Daily Inspiration: December 6. Gratitude As A Symbol of The Christmas Season
Today, let us put the ego’s materialization of Christmas aside, and instead see it as a symbol and opportunity to increase our alliance with the states of gratitude and peace. Instead of allowing the ego to once again make Christmas a time of consumption and chaos, let us make a conscious and concerted effort to redefine it as a time to offer, all those who we think of and interact with, gratitude and peace. Before and during each interaction that we have this holiday season, try reminding yourself that you are here to offer all others, peace and gratitude. Peace and gratitude will be the gifts that this Christmas season we will practice offering to all. When any chaos inducing thought of the Christmas season comes to mind, let that begin to trigger in you, the need to make gratitude and peace your constant companions. Imagine, if you took those many moments where the ego has you worry and stress out about all the material stuff you need to purchase and deliver, and instead allowed those moments to trigger in you, the desire to just take a moment for yourself, breathe deeply, and visualize yourself as becoming a beacon of peace. Then imagine, if within those moments of peace, you simply breathed, thought of your family and friends, and within your heart offered God gratitude, for having them in your life. Imagine, thanking God for having the ability to make your family and friends lives a little more joyful, and being grateful that you get to spend a little more time with them during these holidays. Imagine doing so, and seeing how much less stress, anxious and frustration filled thoughts, you would support and thus experience, and how many more peaceful, grateful and joyful thoughts, you would entertain and enjoy. Free will offers this opportunity, to in the moment, make the choice, to shift your time, focus and energy, from the ego’s chaos and confusion to a gratitude and peaceful mindset.
I remember as a kid waking up Christmas morning with complete exhilaration. Running to see what Santa brought us, and ripping that paper to shreds with such anticipation and joy. Imagine, this Christmas season, every morning waking up with this same type of anticipation and joy, wondering how every moment today is going to help us develop a deeper sense of self-awareness and a higher level of consciousness. By doing so, how would our attitudes and mood begin to shift, knowing the every moment is here for you, to help you grow, heal and awaken? Remember the gratitude you felt towards Santa Claus and your parents? Imagine, having and expressing that same sense of gratitude to your Creator, for gifting you the opportunity to develop, at your own sacred pace, the person you came here to be. Today, when the ego’s mindset is trying to have us hurry and then hurry some more, let us instead remember to stop, breathe deeply, and recall what a true blessing each and every moment truly is. Let us breathe in deeply God’s gift of peace, and then let us breathe out our sense of having to worry and hurry up. Let us breathe in our gratitude for having Him, Love, our solid foundation in our life, and breathe out any fear that things will not turn out all right. Let us then notice, how every moment is actually presenting itself to us, giving us the opportunity to nurture, work on and align with, our truest highest self. If we made the conscious choice to see and experience every moment in this manner, would every morning, in its own small but sacred way, not begin to feel like Christmas morning? The symbol and experience of a Christmas morning, is always, thanks to free will, just a choice away.
Today, let us remember, that when we are on the go, hurrying from one place to another, that we still have the ability to take back control of our minds and slow down time. We slow down time by returning to the now, to the conscious awareness of the breath. As we do so, let us offer our gratitude to God, for this self-awareness, that we have the ability to bring peace to our own minds. Today, no matter how the ego’s past programming has taught us to react to and experience the Christmas season, let us remember that our goal this day is to represent and offer all others, including ourselves, peace and gratitude. Today, peace and gratitude, by being our conscious constant companions, become the true symbols of the Christmas season. We are here on Earth right now because God knows that we can help bring, through our physical example, His children back to that sense of wonder, peace, gratitude and joy. Today, let us practice seeing each one of God’s children, who are being presented to you, as a gift from Him to you, and you, as a gift from Him to those you meet. Look today upon all your brothers and sisters as God’s gifts to you, for they are offering you the opportunities to practice choosing peace and gratitude over confusion and pain. Today, even when we forget and get sucked into the ego’s chaos, let that now trigger in us, the call to focus on the breath, return to the now, and become a beacon of peace. Now, with greater self-awareness, even the ego’s chaos, becomes a gift to be grateful for. As we do so, we begin to notice, how in every single moment, we are given that opportunity and choice, between peace or chaos, between being grateful or anxious, between trusting fully in God or in the ego’s judgment centered programs and deceptions.
Today, let our goal be to become a physical representative of the energetic expressions of gratitude and peace. Anytime you find your ego being in control of your thought process, creating anxiousness, worry, chaos and fear, use such instances, not to put yourself or others down, but as a triggering device, as a call from the Universe, asking you to take back control of your mind, by aligning with today’s goal. Now, with this greater self-awareness, even the ego’s tools and deceptive tactics, can be use to help lift our levels of consciousness, and becomes beacons of peace and gratitude to all those who in this Christmas season, may be feeling a little lost, confused and anxious. This Christmas season, all those we meet become God’s gifts to us, by helping us practice recalling that it is we who should have control over the thoughts we think, and thus the words we use and the actions that we take. Now, it is also we who become a gift to them, by showing them that peace and gratitude can be chosen and experienced, even when we appear to be lost in the seeming manufactured chaos of this time of year.
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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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