Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
CIMS DAILY LESSON
LESSON SIXTY-FIVETRANSCRIBER’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.
My only function is the one God gave me.
You wonder why I keep harping on this. And yet You know it is because Dreamers have so many other intentions for Your time, for Your thought. All those lists You make: Things to do today. Things to do tomorrow. New Year’s resolutions. Gotta lose some weight – or gain some – so important to look good. Schemes to make some money, vacations to plan. And what movie should We go to see this evening?
And the decades of the dream fly by, and You decide to die. Not once have You touched upon Your Function, nor worked seriously on Salvation.
Yet the only useful thing about the dream is that You can Awaken in it.
1 The idea for today reaffirms your commitment to salvation. It also reminds you that you have no function other than this. Both of these thoughts are obviously necessary for a total commitment. Salvation cannot be the only purpose you hold while you still cherish others. The full acceptance of salvation as your only function necessarily entails two phases; the recognition of salvation as your function, and the relinquishment of all the other goals you have invented for yourself. This is the only way in which you can take your rightful place among the saviors of the world. This is the only way in which you can say and mean, “My only function is the one God gave me.” This is the only way in which you can find peace of mind.
Does this seem strict and stringent to You, removing all the fun from life? Then You have no idea yet of the wonder that Life truly is. Would a loving Father ask You to give up the things You cherish for no more than coal and ashes? You know He wouldn’t.
If You are being asked to focus on Loving Your Brother, enough to forgive Him, entailed by Your Function, then this must be the way to Joy.
2 Today and for a number of days to follow, set aside ten to 15 minutes for a more sustained practice period in which you try to understand and accept what today’s idea really means. – For You will be blessed as much as – if not more than – Your Brother. – It offers you escape from all your perceived difficulties. It places the key to the door of peace, which you have closed upon yourself, in your own hands. It gives you the answer to all the searching you have done since time began.
Always looking for the one thing or person that will make everything okay, and never finding it or Him. Always You have come here for getting, instead of for giving.
Your Function does give You the blessed opportunity to give, and keep on giving.
3 Try, if possible, to undertake the daily extended practice periods at approximately the same time each day. Try, also, to determine this time today in advance and then adhere to it as closely as possible.
This form does give focus and self-discipline to Your practice.
4 The purpose of this is to arrange your day so that you have set apart the time for God, as well as for all the trivial purposes and goals you will pursue. This is part of the long range disciplinary training which your mind needs, so that the Holy Spirit can use it consistently for the purpose He shares with you.
5 For this longer practice period, begin by reviewing the idea for today. Then close your eyes, repeat the idea to yourself once again, and watch your mind carefully to catch whatever thoughts cross it.
6 At first, make no attempt to concentrate only on thoughts related to the idea for today. Rather, try to uncover each thought that arises to interfere with it. Note each one as it comes to you with as little involvement or concern as possible, dismissing each one by telling yourself:
7 This thought reflects a goal that is preventing me
from accepting my only function.
The purpose of these ideas is to hone Your focus, for the ego mindset jumps mindlessly from thought to thought.
This self-discipline will teach You what mind really is.
Remember how I have translated the words of Paul for more clarity: Let this Mind Be You, which is also Christ Jesus.
Mind You are indeed, and not a body.
And if You need more incentive than the beauty of the aim, this is how You teleport, with this new Mind understanding.
8 After a while, interfering thoughts will become harder to find. Try, however, to continue a minute or so longer, attempting to catch a few of the idle thoughts which escaped your attention before, but do not strain or make undue effort in doing this. Then tell yourself:
9 On this clean slate, let my true function be written for me.
10 You need not use these exact words, but try to get a sense of being willing to have your illusions of purpose be replaced by truth.
Imagine consciousness with only joyous thought, and only one single purpose, which is to Waken.
11 Finally, repeat the idea for today once more and devote the rest of the practice period to trying to focus on its importance to you, the relief its acceptance will bring you by resolving your conflicts once and for all, and the extent to which you really want salvation in spite of your own foolish ideas to the contrary.
You really could just forget all Your goals, keeping but this one. Things won’t fall apart, on the contrary. Everything will be much more joyous for You, and much clearer. So much happiness stands waiting for You.
12 In the shorter practice periods, which should be undertaken at least once an hour, use this form in applying today’s idea:
13 My only function is the one God gave me.
I want no other and I have no other.
14 Sometimes close your eyes as you practice, and sometimes keep them open and look about you. It is what you see now that will be totally changed when you accept today’s idea completely.
I am here with but one goal, and that is to Love My Brother.
[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