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 do not perceive my own best interests.
How can that be? I know just what I want! I’m quite decided.
Who said a word about wants or desires? The ego tells You that getting what You want is certainly in Your best interests. That’s quite fallacious, for it’s not.
When is the last time that getting what You want or Your own way truly made You happy?
1 In no situation which arises do you realize the outcome that would make you happy.
– How could You when Your view is so limited by the ego? –
Therefore you have no guide to appropriate action, and no way of judging the results.
– Your view at ground level is quite limited compared to one from the mountaintop. This is the reason for turning to One whose view is so much higher, and so much more comprehensive. –
What you do is determined by your perception of the situation, and that perception is wrong.
– For Your perception is quite limited by the world-bound You. Heaven’s Vision – on the other hand gives You the complete view. –
It is inevitable, then, that you will not serve your own best interests. Yet they are your only goal in any situation which is correctly perceived. Otherwise, you will not recognize what they are.
What You think are Your own best interests are but the ego’s goals, not Yours. These Lessons aim at separating the you You think You are – a.k.a. the ego – from the You that God and I – Your Elder Brother – see as Your Be-ing, Holy Son of God.
Would You be the pauper, when You could be the Prince, which is Your real Identity?
You have thought for so long that You are the ego. I am saying that You’re not, that You and I are One, Son of God, neither ‘male’ nor ‘female’ but God’s living Presence.
Remember My ancient words to You, two thousand years ago: “As My Father moves, I do move also.”
Can You be anything but Sourced by God, loved and cherished by Our Father-Mother? Would You not realize this for Yourself and for All Your Brothers?
Every moment – each Holy Instant – do I see You this way.
2 If you realized that you do not perceive your own best interests, you could be taught what they are. But in the presence of your conviction that you do know what they are, you cannot learn. The idea for today is a step toward opening your mind so that learning can begin.
Believing that You are but an ego has brought You only pain for eons. Would You be this when I come to You saying: Sister, choose again. Brother, choose again.
3 The exercises for today require much more honesty than you are accustomed to using. A few subjects, honestly and carefully considered in each of the five practice periods which should be undertaken today, will be more helpful than a more cursory examination of a large number. Two minutes are suggested for each of the mind searching periods which the exercises involve.
4 The practice periods begin with repeating today’s idea, followed by searching the mind with closed eyes for unresolved situations about which you are currently concerned. The emphasis should be on uncovering the outcome you want. You will quickly realize that you have a number of goals in mind as part of the desired outcome and also that these goals are on different levels and often conflict
5 Name each situation that occurs to you, and enumerate carefully as many goals as possible that you would like to be met in its resolution. The form of each application should be roughly as follows:
6 In the situation involving _____, I would
like _____ to happen, and _____ to happen,
7 and so on. Try to cover as many different kinds of outcome as may honestly occur to you, even if some of them do not appear to you to be directly related to the situation or even to be inherent in it at all.
8 If these exercises are done properly, you will quickly recognize that you are making a large number of demands of the situation which have nothing to do with it. You will also recognize that many of your goals are contradictory, that you have no unified outcome in mind, and that you must experience disappointment in connection with some of your goals however the situation turns out.
9 After covering the list of as many hoped-for goals as possible for each unresolved situation that crosses your mind, say to yourself:
10 I do not perceive my own best interests in this situation,
11 and go on to the next.
Now You may begin to understand the Love and Intelligence behind those words that have seemed ominous to so many: “Thy Will be done.” God’s Will is always kind to Every One and most benign and is so very gentle.
[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