Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
CIMS DAILY LESSON
LESSON SEVENTY-ONETRANSCRIBER’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.
Only God’s plan for salvation will work.
There really is no other one, for human ways – being ego-based – don’t realize the tenacity of the ego.
Its tentacles are all thoughts You have that do not come from God, from Your devoted, careful listening. They’re firmly based in self-aggrandizement.
1 You may not realize that the ego has set up a plan for salvation in opposition to God’s. It is this plan in which you believe. Why not? It comes to You with Your own voice. It sounds reasonable. Thus speaks the ego. Since it is the opposite of God’s, you also believe that to accept God’s plan in place of the ego’s is to be damned. This sounds preposterous, of course. Yet after we have considered just what the ego’s plan is, perhaps you will realize that, however preposterous it may be, you do believe it. Pay attention; and listen carefully as I explain the tempter’s plan for You.
2 The ego’s plan for salvation centers around holding grievances. Grievances deflect all guilt from You onto Your Brothers. The plan is brilliant if You wish to stay insanely dreaming. It will keep You there. It maintains that if someone else spoke or acted differently, if some external circumstance or event were changed, you would be saved. Thus the source of salvation is constantly perceived as outside yourself. You become the victim of the world You see, instead of its creator. You’re so very Innocent! Every One can see!
3 Each grievance you hold is a declaration and an assertion in which you believe that says, “If this were different, I would be saved.” So do You make Yourself impotent with just this one statement! You give power to all things but Yourself; for You live at The effect of Every One and every thing within the dream. For God and His Power have become irrelevant to You in Your quest to manipulate the world. God has been long forgotten.
You rule Your kingdom, so You think. Yet You are a ‘king’ with a tilted crown, drunk with Your own so-called ‘power’. The change of mind that is necessary for salvation is thus demanded of everyone and everything except yourself. This is quite typical of the ego, the high sovereign of don’t do as I do, do as I say.
4 The role assigned to your own mind in this plan, then, is simply to determine what other than itself must change if you are to be saved. You need not change another mind in order to Awaken! Just pay attention to correcting Your own insanity. According to this insane plan, any perceived source of salvation is acceptable, provided that it will not work. This ensures that the fruitless search will continue, for the illusion persists that, although this hope has always failed, there are still grounds for hope in other places and in other things. Another person will yet serve better; another situation will yet offer success. Do-si-do, change partners!! And while You’re at it, change Your job, as well.! So speaks the ego.
5 Such is the ego’s plan for your salvation. Surely you can see how it is in strict accord with the ego’s basic doctrine, “Seek but do not find.” For what could more surely guarantee that you will not find salvation than to channelize all your efforts in searching for it where it is not? How adept is the ego at keeping You from Waking. It should be; it’s so called ‘life’ depends on it.
6 God’s plan for salvation works simply because, by following His direction, you seek for salvation where it is. But if you are to succeed, as God promises you will, you must be willing to seek there only. Otherwise your purpose is divided, and you will attempt to follow two plans for salvation which are diametrically opposed in all ways. The result can only bring confusion, misery, and a deep sense of failure and despair.
7 How can you escape all this? Very simply. The idea for today is the answer. Only God’s plan for salvation will work. There can be no real conflict about this, because there is no possible alternative to God’s plan that will save you. His is the only plan that is certain in its outcome. His is the only plan that must succeed. Your other ‘choice’ is the inept ego. Again, Your choice is One or the other.
8 Let us practice recognizing this certainty today. And let us rejoice that there is an answer to what seems to be a conflict with no resolution possible. All things are possible to God. I know! I’ve been saying this for 2000 years, and it’s still True! Do You think I’m repetitive? I say I’m consistent. Do not trust the temporal, the changeable; rely, instead, on the Eternal. Salvation must be yours because of His plan, which cannot fail.
9 Begin the two longer practice periods for today by thinking about today’s idea and realizing that it contains two parts, each making equal contribution to the whole. God’s plan for your salvation will work, and other plans will not. Do not allow yourself to become depressed or angry at the second part; it is inherent in the first. Yup! I’m repeating this again: Trust God! You want Your freedom. Though You cling to earth, You long for Heaven. And It is right here! No need to die nor travel, for Heaven is right where You are. And in the first is your full release from all your own insane attempts and mad proposals to free yourself. They have led to depression and anger. But God’s plan will succeed. It will lead to release and joy.
10 Remembering this, let us devote the remainder of the extended practice periods to asking God to reveal His plan to us. Ask Him very specifically:
11 What would You have me do?
Where would You have me go?
What would You have me say, and to whom? Allow these questions to enrich Your day. You won’t be sorry. How happy are the days that We spend consciously together. How very joyous!
12 Give Him full charge of the rest of the practice period, and let Him tell you what needs to be done by you in His plan for your salvation. You know how restful is it to be Guided. How very sweet and very peaceful. Why make decisions on Your own? You have a willing Partner. He will answer you in proportion to your willingness to hear His Voice. Refuse not to hear. The very fact that you are doing the exercises proves that you have some willingness to listen. This is enough to establish your claim to God’s answer. Would You not like to experience just how very much God actually Loves You?
13 In the shorter practice periods tell yourself often that God’s plan for salvation, and only His, will work. Be alert to all temptation to hold grievances today, and respond to them with this form of today’s idea:
14 Holding grievances is the opposite of God’s plan for
Salvation. And only His plan will work. Would You not give up Your grievances in exchange for Heaven? Has there ever been a better bargain?
15 Try to remember the idea for today some six or seven times an hour. There could be no better way to spend a half-minute or less than to remember the Source of your salvation, and to see It where It is.
You won’t regret Your diligence today.
[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