Daily Inspiration: February 18. The Opportunity in “Negative” Emotions
Today, when we experience judgment of self and others, frustration, anger, sadness, resentment, and regret, or any other “negative” emotion, we will see them for what they truly are, sign posts that are trying to show us, where there is an opportunity to make a U-turn on our journey. Imagine, being on a journey, you become lost and confused, you keep going and going without the understanding if you are headed in the right or wrong direction, all of a sudden there it is, a sign that helps you see which way you are going and need to go, would you not be grateful for seeing that sign? These are what such emotions are here to remind us of, that we are headed in a direction that is not aligned with our true nature or destination. That we can now turn it around if we so choose to, that there is a better way to reach your destination, the state of peace. How much time and energy have we wasted away judging ourselves and others for having and expressing negative emotions? How much more pain and suffering, due to our current reactions to negative emotions, must we experience in order to begin to ask ourselves if there is not a better, less destructive, more compassionate and loving way, to react to ourselves and to our brothers and sisters? There is indeed a more gentle way, and that is to remind yourself that every single step along your journey, thanks to God’s mercy and grace, is actually being used by your Source, to help you reach a higher level of consciousness. Your level of pain resistance, is not without limit. You will sooner or later experience enough pain, it is then that you will consciously no longer desire pain more than peace. It will be then that you will shift directions. But it was only because of the accumulative pain from your reactions, that you finally chose another way. Because of this, gratitude and understanding should be offered to our pain and suffering, not judgment and guilt.
In reality, having co-created your journey with God, there is no such thing as a “wrong” way or a “negative” emotion. But such illusionary concepts and descriptions are useful to help lift us out of the ego’s world of duality. When we have the gift of time and look back at our lives, many times we can see how these “wrong” ways actually, in the end, themselves helped guide us away from those dead-end roads that only cause us pain and suffering. Away from those dead-end roads that the ego had programmed us to believe will lead us to our destination. We can only travel the same dead-end road so many times, before we start to notice that it is not taking us to where we desire to go. Yet, it was by traveling that road, that we learned not to travel it, and it was only because we have traveled it, that we now know and choose not to. When you understand that your whole life experience, even those “negative emotions” or “dead end roads” have been of use, would you feel grateful for them? If you see them as useful, then they were helpful, and if they were helpful, then gratitude and understanding would be the appropriate responses to them. How would your perception of your own life begin to shift, if you understood that even your so-called difficult times, are occurring with your best interest in mind? Would your gratitude towards God not begin to rise once more? Would your judgments of your brothers and sisters not begin to diminish? Would a greater sense of peace of mind and joy not begin to more fully fill you and radiate from you? This type and choice of life, is in every moment, available to you. Look back at your past, see how useful it has been, and begin to trust that God indeed always has your best interest in mind.
Today, the negative emotions that once polluted our lives with frustration, sorrow and guilt, will now be recycled into hope, gratitude and understanding. For what but gratitude could you offer something that guided you out of a place of darkness and back into the light? And what else but hope could we have if we rediscover this light and understanding where only darkness and confusion once reigned. Now, when we notice a sign post that tells us that we are headed in a direction that is opposite to our true loving essence, we will not judge ourselves for having a human experience, instead we will gift ourselves the permission to immediately slow down, with hope, gratitude and understanding, turn around, and head in the direction of our true journey, back into alignment with the state of peace, our true home. We no longer need to fight or run away from the monsters in our dreams. We now simply need to realize that we are dreaming. That is all our negative thoughts and emotions are, dreams. They are dreams, that we could be someone other than, who God create us to be. Being that these dreams do not represent your truth, the longer you dream such dreams, the more you will desire to awaken from them. That is what we are now doing, awakening from the dream of the ego’s mindset. Awakening from a place of pain to a place of peace, from sorrow to joy, from hopelessness to hope, and from guilt to understanding. Awaken my friend, let go of your judgmental programming. Let go of a negative mindset that judges you and your negative emotions as bad, unwise or immature. Understanding that you have co-created your journey with God, now see negative emotions, as just another sacred step on your sacred path. Offer them gratitude for helping you see what you no longer want, and then return to the state of peace. Nothing more than this is needed to return to creating the life you truly want.
Today, when a negative emotion enters our mind’s door, let us no longer put ourselves down for simply buying into a falsehood as true. Let us no longer punish ourselves for simply having a human experience. Let us instead use such situations as opportunities, that are showing us what areas in our lives we can now begin to turn around. Knowing that God is Love and All, we can in truth, because there is no opposite to All, not be anything other than love. When we recall, that all that is ever truly happening when we are entertaining negative emotions, is that we are seeing a falsity as true, we can use this understanding to help lift us up and out of the ego’s mindset and unite us once again with the Mind of God. And so today, when a negative emotion pops up, let us understand what it is trying to offer us, a way out of the darkness and back into the light. Now with gratitude, compassion and understanding, let us consciously remove ourselves from supporting a mindset that we no longer want, and begin to move in a direction that is more aligned with the truth in us, with our loving nature.
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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: A Journey of Self-Awareness, Peace of Mind and Joy”
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