The entirety of Lesson 50 is so powerful, but these first two paragraphs jar us into a stunning realization:

W-pI.50.1. Here is the answer to every problem that will confront you, today and tomorrow and throughout time. In this world, you believe you are sustained by everything but God. Your faith is placed in the most trivial and insane symbols; pills, money, "protective" clothing, influence, prestige, being liked, knowing the "right" people, and an endless list of forms of nothingness that you endow with magical powers.

W-pI.50.2. All these things are your replacements for the Love of God. All these things are cherished to ensure a body identification. They are songs of praise to the ego. Do not put your faith in the worthless. It will not sustain you.

This lesson takes everything we think can heal and help us and shows us how misplaced is our belief.

All these things of the world and bodies have one and only one purpose: to keep us mindless. Which is the way we preserve our choice for the ego.

And with the ego, we will always, always experience some form of pain, some form of sadness, and some form of fear. Even if there seem to be brief moments of respite, they never last long.

We can, and never will be, sustained by what the ego has to offer.

However, there is another choice we can make. Which is recognizing our choice for the ego and saying "no thank you" to it. This allows us to make a different choice.

And when we do, as this lessons describes, we are transported "high above all the perceived dangers of this world into a climate of perfect peace and safety. A state of mind that nothing can threaten, nothing can disturb, and where nothing can intrude upon the eternal calm of the Son of God."


Lesson 50: I am sustained by the Love of God.

W-pI.50.1. Here is the answer to every problem that will confront you, today and tomorrow and throughout time. In this world, you believe you are sustained by everything but God. Your faith is placed in the most trivial and insane symbols; pills, money, "protective" clothing, influence, prestige, being liked, knowing the "right" people, and an endless list of forms of nothingness that you endow with magical powers.

W-pI.50.2. All these things are your replacements for the Love of God. All these things are cherished to ensure a body identification. They are songs of praise to the ego. Do not put your faith in the worthless. It will not sustain you.

W-pI.50.3. Only the Love of God will protect you in all circumstances. It will lift you out of every trial, and raise you high above all the perceived dangers of this world into a climate of perfect peace and safety. It will transport you into a state of mind that nothing can threaten, nothing can disturb, and where nothing can intrude upon the eternal calm of the Son of God.

W-pI.50.4. Put not your faith in illusions. They will fail you. Put all your faith in the Love of God within you; eternal, changeless and forever unfailing. This is the answer to whatever confronts you today. Through the Love of God within you, you can resolve all seeming difficulties without effort and in sure confidence. Tell yourself this often today. It is a declaration of release from the belief in idols. It is your acknowledgment of the truth about yourself.

W-pI.50.5. For ten minutes, twice today, morning and evening, let the idea for today sink deep into your consciousness. Repeat it, think about it, let related thoughts come to help you recognize its truth, and allow peace to flow over you like a blanket of protection and surety. Let no idle and foolish thoughts enter to disturb the holy mind of the Son of God. Such is the Kingdom of Heaven. Such is the resting place where your Father has placed you forever.