Lesson 182 ~ Guidance Scribed by Sun~Rose


Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
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CIMS DAILY LESSON

LESSON ONE HUNDRED-EIGHTY-TWO

Love's Guidance

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  182

I will be still a moment and go home.  The moment that My mind does become quiet, I find no distance between Myself and peace; and where does peace abide but Home.

1 This world you seem to live in is not home to you. And somewhere in your mind you know that this is true.  – Have You not often felt like a stranger in an even stranger land?  For You are stranger to Yourself. – A memory of home keeps haunting you, as if there were a place that called you to return, although you do not recognize the Voice nor what it is the Voice reminds you of. Yet still you feel an alien here, from somewhere all unknown. Nothing so definite that you could say with certainty you are an exile here. Just a persistent feeling, sometimes not more than a tiny throb, at other times hardly remembered, actively dismissed, but surely to return to mind again.  These words are My Gift of safety to You.  The world that You inhabit is but a nightmare from which You can now Awaken!

2 No one but knows whereof we speak. Yet some try to put by their suffering in games they play to occupy their time and keep their sadness from them. Others will deny that they are sad and do not recognize their tears at all. Still others will maintain that what we speak of is illusion, not to be considered more than but a dream. Yet who in simple honesty, without defensiveness and self-deception, would deny he understands the words we speak?  The joy You feel from the time We spend together is most assuredly quite real!  The entire point of all My words is for You to make the connection!  My words above are for You dear Brothers and Sisters who have yet to make the connection.  We miss You.

3 We speak today for everyone who walks this world, for he is not at home. He goes uncertainly about in endless search, seeking in darkness what he cannot find, not recognizing what it is he seeks. A thousand homes he makes, yet none contents his restless mind. He does not understand he builds in vain. The home he seeks can not be made by him. There is no substitute for Heaven. All he ever made was hell.  You now understand Your lack of dissatisfaction with Your life – in other words Your outrageous joy – comes wholly from Our connection and is but a natural consequence of Our relationship.  I share this with You here in the Guidance that All Brothers can know what joy does await them!1

4 Perhaps you think it is your childhood home that you would find again. – Dreamers romanticize their childhoods as a time of innocence, yet how innocent is the attack on God that brings most of You to the dream? – The childhood of your body – Yes!  You are starting to understand!  This whole dream is about thinking that You are but a body that is self-contained, complete within itself.  And yet, it is as pointless as the single pinky of which We spoke.  On its own, of what use is it? – and its place of shelter are a memory now so distorted that you merely hold a picture of a past that never happened. Yet there is a Child in you Who seeks His Father’s house and knows that He is alien here.  – My use of the word Child here does not mean immature or incomplete in any way.  We could say that the offspringing Ray is Child to the Sun. – This Childhood is eternal, with an innocence that will endure forever. Where this Child shall go is holy ground. It is His holiness that lights up Heaven and that brings to earth the pure reflection of the light above, wherein are earth and Heaven joined as one.  This is so crucial, that You need understand Your Holiness.  Religions long have taught – some more than others – that All are but miserable sinners, inherently profane.  All You are are miserable Dreamers!  Awaken to Your Holiness.

5 It is this Child in you your Father knows as His own Son. It is this Child Who knows His Father. He desires to go home so deeply, so unceasingly, His voice cries unto you to let Him rest a while. It is a tremendous strain to pretend to be what You’re not.  For this reason sleeping was invented.

He does not ask for more than just a few instants of respite-just an interval in which He can return to breathe again the holy air that fills His Father’s house.  As We sit here together, You have allowed Your True Self free.  How good it does feel!

You are His home as well. He will return. But give Him just a little time to be Himself within the peace that is His home, resting in silence and in peace and love.  A little respite from the mop closet.He so deserves it.  Only God is as worthy of Your Love?

6 This Child needs your protection. He is far from home. He is so little that He seems so easily shut out, His tiny Voice so readily obscured, His calls for help almost unheard amid the grating sounds and harsh and rasping noises of the world. Yet does He know that in you still abides His sure protection. You will fail Him not. He will go home, and you along with Him.  Now that You see the parallels with the child in Omelas, does the full selfishness of the ego become apparent.2

7 This Child is your defenselessness, your strength.  The defenselessness in which Your safety lies forever, despite its seemingly precarious position in Your mind.

He trusts in you. He came because He knew you would not fail. He whispers of His home unceasingly to you. For He would bring you back with Him, that He Himself might stay and not return again where He does not belong and where He lives an outcast in a world of alien thoughts. His patience has no limits. He will wait until you hear His gentle Voice within you, calling you to let Him go in peace along with you to where He is at home and you with Him.  Feel His Love for You.  Allow Yourself to let It in Your heart.

8 When you are still an instant, when the world recedes from you, when valueless ideas cease to have value in your restless mind, then will you hear His Voice. So poignantly He calls to you that you will not resist Him longer. In that instant, He will take you to His home, and you will stay with Him in perfect stillness, silent and at peace, beyond all words, untouched by fear and doubt, sublimely certain that you are at home.  Can such a small silent Voice really be Your Guide?  Remember Elijah and the still small Voice of God.  Standing behind Silence is the Power of the Universe, on beyond mighty.

9 Rest with Him frequently today. – He’s the very best of all companions. – For He was willing to become a little child that you might learn of Him how strong is he who comes without defenses, offering only love’s messages to those who think he is their enemy. He holds the might of Heaven in His hand and calls them friend, and gives His strength to them that they may see He would be Friend to them. He asks but they protect Him, for His home is far away, and He will not return to it alone.  You understand that true defenselessness is but All Power.

10 Christ is reborn as but a little Child each time a wanderer would leave his home. For he must learn that what he would protect is but this Child, Who comes defenseless and Who is protected by defenselessness. Go home with Him from time to time today. You are as much an alien here as He.  You know that, don’t You?  Every single One of You who dreams does know Your alienation, for it is but another word for separation.  Your seeming separation from God is just agonizing.  It is the centre and circumference of all suffering, the root of all pain.

11 Take time today to lay aside your shield which profits nothing and lay down the spear and sword you raised against an enemy without existence. Christ has called you friend and brother. He has even come to you to ask your help in letting Him go home completed and completely. He has come as does a little child who must beseech his father for protection and for love. He rules the universe, and yet He asks unceasingly that you return with Him and take illusions as your gods no more.  The delusion that seems so real isn’t.

12 You have not lost your innocence. It is for this you yearn. This is your heart’s desire. This is the Voice you hear, and this the Call which cannot be denied. The holy Child remains with you. – It’s Your True Nature. – His home is yours. – Why not accept His Love invitation? – Today He gives you His defenselessness, and you accept it in exchange for all the toys of battle you have made. And now the way is open, and the journey has an end in sight at last. Be still a moment and go home with Him, and be at peace a while.  And what would it mean if the moment – Your Holy Instant – became a Holy Hour, Holy Day, or Holy Forever? My goal then is Be-ing accomplished!

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1 Brother is speaking to Me (Sun~Rose) directly here so that Every One may understand what Joy awaits You All!  Remember: Every One is special!

2 Ursula LeGuin’s stunning short story: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.

This is from washblog.com:

You can read the story in its entirety at http://harelbarzilai.org/words/omelas.txt.  The following is a brief excerpt–

In a basement under one of the beautiful public buildings of Omelas, or perhaps in the cellar of one of its spacious private homes, there is a room. It has one locked door, and no window. A little light seeps in dustily between cracks in the boards, secondhand from a cobwebbed window somewhere across the cellar. In one corner of the little room a couple of mops, with stiff, clotted, foul-smelling heads, stand near a rusty bucket. The floor is dirt, a little damp to the touch, as cellar dirt usually is.

