The ego has programmed us to condemn others and ourselves, for having in the past, experienced difficult and tiring times. It tries to convince us that we experienced such times, and in those manners, because we were bad, unwise, unworthy or not spiritual enough. Today, let us practice reversing the thinking of the ego’s world. Let us instead, consciously choose to see and understand those times, as the blessings that they truly were. Let us for a moment look back at our past, and see how those difficult times, actually brought us some of our greatest lessons, wisdom and life experience. If our past experiences brought us all these gifts, then were they really ever bad in the first place? Were they really bad in the first place if they brought us the gifts of growth, the opportunities to heal and develop into wiser and more compassionate beings? Once you begin to recognize your past in this manner, would gratitude to it and to those involve in it, not become the appropriate response? If you can begin to express gratitude for your past difficulties, can you not also begin to see that this way of thinking about and experiencing life, is always, in every moment, available to you? If you can begin to recognize your current difficulties, as just gifts that are waiting to be unwrapped and better understood, how much more peace of mind and joy would you get to experience? If you can start to see all your past, even and especially the tough times as useful and helpful, could your current and future tough times not also be viewed and understood in this same manner? The decision of how you choose to define and carry your past, is up to you. Are appreciation, clarity, patience, peace and joy, not better companions, than anger, resentment, guilt, hate and pain?
We end up dealing with people and situations in a “negative,” abrasive, non-loving manner, in order to get, that this is not the way to do so. These experiences, help us better understand, how truly unproductive and unworthy of us, this way of being and interacting with each other is. Once we start to see, feel and realize, how unhelpful this way of being is, we will naturally start to consciously shift away from such behaviors. Let us remember, that God is Love and All, and thus all of our experiences, regardless how they have been defined by the ego, will be use by God for good. The gift of time, helps us better understand and appreciate, how going through difficult times, assist us in figuring out, what kind of experiences we do and do not want. Thanks to the knowledge and wisdom accumulated from our life experience, we can then begin to search for and focus on, a better way. This better way helps us see, that those times where the ego had programmed us to judge ourselves and others, were actually just steps on a sacred ladder to the states of peace and joy. They can now be understood as steps that helped release us from our own judgments, pain, suffering and guilt. This clearer understanding of our experience, then helped us reach a sense of peace with our past. Now, at peace with our past, that life experience, the one that you once judge yourself and others for, have become tools on our life’s tool belt. It will be this same life experience that you once put yourself down for, that others will listen to, because in your story, they will hear their own. In your victory over your challenges, they will find their hope for healing, peace of mind and joy.
Today, with this better understanding of our past in hand, let us practice developing a greater trust in the sacred nature of the journey, that we have co-created with God. Let us begin to learn to how every step on our journey’s ladder, is actually of use to help us reach our desired destination, the state of peace. The state of peace is an energetic representation and reflection of one who understand that her past, all of it, has been gifted to her, in order to help her reach a deeper level of self-awareness, and a more conscious union with her Creator. When looking back at our past in this manner, what else but gratitude could we have for all those who participated in it? If everyone, in reality, is simply, in their own ways, helping us develop a deeper self-awareness and a greater trust in God, and thus by doing so, we achieve a more constant level of peace, who would we ever again need to judge or condemn? Imagine, aligning with the belief that all and everyone are here to help us, to assist us in our healing and awakening process, how much more peace of mind and joy would we get to experience throughout our days? Imagine, finding a more consistent level of peace with our challenges, and a higher level of compassion towards those who have yet to get, that all, is in truth, working for their good. What kind of light and example would we begin to set, for all those who are still feeling and carrying anger, resentment, guilt, hate and pain, in regards to their past? It is because we have a much better understanding of the useful nature of this world’s illusionary darkness and turbulence, that we are better able to explain to our fellow travelers, that it is indeed safe, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, that they will make it through their own struggles, and that in the end, all will be alright. This is everything our past and those in it, have in truth ever offered us, the opportunity to become a brighter light, a wiser being, a liberator of pain, a walking physical representative of our Creator, of Love on Earth, a blessing to all who encounter us along their sacred path.
Today, if the ego tries to once again use your past to haunt you, stop it and shift your thinking to recall, the useful lessons and wonderful wisdom that you have accumulated thanks to your past experiences. You would never be this higher conscious version of yourself, if it were not for your past. Now, looking back, reflect upon these gifts, and be grateful to all those people who were a part of your sacred process. Today, let us offer our past, and everyone from it, gratitude for who we are today. Let us feel how, by aligning with gratitude, we also align with peace, both which are expressions of Love. When we align with gratitude and peace, we align with The Divine. This is what today, the ego’s efforts to haunt us with our past will produce, our conscious decision to take back control of our own mind, and shift back our thinking, to once again focus on align with, The Divine.
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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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