Daily Inspiration: January 29. Gratitude and the Gift of Free Will

Today, let us offer God our gratitude for the gift of free will. Free will gives us the power to choose how we will view, interpret and participate in our experiences. Let us no longer believe that we have little say about how we choose to perceive and interact with our environment. Let us no longer be dictated to by the ego’s programs that tell us how we should react to our experience. We are not zombies or robots programmed by the ego, no. We are God’s children, gifted free will in our creation. Let us no longer bow down to the ego’s programs of judgment, frustration, anger, resentment and revenge. The ego will continue to insist that these are the proper and appropriate responses to God’s creations. But the ego itself being a lie, produces nothing but lies. All its false concepts and programs are all illusionary and deceptive in nature. Let us no longer support a tired old worn out mindset that has never truly supported us. The neutrality and dualistic nature of this world, is broken up by how we ourselves choose to see and define it. We can, thanks to free will, define each moment as helpful and useful in our growth, healing and awakening process. By doing so, peace of mind, joy and understanding, result. Yet equally so, we can experience those same events as being injurious to us, and thus become upset, sad, depress and hurt, by our experience. Let us today understand, that it is not the outside world that should define how we feel about it. It is our internal condition, dialogue, and interpretation of events, that gives the outer environment its meaning. At first, it may seem like a heavy task to bear, that it is up to us to decide how much peace of mind and joy we get to experience. But in reality, there is nothing more freeing and wonderful than knowing that it is we who are responsible for choosing how we feel. Today, let us be grateful that it is we, who hold the key, to our peace of mind and joy.

Let us today recall that God is Love and All. If God is Love and All, then why would we ever consciously choose to experience this world in any other way then in a loving manner? The only reason that we would, is if we would have bought into another thought system as more reasonable than God’s. But if this other thought system is in opposition to All, then it can not be true. This, the ego’s illusionary thought system, has through generations, set itself up to be our default, our fist response. Today, if your first response to another is anything other than loving, then know that you are buying into the ego’s program, its generational lies, as true. The ego’s programs and mindset of judgment of self and others, frustration, stress, anger, resentment and revenge, were all once just characters within its fairy tale. They were not a part of our eternal loving essence and nature. Yet, after having them read to us over and over again, we started to think of them not as a story of fiction, but of non-fiction. Imagine, all mental pain and emotional anguish just because through generations, we have been taught to see lies as true. There is no longer anyone to blame for these teachings, for those who first taught it, have left us long ago. It is now simply the task of those who are beginning to awaken, to see the insanity as insane, and no longer buy into the false as true. It is time, that when we define something in our experience as anything other than helpful and useful for our growth, healing and awakening, we laugh at our misperception, and stop supporting it as true. Today, if our response to anyone is any thing other than loving, we stop, recall that this is not the truth in us, forgive our misperceptions of the situation, consciously align with love, and allow love to once again lead the way.

Today, let us learn to use the gift of free will to benefit all of us. Today, we use free will to take our power back from the ego’s programs. Where the ego has programmed us to see guilt, we will instead choose to see innocence. Where it insists that judgment is justified, we will instead choose to offer forgiveness. When the ego demands we worry ourselves into a state of anxiety and stress, we will instead choose to fully trust God’s plan and experience peace. When the ego requires we bring up the past or concern ourselves about the future, we will instead return our focus to the present moment. Trusting that the present moment is under God’s rule, and that God being Love, He will use it for good, we rest in peace. Today, let us also offer gratitude to anyone whose presence in our life is offering us the opportunities to practice using our free will to heal and awaken. By doing so, we declare our independence from the ego. Yes, every time we get to practice using forgiveness over judgment, trust in God over worry, and seeing innocence over guilt, it is thanks to our brothers’ and sisters’ presence and participation in our lives. It is thanks to them, that we are getting closer to recalling and awakening to, who in truth we are. What else but gratitude should we offer those who are helping us awaken to our true loving nature? Today, let us also offer our gratitude to God for gifting us free will, freedom. Today, we use this tool of free will to light a path for those that still are feeling stuck believing in the ego’s fairy tale as true. Today, in companionship with gratitude, we humbly become God’s, Love’s representative on Earth. We become the way showers, those who through their example, by the way they treat others, help bring this world back into alignment with the Paradise that was created for us to experience and enjoy.

Today, let us be grateful that God has given us the gift of free will. Having free will, we can now choose what thoughts to think, focus on and support. The more we think, focus on and support thoughts that are in alignment with God, with Love, the more peaceful and joyful our world becomes. The more we think, focus on and support thoughts that are out of alignment with God, with Love, the more judgmental and chaotic our world becomes. And yet, because God is Love and All, we can even use this judgment and chaos to help us see how out of alignment this kind of thinking is to our natural loving essence and nature. God in essence, uses even our misperceptions, our seeming dark and difficult times, for our own healing and awakening. For the useful nature of all of our experiences, let us offer God our gratitude and appreciation. 

I would love to read your thoughts on this post. How does it affect you? How do you think you can implement it in your life? Is there something else that we can add to this post to make it more helpful or complete? Is there something in your own life experience, any life strategy that you partake in, that relates to this post that you think others will find useful? Please be so kind as to share your thoughts with us, in the comment section below.

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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Comments (8)

Wow such a wonderful and powerful message, it resonated truth at a deeper level and I hope and pray I can hold fast to this guidance in particular where it relates to the ego and its deceptions and how we can actually choose how we interpret and therefore experience what we will to choose in our lives. Thank you James for your wisdom and for everything you do for mankind in helping to wake us all up to the truth.

Thank you Janice for being open to the message.

Today, allow every thought you have and interaction you experience to be guided by only the love in you.

Step back and ask God/Love/Peace what to think, say and do, then think, say and do only that. Then offer your gratitude to all those, who through their presence and participation in your life, be it mental or physical, are and have helped you become the more forgiving, compassionate, and loving being that you are today.

All glory to God.

Peace. JBC

Thank you for this message. It brought me back to balance.

Thank you Lynda. Let us always practice and support what we ourselves desire to experience. Peace. JBC

This message resounds as my own truth, as I accept and embody it. Deep gratitude~

Thank you Jayne for being open to the message. Peace. JBC

This meant so much to me and really brightened my day today! Thank you so much for this inspiration today!!

Thank you Chrystal for your kind words and for being a part of our community. Peace. JBC

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