Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
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.
Workbook PART I
L e s s o n 8
My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.
My mind is ever preoccupied with the past, which is the home of all the grievances, period!
I see all things, all situations, through that murky filter, and respond in kind. What insanity.
When I began the dreaming, I turned My back on Heaven and walked straight into hell; also known as the human condition! A state of thinking, thinking, thinking; endless stinking thinking. For Your thoughts of Brothers are rarely thoughts of Love, but rather rivalry, adoration, and some hatred.
1 This idea is, of course, the reason why you see only the past. No one really sees anything. He sees only his thoughts projected outward. You are producer and director of Your experience. No outside influence is at work here.The mind’s preoccupation with the past is the cause of the total misconception about time from which your seeing suffers. Your mind cannot grasp the present, which is the only time there is. It therefore cannot understand time and cannot, in fact, understand anything. As Eternity there is only Now, in which You’re the present Presence of the Living God
2 The only wholly true thought one can hold about the past is that it is not here. To think about it at all is therefore to think about illusions. They’re keeping You from Now, the only sense of time that verges on Reality. Very few minds have realized what is actually entailed in picturing the past or in anticipating the future. The mind is actually blank when it does this because it is not really thinking about anything. Disconcerting, eh? Eons of dreaming. It’s time to come Home.
3 The purpose of the exercises for today is to begin to train your mind to recognize when it is not really thinking at all. While thoughtless “ideas” preoccupy your mind, the truth is blocked. Recognizing that your mind has been merely blank, rather than believing that it is filled with real ideas, is the first step to opening the way to vision. Yes, disconcerting; yet better to ascertain it now than to go on in endless, mindless, dreaming.
4 The exercises for today should be done with eyes closed. This is because you actually cannot see anything, and it is easier to recognize that, no matter how vividly you may picture a thought, you are not seeing anything. With as little investment as possible, search your mind for the usual minute or so, merely noting the thoughts you find there. Name each one by the central figure or theme it contains, and pass on to the next. Introduce the practice period by saying:
5 I seem to be thinking about _____.
6 Then name each of your thoughts specifically. For example:
7 I seem to be thinking about [name of person],
about [name of object], about [name of emotion];
8 and so on, concluding at the end of the mind-searching period with:
9 But my mind is preoccupied with past thoughts. And they are blocking Your Reality;
10 This can be done four or five times during the day, unless you find it irritates you. If you find it trying, three or four times are sufficient. You might find it helpful, however, to include your irritation, or any emotion which the idea may induce, in the mind searching itself. Do not be surprised that the ego will not take these exercises passively, but will, instead, seek to block their fulfillment; for its ‘life’ (so-called) is at stake here!
Just be certain to remember that You are not the ego!
[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