Thursday, December 10, 2020
A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #109, I rest in God
I rest in God
First, after years of pursuing the idols of the ego expecting that their acquisition will make us happy, it dawns on us that we have been conned by the big lie. This contributes to a period of confusion, anxiety, depression, resentment, cynicism and hopelessness until it dawns on us that there must be a better way.
This dawning leads then to a search. We are seeking what will bring us peace, contentment, and joy. We learn that rather than seeking fulfillment in the world of the ego, we will find it in a willingness to listen and follow the will of God, our Higher Power. It is in this letting go of control and turning it over that we finally come to rest in God.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, this switch from willfulness to willingness occurs in the third step when we finally admit that by ourselves our lives are unmanageable and we turn them over to the care of God.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and in this search we arrive at the understanding that every person has inherent worth and dignity and that we are just a part of the interdependent web of existence which is the Ground of Our Being.
Today, we are asked to take five minutes every hour and more often as we desire to remind ourselves that we are not alone but part of something much greater than ourselves which some call God in which we can rest.
My Kind Of Church Music
Lullaby by Tom Rush