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 100
My part is essential to God’s plan for salvation.
For Salvation, being all-inclusive, is a joint effort, as each One must accept It for themselves.
1 Just as God’s Son completes his Father, so your part in it completes your Father’s plan. This is the Oneness of the Universe. Salvation must reverse the mad belief in separate thoughts and separate bodies which lead separate lives and go their separate ways. As Reality, God’s Son moves as One. One function shared by separate minds unites them in one purpose, for each one is equally essential to them all. Equality, not specialness, bases God’s Reality.
2 God’s Will for you is perfect happiness. Not so the ego, which brings misery. Why should you choose to go against His Will? You’ve forgotten that God is only Good, and made Him villain of the Universe, author of sin, and sickness, and dying. Thus You don’t trust Him. You have turned Your backs on Life, Truth, and Love, wondering why Your life is so painful. Yet God has not forgotten You at all. You’re ignoring Him.
The part that He has saved for you to take in working out His plan is given you that you might be restored to what He wills. This part is as essential to His plan as to your happiness. Your joy must be complete to let His plan be understood by those to whom He sends you. They will see their function in your shining face and hear God calling to them in your happy laugh.
3 You are indeed essential to God’s plan. Without your joy, His joy is incomplete. – a dark cloud marring the dawning sunrise – Without your smile, the world cannot be saved. When You frown, its cloud blocks the rising sun. While you are sad, the light which God Himself appointed as the means to save the world is dim and lusterless. And no one laughs, because all laughter can but echo yours. Do You yet understand the importance of each One of You? Your part is crucial. For if it is sincere and wholehearted, it does heal the Whole.
4 You are indeed essential to God’s plan. Just as your light increases every light that shines in Heaven, so your joy on earth calls to all minds to let their sorrows go and take their place beside you in God’s plan. How is this? Remember that minds are joined. Your joy is ‘quite infectious, so to speak! Sing out Your joy, and You will soon have a chorus of voices singing joy with You! Thank God, sing out: Glory hallelujah! !God’s messengers are joyous, and their joy heals sorrow and despair. For True Joy always flows forth from kindly Love for Your Brother. They are the proof that God wills perfect happiness for all who will accept their Father’s gifts as theirs. “Perfect happiness.” God cares to give You but the very best. All You need do is gladly accept it.
5 We will not let ourselves be sad today. Even if You feel that You have great reason for misery. Only by doing as God asks can We rid the world of pain now and forever! For if we do, we fail to take the part that is essential to God’s plan as well as to our vision. Is this job not enough to make You glad? Are You addicted to Your misery? Sadness is the sign that you would play another part instead of what has been assigned to you by God. Thus do you fail to show the world how great the happiness He wills for you. And so you do not recognize that it is yours. When any One of You is sad, then everybody loses.
6 Today we will attempt to understand joy is our function here. If you are sad, your part is unfulfilled and all the world is thus deprived of joy along with you. God asks that you be happy so the world can see how much He loves His Son and wills no sorrow rises to abate his joy; no fear besets him to disturb his peace. When Others see Your joy – despite Your circumstances – They will understand that Joy comes from God and not from situations. Thus the world is blessèd!
7 You are God’s messenger today. It is a joyful thing to bring blessings to All Your Others? A real privilege to bless a Brother. You bring His happiness to all you look upon, His peace to everyone who looks on you and sees His message in your happy face. We will prepare ourselves for this today in our five minute practice periods by feeling happiness arise in us according to our Father’s Will and ours. Let it spring up like a lovely fountain, blessing all Others.
8 Begin the exercises with the thought today’s idea contains. Then realize your part is to be happy. Only this is asked of you or anyone who wants to take his place among God’s messengers. Think what this means. You have indeed been wrong in your belief that sacrifice is asked. You but receive according to God’s plan and never lose or sacrifice or die. Have You ever heard a better promise?
9 Now let us try to find that joy which proves to us and all the world God’s Will for us. It is your function that you find it here and that you find it now. For this you came. Let this one be the day that you succeed! Look deep within you, undismayed by all the little thoughts and foolish goals you pass as you ascend to meet the Christ in you. Let Us stand together to allow the Christ to be You too.
10 He will be there. He is here right now; He is here always. And you can reach Him now. What could you rather look upon in place of Him Who waits that you may look on Him? What little thought has power to hold you back? What foolish goal can keep you from success when He Who calls to you is God Himself? He will be there. You are essential to His plan. You are His messenger today. And you must find what He would have you give. Let Us ask Him together: dear Father whom shall We bless now?
11 Do not forget the idea for today between your longer practice periods. It is your Self Who calls to you today. And it is Him you answer every time you tell yourself you are essential to God’s plan for the salvation of the world. Knowing and Be-ing Your Real Self blesses You, as well as All of Your dear Others.
[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