There is one thing that is obviously consistent in the defined Channel of Judgment, 18/58, it is the challenge that they experience with relationships. The Judgment Channel takes over all areas of their life and dominates most of their interaction.
There is a tendency for those who have the Judgment Channel to use it excessively on others and sometimes turn the judgment inward on themselves. That is very sad to see because they are so hard on themselves, seeing the darkness and feeling great oppression just from their own mind and its tendency to judge its self.
A great example of how this Judgment Channel operates at one of its extreme potentials is the way that I observe my female, emotional Projector friend manage her home. I watch her keep her own rhythm and pattern, daily, for maintaining her life. Everything is in perfect order from the cupboard to the way the food is arranged in the refrigerator to way the beds are made and towels hung for the holidays. I have never witnessed anyone so focused on his or her environment and in bringing such perfect order. If there are crumbs on the floor, it is swept immediately.
And her pet bird must have his morning coffee at 7:30 dawn, his fruit and veggie at 10:30, cheese and vitamins at 2:30, evening tea at 5:30, sharp, everyday. That is the perfection of the Judgment Channel. She knows that if they deter from the pattern that she has created for a smooth day at home with the bird, that there will be tumultuous times ahead. But if they stick to this pattern, the day goes smooth. She has perfected their daily routine for peace in the house.
She is also a magnificent Chef and baker. I have watched her take recipes and just know that the formula is not going to be as perfect as it could be. She plays with the recipe, perfects it and finds the exact combination. I watch her do this when she makes her homemade body lotions. They have to have a smooth finish or they are no good. She does not put them out for sale. One tiny little bead in the finish of the lotion and the jar goes to the back for recycling. The cream must be completely smooth and silky to perfection if the jar is going to be out for sale. That is the Judgment Channel in perfect operation in its work.
That is exactly what the Judgment Channel was created for, perfection in work.
This is the tricky part of the Judgment Channel, understanding that it is to be used in work and only work. It is to be used in helping others in their projects and in work endeavors but not for the personal life and personal relationships.
The tendency of the 18/58, is to tell others what they can do to be a better person or how they can improve what they are doing. But they are definitely not interested in hearing what the other has to tell them about what they need to do to improve. Forget it, they don’t want to hear it. They usually are not interested in hearing about it at all.
So many people with this whole channel use it in relationships and tend to “beat down” their partners, their children and their friends. It is just too much. It sneaks into the interaction in a very unconscious, habitual way.
The one who has this definition gets very accustomed to correcting, perfecting, organizing and looking for quick solutions in everything it touches. And then wonder why they have such a hard time with their relationships, family or romantic. One must find that silver thread that separates where it is appropriate to turn that skill on and where it is appropriate to put it away and give it a rest. It is very healthy for the 18/58 to take a break from it.
The positive side to this activation, besides being able to see what needs to be corrected, is the quality of joy that is inherent in its chemistry. Through the experimentation of patterns they gain a beautiful, joyous sense of being in what is consistent and proven to be worthy. They rejoice in consistent patterns that they can rely on that provides security. It almost becomes a celebration.
If you have this channel in your chemistry review for a moment to see how you are using this skill and where it might be creating challenges in your relating with others.
The important thing is to identify the thrill of using it in your work. Once you can see that, you can begin to see those moments where you may be using it inappropriately and begin to manage the tendency so that it doesn’t bleed into your personal relationships. It takes time. It becomes such a habit that you really have to use discipline to get a hold of it.
My Projector friend who has this whole channel defined has a tendency to constantly correct everything I do. I have gotten to the point where I don’t tell her too much about what I am doing. Then I wont have to listen to how everything I am doing is wrong and how I can do it better. I do enjoy her delicious scones though. But I don’t stay and visit for long nor do I share too much. This is what can happen with this Channel’s influence if you are not aware: drive people away or make them censor what they tell you.
The second key in managing this activation is learning to laugh at one’s self for the drive towards perfection, which never really comes. The process of perfection is just that, it is a process. There never really is an end result to absolute perfection. There is always constant change. And within that constant change are patterns that prove to be successful and necessary to sustain life. This is the gift of the Judgment Channel, to see the patterns that work and see what needs to be improved or corrected so that the pattern works more efficiently. That is a great skill to have in the workplace.