Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
CIMS DAILY LESSON
TRANSCRIBER’S NOTE: The Course text is in bold face. The Guidance is in normal type In His Guidance, He has asked Me to capitalize the pronouns You and We as an acknowledgement of the Divinity of All of Us, an acknowledgement of Equality, an expression of His Love and respect for You. When You see the word ‘YOU’ capitalized in the Guidance, know that He is not just speaking to YOU, He is honoring YOU.
I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts. This Lesson is quite like yesterday’s, with one main difference: Today We will again reiterate the effect of thinking on Your vision. Not just Yours, but that of All Your Brothers. For You do either think with ego or You do think with God. While one way of thinking does darken everything, the Other brings You to only illumination! Which one shall it be?
Remember God speaking to the People in Deuteronomy? “… this day … I have set before You Life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore, choose Life …”
1 The idea for today is obviously the reason why your seeing does not affect you alone. You will notice that at times the ideas related to thinking precede those related to perceiving, while at other times the order is reversed. The reason is that the order does not actually matter. Thinking and its results are really simultaneous, for cause and effect are never separate. This is the reason that the dream does seem so real to You. Things just seem to happen, and You notice them, as might any bystander. So You do not own that You are both cause and effect in every matter.
You don’t own what seems to be going on for this would only make You feel guilty. And feeling guilty only spoils the dream, for it takes the fun out of dreaming.
What I am saying here may seem quite different from Your dream experience, which stands firm on cause-and-effect which, in turn, operates in time.
To understand what I am saying here, it would be helpful to acknowledge the possibility that what I’m teaching You is really True. It’s not just theoretical, but easily available to You. That, as I’ve said, You’ve made up sin, sickness, death; therefore, at any ‘time’, You can unmake them.
2 Today we are again emphasizing the fact that minds are joined. This is rarely a wholly welcome idea at first, since it seems to carry with it an enormous sense of responsibility and may even be regarded as an “invasion of privacy.” Are those thoughts You have that are mean-spirited really in the ‘public domain, mentally? Can Your Brother feel Your thinking? This is awful news! Yet it is a fact that there are no private thoughts. Despite your initial resistance to this idea, you will yet understand that it must be true if salvation is possible at all. Reminding You again that God is the Source of All, and not the ego. Therefore, You must be just as Good as He, in quantity as well as quality. This quantity and quality is what We call the Holy Spirit, including Every One and everything. Therefore, salvation must be including All of Your Others. And salvation must be possible because it is the Will of God. Amen, so be it!
3 The minute or so of mind searching which today’s exercises require are to be undertaken with eyes closed. The idea is to be repeated first, and then the mind should be carefully searched for the thoughts it contains at that time. As you consider each one, name it in terms of the central person or theme it contains and, holding it in your mind as you do so, say:
4 I am not alone in experiencing the effects of
this thought about ___.
5 The requirement of as much indiscriminateness as possible in selecting subjects for the practice period should be quite familiar to you by now and will no longer be repeated each day, although it will occasionally be included as a reminder. Do not forget, however, that random selection of subjects for all practice periods remains essential throughout. Lack of order in this connection will ultimately make the recognition of lack of order in miracles meaningful to you. Each Idea of God is precious to Him, and must become so to You, as well. For You are just like Him.
6 Apart from the “as needed” application of today’s idea, at least three practice periods are required, shortening the length of time involved if necessary. Do not attempt more than four.
Remember, when Your thought is full with Love, this means You are too.
[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