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 12
I am upset because I see a meaningless world.
Not only is the world meaningless, but, too, all its experiences that make up the drama of Our so-called ‘lives’, which aren’t really Living at all, for what the drama is is but dreaming.
1 The importance of this idea lies in the fact that it contains a correction for a major perceptual distortion. So many of You are upset – by one thing or another – yet all upsets are not because of this or that, but rather this chronic mental state is coming from the experience of separation. You think that what upsets you is a frightening world, or a sad world, or a violent world, or an insane world. All these attributes are given it by you. The world is meaningless in itself. And its very state of meaninglessness is painful to the unstable ego. The Son of God – and You are that Son – always has deep and profound Meaning: Your state of Oneness as God’s belovèd Presence, is that great Meaning.
You are so greatly loved, very cherished.
2 These exercises are done with eyes open. Look around you, this time quite slowly. Try to pace yourself so that the slow shifting of your glance from one thing to another involves a fairly constant time interval. Do not allow the time of the shift to become markedly longer or shorter, but try, instead, to keep a measured, even tempo throughout. What you see does not matter. You teach yourself this as you give whatever your glance rests on equal attention and equal time. This is a beginning step in learning to give them all equal value.
3 As you look about you, say to yourself:
4 I think I see a fearful world, a dangerous world, a hostile
world, a sad world, a wicked world, a crazy world;
5 and so on, using whatever descriptive terms happen to occur to you. If terms which seem positive rather than negative occur to you, include them. For example, you might think of a “good world,” or a “satisfying world.” If such terms occur to you, use them along with the rest. You may not yet understand why these “nice” adjectives belong in these exercises, but remember that a “good world” implies a “bad” one, and a “satisfying world” implies an “unsatisfying” one. All terms which cross your mind are suitable subjects for today’s exercises. Their seeming quality does not matter.
6 Be sure that you do not alter the time intervals between applying today’s idea to what you think is pleasant and what you think is unpleasant. For the purposes of these exercises, there is no difference between them. At the end of the practice period, add:
7 But I am upset because I see a meaningless world.
8 What is meaningless is neither good nor bad. Why, then, should a meaningless world upset you? Usually because You are so attached to all Your meanings. If you could accept the world as meaningless and let the truth be written upon it for you, it would make you indescribably happy. God’s Truth always does! For God is Synonym to Happiness. But because it is meaningless, you are impelled to write upon it what you would have it be. Egos love control, and to be authors. It is this you see in it. It is this that is meaningless in truth. Beneath your words is written the Word of God. The truth upsets you now, but when your words have been erased, you will see His. Great, great blessings do await You. God’s Love does surpass all things. That is the ultimate purpose of these exercises. Your great happiness!
9 Three or four times are enough for practicing the idea for today. Nor should the practice periods exceed a minute. You may find even this too long. Terminate the exercises whenever you experience a sense of strain.
[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