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.
L e s s o n 95
I am One Self, united with my Creator.
And as that Union We are Perfect One. The Source and the Son. For as Reality there is no type or gender as the Son is Every One.
1 Today’s idea accurately describes you as God created you. What is Self but God’s own unique Individuality. You are one within yourself and one with Him. There is only One of You, and that One is One as God’s Son. Yours is the unity of all creation. As You are One as God’s Son, so is Every One, as the Son. Your perfect unity makes change in you impossible. God does not change, and You’re inseparable from Him, for there is no separation. You do not accept this and you fail to realize it must be so, only because you believe that you have changed yourself already. And that You actually accomplished separation. What a daydream that one is! You see yourself as a ridiculous parody on God’s creation-weak, vicious, ugly and sinful, miserable and beset with pain. And You are quite attached to this, seeing it as Your ‘own’ creation. Insanity is more like it!
2 Such is your version of yourself-a self divided into many warring parts, separate from God, and tenuously held together by its erratic and capricious maker, to which you pray. What is this god to which You pray but Yourself quite magnified. And just like You are: It does not hear your prayers, for it is deaf. It does not see the oneness in you, for it is blind. It does not understand you are the Son of God, for it is senseless and understands nothing. Thus: “What is the god of a mortal but a mortal magnified?”1
3 We will attempt today to be aware of only what can hear and see and what makes perfect sense. We will need to do Our very best to ignore the ego. We will again direct our exercises towards reaching your One Self, which is united with its Creator. It need not be hard; this lovely Self You are is right at hand. In patience and in hope we try again today. And let Us add confidence in Our success to meet Our goal. For God supports this worthy endeavour.
4 The use of the first five minutes of every waking hour for practicing the idea for the day has special advantages at the stage of learning in which you are at present. It is difficult at this point not to allow your mind to wander if it undertakes extended attempts. You have surely realized this by now. Indeed, with chagrin. This is far better than indifference. Yet it won’t heal You. You have seen the extent of your lack of mental discipline and of your need for mind training. It is necessary that you be aware of this, for it is indeed a hindrance to your advance. The “little willingness” that I have asked of You must increase. The cancer of the mind called apathy must be overcome. And now is the time. As I have often said to You: if not now, then when to do? Since it is always now, it might well be this now, right now!
5 Frequent but shorter practice periods have other advantages for you at this time. In addition to recognizing your difficulties with sustained attention, you must also have noticed that, unless you are reminded of your purpose frequently, you tend to forget about it for long periods of time. By this You may see that Our goals here are quite antithetical to the ego’s. You often fail to remember the short applications of the idea for the day, and you have not yet formed the habit of using it as an automatic response to temptation. Do not take this as criticism; for I do understand the habit of the ego is far more addicting than even liquor or drugs.
6 Structure, then, is necessary for you at this time, planned to include frequent reminders of your goal and regular attempts to reach it. Regularity in terms of time is not the ideal requirement for the most beneficial form of practice in salvation. It is advantageous, however, for those whose motivation is inconsistent and who remain heavily defended against learning. Do not get discouraged by Your ‘forgetfulness’ but remember again the ram in the song “High Hopes”.2
7 We will therefore keep to the five minutes an hour practice periods for a while and urge you to omit as few as possible. Using the first five minutes of the hour will be particularly helpful since it imposes firmer structure. Do not, however, use your lapses from this schedule as an excuse not to return to it again as soon as you can. For You who eat regular meals, would ever You forget one? These Lessons are more nourishing than food.
8 There may well be a temptation to regard the day as lost because you have already failed to do what is required. This is the time to remember that ram. This should, however, merely be recognized as what it is-a refusal to let your mistakes be corrected and an unwillingness to try again. Remember the ram! I may not sing like Frank Sinatra, yet My song opens wide Heaven’s gates for You and invites You in.
