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 134
Let me perceive forgiveness as it is.
That’s simple: Be-ing here for giving Love.
Ending all grudge-cherishing forever; Love to replace it.
1 Let us review the meaning of “forgive,” for it is apt to be distorted and to be perceived as something which entails an unfair sacrifice of righteous wrath, a gift unjustified and undeserved, and a complete denial of the truth. And this is just how the ego sees it! In such a view, forgiveness must be seen as mere eccentric folly, and this course appear to rest salvation on a whim, which is hardly true. For salvation is Life, Truth, Love expressed.
2 This twisted view of what forgiveness means is easily corrected when you can accept the fact that pardon is not asked for what is true. It must be limited to what is false. It is irrelevant to everything except illusions. What this means is what I have said: You forgive Your Brother for what He didn’t do. It sounds insanity, which describes holding any grievance. Truth is God’s creation, and to pardon this is meaningless. All truth belongs to Him, reflects His laws and radiates His Love. Does this need pardon? How can you forgive the sinless and eternally benign? Goodness is threatening to the ego, which loves to see all its Brothers guilty, with Whom it feels no real sense of kinship. Of course, it sees itself as innocent! Typical nonsense ego reasoning.
3 The major difficulty that you find in genuine forgiveness on your part is that you still believe you must forgive the truth and not illusions. In other words, You think Your Brother’s guilt is real. It isn’t. You conceive of pardon as a vain attempt to look past what is there; to overlook the truth in an unfounded effort to deceive yourself by making an illusion true. Here’s now the ego reasons: Since it’s big enough to forgive the ‘sinner’, then the ‘sin’ must have happened! Otherwise, it couldn’t be forgiven! Perfect ill-logic! This twisted viewpoint but reflects the hold that the idea of sin retains as yet upon your mind as you regard yourself.
Sin is important when one wishes to remain an ego! It keeps You firmly locked in egodom.
4 Because you think your sins are real, you look on pardon as deception. You find it so hard to forgive, so why would God? For You see Him as a glorified man instead of Love Exemplified. For it is impossible to think of sin as true and not believe forgiveness is a lie. Thus is forgiveness really but a sin, like all the rest. It says the truth is false and smiles on the corrupt as if they were as blameless as the grass; as white as snow. How very unfair that those who sin should be forgiven. There is no justice then! It is delusional in what it thinks it can accomplish. It would see as right the plainly wrong, the loathsome as the good. It’s so unfair to those who’re always good!
5 Pardon is no escape in such a view. It merely is a further sign that sin is unforgivable, at best to be concealed, denied, or called another name, for pardon is a treachery to truth. Guilt can not be forgiven. If you sin, your guilt is everlasting. Those who are forgiven from the view their sins are real are pitifully mocked and twice condemned-first by themselves for what they think they did and once again by those who pardon them. The need for pardon does make sin real, at least to the ‘sinner’. What’s the solution?
6 It is sin’s unreality that makes forgiveness natural and wholly sane, a deep relief to those who offer it; a quiet blessing where it is received. It is the understanding that what We’ve thought ‘reality’ to be is nothing but an ongoing dream from which We must, surely, Awaken! It does not countenance illusions but collects them lightly with a little laugh and gently lays them at the feet of truth. And there they disappear entirely. As darkness goes before the dawning Light.
7 Forgiveness is the only thing that stands for truth in the illusions of the world. it clearly states the dream cannot be real. It’s nothing but the ego’s bag of tricks in action, that make the dream seem so real! .It sees their nothingness and looks right through the thousand forms in which they may appear. It looks on lies but it is not deceived. It does not heed the self-accusing shrieks of sinners mad with guilt. It looks on them with quiet eyes and merely says to them, “My brother, what you think is not the truth.”
8 The strength of pardon is its honesty, which is so uncorrupted that it sees illusions as illusions, not as truth. It is crucial that You understand this fact, to be freed from sin’s so-called effects. It is because of this that it becomes the undeceiver in the face of lies, the great restorer of the simple truth. By its ability to overlook what is not there, it opens up the way to truth, which had been blocked by dreams of guilt. Dreams seem so real while You are dreaming them. Yet once recognized as unreal, dissolve like mists before the morning’s rising sun.
9 Now are you free to follow in the way your true forgiveness opens up to you. For if one brother has received this gift of you, the door is open to yourself. There is a very simple way to find the door to true forgiveness and perceive it open wide in welcome. When you feel that you are tempted to accuse someone of sin in any form, do not allow your mind to dwell on what you think he did, for this is self-deception. Ask instead, “Should I accuse myself of doing this?” ‘Would I accuse Myself of doing this?’ Answer truthfully: ‘It’s quite unlikely! For I grace Myself far more often than I grace My Brothers!’
