A Holiday Forgiveness Recipe.
Message from Jesus Christ.
Many of us, on this holiday season, visit those closest to us and feel those feelings of resentment for past insults from our parents and our aunts and our uncles and our brothers and our sisters and our cousins and our in-laws.
We feel anger and we feel frustration with them because we hear their prejudices and we witness their patterns that have injured us in the past.
These are patterns of judgement and criticism and control.
We hear and see and witness these things and we are transported back to the past and we relive these things over and over again.
We feel the hurt from these memories and then we bring these past hurts back into the present like a simmering stew of hate.
I can think of better ways of enjoying the Holidays.
How about you?
Would you like to break this cycle of dwelling on the past and wallowing in victimization and judgement?
I offer to you a remedy that will make this Holiday Season different from the rest.
I offer to you a recipe for Forgiveness which is sprinkled with peppermint and nutmeg and Love and Understanding.
Would you care to try this confection?
The first ingredient for this Forgiveness Recipe is to understand that many of our closest relatives have been scarred from experiences in the past from their relatives and schoolmates and neighbors when they were children.
As children we easily create rules within us that we carry into our adult lives that distort the way we express love to another.
For example you might have a critical aunt that is constantly critiquing the way that you dress and act and who and how you date.
You think that she is being hateful by invading your boundaries.
She thinks she is being loving and helpful because when she was your age she was hurt in certain circumstances and is trying to help you to avoid the same issues.
Her love for you is being distorted in a manner that is perceived by you as being hateful.
Understanding this is the first ingredient that leads to tolerance that then leads to forgiveness.
The second ingredient for the Forgiveness Recipe is understanding that you have allowed yourself to perceive an injury within yourself from the distorted actions of the one you are holding bitterness towards.
Ask yourself this question: "Am I in control of my destiny right now?" If you are not being held prisoner then you are in control of your destiny.
That means that you have chosen to be where you are right now.
That means that you have the power to choose to Forgive or not to Forgive another's distorted actions and words.
The second ingredient is to choose to Forgive.
The third ingredient is to let go of the past. The past no longer exists. If you find yourself compulsively reliving the past then ask the Creator or ask Me to release you from this cycle and we shall heal you of it.
Ask the Creator or ask Me to provide you a memory of the person that you wish to forgive where that person was being kind and loving towards you.
Then ask the Creator or ask Me to replace all the memories that are hurtful with regards to that person with this single memory of that person being kind and loving.
The fourth ingredient is to Forgive that person either mentally or in person. Forgive that person for the hurt that they have caused within you and feel that hurt letting go.
The fifth ingredient is to ask for their forgiveness for all the hate and bitterness that you have been holding against them. You can do this either mentally or in person.
The sixth ingredient is to now mentally forgive yourself for this pattern of hate that you have been holding onto.
The Creator does not judge you for this and views this as a necessary part of learning in this Universe.
Forgive yourself and then celebrate that you now know how to forgive!
The final ingredient is to understand that although you have forgiven that person, he or she is still trapped in their patterns that can cause hurt in you.
The best way to love one who can still hurt you is to love them from a distance and limit contact until such time they have chosen to heal their destructive patterns.
If that person asks why you are maintaining a distance then you can explain to that person that you are maintaining a healthy boundary to avoid unnecessary hurt.
You can then explain to that person the cause of the boundary setting in a loving way.
In my next message we will explore healthy boundaries and how to communicate those boundaries in a loving way.
Cheer For the Holiday Season!
Message from Jesus Christ.
Hello and welcome to a season where many celebrate my birth.
I am here to tell you that I am honored to be celebrated and even more honored that in this celebration many come together and Love comes to an all time high.
This is the important part - Love.
It's what I came here for.
My mission was to spread love and acceptance and non-judgement as a way of life.
If all of us accept and love and are quick to forgive each other, this planet certainly will be heaven on Earth,
Heaven is a place where everyone gets along with everyone.
There are no hard feelings in Heaven.
I invite you to make your very own Heaven on Earth.
Would you like to know how to do that?
Accept and Love and Forgive our Creator for giving us Free Will.
We asked for Free Will and we received Free Will.
Free Will is a double edged sword - it can create Heaven or great suffering.
Many blame our Creator for the suffering caused by Free Will.
So the task set before you if you are one who blames the Creator for your life is to use that Free Will that you have to decide to forgive the Creator and accept the Creator and Love the Creator.
After that is done, then repeat the process for yourself and for everyone you are holding a grudge or opinion or judgement against.
With that out of the way, breath in deep give a big happy sigh and enjoy this Holiday Season.
You have within you the Free Will to do so.
Be Kind To Yourself.
Message from ArchAngel Michael.
In human form we take our lives very seriously as if everything that we do is a life or death decision. When we make what we consider a mistake, we flog ourselves mercilessly with a torrent of self talk about how we are stupid or we collapse in despair for not performing a task or interaction flawlessly.
I say to you to lighten up on yourself. Give yourself a free pass to be human. To be human in this environment it to be clumsy at times or make mistakes or to get grumpy because you are tired or hungry. Give yourself a pardon. Give yourself some forgiveness. Allow yourself to do the best you can in any circumstance without judging yourself or others.
Here is practical advice on how to become forgiving of yourself. In the morning, start the day off right by looking at yourself in the mirror and saying to yourself, "I forgive myself in advance for any outcomes that I may think is not the best for all. I release all judgement of me. I love me!"
As the day progresses, be observant of any tendency to judge or berate self. When you catch this happening, simply say to yourself mentally, "I forgive myself. I accept myself. I love myself no matter what I do or don't do."
At the end of the day, before going to sleep once again look at yourself in the mirror and say, "I appreciate me. I am thankful for me. I love me no matter what!"
Why is accepting and unconditionally loving yourself so important? This is what our Creator feels for each and every one of us. Without this self acceptance and love, we cannot spread love throughout the world and beyond.
Every day, Archangels, Jesus, or Ascended Masters dictate to C Louis Osburn words of Wisdom from the Heavenly Realms that are filled with Love and Light. Drink in this Wisdom and find yourself lifted to a better place with your True Self living a joyous life from the Heart.