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 131
No one can fail who asks to reach the truth.
God always answers Your true desires. And God is Truth. Would He not give You of Himself? Of course He would and surely will!
Give Him Your whole heart, and He will give it back to You anew. Give Him Your trust and that will be renewed and renewed.
1 Failure is all about you while you seek for goals that cannot be achieved. Stuff that’s made in dreams. You look for permanence in the impermanent, – dreams ephemeral – for love where there is none, – far apart from God – for safety in the midst of danger, – unstable thinking – immortality within the darkness of the dream of death – therefore, in bodies. Who could succeed where contradiction is the setting of his searching and the place to which he comes to find stability? For upside-down and backwards is the m.o. of the ego!
2 Goals which are meaningless are not attained. They have no substance as Reality. There is no way to reach them, for the means by which you strive for them are meaningless as they are. (For the entire dream is meaningless except for kindness, a reminder of Love right in the midst of hate and chaos.) Who can use such senseless means – as personal goals – and hope through them to gain in anything? Where can they lead? And what could they achieve that offers any hope of being real? Selfishness belongs only to the dream. For it has no place in Reality.
3 Pursuit of the imagined leads to death because it is the search for nothingness, and while you seek for life you ask for death. How can this be so? There are no needs for God is the All in All for everyOne. You look for safety and security while in your heart you pray for danger and protection for the little dream you made. And You think this is exciting and fulfilling for You are the hero of Your dream; the epitome of specialness.
This is the whole appeal of dreaming: You are the heroine, or perhaps hero. Hear Peggy Lee sing: “Is this all there is?” Yet enthralled in Your little, nasty dream, You cannot hear it.
4 Yet searching is inevitable here. The mind screams: There must be something better! For this you came, and you will surely do the thing you came for. Somewhere, somehow, in some dream, You’ll be satisfied, says the ego loudly to You. But the world – product of ego – can not dictate the goal for which you search unless you give it power to do so. Otherwise, you still are free to choose a goal that lies beyond the world and every worldly thought and one which comes to you from an idea relinquished yet remembered, old yet new—an echo of a heritage forgot, yet holding everything you really want. Somewhere in Your mind lies its sweet memory: Reality.
5 Be glad that search you must. Be glad as well to learn you search for Heaven and must find the goal you really want. Be glad Heaven really does exist and is quite available to You without Your so-called ‘dying’. No one can fail to want this goal and reach it in the end. Who doesn’t really want to be happy? God’s Son cannot seek vainly, though he try to force delay, deceive himself, and think that it is hell he seeks. Although He does call it satisfaction. When he is wrong, he finds correction; when he wanders off, he is led back to his appointed task. Just like an aimless child who wanders off.
6 No one remains in hell, for no one can abandon his Creator nor affect His perfect, timeless, and unchanging Love. You’re only dreaming! You will find Heaven. For Heaven is to be found everywhere as You are but Mind! Everything you seek but this will fall away, yet not because it has been taken from you. It will go because you do not want it. The truth is, the world holds nothing for You. Only Heaven is worth all Your seeking. You will reach the goal you really want as certainly as God created you in sinlessness. Despite eons of dreaming Reality still lives happily within Your mind.
7 Why wait for Heaven? It is here today. Time is the great illusion it is past or in the future. Yet this cannot be if it is where God wills His Son to be. How could the Will of God be in the past or yet to happen? What He wills is now, without a past and wholly futureless. God Knows only Holy Instants, which are always, ever, Now. It is as far removed from time as is a tiny candle from a distant star, or what you chose from what you really want. You can choose again.
8 Heaven remains your one alternative to this strange world you made and all its ways—its shifting patterns and uncertain goals, its painful pleasures, and its tragic joys. Heaven is but another name for God’s great Reality, Its name and nature. God made no contradictions. What denies its own existence and attacks itself is not of Him. He did not make two minds, with Heaven as the glad effect of one and earth the other’s sorry outcome that is Heaven’s opposite in every way. Since God is the only Real, what do You think that makes the dream?
9 God does not suffer conflict. Nor is His creation split in two. Such is the claim of ego: that it’s real. The separation really did occur. See how real it seems! Yet seeming is only idle dreaming. How could it be His Son could be in hell when God Himself established him in Heaven? Could he lose what the Eternal Will has given him to be his home forever? How could the Son resist His Father’s Will and resist It still? The Father’s Will is always, ever good. Let us not try longer to impose an alien will upon His single purpose. He is here because He wills to be, and what He wills is present now beyond the reach of time. What is the ray of light without the sun? What is the Son of God without the One?
10 Today we will not choose a paradox in place of truth. How could the Son of God make time to take away the Will of God? Which is forever. He thus denies himself and contradicts what has no opposite. He thinks he made a hell opposing Heaven and believes that he abides in what does not exist, while Heaven is the place he cannot find. The Son of God is quite insane without His Father-Mother. Leave foolish thoughts like these behind today, and turn your mind to true ideas instead. God-Son equal One.
11 No one can fail who asks to reach the truth, and it is truth we ask to reach today. We will devote ten minutes to this goal three times today, and we will ask to see the rising of the real world to replace the foolish images that we held dear, with true ideas arising in the place of thoughts which have no meaning, no effect, and neither source nor substance in the truth. We can and shall see dreams were never real.
12 This we acknowledge as we start upon our practice periods. Begin with this:
13 I ask to see a different world and think
A different kind of thought from those I made. This thought does stir My curiosity! All I think I’ve ever known, You say is unreality. Thus I know nothing!
The world I seek I did not make alone,
The thoughts I want to think are not my own. What that means is that they are not private. You always say that minds are joined. Therefore, I can’t think alone.
14 For several minutes watch your mind and see, although your eyes are closed, the senseless world you think is real, which You actually preferred to Heaven. Review the thoughts as well which are compatible with such a world and which you think are true. Then let them go, and sink below them to the holy place where they can enter not. There is a door beneath them in your mind which you could not completely lock to hide what lies beyond. You would have if You could have. That’s how insane the tiny mad idea made You, drunken with the possibilities and blinded to the costs. It wasn’t pretty. Look how it turned out.
Yet God prepared the way for Your return. It’s time to use it.
15 Seek for that door and find it. But before you try to open it, remind yourself no one can fail who asks to reach the truth, and it is this request you make today. It’s time to make a different choice today. You can choose again. Nothing but this has any meaning now; no other goal is valued now nor sought; nothing before this door you really want, and only what lies past it do you seek. For Love is calling You. Will to listen.
16 Put out your hand and see how easily the door swings open with your one intent to go beyond it. Angels light the way, so that all darkness vanishes and you are standing in a light so bright and clear that you can understand all things you see. A tiny moment of surprise, perhaps, will make you pause before you realize the world you see before you in the light reflects the truth you knew and did not quite forget in wandering away in dreams.
17 You cannot fail today. There walks with you the Spirit Heaven sent you that you might approach this door some day and through His aid slip effortlessly past it to the light. Today that day has come. Today God keeps His ancient promise to His holy Son, as does His Son remember his to Him. This is a day of gladness, for we come to the appointed time and place where you will find the goal of all your searching here and all the seeking of the world, which ends together as you pass beyond the door.
18 Remember often that today should be a time of special gladness, and refrain from dismal thoughts and meaningless laments. Salvation’s time has come. Today is set by Heaven Itself to be a time of grace for you and for the world. If you forget this happy fact, remind yourself with this:
19 Today I seek and find all that I want.
My single purpose offers it to me.
No one can fail who asks to reach the truth.
[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