Daily Inspiration: May 5. Taking the First Step Towards Forgiveness – Condensed Version
We have been programmed by the ego to believe that taking the first step, being the first to offer forgiveness, is extremely hard and challenging. But isn’t its opposite, the judgmental weight 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 resulting from the interaction. In essence, not forgiving another, is a way of unconsciously punishing yourself. Yet if it is you who, through your own non-forgiving thoughts, are holding yourself captive within the ego’s mindset, then it is also you, who can through your own forgiving thoughts, set yourself free.
Today, allow yourself to finally take that first step towards the peace of mind and freedom that forgiveness offers. Let us close our eyes and visualize that dark, heavy, dirty, worn down, and burdensome backpack of judgments that we have, due to our believe in the ego’s ideology, tethered to our souls. Let us physically feel ourselves taking this burdensome weight off our shoulders, handing it over to God, and letting it dissolve in His light, love, and understanding. Allow yourself to feel how truly freeing getting this weight lifted off your shoulders is. Today take that one very deep and gratitude filled breath, that sigh of relief, that you have been waiting for so long to take, knowing that it is over, knowing that the past, thanks to your courage in taking the first step, is finally forgiven, released and set free.
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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