Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
LESSON FORTY THREE
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 43
God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him.
All that I can ever really see is His Reality. It is all I want. Why would I dwell in dreams, when the Real stands waiting for Me.
When You seem to see the un-good, remember that only Good can Source Your Vision.
1 Perception is not an attribute of God. His is the realm of knowledge. – In other words, Reality; for He does not dwell in dreams. And He knows His Son as always perfect. – Yet He has created the Holy Spirit as the Mediator between perception and knowledge. Without this link with God, perception would have replaced knowledge forever in your minds. – Feel His gentle Love, a Lifeline from Reality into all the minds that dream. – With this link with God, perception will become so changed and purified that it will lead to knowledge. That is its function as the Holy Spirit sees it. Therefore, that is its function in truth.
The Holy Spirit is the Perfect You, kept so safe and wholly Loved by God, while You continue this miserable flirtation with the ego.
2 In God you cannot see. – What does that mean? There is no necessity for ‘seeing’ as You know it, for there is nothing ‘out there’ as You have perceived it. Instead Your Knowledge is complete and Infinite, as active, living Knowing. – Perception has no function in God and does not exist. – For what You think of as Your perception of all things is total mis-perception of but everything! – Yet in salvation, which is the undoing of what never was, perception has a mighty purpose. Made by the Son of God for an unholy purpose, it must become the means for the restoration of his holiness to his awareness. – And so the Lessons work with You, while You still have this odd way of ‘vision’ using Your own means in order to transform You. – Perception has no meaning. Yet does the Holy Spirit give it a meaning very close to God’s. Healed perception becomes the means by which the Son of God forgives his brother and thus forgives himself.
For then, and now, as the dream is healed, We can see the hell We’ve dreamed was never real.
3 You cannot see apart from God because you cannot be apart from God. Whatever you do, you do in Him because whatever you think, you think with His Mind. If vision is real, and it is real to the extent to which it shares the Holy Spirit’s purpose, then you cannot see apart from God.
As He moves, We move. This rule is very simple. For Everything is One. And Your Identity is both precious and perfect to God, Our blessèd Source, that We All do share together.
4 Three five-minute practice periods are required today, one as early as possible and another as late as possible. The third may be undertaken at the most convenient and suitable time which circumstances and readiness permit.
5 At the beginning of these practice periods, repeat the idea to yourself with eyes open. Then glance around you for a short time, applying the idea specifically to what you see. Four or five subjects for this phase of the exercises are sufficient. You might say, for example:
6 God is my Source. I cannot see this desk apart from Him.
God is my Source. I cannot see that picture apart from Him.
God is My Source. And I cannot see Myself apart from Him. (Nor any Other!)
7 Although this part of the exercise period should be relatively short, be sure that you select the subjects for this phase indiscriminately, without self-directed inclusion or exclusion.
8 For the second and longer phase of the exercise period, close your eyes, repeat today’s idea again, and then let whatever relevant thoughts occur to you add to the idea in your own personal way. Thoughts such as:
9 I see through the eyes of forgiveness.
I see the world as blessed.
For I have forgiven Myself first, and then All My Brothers, for separation; the dream is ended.
Unforgiveness does insist upon the ‘realness’ of the ‘crime’. Forgiveness says: never did it happen, restoring Innocence to Every One. The dream is over.
The world can show me myself.
I never dreamed it could be this lovely, nor seen My beauty.
I see my own thoughts, which are like God’s.
How blessed I am to see this way, what happiness it brings Me.
10 Any thought related more or less directly to today’s idea is suitable. The thoughts need not bear an obvious relationship to the idea, but they should not be in opposition to it.
Reach out to Love, and feel Love infill You. It will rush into the places that were filled with anger, pain and fear, tools of the ego to keep You asleep forever.
11 If you should find your mind wandering, if you begin to be aware of thoughts which are clearly out of accord with today’s idea, or if you seem to be unable to think of anything, open your eyes, repeat the first phase, and then try the second phase again. Do not allow any protracted period to occur in which you become preoccupied with irrelevant thoughts. Return to the first phase of the exercises as often as necessary to prevent this.
12 In applying today’s idea in the shorter practice periods, the form may vary according to the circumstances and situations in which you find yourself during the day. When you are with someone else, for example, try to remember to tell him silently,
13 God is my Source. I cannot see you apart from Him.
Therefore, Your beauty is now clear to Me.
14 This form is equally applicable to strangers and to those you know well. Try, in fact, not to make distinctions of this kind at all.
15 The idea should also be applied throughout the day to various situations and events which may occur, particularly to those which distress you in any way. For this kind of application, use this form:
16 God is my Source. I cannot see this apart from Him.
How then does He see this situation?
17 If no particular subject presents itself to your awareness, merely repeat the idea in its original form.
18 Try today not to allow long periods of time to slip by without remembering today’s idea and thus remembering your function.
Self spent with this Lesson saves You an eternity of pain. What a precious Gift.
[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