Daily Inspiration: May 10. The Gift Within the Present Moment
How many times have we experienced difficult or challenging days, only to come out stronger and wiser because of them? How many times have we stress out and worried about something in our life, and then in the end, with hindsight, saw that everything turn out just fine? How many times have we surrendered to judgment and anger, only to finally find forgiveness and compassion where we once thought there was none to give? Would you not be grateful for someone or something that would make you stronger and wiser, for helping you understand that in the end all will be all right, for someone who helped you find forgiveness and compassion in areas in your life where you once believed that they were not available to you? If you can see the wisdom of gratitude for all of the above after the fact, why not start trusting that gratitude can become your reaction to each and every moment? The time that we spend between a moment, situation, interaction or event, and our offering gratitude for them, is a time spent in a state of unawareness, of not truly understanding what a gift, each and every moment truly is. The ego will try to hide the perfection of the present moment in thousands of different ways. Yet, the more self-aware you become, the more you will start understanding that Perfect Love only has your best interest in mind, and thus that the moment is always, in some way, shape or form, perfect for you. God has only your best interest in mind. The more you realize, understand and believe, that God always has your best interest in mind, the easier it will be for you to see that all of the ego’s masks, no matter what they look like, are trying to hide the same thing from you. What the ego’s masks try to hide is, God Perfect Love for you and for all His creations. It tries to hide the prefect nature of the plan that The Divine has co-created with you. It tries to hide the wisdom, knowledge and life experience, that you are achieving by simply experiencing the present moment exactly as it is. It tries to hide the eternal gift that forever resides within the now.
Imagine, a God of perfect Love, would this God not want to share His Love, with all His children, all the time? What if, He is already doing so? What if, it is just we who have forgotten, and thus cannot see, the gift, that every moment, is offering us? What if, The Divine is offering us His Love in every moment, but it is we, who have been programmed by the ego to only see the misperceptions that mask what is really going on? Anytime we are reacting, to others or ourselves, in a way that seems to separate us from Love, we are failing to see what the present moment is truly offering us. Everything, no matter how we have been programmed to see it, is occurring with our best interest in mind. Every moment we experience, is in actuality, here to lift us up to a higher level of consciousness, higher and higher each time, until we align with the state of Love. It is within the state of Love where we all belong, and it is by understanding that this is the opportunity that the present moment is always offering us, that helps us look deeper then the masks that we have been programmed to see. Today, let go, take off all the masks that are hiding the present moment, God’s gift, from you. Realize, that when you are experiencing the present moment through the ego’s fear based mindset of judgment, frustration, stress, anger, resentment, hate and revenge, that these are all but masks, used by the ego to hide your growth, healing, loving nature and awakening. No longer allow the ego to try to separate you from God. The ego thinking itself in opposition to God, Love, All, is in truth nothing, and thus none of the ego’s masks are real. Today, when you encounter any of the ego’s masks, smile at these silly little fear based devices, slide the masks aside, and begin to recognize the presence of God in your life.
Today, instead of buying into all of the ego’s masks, all its nightmarish demands to react to the present moment with judgment, frustration, stress, anger, resentment, hate and revenge, why not awaken, realize the gift that is being presented to you in every moment, and from the beginning, be grateful. Today, through gratitude, let us practice consciously uniting with God, by appreciating the perfect nature of The Now. When we return home to Heaven, we will see and understand what a gift each and every moment truly was. But why wait until then, to find and experience peace, joy, forgiveness, compassion, understanding and gratitude, now? You have free will, you do not have to wait, you can by consciously choosing to be grateful for each and every moment, and thus experience peace right now. You can then become an example to all those still lost fighting in the ego’s illusionary battlefields, that there is a better way. Look back at your past, see how much you have learned because of it, understand how much wiser and knowledgeable you are, notice how much more maturity, balance and peace, you have today thanks to your past experiences. Is your past thus worthy of judgment or gratitude? Do you not think that this present moment is offering the exact same gifts that your past did? Thus today, no matter what judgments the ego demands, let us be grateful to the present moment, and find the peace that once again consciously aligns us with our eternal loving nature. Our Source is Love and All, and we are His creations, would The Divine not desire all His children to experience Love in each and every single moment in their lives? What if this is already what He is offering us. What if this is what is already happening? What if Heaven is really, just a choice away? What if the present moment, every single moment of your life, no matter how much the ego has programmed you to judge it, is already perfect, created by God as a gift from Him for you?
Today, let us practice being grateful for however we perceive, that present moment is expressing itself. The present moment is God’s eternal gift to us. It is only when the ego is masking this understanding, that we can not see the present moment as the gift that it is. It is only when the ego is hiding the present moment from us, that such things as judgment, frustration, stress, anger, resentment, hate and revenge, can be experienced. Today, let us recognize, that these symbols of separation and pain, simply represent the ego masking the present moment. Today, let us practice recognizing, all such moments, as just the ego’s masks, then place them aside, see the present moment as the gift that it is, and offer God our gratitude. Peace, joy, forgiveness, compassion, understanding and gratitude, are all symbols that we have taken the ego’s mask off the present moment, and are seeing things as they truly are. God is Love and All, and so all we do today is practice seeing every moment and all things, through Love and with gratitude, exactly as they were meant to be experienced.
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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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