Lesson 60 Review I ~ Guidance Scribed by Sun~Rose


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

LESSON SIXTY
REVIEW I

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.

1 These ideas are for today’s review:

[46] God is the Love in which I forgive.

And, as this Love, is what You call ‘forgiving’ transformed for You.  Heretofore, forgiving was You – in Your largess – graciously granting Your forgiveness to a most undeserving sinner.

Love, which is Reality, sees but the sinless Son of God.

2 God does not forgive because He has never condemned. The blameless cannot blame, and those who have accepted their innocence see nothing to forgive. Yet forgiveness is the means by which I will recognize my innocence. – Forgiveness is My blessing for Myself! – It is the reflection of God’s Love on earth. My recognition of the Love I am. –  It will bring me near enough to Heaven that the Love of God can reach down to me and raise me to my home.

The “last step”1 of which I’ve spoken to You.

[47] God is the Strength in which I trust.

Where else would I trust but in God’s Omnipotence.  For there is no other power.

Far too long have I set Myself against His Will for Good for Me by desiring to go it on My own, without consulting Him.  Now I truly wish to make no decisions on My own. Not ever.

3 It is not my own strength through which I forgive. It is through the strength of God in me, which I am remembering as I forgive. As I begin to see, I recognize His reflection on earth. I forgive all things because I feel the stirring of His strength in me.

And this strength comes only through My willingness to let Him be in charge totally.  Why wouldn’t I when ego ‘rule’ has brought only misery.  And what I find is that I have but Love suffusing Me when I defer to Him.

And I begin to remember the Love I chose to forget, but Which has not forgotten me.

And I rest content within and a part of this wondrous Peace.  Thanks to God for His Gifts beyond compare.

[48] There is nothing to fear.

In a Universe of Love this becomes clearly obvious.

4 How safe the world will look to me when I can see it! – when it is but one more step to Heaven! – It will not look anything like what I imagine I see now. – For the world is not material at all, for it is pure Spirit, just as You and all Your Brothers and Your Sisters are.  You have taught Yourselves to believe a lie: that Spirit only happens after You so-called ‘die’, that ‘matter’ is the stuff that makes up the living.  It is just the opposite!  Not only is ‘matter’ not synonymous with Life.  It simply isn’t.  Love, another Name for Spirit, is Your True Living Substance. – Everyone and everything I see will lean toward me to bless me. I will recognize in everyone my dearest Friend. What could there be to fear in a world which I have forgiven and which has forgiven me?

What is it that really needs the forgiving.  Not the ‘sins’ You all think have been committed over the eons, but the moment of separation and the thought that did lead up to it.   Well dearest Ones, the thing never happened!

The willfulness that did suggest it brought on a stupor from which You’ve yet to waken.  Nothing bad has really happened.  It’s all been a dream, and You can Awaken.

And to what will You Awaken?  The ego insists it must be punishment, for that is its forte.  Not so the gentle Power of Our God.  I will repeat this: this is not the Power of Our Father-Mother God, Whose only way is the one of lovingkindness.

Your Bible calls it mercy, and that is not the right translation, for it does imply sinners that do need forgiveness.  Not so the Gift of A Course In Miracles, which says that when You are forgiving, it is of ‘sin’ that never really happened.

Hence ‘mercy’ is not needed, just the pure lovingkindness that sees not a ‘sinner’ but the Son of God.

Is this hard to swallow?  If Your Brother hurts You in a dream, will You be angry with Him when You do awaken from it?

Yes, Sister, You did hear Me right.  The perceived ‘need’ for vengeance is the thing that keeps Dreamers in the dream.

‘If I wake up (the ego says for the Son of God), then that so-and-so will get away with all S/He did to Me.  No way!  I’d rather stay asleep for an eternity than let them free of hurting Me.’

Makes sense, does it not, to Someone quite immature in their ability to Love.

[49] God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day.

Guiding Me, loving and supporting Me in all endeavours.

5 There is not a moment in which God’s Voice ceases to call on my forgiveness to save me. There is not a moment in which His Voice fails to direct my thoughts, guide my actions, and lead my feet. I am walking steadily on toward truth. There is nowhere else I can go because God’s Voice is the only voice and the only guide that has been given to His Son.

The path in which He leads Me is but the way of Love.  As the sun does shine away all mists of the early morning, so does His Love shine away the hell of separation, replacing it with Heaven and His pure Happiness.

[50] I am sustained by the Love of God.

You believe that air, and food, and water are what keep You alive, yet these words are truth: “Fed by Thy Love Divine We live, for Love alone is Life”.2

6 As I listen to God’s Voice, I am sustained by His Love. As I open my eyes, His Love lights up the world for me to see. As I forgive, His Love reminds me that His Son is sinless. And as I look upon the world with the vision He has given me, I remember that I am His Son.

And We say: “Amen”, so be His Good Will.  And, again: “Amen.”

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1 Chapter 7, The Consistency of the Kingdom.  II Bargaining versus Healing

We have said that the last step in the reawakening of knowledge is taken by God.  This is true, but it is hard to explain in words because words are symbols, and nothing that is true needs to be explained.  However, the Holy Spirit has the task of translating the useless into the useful, the meaningless to to the meaningfull, and the temporary into the timeless.  He can therefore tell you something about this last step, although this one You must know yourself, since by it you know what you are.  This is your being.

God does not take steps because His accomplishments are not gradual.  He does not teach because His creations are changeless.  He does nothing last because He created first and for always.  It must be understood that the word “first” as applied to Him is not a time concept.  He is first in the sense that He is the first in the Holy Trinity itself.  He is the Prime Creator because He created His co-creators.  Because He did, time applies neither to Him, nor to what He created.  The “last step” that God will take was therefore true in the beginning, is true now, and will be true forever.

(Current note, reiterating: The words “beginning”, “now”, “forever” all refer to Now, and are temporary accommodations to describe Always.  What is True and Real is always True and Real, even when perceived ‘in time’.)

    2 Hymn “Love” written by Mary Baker

Eddy.

[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
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