Daily Inspiration: April 24. The Relationship Between Forgiveness, Setting Self-Loving Boundaries, and Being Taken for Granted
Forgiveness, is about freeing yourself from your own judgments. Forgiveness, is about freeing yourself from carrying within, the pain, anger and resentment, that the ego uses, to keep you chained to its world. Forgiveness, as an expression of the Love that created us, is forever available to us, within the now. Forgiveness, is a symbol that you are aligned with the present moment. Judgment, being an expression of the ego’s mindset, is a symbol that you are stuck in the past, chained to your past programming. When you substitute your past programming for the now, you drag the past into the present, create a present like your past, and thus miss out on what is truly going on. When you do so, confusion and chaos result. You bring the past into the present, overlook the present moment, and then question why you don’t get or understand what is going on. Today, do not judge yourself for your own misperceptions, for judgment only continues to fuel the ego’s mindset, its confusion and chaos. Instead, realize what you are doing, choose to release the past through the act of forgiveness, and experience the peace that the now forever has to offer you. You are forever worthy of peace, because the Father of Peace is your Creator, and you are forever worthy of your Father’s inheritance. Forgiveness, is a road to peace, and so follow the signs of forgiveness, to reach your desired destination. Peace, and setting up your own personal boundaries, need not be mutually exclusive. Anything that brings you peace, no matter how much the ego’s mindset would try to judge it, is what is right for you at that moment. Peace, as an extension and expression of Love, is the path that you were meant to walk on, and so do not ever feel guilty for doing anything, including setting your own personal boundaries and parameters, that brings you inner peace.
The more you choose forgiveness over judgment, the more you are choosing peace over pain. The more you make the conscious choice for peace, which is an extension of the Love that created us, the stronger your foundation and conscious alignment with God. The stronger your foundation, the more strength, confidence and trust, you will have, in your own decision-making skills. The more strong, confident, and trusting you are in your own decision-making skills, the better/more loving, and self-loving parameters/boundaries you will set for yourself. The better, more loving, and self-loving boundaries you set up, the less others will be able to take you for granted. The less others will be able to take you for granted, the less they will try to take you for granted. The less others try to take you for granted, the less people you will have to forgive. The less others try to take you for granted, the greater example you will set for those who have still not found the inner strength they need to do what brings them peace. When those who are still searching for their inner strength, see and experience someone like you who represents Love, respects herself, and can calmly set clear and honest parameters in regards to how she should be treated, this example will help light the way for those still stuck within the ego’s victimhood mindset. The ego desires you to feel like a victim in this world, so that you will surrender your power to it, so that you will feel powerless to override its programming. When you feel powerless, you will use the ego’s judgment based mindset to defend you against a world that you perceive is always attacking you.
Today, let us recall and reinforce the idea, that forgiveness and setting clear self-loving boundaries, are not mutually exclusive. Forgiveness, setting clear boundaries, not being taken for granted, all these are expressions of someone who loves and respects themselves. Someone who truly loves and respects themselves, because we are all One, will be loving and respectful to others, which in turn will bring this world to a more loving and respectful place. Today, all we are being asked to do, is to be the expressions and examples of Love that we have been created to be. Today, you’ll offer a great service to others, by simply being, who in truth you are. Many times the ego would have us believe that love or being loving is somehow weak, but there is no weakness in the Creator who is Love, and thus no weakness in the truth in us who are Love’s expressions. When you are being self loving, such as through the act of setting clear boundaries, or making sure that you are not being taken for granted, it’s not that you are being mean or selfish, these are all acts of self-love, and because we are all One, these acts are loving for All. Anytime you do anything for yourself that brings you peace, you are being self loving. Respecting yourself and how you feel, is self loving. Love is strong, Love is our Mother and Father, and we are Love’s creations. Anytime you are aligning with Love and any of Its numerous expressions, you are aligning with Strength, with the Eternal, with the Indestructible. Do not allow the ego to make you feel weak for being loving, forgiving, for having clear boundaries, for making sure that others don’t take you for granted, for making yourself feel safe and secure, for all these align you with peace, with your Creator, with Who you came here to represent. No one who consciously chooses to represent our Creator on this planet could ever be weak.
Today, let us recall that any action that brings you inner peace, is an expression of love. Taking care of oneself by setting personal boundaries, may sometimes appear to be selfish, but remember, that we are all One, thus loving yourself, is loving everyone. The ego may try to convince you that such things as forgiving or feeling like you need to do something so that others do not take you for granted, are signs of weakness, but again, if what you do brings you inner peace, then it is loving, and love is a symbol of your Creator who is all-powerful. When you do anything that brings you inner peace, because we are all One, you are in essence moving this world towards the state of peace, and it takes great strength and resolve to move this world away from the ego’s judgment based mindset and in the direction of peace. Today, do not allow the ego to put you down or call you weak, for doing anything that you feel aligns you with the state of peace, with God, for it is only the strong, who feel assured enough, to be One with, and a representative of, the 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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