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 16
I have no neutral thoughts.
I have no neutral thoughts.
Although I may pretend I do, I really don’t, for to believe I’m ‘human’ is to have opinions!
If We don’t know, then We believe, and that is an opinion! And it’s not neutral.
1 The idea for today is a beginning step in dispelling the belief that your thoughts have no effect. In other words, that thinking is ‘private’. It’s not. Thoughts are as obvious as ticker tape across Your forehead and sight to Your eyes! So watch Your thinking. Everything you see is the result of your thoughts. There is no exception to this fact. Thoughts are not big or little, powerful or weak. They are merely true or false. Those which are true create their own likeness. Those which are false make theirs. As Shakespeare said: “There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so.” This does not mean just Your opinion, but Your experience of things as well.
2 There is no more self-contradictory concept than that of “idle thoughts.” The mind is busy mis-creating God. What gives rise to the perception of a whole world can hardly be called idle. It was originally — and it still is — quite deliberate, and “on purpose” in more ways than one. Every thought you have contributes to truth or to illusion; either it extends the truth or it multiplies illusions. You can indeed multiply nothing, but you will not extend it by doing so. Look at Your world of infinite illusions, yet still not real, despite Your beliefs.
3 In addition to never being idle, salvation requires that you recognize that every thought you have brings either peace or war, either love or fear. A neutral result is impossible because a neutral thought is impossible. There is such a temptation to dismiss fear thoughts as unimportant, trivial, and not worth bothering about that it is essential you recognize them all as equally destructive but equally unreal. Unless You allow Me in, Your thinking is Your whole experience. ‘Oh no!’ You say; What about ‘out there’. ‘It’s not My fault there’s famine in Darfur!’ Oh, isn’t it? Are You really sure? We will practice this idea in many forms before you really understand it.
4 In applying the idea for today, search your mind for a minute or so, with eyes closed, and actively seek not to overlook any “little” thought which tends to elude the search. This is quite difficult until you get used to it. You will find that it is still hard for you not to make artificial distinctions. Every thought that occurs to you, regardless of the quality which you assign to it, is a suitable subject for applying today’s idea.
5 In the practice periods, first repeat the idea, and then as each one crosses your mind, hold it in awareness while you tell yourself:
6 This thought about _____ is not a neutral thought.
That thought about _____ is not a neutral thought.
For all thoughts have some underlying purpose. Random are they not despite such seeming.’;’
7 As usual, use today’s idea whenever you are aware of a particular thought which arouses uneasiness. The following form is suggested for this purpose:
8 This thought about _____ is not a neutral thought,
because I have no neutral thoughts.
It is good to become aware of the use to which You put Your minds. Thinking is far from harmless.
9 Four or five practice periods are recommended if you find them relatively effortless. If strain is experienced, three will be enough. The length of the exercise period should also be reduced if there is discomfort. Our thoughts affect Ourselves as well as each and every Brother.
[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