Negative, hurtful and judgmental thoughts, words and actions, are not who we are. They are not representative of our eternal loving essence and nature. Yet, the ego has programmed us to believe that there are times when negativity, judgment and anger, are proper responses, when forgiveness should not be offered, and when our well of compassion should run dry. Today, let us recall, that because the love in us is eternal, the truth in us, our well, can never run dry. Why is it that we feel bad or guilty when we are negative, hurtful, judgmental or angry, even when it is the ego itself insists that it is perfectly ok and normal to feel and act in this manner? When others don’t act the way we think they should, the ego’s demands that we judge and punish them for their infraction. It tells us that our act of judgment is an act of wisdom, making us feel better and more empowered. Yet, how wise could we be if the advice we follow only makes us feel bad, sad, shame, guilt, separate and alone? What good is the ego’s advise, if it only brings us more suffering and pain? Why would anyone in their right mind continue to follow advice that is offering them nothing they want? When we are following the ego’s so-called advise, we are being who we are not. Today, let us make a conscious decision to no longer support nor reinforce, who we are not. The less we support and reinforce who we are not, the sooner we can begin to figure out who in truth we are. Today, let us not judge nor punish ourselves when we are being who we are not. Instead, let us as quickly as possible realize what we are doing, and then have the discipline and courage to correct our behavior. When our behavior aligns with who in truth we are, Love becomes the directional device we use to help guide us to our true destination, the state of peace.
Today, if we find ourselves buying into the ego’s lies as true, and being someone we are not, let us not judge ourselves for this. Instead, let us see such situations as opportunities that are offering us a clearer picture and understanding of the ego’s lies. By better being able to recognize the ego’s lies, we can begin to take steps away from its mindset. Understanding this, there is no need to judge yourself, for the more times we experience the ego’s mindset, the quicker we can begin to recognize that it is in no way aligned with who we are or what we want. The ego is self-destructive in nature, and so the more we use it, the more we will realize its useless nature. Herein lies its gift to us. This is how God can use even the ego’s lies for good, to help awaken us to our true nature. By learning what we do not want to express, we get a clearer picture of who we desire to be and represent. These experiences with the ego help us see that negativity, judgment and anger, are not in alignment with who we desire to be. This in turn moves us in the opposite direction of the ego. Having experienced the ego’s darkness, we turn towards the light and begin to use tools such as positivity, forgiveness and compassion. Using Love’s tools, begins to free us from the ego’s mindset. The more time we invest on being who in truth we are, the less time we will have to sacrifice to who we are not. By now you can see, that being who we are not, is hard. It is hard because it is in opposition to our true nature. Isn’t a life where you are continuously supporting judgment of self and others, anger, resentment and hate, hard? Let us no longer support with our time, focus and energy, a mindset that only leaves us feeling wrong, regretful, guilty and ashamed.
Today, let us practice aligning with who we in truth are, the love that we were created to be. Let us also practice letting go of who we are not, all of the ego’s deceptions and lies that feed negativity, judgment, anger, regret, guilt, shame and chaos. By doing so we will begin to realize, how difficult, tiring, disruptive and unproductive, trying to be who we are not, is. Is it not difficult to be constantly judging self and others, negative, angry, and buying into and participating in this world’s conflict and chaos? Today, let us not judge ourselves or others as “less than” for believing the ego’s lies as true. Let us instead recall, that God uses all for good. By doing so, we begin to create a new relationship with the ego. Now, we use it, but only to help us recognize when we are buying into the false in us as true. Now, we no longer invest in the ego and its tools, instead we simply recognize them, thank them for being a part of our awakening process, and gently set them aside. As we begin to recall who in truth we are, our reactions to the ego’s tools and mindset, becomes one of gratitude for the part they played in our awakening process. Today, let us make the conscious decision to stop fueling who we are not, and return our focus to being who we were created to be. Let each interaction we have, serve this purpose. The purpose of only offering others who in truth we are, and letting go of everything else. The more opportunities we get to practice sharing and thus reinforcing our true nature, the more natural, normal and right, the feeling of being Love’s representatives will become. As the sameness between our loving nature and us is clarified, it is magnified. This helps us realize that in reality, there is nothing easier than being who in truth we are.
Today, let us practice better understanding the difference between who we are, and who we are not. Being Love’s creation, we are love and all of Its expressions. Anything that tries to place itself in opposition to Love and its expressions, is who we are not. When you find yourself being who you are not, do not despair nor judge yourself. Simply realize that you are being who you are not, correct your behavior, and begin to move once again in Love’s direction. The time to consciously align with our truth has come. We have now come to a place in our awakening process where we are starting to understand, how unlike the ego’s tools and mindset are to our true loving essence and nature. Today, in every interaction, let us choose to support and thus reinforce, only the truth in us as true. By doing so, we leave the ego’s judgment, pain, suffering, guilt and shame, behind. By doing so we become the representatives of Love, that we came here to be.
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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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