Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
CIMS DAILY LESSON
TRANSCRIBER’S NOTE: The Course text is in bold face. The Guidance is in normal type In His Guidance, He has asked Me to capitalize the pronouns You and We as an acknowledgement of the Divinity of All of Us, an acknowledgement of Equality, an expression of His Love and respect for You. When You see the word ‘YOU’ capitalized in the Guidance, know that He is not just speaking to YOU, He is honoring YOU.
L e s s o n 169
By grace I live. By grace I am released.
What is grace but the pure awareness of gratitude to God for all good Gifts. (The only kind He gives.) The mind is in such a state of happiness and peace from this Conscious Awareness. And We call it grace.
Gratitude is both the healer and the best awakener. Right now is the time for You to begin. Why tarry any longer in the dream, the insane nightmare? Freedom is at hand.
1 Grace is an aspect of the Love of God which is most like the state prevailing in the unity of truth. It is the world’s most lofty aspiration, for it leads beyond the world entirely. It is past learning yet the goal of learning, for grace cannot come until the mind prepares itself for true acceptance. Grace becomes inevitable instantly in those who have prepared a table where it can be gently laid and willingly received, an altar clean and holy for the gift. What makes this lovely altar but a grateful heart allways aware of God’s Goodness. What do I mean? How recently have You been grateful for the sunrise, the beauty of the new moon or running water? The laughter of a child, the kindness of someone helping another cross the street. The little things You take for granted are full with gratitude, awaiting Your grateful acknowledgement. Gratitude – also known as grace – is an open door to riches that await You.
2 Grace is acceptance of the Love of God within a world of seeming hate and fear. – Of supply Infinite in the very midst of seeming lack. – By grace alone the hate and fear are gone, for grace presents a state so opposite to everything the world contains that those whose minds are lighted by the gift of grace can not believe the world of fear is real. Remember God’s words to Hagar, planning to die of thirst in the land of Beer-sheba, of seven wells! “What ails Thee Hagar!” Hear Him say that to You in the midst of any struggle that seems overwhelming!
3 Grace is not learned. It is earned, but unselfconsciously, quite far from ‘human’ channels. It comes through Your gratitude for God and the desire to express His Love to All Your Others. His Love does fill You – as You allow It – and You pass this Love on to Your Brother. The point is that God need Be the Source of Your Love without all the ego’s limits. Freely this Love You receive, freely give. - The final step must go beyond all learning. Grace is not the goal this course aspires to attain. Yet we prepare for grace in that an open mind can hear the call to waken. – For to Awaken is the goal We seek, to leave the ego’s realm of evil dreams. But, You say, I can have a happy dream. How happy can it be if just one Brother is still in pain? Remember that the happy dream is the last step, not the goal. Keep Your mind open. – It is not shut tight against God’s Voice. It has become aware that there are things it does not know and thus is ready to accept a state completely different from experience with which it is familiarly at home. I know that this is just the hardest thing to comprehend, and that One must step blindly forth, not knowing, but only trusting.
4 We have perhaps appeared to contradict our statement that the revelation of the Father and the Son as one has been already set. But we have also said the mind determines when that time will be and has determined it. – For sure, it is not set in stone, for the loveless ego does stand to delay it. And the ego melts like the wicked witch of the west,1 not from water, but from Love. – And yet we urge you to bear witness to the Word of God to hasten the experience of truth and speed its advent into every mind which recognizes its effects on you. And how do You bear witness but to be a wonderful example of the pure Joy of Listening!
5 Oneness is simply the idea God is. The description of His Be-ing.
And in His Being, He encompasses all things. No mind holds anything but Him. To think You do is but the insanity of the ego. It’s not Your right mind!
We say “God is,” and then we cease to speak, – Have You heard words more beautiful than this? – for in that knowledge words are meaningless. For communication is wordless, replaced by Ideas.
There are no lips to speak them – again, communication now is through the Holy Silence – and no part of mind sufficiently distinct to feel that it is now aware of something not itself. It has united with its Source, and like its Source Itself, it merely is. This is no state of nothing, but a Universe of Love teeming with Life and Beauty and Goodness, and perfect happiness.
6 We cannot speak nor write nor even think of this at all. It comes to every mind when total recognition that its will is God’s has been completely given and received completely. This comes from willingness to discard the ego by turning always to God or the Holy Spirit.
It returns the mind into the endless present, where the past and future cannot be conceived. It lies beyond salvation-past all thought of time, forgiveness, and the holy face of Christ. Where contentment comes from communion with the Holy Spirit, or with the Father. At this holy point, now You know that You and I are equals. For together are Our minds stayed on God. We have reJoined through the Holy Spirit. How We so much Love One another.
