Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
CIMS DAILY LESSON
LESSON TWO HUNDRED-TWENTY ONE
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.
Workbook PART II
ORIGINAL HAND SCRIPT ~ September 16, 1970
Here are We now, more than halfway through the year, and You have yet to Waken. What does it take for You to choose to wake? These Lessons are not given to become the yearly ritual. They are meant to be Your Reveille. i.e. They’re Your bugle call to thought and action.
They but have a sacred purpose: Waking You to God’s ever-present Source of Your most Holy Be-ing. They are meant to bring the Son back into His Holy Right Mind. Please do allow this.
IP2:1 Words will mean little now. We use them but as guides on which we do not now depend. For now we seek direct experience of truth alone. –And yet must I continue to speak until these Lessons truly come alive for You, not just something You do, but the most practical expression of My teaching. – The lessons which remain are merely introductions to the times in which we leave the world of pain and go to enter peace. Now we begin to reach the goal this course has set and find the end toward which our practicing was geared. I cannot do this for You. Your participation is also what is needed.
Surely You do not wish endlessly to be a never- graduating student? Almost there but just not quite getting it. Stuck or not, You need to but listen to the Holy Spirit.
2 Now we attempt to let the exercise be merely a beginning. For we wait in quiet expectation for our God and Father. He has promised He will take the final step Himself. And we are sure His promises are kept. We have come far along the road, and now we wait for Him. We will continue spending time with Him each morning and at night, as long as makes us happy. We will not consider time a matter of duration now. We use as much as we will need for the result that we desire. Nor will we forget our hourly remembrance in between, calling to God when we have need of Him as we are tempted to forget our goal. We know that God would never tempt Us with forgetfulness; it must be the ego.
3 We will continue with a central thought for all the days to come. And we will use that thought to introduce our times of rest and calm our minds at need. Yet we will not content ourselves with simple practicing in the remaining holy instants which conclude the year that we have given God. We say some simple words of welcome and expect our Father to reveal Himself as He has promised. We have called on Him, and He has promised that His Son will not remain unanswered when he calls His Name. Our belovèd God is ever-present. If We are here, He must be here as well. For We do not exist apart from Him. It’s not possible.
4 Now do we come to Him with but His Word upon our minds and hearts. And wait for Him to take the step to us that He has told us, through His Voice, He would not fail to take when we invited Him. He has not left His Son in all his madness nor betrayed His trust in him. – Stupidly We turned Our backs on Him, yet He stayed right by Us. For He is but Love. – Has not His faithfulness earned Him the invitation that He seeks to make us happy? We will offer it, and it will be accepted. So our times with Him will now be spent. We say the words of invitation that His Voice suggests, and then we wait for Him to come to us. For He does walk with You and talk with You, and never leaves You, for You are His own.
5 Now is the time of prophecy fulfilled. Now are all ancient promises upheld and fully kept. No step remains for time to separate from its accomplishment. For now we cannot fail. Sit silently and wait upon your Father. He has willed to come to you when you have recognized it is your will He do so. And you could have never come this far unless you saw, however dimly, that it is your will. I know that You will persevere, for I feel Your Love for God in each breath You take.
6 I am so close to you we cannot fail. Father, we give these holy times to You in gratitude to Him Who taught us how to leave the world of sorrow in exchange for its replacement given us by You. We look not backward now. We look ahead and fix our eyes upon the journey’s end. Accept these little gifts of thanks from us, as through Christ’s vision we behold a world beyond the one we made and take that world to be the full replacement of our own. Won’t You relinquish misery for joy?
7 And now we wait in silence, unafraid and certain of Your coming. We have sought to find our way by following the Guide You sent to us. We did not know the way, but You did not forget us. And we know that You will not forget us now. We ask but that Your ancient promises be kept which are Your Will to keep. We will with You in asking this. The Father and the Son, Whose holy Will created all that is, can fail in nothing. In this certainty, we undertake these last few steps to You and rest in confidence upon Your Love, Which will not fail the Son who calls to You. What seems an endless journey can come to fruition in a Holy Instant of the little willingness I ask of You.
8 And so we start upon the final part of this one holy year which we have spent together in the search for truth and God, Who is its one Creator. We have found the way He chose for us and made the choice to follow it as He would have us go. His hand has held us up. His Thoughts have lit the darkness of our minds. His Love has called to us unceasingly since time began. Let Me but make an important distinction here: “since time began” does not mean the beginning of all things, but simply the start of the separation, for Reality has always been and always will be, for Now is forever Eternal.
9 We had a wish that God would fail to have the Son whom He created for Himself. We wanted God to change Himself and be what we would make of Him. And we believed that our insane desires were the truth. Now we are glad that this is all undone, and we no longer think illusions true. – Now are We truly joyous once again. – The memory of God is shimmering across the wide horizons of our minds. – Both memory and view unlimited. – A moment more, and it will rise again. A moment more, and we who are God’s Sons are safely home, where He would have us be. “Safely Home”: was there ever a phrase more lovely that this one, for All the lonely dreaming Wanderers.
