Daily Inspiration: January 15. The Time Between Anger and Forgiveness

The stretch of time between anger and forgiveness, will not only be measured in time, but also in pain. Pain is not God’s will for you, peace is. You are worthy of peace, not pain. You are worthy of peace, but you must first acknowledge this to yourself, and truly believe it, in order to fully experience it. To experience true peace, practice making the conscious decision to value forgiveness over judgment, and thus peace over pain. When you finally make the conscious choice that you desire to value peace more than pain, it is then that you will truly forgive. When you forgive, what you are really saying is: “I am now worthy of peace.” You have been gifted free will, no one other than you can decide when you will choose to forgive, and thus no one else can choose the amount of pain that you yourself will choose to experience. And so you will always experience the amount of pain that you deem necessary, in order to convince you to start looking for a better way. Thus, it is the accumulated amount of pain, that is itself helping you realize that your judgments of self and others, are not truly worth the pain they bring. And so, when you look deeply into what is truly happening, it is the pain itself, that is helping you stop and let go of your anger and judgment-filled choices. Knowing this, would gratitude not be the appropriate response to your anger and pain, for helping you see how unworthy of you they are? If your response is gratitude, is your response not gratitude because you can now see anger and pain as gifts, that you are unconsciously choosing to experience, in order to realize that you no longer want what they have to offer? When you begin to see and understand that your anger and pain, just as all your other so-called negative emotions, can actually become your allies, how much more peace of mind and joy would you begin to experience in your life?

The time that we take between anger and forgiveness, will determine how much time we actually spend in a heaven or hell of our own making. Imagine, being able to recognize that both the experiences of heaven or hell, are but choices that you make. How much more power over the life that you are living will you begin to have? As we grow, mature, and begin to awaken, we will start to notice that the time that we take between anger and forgiveness, lessens. If we have the ability to lessen the time between anger and forgiveness, then we also have the power to end that time, immediately forgive and fine peace. Regardless of what the ego has programmed us to believe, the time that we take between anger and forgiveness, is in the end, up to us and us alone. The ego would insist that there are levels of anger, and that there are specific amounts of time that we must remain in anger and pain for each of your brother’s or sister’s “infractions.” This is the time you spend in pain, imprisoned within your own mind, before through forgiveness, you set yourself free. Aren’t we just punishing ourselves, and living in pain longer and longer, when we define some anger as more severe than other anger? And so, we think we punish another person more severely, for a so-called greater infraction, and we do so by expressing more anger and for a longer period of time, but who are we truly hurting and punishing by acting in this manner? Are you not in reality punishing yourself? If the amount of pain we feel is basically equal to the amount time that we believe we should judge and be angry at others, where is the logic in punishing ourselves longer for another person’s actions. Is this way of thinking not insane? There has to be a more rational and loving way to behave towards others, and because we are all One, towards ourselves.

Today, let us make the conscious choice to spend less and less time between anger and forgiveness, and thus less and less time in a hell of our own making. We do this by catching ourselves quicker and quicker when we are angry, remember that we are worthy of peace, forgive, and by doing so, leave all judgments to dissolve in God’s Light. The more we practice this, the quicker we will be able dissolve our anger, and thus the more peace we will experience. By doing so, we end up spending more and more time in the state of peace. Gratitude then starts to become our primary response to the present moment, and to God, for helping us leave behind the ego’s illusionary world of self-inflicted pain, and return back to the state of peace. All it really takes to make this happen, is to make a choice, within the present moment, to start consciously valuing forgiveness and peace more than judgment and pain. Let us today remember and be grateful that it is we who bring our lessons to us in the exact form that will best serve our healing, growth, and awakening. Let us also today be grateful to all those, who we once cursed, but who we now know were only helping us achieve a higher level of consciousness, in essence a greater sense of peace of mind and joy. Today, let us take our power back from the ego, by remembering that it is we who can choose how quickly to forgive, how quickly to let go of pain, and thus how quickly to align once again with our natural state, the state of peace. Imagine not having to jump through the ego’s hurdles to achieve peace, imagine not having to wait for other people’s actions, in order for us to forgive and choose peace now. As we do so, we will start to realize that peace has always been right there, in every instant, available to us, and that it was not other people’s actions that were keeping us from it, it was us, who through free will, were unconsciously making the decision to value anger and pain more than forgiveness and peace.

Today, let us remember that we have free will, and so the time that we spend angry and in pain, is up to us and us alone. Everything that we seem to experience “out there” must begin as a thought within our minds. If it begins within our minds, then it must be we who take personal responsibility for how we are defining and reacting to our experience, and thus of our level of peace or pain. Imagine, beginning to consciously take your power back from the ego’s programming and world. Imagine, deciding that no matter what, you will forgive because you are worthy of peace. What do we truly have to lose, by today making the conscious decision to forgive everyone as quickly as we can remember to do so, in order to help guide us back to the state of peace. The more we practice doing so, the more we will see that the state of peace is much more align with us, than our anger and pain. Let us today, also remember to thank our brothers and sisters, for being part of a process that is helping us recall, that it is the state of peace that we are worthy of, and where we truly belong.

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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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