Guidance from Elder Brother
[as it appeared in the April 2011 Newsletter]
GUIDANCE ON EASTER and the RESURRECTION
[Words from A Course in Miracles-original edition are Bold and Gold ]
It has been said that every Sunday is a little Easter. And I am going to bring Easter much more present than that statement. The Truth is that every instant is a potential Holy Instant – or full-blown Easter.
Your Resurrection or Awakening is present with You – as You – at this very moment, quietly, expectantly, waiting for Your willingness. That’s very simple, isn’t it? Sounds too simple. I must be Someone special since You don’t know of another example of Resurrection, although You may have heard there are Others, living off in the Himalayan mountains, but They’re special too.
Well what have I said to You when discussing the Miracle Principles? Every One of You is special, priceless and precious to God. And I will again quote Saint Augustine: God loves Each One of Us as if there were only One of Us. That makes You – All of You – the “only begotten Son”, just as I am.
And so, how is it that Your Resurrection/Awakening is right now present, not just with You, but as You? … … It’s the Holy Spirit! It’s Your True Mind. Today We are working with Lesson 69, although I could excerpt from any of the Lessons, We will use where We are today.
You have, for the most part, heretofore, thought of Resurrection as something happening to the body. Well it is not. It is a transformation of the mind, from little m mind to capital M Mind; from the ego state of thought to the Holy Spirit’s Knowing.
Think of your mind – and the mind We are looking to reach is the Mind You know – or have heard of and which is now being described – as a vast round area, – as the Holy Spirit, hidden from view, – surrounded by – where You are abiding now, which is almost always the limited ego sense of mind, that here in this lesson, is being visually described as – a layer of heavy dark clouds. You can see only the clouds because you seem to be standing outside the whole area, and quite apart from it. So seems the Holy Spirit to You, as not a part of You but something separate, mystical and magical, and far more than You could ever be.
And so – From where you stand, you can see no reason to believe there is a brilliant light hidden by the clouds. The clouds seem to be the only reality. Just as ego thinking seems to be Your only mind. They seem to be all there is to see. And so You do not realize how much there is to You and how very marvelous You are. Therefore you do not attempt to go through them and past them, which is the only way in which you would be really convinced of their lack of substance. – for cloudy doubtful thoughts are so often what and how You think You are. So You need encouragement, and this is what I give You now. We will make this attempt today. This effort will not be half-hearted but joyous and enthusiastic!
This is how I approached My Resurrection: with great joy and enthusiasm. The certainty of God as all Reality – and therefore, My Consciousness – shone as blazing Light, keeping Me from slipping into the human dream of anger, fear, and crucifixion, all clamoring for My attention. I lived – and still do – the glorious words to God from Isaiah 26:3: “Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on Thee.”
And He is keeping You in perfect peace too, as You stay Your mind on Him.
This is Your Resurrection and Your Awakening. Your Easter Joy.
Where, You may be thinking of Yourself, is My crucifixion? There is no crucifixion for You. Only the ego sense feels crucified because it has been crucifying You for eons. Is it not time to accept Your freedom?
As the moon retires in the light of the sun, let Us together retire crucifixion in Light of Resurrection. The true retirement of crucifixion is the Awakening which brings the disappearance of the ego. And the ego sense is all that will disappear in the Resurrection of Awakening. Where You thought a painful and a troubled world abided so clearly will it be seen that the Kingdom of Heaven has been here all along.
Feel My Love for All of You, as I rejoice in Your Resurrection. For what is Resurrection but Your dwelling once again as Your rightful place: the Holy Spirit and You as a joyous One, the Belovèd Son of God You are, and have always been, despite the endless, troubled dreams that hid Yourself from You. Our Father waits with joyous expectation for Your glad return.
All that’s asked is that little willingness for miracles abound, and Your glad Homecoming encourages all the sleeping Sons of God to waken and make the journey with You, the journey without distance, as Heaven waits for You right here and now.
You have long confused Heaven with the dream of dying. This could not be farther from the Truth. Heaven is the true experience of Life Awake instead of life asleep. For the two experiences are both at hand, right where You are. You have chosen dreaming for so long, there hadn’t seemed to be another choice. And so I’m here to offer You a far, far better sense of Life than dreaming endless, fitful dreams that You perceive as lifetimes.
How real is Your sleeping dream? The waking one is no more true. Your Resurrection, just like Mine, is from the unreal to the Real. Nowhere to actually go, it’s just a simple change of Mind from Me to We. From separation and loneliness to inclusion and a Love and safety long forgotten. And yet this Love has not forgotten You. You will not lose Your loved Ones for They will come along with You, inspired by Your Joy.
How does this journey begin? The same way that it ends: You Joining with the Holy Spirit, and He is What You really are. All fear is gone forever, melted by the Love of God, exemplified as He and now as You. You had forgotten Who You are: joyous Son and Daughter of the King.
*Sun~Rose is the scribe of the recently published book,
She is also author of, “RADIANT LIFE: RAW FOOD AND THE PRESENCE OF LOVE”BOTH now available on amazon.com