Please do not feel discouraged if you perceive yourself having taken a step or two backward on your journey. In reality, there is no such thing. If you think of yourself in this manner, it is not because this thought is true, it is because you have been programmed to believe that it is true. It is a false concept that you have been programmed by the ego to believe is real. The ego does this to try to separate you from Perfection, from a sense of Oneness with God, so that it can have you all to itself. It says to you, that if you are taking steps back on your journey, then obviously you could not be a part or creation of, a Perfect God. Since you are not a part of a perfect God, then you must be a part of it, the ego. This way, the ego gets to survive, through your belief in it. The more that the ego can convince you of your oneness with it, the bigger part of your life it becomes, and the more power it has over you. One-step forward and two-steps back, that is just one of the ego’s numerous false concepts, lies and dances. In reality, every step and moment on your journey, is in one form or another, a sacred and perfect co-creation with God. Each step, a part of a process, that is helping you reach a higher level of consciousness. You will know when the ego’s programming is ruling over your mind, when you’re feeling bad, off balance, less than, are judging yourself, or blaming others. Today, recall that you have free will, and no longer allow the ego to rule over you. Take back control of your own mind, by remembering that there is never a need to judge or feel negative about yourself or others. Remember, that every step, knowingly or not, is helping us reach a deeper level of self-awareness, and thus a more conscious union with our All-Loving Source.
To get a better understanding of how illusionary the idea of a “steps backward” is, all we need to do is to look at our past and see all the gifts, wisdom and life lessons, we accumulated because of our experience. Imagine, being able to shift your perception and understand, that what the ego has programmed you to define as errors, mistakes, sins, and missteps, now become gifts, opportunities, wisdom and life experience. Today, think about all the blessing that we have accumulated thanks to our past so-called step backwards, and instead of judging you and them, become grateful to them and proud of yourself. Would we be the well-rounded and wise beings that we are today, if not for our past? If our past, all of it, contributed to making us well-rounded and wise, was that past, in and of itself, not a gift to us? If the past was a gift to us, would that then not mean that every part of it, was in one form or another, helpful? If something is helpful and made us more well-rounded and wise, was it ever really bad, an error, mistake, sin or misstep, in the first place? If not, then were those so-called “steps backward” really ever “steps backward” in the first place? If these situations and events that we once swore to as being steps backwards, were not really steps backwards, then can there ever really be such a concept as a step backward on your journey? No, in reality steps backwards are false concepts and do not in truth exist. They do not exist because God is Love and All, and so every step along our path is a reflection and representation of this perfect All-Loving Truth. Perfection is always perfect. The only thing that could ever ‘separate’ us from this knowledge and understanding, would be our own misperceptions.
Today, let us practice seeing our so-called steps backward, as actual gifts that are providing us the wisdom and life experience that we need to become who we came here to be. Now, when something occurs, and we end up judging ourself or another for seemingly taking a step backward on our journey, we have a better understanding of how to deal with and think about such an individual or situation. Now, we simply and gently consciously shift our perception and align it with compassion, peace and understanding. Understanding that every step along our path, is a sacred co-creation with a Perfect and All-Loving God, will help us become a brighter light for all those who are feeling lost, resentful, frustrated and confused. Today, let us recall that the concept of “steps backward,” are in truth not true, and are in reality, blessings to all involved. Even steps backward, being in truth an expression of The Sacred, are here to propel you and the people you touch, “forward”. Today, let us no longer buy into the ego’s thought system that puts others or ourselves down for living life and being human. Let us instead practice equally blessing and being thankful for both the “steps forward” and the “steps backward,” of our journey. Now, we know that they are both equally helpful, sacred, and of use to us. Now, we know them as equally gifts from God to us. Knowing this, what use or need would we ever again have to judge each other’s journeys? What other state, then those of compassion, peace, joy and understanding, would we live in? What emotion other than gratitude would we have for every single being who is traveling with us along our sacred and perfect path?
Today, when the illusionary concept of a step backward comes to mind, let us make sure to no longer support nor reinforce, the false as true. Instead, let us recall, that because God is Love and All, that every single step along our sacred path is in reality a reflection and representation of His perfection. Today, let us make the conscious decision to place our faith in God instead of the ego’s false concepts that bring us nothing but self-judgment, confusion, frustration, resentment and pain. When we place our faith in the sacred plan that we have co-created with The Divine, we will experience each step of our journey as good, and helpful in our growth, healing, and awakening process. When we align with this knowledge, our judgements of self and others dissolve before our light and understanding. When we align with this understanding, gratitude becomes our response to every moment and to everyone involved in those moments.
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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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