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 95
I am One Self, united with my Creator.
What is the meaning of this statement here? For “I am One Self” can be that there is only One of Me. I cannot be both the Son of God as well as the ego.
Or it can be that this One Me is inseparably One with My Creator.
The answer’s easy! Both meanings are Truth.
1 Today’s idea accurately describes you as God created you. What is Self but God’s own unique Individuality. You are one within yourself and one with Him. There is only One of You, and that One is One as God’s Son. Yours is the unity of all creation.
There is only One of every One. And every One is only One; i.e. not separated billions floating aimlessly through an endless Universe. We’re all Part of a stupendous, glory.
Your perfect unity makes change in you impossible. You do not accept this and you fail to realize it must be so, only because you believe that you have changed yourself already. You see yourself as a ridiculous parody on God’s creation-weak, vicious, ugly and sinful, miserable and beset with pain.
Not how God gives as His belovèd Son. A Son that is beautiful and kind, free and always happy. You are this very precious Son of God. You will not see Your holy preciousness when led by ego. Through the ego’s ‘eyes’ You see a caricature of Yourself that isn’t lovely. And You are lovely, despite Your blindness to Reality!
2 Such is your version of yourself-a self divided into many warring parts, separate from God, and tenuously held together by its erratic and capricious maker, to which you pray. It does not hear your prayers, for it is deaf. It does not see the oneness in you, for it is blind. It does not understand you are the Son of God, for it is senseless and understands nothing.
What is this it, but the ego! Selfish and quite obnoxious, it’s really not You!
3 We will attempt today to be aware of only what can hear and see and what makes perfect sense.
We will again direct our exercises towards reaching your One Self, which is united with its Creator. In patience and in hope we try again today.
We are not deterred by seeming failure, for God wills Us to succeed! It is God’s Will that We succeed!
4 The use of the first five minutes of every waking hour for practicing the idea for the day has special advantages at the stage of learning in which you are at present.
Since it’s brief, there will be less resistance! And resistance is the enemy of all accomplishment.
It is difficult at this point not to allow your mind to wander if it undertakes extended attempts. You have surely realized this by now.
Yes! That’s an understatement!
You have seen the extent of your lack of mental discipline and of your need for mind training. It is necessary that you be aware of this, for it is indeed a hindrance to your advance.
A hindrance to every One’s advancement. For We are all closer than connected. Hence meditation as an exercise to help You advance. Quiet Your mind, then it’s easier to hear the Voice for God.
(This is good advice; You just need to heed!)
5 Frequent but shorter practice periods have other advantages for you at this time. In addition to recognizing your difficulties with sustained attention, you must also have noticed that, unless you are reminded of your purpose frequently, you tend to forget about it for long periods of time. You often fail to remember the short applications of the idea for the day, and you have not yet formed the habit of using it as an automatic response to temptation.
Sun~Rose is both amused and bemused at how appropriate My words to Helen are for Her. Indeed, they are, for every single One of You. Now She goes to look up bemused to be sure She heard that correctly! … Although She likes the entry footnoted1 down below, We’ll say that She’s a bit confused! And I will add that it is okay to have fun – as I’m doing now – with the Course; don’t take it that seriously (although it is, serious, that is!).
What could be more fun than to gain mental freedom from the divestment of the conflict-making ego!
6 Structure, then, is necessary for you at this time, planned to include frequent reminders of your goal and regular attempts to reach it.
True structure brings freedom, not confinement.
Regularity in terms of time is not the ideal requirement for the most beneficial form of practice in salvation. It is advantageous, however, for those whose motivation is inconsistent and who remain heavily defended against learning.
“Heavily defended” sounds much better than rabidly resistant! And what portion of the mind would put up such defense? Only ego; bent as usual on self-propagation, rather than its own assimilation into its Reality: Son of God.
7 We will therefore keep to the five minutes an hour practice periods for a while and urge you to omit as few as possible. Using the first five minutes of the hour will be particularly helpful since it imposes firmer structure.
Each five minutes will be a step back Home. Each step will increase Your happiness quite exponentially! Will You please try it.
Do not, however, use your lapses from this schedule as an excuse not to return to it again as soon as you can.
Some’s better than none!
8 There may well be a temptation to regard the day as lost because you have already failed to do what is required. This should, however, merely be recognized as what it is-a refusal to let your mistakes be corrected and an unwillingness to try again.
I’ll say it again: Some’s better than none!
Do the best You can; You always can renew Your intention.
9 The Holy Spirit is not delayed in His teaching by your mistakes. He can be held back only by your unwillingness to let them go.
Remember that I’ve asked You for that “little willingness” to start, for it is the first step to Heaven. And as the saying goes: The journey of a thousand miles, does start with that first step.