The room is about three paces long and two wide: a mere broom closet or disused tool room. In the room, a child is sitting. It could be a boy or a girl. It looks about six, but actually is nearly ten. It is feeble-minded. Perhaps it was born defective, or perhaps it has become imbecile through fear, malnutrition, and neglect.

They all know it is there, all the people of Omelas. Some of them have come to see it, others are content merely to know it is there. They all know that it has to be there. Some of them understand why, and some do not, but they all understand that their happiness, the beauty of their city, the tenderness of their friendships, the health of their children, the wisdom of their scholars, the skill of their makers, even the abundance of their harvest and the kindly weathers of their skies, depend wholly on this child’s abominable misery.

http://www.washblog.com/story/2010/3/24/43727/7506

INTRODUCTION to Lessons 181 – 200

I181:1 Our next few lessons make a special point of firming up your willingness to make your weak commitment strong, your scattered goals blend into one intent. – All commitment does start with this one thing: just the little willingness to do it, whatever it takes.  So even if You do slip and fall, You get right up again. – You are not asked for total dedication all the time, as yet. But you are asked to practice now in order to attain the sense of peace such unified commitment will bestow, if only intermittently. It is experiencing this which makes it sure that you will give your total willingness to following the way the course sets forth.  How did He segue from the little willingness to total?!  (He is laughing hard!)  Only the ego would ask that question!  By now, don’t You think that You should know Me!  Give Me an inch of good, and I’ll give You back a mile of it.  Give Me a drop of Love, and I’ll return to You an ocean.

With what are We dealing but the Divine Qualities of God.  Life, Truth and Love.  Spirit, Soul and Mind.  Holy Divine Principle, Its Joy and Peace.  How precious are the attributes of God.  They are Your treasure.  And where Your treasure is, there is Your Love.

2 Our lessons now are geared specifically to widening horizons – by loosening the ego’s stranglehold that it has on You – and direct approaches to the special blocks which keep your vision narrow and too limited to let you see the value of our goal.  What has it been that has severely narrowed Your horizons?

Well, what else but sir and lady ego?

We are attempting now to lift these blocks, however briefly. Words alone can not convey the sense of liberation which their lifting brings. – Yes, that day that Helen had, recounted in “Absence From Felicity”1 is a perfect example.  Every day – and every moment can and will be like that! – But the experience of freedom and of peace that comes as you give up your tight control of what you see speaks for itself. Your motivation will be so intensified that words become of little consequence. You will be sure of what you want and what is valueless.  The ego will attempt to deter Your progress, tell You that You can’t sustain such an experience.  And yet the ego is always lying.  Do not believe it.  Tell it to shut up, and really mean it!

3 And so we start our journey beyond words by concentrating first on what impedes our progress still. Experience of what exists beyond defensiveness remains beyond achievement while it is denied. It may be there, but you cannot accept its presence.  For You are quite defended against It.  And what does live in the Silence but experience of perfect Love and safety. So we now attempt to go past all defenses for a little while each day. No more than this is asked because no more than this is needed. It will be enough to guarantee the rest will come.  One Holy Moment is but a promise of All which await Your invitation!

[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

Lesson 181 ~ Guidance Scribed by Sun~Rose


Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
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CIMS DAILY LESSON

LESSON ONE HUNDRED-EIGHTY-ONE

Love's Guidance

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.

INTRODUCTION to Lessons 181 – 200

I181:1 Our next few lessons make a special point of firming up your willingness to make your weak commitment strong, your scattered goals blend into one intent. – All commitment does start with this one thing: just the little willingness to do it, whatever it takes.  So even if You do slip and fall, You get right up again. – You are not asked for total dedication all the time, as yet. But you are asked to practice now in order to attain the sense of peace such unified commitment will bestow, if only intermittently. It is experiencing this which makes it sure that you will give your total willingness to following the way the course sets forth.  How did He segue from the little willingness to total?!  (He is laughing hard!)  Only the ego would ask that question!  By now, don’t You think that You should know Me!  Give Me an inch of good, and I’ll give You back a mile of it.  Give Me a drop of Love, and I’ll return to You an ocean.

With what are We dealing but the Divine Qualities of God.  Life, Truth and Love.  Spirit, Soul and Mind.  Holy Divine Principle, Its Joy and Peace.  How precious are the attributes of God.  They are Your treasure.  And where Your treasure is, there is Your Love.

2 Our lessons now are geared specifically to widening horizons – by loosening the ego’s stranglehold that it has on You – and direct approaches to the special blocks which keep your vision narrow and too limited to let you see the value of our goal.  What has it been that has severely narrowed Your horizons?

Well, what else but sir and lady ego?

We are attempting now to lift these blocks, however briefly. Words alone can not convey the sense of liberation which their lifting brings. – Yes, that day that Helen had, recounted in “Absence From Felicity”1 is a perfect example.  Every day – and every moment can and will be like that! – But the experience of freedom and of peace that comes as you give up your tight control of what you see speaks for itself. Your motivation will be so intensified that words become of little consequence. You will be sure of what you want and what is valueless.  The ego will attempt to deter Your progress, tell You that You can’t sustain such an experience.  And yet the ego is always lying.  Do not believe it.  Tell it to shut up, and really mean it!

3 And so we start our journey beyond words by concentrating first on what impedes our progress still. Experience of what exists beyond defensiveness remains beyond achievement while it is denied. It may be there, but you cannot accept its presence.  For You are quite defended against It.  And what does live in the Silence but experience of perfect Love and safety. So we now attempt to go past all defenses for a little while each day. No more than this is asked because no more than this is needed. It will be enough to guarantee the rest will come.  One Holy Moment is but a promise of All which await Your invitation!

L e s s o n  181

I trust my brothers, who are one with me.  This idea is so important to comprehend for the Brotherhood’s return to Oneness is Our aim.  You dream that on Your own You are quite complete, and that is just nonsense.  It would be like the pinky finger dancing off on its on singing “Free at last! I am free!” … Well not exactly, for all the rest of Everything has but now become the ego’s arch enemy.  You know: like Superman’s Luther, Batman and Robin’s Joker

1 Trusting your brothers is essential to establishing and holding up your faith in your ability to transcend doubt and lack of sure conviction in yourself.  And what is the very best way to learn to trust All Your Others but to be quite trustworthy Yourself.

When you attack a brother, you proclaim that he is limited by what you have perceived in him. You do not look beyond his errors. Look beyond His errors!” screams the ego.  “Why would I do that when His errors make Me look good and right!  I’d much rather broadcast them to the world!” – Rather, they are magnified, becoming blocks to your awareness of the Self that lies beyond your own mistakes and past his seeming sins as well as yours.  Judging Him but lays judgment upon You.  You’ve not gained, but lost.

2 Perception has a focus. It is this which gives consistency to what you see. Change but this focus, and what you behold will change accordingly. – Indeed.  Change Your mind about what You see, and what You see does change accordingly.  You think the whole shebang might be mental? A novel idea. – Your vision now will shift to give support to the intent which has replaced the one you held before. Remove your focus on your brother’s sins, and you experience the peace that comes from faith in sinlessness. This instruction I am giving is absolutely crucial. It is the open door to healing and to Your happiness.

This faith receives its only sure support from what you see in others past their sins. For their mistakes, if focused on, are witnesses to sins in you. And you will not transcend their sight and see the sinlessness that lies beyond.  Free Your Brother and You set free Yourself.

3 Therefore, in practicing today, we first let all such little focuses give way to our great need to let our sinlessness become apparent.  The petty focusing upon a Brother’s faults does hide Your perfection from You.  Why is this so?  Because there is no happiness in criticizing another  Self-satisfaction yes; happiness no.

