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 13
A meaningless world engenders fear.
Because it is lacking Principle on which You may rely. Chaos – at best – is disconcerting, at worst, terrifying.
What is the ‘principle’ on which the world was founded but an attack on God as Life and Truth and Love.
So You’ve created a ‘life’ that ultimates in something impossible that You’ve called ‘death’ along with a ‘love’ that fades and dies and ‘truth’ that lies. Then do You worship the god You insist has created this. How preposterous. Indeed, Your world seems very meaningless.
1 Today’s idea is really another form of the preceding one, except that it is more specific as to the emotion aroused. Fear, the treatment of which is False Evidence Appearing Real; as I tell You, day by day, year by year. Actually, a meaningless world is impossible. Nothing without meaning exists. However, it does not follow that you will not think you perceive something that has no meaning. On the contrary, you will be particularly likely to think you do perceive it. Truth: the entire dream is meaningless. Rather than a “stranger in a strange land” the ego is non-existent in a non-existent land. Dreaming is a land of perception – or misperception, if You will: not Knowing.
2 Recognition of meaninglessness arouses intense anxiety in all the separated ones. Who, instead of Be-ing Purpose, want a purpose, which seems to give this ‘life’ meaning. It represents a situation in which God and the ego “challenge” each other as to whose meaning is to be written in the empty space which meaninglessness provides. The ego rushes in – where there is no space to be or see – frantically to establish its own “ideas” there, fearful that the void may otherwise be used to demonstrate its own unreality. And on this alone it is correct. It is quite insane.
3 It is essential, therefore, that you learn to recognize the meaningless and accept it without fear. For it is nothing, and cannot hurt You. If you are fearful, it is certain that you will endow the world with attributes which it does not possess and crowd it with images that do not exist. To the ego, illusions are safety devices, as they must also be to you who equate yourself with the ego. The solution is not analysis, but Awakening.
It’s very simple.
4 The exercises for today, which should be done about three or four times for not more than a minute or so at most each time, are to be practiced in a somewhat different way from the preceding ones. With eyes closed, repeat today’s idea to yourself. Then open your eyes and look about you slowly, saying:
5 I am looking at a meaningless world.
And then ignore the ego’s quick response. Power is the dis-belief of ego.
6 Repeat this statement to yourself as you look about. Then close your eyes and conclude with:
7 A meaningless world engenders fear because I think I am in competition with God. Now rest quietly.
8 You may find it difficult to avoid resistance in one form or another to this concluding statement. Whatever form such resistance may take, remind yourself that you are really afraid of such a thought because of the “vengeance” of the “enemy.” The faceless so-called “enemy” is not God but the ego. You are not expected to believe the statement at this point and will probably try to dismiss it as preposterous. Note carefully, however, any signs of overt or covert fear which it may arouse. This is our first attempt at stating an explicit cause and effect relationship of a kind which you are very inexperienced in recognizing. Do not dwell on the concluding statement, and try not even to think of it except during the exercise periods. That will suffice at present. You can always trust in God for His Love is full of Meaning. You will begin to understand with Joy!
[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