10 Now is the need for practice almost done. For in this final section we will come to understand that we need only call to God and all temptations disappear. Instead of words, we need but feel His Love. Instead of prayer, we need but call His Name. Instead of judging, we need but be still and let all things be healed. We will accept the way God’s plan will end, as we received the way it started. Now it is complete. This year has brought us to eternity. Let it be this year.
11 One further use for words we still retain. From time to time, instructions on a theme of special relevance will intersperse our daily lessons and the periods of wordless, deep experience which should come afterwards. These special thoughts should be reviewed each day, each one of them to be continued till the next is given you. They should be slowly read and thought about a little while, preceding one of the holy and blessed instants in the day. We give the first of these instructions now. Remember I am with You all the time.
What is Forgiveness
1 Forgiveness recognizes what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred. For this to be true, all You see must therefore be delusion.
It does not pardon sins and make them real. It sees there was no sin. And in this view are all your sins forgiven. If it never happened to You, then neither could it ever have happened by You. Your sinless Brother makes You sinless too, and vice versa. You see, His innocence releases You.
What is sin except a false idea about God’s Son? – As You well know, the ego does not see it that way, For the ego loves to vilify its Brothers, its Holy Brothers; a fact that does but infuriate it. For the ego always must be special. Yet forgiveness does simply bypass all that insanity. – Forgiveness merely sees its falsity and therefore lets it go. What then is free to take its place is now the Will of God. For once the belief of sin is gone, what could You see and Be but God’s Holy Son?
2 An unforgiving thought is one which makes a judgment that it will not raise to doubt, although it is not true. – And why is this, pray tell, but that the local deity is but offended. ‘’Vengeance is Mine!’ it screams. – The words and scream may be disguised to conceal a white-lipped rage. – The mind is closed and will not be released. – Thus are grudges held what seems like forever, while hatred ferments like cheapest wine. – The thought protects projection, tightening its chains so that distortions are more veiled and more obscure, less easily accessible to doubt, and further kept from reason. And thus it sours – like the individual who holds it – into vinegar. – What can come between a fixed projection and the aim that it has chosen as its needed goal? To make a Brother ‘wrong’ to make You ‘right’.
3 An unforgiving thought does many things. In frantic action, it pursues its goal, twisting and overturning what it sees as interfering with its chosen path. Distortion is its purpose and the means by which it would accomplish it as well. – It seems to turn the Holy Son of God into a demon: sin personified. – It sets about its furious attempts to smash reality, without concern for anything that would appear to pose a contradiction to its point of view. It blinds itself, both to God and to Reality, distorting itself and Love into a quest for unholy vengeance.
4 Forgiveness, on the other hand, is still and quietly does nothing. It offends no aspect of reality nor seeks to twist it to appearance that it likes. Its quiet gentleness springs from its motive for giving.
It merely looks and waits and judges not. He who would not forgive must judge, for he must justify his failure to forgive. But he who would forgive himself must learn to welcome truth exactly as it is. To know Yourself the Son of God, so must You also know Your belovèd Brother.
5 Do nothing, then, and let forgiveness show you what to do through Him Who is your Guide, your Savior and Defender, strong in hope, and certain of your ultimate success. He has forgiven you already, for such is His function given Him by God. – And how has the Holy Spirit ‘forgiven’ You? By never seeing aught but Your Holy perfection. – Now must you share His function and forgive whom He has saved, whose sinlessness He sees, and whom He honors as the Son of God. How He sees You, so does He see every One of Your Brothers.
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ORIGINAL HAND SCRIPT
Peace to my mind. Let all my thoughts be still. What could be more wonderful than a peaceful, quiet mind, resting in the stillness. This is joy indeed.
1 Father, I come to You today to seek the peace that You alone can give. Our constant connection is all the peace that I would desire. Since You are always here for Me, and All of Us as well, then peace must be for Every One, closer than Our breathing.
I come in silence. Shutting up the ever-babbling mind. Allowing consciousness to have a rest. A precious break from being in control. – In the quiet of my heart, the deep recesses of my mind, I wait and listen for Your Voice. My Be-ing sighs in relief as I say: Brother, take over. My Father, speak to me today. I come to hear Your Voice in silence and in certainty and love, sure You will hear my call and answer me. When I come in silence, ready I am to listen and to Love what I’m hearing.
2 Now do we wait in quiet. God is here because we wait together. – God is ever-present. He but waits for Our call, and answers. – I am sure that He will speak to you, and you will hear. – He is always speaking Love to You, awaiting now Your happy choice to listen.– Accept my confidence, for it is yours. Our minds are joined. – Feel the happy Peace We share together – We wait with one intent-to hear our Father’s answer to our call, to let our thoughts be still and find His peace, to hear Him speak to us of what we are, – Holy Sons of God Who long for their Source – and to reveal Himself unto His Son. How empty life has been for all these eons, without Our experience of Our Oneness as Our God. For God is not a person, but the Nature and Totality of All. And Be-ing part of All is a Love that is beyond compare.
What Joy awaits Us!
[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