We instruct our minds that it is this we seek and only this, for just a little while. We do not care about our future goals, and what we saw an instant previous has no concern for us within this interval of time wherein we practice changing our intent. We seek for innocence and nothing else. – I am God’s belovèd One; therefore, I must then be perfect.  For God is synonym for perfection. – We seek for it with no concern but now.  Right here, right now, I’ve stepped out of time and into perfection.  From now it’s but a breath to God, where miracles do happen.

4 A major hazard to success has been involvement with your past and future goals.  Dreamers are so accomplishment oriented.  Life is approached like earning boy scout badges.  Focused on goals – which must be off in the ‘future’ – We miss now completely, losing Our present possibilities of joy!

You have been quite preoccupied with how extremely different the goals this course is advocating are from those you held before. And you have also been dismayed by the depressing and restricting thought that, even if you should succeed, you will inevitably lose your way again. How could this matter? For the past is gone, the future but imagined. These concerns are but defenses against present change of focus in perception. Nothing more.  Now I know Every One does not feel this way, and those who don’t have the opportunity to be an inspiration for All of Your Brothers.

5 We lay these pointless limitations by a little while. We do not look to past beliefs, and what we will believe will not intrude upon us now. We enter in the time of practicing with one intent-to look upon the sinlessness within.  To do this You must be and stay here now!

We recognize that we have lost this goal if anger blocks our way in any form. And if a brother’s sins occur to us, our narrowed focus will restrict our sight and turn our eyes upon our own mistakes, which we will magnify and call our “sins.”  This is a time to cleave joyously to the Holy Spirit.

6 So, for a little while, without regard to past or future, should such blocks arise, we will transcend them with instructions to our minds to change their focus, as we say:

7 It is not this that I would look upon.
I trust my brothers, who are one with me.

Trust of Brothers has been quite in short shrift.  The entire dream is one of wariness.  Always on Your guard.  Who knows what might Your crazy Brother do?  Your Brother feels Your hostile thoughts and He gives them back to You.

This Course is teaching You a better way to use Your thinking.

8 And we will also use these thoughts to keep us safe throughout the day. We do not seek for long range goals. As each obstruction seems to block the vision of our sinlessness, we seek but for surcease an instant from the misery the focus upon sin will bring, and uncorrected will remain.  When You see sin in a Brother, You will see it in Yourself.

9 Nor do we ask for fantasies. For what we seek to look upon is really there. This takes an acknowledgement that One must either be insane or blind.  Hard to take, yet better to have it seen than going on uncorrected.

And as our focus goes beyond mistakes, – as We seek to really bless Our Brothers – we will behold a wholly sinless world. When seeing this is all we want to see, when this is all we seek for in the name of true perception, are the eyes of Christ inevitably ours. And the love He feels for us becomes our own as well. This will become the only thing we see reflected in the world and in ourselves.  See with eyes of Love, then do You Be Love.

10 The world which once proclaimed our sins becomes the proof that we are sinless. And our love for everyone we look upon attests to our remembrance of the holy Self Which knows no sin and never could conceive of anything without Its sinlessness.  How far this is from everything You have heretofore believed.  And yet it is so!

We seek for this remembrance as we turn our minds to practicing today. We look neither ahead nor backwards. We look straight into the present. And we give our trust to the experience we ask for now. Our sinlessness is but the Will of God. This instant is our willing one with His.  Seek to know how God is Be-ing You, not what You thought You were.  What great happiness is awaiting You.  Come, and embrace it!

[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

Lesson 180 ~ Guidance Scribed by Sun~Rose


Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
CIMS DAILY LESSON

LESSON ONE HUNDRED-EIGHTY

Love's Guidance

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.

REVIEW V

L e s s o n  180

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  We are but Love because We come straight from Love, with no variation.  For Love has no opposites, nothing to oppose It.

[169] By grace I live. By grace I am released.  And what is grace but that which is freely given.  It is the Gift of God to All of Us because it is Our very nature, just as Love is.

Grace is to always be in the right place at the right time to give the Gift of Love to those who have forgotten just Who and What They really are.  This is how the ministers of God do minister.  So to fulfill Your role, You then must remember!

When situations seem to You to be overwhelming, hear My words: Since You are there, You must be there to minister.  Just reach out to Him for help, and God will surely give it to You.  He never leaves You comfortless for He is always with You!

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  Love’s not just always present but omnipresent too.  Everywhere You are, God is.

[170] There is no cruelty in God and none in me.  There can be no cruelty for God is Love, and Love is, therefore, omnipresent.

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  What God is, I am. 

REVIEW V

R5:1 We now review again. This time we are ready to give more effort and more time to what we undertake. We recognize we are preparing for another phase of understanding. – We realize that the “little willingness” is crucial.  Without Your willingness We cannot go far; with it We wake securely to the experience of Heaven right where We are. – We would take this step completely, that we may go on again more certain, more sincere, with faith upheld more surely. Our footsteps have not been unwavering, and doubts have made us walk uncertainly and slowly on the road this course sets forth. But now we hasten on, for we approach a greater certainty, a firmer purpose and a surer goal.  It is the happiness and peace that comes to You as You begin Awakening, and it flows from the little willingness for which I’ve asked You.

I’m confident that You will give it, for it brings such good to You.  It’s a very high return on such a small investment.

2 Steady our feet, our Father; let our doubts be quiet and our holy minds be still, and speak to us. We have no words to give to You. We would but listen to Your Word and make it ours. Lead our practicing as does a father lead a little child along a way he does not understand. Yet does he follow, sure that he is safe because his father leads the way for him.  Recall My ancient words: “You must become as little children.”1

3 So do we bring our practicing to You. And if we stumble, You will raise us up. – You can count on God and Me and, of course, the Holy Spirit.  We stand by to lift You ere “You dash Your foot against a stone.”2   Our Love for You is, as yet, sweet beyond Your understanding. – If we forget the way, we count upon Your sure remembering. We wander off, but You will not forget to call us back. Quicken our footsteps now, that we may walk more certainly and quickly unto You. And we accept the Word You offer us to unify our practicing, as we review the thoughts that You have given us.  How faithful You are; how much We are loved!

4 This is the thought which should precede the thoughts that we review. Each one but clarifies some aspect of this thought or helps it be more meaningful, more personal and true, and more descriptive of the holy Self we share and now prepare to know again:

5 God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  God is the Source of all that I may be: a Fountain that is inexhaustible!

6 This Self alone knows love. This Self alone is perfectly consistent in Its thoughts, knows Its Creator, understands Itself, is perfect in Its knowledge and Its love, and never changes from Its constant state of union with Its Father and Itself.  This is What I really am for eternity!

7 And it is This that waits to meet us at the journey’s ending. And yet It walks beside Us as well, taking every step that We do, lifting Us before We stumble.

Every step we take brings us a little nearer. This review will shorten time immeasurably if we keep in mind that This remains our goal, and as we practice, it is This to which we are approaching. Let us raise our hearts from dust to life as we remember This is promised us, and that this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the eternal Self we thought we lost.  Remember!  This Self has been kept quite safe and whole for You, as the Holy Spirit.  How God does Love You!

8 I take the journey with you. For I share your doubts and fears a little while, that you may come to me who recognize the road by which all fears and doubts are overcome. We walk together. I must understand uncertainty and pain, although I know they have no meaning. Standing ready to heal them; I await Your invitation.

Yet a savior must remain with those he teaches, seeing what they see, but still retaining in his mind the way that led him out and now will lead you out with him. God’s Son is crucified until you walk along the road with me.  Don’t You prefer Love to crucifixion?  You know that I do.

