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 judge yourself for thinking in this manner. Instead, learn to use such situations to practice restructuring your relationship to time – to the past, present and future. You have been gifted free will. Thus, in the end, 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. So you see, it is you, not they, who is ultimately responsible for releasing your past programming and returning to the present moment, the eternal now, where the peace of God forever resides. The ego will keep insisting that it is because of what they 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 this way? Whose present is being stolen from them by thinking in this manner? 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, you will never find true peace within the present moment, because you’re never really allowing yourself to experience the present as it truly is, freed from past programming and future imaginings. Only the now, the present moment, truly exists. It is within this present moment, the holy instant, where the Love of God forever resides. This Love 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, don’t you feel a sense of relief, joy and peace, when you return back home? Let this be a symbol to you that where you truly belong, is at home, within the present moment, the holy instant, aligned with your Source, with the Love that created you and is you. The past is forever gone and thus no more. The future will never be. The Love of God is All and thus is all you truly are, and so the present moment is All, and is All that truly exists.
When you are experiencing or aligning with Love, or any of its expressions, such as those of compassion, forgiveness, peace and joy, then let them be symbols to you, that you are aligned with the now. If you are experiencing anything that seems to be in opposition to Love, such as judgment of self and others, anxiousness, anger, hate and revenge, then know that you are carrying your past programming into the present moment, and thus will not see nor truly ever understand, the gifts that are being offered to you in every moment. In truth, when you are in the conscious state, awake, you can never not be within the present moment, because there is no opposition to Love, to All, to the Now. The Now is real, everything else is not. Yet, if you are in the unconscious state, asleep within the ego’s dream, buying into illusionary concepts as more real than God, then it may, on the surface, appear possible for you to be experiencing something other than the now, then your true loving nature. Judge yourself or others no longer for valuing the ego’s delusions more than your truth. Judging self or others is simply a symbol of a mind asleep, and it is useless to judge, and its more useless to judge those who still sleep. Judgment is useless because being in opposition to Love, to All, it is therefore nothing, as thus not productive, real or true. Still, if you find yourself wrapped up in judgment do not despair, for 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, and it is then that you will open yourself up to a better, more gentle and loving way.
Today, let us start taking greater personal responsibility in regards to our relationship to time. When we find ourselves using any of the ego’s tools, anything that seems to try to place itself in opposition to Love, let us recognize them all as signs that we are stuck in the dream – in the past or future. But, let us also use this recognition that we are not where we want to be, to practice returning Home, to the Now, to once again making the conscious choice for Love. Yes, today 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. But instead, with a heart full of joy, be grateful that we have many opportunities to practice releasing ourselves from the illusions, from the dream, and awakening 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, and 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 us release the past and future, is forgiveness. 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, and so keep reminding yourself, each and every time that you bring the past or future into the present, that you are only hurting yourself by doing so. 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, unconscious of it as you may be, have brought the past or future into the present, and thus it is you who are holding yourself captive. Yet, rejoice, for if it is you who has imprisoned yourself, then it is also you, who can set yourself free. You are your Creator’s creation, the son or daughter of The Eternal Now, you have been born free and with free will, practice using it over and over again, until you recall the true power you have over the false concept of time.
Today, let us practice releasing the past and future and returning to the now. We do so by letting go of judgmental thoughts, which are symbols of our past programming or future imaginings, and replace them with forgiving thoughts, which are symbols of Love, of the present moment. Let us also be grateful to anyone who, through their participation in our life, is offering us the opportunity to think about and let go of judgmental thoughts and replace them with forgiving thoughts. 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 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, and begin to live fully in the now, at peace and 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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