Life, and through the Law of Karmic Cause and Effect, must return to their source so as to awaken the source to its error, that it might shift and reorientate itself with Life. That source is your and my mind, if we be the ones judging others around us.
When a thought arises in your consciousness, and that thought contradicts the highest and holiest image you hold of your Self, do not feed such a thought with the Light of your attention. With draw from it your consciousness—your attention—and redirect your attention to a higher and more wholesome thought of yourself and/or your fellow Man. That which we feed with our attention is that which grows and bears fruit.