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 133
I will not value what is valueless.
This whole strange existence called “the world” is so far from Heaven that it could not ever be any kind of Reality.1 Sometimes in teaching there is benefit, particularly after you have gone through what seems theoretical and quite remote from what the student has already learned, to bring him back to practical concerns. How do We live Living Love every day? What is most important in this journey that all takes place as consciousness, and not as body. For happiness depends on consciousness. This we will do today. We will not speak of lofty, world-encompassing ideas but dwell instead on benefits to you. As You now are learning more and more about Reality. For it is Reality where happiness is found, and not in idle dreaming.2 You do not ask too much of life, but far too little. For You are satisfied with empty dreams that do seem to You to have some promise. When you let your mind be drawn to bodily concerns, to things you buy, to eminence as valued by the world, you ask for sorrow, not for happiness. This course does not attempt to take from you the little that you have. Worldly things that seem like they should be satisfying to You, although they aren’t. It does not try to substitute utopian ideas for satisfactions which the world contains. These too are worldly; no gate to Heaven.3 There are no satisfactions in the world. You can’t believe this! All You were taught does say the opposite: things are valuable! The more things You have, the happier You are; so speaks the sly and lying ego. Today we list the real criteria by which to test all things you think you want. Unless they meet these sound requirements, they are not worth desiring at all, for they can but replace what offers more. When You want power, it is because You have fear. The real Brave care not for power, nor have need for it, because They are absolutely fearless, their minds full with Love.4 The laws which govern choice you cannot make, no more than you can make alternatives from which to choose. The choosing you can do; indeed you must. But it is wise to learn the laws you set in motion when you choose and what alternatives you choose between. We have already stressed there are but two, however many there appear to be. Will You choose God, or will You choose ego? And misquoting Robert Frost: That will make all the difference.15 The range is set, and this we cannot change. It would be most ungenerous to you to let alternatives be limitless and thus delay your final choice until you had considered all of them in time and not been brought so clearly to the place where there is but one choice that must be made. You think perhaps that there are many, for You will to dally longer in the dream. This is quite foolish. Why would You when Awakening is just so very lovely.6 Another kindly and related law is that there is no compromise in what your choice must bring. It cannot give you just a little, for there is no in-between. Each choice you make brings everything to you or nothing. Therefore, if you learn the tests by which you can distinguish everything from nothing, you will make the better choice. You can dream on, or You can Awaken. One chooses either God or the ego.7 First, if you choose a thing that will not last forever, what you chose is valueless. A temporary value is without all value. Time can never take away a value that is real. What fades and dies was never there and makes no offering to him who chooses it. He is deceived by nothing in a form he thinks he likes. Once again, I will use that word You like to describe the human condition: a phantasmagoria.8 Next, if you choose to take a thing away from someone else, you will have nothing left. This is because when you deny his right to everything, you have denied your own. It’s a loveless act, and denies that You are the Son of God. You therefore will not recognize the things you really have, denying they are there. You cannot see them, for You’ve lost the eyes of Love, by acting against Love Itself. Who seeks to take away has been deceived by the illusion loss can offer gain. Yet loss must offer loss and nothing more. Your Brother loses? Then You do lose too, for He’s part of You.9 Your next consideration is the one on which the others rest. Why is the choice you make of value to you? What attracts your mind to it? What purpose does it serve? Are You here for giving or for getting? Here it is easiest of all to be deceived, for what the ego wants it fails to recognize. It does not even tell the truth as it perceives it, for it needs to keep the halo which it uses to protect its goals from tarnish and from rust that you may see how innocent it is. Above all else, the ego is always into looking good.10 Yet is its camouflage a thin veneer which could deceive but those who are content to be deceived. Its goals are obvious to anyone who cares to look for them. Here is deception doubled, for the one who is deceived will not perceive that he has merely failed to gain. He will believe that he has served the ego’s hidden goals. He goes through life deluded by Himself. And though he tries to keep its halo clear within his vision, yet must he perceive its tarnished edges and its rusted core. He cannot bear the thought that His selfishness has cost to Him. It is far, far more than He can afford.11 His ineffectual mistakes appear as sins to him because he looks upon the tarnished as his own-the rust a sign of deep unworthiness within himself. He believes His own dreaming creations. Belief – not Reality – is the hallmark of the ego. He who would still preserve the ego’s goals and serve them as his own makes no mistakes according to the dictates of his guide. The ego mindset sees itself as absolutely faultless. This guidance teaches it is error to believe that sins are but mistakes, for who would suffer for his sins if this were so? The ego always feels that the sins of Others – just not its own – must be punished. “Vengeance is Mine!” it says, arrogantly abrogating the prerogative attributed to God, Who knows no vengeance!12 And so we come to the criterion for choice which is the hardest to believe, because its obviousness is overlaid with many levels of obscurity. If you feel any guilt about your choice, you have allowed the ego’s goals to come between the real alternatives, and thus you do not realize there are but two. And the alternative you think you chose seems fearful and too dangerous to be the nothingness it actually is. You still believe the dream to be a form of reality, and yet it isn’t.13All things are valuable or valueless, worthy or not of being sought at all, entirely desirable or not worth the slightest effort to obtain. Choosing is easy just because of this. Complexity is nothing but a screen of smoke which hides the very simple fact that no decision can be difficult. All You need do is make the choice for Good.14What is the gain to you in learning this? It is far more than merely letting you make choices easily and without pain. Heaven Itself is reached by empty hands and open minds, which come with nothing to find everything and claim it as their own. Letting go the world brings You great freedom! We will attempt to reach this state today, with self-deception laid aside and with an honest willingness to value but the truly valuable and the real. The joyous remembering of Heaven, God’s Reality.15 Our two extended practice periods of 15 minutes will begin with this:16 I will not value what is valueless,
And only what has value do I seek,
For only that do I desire to find. For I see only Reality is valuable to Me.17 And then receive what waits for everyone who reaches unencumbered to the gate of Heaven, which swings open as he comes. Innocent You are as You choose Heaven. (As You choose again.) Should you begin to let yourself collect some needless burdens or believe you see some difficult decisions facing you, be quick to answer with this simple thought:18 I will not value what is valueless, – this nightmare of hell, this world’s suffering – For what is valuable belongs to me. What else could it be but Reality!God’s Reality.*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*1 Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”.The Road Not TakenTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.Robert Frost
[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