We are always, unconscious of it as we may sometimes be, working towards achieving a more balanced, peaceful and joyful life. Today then, let us be grateful, not judgmental of self or others, when we are being offered the opportunities to reinforce the lifestyle we want. Do not despair if your road from anger to peace does not appear to be a straight line. Like rivers that flow naturally towards the sea, it is in our twists and turns where our true beauty resides. Do not despair, for all rivers, at their own sacred pace and time, end up where they belong. Today, when others offer us the opportunities to deal with our anger, let us be grateful to them, and not judgmental of them. All they are in truth doing is offering us the opportunities to choose forgiveness over judgment, and thus peace over pain. Now, thanks to this greater self-awareness, we can see them as simply volunteering their time and effort to help us better understand how to deal with our anger in a more productive manner. Sometimes it may take us hundreds of anger inducing situations, interactions or responses to finally get that such a response does not bring us the peace of mind and joy we want. Whatever that number may be, let us see that it was each situation by itself, along with all the other ones, that together helped us get to a place of peace. Understanding this, should we then not offer all those interactions, and the people involved in those interactions, our gratitude? Were they all not a part of a sacred process that helped us heal? Now, thanks to our past experiences, we can react with peace to situations and interactions where we once couldn’t. That is a reason why, once you awaken to who in truth you are, gratitude will become your response to everyone, and to all your past challenges.
On many occasions, anger occurs because somewhere inside, you believe that you have been done wrong. You believe that things are not turning out the way you think they should. You believe that others are not acting the way that you think they should act. In reality, these are all signs that you are simply trusting in your ego’s plan for your life and the lives of those around you, more than in God’s plan for all of us. Which do you think is more probable, that your plan for the Universe is right, or that God’s plan for the Universe is right? Imagine a day where you make an absolute commitment to trust in God’s plan for your life. What would such a day look and feel like? Imagine saying to yourself something like: “No matter what occurs today, no matter how the ego has programmed me to see or react to it, my one and only response will be to trust in God’s plan for me and for all those around me.” If you said this to yourself throughout the day, do you think that your anger response would increase or decrease? Would your responses not begin to soften, as your trust in God strengthens? Would the states of peace and joy, not begin to fill more of your days? Would your gratitude to God, for living in such types of days, not increase? Would your pride in yourself not increase as you experience greater growth and maturity. All this, simply because you made the conscious choice and commitment to trust in God’s plan for your life, over the ego’s delusion. How would this one shift in thinking begin to reshape your life? How would your own sense of safety, clarity and understanding begin to balance and stabilize the lives of your children and those around you?
Today, let us learn to recognize all situations and interactions that we at first perceive with anger – as actual opportunities that are being presented to us. This is happening to help us better understand the illusionary nature of anger. This is occurring in order to help us see how unlike anger is to the truth in us. This frustration with the anger response will in turn bring us to the question: “Is there not a better, more peaceful and productive way, of interacting with each other?” It will be the accumulation of our experiences with anger that will then help us begin to shift away from it, and look for and find a better way. Our ability to suffer may be high, but it is not without limit. Sooner or later, we will all get sick and tired of anger’s results. Sooner or later, we will all tire of dredging the ego’s swamplands, and choose instead to step onto the solid ground and road to peace. On this steady road, as we look back at our journey, not with judgment but with compassion, gratitude and understanding. Every time we reacted out of anger, now we see and understand it as just another sacred step on the path to peace. Now, we see every step as useful in helping us reach our desired destination. Now, all who you once cursed in anger, you now forgive and are grateful for. Now, at one with the state of peace, our pain, sadness, resentment and regret dissolve before our light and understanding. Now, knowing our final destination, we no longer need to feel afraid or confused. My dear friend, you, as Love’s creation, are in reality in a journey through Love to Love. You are on a journey to a place that in truth you have never left. Today, through trust and forgiveness, let go of the anger that you know no longer serves you. Join our light, so that those in the darkness, may finally see before them, a path to peace.
Today, when we feel anger begin to surface, let us not put ourselves or others down for feeling this way. Instead, for a moment let us stop and recognize that reacting in this manner has never brought us the peace of mind and joy we so desire. Then let us recall that, because God is Love and All, every step along our journey is used by God for good. Yes, each step, no matter how much the ego has programmed you to judge it, is leading you to a conscious reunion with your All Loving Source, and thus with the states of peace and joy. It may not always look or feel this way, but it is always so. Today, trust that Love always has our best interest in mind. Notice that when you trust God in any situation, your frustrations and anger diminish, and when you don’t, your frustrations and anger increase. Today, trust God more than your programmed anger response. Do so and a greater sense of peace of mind and joy is assured.
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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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