9 My resurrection comes again each time I lead a brother safely to the place at which the journey ends and is forgot. I am renewed each time a brother learns there is a way from misery and pain. I am reborn each time a brother’s mind turns to the light in him and looks for me. I have forgotten no one. Help me now to lead you back to where the journey was begun, to make another choice with me.  “My yoke is easy, and My burden light.”3

10 Release me as you practice once again the thoughts I brought to you from Him Who sees your bitter need and knows the answer God has given Him. – Who is this “Me” of which I speak but Christ as You, a.k.a the Holy Spirit. – Together we review these thoughts. Together we devote our time and effort to them. And together we will teach them to our brothers. God would not have Heaven incomplete. It waits for you as I do. I am incomplete without your part in me. And as I am made whole, we go together to our ancient home, prepared for us before time was and kept unchanged by time, immaculate and safe, as it will be at last, when time is done.  For I am just as You were before the separation.  The Holiness You have attributed to Me is Yours as well.  It waits patiently for You to claim It.

11 Let this review be then your gift to me. For this alone I need-that you will hear the words I speak and give them to the world.   You are My representative to those whose hearts are hardened, who will not hear Me. By Your Love and clarity, their adamancy – their hard-heartedness can be melted gently away.  Perhaps it came from unkindness, so do be kind to all Your Brothers, Your Sisters.

You are my voice, my eyes, my feet, my hands, through which I save the world. – Thus this is an opportunity to think within Your heart: What would Jesus do? What would Jesus say? For My dear Brothers and Sisters, We All do share but One Self. – The Self from Which I call to you is but your own. To Him we go together. Take your brother’s hand, for this is not a way we walk alone. In him I walk with you and you with me. Our Father wills His Son be one with Him. What lives but must not then be one with you?  When You do read in the news of violence, corruption and hatred, be slow to condemn, but rather pray for Awakening for Every One.

12 Let this review become a time in which we share a new experience for you, yet one as old as time, and older still.  It starts with Our Oneness, as You begin to recall Who and What You – and All Our Brothers – really are.

Hallowed your name. Your glory undefiled forever. Kept safe for You as the Holy Spirit. – And your wholeness now complete, as God established it. It has not changed, and now You are changing: returning back now to Your Sanity. – You are His Son, completing His extension in your own. We practice but an ancient truth we knew before illusion seemed to claim the world. And we remind the world that it is free of all illusions every time we say,

13 God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  And then We seek to live the Truth of Love with every Brother.

14 With this we start each day of our review. With this we start and end each period of practice time. And with this thought we sleep, to waken once again with these same words upon our lips to greet another day. – God is but Love, and so am I!  We still Our minds to ask the Holy Spirit’s help to always live this. – No thought that we review but we surround with it and use the thoughts to hold it up before our minds and keep it clear in our remembrance throughout the day. – I am the Love of God in Expression. – And thus when we have finished this review, we will have recognized the words we speak are true.  This Love fills Us with awe and gratitude that God is ever Be-ing Us as Love.

15 Yet are the words but aids and to be used, except at the beginning and the end of practice periods, but to recall the mind as needed to its purpose.  – Remember to be ever Living Love. – We place faith in the experience that comes from practice, not the means we use. We wait for the experience and recognize that it is only here conviction lies. We use the words, and try and try again to go beyond them to their meaning, which is far beyond their sound. – We will not use ‘I tried!’ as an excuse for failure, but will persevere until We reach Our goal and We are successful! – The sound grows dim and disappears as we approach the Source of meaning. It is here that we find rest.  This rest is not the unconscious slumber of the world but such joyous Living Peace!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

1 Matthew 18:3 (KJV)

King James Version

… Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

2 Psalm 91:12 quoted in Luke 4:11 The sense is prevention of harm.

They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. (in the King James, italicized words are those added to the original language translation.

3 Matthew 11:30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


[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

Lesson 179 ~ Guidance Scribed by Sun~Rose


Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
CIMS DAILY LESSON

LESSON ONE HUNDRED-SEVENTY-NINE

Love's Guidance

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.

REVIEW V

L e s s o n  179

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  God is but Life, and therefore, so am I.  It follows then that what God is always is what I am too.  God is My Substance.

[167] There is one life, and that I share with God.  The Life that is God is My Life as well.  And since We are Brothers, what I am are You also.  As a consequence, what I say about Myself, I say about You as well.  For You are the Christ just as much as I am.

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  And therefore, You can learn to Love and to heal just as I did.

[168] Your grace is given me. I claim it now.  Just as You and I are living Love, just so are We grace expressed with each Other.  What is grace but an atmosphere in which and as which We are.

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.

REVIEW V

R5:1 We now review again. This time we are ready to give more effort and more time to what we undertake. We recognize we are preparing for another phase of understanding. – We realize that the “little willingness” is crucial.  Without Your willingness We cannot go far; with it We wake securely to the experience of Heaven right where We are. – We would take this step completely, that we may go on again more certain, more sincere, with faith upheld more surely. Our footsteps have not been unwavering, and doubts have made us walk uncertainly and slowly on the road this course sets forth. But now we hasten on, for we approach a greater certainty, a firmer purpose and a surer goal.  It is the happiness and peace that comes to You as You begin Awakening, and it flows from the little willingness for which I’ve asked You.

I’m confident that You will give it, for it brings such good to You.  It’s a very high return on such a small investment.

2 Steady our feet, our Father; let our doubts be quiet and our holy minds be still, and speak to us. We have no words to give to You. We would but listen to Your Word and make it ours. Lead our practicing as does a father lead a little child along a way he does not understand. Yet does he follow, sure that he is safe because his father leads the way for him.  Recall My ancient words: “You must become as little children.”1

3 So do we bring our practicing to You. And if we stumble, You will raise us up. – You can count on God and Me and, of course, the Holy Spirit.  We stand by to lift You ere “You dash Your foot against a stone.”2   Our Love for You is, as yet, sweet beyond Your understanding. – If we forget the way, we count upon Your sure remembering. We wander off, but You will not forget to call us back. Quicken our footsteps now, that we may walk more certainly and quickly unto You. And we accept the Word You offer us to unify our practicing, as we review the thoughts that You have given us.  How faithful You are; how much We are loved!

4 This is the thought which should precede the thoughts that we review. Each one but clarifies some aspect of this thought or helps it be more meaningful, more personal and true, and more descriptive of the holy Self we share and now prepare to know again:

5 God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  God is the Source of all that I may be: a Fountain that is inexhaustible!

6 This Self alone knows love. This Self alone is perfectly consistent in Its thoughts, knows Its Creator, understands Itself, is perfect in Its knowledge and Its love, and never changes from Its constant state of union with Its Father and Itself.  This is What I really am for eternity!

7 And it is This that waits to meet us at the journey’s ending. And yet It walks beside Us as well, taking every step that We do, lifting Us before We stumble.

Every step we take brings us a little nearer. This review will shorten time immeasurably if we keep in mind that This remains our goal, and as we practice, it is This to which we are approaching. Let us raise our hearts from dust to life as we remember This is promised us, and that this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the eternal Self we thought we lost.  Remember!  This Self has been kept quite safe and whole for You, as the Holy Spirit.  How God does Love You!

8 I take the journey with you. For I share your doubts and fears a little while, that you may come to me who recognize the road by which all fears and doubts are overcome. We walk together. I must understand uncertainty and pain, although I know they have no meaning. Standing ready to heal them; I await Your invitation.

Yet a savior must remain with those he teaches, seeing what they see, but still retaining in his mind the way that led him out and now will lead you out with him. God’s Son is crucified until you walk along the road with me.  Don’t You prefer Love to crucifixion?  You know that I do.

