Rest In Peace is the saying when someone dies and leaves this human form…but what about when we are alive? Why do we wait until we die to actually rest?
Are we ever able to rest in peace?
This morning I began writing a piece about this because I have been searching and searching for a place that would be quiet enough so I could find some peace. But I cannot turn off the noise that is running around in my head like a kid in a panic over who knows what.
Here we go I believe and know this to be true, that we are to rest in the darkness. Why? Because you cannot always live in the light, if you did you would end up being burned or simply just dry out. You need the darkness to rest. But this is what ends up happening instead. We get scared and try to get out and or avoid it and be worried about the darkness. This could be a situation that is bothering you. A thought you are having that is causing you stress, sadness etc.
Instead we should just rest.
At night in the dark what do we do? We are to rest while we sleep.
Whoa… wait a minute is what this RIP really means?? We see it on head stones in cemeteries and use it as an expression to someone who has died. But what if we we are to Rest in Peace even when we are alive.
A plant needs to rest and will do so when it’s dark . All things need to rest.
We have compliantly lost what that means and even how to do it. Meaning we have been taught how to do so.
During a stormy time in your life when things seem dark – you should be resting in peace. Perhaps sit calmly and just breathe, trust, believe there’s a purpose and you will come out of it. You’ll come through it into the light. But we end up getting stuck trying to fight the darkness, racing to solve the puzzle first, to get a ahead to consume all we can.
We have forgotten to rest. Stop resisting what is right now. Live in the light, that is where our attention should be. Stop giving the darkness all your attention. All this darkness we have all around us is demanding for us to stop and rest. It’s getting louder and louder and yet we don’t listen, we don’t understand what is really happening.. what it really means . It’s only going to get bigger and louder until we have no choice but to rest because we’ll be so broken. Think about it when someone breaks down or even breaks a bone..what happens?
They are to rest.
We will get so beat up and feel so broken that there will be nothing left. We will then be searching for a darker space to hide so we can finally rest.
Picture a hurt and wounded animal they’ll wander off and hide in the shadows to rest and heal.
All this wisdom we’ve learned from all these years and have passed down and we’ve missed this one.
But hey we’ve created this magic paper to chase we call money. And how it can control people.
That’s helpful to who??
May you Rest in Peace because resting in any other way is not really resting.
I would have to say that this is why there’s a world calling for meditation and prayer. It’s a way for people to know and to experience what resting in peace really means.
What if the RIP we read on tombstones are really a message from the other side…