Daily Inspiration: October 18. Respecting How You Feel Is Respecting Yourself
You cannot heal what you don’t allow yourself to feel. Bringing what you are feeling to the surface, is where the light of truth and understanding can shine on it. This allows for forgiveness and peace to return to their rightful place, to your state of mind. Your experience is sacred and unique to you, and thus why you must be free to process it at your on own pace and time. Having co-created your journey with God, with Perfection, whatever time you take to process your emotions, and bring them and yourself through forgiveness to a place of peace, will be perfect for your growth, healing and awakening. You will then be able to use this life experience, to help lead others to a place of forgiveness, healing and peace. The journey though forgiveness, healing and peace, is not a rat race. If you don’t yet feel ready to forgive, then don’t. Don’t sweep what you’re feeling under the rug, nor try to quiet it through some spiritual mambo jumbo, that is currently not in alignment with how you are honestly feeling. Always allow yourself to feel, whatever it is that you think you need to feel, and for however long you think you need to feel it. Respect your feelings, for if you are not respecting your feelings, then you are not respecting yourself. Respect whatever it is you believe you are going through, and think you need to go through, to reach a more peaceful place within your heart and mind. Do not judge yourself as less than others, or not spiritual enough, simply because you are holding onto anger, pain and resentment, longer than others suggest that you do. The journey that you are now on, is the journey that you have co-created with God, it is sacred; it is not a rat race. Simply remember, that God being Love and All, uses all for good, and therefore every step of your journey, no matter how distasteful it may seem at the time, will sooner or later, serve a higher good. Yes, even the anger, pain and resentment, that you are consciously or not, by not forgiving, choosing to hold unto, is something God will use for good. Know this to be true and be at peace.
We have all been made to feel guilty, not kind, or good enough, for not forgiving others or ourselves. Do not despair or judge yourself for behaving in this manner. Simply recall, that as human beings in this physical experience, it is many times by holding unto anger, pain, resentment and thoughts of revenge, that we truly get to feel, understand and acknowledge, how out of alignment this way of thinking is, with our true loving nature. And so let us carry the heavy burdens of our own judgments for as long as we think we need to, in order to truly get how unlike these energetic and emotional feelings and expressions, are to our natural state, which is the state of peace. Peace, compassion, forgiveness and understanding, these are all expressions and extensions of Love, and Love is who we in truth are. There is in reality, no judgment in God, because God is Love and All, and thus there is no opposite to Love Which Is All. Because there is no judgment in God, and because we are His creations, judgment is not our natural state of mind, peace is. It is only within the ego’s fairy tale, that can we believe that an opposite to All That Is, is possible. It is only in such an illusionary state of mind, where such things as anger, pain, resentment and revenge, seem rational, real and right. When you choose anger, pain, resentment and revenge, it is not because this is the truth in you, it is simply a symbol that you have bought into the ego’s program of you as real. Many times, the way we figure out that the ego’s program is not in alignment with the truth in us, is to experience it enough times, or for long enough, to see, feel and get, that this way of thinking and being, is not in alignment with who we in truth are, and desire to be.
Today, remember this, that there is no one on this planet, who’s living in alignment with their truth, that would ever judge you, your process or journey. Judgment does not exist within Truth, God, Love, All, and so Truth is not interested in, and has no need for, judgment. Forgiveness as an expression of Love, plays a crucial part in us recalling and aligning with, our true nature. Thus, we will always gravitate, consciously or not, towards wanting to forgive self and others. When in the darkness of the ego’s judgment-centered mindset, do not despair, you will, after all is said and done, choose to forgive, because forgiveness is in alignment with your true nature. You will, sooner or later, see, feel and understand, the wisdom of forgiveness. You will experience the compassion, peace of mind and joy, that forgiveness offers, this you will do, because this is who you are. But again, recall, that this is not a rat race, that this is your sacred journey, and so the time it takes you to get to a place of forgiveness, is purely up to you, it is your free will in action. Go ahead, suffer as much as you think you need to suffer, swim in the ego’s dirty little swamp for as long as you like, but at the very least, always allow yourself to feel, how your thinking and behavior, is making you feel. Then analyze if this thinking and way of being, is in alignment with the loving truth in you. Yet, no matter your journey, never despair, for deep within your heart and mind, when you truly allow yourself to feel your feelings, you will recall that you are worthy of the peace that forgiveness brings. Remember that the river does not judge itself for how long it takes to deliver its water to the ocean, and neither should you. Be like the river, trust that you will accomplish, at your own sacred time and pace, what you have come here to do. Respect yourself and your feelings, by processing them at your own pace. Trust in the sacred nature of the journey that you have co-created with God. Remember that God uses all for good, be at peace in this knowledge, and become an example to others, of a mind at peace.
Today, remember that you have every right to feel your feelings. But, also make the conscious decision, to notice how alike or unlike, what you are feeling, is to the loving truth in you. Today, through forgiveness, trust and understanding, let us practice letting go of feelings, that are not in alignment with our true loving nature. We are all One, forgive another and you will begin to free yourself from the burdens that you carry. After you have forgiven, remind yourself to trust in the sacred plan that you have co-created with God. Trust that God being Love, that He will use all for good, all to help us heal, grow and awaken. Today, when an unforgiving thought pops up, do not judge yourself for this, instead allow yourself to feel your feelings, but then recall, that as Love’s creations, both you and your brother are forever worthy of the peace that forgiveness offers.
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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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