Daily Inspiration: January 29. Gratitude and the Gift of Free Will
Today, let us offer God our gratitude, for the gift of free will. The gift of free will gives you the power to choose, how you will view and participate in, your experience. Let us no longer believe that we have no say as to how we choose to perceive and interact to, our environment. No longer must we be dictated to by the ego’s programs, in regards to how we are to react to our experience. We are not zombies, nor robots programmed by the ego, no. We are God’s creations, gifted free will in our creation. No longer must we bow down to the ego’s programs of judgment, frustration, anger, resentment and revenge. The ego will continue to insist that these are the proper and appropriate responses to God’s creations, but because the ego itself is a lie, all its programs are illusionary and deceptive in nature. No longer must we support a tired old mindset, that has never brought us true peace of mind, joy and understanding. The neutrality and dualistic nature of this world, is broken up by how we ourselves choose to see and define it. We can, thanks to free will, define each moment as helpful and useful for our growth, healing and awakening. By doing so, peace of mind, joy and understanding, result. Yet equally so, we can experience those same events as being injurious to us, and thus become upset, sad, depress and hurt, by our life experience. Let us today understand that it is not the outside world that should define how we feel about it, it is our internal condition, our interpretation of the events, that gives them their meaning. It may at first seem like a heavy task to bear, that it is up to us how much peace of mind and joy we get to experience in this world. But in reality there is nothing more freeing and wonderful than being responsible for how we feel, than having the keys to our own peace of mind and joy.
Let us today recall that God is Love and All. If God is Love and All, then why would we ever consciously choose to experience this world in any other way then through Love? The only reason that we would, is because we would have bought into another thought system as more true than God’s. But if this other thought system is in opposition to All, then it can not be true. This illusionary tale that the false can be real, has through generations, set itself up within our minds and now become our first response. Today, if your first response to another is anything other than loving, then know that you are buying into the ego’s program, this generational lie, as true. The ego’s programs and mindset of judgment of self and others, frustration, stress, anger, resentment and revenge, were all once just but fairy tales. They were not a part of our eternal loving essence and nature. Yet, after having them read to us over and over again, we started to think of them not as a story of fiction, but as a non-fiction story. Imagine, all mental pain and emotional anguish just because through generations, we have been taught lies as true. There is no longer anyone to blame for these teachings, for those who first taught it, have left us all long ago. It is now simply the task of those who are beginning to awaken, to see the insanity as insane, and no longer buy into it lies as true. It is time, that when we see something in our experience as anything other than helpful and useful for our growth, healing and awakening, we laugh, and stop supporting it as true. Today, if our response to anyone is not loving in nature, we stop, realize what we are doing, correct our thinking, forgive ourselves and others, and then choose to love them in the best way we can.
Today, let us use the gift of free will to benefit all of us. Today, let us use free will to take our power back from the ego’s programs. Where the ego has programmed us to see guilt, we will instead choose to see innocence. Where it insists that judgment is justified, we will instead choose to offer forgiveness. When the ego demands we worry ourselves into a state of anxiety and stress, we will instead choose to fully trust God’s plan and experience peace. When the ego requires we bring up the past or concern ourselves about the future, we will instead return our focus to the present moment. Trusting the the present moment is under God’s rule, and that it will be used for good, we will rest in peace. Today, let us also offer gratitude to our brothers and sisters for every time they bring up the opportunities for us to practice using our free will. By doing so, we declare our independence from the ego. Yes, every time we get to practice using forgiveness over judgment, trust in God over worry, and seeing innocence over guilt, it is thanks to our brothers’ and sisters’ presence in our lives. It is thanks to their participation in our life, that we are getting closer to recalling and awakening to, who in truth we all are. What else but gratitude should we offer those who are helping us awaken to our true loving nature? Today, let us also offer our gratitude to God for gifting us free will, freedom. Today, we use this tool of free will to light a path for those that still are feeling stuck believing in a fairy tale as true. Today, in companionship with gratitude, we humbly become Love’s representative on Earth. We become the way showers, those who, through their example, by the way they treat all others, help bring this world back into alignment with the Paradise that was created for us to enjoy.
Today, recall that God is Love and All, and thus love is who we all are. When you are experiencing anyone in a less than loving manner, take this as a sign that the ego is thinking for you. Then recall that you have been gifted free will, and can therefore choose another more compassionate and loving way to see this individual. The more you can practice noticing when the ego is in control of your thinking, the more quickly you will be able to take back control of your mind. You will know when you are in control of your mind, when your words, actions and reactions are loving in nature. Today, thank all those who are helping you, through their participation in your life, get back control of your mind. Let us no longer play the ego’s judgment centered games and blame others for how we feel. Now, it is we who are responsible for how we are choosing to feel. By becoming more responsible for our feelings, emotions and reactions, we strengthen our understanding of free will. This then helps serve as an example to others, that their peace of mind and joy, are always just a choice away.
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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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