9 My resurrection comes again each time I lead a brother safely to the place at which the journey ends and is forgot. I am renewed each time a brother learns there is a way from misery and pain. I am reborn each time a brother’s mind turns to the light in him and looks for me. I have forgotten no one. Help me now to lead you back to where the journey was begun, to make another choice with me.  “My yoke is easy, and My burden light.”3

10 Release me as you practice once again the thoughts I brought to you from Him Who sees your bitter need and knows the answer God has given Him. – Who is this “Me” of which I speak but Christ as You, a.k.a the Holy Spirit. – Together we review these thoughts. Together we devote our time and effort to them. And together we will teach them to our brothers. God would not have Heaven incomplete. It waits for you as I do. I am incomplete without your part in me. And as I am made whole, we go together to our ancient home, prepared for us before time was and kept unchanged by time, immaculate and safe, as it will be at last, when time is done.  For I am just as You were before the separation.  The Holiness You have attributed to Me is Yours as well.  It waits patiently for You to claim It.

11 Let this review be then your gift to me. For this alone I need-that you will hear the words I speak and give them to the world.   You are My representative to those whose hearts are hardened, who will not hear Me. By Your Love and clarity, their adamancy – their hard-heartedness can be melted gently away.  Perhaps it came from unkindness, so do be kind to all Your Brothers, Your Sisters.

You are my voice, my eyes, my feet, my hands, through which I save the world. – Thus this is an opportunity to think within Your heart: What would Jesus do? What would Jesus say? For My dear Brothers and Sisters, We All do share but One Self. – The Self from Which I call to you is but your own. To Him we go together. Take your brother’s hand, for this is not a way we walk alone. In him I walk with you and you with me. Our Father wills His Son be one with Him. What lives but must not then be one with you?  When You do read in the news of violence, corruption and hatred, be slow to condemn, but rather pray for Awakening for Every One.

12 Let this review become a time in which we share a new experience for you, yet one as old as time, and older still.  It starts with Our Oneness, as You begin to recall Who and What You – and All Our Brothers – really are.

Hallowed your name. Your glory undefiled forever. Kept safe for You as the Holy Spirit. – And your wholeness now complete, as God established it. It has not changed, and now You are changing: returning back now to Your Sanity. – You are His Son, completing His extension in your own. We practice but an ancient truth we knew before illusion seemed to claim the world. And we remind the world that it is free of all illusions every time we say,

13 God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  And then We seek to live the Truth of Love with every Brother.

14 With this we start each day of our review. With this we start and end each period of practice time. And with this thought we sleep, to waken once again with these same words upon our lips to greet another day. – God is but Love, and so am I!  We still Our minds to ask the Holy Spirit’s help to always live this. – No thought that we review but we surround with it and use the thoughts to hold it up before our minds and keep it clear in our remembrance throughout the day. – I am the Love of God in Expression. – And thus when we have finished this review, we will have recognized the words we speak are true.  This Love fills Us with awe and gratitude that God is ever Be-ing Us as Love.

15 Yet are the words but aids and to be used, except at the beginning and the end of practice periods, but to recall the mind as needed to its purpose.  – Remember to be ever Living Love. – We place faith in the experience that comes from practice, not the means we use. We wait for the experience and recognize that it is only here conviction lies. We use the words, and try and try again to go beyond them to their meaning, which is far beyond their sound. – We will not use ‘I tried!’ as an excuse for failure, but will persevere until We reach Our goal and We are successful! – The sound grows dim and disappears as we approach the Source of meaning. It is here that we find rest.  This rest is not the unconscious slumber of the world but such joyous Living Peace!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

1 Matthew 18:3 (KJV)

King James Version

… Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

2 Psalm 91:12 quoted in Luke 4:11 The sense is prevention of harm.

They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. (in the King James, italicized words are those added to the original language translation.

3 Matthew 11:30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


[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

Lesson 178 ~ Guidance Scribed by Sun~Rose


Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
CIMS DAILY LESSON

LESSON ONE HUNDRED-SEVENTY-EIGHT

Love's Guidance

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.

REVIEW V

L e s s o n  178

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  Where is Love to be found?  Is It in bodies?  No It isn’t, for body is something that You have, and it’s not what You are.  Yet We are clearly stating here that You are but holy Love Itself in action!

This is What God is.  God is not loving, some loving superman.  No, not at all.  When You let God fill Your mind, then Love does fill Your mind, right at the very same time.  You can feel that Love fill Your whole Be-ing.  And then You realize You have no Be-ing apart from Love.

Love’s dwelling place and habitation is but God Consciousness.

[165] Let not my mind deny the Thought of God.  For the holy Thought of God is but Love. And His holy Thought is sum and substance. Therefore, must Your thought as well be holy.

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  Love lives as consciousness, and so Your mind is very holy.

[166] I am entrusted with the gifts of God.  Yet not to store them away and hoard them.  For to be Love, Love must be given.  It isn’t a thing, but living action!  Take Your talent for Love and let it grow!1

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  For there is no You apart from Love.  Again, Love is both Your sum and Your substance.  To Be Love as Yourself, You must see Love as Your Self.  I’m here but to introduce you to You.  You are far more than You have dreamed within the dream.  You are One of God.  As God is, You are.

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1His point is that when We bury Our love, We have not been faithful.

He’s taking over:

This parable of Mine has always seemed harsh as translation was filtered through punitive Dreamer mindsets.  It is meant as a simple statement of fact: that what You use grows; what You don’t shrivels.  If You have a packet of seeds to plant and plant them, the seeds grow into fruiting plants.  If the seeds remain in the packet, there is no fruitage.

You never forget completely how to Love.  My teachings were never meant to be punitive for I spoke only Love.  The ears that heard were not always receptive – as They still are not.  If You do not hear Love from Me, You do not hear Me.  This does not mean I don’t correct You!

Matthew 25:14-30

King James Version

Text from www.biblegateway.com

14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

(Again I say: this is a natural consequence of withholding; not a punishment, but simply a caution.  This distinction is extremely important!)

 

REVIEW V

R5:1 We now review again. This time we are ready to give more effort and more time to what we undertake. We recognize we are preparing for another phase of understanding. – We realize that the “little willingness” is crucial.  Without Your willingness We cannot go far; with it We wake securely to the experience of Heaven right where We are. – We would take this step completely, that we may go on again more certain, more sincere, with faith upheld more surely. Our footsteps have not been unwavering, and doubts have made us walk uncertainly and slowly on the road this course sets forth. But now we hasten on, for we approach a greater certainty, a firmer purpose and a surer goal.  It is the happiness and peace that comes to You as You begin Awakening, and it flows from the little willingness for which I’ve asked You.

I’m confident that You will give it, for it brings such good to You.  It’s a very high return on such a small investment.

2 Steady our feet, our Father; let our doubts be quiet and our holy minds be still, and speak to us. We have no words to give to You. We would but listen to Your Word and make it ours. Lead our practicing as does a father lead a little child along a way he does not understand. Yet does he follow, sure that he is safe because his father leads the way for him.  Recall My ancient words: “You must become as little children.”1

3 So do we bring our practicing to You. And if we stumble, You will raise us up. – You can count on God and Me and, of course, the Holy Spirit.  We stand by to lift You ere “You dash Your foot against a stone.”2   Our Love for You is, as yet, sweet beyond Your understanding. – If we forget the way, we count upon Your sure remembering. We wander off, but You will not forget to call us back. Quicken our footsteps now, that we may walk more certainly and quickly unto You. And we accept the Word You offer us to unify our practicing, as we review the thoughts that You have given us.  How faithful You are; how much We are loved!