The Son of God has merely disappeared into His Father, as his Father has in him. The world has never been at all. For in the world Father and Son are not seen or known as One. For more clarity, let Us say that God and Christ are now seen and known as One. No other Knowing is necessary.
Eternity remains a constant state. As does Your pure, Divine Identity.
7 This is beyond experience we try to hasten. – You must first make the decision from Your little willingness. – Yet forgiveness, taught and learned, brings with it the experiences – of joy, peace and Love – which bear witness that the time the mind itself determined to abandon all but this is now at hand. – When freely willing to forgive, You find Your escape from the ego’s bondage. – We do not hasten it, in that what you will offer was concealed from Him Who teaches what forgiveness means. I’ll bet You wish I’d said this more clearly! Ah, just one word and You understood it. Now let Us share with Every One. What was concealed was the deepest hatred, manifest as but something less, like annoyance. Now this hatred – and its brother fear – have but been diffused – or de-fused – by Your willingness to Love.
All learning was already in His Mind, accomplished and complete. He recognized all that time holds and gave it to all minds that each one might determine from a point where time has ended when it is released to revelation and eternity. This does speak of Me as doorway to Our dear Holy Spirit. For We do share Him.
8 We have repeated several times before that you but make a journey that is done. For oneness must be here. Whatever time the mind has set for revelation is entirely irrelevant to what must be a constant state, forever as it always was; forever to remain as it is now. We merely take the part assigned long since and fully recognized as perfectly fulfilled by Him Who wrote salvation’s script in His Creator’s name and in the name of His Creator’s Son. What did write the script but God and the Son’s own Reality: the Holy Spirit. Your Healer is but What You really are.
9 There is no need to further clarify what no one in the world can understand. When revelation of your oneness comes, it will be known and fully understood. Now we have work to do, for those in time can speak of things beyond and listen to words which explain what is to come is past already. Yet what meaning can the words convey to those who count the hours still and rise and work and go to sleep by them? Ah! You got a glimpse there – didn’t You? – of the freedom of timeless Eternity. I promise You: To be Awake is great!
10 Suffice it, then, that you have work to do to play your part. The ending must remain obscure to you until your part is done. It does not matter. For your part is still what all the rest depends on. As you take the role assigned to you, salvation comes a little nearer each uncertain heart that does not beat as yet in tune with God. – A feeling quite apart from ‘matter’; to have Your heart beat in rhythm with God, Love. Forgiveness is the central theme which runs throughout salvation, holding all its parts in meaningful relationships, the course it runs directed, and its outcome sure. What is forgiveness but willingness to Love instead of hate?
11 And now we ask for grace, the final gift salvation can bestow. Experience that grace provides will end in time, for grace foreshadows Heaven yet does not replace the thought of time but for a little while. The interval suffices. It is here that miracles are laid, to be returned by you from holy instants you receive through grace in your experience to all who see the light that lingers on your face. When miracles occur, time has been – let Us say – suspended. And in that suspension, all the ‘rules’ of time – i.e. the rules of the dream – are suspended too. Reality bursts in as a miracle, or so You call it. Yet it is simply that the Rules of Reality have prevailed. Such is irreversible True Healing.
12 What is the face of Christ but his who went a moment into timelessness and brought a clear reflection of the unity he felt an instant back to bless the world? How could you finally attain to it forever while a part of you remains outside, unknowing, unawakened, and in need of you as witness to the truth? You do know these moments, so many of You! Let them come to mind again, then step easily out of the unconsciousness of the world and into Reality!
For You who have not yet experienced it, ask within Your mind for it, and to be reminded of any one that You might have forgotten. (Thanks to the ego!) Let the Holy Spirit do remind You.
13 Be grateful to return, as you were glad to go an instant and accept the gifts that grace provided you. You carry them back to yourself. And revelation stands not far behind. Its coming is ensured. The Living Truth – the Holy Spirit – is now here to help You.
We ask for grace and for experience that comes from grace. We welcome the release it offers everyone. We do not ask for the unaskable. We do not look beyond what grace can give. For this we can give in the grace that has been given us. The grace – the Love itself– will be enough. Much more than enough. Stop Your worrying.
14 Our learning goal today does not exceed this prayer, yet in the world, what could be more than what we ask this day of Him Who gives the grace we ask as it was given Him?
15 By grace I live. By grace I am released.
By grace I give. By grace I will release.
Let Us say it as well with Love:
By Love I live, by Love I am released. By Love I give. By Love I will release.
By Love I become willing to release.
[Thank you Dear Brother]
*Sun~Rose is the scribe of the recently published book, “YOU ARE LOVED AND SAFE: PREP NOTES FOR EXPERIENCING GOD’S LOVE“, Jesus’ Guidance on the Miracle Principles
She is also author of, “RADIANT LIFE: RAW FOOD AND THE PRESENCE OF LOVE”BOTH now available on amazon.com