9 The Holy Spirit is not delayed in His teaching by your mistakes. Just keep on persevering like that ram! How consistent is the Holy Spirit! S/He will never quit! He can be held back only by your unwillingness to let them go. S/He stands right at hand, ever-supportive. Stop for an instant, or even longer, to let Yourself feel Her consistent Love. S/He loves You more than the most devoted Mother ever could! For – like Our God – She neither slumbers, nor does She ever sleep.3 Let us therefore be determined, particularly for the next week or so, to be willing to forgive ourselves for our lapses in diligence and our failures to follow the instructions for practicing the day’s idea. Let Us, instead, ask for Her loving help. We will receive it!
10 This tolerance for weakness will enable us to overlook it, rather than give it power to delay our learning. If we give it power to do this, we are regarding it as strength and are confusing strength with weakness. When you fail to comply with the requirements of this course, you have merely made a mistake. This calls for correction and for nothing else. Add not Your recriminations to it!
11 To allow a mistake to continue is to make additional mistakes based on the first and reinforcing it. It is this process that must be laid aside, for it is but another way in which you would defend illusions against the truth. Let all these errors go by recognizing them for what they are. They are attempts to keep you unaware you are One Self, united with your Creator, at one with every aspect of creation, and limitless in power and in peace. Remember how lofty and how lovely is Our Goal. As I have said before: You’re drawn by the beauty of the aim.
12 This is the truth, and nothing else is true. You need only it to have Your healing! Today we will affirm this truth again and try to reach the place in you in which there is no doubt that only this is true. Begin the practice periods today with this assurance, given to your mind with all the certainty – of Your heart and soul, and Your mind as well – that you can give:
13 I am One Self, united with my Creator,
At one with every aspect of creation,
And limitless in power and in peace.
Allow Yourself to spend some time with these wonderful ideas about Yourself.
14 Then close your eyes and tell yourself again, slowly and thoughtfully, attempting to allow the meaning of the words to sink into your mind, replacing false ideas:
15 I am One Self.
16 Repeat this several times, and then attempt to feel the meaning which the words convey. You are One Self, united and secure in light and joy and peace. Loneliness is gone; security is here. You are God’s Son, One Self with one Creator and one goal-to bring awareness of this oneness to all minds, that true creation may extend the Allness and the Unity of God. Once You understand Your happiness, then begin to share it.
17 You are One Self, complete and healed and whole, with power to lift the veil of darkness from the world and let the light in you come through to teach the world the truth about itself. You are One Self, in perfect harmony with all there is and all that there will be. You are One Self, the holy Son of God, united with your brothers in this Self, united with your Father in His Will. As the Son of God You have the Kingdom, and You long to share it with All Others! Brother by Brother; Sister by Sister.
18 Feel this One Self in you, and let it shine away all your illusions and your doubts. This is your Self, the Son of God Himself, sinless as its Creator, with His strength within you and His Love forever yours. You are One Self, and it is given you to feel this Self within you and to cast all your illusions out of the one Mind which is this Self, the holy truth in you. For this Holy Self is Truth about You.
19 Do not forget today. We need your help, your little part in bringing happiness to all the world. And Heaven looks to you in confidence that you will try today. Share, then, its surety, for it is yours. Be vigilant. Do not forget today.
20 Throughout the day do not forget your goal. Repeat today’s idea as frequently as possible and understand each time you do so, someone hears the voice of hope, the stirring of the truth within his mind, the gentle rustling of the wings of peace. Yes this thought is beautiful; its doing is far more lovely. For its blessing is truly exquisite. Your own acknowledgment you are One Self, united with your Father, is a call to all the world to be at one with you. To everyone you meet today be sure to give the promise of today’s idea and tell him this:
21 You are One Self with me,
United with our Creator in this Self.
I honor you because of what I am,
And what He is, Who loves us both as one.
Let Yourself then feel Your Love for Him, for Her: God’s Belovèd. And then for Your Self.
[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