When you awaken, you will recall that you were the author of your dream, not just a victim or a lonely figure in the dream. When you awaken, and the understanding of Oneness returns, you will remember that the figures in the dream were not separate entities from you. They were actually extensions and expressions of you while you were dreaming. When dreamers have a peaceful mind, they see and interact with more peaceful figures. When dreamers have a chaotic mind, the figures appear and act more fearful. In dreams, all the stress and anxiety that is felt is caused by the dreamers’ reactions to these figures — the figures that the dreamers have created and defined. Once the dreamers realize that they are simply reacting to figures in their dreams, they will forgive and release the figures in their dreams from all that the dreamers thought “they” did. Imagine, no longer judging anyone outside of you for how you feel. As we awaken, we recognize that because we have done this to ourselves, we also have the power to undo what we have done. Imagine, being able to extrapolate the analogy of the dream, into your physical experience. Start to notice, that it is not what others are doing to us that affects us. It is how we react to what they are doing that affects us. In essence, you are in every moment authoring the world you are experiencing. If you are experiencing a fearful, chaotic and confusing world, it is you who are defining it as such. The ability to change this world, and the way you view and interact with it, is then not really “out there”, it is within you. Once you start taking personal responsibility for the world that you are seeing, defining and reacting to, it is then that your judgments of self, others and this world, will begin to diminish.
Your brothers and sisters actions are not what truly affects you, what truly affects you is your interpretation of, and reaction to, their actions. They are not to blame for how you feel. It is you who must, if you desire true peace, start to take greater personal responsibility for how you interpret and interact with the world that you yourself define. Today, notice how when you are in a good mood, your day seems to run smoother, and the people in it seem to be more pleasant. When you are in a bad mood, that same exact type of day, seems to drag on and be more difficult, and those you interact with seem to be less jolly and nice. Notice, how when you are in a bad mood, your patience with others seems to fade faster. When you are in a good mood, your patience with others seems to be more resilient. And so you see, the world itself is not really changing, what is changing is your mind, your mood, your interpretation of the world. Imagine, a day when your state of peace is not control by what those outside of you are thinking, saying or doing. How much more power would you have over your world, if you but realize, that the outside world has no power over you? When you awaken, you will realize that the outside world only ever had the power over you, that you gave to it. It is in your mind, your perception of how you see and interact with this world, where true healing must take place. This is the reason why once your mind is healed, the whole world is heal. Is this not a much easier world to live in, when you only have to change and heal one mind, instead of seven billion plus minds? The awaken mind realizes that the power resides within it, and not in the outside world. The mind that remains asleep, thinks that the opposite of that is true.
Today, let us awaken to our true power. We do so by recalling that we are the authors of our dream. We have the ultimate say of how we choose to act, react, interact, interpret and participate in our experience. It is we who have authored, and are authoring in every moment, the world we see. It is we who are writing each page of our story. It is we, who decide how much compassion, kindness, generosity, charity, peace, love and understanding, we express, and thus get to experience. How much time we spend in the states of emotional peace or pain is up to us to decide. It is we, who through our minds, interpret the world we see. It is we, who choose how to react to our own interpretations. It is we, who decide how much time and energy we will spend on our emotional reactions to our experience. Let us today awaken and recall, that it is we, who were and are in every moment, the authors of our dreams. Once you awaken to this fact, would it not make sense to make peace, love, compassion, forgiveness and joy, some of the main characters within your dream? You as God’s creation are forever worthy of experiencing a peaceful, loving, compassionate, forgiving and joyful life. Remind yourself of this when you are creating a world that you do not want. When you find yourself in a world that you do not want, simply stop supporting it as true, and then aligned with Love, begin to create the world you want. You are in essence the hero, director and producer, of your journey. Now, when you find yourself on a road that you do not want to be on, waste no more time complaining about it. Instead, simply remind yourself of who put you there, you, and then decide to take conscious control over the wheel, and change directions.
Today, let us recall that God is Love and All. Thus, if we are not experiencing Love or its expressions, then we are simply dreaming. Only you can define the world you see. Only you can choose how you will react to what you are seeing. Only you can decide the level of peace or pain that you will choose to focus on, and thus experience. Only you can decide if you will forgive or not, and thus if you will carry judgments heavy burdens or experience the peace and freedom that forgiveness offers. Today, remind yourself that it is you who has the power over the world you see, because it is you who chooses what you see by how you choose to define it. Today, if you are experiencing a world that you do not want, simply recognize that you are doing this to yourself, and that because of this, through free-will, you can undo what you have done.
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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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I feel like lately, when I read your writings, that I am on the verge of a new understanding. I can’t quite seem to get over the hump. My willingness is there. There are a handful of people in my life that insist that “the sky is falling!”, and I’m crazy for not heeding their warnings. They won’t let me be me. You can’t just discard people from your life when they don’t share the same love for life. I know they are working out of fear and when I try to explain MY beliefs it only seems to create more disharmony in my some of my relationships. There are two people in my life that I HAVE to interact with on a daily basis and my belief system and way of life seem to divide us greatly. I want to be me and I want to allow them to be themselves, but, the constant attack can be seriously draining. I certainly know that I am on the right track, it’s just that feelings of doubt and uncertainty are difficult to deal with at times.
Shelly, thank you for your comment and for being a member of our community.
The good news is, that it is not what they are dong or saying that is in truth draining you, it is your reaction to what they are doing or saying that is draining you. And so you see, the power to change the way you choose to react to what they are doing or saying is within you, not out there somewhere.
When a child tells you of the monsters in their nightmare, you do not run into your room and close the door and lock the room with you in it, correct? You don’t do this because you know that the nightmare is not real, that only the love in that child is real.
Equally so, whatever it is someone else does or says to you that is anything other than loving, is not real, for only the love in them is real, thus you don’t have to lock yourself up in your room or feel drained because of their nightmare. Forgive them their nightmare, and you will be set free from it.
Overlook their illusions and focus on their truth, and then let the truth in them revitalize you. Now you know that when “you” are buying into their nightmare, you feel drained. When “you” choose to overlook their illusions and focus on the love that they are, you will feel revitalized.
Forgive the child in them and you will find the adult in you.
Thank you, James. For some reason, I am still buying into their nightmare. After reading your words, I can see that now. It’s like that child is standing there screaming, yelling, and crying. I just want to comfort them. Thank you for your words of wisdom, you always touch my heart.
It’s my honor to be of service to you Shelly.
In this time of Easter let us remember what Christ said on the cross: “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.” If Christ can forgive even while dying on the cross, can we not forgive our brothers and sisters for the little silly games they play while they are dreaming?
Oh yes! You really know how to put things into perspective. Peace and blessings to you and this community.
The seed that grows a tree of understanding brings knowledge and produces the fruit of wisdom.
Thank you Renee for being a member of our community.