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.
WORKBOOK FOR STUDENTS – Part I
L e s s o n 152
The power of decision is my own.
Will I choose for happiness or opt for suffering? It depends on what I want. Choice is always Ours, in this case, Mine.
1 No one can suffer loss unless it be his own decision. I hear Your words, and they are sometimes hard to take. Difficult enough that bad things happen; now You’re saying that it’s My choice! Indeed, that is just what I’m saying here! No one suffers pain except his choice elects this state for him. No one can grieve nor fear nor think him sick unless these are the outcomes that he wants. And no one dies without his own consent. Nothing occurs but represents your wish, and nothing is omitted that you choose. Do You disagree with this vehemently, yelling: I’m not doing this to Me!. S/He is doing it! Here is your world, complete in all details. Here is its whole reality for you. And it is only here salvation is.
Okay, I think I’m getting this. Is it that We script Our dreams here (that We call lifetimes) and then choose to forget so We don’t spoil the thrill of this addiction We have to endless dreaming?
2 You may believe that this position is extreme and too inclusive to be true. Can You really be responsible for this endless suffering? Unfortunately, the answer’s yes. Yes, again; indeed, dreaming is insane. Yet can truth have exceptions? If you have the gift of everything, can loss be real? Can pain be part of peace, or grief of joy? Can fear and sickness enter in a mind where love and perfect holiness abide? Obviously not. What’s the solution? Truth must be all-inclusive if it be the truth at all. Accept no opposite and no exceptions, for to do so is to contradict the truth entirely. In other words, stick with the Truth to free Yourself from all this addictive dreaming.
3 Salvation is the recognition that the truth is true and nothing else is true. This you have heard before, but may not yet accept both parts of it. Without the first, the second has no meaning, but without the second is the first no longer true. Let’s have a third part: Truth is always good. Truth cannot have an opposite. For Truth is God, and, therefore, All there is or can ever be.Where, then, is error? It must be nowhere! This can not be too often said and thought about. For the ego is always seeing shades of gray instead of the clarity of what is right and the superpositions what-just-simply-isn’t. For if what is not true is true as well as what is true, then part of truth is false, and truth has lost its meaning. Nothing but the truth is true, and what is false is false. And nothing but the Truth exists, despite the seeming other.
4 This is the simplest of distinctions, yet the most obscure. But not because it is a difficult distinction to perceive. It is concealed behind a vast array of choices which do not appear to be entirely your own. The ego mind is adept and quite clever at distortion. And thus the truth appears to have some aspects that belie consistency but do not seem to be but contradictions introduced by you. Often You don’t know Your own interests, the best thing to do. (That’s when You know that it’s time to turn to the Holy Spirit.) The ego will vociferously, quite loudly deny this!
5 As God created you, you must remain unchangeable with transitory states by definition false. And that includes all shifts in feeling, alterations in conditions of the body and the mind, in all awareness, and in all response. And as We take it further, You must see that both ‘birth’ and ‘death’ are preposterously impossible. We will discuss this further later on. This is the all-inclusiveness which sets the truth apart from falsehood, and the false kept separate from the truth as what it is. The steadfastness of Reality is that of which I speak today, and always. Because of the reliability of Good, happiness is quite natural to everybody. This most joyous peace is second nature to Reality.
6 Is it not strange that you believe to think you made the world you see is arrogance? God made it not. Of this you can be sure. Oh, I know the Bible says so; yet what is the Bible but a record of the separation, and the histories of the handful that Awakened, the Ones who have been called “prophets”; they who returned the people back to God, at least a little ways. And yet that “little” does mean a lot. The Bible is a record too of great things very holy, which makes it a precious jewel among books. What can He know of the ephemeral, the sinful and the guilty, the afraid, the suffering and lonely, and the mind that lives within a body that must die? You but accuse Him of insanity, to think He made a world where such things seem to have reality. He is not mad. He is the acme of all Sanity Yet only madness makes a world like this. Do You disagree?Stop reading for a few moments and go read the awful news.
7 To think that God made chaos, contradicts His Will, – His Beauty and His holy Harmony – invented opposites to truth, and suffers death to triumph over life—all this is arrogance. And You believe it! Humility would see at once these things are not of Him. And can you see what God created not? To think you can is merely to believe you can perceive what God willed not to be. And what could be more arrogant than this? Do You not think this makes You more powerful than mighty God? Arrogance is but an understatement!
8 Let us today be truly humble and accept what we have made as what it is. This means a stand and the understanding that what We think is ‘real’ is very far from Reality.The power of decision is our own. Decide but to accept your rightful place as co-creator of the universe, – which is to accept God’s Reality as Yours, instead of Be-ing sunk in dreams of Your own making – (yes, now You understand “co-creator) and all you think you made will disappear. What rises to awareness then will be all that there ever was, eternally as it is now. And it will take the place of self-deceptions made but to usurp the altar to the Father and the Son. Freedom comes when You choose God’s Reality instead of dreams.
9 Today we practice true humility, abandoning the false pretense by which the ego seeks to prove it arrogant. Only the ego can be arrogant. But truth is humble in acknowledging its mightiness, its changelessness, and its eternal wholeness—all-encompassing, God’s perfect gift to His beloved Son. Truth, what can We say about it, how high can Our praises ring? How good, how sweet it is to experience It after eon after eon of only the ego with all its lies.
10 We lay aside the arrogance which says that we are sinners, guilty and afraid, ashamed of what we are. And we lift our hearts in true humility instead to Him Who has created us immaculate, like to Himself in power and in love. Do the rays differ from the sun? Only in quantity, In quality they’re one. The power of decision is our own, to choose for Christ or to choose for ego. And we accept of Him that which we are and humbly recognize the Son of God, present where We are.
11 To recognize God’s Son implies as well that all self-concepts have been laid aside and recognized as false. Their arrogance has been perceived. And in humility the radiance of God’s Son, his gentleness, his perfect sinlessness, his Father’s Love, – You are feeling this – his right to Heaven and release from hell are joyously accepted as our own. Christ We are, along with Brother Jesus. Now do we join in glad acknowledgment that lies are false and only truth is true. Since Christ is Truth, then only Christ is real.
12 We think of truth alone as we arise and spend five minutes practicing its ways, encouraging our frightened minds with this:
13 The power of decision is my own.
This day I will accept myself as what
My Father’s Will created me to be. Never do I need return to ego.
14 Then will we wait in silence, giving up all self-deceptions as we humbly ask our Self that He reveal Himself to us. And He Who never left – belovèd Spirit, so very Holy – will come again to our awareness, grateful to restore His home to God as it was meant to be. So very lovely, this experience.
15 In patience wait for Him – Your sweet Saviour – throughout the day and hourly invite Him with the words with which the day began, concluding it with this same invitation to your Self. I choose to be Holy Spirit over the pretense of being so-called ‘human’. For I would rather live My way to God than make the choice for the so-called ‘dying’. God’s Voice will answer, for He speaks for you and for your Father. Your choice is surely heard by God and clearly will be answered! He will substitute the peace of God for all your frantic thoughts, – You will feel relief – the truth of God for self-deceptions, and God’s Son for your illusions of yourself. Freely give, just as freely You will receive.
Speak to Him Thou for He hearest.
Spirit with Spirit is One.~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
[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