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 189
I feel the Love of God within me now. Where once abode the selfish ego, now dwells such a desire to Love and bless all My Others, both Sisters and Brothers.
1 There is a light in you the world can not perceive. – It’s the Light of Love. It illuminates the entire Universe with Its Life. No-One could ever be left out, for It is All-Inclusive. – And with its eyes you will not see this light, for you are blinded by the world. – Only the ego is unable to see It. Thankfully, You’re not the ego. – Yet you have eyes to see it. – For You are way on beyond the ego. – It is there for you to look upon. – For You to rejoice. – It was not placed in you to be kept hidden from your sight. This light is a reflection of the thought we practice now. To feel the Love of God within you is to see the world anew, shining in innocence, alive with hope, and blessed with perfect charity and love. Rejoice with these gentle words of promise: innocence and hope, charity and Love.
2 Who could feel fear in such a world as this? It welcomes you, rejoices that you came, and sings your praises as it keeps you safe from every form of danger and of pain. This world is replete with Love and safety.
It offers you a warm and gentle home in which to stay a while. It blesses you throughout the day and watches through the night as silent guardian of your holy sleep. – Feel the Love with You! Know that It is You! – It sees salvation in you and protects the light in you in which it sees its own. It offers you its flowers and its snow in thankfulness for your benevolence. You are so belovèd and so cherished!
3 This is the world the Love of God reveals. It is so different from the world you see through darkened eyes of malice and of fear that one belies the other. – They are complete opposites. No effort can be made to join them for One is Real, the other isn’t. – Only one can be perceived at all. The other one is wholly meaningless. A world in which forgiveness shines on everything and peace offers its gentle light to everyone is inconceivable to those who see a world of hatred, rising from attack, poised to avenge, to murder and destroy. If You thought You had a choice, which world would You choose? You have a choice, so go ahead and choose. Make Your choice! Which world do You choose?
4 Yet is the world of hatred equally unseen and inconceivable to those who feel God’s Love in them. That world isn’t real. Their world reflects the quietness and peace that shines in them, the gentleness and innocence they see surrounding them, the joy with which they look out from the endless wells of joy within. Quiet, peaceful, gentle, innocent: You and All Your Brothers. What they have felt in them they look upon and see its sure reflection everywhere. You are a fountain of Joy that does continue forever.
5 What would you see? The choice is given you. But learn and do not let your mind forget this law of seeing: you will look upon that which you feel within. – And what You think You feel, You have already thought, so be careful; watch Your thinking. – If hatred finds a place within your heart, you will perceive a fearful world, held cruelly in death’s sharp-pointed, bony fingers. If you feel the Love of God within you, you look out upon a world of mercy and of love. And what is mercy but lovingkindness?
6 Today we pass illusions – nor will We think to come back to see them, for they are unreal – as we seek to reach to what is true in us and feel Its all-embracing tenderness, Its Love Which knows us perfect as Itself, Its sight which is the gift Its Love bestows on us. – We know What We are, and We are grateful. – We learn the way today. – We’ve always known it. – It is as sure as Love Itself, to Which it carries us. For its simplicity avoids the snares the foolish convolutions of the world’s apparent reasoning but serve to hide. To Love is simple when You don’t think You have a choice not to!
7 Simply do this: be still and lay aside all thoughts of what you are and what God is, all concepts you have learned about the world, all images you hold about yourself. – They were taught to You to keep You prisoner to endless and horrific dreaming. – Empty your mind of everything it thinks is either true or false or good or bad, of every thought it judges worthy and all the ideas of which it is ashamed. Hold onto nothing. Do not bring with you one thought the past has taught nor one belief you ever learned before from anything. Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God. And You will find Yourself filled to overflowing with a Love that has been completely unremembered.
8 Is it not He Who knows the way to you? You need not know the way to Him. Your part is simply to allow all obstacles that you have interposed between the Son and God the Father to be quietly removed forever. God will do His part in joyful and immediate response. Read that line again: God will do His part in joyful and immediate response. For He has been waiting patiently for Your request to Him.