4 This is the thought which should precede the thoughts that we review. Each one but clarifies some aspect of this thought or helps it be more meaningful, more personal and true, and more descriptive of the holy Self we share and now prepare to know again:

5 God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  God is the Source of all that I may be: a Fountain that is inexhaustible!

6 This Self alone knows love. This Self alone is perfectly consistent in Its thoughts, knows Its Creator, understands Itself, is perfect in Its knowledge and Its love, and never changes from Its constant state of union with Its Father and Itself.  This is What I really am for eternity!

7 And it is This that waits to meet us at the journey’s ending. And yet It walks beside Us as well, taking every step that We do, lifting Us before We stumble.

Every step we take brings us a little nearer. This review will shorten time immeasurably if we keep in mind that This remains our goal, and as we practice, it is This to which we are approaching. Let us raise our hearts from dust to life as we remember This is promised us, and that this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the eternal Self we thought we lost.  Remember!  This Self has been kept quite safe and whole for You, as the Holy Spirit.  How God does Love You!

8 I take the journey with you. For I share your doubts and fears a little while, that you may come to me who recognize the road by which all fears and doubts are overcome. We walk together. I must understand uncertainty and pain, although I know they have no meaning. Standing ready to heal them; I await Your invitation.

Yet a savior must remain with those he teaches, seeing what they see, but still retaining in his mind the way that led him out and now will lead you out with him. God’s Son is crucified until you walk along the road with me.  Don’t You prefer Love to crucifixion?  You know that I do.

9 My resurrection comes again each time I lead a brother safely to the place at which the journey ends and is forgot. I am renewed each time a brother learns there is a way from misery and pain. I am reborn each time a brother’s mind turns to the light in him and looks for me. I have forgotten no one. Help me now to lead you back to where the journey was begun, to make another choice with me.  “My yoke is easy, and My burden light.”3

10 Release me as you practice once again the thoughts I brought to you from Him Who sees your bitter need and knows the answer God has given Him. – Who is this “Me” of which I speak but Christ as You, a.k.a the Holy Spirit. – Together we review these thoughts. Together we devote our time and effort to them. And together we will teach them to our brothers. God would not have Heaven incomplete. It waits for you as I do. I am incomplete without your part in me. And as I am made whole, we go together to our ancient home, prepared for us before time was and kept unchanged by time, immaculate and safe, as it will be at last, when time is done.  For I am just as You were before the separation.  The Holiness You have attributed to Me is Yours as well.  It waits patiently for You to claim It.

11 Let this review be then your gift to me. For this alone I need-that you will hear the words I speak and give them to the world.   You are My representative to those whose hearts are hardened, who will not hear Me. By Your Love and clarity, their adamancy – their hard-heartedness can be melted gently away.  Perhaps it came from unkindness, so do be kind to all Your Brothers, Your Sisters.

You are my voice, my eyes, my feet, my hands, through which I save the world. – Thus this is an opportunity to think within Your heart: What would Jesus do? What would Jesus say? For My dear Brothers and Sisters, We All do share but One Self. – The Self from Which I call to you is but your own. To Him we go together. Take your brother’s hand, for this is not a way we walk alone. In him I walk with you and you with me. Our Father wills His Son be one with Him. What lives but must not then be one with you?  When You do read in the news of violence, corruption and hatred, be slow to condemn, but rather pray for Awakening for Every One.

12 Let this review become a time in which we share a new experience for you, yet one as old as time, and older still.  It starts with Our Oneness, as You begin to recall Who and What You – and All Our Brothers – really are.

Hallowed your name. Your glory undefiled forever. Kept safe for You as the Holy Spirit. – And your wholeness now complete, as God established it. It has not changed, and now You are changing: returning back now to Your Sanity. – You are His Son, completing His extension in your own. We practice but an ancient truth we knew before illusion seemed to claim the world. And we remind the world that it is free of all illusions every time we say,

13 God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  And then We seek to live the Truth of Love with every Brother.

14 With this we start each day of our review. With this we start and end each period of practice time. And with this thought we sleep, to waken once again with these same words upon our lips to greet another day. – God is but Love, and so am I!  We still Our minds to ask the Holy Spirit’s help to always live this. – No thought that we review but we surround with it and use the thoughts to hold it up before our minds and keep it clear in our remembrance throughout the day. – I am the Love of God in Expression. – And thus when we have finished this review, we will have recognized the words we speak are true.  This Love fills Us with awe and gratitude that God is ever Be-ing Us as Love.

15 Yet are the words but aids and to be used, except at the beginning and the end of practice periods, but to recall the mind as needed to its purpose.  – Remember to be ever Living Love. – We place faith in the experience that comes from practice, not the means we use. We wait for the experience and recognize that it is only here conviction lies. We use the words, and try and try again to go beyond them to their meaning, which is far beyond their sound. – We will not use ‘I tried!’ as an excuse for failure, but will persevere until We reach Our goal and We are successful! – The sound grows dim and disappears as we approach the Source of meaning. It is here that we find rest.  This rest is not the unconscious slumber of the world but such joyous Living Peace!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

1 Matthew 18:3 (KJV)

King James Version

… Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

2 Psalm 91:12 quoted in Luke 4:11 The sense is prevention of harm.

They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. (in the King James, italicized words are those added to the original language translation.

3 Matthew 11:30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


[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

Lesson 177 ~ Guidance Scribed by Sun~Rose


Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
CIMS DAILY LESSON

LESSON ONE HUNDRED-SEVENTY-SEVEN

Love's Guidance

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.

REVIEW V

L e s s o n  177

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  Have You yet realized that “Love alone is Life”?  And when We live loveless lives, We’re not really living.  “BUT” You say, “I love My child, My dog, My teapot, and My spouse, so My life isn’t loveless.  Love is never partial; by Its Nature is does enfold Every One.

I had to learn that lesson Myself, with the Syro-Phoenician woman seeking healing for Her daughter, for I thought healing was just for Israel.  It wasn’t.

And what a difference did that make for Me, the impartiality of Love that I am now gladly sharing with You.  Please accept this Gift, remembering that freely You are receiving, freely give.

[163] There is no death. The Son of God is free.  Can the Love that’s God ever ‘die’ when there’s no such thing as death, which only seems to exist in the dream?

So-called ‘death’ is NOT a “part of life” as is said sanctimoniously at funerals and wakes, as if ‘death’ were holy.  It’s akin to hate being part of Love, another ridiculous idea.

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  God is only Love, and so too are You.

[164] Now are we one with Him Who is our Source.  For since He is Love, then so are We are Love.  It’s Our very Nature and Our Substance.

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  So now You have the words and the reasoning, and NOW let’s take these words and live them.  Amen, so be it.

REVIEW V

R5:1 We now review again. This time we are ready to give more effort and more time to what we undertake. We recognize we are preparing for another phase of understanding. – We realize that the “little willingness” is crucial.  Without Your willingness We cannot go far; with it We wake securely to the experience of Heaven right where We are. – We would take this step completely, that we may go on again more certain, more sincere, with faith upheld more surely. Our footsteps have not been unwavering, and doubts have made us walk uncertainly and slowly on the road this course sets forth. But now we hasten on, for we approach a greater certainty, a firmer purpose and a surer goal.  It is the happiness and peace that comes to You as You begin Awakening, and it flows from the little willingness for which I’ve asked You.

I’m confident that You will give it, for it brings such good to You.  It’s a very high return on such a small investment.

