Today, let us make the conscious choice to make gratitude our constant companion. Regardless of how the ego’s world has programmed us to see and react to our circumstances, gratitude will today become our primary response to everything, everyone and all. Imagine, the peace of mind that would fill your life, if you chose to be grateful for everyone and every experience. Imagine, how grateful you would become to everyone in your life, when you realize that they are simply in your presence, to help you heal and grow into the person that you came here to be. Imagine, replacing your past judgments of others with gratitude, how much less of a burden would you need carry? Judgment of self or others is simply a symbol that helps show you when your ego is in control of your thinking. If the ego is in control of your thinking, then it is in control of your mind and life. In essence, you are not living your life, the ego is. Is it any wonder then why a lack of fulfillment is felt when it is not even you who is living your own life? When you are unconsciously doing what the ego is demanding that you do, you are basically a zombie. This is the state of mind where most in this world find themselves. Acting, not from what their hearts are inviting them to do, but from the ego’s past programming. By choosing gratitude over judgment, today we practice taking back control of our own thinking, minds and lives from the ego. When we find ourselves aligned with the state of judgment, let us no longer waste our time, focus and energy investing in a losing transaction. Instead, let us use such instances to trigger in us the desire to regain control of our own minds. We will begin to take our power back, by forgiving and becoming grateful for everything that the ego has programmed us to judge.
Today, let us no longer punish ourselves for being judgmental. Instead, let us use judgment as a trigger mechanism, that helps remind us to shift away from the ego’s mindset. When we consciously shift away from the ego’s mindset, it is then that we begin to take our power back. A sign that shows us when we are taking our power back, is when we start reacting to our experience and those in it, with gratitude. Now, when we are grateful, this will signal to us that we are in control. When we are judgmental, this will signal to us when we have relinquish control to the ego. Today, everything that is occurring to us, is after all is said and done, offering us the opportunity to practice being grateful and thus helping us take back control of our minds and lives. When we align with gratitude, we are reminding ourselves that God has in every moment, only our best interest in mind. Today, everything and everyone that comes to us, is offering us the opportunity to be grateful. Today, every raindrop refreshes us, and every cloud comforts our sight. Every ray of sunshine provides us with Vitamin D, and every tree cools us in its shade. Today, every traffic jam gifts us the time to breathe in deeply and revitalize our bodies. Every word we listen to reminds us that we can choose to value, forgiveness, gratitude and peace more than judgment, anger and pain. Today, let us set aside of our ideas of how people must behave, and of what they should think, say, or do, and instead acknowledge, that their journeys are as sacred and perfect for them, as ours are to us. Today, the states of peace and gratitude result from seeing this world in alignment with the Mind of God.
Today, it is gratitude’s participation in our lives that is helping us recall who we truly are. The more we recall and reinforce our true loving nature, the easier it will be for us to focus on and execute our mission in this life. To execute our mission in life, it is we, not the ego, who must be in control of our minds and lives. Sharing Love’s expressions provides us a better understanding of our individual and collective paths. Gratitude is the appropriate response anytime that you get a clearer understanding of your path here on Earth. The more we align with Love and its expressions, the more natural it will be for us to choose It as our guide. Even when not choosing Love, we get a clearer picture of what we no longer want, and thus it is also of use. Gratitude is the appropriate response to what is useful. The quicker we learn to catch ourselves when we are out of alignment with Love, the less time we will spend in servitude to the ego. The quicker we can catch ourselves when not in control of our life, the sooner we can get back in control. For this more complete understanding, let us be grateful to every step along our sacred path. Today, as we align with Love’s expression of gratitude, we become a light to those who find themselves still stuck in the darkness of their own unawareness. Today, as we awaken, let us offer gratitude for the gift of a brand new day. At work let us offer gratitude for the money and satisfaction that our work provides. At home, let us be grateful for the food we have to eat, the roof over our head, and the comfortable bed we have to sleep on. Today, as we look for more and more things to be grateful for, we begin to see and have appreciation for, what a gift this life truly is.
Today, when we align with gratitude instead of judgment, we align with God instead of the ego. God is Love, and gratitude is one of Love’s numerous expressions. Love is All, and thus judgment, being in opposition to Love and thus nothing, is simply a symbol that shows us when we are out of alignment with the Mind of God. Today, let us use judgment, not to further dive deeper into the ego’s darken mindset, but instead to help us see, when we are out of alignment with the truth in us. For this greater self-awareness, even judgment today receives our gratitude. The state of gratitude shows us when we are in control of our own thinking. Judgment shows us when the ego is thinking, and thus living our lives, for us. Today, let us use this new found self-awareness, to begin to take back control of our own minds, and thus of our own lives.
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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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