‘I rest in God.’ This thought will bring to you the rest and quiet, peace and stillness, and the safety and the happiness you seek. ‘I rest in God.’ This thought has power to wake the sleeping truth in you, whose vision sees beyond appearances to that same truth in everyone and everything there is. Here is the end of suffering for all the world, and everyone who ever came and yet will come to linger for a while. Here is the thought in which the Son of God is born again, to recognize himself.
In Him you have no cares and no concerns, no burdens, no anxiety, no pain, no fear of future and no past regrets. In timelessness you rest, while time goes by without its touch upon you, for your rest can never change in any way at all. You rest today. And as you close your eyes, sink into stillness. Let these periods of rest and respite reassure your mind that all its frantic fantasies were but the dreams of fever that has passed away. Let it be still and thankfully accept its healing. No more fearful dreams will come, now that you rest in God. Take time today to slip away from dreams and into peace. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 109, W-pI.109.2,5. See also ACIM Lesson 109 Insights.)
We need to train our minds to consistently look beyond every appearance in the world. By definition an appearance is something perceived that is believed to be different from what we believe we are. This appearance is inherently meaningless because in truth, we are one with all that is Real. There is nothing true to perceive outside of us.
When we let ourselves rest in God, we are resting in the changeless peace and safety of God’s Love. Nothing else exists in truth. We rest in God when we let the Holy Spirit, our true Self, guide our vision. It will always show us the truth beyond all appearances.
The daily practice of mentally stepping back from our focus on appearances and resting in God’s peace will help us learn to disregard the meaning we give appearances and remember our safety and our joy. With this practice we bring peace to the world.
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