2 Steady our feet, our Father; let our doubts be quiet and our holy minds be still, and speak to us. We have no words to give to You. We would but listen to Your Word and make it ours. Lead our practicing as does a father lead a little child along a way he does not understand. Yet does he follow, sure that he is safe because his father leads the way for him.  Recall My ancient words: “You must become as little children.”1

3 So do we bring our practicing to You. And if we stumble, You will raise us up. – You can count on God and Me and, of course, the Holy Spirit.  We stand by to lift You ere “You dash Your foot against a stone.”2   Our Love for You is, as yet, sweet beyond Your understanding. – If we forget the way, we count upon Your sure remembering. We wander off, but You will not forget to call us back. Quicken our footsteps now, that we may walk more certainly and quickly unto You. And we accept the Word You offer us to unify our practicing, as we review the thoughts that You have given us.  How faithful You are; how much We are loved!

4 This is the thought which should precede the thoughts that we review. Each one but clarifies some aspect of this thought or helps it be more meaningful, more personal and true, and more descriptive of the holy Self we share and now prepare to know again:

5 God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  God is the Source of all that I may be: a Fountain that is inexhaustible!

6 This Self alone knows love. This Self alone is perfectly consistent in Its thoughts, knows Its Creator, understands Itself, is perfect in Its knowledge and Its love, and never changes from Its constant state of union with Its Father and Itself.  This is What I really am for eternity!

7 And it is This that waits to meet us at the journey’s ending. And yet It walks beside Us as well, taking every step that We do, lifting Us before We stumble.

Every step we take brings us a little nearer. This review will shorten time immeasurably if we keep in mind that This remains our goal, and as we practice, it is This to which we are approaching. Let us raise our hearts from dust to life as we remember This is promised us, and that this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the eternal Self we thought we lost.  Remember!  This Self has been kept quite safe and whole for You, as the Holy Spirit.  How God does Love You!

8 I take the journey with you. For I share your doubts and fears a little while, that you may come to me who recognize the road by which all fears and doubts are overcome. We walk together. I must understand uncertainty and pain, although I know they have no meaning. Standing ready to heal them; I await Your invitation.

Yet a savior must remain with those he teaches, seeing what they see, but still retaining in his mind the way that led him out and now will lead you out with him. God’s Son is crucified until you walk along the road with me.  Don’t You prefer Love to crucifixion?  You know that I do.

9 My resurrection comes again each time I lead a brother safely to the place at which the journey ends and is forgot. I am renewed each time a brother learns there is a way from misery and pain. I am reborn each time a brother’s mind turns to the light in him and looks for me. I have forgotten no one. Help me now to lead you back to where the journey was begun, to make another choice with me.  “My yoke is easy, and My burden light.”3

10 Release me as you practice once again the thoughts I brought to you from Him Who sees your bitter need and knows the answer God has given Him. – Who is this “Me” of which I speak but Christ as You, a.k.a the Holy Spirit. – Together we review these thoughts. Together we devote our time and effort to them. And together we will teach them to our brothers. God would not have Heaven incomplete. It waits for you as I do. I am incomplete without your part in me. And as I am made whole, we go together to our ancient home, prepared for us before time was and kept unchanged by time, immaculate and safe, as it will be at last, when time is done.  For I am just as You were before the separation.  The Holiness You have attributed to Me is Yours as well.  It waits patiently for You to claim It.

11 Let this review be then your gift to me. For this alone I need-that you will hear the words I speak and give them to the world.   You are My representative to those whose hearts are hardened, who will not hear Me. By Your Love and clarity, their adamancy – their hard-heartedness can be melted gently away.  Perhaps it came from unkindness, so do be kind to all Your Brothers, Your Sisters.

You are my voice, my eyes, my feet, my hands, through which I save the world. – Thus this is an opportunity to think within Your heart: What would Jesus do? What would Jesus say? For My dear Brothers and Sisters, We All do share but One Self. – The Self from Which I call to you is but your own. To Him we go together. Take your brother’s hand, for this is not a way we walk alone. In him I walk with you and you with me. Our Father wills His Son be one with Him. What lives but must not then be one with you?  When You do read in the news of violence, corruption and hatred, be slow to condemn, but rather pray for Awakening for Every One.

12 Let this review become a time in which we share a new experience for you, yet one as old as time, and older still.  It starts with Our Oneness, as You begin to recall Who and What You – and All Our Brothers – really are.

Hallowed your name. Your glory undefiled forever. Kept safe for You as the Holy Spirit. – And your wholeness now complete, as God established it. It has not changed, and now You are changing: returning back now to Your Sanity. – You are His Son, completing His extension in your own. We practice but an ancient truth we knew before illusion seemed to claim the world. And we remind the world that it is free of all illusions every time we say,

13 God is but Love, and therefore so am I.  And then We seek to live the Truth of Love with every Brother.

14 With this we start each day of our review. With this we start and end each period of practice time. And with this thought we sleep, to waken once again with these same words upon our lips to greet another day. – God is but Love, and so am I!  We still Our minds to ask the Holy Spirit’s help to always live this. – No thought that we review but we surround with it and use the thoughts to hold it up before our minds and keep it clear in our remembrance throughout the day. – I am the Love of God in Expression. – And thus when we have finished this review, we will have recognized the words we speak are true.  This Love fills Us with awe and gratitude that God is ever Be-ing Us as Love.

15 Yet are the words but aids and to be used, except at the beginning and the end of practice periods, but to recall the mind as needed to its purpose.  – Remember to be ever Living Love. – We place faith in the experience that comes from practice, not the means we use. We wait for the experience and recognize that it is only here conviction lies. We use the words, and try and try again to go beyond them to their meaning, which is far beyond their sound. – We will not use ‘I tried!’ as an excuse for failure, but will persevere until We reach Our goal and We are successful! – The sound grows dim and disappears as we approach the Source of meaning. It is here that we find rest.  This rest is not the unconscious slumber of the world but such joyous Living Peace!

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1 Matthew 18:3 (KJV)

King James Version

… Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

2 Psalm 91:12 quoted in Luke 4:11 The sense is prevention of harm.

They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. (in the King James, italicized words are those added to the original language translation.

3 Matthew 11:30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


[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

Forgiveness and Blaming the Victim


ACIM Q&A

Forgiveness and Blaming the Victim

BY REJA JOY GREEN
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Forgiveness-Not Blaming The Victim

The following is a question, posed on the new blog, “From Anxiety to Love: Finding Inner Peace with A Course in Miracles“. Corinne answered this question beautifully on her blog and a followup answer by Reja is below.

Question: “I don’t understand how forgiveness in the Course is different than blaming the victim. I know that abusive people can, and have, misused the Course and other spiritual teachings to act from ego and hurt others. However, I still see in the Course amongst its teachers that the person who was hurt must then forgive by “accepting that what you thought happened, didn’t” and realizing that one “chose to hurt oneself through the abuser” and other concepts.”

Thank you so much Corinne. The explanation you’ve given on your blog which is here-> http://bitly.com/ACIMQandA-BlamingVictim will resonate with a lot of Course students, I’m sure.

What I’d love to do is hear from other Course in Miracle students on how they would answer this question as well.

I felt the challenge to ask within my Self for how I would have answered this question if it were posed to me and so this Article was born.

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The first part of the question stated:

“I don’t understand how forgiveness in the Course is different than blaming the victim.”

From the wording of this first part of the question, there seems to be a perception that blame is not only possible but that blame is actually occurring in the name of ‘forgiveness’, which makes it seem as though the ‘victim’ is being unfairly treated. And from the perspective of separation, this makes sense.

However we, as students of A Course in Miracles [ACIM], are learning to choose a different kind of ‘perspective’.  And it’s a perspective to be used even here in this dream of physical space; even now, in our seeming experience of linear time. There IS NO OTHER Place or Time. The perspective of the Holy Spirit, of our Right Mind, of FORGIVENESS, will bring us to an experience of Peace and JOY ~  here and now! And this is the first step toward our awakening; the first step on this journey without distance to a goal that has never changed.

