Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
LESSON TWENTY FOUR
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 24
I do not perceive my own best interests.
For I am being run by the ego. Oh, I think it’s my own mind, for it has been claiming to be Me for eons now. And yet, it isn’t. Still, I have stepped back to let it run Me, to my detriment. For great is my suffering for this unconscious decision made for Me by the controlling ego.
1 In no situation which arises do you realize the outcome that would make you happy. For You do not know Who You are or where You’re going, or even where You came from. The ego has You thoroughly befogged. Therefore you have no guide to appropriate action, and no way of judging the results. What you do is determined by your perception of the situation, and that perception is wrong. For Your thoughts are filtered through the ego. Thus are they useless for Your salvation. It is inevitable, then, that you will not serve your own best interests. The ego goals are contrary to Yours. Yet they are your only goal in any situation which is correctly perceived. You must learn what truly brings blessings to You and Your Brothers. Otherwise, you will not recognize what they are. And they’ll lie unused.
2 If you realized that you do not perceive your own best interests, you could be taught what they are. But in the presence of your conviction that you do know what they are, you cannot learn. To say that You are willful is perhaps an understatement. Yet so-called ‘sin’ can be healed like sickness, for truly God, Good, is omnipotent. The idea for today is a step toward opening your mind so that learning can begin. Today is not too soon! Why would You choose suffer longer?
3 The exercises for today require much more honesty than you are accustomed to using. A few subjects, honestly and carefully considered in each of the five practice periods which should be undertaken today, will be more helpful than a more cursory examination of a large number. Two minutes are suggested for each of the mind searching periods which the exercises involve.
4 The practice periods begin with repeating today’s idea, followed by searching the mind with closed eyes for unresolved situations about which you are currently concerned. The emphasis should be on uncovering the outcome you want. You will quickly realize that you have a number of goals in mind as part of the desired outcome and also that these goals are on different levels and often conflict. You do not really know what You want in these situations.
5 Name each situation that occurs to you, and enumerate carefully as many goals as possible that you would like to be met in its resolution. The form of each application should be roughly as follows:
6 In the situation involving _____, I would
like _____ to happen, and _____ to happen,
7 and so on. Try to cover as many different kinds of outcome as may honestly occur to you, even if some of them do not appear to you to be directly related to the situation or even to be inherent in it at all.
Please trust My directions; they have purpose.
8 If these exercises are done properly, you will quickly recognize that you are making a large number of demands of the situation which have nothing to do with it. You will also recognize that many of your goals are contradictory, that you have no unified outcome in mind, and that you must experience disappointment in connection with some of your goals however the situation turns out. This is why the ego dreaming is mired in endless problems, all of them are some form of excuses: e.g. How can We awaken when there is no peace on earth? Ambivalent about Awakening, can You see why there is no “peace on earth”. Your ‘rules’ – which are inaccurate – guarantee that there will be no change. “Peace” is not needed for Awakening, but rather total devotion to the possibility. And then the willingness – and the strongest desire – to freely Love Your Neighbours.
Why have I seemingly digressed? I haven’t. Awakening – through Love and forgiveness – is the on purpose of these Lessons. Said in a simple manner: Choose again.
9 After covering the list of as many hoped-for goals as possible for each unresolved situation that crosses your mind, say to yourself:
10 I do not perceive my own best interests in this situation,
11 and go on to the next.
If You will invite Me to join You in these Lessons, I promise You, You will not be disappointed.
[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