Daily Inspiration: May 4. A Daily Self-Forgiveness Practice
When you are focusing on the separateness of our bodies, instead of the sameness in our souls, know that you are buying into the ego’s mindset. We are all One, and yet the ego has programmed us to believe and support the idea of separation, that you are separate from your brothers and sisters. It does this because judgment is the ego’s main fuel source, thus if it can make you believe that you can judge another without hurting yourself, then it wins. The ego wins, because in essence, when you judge yourself or another, you fuel the ego. The ego knows that if you feel safe, thinking that judging another, won’t in any way hurt you, then you’ll be more inclined and open to judge, which is what the ego wants. Also, if the ego can consciously convince you that it is appropriate, normal and natural, to judge others, then being that we are all One, it is also unconsciously convincing you, that it is appropriate, normal and natural, for everyone else, including yourself, to judge you. Unconsciously thinking that it is right and normal for the whole world to judge you, will only heighten your level of defensiveness, which in turn will increase the number of judgments that you make in order to ‘protect’ yourself from others. The ego knows that when you are aligning with God, with the idea of Oneness, it becomes very hard for the ego to convince you to judge, because in this state you know that what you do and think of ‘others’, because we are all One, you do and think of yourself. As you begin to awaken and let go of the ego’s mindset, you will start to notice that when you judge another, those poisonous thoughts first have to flow through you, and even if these thoughts appear to project from you unto another, these negative thoughts still remain within you. As you awaken and align with the state of Oneness, you will start to notice that when you judge another, you hurt yourself, and when you forgive another, you begin to heal yourself, which then open the door to forgiveness of self.
The state of Oneness, offers you, through your interactions with our brothers and sisters, a great number of opportunities to practice self-forgiveness, as you face dozens of different versions and reflections of yourself each day. Within the state of Oneness, the mind knows that those “out there” are simply reflecting your internal condition, how you think and feel about yourself, and so it always appreciates the service that “others” provide to you. Understanding this, would gratitude instead of judgment, not be a more appropriate response to their participation in your life experience? On a daily basis, our brothers and sisters are helping shine a light into the small dark crevasses within your own mind, where the ego’s judgment based ideology still rules as king. Every time the ego demands we judge another, and yet we make the conscious decision to value forgiveness more than judgment, we see our brothers and sisters as innocent, and by doing so, also see that part of ourselves as innocent. The more parts of yourself that you see as innocent, the more peace you will experience, and the more worthy of forgiveness you will feel. The more you practice overriding the ego’s mindset, by choosing forgiveness over judgment, the more you will experience the state of peace, and the more you will realize that it is in the state of peace where you truly belong. Again, being that we are all One, as you consciously practice forgiving others, which are all just external reflections of your internal condition, you will be equally unconsciously teaching yourself that it is ok and right to forgive yourself. The more you offer forgiveness to others, the more deserving and worthy of forgiveness you will feel, and remember that you are.
Today, when you practice forgiving yourself through others, you are teaching yourself that those parts of you, are no longer available to be judged. In doing so, you come a step closer to experiencing the peace that true forgiveness has to offer. Today, every single time the ego has you look upon another and demands you judge them, stop, and remember who your brother and sister truly are, they are a part of you, that is in the best way it knows how, asking you for help, healing and forgiveness. Remember, that because we are all One, you are a sacred part of God, and thus are forever worthy of forgiveness, and the peace that it brings. Forgive yourself and others because you are worthy of peace. And if you forget, and judge yourself or others, do not keep buying into the ego’s mindset, do not keep judging yourself because you judge others, instead stop, and say to yourself: “Today, I forgive myself, because I am worthy of peace. I am God’s creation, I am worthy of the peace that forgiveness brings. I now make the conscious decision, to override the ego’s programming, and offer forgiveness to those parts of me, that are being represented by others. We are all One, my brothers and sisters are here, in my physical presence, simply to show me where I am at within my heart and mind. Each one of them represents a belief that I hold dear about myself. If a belief that I hold dear, is not aligned with the Love that God is, then my brothers and sisters will show me. Today, I forgive and thank, not judge and condemn, them for showing me, where I am not aligning with the Love of God. Forgiveness is just an expression of Love, and so this is what I offer all others, including myself, the love that I am, so that I may once again be aligned with my true nature. By forgiving others, I learn to forgive myself, my whole self. By forgiving myself, I learn that I too am worthy of forgiveness, worthy of being at One with my Creator.”
Today, anytime that the ego demands that I judge another, I instead see and recognize this as an opportunity, that he or she is offering me, to learn how to more completely heal and forgive, my whole self. We are all One, and thus each and everyone “out there” is a part of me. When I judge them, I am simply reflecting unto them, that part of me, that does not believe it is worthy of forgiveness. I have held my forgiveness from myself long enough. I now know the pain and anguish that not forgiving my whole self bring to my heart, mind and soul. Now, instead of judging others, which in truth are but parts of me, and judging myself for judging them, as the ego would have me do, I thank them for showing me, how I can once again begin to unite with the Oneness of God, by simply forgiving those part of myself that they represent. Today, I acknowledge that the more parts of myself that I forgive, the closer I come to truly understanding that it is ok and right, to forgive myself.
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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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