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 10
My thoughts do not mean anything.
And yet they have shaped almost Your entire experience for time out of mind. For thinking is a cruel god to all who listen to the ego instead of the Holy Spirit.
So while Your thoughts indeed mean nothing, still they do shape Your experience of what You have thought is ‘life’. The ego’s thinking has kept You bound, imprisoned in a narrow mindset from which there had seemed to be no way to escape.
A way had to be found to free the sleeping Son from the prison of His thinking. Knowing had been blocked, replaced by thinking. Thus books and reading came to be, beginning with the Bible. Islam calls the Jews People of the Book.
The Bible began the sharing of the Light that did break through to a handful of yearning hearts that You have called the Prophets.
Each book that has followed has been opening up minds to God. Despise not any one of them, for they are serving a holy purpose when they bring the knowledge that there is God right up to front and center.
And what are books but Knowledge that You have hidden within projected out onto a separate thing that You All call a book
Eventually All will Know and remember that God is Love and that All is Life. And all there is is Good for Every One.
Right now it is enough for each One of You who reads the Course to begin to really Know and understand what My words do mean for All of You. They are the open door to Your freedom and Your happiness.1
Now let Us together read this Lesson, further freeing You.
1 This idea applies to all the thoughts of which you are aware or become aware in the practice periods. The reason the idea is applicable to all of them is that they are not your real thoughts. We have made this distinction before and will again. You have no basis for comparison as yet. When you do, you will have no doubt that what you once believed were your thoughts did not mean anything.
Why is this? Thinking – as You experience Your Natural Knowing – is but the Knowing through the ego’s filter. And the ego censors everything that might be detrimental to it. It cares not for You, but that You house it.
It is a tenant undesirable! Why not evict it?
2 This is the second time we have used this kind of idea. The form is only slightly different. This time the idea is introduced with “My thoughts” instead of “These thoughts” and no link is made overtly with the things around you. The emphasis is now on the lack of reality of what you think you think.
Or, rather, the value of Your thinking, which is negative to the nth degree.
3 This aspect of the correction process began with the idea that the thoughts of which you are aware are meaningless, outside rather than within, and then stressed their past rather than their present status.
In addition, they are concerned, exclusively – one way or another – with “number one”; i.e. You! And “You” do not exist as a separate entity, but only as an intrinsic Part of the “grand, stupendous” Whole.1
Now we are emphasizing that the presence of these “thoughts” means that you are not thinking.
Consciousness does not exist ‘on Your own’. I will keep repeating this, one way or another, ‘til it becomes for You a Holy Knowing, an absolute given.
This is merely another way of repeating our earlier statement that your mind is really a blank.
For idle thoughts of things totally unreal – purposeful as they may seem to You when run by the ego – are but nothing. Thus Your mind is blank.
To recognize this is to recognize nothingness when you think you see it. As such, it is the prerequisite for vision.
Only God’s revelations of all things have any useful promise and purpose. Nothing else is Real!
4 Close your eyes for these exercises and introduce them by repeating the idea for today quite slowly to yourself. Then add:
5 This idea will help to release me from all that I now believe.
6 The exercises consist, as before, in searching your mind for all the thoughts which are available to you, without selection or judgment. Try to avoid classification of any kind. In fact, if you find it helpful to do so, you might imagine that you are watching an oddly assorted procession going by, which has little if any personal meaning to you. As each one crosses your mind, say:
7 This thought about _____ does not mean anything.
That thought about _____ does not mean anything.
8 Today’s idea can obviously serve for any thought that distresses you at any time. In addition, five practice periods are recommended, each involving no more than a minute or so of mind searching. It is not recommended that this time period be extended, and it should be reduced to half a minute or even less if you experience discomfort. Remember, however, to repeat the idea slowly before applying it specifically, and also to add:
9 This idea will help to release me from all that I now believe.
1 Revelation 3:8 *~* I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it. (KJV)
2 With thanks to Mary Baker Eddy for “Godlike, stupendous” from:
“In the now they brought their tithes into His storehouse. Then, when this bringing is consummated, God will pour them out a blessing above the song of angels, beyond the ken of mortals – a blessing that two millions of love currency will bring to be discerned in the near future as a gleam of reality, not a madness and nothing, but a sanity and something from the individual, stupendous, Godlike agency of man.”
[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