Daily Inspiration: January 13. Reducing Self-Judgment
Imagine, a day when you finally begin to realize, how every single step along your path, no matter how much the ego had programmed you to judge it, was and is, a perfect and sacred co-creation with God. When we take some time to look back at our past, we can begin to see, how most of our experiences helped us become more mature and self-aware. Now imagine, having the Vision of God, and being able to look at all, past, present and future, to see how all decisions helped lead you to a better understanding of your true eternal loving nature. What need for judgment of self and others would you ever have, when you understand that God uses all for good? Imagine, knowing that each and every step along our path, was a gift, that we offered ourselves, to help us reach a higher level of consciousness. If every step along our path, helped us become more peaceful, joyful, compassionate and forgiving, would you not call that a successful journey? Now, with the gift of time, we can see our so-called ‘mistakes,’ ‘sins,’ or ‘errors,’ as actually some of our greatest growth opportunities, life lessons and wisdom. If we can obtain peace now, because of our better understanding of our past, can we not also obtain peace now, knowing that our future will equally be of service to us? Understanding the useful nature of each moment, helps us de-programmed ourselves from our own judgments. With this greater understanding of the useful nature of each and every moment, we see our journey as perfect and sacred. No longer is there a need to judge yourself as less than or not good enough. No longer is there a need to judge others for the part that they have played in our awakening process.
Your whole life’s journey, is what you have come into this world to experience, express and share. You would not be who you are today, if it were not for each one of your experiences, both the so-called good and bad. Once this is understood, would gratitude not be the appropriate response to your whole life experience? Was it not by overcoming your challenges that you can best help others overcome theirs? Understanding this, can not your darkest times now become your brightest light? If you are able to use the bad experiences to help others overcome their own struggles, then were they ever really bad in the first place? Would those you helped, not be grateful for your fortitude? Is your fortitude not due to overcoming your challenges? Is gratitude not the appropriate response for your strength and resolve? What point is there to judge something in your experience as bad, if after all was said and done, it helped you become a stronger and wiser person? Is your life experience not the communication tool that you have, to best help others overcome their own struggles? They will, in their own time, thanks in part to you, overcome their own challenges. They will then themselves have the tools that you taught them, and it is with these tools that they will teach others a way out of the darkness. In the end, not only did you overcome your challenges, and help some overcome theirs, but also those people you helped will themselves help others, and so you may very well help many that you will never actually meet. Now those once so-called difficult times, that you judge yourself and others so harshly for, have through greater understanding, not only become a gift to you that you can share, but also a gift to others, and to those that they will one day touch.
Today, let us practice ending our own self-judgments, by making the conscious decision to decline the ego demands to judge others. What an incredible burden will be lifted off our shoulders, when we learn that we have the right to decline the ego demands for judgment. When we judge another, we are in essence judging God as wrong. We are in essence saying, that the journey that they have co-created with God is incorrect. We will never achieve true peace of mind, as long as we continue to unconsciously judge God as wrong. Today, let us do the opposite of judging self or others, and that is, trusting fully in God. Trust and non-judgment will now become our roads to peace. Now, we trust that each child of God is accomplishing their task on this planet in the best way they currently know how. The more we trust this truth as true, the more peace of mind we will experience. Each moment, in each of our lives, is design by our Creator to help us all individually and together grow, heal and awaken to our true nature. Today, when the ego once again demands judgment, we simply recall where this dead-end mindset has taken us before, decline its request, forgive self and others, trust God and aligning with the state of peace. The more we practice declining the ego’s demands for judgment, the more grateful we will become to those who offered us the opportunity to forgive them, trust God, and find peace. In this more self-aware and awaken state of mind, gratitude becomes your natural response to all those who come your way. Gratitude then becomes a symbol to you that you are seeing the moment as the gift that it truly is. As you begin to see the gifts that are being presented to you in each and every moment, your judgments of self and others will begin to dissolve back into the nothingness from which they came.
Today, when the ego once again is demanding that we judge self or other, let us instead respond in the following way: First, let us recall all the suffering and pain that aligning with the ego’s mindset, its way of thinking, has brought to us. Second, let us decline the ego’s request. Third, let us recall that because God is Perfection, that each person’s journey is exactly as it needs to be. Fourth, let us forgive our misperceptions of self and others. Fifth, let us place our faith in God instead of the ego. Sixth, let us notice that the more we practice trusting God, the less judgmental we become, and the more peace we experience. Seventh, let us be grateful to God for helping us see such instances with a greater sense of clarity and understanding. Eighth, let us not be afraid to pat ourselves on the back for having awaken to this new way of seeing. Ninth, let us offer our gratitude to all those who have been a part of our growth and awakening process. Tenth, let us become an example of non-judgment to others.
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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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