When a painful memory intrudes into your days and nights, what you are being offered is the opportunity to experience healing and peace through forgiveness. Forgiveness is not about others deserving or not deserving something. Forgiveness is about you deserving and being worthy of peace. That is why you forgive. That is why forgiveness is for you. When you choose to forgive instead of judge yourself or another, you free yourself from having to carry judgment’s heavy burdens. When you continue to hurt, it is because you are choosing judgment over forgiveness. If, for whatever reason, you can’t yet forgive yourself or another, then invite God to forgive for you. Do so and begin to understand what the possibility of true freedom feels like.
Today, if you desire to let go of painful memories, then you must be willing to no longer support them with your time, focus and energy. As long as you support your judgments of self and others, you will carry your painful memories. Today, stop serving a way of thinking that is not serving you. Instead, place your time, focus and energy on forgiveness and trusting God’s plan. Only you, through free will, can decide between judgment, suffering and pain — or forgiveness, trusting God and peace. Today, if a painful memory pops up at your mind’s door, tell it that you will no longer entertain it. Tell it that you now completely and wholeheartedly forgive it and all those involved with it. Tell it that you now place it fully in God’s hands. Tell it that you are now, through free will, choosing peace.
All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember”
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