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 138
Heaven is a decision I must make.
How hard can it be when the only alternative is hell! I do choose Heaven.
1 In this world, Heaven is a choice because here we believe there are alternatives to choose between. Actually, Heaven is the only Reality there is. We think that all things have an opposite, – when they don’t, really – and what we want we choose. If Heaven exists, there must be hell as well, – so goes the ego’s insane reasoning: it believes that it has made something the opposite of God – for contradiction is the way we make what we perceive and what we think is real. If We admitted that the dream was but a dream, Our game would be over. Like children, We pretend to dwell in make-believe, insisting that it is Reality. Creation knows no opposite. Tell Me: what else could there truly be but God’s Reality? Acknowledge this, and the dream is over. But here is opposition part of being “real.” So pretend goes on.
2 It is this strange perception of the truth that makes the choice of Heaven seem to be the same as the relinquishment of hell. It is not really thus. For You can simply wish to get free of some form of hell without wanting Heaven. i.e. You’re looking for a pleasant dream, not Reality. Yet what is true in God’s creation cannot enter here unless it is reflected in some form the world can understand. For resistance makes You blind to what is quite clearly present. When it does break through, You call it a miracle, and put it on a shelf in Your mind to sometimes be admired, lest it change Your life and put an end to the dream. Truth cannot come where it could only be perceived with fear, for this would be the error truth can be brought to illusions. Illusions must be brought to Truth, where they will, then, disappear. Opposition makes the truth unwelcome, and it cannot come. Yet it stays waiting.
3 Choice is the obvious escape from what appears as opposites. Can You see that as Eternity there is no need nor possibility of choice; for what need You choose when a marvelous Reality always ever is, and this ‘ever’ is unchanging, yet unfolding ever more? (Did I blow Your mind? [said to the transcriber and every One] Yes You did Brother!)1 Decision lets one of conflicting goals become the aim of effort and expenditure of time. Therefore, choose Reality as Your aim. Without decision, time is but a waste and effort dissipated. It is spent for nothing in return. And time goes by without results. There is no sense of gain, for nothing is accomplished; nothing learned. This has kept You so long dreaming and feeling very tired.Therefore, choose Life,1 – also known as God – and watch the picture change! For it will change. That I can promise You.2
4 You need to be reminded that you think a thousand choices are confronting you when there is really only one to make. And even this but seems to be a choice. Remind Yourself: I’m in a dream. The only choice I need to make is to waken. Ignore the tantalizing possibilities in dreaming. Do not confuse yourself with all the doubts that myriad decisions would induce. You make but one: that is to Waken. And when that one is made, you will perceive it was no choice at all, for truth is true and nothing else is real. There is no opposite to choose instead. There is no contradiction to the truth. Your Divinity sings songs of wakening to You. You can choose right now to listen and to do. There is nothing else to learn but that You’re sleeping. Once You understand that, the choice is obvious: let Me right now Awaken!
5 Choosing depends on learning. But the truth cannot be learned but only recognized. It can be recognized because You can remember Your real Life and Who You are, sleeping Son of God. How very joyous is the memory of Reality as it returns to You, first through a sense of peace, joy or Love.2 In recognition its acceptance lies, and as it is accepted, it is known. But knowledge is beyond the goals we seek to teach within the framework of this course. Ours are teaching goals to be attained through learning how to reach them, what they are, and what they offer you. Your Knowledge – ie. Your natural Knowing – reappears as the blocks to It now dissolve and vanish. For they were never real. Decisions are the outcome of your learning, for they rest on what you have accepted as the truth of what you are and what your needs must be. Accept it fully now, and Your Knowing quickly will return to end Your dreaming.
6 In this insanely complicated world, Heaven appears to take the form of choice rather than merely being what it is. For it is rarely seen within the dream. Of all the choices you have tried to make, this is the simplest, most definitive, the prototype of all the rest, the one which settles all decisions. If you could decide the rest, this one remains unsolved. But when you solve this one, the others are resolved with it, for all decisions but conceal this one by taking different forms. Here is the final and the only choice in which is truth accepted or denied. Here is the one, expressed in the children’s ditty: “Lazy Mary (put in Your own name): Will You wake up, so early in the morning?” Answer yes to this one, – and wake up! – and the others become meaningless!