The whole crux of the solution then is to understand the perspective that ACIM is teaching us. And the answer is closer to us than our breath. It is truly our own BEING. It is the Love that we ARE.

When we choose to come from our Right Mind, which is actually a definition of ‘Forgiveness’,  then we are literally coming from the part of our Mind referred to as the Holy Spirit, Higher Self, or Guidance.  And this MIND shows us what is REALLY going on, past the limited perception of the ego which is based on separation. And that vision is what Forgiveness truly is.

From the perspective of LOVE [aka Holy Spirit, Higher Self, Guidance, whatever you may call it], blame is impossible. It’s impossible because there is no condemnation. And there is no condemnation because there is no belief in separation. The Course asks us many times who would we attack if we truly knew the ‘other‘ as our Self?

In order for attack to even take place we must first separate ourselves from the other. We must first think that we are different from them; that they are truly separate from us and then we decide whether they deserve either punishment or forgiveness.

From the alternate perspective of UNITY, there is not only no condemnation, there is no separation between the person ‘perceiving the other’ and the ‘other’. This alternate perspective allows us to ponder the idea that what is truly going on is so much more than what our limited minds are showing us. It allows for the idea that what our limited minds are showing us is not Reality. We are not different from our brothers. We are Spirit having a human experience and we are ALL facets of the ONE.

The Course is teaching us that MINDS are JOINED; That we share One Mind with God although we have divided that One mind in separate, warring parts that do not remember their Oneness. Our thoughts create the separation and then we react to it as if it were real.

The SHIFT away from the view that perpetuates ‘separation’ to one that allows the Reality of UNITY to come forward is the MIRACLE. The Course tells us that the miracle is when we remove the blocks to Love’s awareness. The Course tells us that everything that comes from Love is a Miracle.

Now, the next part of the question tells us that the questioner admits:

I still see in the Course amongst its teachers that the person who was hurt must then forgive by ‘accepting that what you thought happened, didn’t’….”

In this statement we first of all see that the person ‘was hurt’ and then the person who ‘was hurt’ is being told they MUST FORGIVE by denying that it happened. This truly sounds ludicrous and yet there is more here than meets the eye.

If we first look at the idea that the person is HURT, it is agreed that the appropriate reaction is NOT to deny this person’s experience. That would be something the Course calls:  ‘denying the DENIAL’ and the Course urges us NOT to do this. So what is DENIAL? DENIAL is occurring when anyone DENY’S their perfection. But our healing will never occur if we continue to deny that we are in DENIAL. J

Yes, the person is hurt. Or yes, I am hurt. We should not deny that feeling. But the HEALING of the DENIAL and the pain which the DENIAL causes is what the Course is teaching us. We hurt. Yes. But in Reality we are still as God created us. We are not the weak and vulnerable and separate person our egos want us to believe we are. That concept of ourselves can cause us to feel hurt but that is not who we are.

Actually, there is nothing outside of us. In reality there is One Mind and that Mind I share with God. Everything else is a call for help and healing, whether it’s from me or from the other person. Any concept of who I am that does not include my perfection and Eternal Being, is a concept supported by my vulnerable ego and will suffer pain.

The Course tells us “I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts.” We learn this so beautifully in Lesson 281 as He teaches us this prayer:

1 Father, Your Son is perfect. When he thinks that he is hurt in any way, it is because he has forgotten who he is. And that he is as You created him. Your Thoughts can only bring me happiness. If ever I am sad or hurt or ill, I have forgotten what You think and put my little, meaningless ideas in place of where Your Thoughts belong and where They are. I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts. The Thoughts I think with You can only bless. The Thoughts I think with You alone are true.
ACIM Lesson 281

Nothing outside of us can hurt us or change our eternal Reality in any way. The Course is teaching us that we can ALWAYS choose again when we are in pain. No one can hurt us unless we give them the power to do so. In the very last few paragraphs of the Course, we are gently reminded that:

87 Trials are but lessons which you failed to learn presented once again, so where you made a faulty choice before, you now can make a better one and thus escape all pain which what you chose before has brought to you. In every difficulty, all distress, and each perplexity Christ calls to you and gently says, “My brother, choose again.” He would not leave one source of pain unhealed nor any image left to veil the truth. [He would remove all misery from you, whom God created altars unto joy.] He would not leave you comfortless, alone in dreams of hell, but would release your minds from everything that hides His face from you. His holiness is yours because He is the only power that is real in you. His strength is yours because He is the Self that God created as His only Son.    ACIM OrEd.Tx.31.87

This is what we are learning. It is the concept that, as soon as we are feeling anything but JOY, there’s a RED FLAG that is there, letting us know that we need to ‘choose again’ and this time we choose for Reality and not what we thought was going on.

That’s where the next part of this question comes in:  Once the person perceives themselves as hurt, it was thought that they must then

– “forgive by ‘accepting that what you thought happened, didn’t’….”

There’s that pesky word ‘FORGIVE’ again.

Forgive, in the Course’s use of the word, does not mean that we make some action or thought real and then forgive it so we can be absolved or the other person can feel better.

Forgive means to ‘see’ the action or thought with our Right Mind. It means to see it with the Mind of Christ. We will then know what is Really going on.  What ‘didn’t happen’ is anything that could change our Eternal Reality as LOVE. Nothing can change that. When we identify with WHO we Truly ARE, nothing of substance has changed.

Yes, we make mistakes while we are coming from the perspective of separation and ego, but what is REAL cannot be changed by those mistakes. It’s as if they never happened.  You thought that someone hurt you but they cannot. The only thing that can be hurt is a limited sense of who you are, which is the ego.

The Course tells us that our mission here is to demonstrate that we are not an EGO. And we demonstrate that by Knowing that no matter what anyone says or thinks or does they cannot change my Reality as a perfect Son of God nor change their Reality as a perfect Son of God.
“It didn’t happen”.  😉

The last part of this questions is:

“..and realizing that one “chose to hurt oneself through the abuser” and other concepts.”

When we use this new ‘perspective’, that we are learning as Course students, and view the ‘abuser’ we do not see anyone different from ourselves. We don’t continue to perpetuate the idea of separation which is not Real. They are the Son of God as we are. And they are either coming from Love or calling for Love, as we are. While they are calling for love, their Reality as the Son of God hasn’t change. That is their Eternal Being. It hasn’t changed even when it is not recognized by themselves or by others. The Love that you ARE waits on welcome, not on time. It will NEVER change.

Only our Thoughts can hurt us in anyway. How we ‘see’ our brother and how we ‘see’ ourselves will either be through the eyes of illusion and separation or through the eyes of Christ/Holy Spirit/Love. And this is our choice. We choose to hurt ourselves if we are choosing to ‘see’ our brother as an abuser and if we ‘see’ ourselves as someone who can be abused.

If I see someone as an abuser then I must be coming from the perspective of ‘separation’. If I am ‘hurt’ then I must be coming from the perspective of ‘separation’.

It all comes down to who I identify with and the Course is teaching us that we are LOVE. Nothing we have thought about ourselves has changed our True Identity as the Perfect Son of God. Nothing we have thought of anyone else has changed their identity as the Perfect Son of God.

When we keep coming back to Forgiveness, which is ‘seeing’ with Right Perception; with the eyes of Christ/Love, then all things fall into place. “Love doesn’t conquer all things but it does set all things right.”

Nothing REAL can be threatened.

Nothing unreal exists.

Herein lies the peace of God.

~Reja Janaki Joy Green
Omaha, NE

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