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.
Allow the Universe to Unfold without Friction.
Message from Jesus Christ.
This universe that we find ourselves in is massive.
It is beyond comprehension.
Look up into the night sky and behold the wonders of countless stars and galaxies holding trillions upon trillions of planetary spheres.
The idea that this planet is alone in the universe, is the only source of sentient life, is laughable.
We are small in comparison the vastness of this Universe and that makes many fearful.
Many contract into fear and become hoarders and greedy and controlling and self serving in a way to placate their fear.
But bowing down to this fear only emboldens it.
The fear will demand more and more until it controls your life and forces you to swim against the Divine Flow of the Universe.
Flowing against the Universe is a hopeless task.
Flowing against the Universe is like trying to stop a hurricane with an umbrella.
The umbrella collapses and the flow carries you away.
Being the friction and pushing back against Divine Flow merely makes you miserable and sick and others around you miserable and sick.
Do you wish to end your turn at being the source of misery?
Ask for help from our Creator.
Ask for a sign as to how to live life.
You will receive more help than you can possibly imagine.
You are not small and insignificant.
You are a Child of our Creator.
Our Creator is always within you, waiting for you to ask for help.
When you ask for help, the Creator and the Universe responds.
Bless All You Meet
There is a way that you can help every single person that crosses your path and it costs you nothing but creates an avalanche of good will: Simply bless everyone that you meet.
I will make this really easy for you: When you are out and about and you see another person simply say to yourself internally, "God Bless you, I Love you."
The more you say this the more that your life will transform around you as you are transformed from the inside out with this simple practice.
Patience is a Powerful Mastery
In this very busy world where instant results can happen with modern technology, it's very easy to become impatient when you have to wait for something. In fact, we can become angry and hateful to others if we are delayed at a line in the bank or waiting in line at a public restroom. In the instant gratification world, we become more and more rude with delays from others and less and less tolerant.
Have you found yourself becoming angry at another because they are not operating at your frenetic, hyper caffeinated pace? Do you find yourself judging others who are taking their time to make a decision?
I come from a world where time was marked by the passing of seasons and the planting and harvesting of crops. the pace was slow and our conversations were often long with pauses.
If I were transported to your time, I think that most would dismiss me as too slow! There is a certain mastery required to be patient. Patience allows all whom you meet the space and time to communicate in their own way. Allowing others this courtesy and honor to respond to you in their own time and way is an act of compassion and Love. It is a Divine quality that pays off with rich interactions and lasting friendships.
Would you like to learn how to master Patience?
Allow me to provide a few practical tips.
The first tip is to stop multi-tasking while having a conversation. When talking to another, give them the honor of your full attention instead of carrying on two or three conversations at the same time with texting. This type of multi-tasking breeds impatience which breeds intolerance.
The second tip is to decrease caffeine intake. Caffeine may make you feel like a master of the universe but you pay the price with an inability to be patient while under it's effects. Caffeine triggers releases of adrenaline in the system which increases the fight or flight response. This is the opposite of patience. Try cutting back to a smaller portion instead of the largest.
The third tip is to let go of all expectations. We carry so many expectations around with us regarding what we can accomplish within a certain time period. When we can't perform this we become desperate and lash out at others for their perceived slowness. Give up the expectations that certain things can be performed in certain times. Lose the expectation and free yourself to becoming more patient.
The fourth tip is to forgive others who are not living up to your time expectations. It is no fault of thier own that they can't meet your expectations.
The final tip is to forgive yourself for being impatient.
Patience is an acquired skill that becomes more and more a part of your life as you practice the tips provide here.
Eventually you will notice and be noticed by others as patient and kind. For this is what patience gives you - a kindness that will attract to you the kindness from others that will lead to new connections and new opportunities.
Enjoy your new found patience like a hot cup of coffee - decaffeinated.
Be Your Own Fountain of Happiness.
Message from Jesus Christ.
How many of us have had these types of thoughts?
"If only I were in a relationship with that person would I be happy."
"If only I made more money would I then be happy."
"If only I were not in this job would I be more happy."
"If only I had a new car would I be happy."
"If only I had more time would I be happy."
While it is quite natural to want to improve your lot in life with more comfort and more pleasant companionship, I suggest to you that you can make yourself more happier right now instead of putting it off by waiting for certain situations to occur.
Would you be interested in being more happy right now?
Here is pratical advise for sustaining more happiness right here and right now - just let go of all your expectations right now!
Do you have an expectation that your children will be as neat and tidy as you? Let it go. Children are messy. To hold them to adult rules only makes the holder of the rule unhappy - that would be you.
Do you have an expectation that you will arrive at a certain destination by a certain time? Let it go. You can't control traffic. Having an expectation with elements that are not under your direct control is to invite frustration and stress into your life.
