Forgiving vs. Not Forgiving Video


Forgiving vs. Not Forgiving Video

Video based on an excerpt from the book ‘You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey of Self-Awareness, Peace of Mind and Joy’ by James Blanchard Cisneros. (The audio on the video is from the Audiobook.)

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Transcript of Forgiving vs. Not Forgiving Video:

Think of moments in your life and remember the times that you chose not to forgive. Then think about the times when you chose to forgive. You need not look far into the past to remember them. You probably do not need to look to the past at all. Today, in the present, you might recall someone who you have forgiven and someone who you have not yet chosen to forgive.

Sit still for a moment with the memory of how it feels not to forgive. Does it seem to cloud the mind? How do those thoughts affect your body? Does it feel as if something heavy or uncomfortable is living within? Do you believe that holding on to those physical, emotional and mental sensations affect you in a negative way? Are these sensations hurting you, or are they hurting the person you have not forgiven? Who does your inability to release these thoughts and forgive affect more?

You think that by not forgiving, you hold a power over that individual, yet now you can begin to realize that, by choosing not to forgive, this individual holds that power over you. And to go one necessary step further, it is not the individual himself who holds a power over you, but those negative thoughts that you choose to hold on to that hold you captive. You hold yourself captive. These are the thoughts you created through your perception of the situation. This perception, which has made you a prisoner, can also set you free, for it is you that holds the key.

You have carried this weight and suffered long enough! Forgive, and you will see things differently. Forgiveness will give you power over all the people and events that seem to now have power over you. Remember how it feels to forgive, to truly let go. It literally feels as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.

Forgiveness is in you, and as hard as you have tried to forget, you know it is available. Blessed is this day, for you have finally chosen to see what has always been.

You can choose not to forgive. You can carry stuff from your past with you all you want; that is your choice. But sooner or later, your shoulders will become heavy with the burden. So, heavy in fact, that you will fall to your knees. Once on your knees, you will release this weight, and for the first time in a long time, you will truly feel rested and at peace. You will ask yourself: Why do I choose to carry this weight, for the past is gone and the future is imagined. Now you realize you have a choice, and now you truly understand how each choice feels. One weighs your shoulders to the ground, and the other lifts you up. One makes you worry and stress about the past, present and future; the other offers you peace. Through your own judgment one jails you, and the other, through forgiveness, sets you forever free.

Kneel for a moment, my brother, and ask that this weight be lifted. Kneel for a moment my sister, and feel the weight lifting off your shoulders. Kneel for a moment, my friend, for today you have chosen peace.

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Comments (4)

Whilst I feel able to forgive the actions and spoken words of people it is the hurt I have to live with is the difficult part. I know that others have their opinions which may well be different to mine but to be insulting and hurtful to me will have lasting reprocussions which can be long lasting long after the person has been forgiven and long gone from our lives.

Thank you Barbara for being open to the message.

Every time a thought of judgment or self-judgment tries to enter your mind’s gate, stop that thought, and no longer feed or fuel it with your time, focus and energy. When you stop supporting that mindset, you will stop yourself from sinking deeper into the darkness.

Then, learn to use these moments, but not to walk further into the darkness, but instead see it as a call from the Universe, from God Himself, asking you to trust Him more. The Divine is in essence asking you, through the act of forgiveness, to give Him all your judgments and heavy burdens. God in those moments desire to prove His absolute Love for you.

Close your eyes, then feel and visualize all judgments of self and other lifting off you, lifting higher and higher and dissolving in His Love and Light. Do so and you will be freed from the hurt that you no longer desire to carry. Do so so that you can become an example to others of the Love that God has for all of us, of His mercy and grace.

You are God’s child and creation, multiply the love that you have for your own children by eternity and infinity and you’ll be able to begin to conceptualize the love that He has for you.

Understanding this offer Him, every time they pop up, all your hurt and darken thoughts. Continue to do so until you realize that you no longer need them because they have served their purpose, they have reminded you that you are forever worthy of God’s Love and peace.

Now, freed from your past judgments and pain, choose to, along with forgiveness as your constant companion, shine bright so that those still in the dark may finally find their way back Home to the state of peace.

Peace. JBC

Sometimes I think my Unforgiveness is all about selfishness and certainly is nothing to do with God who is love . Is it between being right or knowing God . ..which is to be love .

Thank you missn for being a member of our community.

Use unforgiveness until you stop finding it of use. Sooner or later you will figure out that align with that mindset you do not reach your desired destination which is the state of peace.

Forgiveness, leads you to the doorway of peace. Forgiveness, as an expression of the Love that God is, and is what you have come here be, share and represent. Do what you have come here to do and you will feel fulfilled and at peace because in essence you will be doing what you were created to do.

Peace. JBC

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