You do not experience darkness because you are bad, evil or not worthy of The Light. You experience darkness because you have been programmed to believe in the ego’s mindset as true. The darkness is simply a symbol of a mind that is asleep to its true nature. It is only the ego’s past programs that are blocking your awareness of The Light within. The darkness is simply a lack of self-awareness, that and nothing else. In the ego’s world of duality there exist many symbols of this lack of self-awareness, of this lack of light, such as stress, sadness, anger, worry, resentment, hate and revenge. When you buy into these symbols of the darkness as more real than The Light, it is then that you sink further into darkness. The further you sink into the darkness, the more you forget your light, and the less you will recall or believe in the availability of The Light. The Light is the Love that God is, and thus is It always available to you. The present moment, the now, is truly all that exist. Yet within the ego’s mindset, the past and future rule over the now. Buying into the ego’s past programs or future imaginings, are both symbols of one who has forgotten The Light in them. It is chain to this mindset that you extend the past into and over the present moment, and thus do not experience what the now has to offer. It is attached to this state of mind, that blocks God’s gift, the present moment, from you. This mindset extends the past unto and over the now and continues to extend unto and over the future, and thus why certain negative or dark patterns are repeated. Your future then simply becomes an extension of the past. When your past covers and rules over your present and future, it is in such a circumstance, that you are allowing the ego to live your life for you. This is in essence, living in the dark.
There is no need to judge yourself or another for being in the dark. This is just a symbol of one who, by dragging the past into the now, has forgotten and can not see, who in truth they are. Darkness is simply a symbol that shows you that you are not seeing what is truly there. The present moment, is God’s eternal gift to you. In it, His Light and Love forever reside. Today, let us breathe deeply, and find relief in this understanding: God, being Love, uses all, every moment, for good. Even darkness and our belief in its symbols, will be use to help us better see, how unlike its mindset is to the truth in us. By doing so, the darkness itself, will help us awaken from the ego’s dream, and return us to The Light. For it is when we tire of the darkness, that we will search for and turn towards The Light. Every experience and step on your journey that the ego has programmed you to judge and curse yourself and others for, is within The Light, understood and acknowledged as a gift from God to you. If you are experiencing the darkness, it is because you have called upon it in order to better understand it. You will experience it long enough to see and understand its illusionary nature. This life experience is what will begin to help free you from the ego’s world. Experience the darkness long enough and you will see that it is not there where you belong. It is thanks to your time in the darkness that little by little you will realize, that the ability to leave the darkness and return to The Light, is always, thanks to God’s gift of free will, just a simple choice away. A choice, that is all that ever separates you from the truth within. Today, choose to only align with and support The Light, and it is The Light in all that you will see and experience.
Today, imagine for a moment, if you trusted this one simple thought: “Everything and everyone is helpful.” Imagine everything and everyone, being in one form or another, a part of your awakening process. Imagine everything and everyone, helping you in each moment interact with this world in a more peaceful, joyful, trusting, forgiving and compassionate manner. How would this simple shift in perception begin to help change your attitude and experience towards yourself, others and your so-called darkness? Imagine, beginning to offer gratitude for all you once had been programmed by the ego to curse. It is through such an effort, that you can begin to see The Light even within the darkness. It is through such an effort, that even the darkness can be understood and become a gift that we use to help us and this world heal. Just imagine, the gratitude you would feel towards God, if you truly got that everything in your experience is helpful. It is when you realize the eternal gift within the present moment, that your love and awe of God dissolve every judgment, illusion and delusion that you once valued more. Imagine, no matter how many times you toss, turn and kicked him while you slept, God always being there for you once you chose to awaken. Imagine, no matter how often you cursed His children, He but understood that you were simply dreaming. Imagine, no matter your dream, always awakening in His Loving Arms. God knows you as His loving and perfect creation. You need in truth know nothing else about yourself. You are, no matter how many characters you choose to play on the ego’s stage, forever His, the Love and Light that He is.
Today, let us see and understand the darkness, not as a time to judge ourselves, but as a reminder that it is not there where we belong. In this manner we use the darkness as an ally, not an adversary, in our awakening process. When you get that the darkness is not the truth in you, you will stop focusing on and supporting, the thoughts, emotions and actions, that support it. The less you support it, the less real it becomes. God is The Light and we are His creations, thus the darkness is not the truth in us. Because the darkness in you is not real, there is no need for God to judge you for it. God overlooks what is not true, and sees only the truth in you as true. Would it not be wise to try to see all others as God sees us? Today, if we find ourselves in darkness, instead of fearing it, let us thank it for reminding us of who we are not. Then let us practice seeing The Light in all others, until The Light in all others is all we see.
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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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