Imagine, equating your life to a dream. During a dream, no matter how real, frustrating or scary it gets, most of us do not realize that we are dreaming. It is only after we awaken from the dream, that we fully realize the illusionary nature of the dream. Equally so, in life, many times we ‘act’ like someone who deep down inside we know we are not. When we are living through fear’s expressions such as those of judgment, stress, anger, resentment and hate, we are being who we are not. We are being who the ego has programmed us to be. Choosing to be right instead of happy, condemning others instead of being compassionate, holding unto resentment instead of forgiving, these are all symbols of one who believes the ego’s programs as real and thus sees the dream as real. God is Love and All, thus anything apart from Love is not real. We are all One. When we try to punish ‘someone else,’ who is in reality only a reflection and representation of our internal condition, we are dreaming. The more we focus on the dream, the more real it appears to be, and thus the more we defend it as real, as being our truth, who we are. Yet, no matter how real any of your dreams may appear, once you awaken, you will see that none of them were real nor you. You may through fear, anger and resentment, see self or others as something other than love, but this occurs not because of anything of that is true, but because you are buying into the dream as true. Awaken and you will again see them and yourself as you truly are and were created to be. Today, see each child of God, only as a child of God. Today, see Love, as only Love. When you feel conflicted, lost and confused, this is not your truth, this is simply symbols of one who is asleep to their true nature. When you feel at peace and joyful, these are also symbols, but of one who has awaken to the truth in them and has thus taken their rightful place on Earth.
We have been programmed to call the dream – reality. Then we wonder why so many of us feel conflicted, lost and confused. Do not despair, for having the self-awareness that you are not where you should be, begins to awaken you from the dream. Judgment of self and others, anxiousness, anger, resentment, hate and thoughts of revenge, none of these are the truth in you. All of these are simply symbols of a mind asleep. Love and its expressions such as compassion, kindness, forgiveness, generosity, peace, and joy, are all symbols of one who has awaken and is in alignment with the truth in them. When you find yourself within the dream, do not despair, simply recognize that you are somewhere that you do not belong. Then, allow that self awareness to begin to awaken you. Today, allow any of the symbols of the dream, to become your own personal alarm clock, a signal to you that you have slept long enough. When you experience them, do not judge yourself or others, for doing so will only keep you dreaming. Instead, offer them your gratitude, for helping you realize, that it is now time for you to awaken. Why would you ever again need to hold unto anger, resentment and hate, if you but recall that all that anyone is ever doing, is helping you awaken from your sleep? They are simply helping you awaken from the dream you think is real. Why would you need to feel bad about yourself, and not be able to forgive yourself, if you but recall that everything other than the love that you offered others, was simply offered to them while you slept? The dream, was never real. The dream, will never be real. Only the Love of God could ever be real or true, and you can in truth only ever be what God is.
Today, let us notice that when we offer love, who in truth we are, we feel blessed and joyful, and experience clarity and peace. When we offer judgment, anger and hate, who in truth we are not, we feel off balanced and lost, and experience inner confusion and chaos. Today, let us no longer use such confusing and chaotic times to put ourselves or others down. Instead, let us use them to trigger in us the memory, that it is now time for us to awaken. Now, we realize that everything that we had been programmed to buy into as real within the dream, is only there to help us awaken from it. When this truth is recalled your response to the dream and those in it becomes one of gratitude, not of judgment and fear. This is how you begin to make peace with your past, by seeing and understanding its useful nature. If everything is, after all is said and done, of use to help you awaken from the dream, then why would you need to continue to support or carry any type of anger, resentment or thoughts of revenge? Now, we understand that the true purpose for the fears within our dreams, where to simply help awaken us from the dream. If you are reading this now, the time for feeling lost and confused is ending, and the time for peace and clarity has begun. You may think you have traveled far and experienced many difficult and challenging things, but once you awaken, you will always do so in a place that you have never left. Regardless of the dreams you dream, when you awaken, you will do so in God’s Loving arms. Be at peace knowing, that no matter what you experience within the dream, God knows that you were simply dreaming, and thus has no need to judge you. God only loves you because He is only Love, and no dreams you ever dream can change what God knows of you.
Today, let us recall that feeling lost and confused does not mean there is something wrong with us or that we are not wise, spiritual or good enough. These feelings are simply signs that our mind is temporarily asleep to our true nature. All of our experiences within the dream have brought us to this place where we are ready to wake up. Knowing this, let us now offer our gratitude to those who participated in our dreams. When we offer gratitude to all those we once judged, it is a sign that our mind is awakening to our true nature. Gratitude, peace and clarity are all aspects of love, all expressions of the awakened mind. The more we choose to align with any of the aspects of the awakened mind, the less lost and confused we will feel, and thus the less judgmental we will be toward others.
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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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