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 198
Only my condemnation injures me. For it takes place within My mind and not within another. My thoughts do create My experience and My so-called reality, for Me.
Indeed, let Us reason this out together:
1 Injury is impossible. – There is no way to injure Spirit, for Spirit is both indestructible as well as eternal. – And yet illusion makes illusion. – For mind can look at things all ways, both Infinite and finite, which is partial Vision. – If you can condemn, you can be injured. – A lack of Love in one instance can show up in another. … In Your mind, that is, not Reality. – For you have believed that you can injure, and the right you have established for yourself can be now used against you till you lay it down as valueless, unwanted, and unreal. Yet has attack and defense become a way of ‘life’ for You, from which You’ve seen no release but ‘dying’.
And yet there is, for You can change Your mind! For in mind does lie Your holy freedom. All there is is Mind!
Then does illusion cease to have effects, and all it seemed to have will be undone. For consciousness is not a thing of ‘matter’, seeming to be set in stone, but for deterioration, which You believe Your path to freedom. Hence ‘death’ becomes Your ‘god’, the one thing that You can rely on. Yet cease to choose illusion, and Your Universe will reconfigure, returning to Reality. All this takes place within Your so-called ‘mind’.
Then are you free, for freedom is your gift, and you can now receive the gift you gave. When You did free Your Brother from Your unkind and deliberate misperceptions.
2 Condemn and you are made a prisoner. It is a gross misusing of Your mind.
Forgive and you are freed. Such is the law that rules perception. And what is perception but a point of view apart from God’s. An extremely narrow way of seeing.
It is not a law that knowledge understands, for freedom is a part of knowledge. Let this be emphasized: that Freedom is the full – complete – experience of God, and, therefore, of Love.
To condemn is thus impossible in truth. – For Love knows no condemnation. It would be impossible for Love to condemn. Perfection is but Its Reality. All condemnation does is starve the condemner from a serious lack of Love. And yet it is such a paradox for Love is all there is. So it must be that: – What seems to be its influence and its effects have not occurred at all. Yet must we deal with them a while as if they had. Illusion makes illusion. Except one. Forgiveness is illusion that is answer to the rest. Forgiveness stops short the dream by refusing to continue the cycle of ego condemnation. It says, in essence: ‘I would rather Love instead.’ And does it!
3 Forgiveness sweeps all other dreams away, and though it is itself a dream, it breeds no others. All illusions save this one must multiply a thousand fold. But this is where illusions end. Forgiveness is the end of dreams because it is a dream of waking. – To be willing to forgive within the dream is not considered ‘normal’ dream behavior, indeed! ‘Vengeance is mine!’ screams almost every Dreamer, not usually so obviously. – It is not itself the truth. – And it does open wide the door to Truth, even if, at first, Truth remains unseen. – Yet does it point to where the truth must be and gives direction with the certainty of God Himself. It is a dream in which the Son of God awakens to his Self and to his Father, knowing They are one. Instant forgiveness is but key to Awakening, for it refuses to dwell in any dreaming.
4 Forgiveness is the only road that leads out of disaster, past all suffering, and finally away from death. How could there be another way, when this one is the plan of God Himself? And why would you oppose it, quarrel with it, seek to find a thousand ways in which it must be wrong, a thousand other possibilities? Perhaps because You really don’t want to Awaken? What other reason is there?
5 Is it not wiser to be glad you hold the answer to your problems in your hand? Isn’t that good news!
Is it not more intelligent to thank the One Who gives salvation, and accept His gift with gratitude? And is it not a kindness to yourself to hear His Voice and learn the simple lessons He would teach, instead of trying to dismiss His Words and substitute your own in place of His? Is not intelligence important? Not if You want to stay asleep more eons. Or if You’re a glutton for suffering?
6 His Words will work. His Words will save. His Words contain all hope, all blessing and all joy that ever can be found upon this earth. – His Words are beautiful beyond belief. Have You found such devotion in the dream? You know You haven’t.