Let us therefore be determined, particularly for the next week or so, to be willing to forgive ourselves for our lapses in diligence and our failures to follow the instructions for practicing the day’s idea.
And cherish just Your little willingness as if it were but an acorn sprouting.
From such started every single oak tree.
10 This tolerance for weakness will enable us to overlook it, rather than give it power to delay our learning. If we give it power to do this, we are regarding it as strength and are confusing strength with weakness.
This is one of the ego’s favorite ploys.
When you fail to comply with the requirements of this course, you have merely made a mistake. This calls for correction and for nothing else.
Just like the ant with the rubber tree plant, do not be deterred by any ‘reason’. Keep persevering1
11 To allow a mistake to continue is to make additional mistakes based on the first and reinforcing it. It is this process that must be laid aside, for it is but another way in which you would defend illusions against the truth. Let all these errors go by recognizing them for what they are.
They were yesterday, or five minutes past. Leave them in the past and You’ll be here now!
They are attempts to keep you unaware you are One Self, united with your Creator, at one with every aspect of creation, and limitless in power and in peace.
There is only One: just God and Its perfect Revelation.
12 This is the truth, and nothing else is true.
God and I are One. God and I are One.
Today we will affirm this truth again and try to reach the place in you in which there is no doubt that only this is true. Begin the practice periods today with this assurance, given to your mind with all the certainty that you can give:
13 I am One Self, united with my Creator, Just God and I and All the Rest of what I am.
At one with every aspect of creation,
And limitless in power and in peace.
14 Then close your eyes and tell yourself again, slowly and thoughtfully, attempting to allow the meaning of the words to sink into your mind, replacing false ideas:
15 I am One Self.
16 Repeat this several times, and then attempt to feel the meaning which the words convey.
Even if Your mind doesn’t seem at all to comprehend it.
You are One Self, united and secure in light and joy and peace. There aren’t two of You, or even many more. And, yes, this is the only true cure for MPD.2 Not just to stop being many egos, but from the whole ego state completely. You are God’s Son, One Self with one Creator and one goal-to bring awareness of this oneness to all minds, that true creation may extend the Allness and the Unity of God.
To be ‘happy’ in the dream is really an oxymoron. How happy can You be, disconnected, when the possibility of death and loss hang over You continually.
Just how much do You like to be this way? Is not what I am teaching You very much more appealing? It is two thousand years ago since I chose again; would You not like to join Me? You know I’d really like Your company!
17 You are One Self, complete and healed and whole –so are all of We – with power to lift the veil of darkness from the world and let the light in you come through to teach the world the truth about itself.
As Reality, You are just like Me.
You are One Self, in perfect harmony with all there is and all that there will be.
For harmony is but Reality, and vice versa.
You are One Self, the holy Son of God, united with your brothers in this Self, united with your Father in His Will.
All of Us are One.
One is beautiful.
18 Feel this One Self in you, and let it shine away all your illusions and your doubts.
Self is within, without, and is all there really is to You. You are not what You think You are, and never really have been.
This is your Self, the Son of God Himself, sinless as its Creator, with His strength within you and His Love forever yours.
You are the Living Presence both of his strength and of His Love.
You are One Self, and it is given you to feel this Self within you and to cast all your illusions out of the one Mind which is this Self, the holy truth in you.
This great One Self of the Universe is Be-ing You. There is no “You” apart from It, and It is all there is of You, which is quite wonderful! We’re grateful for the Reality of this delightful Truth.
19 Do not forget today. We need your help, your little part in bringing happiness to all the world.
Mind in harmony is mighty power. It’s perfect joy to be joined together.
And Heaven looks to you in confidence that you will try today. Share, then, its surety, for it is yours. Be vigilant. Do not forget today.
I know the days bring much distraction, yet is anything more important than Communion with Our God? You know nothing is!
20 Throughout the day do not forget your goal. Repeat today’s idea as frequently as possible and understand each time you do so, someone hears the voice of hope, the stirring of the truth within his mind, the gentle rustling of the wings of peace.
See the lion lie down with the lamb. The child shares its apple with the serpent, transforming it with Love. This myth of so-called Genesis (which is very strange; could forever ever have “beginning”?) redeemed by the Love of God.
Your own acknowledgment you are One Self, united with your Father, is a call to all the world to be at one with you.
Feel the Unity of Reality.
To everyone you meet today be sure to give the promise of today’s idea and tell him this:
21 You are One Self with me,
United with our Creator in this Self.
Picture All the Rays extending from the centre of the Sun. Each and every One is distinct, and yet – at the same time – they also are the Sun. Each Ray is crucial
I honor you because of what I am,
– and of What You are –
And what He is, Who loves us both as one.
We – in turn – must learn to Love as He does.
[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