Be still, so still that your breath
becomes an inflow and outflow of peace
from a Source deeper than mind,
body, or circumstance.
Drop all resisitance and feel yourself
embraced in an Ocean of stillness,
carried on waves of Grace.
Rest like a wave--
in an Ocean of peace
beyond its endurance.
For the Soul rests in God
with total assurance.
From the book; THE CATALYST FOR GRACE
by Patricia L. Ferrara
Though your sins be scarlet, you are white as snow. Only do not go back; do not sin again; do ot go back to the belief of a sense of separation from God. Do not go back to seeking your good from outside because after you have learned that the kingdom of God is within you and that you must let it flow up from the within to the without, if you then again go seeking it without, you create deeper sense of separation than you ever had before. Do not do it! Do not go back! Do not go back! "Go, and sin no more."
Do not go back to being hurt because somebody is not doing for you what you think he should: forgiving you, co-operating with you, or recogniziing your virtues. Do not go back to that. Loose him! Forgive him and let him go! You are alone with your God. You are alone in your god-being.
There are times when you are faced with the appearance of discord, inharmony, pain, lack, or limitation; and the temptation is to make a mental effort to indulge in vigorous thought-taking, affirmations, and denials in order to achieve peace and haromony.
Now reverse that, and whenever there is an appearance of discord, relax. Make no mental effort. Remember that your good does not come to you by might or by power, but by the very gentle Spirit. It does not come to you by your striving, by our efforts, by your thought-taking; it comes to you from the depths of you being, in stillness, in quietness, and in confidence.
You are not to try to achieve a healing. You are to be still and let the still small voice take over. You are to let the Spirit descend upon you. Rest. Rest right now in the midst of the disease, lack, discord, or inharmony that is disturbing you. Rest. Relax!
Hidden Manna chapter of "Leave your Nets" by
Joel S. Goldsmith