10 Thus will you see alternatives for choice in terms which render choosing meaningful and keep your mind as free of guilt and pain as God Himself intended it to be and as it is in truth. It is but lies which would condemn. In truth is innocence the only thing there is. As Reality, guilt has no existence. Has God sinned? Then no more has His Son. Forgiveness stands between illusions and the truth, between the world you see and that which lies beyond, between the hell of guilt and Heaven’s gate. Forgiveness is the state of mind where healing comes to Waken.
11 Across this bridge, as powerful as Love Which laid Its blessing on it, are all dreams of evil and of hatred and attack brought silently to truth. Without it there’d be no hope for Dreamers. From Reality Love leans over the dream to support You, lifting You from the turbulence of all hatred, guilt and shame. They are not kept to swell and bluster and to terrify the foolish dreamer who believes in them. He has been gently wakened from his dream by understanding what he thought he saw was never there. And now he cannot feel that all escape has been denied to him. Heaven’s Light shines through dark clouds of error, dissipating them, now and forever.
12 He does not have to fight to save himself. He does not have to kill the dragons which he thought pursued him. Nor need he erect the heavy walls of stone and iron doors he thought would make him safe. He can remove the ponderous and useless armor made to chain his mind to fear and misery. His step is light, and as he lifts his foot to stride ahead, a star is left behind to point the way to those who follow him. The imaginary door has swung open to freedom, all through the willingness to Love a Brother.
Love has sprung the imprisoned world from jail that was self-imposed. It was as if the Son of God said: I’ve had enough of Heaven, let’s try hell.
When I said: “Father forgive them for They know not what They do, I spoke not just to the Roman but All who had come to dream this insane world.
13 Forgiveness must be practiced, for the world cannot perceive its meaning nor provide a guide to teach you its beneficence. There is no thought in all the world which leads to any understanding of the laws it follows nor the Thought which it reflects. It is as alien to the world as is your own reality. And yet it joins your mind with the reality in you. Have You not stopped and thought – or at least sometimewondered – how there could be a gracious God and yet the world be so very evil? And why would a loving God kill off His own Creation? It makes Life pointless. Yet who questions the validity of ‘death, and why don’t You?
14Today we practice true forgiveness that the time of joining be no more delayed. Do You want to suffer any longer? Are You comfortable with insanity? For we would meet with our reality in freedom and in peace. Do You not wish for happiness and peace? Do You really think this world can give it, in its present state? Not till Your Vision opens and right here You can see Heaven! Our practicing becomes the footsteps lightening up the way for all our brothers, who will follow us to the reality we share with them.
We call it Heaven, Our rightful Home.
15 That this may be accomplished, let us give a quarter of an hour twice today and spend it with the Guide Who understands the meaning of forgiveness and was sent to us to teach it. Let us ask of Him:
16 Let me perceive forgiveness as it is.
Help Me to really give Love and blessing to All My Others.
17 Then choose one brother as He will direct, and catalogue his “sins,” as one by one they cross your mind. No doubt You’ll have no trouble finding them. Be certain not to dwell on any one of them, but realize that you are using his “offenses” but to save the world from all ideas of sin. Briefly consider all the evil things you thought of him, and each time ask yourself “Would I condemn myself for doing this?” Perhaps He has the same list about You? That would be funny, if You have the needed sense of humor.
18 Let him be freed from all the thoughts you had of sin in him. After all, You’re both still deep in dreamland. And anything can happen in a dream.1 And now you are prepared for freedom. If you have been practicing thus far in willingness and honesty, you will begin to sense a lifting up, a lightening of weight across your chest, a deep and certain feeling of relief. The time remaining should be given to experiencing the escape from all the heavy chains you sought to lay upon your brother which were laid upon yourself. This is how it is: You’re freed from sin as You free Your Brothers!
19 Forgiveness should be practiced through the day, for there will be so many times when you forget its meaning and attack yourself. A part of Yourself known as Your Brother. When this occurs, allow your mind to see through this illusion as you tell yourself:
20 Let me perceive forgiveness as it is.
Should I accuse myself of doing this? Hear these words of Love: Do unto Others as You’d be done to!
I will not lay this chain upon myself. For All of Us are One. My Brother’s sin would be mine as well.
21 In everything you do, remember this:
22 No one is crucified alone, and yet
No one can enter Heaven by himself. How hard it is for the ego to admit that We are all more than just connected; for We are One.
[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