It is not the past, but how we choose to carry the past, that affects us now. It is not what others have done to us; it’s how we now choose to react to and carry the thoughts of their past actions, that affect us now. Let us today practice taking greater personal responsibility for how we are choosing to carry our past. By doing so, we also take greater personal responsibility for how much peace or pain we end up experiencing within the now. The amount of weight, mental and emotional burden, that you carry from your past, is after all is said and done, purely up to you to keep or let go. It is you who can choose to keep judging the past and thus hold unto its weight. It is also you who can forgive the past, and thus begin to release yourself from its burdens. It is you who can choose to trust the journey that you have co-created with God and thus achieve the state of peace. Today, trust that His plan is perfect, and that it will, in one way or another, be used for good. It is you who can recall that as God’s creation you are worthy of peace, and thus let go of all that does not bring you peace, by handing it all over to God. It is you who can decide to choose forgiveness over judgment, and thus free yourself from the past, instead of keeping yourself chained to it. It is you who can look within and see that how you deal with the past, either blesses and heals you, or poisons you and slowly and silently makes you sick. It is you who can, pray for those from your past, and offer everyone who was a part of it your peace, love, forgiveness, compassion and understanding, or you can carry anger, hate, pain, resentment and regret, inside of you as long as you so desire. Only you can truly decide what thoughts you will choose to think, entertain, support and carry within, and thus what kind of relationship you will have with your past.
Today, ask yourself these very important questions: How much of your life, have you actually sacrificed to thinking about and judging the past and those in it? How much more of your present and future are you now willing to continue to sacrifice to the past? How much longer will you choose to value your past judgments more than the peace of mind that true forgiveness offers? How much longer do you need to torture yourself with your own thoughts? Today, let us recall that people in our past did the best they could with the coping mechanism, knowledge and tools, that they had available to them at the time. If they did the best they could, then forgiveness and compassion, not hate and condemnation, should be our response to them. If we have been hurt, then it is part of our mission to heal and overcome these challenges. In doing so, we are then better able to help others heal and overcome those same types of challenges. Every sad, bad, troubling or even terrible thing that has happen to us, through the power of free will, can be used to help us all grow, heal and awaken. Imagine, the miracle worker you could become, if you were to use all the lessons learned from the past, the accumulated knowledge, wisdom and life experience, to help others heal. Imagine, being able to help others not fall into the same traps that you fell into, how much pain would you save this world? Imagine, being able to lead, through forgiveness, people out of captivity and into alignment with freedom, peace of mind and joy. You have gone through what you have gone through for a higher purpose than your ego would allow you to imagine. Today, trust is the sacred nature of the plan that you have co-created with God, and help lead your brothers and sisters back into alignment with the light in them.
Today, let us recall, that we have been blessed with the gift of free will, and thus have the ability to make a blessing out of a curse. Thanks to our past, our whole life experience, we can now better help others understand and advance their own healing process. By doing so we lay the groundwork so that future generations need not go through what we went through. Imagine, what a blessing you would be to this world, if you can assist others and future generations to not go through the pain, suffering, anger, sadness, resentment and regret, that you went through. Imagine, being able, thanks to your life experience, to help others shorten the time they have will sacrifice to their past judgments. Imagine, being able to stop people from torturing themselves with their own thoughts. This is, as God’s creation, the true blessing you can become to so many on this planet. Imagine, having the power to stop just one more pain filled teardrop from falling unto Mother Earth. Imagine, becoming that ray of light, that light at the end of the tunnel, helping guide people out of their dark and turbulent past. Imagine, being able to show your brothers and sisters that they are not alone, and that they are not the first ones to feel the pain they are feeling. Imagine, being able to show others how to use their past pain to help others heal. Today, no matter how much judgment the ego demands, recall that you are God’s loving creation, the son or daughter of the Most High, and thus have the power, courage and ability to forgive the unforgiven thought. Today, let us make the conscious decision to trust that God knows what He is doing. Forgive, let go of the past, return to the now, where the peace and joy of God forever reside.
Today, practice reminding yourself, that it is you and only you alone, who can decide how you will choose to carry your past. Will you use your past, your life experience, to teach forgiveness and peace, or to continue to judge, hurt and punish, yourself and others? Will you become Love’s representative on Earth and offer others compassion and understanding, or will you buy into and swallow the ego’s programming, and continue to drown in its anger, resentment and revenge? Will you choose to be a light and bring healing to this planet, or will you remain a part of its confusion, darkness and despair? Thanks to free will, the final choice is always yours to make. Through forgiveness become a liberator of souls, or through judgment imprison them within your own mind and become their jailer. Will you see and use your past and life experience to help awaken the sleeping souls, or will you look away from those symbolically kneeling on the pavement, step away from them as you walk by, and blindly and cruelly continue on your way?
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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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