Daily Inspiration: August 3. Making Peace and Joy the Goals for Your Interactions
If you desire more peace of mind and joy during your day, then make them, your primary goals for more of your activities and interactions. For example, today before any interaction, first set your goal for that interaction, by saying to yourself: “Above all else, I desire to experience peace of mind and joy in this interaction.” And so you see, you are going into the interaction with your goal already set, and so the interaction becomes a way to reach and achieve your goal. The more that you consciously and proactively set the goals for more and more of your daily activities, the larger part of your day you will be focused on achieving those goals. Moving from a reactive to a proactive state, will move you from feeling like a victim to the world that you are experiencing, to creating the world that you want to experience. When you are no longer in a reactionary state, you are no longer captive to the ways that the ego’s past programming has taught you to react. Now it is you, through the goals that you set, who is truly in control of your experience. Now, when the interaction itself starts to shift away from your goal, you can stop yourself, refocus, and consciously realign with the goal that you have set. In such interactions, when we find ourselves out of alignment with our goal, we do not use judgment or criticism, for those we know are the ego’s tools, and the ego’s tools do not bring us the peace of mind and joy we want. Instead, because you are now consciously aware of your goal, you will always, during the interaction, look for ways to shift the interaction in the direction of your goal. This conscious and continuous redirection will keep you focus on achieving your desire outcome, and thus giving you clarity and a confidence over the world that you are experiencing.
In order to achieve true peace of mind and joy in the interaction, we must always be respectful of the individual who is speaking. Being that we are all One, showing respect to another, is unconsciously training us to understand that we too are worthy of being respected. A way to show this respect is through the act of listening without interrupting. When you are being respectful, because respect is an expression of love, you are equally aligning with peace of mind and joy, which are also both expressions of love. When others in the conversation start to move it in a less than positive direction, remind yourself that this is not your goal, and consciously look for a way to begin to shift the conversation into a higher vibration. Your conscious efforts to keep moving the conversation into a higher vibration, in the direction of love, will naturally bring to you greater peace of mind and joy. You do not need to verbally express your goal to others, but during your conversation, you can consciously use specific words that are in the vibrational neighborhood of love, such as words that are kind, compassionate, forgiving, understanding, peace filled, and joyful, used along with a smile, will help to gently shift and guide the conversation in the direction of your goal. If others keep on being critical, or are trying to move the conversation into a lower vibration, do not join in, do not judge them for their seeming unconsciousness, simply silently forgive them, and gently hold and visualize them surrounded in a loving, joyful and peaceful white light. Then visualize that sleeping part of them being embraced in this light, caressing and healing their internal wounds, pain, and confusion.
When individuals in your interaction are talking in unkind ways about others, no matter how much the ego tells you to agree with them, do not join in, for that will not assist you in reaching your goal, instead turn it around to try to discuss ways of how to help those that the individual may be judging. Become the hero of your own journey, by leading others, through your example, out of the darkness and back into alignment with the light. You will lead by showing compassion, leading those individual who are talking unkindly about others, from a place of confusion, condemnation and darkness to a place of clarity, forgiveness and light. Keep reminding yourself throughout the encounter: “Above all else, peace and joy, not judgment, are my goals in this interaction.” When your focus fails and you temporarily fall back into using the ego’s judgmental mindset, again do not judge yourself, simply catch yourself as quickly as you can in this mindset, stop feeding it with your thoughts, words, and emotions, and right your ship to once again align with, and head in the direction of, your goal. End every interaction with a silent prayer of gratitude for your sister, brother, yourself and God for the opportunity that you have been given to practice remembering that peace of mind and joy are always, thanks to free will, just a simple choice away. As in everything in life, the more we practice being who we want to become, the closer we will come to being who in truth, as God’s creations, we have come here to be. Finally, always try to look back at and review your interactions, figure out what you did right, what you can improve upon, and how you can be more attentive, loving, compassionate, peaceful, joyful and of service next time around. The more you practice your craft, making the conscious effort to align with your loving nature, the more natural this way of being will become.
Today, let us practice becoming physical manifestations of the energies of peace and joy. We do so through a four step process. First, we set our intention or goal before going into any interaction. Second, we make a concerted effort to always be shifting the conversation or experience towards a higher vibratory state, towards an alignment with the energy of love. Third, we offer gratitude to all those involve in the interaction for helping us consciously practice creating the experience that we want to have and become an example of. Fourth, we review our interaction to see where, during our interaction, we could have been a higher expression of love. We use these reviews and corrections, not to put ourselves down or become regretful, but instead to strengthen our resolve, self-awareness, and understanding, to become more consciously aligned with love, in essence who we came here to be.
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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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