Daily Inspiration: January 17. Trying To Be Who You Are Not Is Hard
Negative, hurtful and judgmental thoughts, words, emotions, actions and reactions, are not who we are. They are not representative of our eternal loving nature. Yet, the ego has programmed us to believe that there are times when negativity, judgment and anger, are proper responses, when forgiveness should not be offered, and that our well of compassion can run dry. Today, let us remember, that because the love in us is eternal, our well can never, when aligned with truth, run dry. Why is it that we feel bad or guilty when we are negative, hurtful, judgmental or angry, when it is the ego itself that tells us, that it is perfectly ok and normal to feel this way? When others don’t act the way we think they should, the ego’s demands that we judge and punish them, telling us that this will make us feel better and more empowered. Yet, why is it that when we do as the ego says, we feel bad, sad, guilty, separate and alone? What good is the ego’s advise, if it only brings more suffering and pain? Why would anyone in their right mind continue to follow a mindset that is offering them nothing they want? When we are following the ego’s so-called advise, we are being who we are not. Let us today, make a conscious decision, to no longer support nor reinforce, who we are not. The less we support and reinforce who we are not, the sooner we can begin to figure out who we in truth are. Today, let us not judge or punish ourselves when we are being who we are not. Instead, let us as quickly as possible, realize what we are doing, and then have the discipline and courage to correct our behavior. When our behavior is aligned with who we in truth are, Love will become the directional device we use to help us realize, that we are headed towards our desired destination.
Today, when we are once again buying into the ego’s lies as true, and being someone we are not, let us not judge ourselves for this. Let us instead see such situations as opportunities that offer us a clearer picture of what the ego’s lies are. By doing so, we can take another step away from its mindset. We do not judge ourselves because we realize that many times, when stuck in the ego’s mindset, we need to experience its illusionary nature over and over again, to begin to recognize that it is in no way aligned with what we want. Do not despair, for the ego is self-destructive in nature, and so the more we use it, the more we will realize its useless nature. Herein lies its gift to us, and how God can use even the ego’s lies for good, to help awaken us to our true nature. By learning what we do not want to express, we get a clearer picture of who we desire to be and represent. This experience with the ego helps us see, that negativity, judgment and anger, are not in alignment with who we desire to be. This in turn moves us in the opposite direction to the ego, and so we start to use tools such as positivity, forgiveness and compassion. As we use Love’s tools, this begins to free us from the ego’s mindset. The more time we invest on being who in truth we are, the less time we will have to sacrifice to who we are not. By now you can see, that being who we are not, is hard. It is hard because it is in opposition to our truth. Isn’t a life where you are continuously supporting judgment of self and others, anger, resentment and hate, hard? Let us no longer support with our time, focus and energy, a mindset that only leaves us feeling wrong, regretful, guilty and ashamed.
Today, let us practice aligning with who we in truth are, the love we were created to be. Let us also practice letting go of who we are not, all of the ego’s deceptions and lies that feed negativity, judgment, anger, regret, guilt, shame and chaos. By doing so, we will begin to realize, how difficult, tiring, disruptive and unproductive, trying to be who we are not, is. Is it not difficult to be constantly judging self and others, negative, angry, and buying into and participating in this world’s conflict and chaos? Today, let us not, for believing the ego’s lies as true, judge ourselves or others as “less than”. Let us instead recall, that God can use all for good. By doing so, we begin to create a new relationship with the ego. Now, we use it, only to help us recognize, when we are buying into the false as true. Now, we don’t get involved with the ego and its tools, instead we simply recognize them, thank them for being a part of our awakening process, and gently set them aside. As we begin to recall who in truth we are, our reactions to the ego’s tools and mindset, becomes one of gratitude, for the part they played in our awakening. Today, let us make the conscious decision, to stop fueling who we are not, and return our focus to being who we were created to be. Let each interaction we have, serve this purpose. The purpose of only offering others who in truth we are, and letting go of everything else. The more opportunities we get to practice sharing and thus reinforcing our true nature, the more natural, normal and right, the feeling of being Love’s representative will become. As the sameness between our loving nature and us is clarified, it is magnified. This helps us begin to figure out, that in reality, there is nothing easier than being, who in truth we are.
Today, let us practice better understanding the difference between who we are not, and who we are. Being Love’s creation, we are love and all of its expressions. Anything that places itself in opposition to Love and its expressions, is who we are not. When you find yourself being who you are not, do not despair nor judge yourself, simply realize that you are being who you are not, correct your behavior, and begin to move once again in the direction of your true loving nature. The time for aligning with our truth has come. We have now come to a place in our awakening process, where we are starting to understand, how unlike the ego’s tools and mindset are to our true loving nature. Today, let us in every interaction, choose to support and thus reinforce, only the truth in us as true. By doing so, we leave the ego’s judgment, pain, suffering, guilt and shame behind, and become, the representatives of Love, that we came here to be.
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Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember”
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