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 153
In my defenselessness my safety lies.
Are there words more beautiful than these? I don’t think there could be. For they must mean that You are safe with all Your Others. Why? For there is only Love. All God’s Revelation must be gentle, even dinosaurs and havelinas.
The entire Universe is gentle; quite benign and kind.
1 You who feel threatened by this changing world, its twists of fortune and its bitter jests, its brief relationships and all the “gifts” it merely lends to take away again, attend this lesson well.
For this cannot be God’s Reality.
The world provides no safety. It is rooted in attack and all its “gifts” of seeming safety are illusory deceptions.
It’s not just a bad dream, it’s a nightmare!
It attacks and then attacks again. No peace of mind is possible where danger threatens thus.
Peace of Mind is found by living Your way to Heaven, which also is right here where the nightmare’s playing.
Let Us look at this world You’ve invented!
2 The world gives rise but to defensiveness. For threat brings anger, anger makes attack seem reasonable, honestly provoked, and righteous in the name of self defense.
You’re far more important than that Other.
Yet is defensiveness a double threat. For it attests to weakness and sets up a system of defense that cannot work.
For need to defend must attest to fear. And fear shows weakness.
Now are the weak still further undermined,
– and that much weaker –
for there is treachery without and still a greater treachery within. The mind is now confused and knows not where to turn to find escape from its imaginings.
Imaginings it deems Reality!
Its self-generated fear has made it quite weak and foolish.
3 It is as if a circle held it fast, wherein another circle bound it, and another in that one, until escape no longer can be hoped for nor obtained.
It’s trapped in a maze that has no exit, way over its head.
Attack, defense; defense, attack, become the circles of the hours and the days that bind the mind in heavy bands of steel with iron overlaid, returning but to start again. There seems to be no break nor ending in the ever-tightening grip of imprisonment upon the mind.
Yet is the Nature of God the One Thing that is Eternal. What is It but Love.
4 Defenses are the costliest of all the prices which the ego would exact.
Why is this? Because they but think of self; i.e. they are quite self-centered. You think not of Others when in defensive mode. Can You deny this? I didn’t think You would.
In them lies madness in a form so grim that hope of sanity seems but to be an idle dream, beyond the possible.
And what can that bring to You but despair?
The sense of threat the world encourages
– dangers lurking around every corner –
is so much deeper and so far beyond the frenzy and intensity of which you can conceive that you have no idea of all the devastation it has wrought. You are its slave. You know not what you do in fear of it. You do not understand how much you have been made to sacrifice who feel its iron grip upon your heart.
Would You fear if You knew You were Spirit? You know You wouldn’t. Yet do You cling to materiality as if it were Your saviour rather than destroyer.
5 You do not realize what you have done to sabotage the holy peace of God by your defensiveness.
Your belief in guilt.
For you behold the Son of God as but a victim to attack by fantasies, by dreams, and by illusions he has made; yet helpless he is in their presence, needful only of defense by still more fantasies and dreams by which illusions of his safety comfort him.
Again, We’re speaking here of the Son of God! Belovèd One of Father-Mother God! How could this ever be Reality? What else could be the answer: Well, it’s not!
6 Defenselessness is strength. It testifies to recognition of the Christ in you.
Your incredible invincibility! Christ as You is but forever!
Perhaps you will recall the course maintains that choice is always made between His strength and your own weakness seen apart from Him. Defenselessness can never be attacked because it recognizes strength so great attack is folly or a silly game a tired child might play when he becomes too sleepy to remember what he wants.
“Tired child” You are; tired of all this fear-mongering materiality! Longing to find God’s Heaven here and now. It’s available. Why not change Your modus operandi?
7 Defensiveness is weakness. It proclaims you have denied the Christ
– for Christ is fearless –
and come to fear His Father’s anger. What can save you now from your delusion of an angry god whose fearful image you believe you see at work in all the evils of the world?
What insane theology You believe.
What but illusions could defend you now, when it is but illusions which you fight?
Think You that they’re real? Somewhere deep within You know they aren’t.
8 We will not play such childish games today.
Since We have so much better things to do.
For our true purpose is to save the world, and we would not exchange for foolishness the endless joy our function offers us.
Although We’ve done it, now We will to stop!
We would not let our happiness slip by because a fragment of a senseless dream happened to cross our minds, and we mistook the figures in it for the Son of God, its tiny instant for eternity.
We’ve stayed trapped by insanity since then.
Today We have another chance to do something different. How wonderful! Let’s take the opportunity together!
9 We look past dreams today and recognize that we need no defense because we are created unassailable, without all thought or wish or dream in which attack has any meaning.
And dreams aren’t real! We can walk past them right into Reality if We but choose. Nothing stops Us.
