Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
CIMS DAILY LESSON
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.
L e s s o n 121
Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
Remember You are here for giving Love. Therefore, it is quite unseemly to carry any grudges, despite how justified they seem to be, they really aren’t. For they picture but a lie about the holy Son of God. And they just bring to You disturbances.
How can You accept this when You know that they – Your ‘grudgees’ – (so to speak) are very wrong? It’s obvious to anyOne at all! Well, yes, indeed, and this is but a dream! How ‘real’ can it be?
Can You at least forgive them for acting up within Your dreams? How hard is it to forgive characters within a nightmare? “Harder than You think!” the ego answers!
1 Here is the answer to your search for peace.
“If You can bear this answer!” the ego mutters, well, hisses. Its preference is never to forgive! Forgiveness is anathema to it. Above all things, it adores resentment. Forgiveness, on the other hand, brings to You only peace. And resentment is anathema to it.
Here is the key to meaning in a world which seems to make no sense.
Here, the only reasonable answer!
Here is the way to safety in apparent dangers which appear to threaten you at every turn and bring uncertainty to all your hopes of ever finding quietness and peace. Here are all questions answered; here the end of all uncertainty ensured at last.
What forgiveness means: it’s absolute refusal to be hurt, enraged, insulted. It’s perfect freedom.
2 The unforgiving mind is full of fear and offers love no room to be itself, no place where it can spread its wings in peace and soar above the turmoil of the world.
You will find My words to be both relieving and relaxing. Just lean into them, as if they were the arms of Love. They are.
The unforgiving mind is sad, without the hope of respite and release from pain. It suffers and abides in misery, peering about in darkness, seeing not, yet certain of the danger lurking there.
It is no real Saviour, a role which the ego fails abysmally.
The unforgiving mind is torn with doubt, confused about itself and all it sees, afraid and angry, weak and blustering, afraid to go ahead, afraid to stay, afraid to waken or to go to sleep, afraid of every sound, yet more afraid of stillness; terrified of darkness, yet more terrified at the approach of light.
If it would only turn to Love, it would be freed rapidly. Yet it so stubbornly refuses to, preferring resentment to being healed.
(The ego mindset is an idiot, if You will forgive My bluntness, since You are not an ego.) This completely unreal thing, so foreign to Your Reality, has imposed itself on Your mind. Yet God gives You all power to refuse it. Why not accept it? Let Us consider the alternative:
4 What can the unforgiving mind perceive but its damnation?
What agony; like an endless migraine. Why do You choose pain? The hate You give Your Brother stays festering within Your mind.
What can it behold except the proof that all its sins are real? The unforgiving mind sees no mistakes, but only sins.
Enraptured by its anger, fueled by its hatred, it consumes itself, yet rises like a deadly phoenix to hate again.
It looks upon the world with sightless eyes and shrieks as it beholds its own projections rising to attack its miserable parody of life. It wants to live, yet wishes it were dead. It wants forgiveness, yet it sees no hope. It wants escape, yet can conceive of none because it sees the sinful everywhere.
All because it refuses to forgive. Unbearably high is the cost of this.
5 The unforgiving mind is in despair, without the prospect of a future which can offer anything but more despair. Yet it regards its judgment of the world as irreversible and does not see it has condemned itself to this despair.
It is stuck within the nightmare it created by the choice of separation.
It thinks it cannot change, for what it sees bears witness that its judgment is correct.
It sees what it believes, and believes what it sees. It is stuck in its own vicious circle, seeing no way out.
It does not ask because it thinks it knows. It does not question, certain it is right.
So, deliberately, it has left itself no room for healing.
6 Forgiveness is acquired.
At all times, Love makes it available.
It is not inherent in the mind, which cannot sin.
Reality has no need to forgive. It knows only Love.
As sin was an idea you taught yourself, forgiveness must be learned by you as well, but from a Teacher other than yourself, who represents the other Self in you.
The Holy Spirit.
Through Him you learn how to forgive the self you think you made and let it disappear. Thus you return your mind as one to Him Who is your Self and Who can never sin,
Who is always Love; Your Reality.
