Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
CIMS DAILY LESSON
LESSON NINETY-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.
L e s s o n 91
Miracles are seen in light.
Yet are they illuminating too; making bright the sad and pointless darkness of the egos’ dreaming their communal dreams
When We will to see the Light, Reality – as It breaks through the darkness, showing up as miracles – is so gladly seen.
1 It is important to remember that miracles – which are glimpses of God’s Reality right within the dream – and vision – the awareness and the willingness to really see what’s here – necessarily go together. For there must be something for You to see! And You need Vision to see the ‘something’! This needs repeating and frequent repeating. – ‘til it sinks in, or at least begins to – It is a central idea in your new thought system and the perception which it produces. Let Us say here about “perception”, that it’s the understanding that God is Good; ergo, the Universe is Good as well. This means all of Its components, including You, and You, and You, and You, and You! For Our Good God – Be-ing gentle Love – is but All-Inclusive. Each One of Us is the “belovèd Son”. The miracle is always there. That One that You really are is ever-present, patiently awaiting Your recovery from dreaming. Its presence is not caused by your vision; its absence is not the result of your failure to see. It’s always there, always has been here, and it always will be. It is only your awareness of miracles that is affected. You will see it in the light: Your willingness to see the Light again; you will not see it in the dark, Your unwillingness to believe the reality of Light.
2 To you, then, light is crucial. For It does lift Your darkened thought into the wonderful, amazing Life of God! What a place of Joy! This I promise You. While you remain in darkness, the miracle remains unseen. What makes the darkness but fixation on One’s self, to the detriment of Others. Thus you are convinced it is not there. With thought turned inward, contemplating on what You think and how You feel, and what You should do, when is there time to Love Your Brother? How much Love do You have to give to Him? Not very much, with what is left over from the kindly gifts of grace that You so gladly give Yourself, and not Your Brother. This follows from the premises from which the darkness comes. Denial of light leads to failure to perceive it. You deny the Light because You love Yourself far more than You do love Your Brother! Failure to perceive light is to perceive darkness. Thus do You dwell in darkness, even sunbathing in the sun. The light is useless to you then, even though it is there. You cannot use it because its presence is unknown to you. You’re still too self-centered. And the seeming reality of the darkness makes the idea of light meaningless. What care You for Holy Light when You’re busy looking in the mirror, admiring Yourself again.
3 To be told that what you do not see is there sounds like insanity. It is very difficult to become convinced that it is insanity not to see what is there and to see what is not there instead. You do not doubt that the body’s eyes can see. You do not doubt the images they show you are reality. Yet You don’t see Reality, because You’re quite fast asleep. Your faith lies in the darkness, not the light. In the nightmare of dreams that flood the night.
4 How can this be reversed? For You – so full of the bile of the ego’s hatred of Our Father which is quite blinding – it is impossible, but you are not alone in this. Your efforts, however little they may be, have strong support. Did you but realize how great this strength, your doubts would vanish. Let Us pause here, for a moment, to talk about the hatred. You think this is digression? No, it’s not. For hatred is debilitating, ultimating in sin, sickness and dying. It and its fruits are the antithesis of God, of Love. They’re doing ‘Your own thing’, in common parlance. What claims to be opposite to Love is but hate in the dream. And this is weakness.
For Your Love of God shows forth in Your willingness to but have constant communion. Today we will devote ourselves to the attempt to let you feel this strength. The strength that does come from Our sweet, constant holy communion. When you have felt the strength in you which makes all miracles within your easy reach, you will not doubt. From whence comes this strength but from communion. On Your ‘own’ what can You possibly do? The miracles your sense of weakness hides will leap into awareness as you feel the strength in you. All You need do is make the connection, and stay connected. This willingness is the first step. The Father, Holy Spirit and I will Guide You for the rest! Please just give Us that “little willingness”! Let Us gladly practice this together.
5 Three times today, set aside about ten minutes for a quiet time in which you try to leave your weakness behind. This is accomplished very simply, as you instruct yourself that you are not a body. You are pure Spirit. Trust My words here and not Your senses. For I speak only Truth. Faith goes to what you want, and you instruct your mind accordingly. Albeit this is done unconsciously, quite unconsciously. And it is done according to Your will. Your will remains your teacher, and your will has all the strength to do what it desires. You can escape the body if you choose. You can experience the strength in you. Tell Me: Why is this? Simply because strength is true about You. Your Real Be-ing must always be available right here and right now. Where else would It be, could it be, but right where You are?
6 Begin the longer practice periods with this statement of true cause and effect relationships:
7 Miracles are seen in light. Miracles are but lovely glimpses of Reality slipping into the dream.
The body’s eyes do not perceive the light.
But I am not a body. What am I?
Is it not the body that is My Identity?. It’s not. Although it is used for Your identification, it’s surely not what You are.
8 The question with which this statement ends is needed for our exercises today. What you think you are is a belief to be undone. But what you really are must be revealed to you. If You know not what You are, how can You know how to be, or what are correct decisions to be made? Thus, the clear need for the Holy Spirit. The belief you are a body calls for correction, – not condemnation – being a mistake. The truth of what you are calls on the strength in you to bring to your awareness what the mistake concealed: Your Reality.
9 If you are not a body, what are you? Curiosity is what is called for! Yet look at Your old saying: curiosity killed the cat; invented to block curiosity and Holy Spirit. You need to be aware of what the Holy Spirit uses to replace the image of a body in your mind. You need to feel something to put your faith in, as you lift it from the body. You need a real experience of something else, something more solid and more sure, more worthy of your faith, and really there. This Course and My Guidance on it aims to meet the need. That is its limit. Your job is to receive it and to use it. Its goal is quite simple: to facilitate Your joining to end the separation. Not complicated.
10 If you are not a body, what are you? Ask this in honesty, and then devote several minutes to allowing your mistaken thoughts about your attributes to be corrected, and their opposites to take their place. Say, for example:
11 I am not weak, but strong.
I am not helpless, but all powerful.
I am not limited, but unlimited.
I am not doubtful, but certain.
I am not an illusion, but a reality.
I cannot see in darkness, but in light.
12 In the second phase of the exercise period, try to experience these truths about yourself. Concentrate particularly on the experience of strength. Remember that all sense of weakness is associated with the belief you are a body, a belief that is mistaken and deserves no faith. Try to remove your faith from it, if only for a moment. Remember: You’re not a body. You’re free to Be as God is now creating Thee. You will become accustomed to keeping faith with the more worthy in you as we go along.
Learn to shut up the ego; it takes some practice. You are deserving of all Good.
13 Relax for the rest of the practice period, confident that your efforts, however meager, are fully supported by the strength of God and all His Thoughts. It is from Them your strength will come. It is through Their strong support that you will feel the strength in you. They are united with you in this practice period in which you share a purpose like Their own. Theirs is the light in which you will see miracles because Their strength is yours. Their strength becomes your eyes that you may see.
14 Five or six times an hour at reasonably regular intervals remind yourself that miracles are seen in light. So pray – ask for help – to free Your long endarkened mind from hell. For life experienced as apart from God is what hell is. Also, be sure to meet temptation with today’s idea. This form would be helpful for this special purpose:
15 Miracles are seen in light. Let me not close my eyes – shut up My own mind – because of this. Let Me, to-day, desire healing, rather than being ‘right’.
[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