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 92
Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one.
Light is understanding God; that understanding is true strength.
1 The idea for today is an extension of the previous one. You do not think of light in terms of strength and darkness in terms of weakness. Yet if We speak of Light as understanding and darkness as ignorance, perhaps it will be clearer. That is because your idea of what seeing means is tied up with the body and its eyes and brain.
Yet Vision does belong to consciousness. This is why you believe that you can change what you see by keeping little bits of glass or other clear material before your eyes held in a frame or placed against the eye. You do believe it gives You clarity. So it seems to be, yet We have said before that ‘seeming’ is not reality.
2 These are among the many magical beliefs that come from the conviction you are a body and the body’s eyes can see. You also believe the body’s brain can think. If you but understood the nature of thought, you could but laugh at this insane idea. It is as if you thought you held the match that lights the sun and gives it all its warmth or that you had the universe imprisoned in your hand, securely bound until you let it go. Yet this is no more foolish than to believe the body’s eyes can see, the brain can think. For there is no reality to materiality.
Each facet of Reality is of God, including Me. For there really is no separation.
3 It is God’s strength in you that is the light in which you see, as it is His Mind with which you think. God simply Be-ing You as well as Me. His strength denies your weakness. It is your weakness that sees through the body’s eyes, peering about in darkness to behold the likeness of itself—the small, the weak, the sickly and the dying, those in need, the helpless and afraid, the sad, the poor, the starving, and the joyless. All things that cause pain. These are seen through eyes which cannot see and cannot bless. These are seen through eyes that are lost in dreams.
4 Strength overlooks these things by seeing past appearances. Bypassing all dreams for Reality. It keeps its steady gaze upon the light that lies beyond them. It unites with light, of which it is a part. It sees itself. It brings the light in which your Self appears. In darkness you perceive a self that is not there. The Light of understanding uncovers Your Reality as the Son of God.
5 Strength is the truth about you; weakness is an idol falsely worshipped, and adored that strength may be dispelled and darkness rule where God appointed that there should be light. Weakness and darkness are both deliberate attacks on God. In other words, they are intentional and are not employed accidentally. Like creatures of the earth, they don’t like Light. Strength comes from truth and shines with light its Source has given it; weakness reflects the darkness of its maker. It is sick and looks on sickness, which is like itself. It thus hides from the Light which would heal it.
6 Truth is a savior and can only will for happiness and peace for everyone. It gives its strength to everyone who asks, in limitless supply. Strength is Yours as You choose to accept it. You cannot be forced. It sees that lack in anyone would be a lack in all, and so it gives its light that all may see and benefit as one. Its strength is shared that it may bring to all the miracle in which they will unite in purpose and forgiveness and in love.
7 Weakness, which looks in darkness, cannot see a purpose in forgiveness and in love. It sees all others different from itself and nothing in the world that it would share. Separation is its choice and glory. It judges and condemns but does not love. In darkness it remains to hide itself and dreams that it is strong and conquering, a victor over limitations that but grow in darkness to enormous size. It fears and it attacks and hates itself, and darkness covers everything it sees, leaving its dreams as fearful as itself. No miracles are here, but only hate. It separates itself from what it sees, while light and strength perceive themselves as one.
8 The light of strength is not the light you see. It does not change and flicker and go out. It does not shift from night to day and back to darkness till the morning comes again. It is reliable, ever-present, for it comes from God. The light of strength is constant, sure as love, forever glad to give itself away because it cannot give but to itself. Nothing ever shadows It, for the Light is omnipresent and omnipotent. No one can ask in vain to share its sight, and none who enters its abode can leave without a miracle before his eyes and strength and light abiding in his heart. Surely this is Heaven ever-present. No need to die for this experience.
9 The strength in you will offer you the light and guide your seeing, so you do not dwell on idle shadows that the body’s eyes provide for self-deception. You are not separate from the strength and Light. They’re part of You. Strength and light unite in you, and where they meet, your Self stands ready to embrace you as Its own. This strength and Light are Your Reality; Your ever-presence. Such is the meeting place we try today to find and rest in, for the peace of God is where your Self, His Son, is waiting now to meet itself again and be as one. You are just as much the Christ as I am. This Truth must be repeated until You know that it is so. Feel the Love for You that stands behind It!
10 Let us give 20 minutes twice today to join this meeting. Let yourself be brought unto your Self. Its strength will be the light in which the gift of sight is given you. Leave, then, the dark a little while today, and we will practice seeing in the light, closing the body’s eyes and asking truth to show us how to find the meeting place of self and Self, where light and strength are one. Today We’ll do this together that I may show You the way.
And I am so glad to do this with You, each and every day. For alone is meaningless to Heaven.
11 After the morning meeting, we will use the day in preparation for the time at night when we will meet again in hope and trust, as glad Companions. Let us repeat as often as we can the idea for today and recognize that we are being introduced to sight and led away from darkness to the light, where only miracles can be perceived. Let this idea – and each day’s Lessons – be themes for Your days.
[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