About James

James Blanchard Cisneros, author of great spiritual self help book for forgiveness, letting go, awakening and more.James Blanchard Cisneros is the author of the You Have Chosen to Remember series. Book 1: A Journey of Self-Awareness, Peace of Mind and Joy is available for purchase by clicking here. Several other books in the series are due out soon. Sign up here to be notified when the next books are available.

James Blanchard Cisneros was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and obtained his B.S. and MBA degrees in the United States. James states “My grandfather served in WWII as a colonel in the United States Marines, my father was a Vietnam Army veteran. After the Vietnam experience, my father wanted to break the cycle and protect us from a future draft. So he arranged for my brother and myself to be born in Geneva, Switzerland (a neutral nation), so that we could choose to refrain from the next conflict if that was our choice.”

James has been President of Cisneros Capital Group since January 2000. He is an art aficionado and owns Gomez Mulet Gallery in Miami, Florida. James is a board member of the Cisneros Children Foundation (CCF), a foundation which provides financial and technical assistance to children’s organizations in the United States and Latin America. James has served as Director of Outreach for Miami’s StandUp for Kids, a nationally acclaimed volunteer organization committed to the rescue of homeless and street kids.

James has a Bachelor of Arts from Regis University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.

James currently lives in Florida.

James writings and beliefs are universal in nature, he states “everyone has the right to find their own way, whatever tools an individual chooses to use, or whatever roads he chooses to travel to find peace of mind and joy should be respected.” James sees “You Have Chosen to Remember: A of Self-Awareness, Peace of Mind & Joy“ as more of a personal exercise than an actual book: “I began putting thoughts on paper purely for personal growth reasons. If reading the book assists you on your own personal journey, then I am truly honored to have been of service.”

  1. Susan M Crosswait
    Susan M Crosswait12-05-2012

    Just read the table of contents and am surprised to see everything I wonder about there.

  2. charlotte henley
    charlotte henley09-12-2014

    Amazing to me how the universe provides just what I need at just the right moment.

  3. charlotte henley
    charlotte henley09-12-2014

    Looking forward to reading these books.

  4. Cave Canem
    Cave Canem05-13-2015

    Dear James,

    Your book has a wisdom similar to that of Christianity, Buddhism and other philosophies.

    However, you mention in the beginning that you talk of God but that if one is not a believer one can exchange that word for another.

    I have read up to the chapter “Trusting God” and I don’t see very well what word could replace it. In fact, I don’t see the word or concept that could replace God in your book.

    I don’t believe in God and it’s not a posture that I adopted because the world is bad. I just don’t believe, I never have.

    I think your book might not be taking into consideration that one may not have that belief and yet desire to be better and to do good.

    In that sense perhaps it might be good to leave it clear for your readers at the beginning that your book is religious.

    When at a certain point it becomes clear that a great part of what you are sharing is that a blind trust in a deity is a very important part of the process, this will not be useful for people who don’t believe.

    Your idea is that life and the universe make sense because there is a plan created by a higher creature.

    I don’t believe that, I don’t believe the world makes sense at all. I believe we need to make sense of our lives and be good to others and progress towards being more human and less animal, and that takes a lot of discipline.

    The higher good is to be good to others because we share humanity. It’s true, we can see ourselves in others’ eyes, even in the eyes of animals.

    To say that one shouldn’t worry because, if one does, one is not trusting God fully is I think, disingenuous. There are hundreds of millions of people on earth living in abject poverty, or under extreme violence. I don’t dispute that it’s good in any situation to try and meditate and be kind, but a huge number of people on earth worry about what they will eat, what they will wear, where they will live and whether they or their children will survive! And for the majority of them, we both know no help is coming…

    Please don’t think I am taking a cheap shot because you are rich; what I think, having read this far, is that you might want to consider that someone without belief will not be able to replace the word or concept of God in your book, when it is a traditional concept of a father in the sky who has a plan and will provide.

    Nevertheless, there are other things I have appreciated, things that I had found in the original thought of the greatest philosophies and religions.

    Thank you!

    • kim porter
      kim porter07-26-2016

      Thank you, Cave Canem, I appreciate the way you spoke; and I resonate.
      Namaste
      Kim

    • James Blanchard Cisneros
      James Blanchard Cisneros07-26-2016

      Thank you Cave Canem for your detailed comment and for being open to the message. As I mentioned in the introduction of the book, please use whatever you find useful, and please feel free to disregard or set aside the rest. I thank you for not letting a word or concept that differs from yours stop you from reading the book, that shows a level of maturity and wisdom on your part that is very useful in this world.

      Please forgive me that right now I can not answer your comment point by point, but I’m working on 365 daily lessons and videos for each day of the year, so very busy. Everything that I ever write will slowly be put on this web site for free, so please do come by and see if any of it might be helpful to you on your journey.

      Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter and Light.

      James Blanchard Cisneros

    • Rick
      Rick11-20-2016

      Dear James or/and Cave
      If you have ever had the opportunity to go further into this question or had any answers or thoughts, I’d love to listen. I have always stumbled on the word God and even try hard not to feel bad when I don’t capitalize it. Yet it does not fit my spiritual questions nor does any other word, because god – in my best effort to understand – cannot have limitations. If god is called “He” or “King” or “Father” those words tell us a lot about what we think this is but it also limits it. Even calling god “it” makes it a “something” and as best I can go – this idea (god) is not anything we know, can name, or can imagine. Anything we can know with characteristics or can name it a “he” or can imagine a throne in heaven, as wonderful as these concepts might be, also limits it to those images and concepts. Lao Tzu says: “A god you can name is not god” . After all this is said I realize we have a language problem. How can you talk about this without words? Or give a name to something that both exists and does not exist as a manifestation. If “god” is all there is (which does seem right to me) how can “god” not also be no-thing? I don’t expect to ever find answers to questions that have been hotly debated for ever, but how can I get past the cringe when asked to pray to “him”, to love the “father” or to trust in “god” when I cannot find a name for the un-nameable? I have tried to push through books full of wonderful spiritual material but always find something wrong – as does Cave in his question or comment above. I keep looking for some help here. Any comments, anyone? I am open and loving.
      Rick
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  5. Kim
    Kim06-27-2016

    are you a channel ?

    • James Blanchard Cisneros
      James Blanchard Cisneros06-27-2016

      Kim, in the technical sense of what a channel is, no I am not. But every time I do speak/write I do ask in the name of Jesus to have the Holy Spirit join me in order to offer peace and clarity to the world. Then I visualize myself stepping back and letting Him lead the way. Peace. JBC

  6. Fiona Ritchie
    Fiona Ritchie08-01-2016

    Hello James,

    We were given a copy of your book “You have chosen to remember” By Olaf Halvorsen a number of years ago now. Olaf was then a colleague of my Husband. I read the book straight away but I think then I wasn’t quite ready for its message and didn’t fully understand it.

    A week ago while practicing meditation it came into my mind again and I searched for it and found it on my bookshelves and began reading it again. This time it is making perfect sense and I am learning so much from it. I have also signed up to your daily newsletter which I am enjoying however, the link to enable me to comment doesn’t seem to work for me so I have come here to connect with you.

    I just wanted to thank you so much for your inspirational work. It is a pleasure and a delight to learn form you.

    • James Blanchard Cisneros
      James Blanchard Cisneros08-01-2016

      Thank you Fiona for your kind words and for being open to the message. Yes, Olaf is a dear friend and all around good guy. Thank you for the information about the links, I will double check them to make sure they work. If they for whatever reason don’t work, you can always just come to the site, go to my Daily Inspiration page, and there they will all be. Peace. JBC

  7. Peggy
    Peggy11-27-2016

    Connected with you today.i am a believer of Jesus and I know he hears my prayers and helps me every day of my life. Looking forward to your writings.

  8. Smithk656
    Smithk65612-31-2016

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  9. Sharon flath
    Sharon flath03-13-2017

    James , I am grateful for your elevated writings and want to thank you. I always think you must have had a NDE to surmise so much. If a name for GOd can be love wisdom, light and warmth, and angels can be always caring and understanding , then we can begin to see what to aim for. And the details and work you give is such a gift. I love gleening insight and answers and possiblilities from near death stories and Swedenborg teachings. And always keeping the Bible as the worlds best book. Trying to participate in the world, as we
    Find it and wish to improve it, and our lives and keep rising above instead of getting entangled is the struggle we all engage in , I guess to grow , experience , help and learn. It’s nice to have your wisdom along the way. It really helps when all the stimulation of the world gets overwelming. It seems such a paradox to have to continue to engage while at the same time continually resisting to keep in mind what is the real goal. To be your better self, the loving helpful understanding peaceful patient wise strong courageous version as best you can at this time. Yet that wisdom in engaging thing. Sometimes I have an inkling but mostly it seems beyond me. Especially with support of politics Lol.

    • James Blanchard Cisneros
      James Blanchard Cisneros03-13-2017

      Thank you Sharon for your comment, kind words, and for being a member of our community. Yes, I have consciously been to “the other side” and seen a little bit of what the reflection and expression of Love is, can be and become. I am also a big fan of Swedenborg, and find his youtube channel very helpful, especially when it comes to understanding the Bible better. Keep practicing, day by day, more and more, placing your time, focus and energy in alignment with Love, and you will help create not only a more loving, joyful and peaceful life for yourself, but also for all those who are blessed with your presence, and you blessed with theirs. Always do whatever brings you peace, and you will have peace. Peace. JBC

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