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.
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Give me your blessing, holy Son of God.
Give me your blessing, holy Son of God. And I would bless You as well. For when We do bless each Other, We are, therefore, twice-blessed by both the giving and receiving.
Do You not yet have the humility to ask this of a Brother? Then hear Me speak to All of You: Give Me Your blessings Holy Brothers and My Holy Sisters, that We might All Know each Other, lovely as We really are. When I look at You, I see perfection.
1 Today we practice differently and take a stand against our anger that our fears may disappear and offer room to love. For what is anger but the ‘local deity’ (That petty ‘god’ is You run by ego!) enraged by not getting His way.
Here is salvation in the simple words in which we practice today’s idea. – The words are simple, yet the ego arrogant does choke on them. How can You ask for blessing if You won’t bless in return? You must give up this arrogance for Love. – Here is the answer to temptation which can never fail to welcome in the Christ where fear and anger had prevailed before. – Yet is the willingness to Love instead so healing. – Here is Atonement made complete, the world passed safely by, and Heaven now restored. Here is the answer of the Voice of God. Do You see that happiness comes not from ‘out there’ where Your Brother seems to be, but within what You call ‘Me.’
2 Complete abstraction is the natural condition of the mind. What do I mean by this but that thoughts are things for things are thoughts. There is no ‘matter’. All is Consciousness, Consciousness of God. The only Brother ‘out there’ is really ‘in here’ in Our collective mind We share.
But part of it is now unnatural. It does not look on everything as one. It sees instead but fragments of the whole, for only thus could it invent the partial world you see. The purpose of all seeing is to show you what you wish to see. All hearing but brings to your mind the sounds it wants to hear. How can You correct such self-absorption? Do not think It is impossible, for as I said to Peter some years ago1 – around two thousand – with God all things are surely possible!
Now let Us address specificity.
3 Thus were specifics made. And now it is specifics we must use in practicing. Specifics are Your thought that You are Joe or Mary, separate from the Sonship. It is as if the thumb and all four fingers decided to split up from the hand, fell asleep and dreamed that it was accomplished, and never woke from dreaming. Although it never happened, it appeared ‘real’ to them. And they remained impotent in their separated state.
We give them to the Holy Spirit that He may employ them for a purpose which is different from the one we gave to them. Yet He can use but what we made to teach us from a different point of view, so we can see a different use in everything. The Holy Spirit, being just endlessly creative, can turn everything to a good advantage, as You give Him the opportunity.
4 One brother is all brothers. – There cannot be separate existence. – Every mind contains all minds, for every mind is one. Do You understand this? Let Us repeat the analogy of the Sun to describe the Son. The Sonship – and, indeed, all Creation, are to God, Our Source, like the rays to the sun. Without the rays there is no sun, without the sun there are no rays.Without the Sonship of Creation, there is no God, and without God, there is no Sonship, no Creation.
Such is the truth. Yet do these thoughts make clear the meaning of creation? Do these words bring perfect clarity with them to you? What can they seem to be but empty sounds, pretty, perhaps; correct in sentiment, yet fundamentally not understood nor understandable. The mind that taught itself to think specifically can no longer grasp abstraction in the sense that it is all-encompassing. Along with specificity came materiality to further confuse the issue; for now separation seemed to take on specious ‘life’ of its own. And We are so sure that the way We ‘see’ things is just how it is! – We need to see a little that we learn a lot. In other words, We start small to keep confusion minimal.
5 It seems to be the body that we feel limits our freedom, makes us suffer, and at last puts out our life. Yet bodies are but concrete symbols of a concrete form of fear. – Out of such came the strange experience of being ‘matter’, defense to hide a willful consciousness. – Fear without symbols calls for no response, for symbols can stand for the meanings. Love needs no symbols, being true. But fear attaches to specifics, being false. Spirit is invincible; therefore, there is no need to fear. Believe in ‘matter’, and everything is frightful!