Do you have an expectation that certain people in your life will treat you in a certain way or say certain things to you? Let it go! You can't control what other people say and do. It is not realistic and creates unneeded sadness in your life.
Do you have career expectations tied to your age? Let it go. Holding yourself to fantasies and expectations will make you miserable. You are meant to live here now, not according to some rule you invented when you were twelve.
Let go of all these expectations and you will immediately find yourself in a happy place.
Faith in Miracles.
Message from Jesus Christ.
There are times in this world where things can look hopeless in your situation. Sometimes you are in a desperate state of affairs. You may be homeless or you may be stricken with a disease. You may be in deep despair and have given up on life, believing that his cruel world has won and oblivion will result.
Fear not, I tell you. Help is a prayer away. Pray to the Creator for help. Pray to the Creator for guidance. Pray to the Creator for understanding as to why you are in this situation. Pray for a Miracle.
A Miracle will come. Of that be of no doubt. Expect a Miracle and you will receive a Miracle.
Miracles come in many forms.
Some Miracles are enshrouded in Divine Mystery.
Don't try to figure it out.
Have no expectations of the Miracle itself.
Accept the Miracle with Gratitude and Grace.
Above all, you must ask for and then have Faith that the Miracle will arrive.
Message from Jesus Christ
The desire for all here on Earth are very similar. We seek to be our Authentic Selves. We long to be Truthful in all situations, to not break our Integrity for the sake of pleasing others or for obeying our fears.
The compulsion to please others and the giving into our fears are two sides of the same coin. They are fear. The compulsion to please others stems from the fear of being left alone. Many of us fear this so much they we break our integrity many times when we please others from a place of fear. We give away our power to others when we are in this fear.
I ask you, is this a desirable way of being?
The other side of this coin is the giving into fear. Our Authentic Self may find joy in a particular activity or event. But as the day arrives for the activity or event, nagging doubt of fear invades our thoughts and feelings and we succumb to the fear and cancel our engagement.
Have you had enough of this?
I had these very same issues growing up and maturing into adulthood. I had to grapple with these impulses and I had to find ways to overcome these things. I did this by releasing all my fears to our Creator. I invite you to do the same for our Creator is more than willing to help us when we ask for help for she is a loving Creator.
When you feel the nagging fear churning within you, immediately call upon the Creator and ask for help: "Creator please help me and take away this fear and replace it with courage, now. Thank you!" This simple prayer said when fear arises within you shall banish it.
I invite you to say it as many times a day as needed and to know that you are watched over and helped whenever you ask for help.
Message from Jesus.
Be Not Proud.
Many of us on Earth are proud of our heritage, of our country, of our associations. We are proud of our accomplishments and we are proud of the accomplishments of our children.
But what is Pride? It is the feeling of being better than another. It is a feeling of wanting to separate oneself from our neighbor and declare our self to be superior. It is a habit of those who think themselves more than others.
I am here to tell you that in the eyes of our Creator, we are all the same. We are loved the same and we are accepted the same no matter how rich or successful or popular we may be. I never thought of myself as special when I walked the Earth. I considered myself the same as all because I knew that we were from the same Creator.
Do you really want to consider yourself more than another aspect of the Creator? Somewhat presumptuous that would be. Do you wish to break this habit of Pride? Do you wish to be humble so that you can appreciate all of Creator's Children?
Denounce pride every morning with a simple statement, "Dear Creator, take away this Pride from me so that I can be free of it forever. Please replace it with the knowledge that all are created in Divine Perfection."
Now, throughout the day, when you see another, or greet another, or when you cross paths with another say to yourself, "There is the Creator within you."
Say this a hundred times day or a thousand times a day or ten thousand times a day and you will soon find yourself appreciating all whom you meet with a humble smile.
From Jesus on 5/26/17
During these turbulent times many are filled with fear for the future. I tell you that no good comes from chasing the future. The future does not yet exist and can be easily changed from moment to moment. Did you know that our Creator has decreed that no more major wars shall overtake the Earth? It is True and you will notice that no matter how hard the news outlets trumpet war have you noticed how these never ending series of emergencies seem to fizzle out? The war hawks have had their day on Earth for many thousands of years. This is now the Age of the Dove. "No more wars!" is the battle cry of the Dove. Everlasting Peace is arriving now. To quicken it's arrival you can help by staying present, staying in the here and now and enjoying the moment. Did I come across as too serious in the New Testament? I can tell you that I enjoyed laughing and conversing and, yes, even playing music. To be in the now is to enjoy the now. So lighten up! Go sing. Go dance. Even if you haven't done so in years, it's never too late to enjoy life right here and right now.
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.