Today, let us practice returning to the breath, the present moment, that holy instant in time when the past is forgiven and the future is placed fully in God’s hands. Being that we are Love’s creation, anytime we are experiencing something other than Love and its expressions, we are experiencing the ego’s past programming or future imaginings. Judgment of self and others, anger, anxiousness, worry, stress, resentment and hate, are all illusionary creations of the ego, all symbols that we are stuck in the past or worried about the future. They are symbols that we are not within the present moment, that we are not in alignment with the now or breath. When we focus on the now or breath, this is where the Peace of God forever resides. When we focus on the past or future instead of the peace that is within the eternal present moment, we miss or are confused as to what is really going on. Then we feel lost or off-balance, and end up blaming the outside world for how we feel, instead of acknowledging that it is our own choice, to live stuck to our past programming or worrying about the future, that has us lacking focus and feeling uncertain. The state of peace is achieved when you forgive the past, trust God with the future, and return, through the breath, to the now. The more you place your trust in God’s hands, the more present you become, the more at home you feel, and the more peace of mind you will experience. Today, let us practice using our conscious connection to the breath, to bring the state of peace, back into our experience. The more we make it a conscious practice to return to the breath, the more in the now we are, the less our past programming or future imaginings will affect us. The more you make the conscious decision to focus, through the breath, on the now, the more natural and normal it will become to leave our thoughts of the past and future behind, and return to our true home, the present moment, where the peace of God forever resides. Today, let us allow the state of peace to symbolize to us that we are in alignment with the now, where we truly belong.
With the knowledge that we now have, that we can return to a place of peace anytime that we so choose, let us learn to use the ego’s tools, and all of its judgment and fear based symbols, not to continue to support the past or future mindset, but to trigger in us, the desire to return to the now. Let us use them, to trigger in us, the recollection and understanding, that we are somewhere we don’t belong. Anytime you are not at peace, then you are aligning with a mindset that is not yours. When we begin to use the ego’s mindset and tools, as allies instead of adversaries, our judgments of them and ourselves diminishes, and our peace increases. The sooner we can figure out that we are somewhere that we do not belong, the less time we have to spend aligned with a chaos inducing mindset. Let us today choose to no longer become this world’s judge. Instead, let shift our perceptions, so that our past errors, now simply become helpful stepping-stones, back to the present moment, back to the state of peace. Now, with a better understanding of the past, present and future, we no longer need to drag the past into the present, completely missing the present moment, and thus creating a present and future like our past. Now, imagine how much less pain and suffering you would experience, if you learn to use all the ego’s tools, not to punish yourself or others, but instead to help release you from its mindset. Imagine, being able to catch yourself when you are out of alignment with your true nature, with the state of peace, and use such opportunities to bring you back to the breath, to God. No longer would we need to spend hours, days, weeks or years, hostage to our past programming or future imaginings. No longer would we need to hold any one else a hostage within our own minds. We would simply catch ourselves when out of alignment, correct our thinking, return to the breath, back home to the state of peace, and then we would offer this peace to others, expanding our circle of peace and understanding. Let us start to notice, and be grateful for, how easy and available peace is. Peace is always, through the breath, just a simply choice away.
Today, let us use a very short phrase; call it a mantra, a prayer, or what you will, to return our minds to recalling who we are and where we belong. Choose your own word, words, or phrase that you can repeat in one full breath that represents the truth in you. For example, today I will breathe in “I am,” and breathe out “Peace.” Today, whenever I start buying into the ego’s ‘solutions’ to my confusion, such as judging self and others, worry, anger, resentment, and hate, I will recognize my ego’s programmed response, consciously stop as quickly as possible, starve it of my time, energy, and focus, which are its fuel sources, and use them to remind me that it is now time to return to the breath, that holy instant in time, when we once again consciously align with our Creator. This practice will also assists us in recalling the true power of free will, and that in the end; it is what we choose to focus on, that we end up experiencing. Today, the more we practice deprogramming ourselves, the more time we will spend in our natural state, the state of peace. How blessed are we today, that we have come to a point on our journey, in the recognition of who we in truth are, that we are self-aware enough to know that it is we, and not the outside world, who controls how much time we spend, in or out of, the state of peace. What else but your love and gratitude would you want to offer God, who thanks to His gift of free will, is allowing you to have the life that you yourself are choosing to experience. How blessed are we to now have the possibility for peace, so available to us? Just a breath away, just a shift in focus, that is how far away we ever are from the state of peace. Today, choose to align with, and breathe in, the peace of God, and breathe out all your imagined judgments, doubts, stresses, worries and fears.
Today, when we find our minds either stuck in the past or worried about the future, let us recall, that we do have another choice, the choice to return our focus to the breath, and in doing so, experience the peace of God. The peace of God, is forever available to us, and always just a simple choice away. Forgiveness is a tool that can help us let go of the past, and trusting God can assist us in releasing our future. When the past and future are let go, when your judgments and worries are released, all that remains within the present moment, is the peace of God. The state of peace, being a reflection of our Creator, is our true home and natural state. Imagine, how close the state of peace is to you, when all you need do is forgive, trust God, breathe out your judgments, stresses and worries, and breathe in your peace, joy and understanding. Today, let us, through the breath, become a reflection to others, of what is also always available to them. Today, let us, become a beacon of peace, so that those who are still lost in a world of judgment, stress, worry and confusion, can begin to find their way back home, back to the breath, back to the state of peace.
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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: A Journey of Self-Awareness, Peace of Mind and Joy”
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