Daily Inspiration: May 5. Taking the First Step Towards Forgiveness – Condensed Version

We may have been programmed to believe that taking the first step, being the first to offer forgiveness, is hard to do. But isn’t its opposite, the weight of judgment that the ego has you carry, the continual thoughts that darken your days, the nights of tossing, turning, and losing sleep, aren’t they a much harder and heavier burden to carry? Sometimes we unconsciously choose the heavier burden, not to forgive, because of our own guilt. This guilt reinforces in us the idea that we are not worthy of peace. In essence, not forgiving another, becomes an unconscious way of punishing yourself. Today, remind yourself, that God being Love, desires you and all His children to have peace. You have God’s everlasting loving power within you, and forgiveness is just one of Love’s many aspects.

Today, let us decide that our past will no longer haunt us. No longer will we decide to wait for another to take that first step towards forgiveness, so that we can have peace. Today, it will be us, who will take the first, second, and if need be, the third step towards forgiving, forgiveness, freedom and peace. Tonight, having chosen forgiveness over judgment, and thus being happy over being right, we finally find true rest. No matter how chained to judgment we have been programmed by the ego to be, today above all else, we choose the freedom that forgiveness offers. Understanding that we are all One, when we forgive another, we free ourself from having to carry the burden of judgment. This freedom from judgment returns us back to the state of peace, our natural loving state, where we forever belong.

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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