Daily Inspiration: May 5. Taking the First Step Towards Forgiveness
We may have been programmed to believe that taking the first step, being the first to offer forgiveness, is extremely hard and challenging. But isn’t its opposite, the weight of judgment that the ego has you carry, the continual thoughts that darken your days, the nights of tossing, turning, and losing sleep, aren’t they a much harder and heavier burden to carry? Sometimes we unconsciously choose the heavier burden, not to forgive, because of our own guilt. This guilt then reinforces in us the idea that we are not worthy of peace. In essence, not forgiving another, becomes an unconscious way of punishing yourself. Today, remind yourself, that God being Love, desires you and all His children to have peace, which is an expression of His Love. You have God’s everlasting loving power within you, and forgiveness is just one of Love’s many aspects. You do not need the false power of judgment. That desire for false power, is what is delivering the inner pain you feel. That pain does not come from someone else’s actions, but from your reactions to their actions. Anytime that you choose the ego’s false power over God’s, pain results. Every time you, through your loving action forgive, peace results. It is you, who through your own thoughts, hold yourself captive within the ego’s framework or can set yourself free from it. It is you, who through your own non-forgiving thoughts, are holding yourself captive, yet it is also you, who can through your own forgiving thoughts, set yourself free. Would you rather be right and imprison within a foreign mindset, or be happy, at peace and free? That is a choice that thanks to free will, in any moment, you can make. Today remember, that you are forever worthy of the freedom and peace that forgiveness offers, and because we are all One, so too is everyone else.
Forgiveness is the doorway to peace. Only you, through free will, can walk yourself through that doorway. Today, in order to take that first step, simply realize that you value peace more than pain, and being happy more than being right. Free will offers you the opportunity, in any moment, to bring light into the darkness. Today, when the ego once again pushes for judgment and darkness, tell the ego that it and all its demands are deceptions, and that you will no longer be supporting or following it. Then ask God to help align you with your true essence and nature, the love that fuels your heart and soul. Offer this love, through its expressions such as those of forgiveness, compassion and understanding, to all those who come into your presence today. As you blessed them with the love that you are, you will realize that it is because of their participation in your life, that you have the opportunity to choose to align with your loving nature and thus experience peace. When you realize this, gratitude becomes your response to them. You realize that your brothers and sisters are really in your life, to help free you from the ego’s judgment, darkness and pain. They are helping you see, that the ego’s mindset, has no true peace or joy that it can offer you. When you finally realize that judging yourself or others is not the way to peace, it is then that you will begin looking for a better way. This better way will lead you from judgment to forgiveness, which will in turn lead you from pain and conflict to the states of peace of mind and joy. The state of peace and joy, as Love’s children, are our birthright, our natural states of mind and Home.
Today, let us make the conscious decision to carry the ego’s burdens no longer. Today, let us close our eyes and visualize that dark, heavy, dirty, worn down, and burdensome backpack of judgments that we, due to our believe in the ego’s ideology, have tethered to our souls. Let us feel ourselves taking this burdensome weight off our shoulders, handing it over to God, and letting it dissolve in His light, mercy and grace. Allow yourself to feel how truly freeing that is. Allow yourself to feel this weight lifting off your shoulders. Today, take that one very deep and gratitude filled breath, that sigh of relief, that you have been waiting for so long to take. Then breathe out, knowing that it is over, knowing that your past judgments, thanks to God’s mercy, are finally gone, released, forgiven, and let go. Today, courageously take that first step towards the freedom, peace of mind and joy, that forgiveness offers. Today, there is nothing that the mercy of God in you cannot forgive. Out of 7 plus billion people, it is you who have been led to this message. Take it as a sign, that you can forgive. Take it as a sign that it is time to forgive, and that you are worthy of the peace of mind and joy that forgiveness offers. Become the hero of your own journey. Become the light within the darkness, the sanity within the madness. Become the physical manifestation of the love that you were created and meant to be. Become an example to all those lost in the ego’s mindset, that peace can indeed be chosen over pain. Show them that being happy is much more valuable than being right. Today, through forgiveness, become that light at the end of their tunnel, a way out of the conflict and chaos, and a way back to peace and joy.
Today, let us become the hero of our own journeys. No longer will we decide to wait for another to take that first step towards forgiveness, so that we can have peace. Today, it will be us, who will take the first, second, and if need be, the third step towards forgiving, forgiveness, freedom and peace. Today, let us decide that our past will no longer haunt us. Tonight, having chosen forgiveness over judgment, and thus being happy over being right, we finally find true rest. No matter how chained to judgment we have been programmed by the ego to be, today above all else, we choose the freedom that forgiveness offers. Understanding that we are all One, when we forgive another, we free ourself from having to carry the burden of judgment. This freedom from judgment returns us back to the state of peace. Peace being an expression of Love who is our Creator, is our natural state, and it is in our natural loving state where we forever belong.
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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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