6 Bodies attack but minds do not. This thought is surely reminiscent of our text, where it is often emphasized. This is the reason bodies easily become fear’s symbols. You have many times been urged to look beyond the body, for its sight presents the symbol of love’s “enemy” Christ’s vision does not see. The body is the target for attack, for no one thinks he hates a mind. Yet what but mind directs the body to attack? What else could be the seat of fear except what thinks of fear? What is the body that claims materiality – when none is really there – but a strange manifestation of a mind that is quite constricted, narrowed down until it sees but its own point of view, and not any others. This is separation from Your Brothers, life in bodies apart from each Other. Real Love frightens this strange point of view, for Love is All-inclusive; it’s not partial.
7 Hate is specific. There must be a thing to be attacked. An enemy must be perceived in such a form he can be touched and seen and heard and ultimately killed. When hatred rests upon a thing, it calls for death as surely as God’s Voice proclaims there is no death. – And then it will choose to ‘die’ rather than part with its hatred. – Fear is insatiable, consuming everything its eyes behold, seeing itself in everything, compelled to turn upon itself and to destroy. Obviously this is insanity.
8 Who sees a brother as a body sees him as fear’s symbol. And he will attack because what he beholds is his own fear external to himself, poised to attack and howling to unite with him again. Mistake not the intensity of rage projected fear must spawn. It shrieks in wrath and claws the air in frantic hope it can reach to its maker and devour him. What is this all about, these words so strong sounding like a horror movie? Why are bodies so important to it, their relationship to sex? What’s this all about?
As long as You see a Brother as a body, You can’t know Him as mind, as consciousness. And You are stuck within the repeating dream. But make real mental contact like We have, and the dream will lose its importance. This does terrify the ego.
9 This do the body’s eyes behold in one whom Heaven cherishes, the angels love, and God created perfect. This is his reality. And in Christ’s vision is his loveliness reflected in a form so holy and so beautiful that you could scarce refrain from kneeling at his feet. Yet you will take his hand instead, for you are like him in the sight that sees him thus. How do You see Your Brother as the Christ? You must make, abd cherish, and keep that constant connection with the Holy Spirit. And then will You be blessed to see as S/He.
10 Attack on him is enemy to you, for you will not perceive that in his hands is your salvation. Ask him but for this, and he will give it to you. Ask him not to symbolize your fear. Would you request that love destroy itself? Or would you have it be revealed to you and set you free? What if Your Brother looks at You as if You’re crazy? Just stick with that connection. S/He will be healed by Your persistent Love.
11 Today we practice in a form we have attempted earlier. Your readiness is closer now, and you will come today nearer Christ’s vision. If you are intent on reaching it, you will succeed today. And once you have succeeded, you will not be willing to accept the witnesses your body’s eyes call forth. What you will see will sing to you of ancient melodies you will remember. You are not forgot in Heaven. Would you not remember it? Heaven waits on tiptoe for Your return. Don’t disappoint it!
12 Select one brother, symbol of the rest, and ask salvation of him. See him first as clearly as you can in that same form to which you are accustomed. See his face, his hands and feet, his clothing. Watch him smile, and see familiar gestures which he makes so frequently. Then think of this-what you are seeing now conceals from you the sight of one who can forgive you all your sins, whose sacred hands can take the nails which pierce your own away and lift the crown of thorns which you have placed upon your bleeding head. Begin to realize Christ is everywhere and every when.
13 Ask this of him that he may set you free:
14 Give me your blessing, holy Son of God.
I would behold you with the eyes of Christ,
And see my perfect sinlessness in you.
15 And He will answer Whom you called upon, for He will hear the Voice of God in you and answer in your own. Behold him now whom you had seen as merely flesh and bone and recognize that Christ has come to you. You are His Christ too.
16 Today’s idea is your safe escape from anger and from fear. Be sure you use it instantly, should you be tempted to attack a brother and perceive in him the symbol of your fear. And you will see him suddenly transformed from enemy to savior, from the devil into Christ. You won’t know, now will You, until You try it consistently.
1 Matthew 19:26 Now it says His disciples asked Him, and He specified Peter to Me.
Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
[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