When a painful memory intrudes into your days and nights, what you are being offered, is the opportunity to experience healing and peace through forgiveness. Forgiveness is not about others deserving or not deserving something. Forgiveness is about you deserving and being worthy of peace. That is why you forgive. That is why forgiveness is for you. When you choose to forgive instead of judge yourself or another, you free yourself from having to carry judgment’s heavy burdens. When you continue to hurt, it is because you are choosing judgment over forgiveness. You are doing this to yourself. If you can’t yet, for whatever reason forgive yourself or another, then invite God to forgive for you. Do so and begin to understand what the possibility of true freedom could feel like. Ask God to forgive them for you until you can begin to understand and model the logic and wisdom of God. There is no shame in asking God to lead the way, to forgive them for you. As you give your judgments, anger, resentment, hate and pain, to God, it will begin to dissolve in His light and understanding. Today, allow God to show you the way back to peace. The truth in you, your highest self is in reality One with God, and so sooner or later, you will decide to think with God, which is your natural state of mind. It is then, once aligned with His Mind, that forgiveness will become a more natural response and behavior. In the end, the pain you have within you cannot be dissolved through more judgment. That pain can only be dissolved through forgiveness. Whatever pain you carry, is the pain that God is inviting you to give to Him. Yet, you have free will, thus it is you who must make the conscious decision to hand it over to God. You have the free will to allow it to dissolve it in His loving Light, or to keep it for yourself.
Every time a painful memory comes up, that is God inviting you to begin to heal. You have tried it the ego’s already, and where has it gotten you? You have tried holding unto your judgments and resentment. Yet who does that way of being and thinking really hurt? Is it not you who ends up carrying and logging around the pain and anguish from your judgments and resentments? Is it not time to maybe consider another way? A way that will stop you from continuing to drive into the ego’s dead end judgment filled roads. A way that will begin to bring you the peace of mind, freedom and joy, that as God’s creation, you so deserve. Today, when that pain comes up, hear God’s call, and give it all to Him. Consider doing so through this quick meditation: Close your eyes, breathe deeply and relax the body. Visualize and feel you digging into your body and filling up in front of you a bag with your judgment’s dark pain. Feel yourself emptying the pain into, and filling this bag. See and feel the bag getting bigger and heavier as you release all your judgments and pain into it. Then hand this bag over to God. Feel your body getting lighter as this bag is move away from you and closer to God’s light. This will become a symbol to you that you are now ready to follow His lead. Like a little piece of paper going into a giant furnace watch the bag of judgments and pain begin to dissolve before God’s loving light. Thank God with all your heart, mind and soul, for Love taking this pain from you. Then watch and feel God begin to fill those now empty areas within your body where pain once reign, with His Love and light. Feel and allow this Love and light to enter, fill you, and begin to overflow. As you do, keep on thanking Him for His blessings. Do this meditation over and over again, until you see and understand how forgiveness, not judgment, is the way to peace.
You have been gifted free will. Focus on God’s forgiveness and peace, and you will feel Him and His love for you, or focus on your judgment and pain, and feel them slowly corroding you. When a painful memory pops up, those are your two main choices. Now, when you feel this painful memory coming in, understand it for what it truly is, God inviting you to release your pain and suffering over to Him. God is inviting you to once again unite with His Mind, with your true nature. Love is your true nature, and forgiveness, compassion, peace and understanding, are some of It’s expressions. God is using what you perceive to be this difficult time, to help you see and be comforted by the knowledge that He is always available to you. Love is inviting you to recall, that in any challenging situation, you can choose to focus on His Love instead of your suffering and pain. You are God’s creation, His child, and so are forever worthy of peace. All you need do, is to let go and forgive, thoughts and emotions, that you know you no longer need nor want. All you need do is stop serving, with your time, focus and energy, thoughts and emotions that you now know are not serving you. Today, make the conscious and courageous choice to drop the ego’s mindset, and unite with God’s mercy and grace. You have followed the ego’s mindset long enough. You have suffered and carry the pain of your judgments far enough. Today, finally decide that enough is enough. Enough with following a mindset that does not have your best interest in mind. Enough with partnering with darkness, conflict, chaos and pain. Enough with being who you now know you no longer desire to be.
Today, if you desire to let go of painful memories, then you must be willing to no longer support them with your time, focus and energy. It is only as long as we support our judgments of self and others, that we will carry our painful memories. Today, stop serving a way of thinking that is not serving you. Instead, place your time, focus and energy, on forgiveness and on trusting God’s plan. Only you, through free will, can decide between judgment, suffering and pain, or forgiveness, trusting in God and peace. Today, if a painful memory pops up at your mind’s door, tell it that you will no longer entertain it nor spend any more of your precious life-force on it. Tell it that you now completely and wholeheartedly forgive it and all those involved with it. Tell it that you now place it fully in God’s hands. Tell it that you are now, through free will, choosing peace.
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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: A Journey of Self-Awareness, Peace of Mind and Joy”
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