When you feel like you’ve been hurt by another and you just can’t seem to stop thinking judgmental thoughts about them, do not despair. Do not sink deeper into the darkness. Instead, learn to see such situations as opportunities to practice restructuring your relationship to time, to the past, present and future. You have been gifted free will. It is only you through the thoughts you think who can drag the past into the present and thus create a present and future like your past. And so you see, it is you, not they, who is ultimately responsible for forgiving your past and thus releasing your pain. When you do so you return to the present moment, the eternal now, where the peace of God forever resides. The ego will insist that it is because of what others did to you in the past that they must be judged and punished for it now. But truly, ask yourself, who am I really punishing by thinking in this manner? Whose present is being stolen from them by thinking this way? Buying into this way of thinking only chains you to the past, only poisons you with your own thoughts. Buying into this way of thinking will never bring you true peace within the now. Today, choose to experience the present as it truly is, freed from past programming and future imaginings. Only the now truly exist. It is within this present moment, the holy instant, where the Love of God forever resides. This is the same Love that created you, and thus the same Love that in truth you are. Knowing this, do you think your true home resides in the past, present or future? No matter where your physical, mental or emotional travels take you, do you not feel a sense of relief, joy and peace when you return back home? Let this show you where you truly belong. It is aligned with your Source, in the now, where you belong. The past is forever gone. The future will never be.
When you are experiencing or aligning with Love, or any of Its expressions, such as forgiveness, compassion, peace and joy, you are in the now. If you experience anything that seems in opposition to Love, such as judgment, anxiousness, anger, hate and revenge, you are stuck in the past or worried about the future. No longer log around your past programming into the now. Release the past and future and by doing so behold the gifts that the present moment is holding for you. When awake
you can never not be within the now. The Now is real, everything else is not. Yet, if you are asleep within the ego’s dream it is then that you may buy into false concepts as true. It is here where it may appear possible for you to be experiencing something other than the now, then your loving nature. Judge yourself or others no longer for valuing the ego’s fairy tales more than your truth. Judging self or others is simply a symbol of a mind that is asleep. It is useless for the awaken to judge, and its more useless to judge those who still sleep. Judgment is useless because being in opposition to the journey you have co-designed with God, Love, All, it is therefore nothing, as thus not productive, real or true. Still, if you find yourself wrapped up in judgment, do not despair. God can and will use all, even your dreams, to help you awaken from them. Do not despair, for as soon as you experience enough of the darkness, nothingness, illusions, fear, confusion and chaos, of the ego’s dreams, you will tire of them. It will be then that you will open yourself up to a better, more gentle, loving and productive path.
Today, let us take greater personal responsibility for our relationship to time. When we find ourselves using the ego’s judgment-centric fear-based tools, let us recognize them as symbols we are stuck in the dream, in the past or future. Let us also use this recognition to show us that we are not where we want to be. Let us now use such times to practice returning Home, to the Now, to once again making the conscious choice for Love. Let us use this recognition as a trigger, as a call from the Universe asking us to awaken from the dream. Let us today not judge ourselves as ‘less than’ for experiencing the false as true. Instead, with a heart full of joy, let us be grateful for the opportunities to practice awakening from the dream. By doing so we awaken to who we truly are, Love in physical form. As we practice letting go of the false and uniting with the truth, the past and future will begin to fade away. In their place the everlasting present moment, the now, will rise up to meet us. A tool that has been offer to us to help release the past is forgiveness, and to let go of the future is to develop a greater trust in God. Today, let us focus on forgiving thoughts that help release us from the past, instead of thoughts of judgment that only chain us and hold us captive in it. You have been gifted the power of free will. Keep reminding yourself every time you bring the past or future into the now that you are only hurting yourself. Keep reminding yourself, that as God’s creation you are forever worthy of the peace that resides within the eternal now. Always remember, that it is “you” who are doing this to yourself. You have brought the past or future into the now and thus it is you who are holding yourself captive. It is you who has imprisoned yourself, but it is also you who can set yourself free. You are the son or daughter of the Eternal Now. You have been born free and with free will. Today use it to help gently awaken those who still sleep.
Today, let us practice releasing the past and future and returning to the now. We do so by letting go of judgmental thoughts that imprison us in our past, and worrisome thoughts that have us fearing our future. Today, let us replace judgment with forgiveness, and worry with a greater trust in God. Forgiveness, trust and compassion, these are all expressions of one who is aligned with the present moment, the Holy instant where the love of God forever resides. Let us also be grateful to anyone who through their participation in our life is offering such opportunities to choose and reinforce who in truth we are. The more we practice doing so the quicker we will return to the state of peace which itself is a symbol of the now, of our true essence, nature and Home. The more we practice replacing judgment with forgiveness, illusions with the truth, the more natural it will become for us to let go of the past and future. By doing so we will begin to live fully in the now, at One with our Creator.
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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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