7 Each unforgiving mind presents you with an opportunity to teach your own how to forgive itself.
Don’t say: who asked for this job, not I! That is surely not the proper attitude! Would You not be a blessing to Your agonizing Others, for in freeing them, You do free Yourself.
Each one awaits release from hell through you and turns to you imploringly for Heaven here and now. It has no hope, but you become its hope. And as its hope, do you become your own. The unforgiving mind must learn through your forgiveness that it has been saved from hell. And as you teach salvation, you will learn.
Would You not live the Love You wish to get?
Have We not said giving and receiving are one and the same?
8 Yet all your teaching and your learning will be not of you, but of the Teacher Who was given you to show the way to you. Today we practice learning to forgive. If you are willing, you can learn today to take the key to happiness and use it on your own behalf.
Feel the joy that just went through You all the time; for it is Your right to be happy! You have thought that perhaps Your happiness could be fragile, yet its strength is on beyond the strongest steel, depending only on Your trust in Me, which is quite total!
We will devote ten minutes in the morning and at night another ten, to learning how to give forgiveness and receive forgiveness too.
Look upon this opportunity as Your greatest blessing, the key to freedom.
It opens all doors shut tight and locked by grievances. Forgiveness is like saying open sesame! You like that comment.
You’re right! Only I write for Your living!1
9 The unforgiving mind does not believe that giving and receiving are the same.
For it sees all things as separated.
Yet we will try to learn today that they are one through practicing forgiving toward one whom you think of as an enemy and one whom you consider as a friend.
For the ego mindset loves to classify all sorts of things, freezing them in time, where something happened.
And as you learn to see them both as one, we will extend the lesson to ourselves and see that their escape included ours.
All We need ever do is gladly be with one another.
10 Begin the longer practice periods by thinking of someone you do not like, who seems to irritate you or to cause regret in you if you should meet him; one you actively despise or merely try to overlook. It does not matter what the form your anger takes. You probably have chosen him already. He will do.
It’s always one person or another. For this is how the ego operates. The unsaid message is: Look how bad he is; how good I am.
11 Now close your eyes and see him in your mind and look at him a while. Try to perceive some light in him somewhere—a little gleam which you had never noticed.
Be willing to see!
Try to find some little spark of brightness shining through the ugly picture which you hold of him.
It must be there, despite all Our dreaming, for God is one and only Source for All.
Look at this picture until you see a light somewhere within it, and then try to let this light extend until it covers him and makes the picture beautiful and good.
You can do this all the time; everywhere that there is darkness, You can bring the Light.
12 Look at this changed perception for a while, and turn your mind to one you call a friend. Try to transfer the light you learned to see around your former “enemy” to him. Perceive him now as more than friend to you, for in that light his holiness shows you your savior, saved and saving, healed and whole.
The idea here is to learn that as God’s Love is quite impartial, Ours is as well.
Then let him offer you the light you see in him and let your “enemy” and friend unite in blessing you with what you gave. Now are you one with them and they with you. Now have you been forgiven by yourself.
For every One is part of Me, and to hate a Brother is but to hate Myself. How unproductive!
13 Do not forget throughout the day the role forgiveness plays in bringing happiness to every unforgiving mind, with yours among them.
Love has this effect, blessing every One.
Every hour tell yourself:
14 Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
I will awaken from the dream that I
Am mortal, fallible, and full of sin,
And know I am the perfect Son of God
-eternal, lovely, absolutely necessary to Him.
His so dearly belovèd Son; as if I am the only One. This is the great Truth for every One!
1In what seems like another lifetime, my husband had written some catchy copy, (his job) and a co-worker joked: “You should write for a living.”
Brother said to share that. And now He is adding: “You see I’ve always been there with You, All of You. I want every One to know that. Even in the tiniest of all details, I know the minutiae – everything – about You, and I see only Love, for that’s the Truth.
“So why would You need to condemn Your Brother when You are so dearly loved and so very safe as You will but cleave to Me for security. Although You do not see Me, I am very present with You.”
[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