The stretch of time between anger and forgiveness is not only measured in time, but also in pain. Pain is not God’s will for you, peace is. You, as Love’s creation, are worthy of peace, not pain. But first you must acknowledge this to yourself and truly believe it, in order to fully experience it. In order to experience true peace, practice making the conscious decision to value forgiveness over judgment and thus peace over pain. When you finally decide that you desire peace more than pain, it is then that you will forgive. When you forgive, what you are really saying is: “I am now worthy of peace.” You have been gifted free will, no one other than you can decide when you will choose to forgive, and thus when you will achieve the state of peace. No one else can choose the amount of pain that you yourself will choose to suffer. You will always experience the amount of pain that you deem necessary, in order to convince you, to start looking for a better way. It will be the accumulated amount of pain that will itself help you realize that your judgments of self and others are not worth the pain they bring. It will be the pain itself that will convince you to stop and let go of your anger and judgment. Knowing the useful nature of your anger and pain, would gratitude not be the appropriate response to them? Today, choose to see anger and pain as gifts. They are gifts that you have chosen to experience, in order to finally get, that you desire them no more. Slowly you will realize that your anger and pain, just as all your other so-called negative emotions, can actually serve as allies in your awakening process. Understanding this, how much more peace of mind and joy could you begin to experience during your day, and thus in your life?
The time that we take between anger and forgiveness will determine how much time we spend in a heaven or hell of our own making. Imagine realizing that both the experiences of heaven or hell are, in the end, just choices that you make. Knowing this, how much more power over the life that you are living could you begin to have? As we grow, mature and begin to awaken, we will start to notice that the time we take between anger and forgiveness, lessens. If we have the ability to lessen the time between anger and forgiveness, then we also have the power to end that time. Regardless of what the ego has programmed us to believe, the time that we take between anger and forgiveness is up to us and us alone. The ego would insist that there are levels of anger, and that there are specific length of time that we must condemn our brother’s or sister’s for their “infractions.” This length of time we end up spending in a pain of our own making. This is the time you spend imprisoned within your own mind. It is through forgiveness, that you can set yourself free. Anger is itself an illusion, thus all levels of anger are in truth, illusionary in nature. We think we punish another person more severely for a so-called greater infraction, by expressing more anger for a longer period of time. But who is really the one who is left carrying the heavy burdens of judgment all along the way? Are you not in reality, through your own thoughts, just punishing and imprisoning yourself? If the amount of pain we feel is equal to the amount time we believe we should judge and be angry at others, what exactly is the logic in punishing ourselves longer for another person’s actions? Is this way of thinking not insane or at the very least illogical? There has to be a more sane solution than this insane way of thinking.
Today, let us make the conscious decision to spend less time between anger and forgiveness. By doing so we spend less time in a hell of our own making. Let us practice catching ourselves quicker and quicker when we become angry. Then let us stop and remind ourselves that we are worthy of peace. Understanding that forgiveness is a road to peace, let us forgive. Forgiveness and peace as expressions of Love align us with our Creator. One with our Creator we feel safe, secured and reassured. By feeling safe, secured and reassured, we will have less of a need to judge. The more we practice these actions the quicker we can dissolve our anger, and thus the sooner we return to peace. Living in the state of peace will make gratitude our primary response to the present moment. All it really takes to make this possible is to consciously value forgiveness and peace more than judgment and pain. All we need do is choose to be led by Love instead of fear. Today, let us recall, that it is we who bring our lessons to us in the exact form that will best serve our growth, healing and awakening process. Understanding this, let us learn be grateful to those we once cursed. Now we know, that they were simply helping us achieve a higher level of consciousness and thus in essence, a greater sense of peace. Today, let us take back our power from the ego. We do so by recalling that it is we who can choose how quickly to forgive, how quickly to let go of pain, and thus how quickly to achieve the state of peace. Imagine, no longer having to wait for other people’s actions, in order for us to forgive and find peace. Understanding this, let us realize that peace is not some prize that we win at the end of some mind game. Peace, as an expression of the Love of God, is our inheritance. To have and experience it, all we need do is choose and enjoy it.
Today, let us recall that we have free will, and so the time that we spend angry and in pain, is up to us and us alone. Everything that we seem to experience “out there” must begin as a thought within our minds. If it begins within our minds, then it must be we who take personal responsibility for how we are defining and reacting to our experience. When you do not forgive, what you are really saying is: “I am not yet worthy of peace.” When you forgive, what you are saying is: “I am now worthy of peace.” As God’s creations, we are forever worthy of peace. Today, let us use every interaction as an opportunity to practice forgiveness and thus achieve the state of peace. The more we practice doing so, the more we realize that forgiveness and the state of peace are much more aligned with the truth in us than the ego programs of judgment, anger and pain.
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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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