Today, if the ego tries to have you judge your journey, politely decline. Recall that all of your experiences have combined together to make you into a more compassionate and self-aware person. All of the wisdom, knowledge and life lessons that you have are because of your past. Now, when the ego tries to put you or others down for the past, recall the true gift the past was to you. It is because of your past that you have the coping tools that you have today. Right now, you are at your personal highest level of consciousness, thanks to everything you have experienced. Thus, allow gratitude and hope, not guilt and shame, to become your attitude toward yourself and journey. The more you understand the sacred nature of your past, the more compassionate and understanding you will be toward the way you have chosen to grow.
Today, recall that your journey is a sacred co-creation with God. It is uniquely designed with your healing, growth and awakening in mind. Therefore, your personal experience is God’s gift to you and your gift to this world. Your whole self is who you came here to be, experience, express and share. Who you are today is who this planet needs now. You are not here by chance. You are not a dice throw on some Universal Craps table. You are right now exactly who you need to be to accomplish what you have come here to do. You did not come here to show, share and experience parts of yourself and hide, feel guilty and ashamed of your other parts. Your whole-self is where all your gifts reside. Today, no matter how many times the ego has tried to deny your worth stand up straight and strong. Look in the mirror and confidently say to yourself that God needs me here now or else I would not be here now.
The ego will still insist that you feel bad and judge yourself and others as not good, spiritual or wise enough. It will insist you have committed numerous “errors,” “sins,” and have “been wrong” many times. But if all those experiences have assisted you in becoming the more compassionate and self-aware person then were they ever really bad in the first place? Or were they actually gifts you were presenting to yourself in order to grow, heal and awaken? Have such challenging times not helped develop you into a wiser and more mature individual? Have your so-called errors, sins and mistakes not assisted you in obtaining the coping mechanism and tools you have now have available to you? Thanks to these tools are you not becoming a greater blessing to those who walk along your path? When we recall that God is Love and All every part of our journey will be seen and understood as the gift that it was. Our judgments of self and others, resentment and anger will then begin to dissolve away before our light and understanding. As you awaken you will begin to see, recognize and be grateful for the useful nature of each step along your sacred path. With greater wisdom you will see how every single step along your path God has use for your good. Now when you look at your past you will see how indeed there was a use for every step along the way. You will see that even your judgments of self and others helped you better understand the useless nature of such judgments. This life experience then helped you better understand the useful nature of forgiveness. You were then able to choose forgiveness over judgment and thus peace of mind over confusion, chaos and pain.
Today, having better understood the useful nature of each moment let us look with gratitude at our past. It is exactly because of our whole life experience that those in pain will look to us for peace. Now those struggling through their own seeming errors, guilt and shame will look to us to help them heal. Now through our example we can show them that the burden of judgment they now hold and carry can be forgiven, lifted and with love released. Because of our life experience others will look to us and say: “Yes, I can listen to this one because he/she has been through what I am now going through and because he/she overcame it then so too can I.” Imagine all that pain and struggle you once perceived and judged yourself for that can now be used to help others heal and awaken. Thank to your life experience how much future suffering can you erase from this world. When you learn to use your so called bad for good you will begin to bless all those you once cursed. In doing so aligned with the mind of God you will use even the bad to help heal and awaken this world. If our pain and struggle is now being used for good was it really ever bad in the first place? Or was it a gift of wisdom, knowledge and life lessons we were being offered so that we can present to this world. If we can use our past in this manner could we not also learn to use our current difficulties in this same way? In learning to do so all difficulties become blessing we are in progress of unwrapping and presenting to this world. Now we understand the useful nature of each step. Now all difficulties are erase from our lives and all that is left is God’s blessings in disguise.
Today, if you feel any sense of sorrow, self-judgment, doubt or self-loathing, stop and remember that God, being Love and All, uses all of your experiences for good. Each step of your journey is designed by the Divine to help you grow, heal and awaken. What further tears would you cry or condemnations of self and others would you make when you recall the true nature of all things? My dear friend, you and your whole journey, being a creation of Perfection, are a blessing to this world. Today, look deeply into the mirror and truly behold and learn to appreciate yourself as God’s creation. Then, remember to look upon all of God’s Creations in this same fashion. Do so until each person’s journey is seen by the divine truth in you. Do so until you see each person’s journeys through God’s eyes — with love and non-judgment.
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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Please know that “chosen to remember” is a constant confirmation of my life experience of living in the presence every day! I am so grateful for finding “chosen to remember.”For your loving, peaceful, and joyful inspirations help me be who God has created me to be! Peace, Joy, and Love to all envolved in this ministry!
Thank you Barbara for being open to the message and for being a member of our community.
May you, through your daily example, help light the way for those who are currently finding it too dark to see.
All glory to God.
My mind is in a turmoil at the moment as I am struggling to come to terms with my brother’s terminal illness. This post brought me a great deal of comfort and help to stop blaming others and feeling angry about my brother’s situation. Thank you so much
Thank you Fiona for being open to the message.
Sorry to hear about your brother.
Today, when doubt, fear or judgment try to creep into our minds, let us stop those thoughts at our mind’s gate and deny their entry into our kingdom. We deny their entry because we already know that they take us nowhere we desire to be.
Then let us learn to use those moment to instead practice developing a deeper trust in God. Let us trust that God being perfect Love would never design with us a challenge that we could not overcome. It will then be the lesson learned from our experiences and overcoming our challenges that we will then be able to use to help others heal and thus awaken them to the light within.
Thank you so much for these daily lessons and reminders. As often happen, these coincide with daily lessons from A Course in Miracles. Bring in all the reinforcements!!Blessings
Thank you Babs for being open to the message and a member of our community.
May you continue, through your example, to light the way for others.
This is my problem with this…some of us do not have pasts to be proud of which is why we arr on spiritual sites…we have not been kind and have acted from selfish places…we come here to grow and change . We have to accept responsibility for what we’ve done of we hope to become better people so please don’t gloss over this or we will never get better . ..thx.
Thank you miss for being a member of our community.
We all always do the best we can with the emotional and spiritual tools that we have available to us in that moment in time.
When you recall that you are doing the best you can with the tools you have available to you, forgiveness and compassion, not judgment nor self judgment, becomes your response to your experience.
The final choice is always yours to make and so why not forgive yourself so that you can have peace, and by doing so help light the way for others.
Today, before every interaction, take personal responsibility for the thoughts you choose to think and consciously align them with the truth in you, your loving and light filled essence and nature. The more you consciously do this the more natural and normal this response will become.
Today, challenge yourself before every interaction to take personal responsibility for how you color your experience. When this world demands judgment offer forgiveness instead. When the ego calls you to condemn another, offer compassion instead. When it wants you stress out, anxious and worried, stop, take personal responsibility for your thoughts, and instead use such instances to practice trusting God more.