His Words are born in God, and come to you with Heaven’s love upon them. Those who hear His Words have heard the song of Heaven, for these are the words in which all will merge as one at last. And as this one will fade away, the Word of God will come to take its place, for it will be remembered then and loved. Somewhere buried deep within Your heart and mind You do remember what Real Love is. And You long for It.
7 This world has many seeming separate haunts where mercy has no meaning and attack appears as justified. Yet all are one-a place where death is offered to God’s Son and to his Father. You may think They have accepted, but if you will look again upon the place where you beheld Their blood, you will perceive a miracle instead. All You’re seeing is a dream, if You but know it. This is how I raised the dying and the dead. I woke them from silly dreams.
8 How foolish to believe that They could die! How foolish to believe you can attack! How mad to think that you could be condemned and that the holy Son of God can die! Yet how crucial to be insane, if You want to keep dreaming.
The stillness of your Self remains unmoved, untouched by thoughts like these, and unaware of any condemnation which could need forgiveness. – Your Self is both perfect and exquisite. Forever Awake, awaiting patiently for Your re-turn. – Dreams of any kind are strange and alien to the truth. Yet what but Truth could have a Thought which builds a bridge to truth which brings illusions to the other side? It’s been rightly shown in God healing that Truth meets every need.
9 Today we practice letting freedom come to make its home with you. The truth bestows these words upon your mind that you may find the key to light – the key to Light is but the Love that stands behind forgiveness – and let the darkness end: (So let it end NOW!)
10 Only my condemnation injures me.
Only my own forgiveness sets me free.
This Love practice is so very simple!
11 Do not forget today that there can be no form of suffering that fails to hide an unforgiving thought. Nor can there be a form of pain forgiveness cannot heal. And this includes the suffering of what You call the ‘body’.
12 Accept the one illusion which proclaims there is no condemnation in God’s Son, and Heaven is remembered instantly; the world forgotten, all its weird beliefs forgotten with it, as the face of Christ appears unveiled at last in this one dream. Is is not a miracle that forgiveness can exist in this dream of pain and guilt and dying! It’s cause for rejoicing!
This is the gift the Holy Spirit holds for you from God your Father. Let today be celebrated both on earth and in your holy home as well. Be kind to both, as you forgive the trespasses you thought them guilty of, and see your innocence shining upon you from the face of Christ. THIS perfect vision truly is both Christmas and Easter experienced as one. For it is the seed and the fruition.
13 Now is there silence all around the world. Now is there stillness where before there was a frantic rush of thoughts that made no sense. Now is there tranquil light across the face of earth, made quiet in a dreamless sleep. And now the Word of God alone remains upon it. Only that can be perceived an instant longer. Then are symbols done and everything you ever thought you made completely vanished from the mind which God forever knows to be His only Son. Now You, too, are resurrected with Me.
14 There is no condemnation in him. He is perfect in his holiness. He needs no thoughts of mercy. Who could give him gifts when everything is his? – Have You understanding that You are He? God has but One Son, and It is Every One. – And who could dream of offering forgiveness to the Son of Sinlessness Itself, so like to Him Whose Son he is, that to behold the Son is to perceive no more and only know the Father? – To see the Son is the end of perception for You cannot miss Reality when You do see It. – In this vision of the Son, so brief that not an instant stands between this single sight and timelessness itself, you see the vision of yourself and then you disappear forever into God. Yet do not think that You are lost, or that You will cease to exist! Here I am 2000 years later!
15 Today we come still nearer to the end of everything that yet would stand between this vision and our sight. – Yet do not be afraid that You will be nothing! Far from it, belovèd Son of God. The Universe is Yours, awaiting but Your acceptance. – And we are glad that we have come this far and recognize that He Who brought us here will not forsake us now. For He would give to us the gift that God has given us through Him today. Now is the time of your deliverance. The time has come. The time has come today. Why not this moment, this Holy Instant. There couldn’t be a better time than NOW!
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