LIVE ACIM SEASON 2
REST in GOD is a portal to the Eternal, now!
Welcome—we are so glad you can join us to REST!
"We ask for rest today, and quietness unshaken by the world's appearances. We ask for peace and stillness, in the midst of all the turmoil born of clashing dreams. We ask for safety and for happiness, although we seem to look on danger and on sorrow. And we have the thought that will answer our asking with what we request."
I REST IN GOD —ACIM (W-pI.109)
MAKE THE COMMITMENT FIRST
In our lives we have made many commitments that seem to get in the way of RESTING in GOD
~ LET'S DO A BRIEF EXERCISE: so we are not in conflict with ourselves ~
Light your candle. Take a deep breath and allow any thoughts that seem more pressing than Resting in God.
Notice the itch to take "responsibility" for your life, your body, the world and other bodies. Write out any thoughts beliefs and desires associated with these "responsibilities" so that we may hand them over to the Holy Spirit to take care of.
In order to REST in GOD we must Accept our One true Responsibility—The Atonement. (Forgiveness for what never was) This also allows us to accept the power of our conflicting beliefs and desires that lead to feelings of "false responsibility" and overwhelm.
In A Course in Miracles "false responsibility" and defense are synonymous: "defense ... gives illusions full reality, and then attempts to handle them as real. It adds illusions to illusions, thus making correction doubly difficult. And it is this you do when you attempt to plan the future, activate the past, or organize the present as you wish." —ACIM (W-pI.135.1)
Once we are aware of where we have committed "personally" to upholding the world (an impossible task) we can freely give that passion and commitment to the Holy Spirit to use for Awakening. When we accept that we have a lot of faith invested in maintaining this reality, it is easier to offer that burden to the Holy Spirit to care for—as we take a moment to REST in GOD.
Remember you are free to take back your burdens at the end—or simply continue RESTING in GOD!
Allow the feeling of relief to well up in you and click the button when you feel ready.