Daily Inspiration: June 26. A Sand Castle On The Ocean’s Shore
No matter how long a child entertains himself building sand castles on the beach, there always comes a time when he gets tired of the game, leaving that castle to dissolve back into the sand. Equally so, no matter how much of our time, energy and focus, we have dedicated to supporting the ego’s illusions of ourselves as real, we will sooner or later tire of their results, and start to look for a better more loving way of relating to ourselves and others. When we begin to align with that more loving way, we will leave the ego’s childish games behind, allowing them to dissolve back into the nothingness from which they came. No longer waste your time, building that which will not last. No longer waste your time judging yourself or others, for that is simply a symbol of being asleep within consciousness, playing children’s games. Yet, do not despair, for everything in this life has a purpose, and God, after all said and done, will use all, every one of your steps, sand castles and games, for your good, in order to help you grow, heal and awaken. When this is understood, the need for judging self and others, guilt and resentment, anger, hate and thoughts of revenge, end up being just like that lonely castle on the shoreline, left behind to slowly dissolve, forgotten and thought about no more. Play as many of the ego’s judgment games as you desire to, but do begin to recognize, that they are not bringing you the lasting peace of mind and joy that you want. What remains of judging oneself or another, after forgiveness is offered? What remains of an anxious mind, after you have placed your trust and life in God’s hands? What remains of anger and hate, when you ask to see those you have cursed through the eyes of Mercy and Grace? What remains of any false concept, when the truth is finally recognized? What need do you have to continue playing children’s games after you awaken to who you in truth are?
Sand castles, just like all of the ego’s illusionary tools, are built on a temporal false foundation. The more of your time, focus and energy, that you put into them, the more real they appear to be, but also leave them alone for a while, and they begin to dissolve. They, the ego’s games, have in truth, no reality, there only so-called reality comes from the time, focus and energy, that you place on them. Take away your time, focus and energy, from them, and they will naturally dissolve before your light and understanding. Love is who we are, our true nature and home. Love is the rock that is our foundation. Love is all-encompassing, and what is all-encompassing can in truth have no opposite. Yet, the ego’s has ‘created’ an illusionary world where duality seems to exist, where God, Love, Truth, All, can seem to have an opposite. In duality, the opposite of Love is fear; in reality the opposite of Love is nothing. God has provided the rock of Love as our foundation, yet we have so often defended the sands of fear and some of its expressions such as those of judgment, anger, resentment, hate and revenge, as real, that a sense of steadiness, balance, clarity, joy and peace, now elude us. They elude us, not because we are not worthy of them, but because, when we identify with fear, we focus on who we are not, become strangers to ourselves, and homeless in our own land. Yet do not despair, for whatever time you have dedicated to the ego’s false concepts, can and will be used by God for good. All your life experience, every time you thought you failed or erred in judgment, judge yourself as less than or not good enough, all such situations, in God’s hands, will be used to help you grow, heal and awaken you, to your true nature.
Today, when in the ego’s storm, do not despair, for it will be your life experience, that you with God will end up using, to help release you from the darkness, and return you to the light. Today, let’s practice catching ourselves quicker and quicker, when we find ourselves within the ego’s storm. Then let us not judge ourselves for being a part of the storm, instead pat yourself on the back, for being consciously aware enough to realize that where you are, you do not belong. Today, anytime that we are feeling fearful, anxious, frustrated, angry, hateful, resentful, revengeful or out of balance, let us realize that we have simply been caught in the ego’s storm, and are now allowing its mindset to rain upon us. Is it any wonder why, when we give our keys away to the ego’s false concepts of fear and chaos, that we don’t feel at peace or in control? Today, let us take back the keys to our own minds, by remembering that it is we who should be in control of our thoughts, and not the ego’s fear based ideology. Today, when fear and its expressions come knocking at our mind’s door, let us recall the rock of love, that is our true and solid foundation. Let us make the conscious choice to value love over every one of the ego’s demands, and watch the little pebbles that are thrown our way, fall and dissolve back into the slithery sands from which they came. When you spend no time on fear, fear no longer becomes a part of your experience. Would it not seem wise to try to stop placing your time, focus and energy, on trying to create something out of temporal false concepts of the ego’s mindset, and instead align with God, and begin creating in alignment with your true eternal loving nature?
Today, let us notice, that the more time, focus and energy, we place on any of the ego’s illusionary concepts, such as those of anger, resentment and revenge, the bigger, more important and ‘real’ part of our life, they become. Yet equally so, as soon as we begin to take our time, focus and energy, from such false concepts, the quicker they begin to dissolve from our lives. Understanding this, we can better see how our experience, is not dictated by what is happening in the world, but by what our minds choose to focus on. It is you who holds the power over the world you see. It is you, through free will, who can walk you into the darkness or back towards the light. Let us no longer blame the false concepts of the outer world for our seeming lack of peace, love and joy, instead let us look within, align with our eternal light, and allow our light to guide us into alignment with true lasting peace, love and joy, and support those thoughts, words and actions, with our time, focus and energy. Today, let us focus on extending our loving eternal nature, letting go of the ego’s false temporal concepts, and watch our world begin to shift to support our efforts.
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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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