Ask and receive. So the promise goes. You can safely leave to Him the giving. He knows what You need. – But do not make demands nor point the road to God by which He should appear to you. – You do not need to. All His Gifts greatly outshine whatever You might imagine. – The way to reach Him is merely to let Him be. For in that way is your reality acclaimed as well. He is Be-ing You.
9 And so today we do not choose the way in which we go to Him. But we do choose to let Him come. – He feels and rejoices over Your invitation. – And with this choice we rest. And in our quiet hearts and open minds His Love will blaze its pathway of itself. It is so powerful and yet gentle. Love need not use Its Power for Its Gentleness melts all resistance.
What has not been denied is surely there if it be true, and can be surely reached. By Your willingness, You show Your welcome.
God knows His Son and knows the way to him. He does not need His Son to show Him how to find His way. Through every opened door His Love shines outward from its home within and lightens up the world in innocence. And so You understand how Love is always present for You, for It is what You are. And ditto Life. Now You see why You do not have to so-called ‘die’. It could only be pretending. For You see You are the Home of Life, just as You are of Love. Yes! It’s wonderful.
10 Father, we do not know the way to You. But we have called, and You have answered us. We will not interfere. Salvation’s ways are not our own, for they belong to You. And it is unto You we look for them. Our hands are open to receive Your gifts. We have no thoughts we think apart from You and cherish no beliefs of what we are or who created us. Yours is the way that we would find and follow. And we ask but that Your Will, which is our own as well, be done in us and in the world, that it become a part of Heaven now. Amen.
What are We saying here but that We will to trust You – Father-Mother God – implicitly – with all Our heart and Soul and Mind – now and forever.
INTRODUCTION to Lessons 181 – 200
I181:1 Our next few lessons make a special point of firming up your willingness to make your weak commitment strong, your scattered goals blend into one intent. – All commitment does start with this one thing: just the little willingness to do it, whatever it takes. So even if You do slip and fall, You get right up again. – You are not asked for total dedication all the time, as yet. But you are asked to practice now in order to attain the sense of peace such unified commitment will bestow, if only intermittently. It is experiencing this which makes it sure that you will give your total willingness to following the way the course sets forth. How did He segue from the little willingness to total?! (He is laughing hard!) Only the ego would ask that question! By now, don’t You think that You should know Me! Give Me an inch of good, and I’ll give You back a mile of it. Give Me a drop of Love, and I’ll return to You an ocean.
With what are We dealing but the Divine Qualities of God. Life, Truth and Love. Spirit, Soul and Mind. Holy Divine Principle, Its Joy and Peace. How precious are the attributes of God. They are Your treasure. And where Your treasure is, there is Your Love.
2 Our lessons now are geared specifically to widening horizons – by loosening the ego’s stranglehold that it has on You – and direct approaches to the special blocks which keep your vision narrow and too limited to let you see the value of our goal. What has it been that has severely narrowed Your horizons?
Well, what else but sir and lady ego?
We are attempting now to lift these blocks, however briefly. Words alone can not convey the sense of liberation which their lifting brings. – Yes, that day that Helen had, recounted in “Absence From Felicity”1 is a perfect example. Every day – and every moment can and will be like that! – But the experience of freedom and of peace that comes as you give up your tight control of what you see speaks for itself. Your motivation will be so intensified that words become of little consequence. You will be sure of what you want and what is valueless. The ego will attempt to deter Your progress, tell You that You can’t sustain such an experience. And yet the ego is always lying. Do not believe it. Tell it to shut up, and really mean it!
3 And so we start our journey beyond words by concentrating first on what impedes our progress still. Experience of what exists beyond defensiveness remains beyond achievement while it is denied. It may be there, but you cannot accept its presence. For You are quite defended against It. And what does live in the Silence but experience of perfect Love and safety. So we now attempt to go past all defenses for a little while each day. No more than this is asked because no more than this is needed. It will be enough to guarantee the rest will come. One Holy Moment is but a promise of All which await Your invitation!
[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