Daily Inspiration: January 15. The Time Between Anger and Forgiveness
The stretch of time between anger and forgiveness, is not only measured in time, but also in pain. Pain is not God’s will for you, peace is. You, as Love’s creation, are worthy of peace, not pain. But first, you must acknowledge this to yourself, and truly believe it, in order to fully experience it. In order to experience true peace, practice making the conscious decision, to value forgiveness over judgment, and thus peace over pain. When you finally decide, that you desire peace more than pain, it is then that you will 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 when you will achieve the state of peace. No one else, can choose the amount of pain that you yourself will choose to experience. You will always experience the amount of pain that you deem necessary, in order to convince you, to start looking for a better way. It will be 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. It will be the pain itself, that will convince you, to stop and let go of your anger and judgment. Knowing this, would gratitude not be the appropriate response to your anger and pain? Today, choose to see anger and pain as gifts, that you have chosen to experience, in order to finally get, that you desire them no more. 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 in your awakening process, how much more peace of mind and joy would you begin to experience during your day, and thus 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, realizing, that both the experiences of heaven or hell, are but choices that you make. Knowing this, 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 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. Regardless of what the ego has programmed us to believe, the time that we take between anger and forgiveness, is 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. It is through forgiveness, that you set yourself free. Anger is itself an illusion, thus all levels of anger are in truth illusionary in nature. We think we punish another person more severely, for a so-called greater infraction, by expressing more anger for a longer period of time, but who is the one who is really left carrying the heavy burdens of judgment? Are you not in reality, through your own thoughts, just punishing yourself? If the amount of pain we feel, is equal to the amount time we believe we should judge and be angry at others, what exactly 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 sane solution than this insane behavior.
Today, let us make the conscious decision, to spend less time between anger and forgiveness, and thus less time in a hell of our own making. We do so, by catching ourselves quicker when we are angry, recall that we are worthy of peace, forgive, and allow all judgments to dissolve in God’s Light. The more we practice this, the quicker we can dissolve our anger, and thus return to peace. Living in the state of peace, will make gratitude, our primary response to the present moment. All it really takes to make this possible, is to consciously value forgiveness and peace more than judgment and pain. Today, let us recall, 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 be grateful to those we once cursed, for now we know that they were only helping us achieve a higher level of consciousness, and thus in essence, a greater sense of peace. Today, we take our power back from the ego, by recalling that it is we who can choose how quickly to forgive, how quickly to let go of pain, and thus how quickly to achieve the state of peace. Imagine, no longer having to wait for other people’s actions, in order for us to forgive and find peace. Understanding this, let us realize that peace is not some prize that we win at the end of some puzzle that we solve. Peace, as an expression of the Love of God, is forever, in every single moment, available to us. All we need do, is make the conscious decision, to value forgiveness over judgment, and by doing so show, that we value our peace of mind over any of the ego’s false concepts, delusions or lies.
Today, let us recall 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. When you do not forgive, what you are really saying is: “I am not yet worthy of peace.” When you forgive, what you are saying is: “I am now worthy of peace.” Today, above all else, let us forgive, because we know that as God’s creations, we are forever worthy of peace. The more that we practice doing so, the more we will see and understand, that the state of peace is much more aligned with us, than our judgment, anger and pain. Judgment, anger and pain are not our true Home, they are simply false concepts that we have been taught to support as true. Peace, compassion, forgiveness and understanding, are all Love’s true reflections, who in truth we are and 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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