It’s very simple!
7 So we begin today considering the choice that time was made to help us make. Such is its holy purpose, now transformed from the intent you gave it, that it be a means for demonstrating hell is real, hope changes to despair, and life itself must in the end be overcome by death. Such was Your intent, not Holy Spirit’s. In death alone are opposites resolved, for ending opposition is to die. For the opposition is the Gift of Your Eternal Life. And thus salvation must be seen as death, for life is seen as conflict. Conflicting with the Dreamer’s wish for death and for brand-new dreams, so You might continue, ad nauseum, so deep in dreaming. To resolve the conflict is to end your life as well.
Well, Your so-called ‘life’, which is but a dream. This: the sad and sorry lot of Dreamers.
8 These mad beliefs can gain unconscious hold of great intensity and grip the mind with terror and anxiety so strong that it will not relinquish its ideas about its own protection. While dreaming, the world is but one giant insane asylum! Don’t believe Me? Read the newspapers; watch the television! It must be saved from salvation, threatened to be safe, and magically armored against truth. And these decisions are made unaware to keep them safely undisturbed, apart from question and from reason and from doubt. If a little shred of Sanity appears, the dream begins to look bizarre and then ridiculous.
Take a look around.
9 Heaven is chosen consciously. The choice cannot be made until alternatives are accurately seen and understood. For what they really are: attacks on God. The separation was no idle idea but a deliberate disregard of God and of God’s Reality. And there is nothing nice about the dream, despite the seeming so-called pleasing things. All that is veiled in shadows – shadows in Your mind –must be raised to understanding to be judged again, this time with Heaven’s help, and all mistakes in judgment which the mind had made before are open to correction as the truth dismisses them as causeless. Listen carefully. We speak not just of the so-called pleasures of the world of dreams, for this is true of all the sins as well. Now are they without effects. They cannot be concealed because their nothingness is recognized. Quite obviously.
10The conscious choice of Heaven – as the only Real- only desired – is as sure as is the ending of the fear of hell when it – speaking of that fear – is raised from its protective shield of unawareness – in which the ego has wrapped fear quite successfully – that false evidence appearing awfully real – when that is revealed –and is brought to light. Who can decide between the clearly seen and the unrecognized? Yet who can fail to make a choice between alternatives when only one is seen as valuable, the other as a wholly worthless thing, a but imagined source of guilt and pain? Who hesitates to make a choice like this? And shall we hesitate to choose today? Time to choose for God; give up the ego. Why tarry longer? What can hell promise but more suffering?
Hell doesn’t come after so-called ‘dying’. Hell is living in this dream! It’s in the dream that it is seen, as You continue sleeping. When will You wake up?3
11 We make the choice for Heaven as we wake and spend five minutes making sure that we have made the one decision that is sane. How insane it is to say: Instead of Heaven, I choose hell! Yet, is that not what You’ve said for eons? Why not admit it. We recognize we make a conscious choice between what has existence and what has nothing but an appearance of the truth. Its pseudo-being, brought to what is real, is flimsy and transparent in the light. It holds no terror now, for what was made enormous, vengeful, pitiless with hate demands obscurity for fear to be invested there. Now it is recognized as but a foolish, trivial mistake. And the ego resists this admission, for it would make the dream so important, insisting that it is reality! Now You know it’s not.
12 Before we close our eyes in sleep tonight, we reaffirm the choice that we have made each hour in between. What type voice or choice would say: I choose hell! (Only the ego’s!) And now we give the last five minutes of our waking day to the decision with which we awoke. As every hour passed, we have declared our choice again in a brief quiet time devoted to maintaining sanity, and the grand experience of Heaven. And finally we close the day with this, acknowledging we chose but what we want:
13 Heaven is the decision I must make. There is no other!
I make it now and will not change my mind,
Because it is the only thing I want. Since hell is insanity, Heaven is but the healing for all mental illness; for It is synonym to Sanity.
2Transcriber’s note after hearing what She heard right before footnoting: Again comes the feeling that at that moment of grasping what Our Elder Brother’s saying, I am somehow Awake, although everything in this room looks the same as always. No lights shimmering. Yet within My mind – at this moment – things are different, in a good way. It feels very good.
Hear the Divine Mother singing to Us in this nursery rhyme.
[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