1-45. The Peace of God exists everywhere. It is in your Mind. You can try to hide from it. When you do, you hide only from yourself.
The Peace of God is found in the unflinching and unyielding acceptance of Truth. This is not difficult to achieve or to accomplish. In Truth, you need to do nothing at all to remember the Peace of God. It may appear to be difficult. It may appear to require much effort, many years of training or other trials before you can lay down all that you have placed over the Peace of God. This is not actually True at all. No effort is required to be yourself. It is an effortless acceptance of Truth that will free you from all of the illusions that appear to hide the Heart of God from you. But to shed illusions can, at times, require training, if only because it required time for those same illusions to be formed and reinforced within your mind. The Peace of God is everywhere, for God is everywhere. There is nowhere to go, no journey to take and no destination to reach. You are already Home. You never left Heaven. It is here with you now. But you have developed a set of beliefs that appear to hide the Light of Love from your heart. In these beliefs, you attempt to trade Truth for illusion. Of course this exchange is without meaning. But it is a bargain you have struck regardless, an exchange with your ego that appears to offer what you want for yourself. You do not want this illusionary transaction. It only appears to offer, quite temporarily, something of value to you. To believe the ego is to comply. To accept the teachings of this world and to be drowned within its layers of pain, suffering and loss. There is nothing to lose, for the Gifts of God cannot be taken from you. Nor can you give them up or relinquish your True Nature. But you can look away from it, seeing instead a world that appears to embody at nearly every turn an isolating world of bodies, separate and frail, destined to degrade and eventually decay into the soil from which they were created. To try to hide from yourself is of no value to you. But you may believe that it has value. In this belief, you may try to trade illusions for Truth. This will suffice for some time, perhaps even for a very long time as it is measured in this world. But it will not do forever. There will come a time when hiding from Love will no longer be acceptable to you. This may not occur suddenly or all at once. It may begin as a slowly growing recognition within your heart that there is more. Specifically, that there must be more, for what you see before you could not possibly be all that there is that is actually Real. Your mind is a deep ocean of thoughts. There are a great many levels, depths to be explored and much that likely remains firmly outside of your general awareness. This is of no consequence. To dwell on the surface of your mind is not to void all that supports the uppermost layers. They are necessary, fundamental and absolutely present at all times and in all situations. Within the deeper layers of your mind is the memory of the Love of God. You have not forgotten this Love. You have chosen to look out and to see another world, one in which you are alone and isolated. But simply because this is your present perspective does not mean that there are no other ways of regarding your mind. Some of these levels do not present concepts or experiences that can be readily accepted. Some are not designed to accessible through thought, as thought is a system of abstraction that serves to designate certain concepts as shortcuts for experience. To know is not to experience. But to Experience is to know, in a manner so much more fundamental than thought that to express this concept in words utterly fails to even begin to approach its simple Truth. To hide from yourself is to attempt to hide from God. What meaning is there in this? How could this be possible? How, and even more importantly, why, would you ever attempt to hide from God? What purpose could this possibly serve? There is but one answer that has any rationality. It is to protect your ego from its inevitable dissolution, from dissolving into the nothingness that was its origin and its destiny. The ego is not real. It is formed of nothing, does nothing, offers nothing and has no value to you. The Peace of God is All. It is the unshakably certain Experience of Love, a transcending of all illusions and a return to your Home. You will not find this Experience outside of your mind. You will not need to journey anywhere, learn anything new or change yourself in any way. You need only accept that the Peace of God has always been with you, knowing you forever as only Love. To accept this Grace, this truly Glorious Peace, is but to accept yourself just as you were Created. To accept yourself as you were Created is but to allow all illusions of unworthiness, pain, loss, fear, regret and isolation to fall away as the untrue concepts of the ego that they have always been. There is nothing else but Love. It is All. The memory of this Glory and Peace exists within the deepest part of your mind. Unify with it. Allow it to rise to the surface. Allow all else to fall away. Look into your heart. Accept nothing less than Truth. Do not look to others for guidance. All that you have ever needed has already been Given to you. It is in your heart. It is but the clearest of Truths. Because you are Loved, you have, and are, Peace everlasting.