Now we cannot fear, for we have left all fearful thoughts behind.
Good riddance to them! They’re just bad rubbish!
And in defenselessness we stand secure, serenely certain of our safety now, sure of salvation; sure we will fulfil our chosen purpose as our ministry extends its holy blessing through the world.
We’re bringing Heaven’s gentle touch to All.
10 Be still a moment,
– the hush fills with joy –
and in silence think how holy is your purpose,
– how precious to You –
how secure you rest, untouchable within its light. God’s ministers have chosen that the truth be with them. Who is holier than they? Who could be surer that his happiness is fully guaranteed? And who could be more mightily protected?
Protected by what? By Your wish to give instead of getting.
What defense could possibly be needed now by those who are among the chosen ones of God by His election and their own as well?
11 It is the function of God’s ministers to help their brothers choose as they have done.
By setting such a wonderful example of their extreme happiness and peace.
God has elected all, but few have come to realize His Will is but their own.
Preferring to exert self-will instead!
And while you fail to teach what you have learned, salvation waits and darkness holds the world in grim imprisonment.
Right along with You!
Nor will you learn that light has come to you, and your escape has been accomplished. For you will not see the light until you offer it to all your brothers. As they take it from your hands, so will you recognize it as your own.
As Saint Francis said: It is in giving that We do receive.
12 Salvation can be thought of as a game that happy children play. It was designed by One Who loves His children, and Who would replace their fearful toys with joyous games which teach them that the game of fear is gone.
And with this lesson comes such great relief.
His game instructs in happiness because there is no loser.
This game does bring the end of any fear.
Everyone who plays must win, and in his winning is the gain to everyone ensured.
Playing this makes everyOne a winner!
The game of fear is gladly laid aside when children come to see the benefits salvation brings.
Who wants cheap thrills when they can have the Love of God forever!
13 You who have played that you are lost to hope, abandoned by your Father, left alone in terror in a fearful world made mad by sin and guilt, be happy now. That game is over.
Those cheap thrills from fear really weren’t fun.
Now a quiet time has come in which we put away the toys of guilt and lock our quaint and childish thoughts of sin forever from the pure and holy minds of Heaven’s children and the Son of God. We pause but for a moment more to play our final happy game upon this earth. And then we go to take our rightful place where truth abides and games are meaningless.
This isn’t dying; it’s resurrection!
14 So is the story ended.
Not of Your Life – for that is Eternal – but of the nightmare of separation.
Let this day bring the last chapter closer to the world that everyone may learn the tales he reads of terrifying destiny, defeat of all his hopes, his pitiful defense against a vengeance he can not escape, are but his own deluded fantasies.
Never, ever, were they Reality!
God’s ministers have come to waken him from the dark dreams this story has evoked in his confused, bewildered memory of this distorted tale. God’s Son can smile at last on learning that it is not true.
Breathe signs of relief!
15 Today we practice in a form we will maintain for quite a while. We will begin each day by giving our attention to the daily thought as long as possible. Five minutes now becomes the least we give to preparation for a day in which salvation is the only goal we have. Ten would be better; 15 better still. And as distraction ceases to arise to turn us from our purpose, we will find that half an hour is too short a time to spend with God.
What a joyous discovery that is! How very happy!
Nor will we willingly give less at night in gratitude and joy.
This communion constantly becomes more and more appealing.
16 Each hour adds to our increasing peace, as we remember to be faithful to the Will we share with God.
The more time with God, the less misery, till all Our days are gladly spent with Him.
At times, perhaps, a minute, even less, will be the most that we can offer as the hour strikes. Sometimes we will forget. At other times the business of the world will close on us, and we will be unable to withdraw a little while and turn our thoughts to God.
Such reasons are but ego distractions.
17 Yet when we can, we will observe our trust as ministers of God in hourly remembrance of our mission and His Love.
For Our gratitude is overflowing.
And we will quietly sit by and wait on Him and listen to His Voice and learn what He would have us do the hour that is yet to come,
– Our time is His now –
while thanking Him for all the gifts He gave us in the one gone by.
18 In time, with practice, you will never cease to think of Him and hear His loving Voice guiding your footsteps into quiet ways where you will walk in true defenselessness, for you will know that Heaven goes with you. Nor would you keep your mind away from Him a moment, even though your time is spent in offering salvation to the world.
You will move as One with the Love of God.
Think you He will not make this possible for you who chose to carry out His plan for the salvation of the world and yours?
For His gratitude for Your return is over-flowing.
19 Today our theme is our defenselessness. We clothe ourselves in it as we prepare to meet the day.
Thus We greet all Others in a way most benign and loving.
We rise up strong in Christ and let our weakness disappear as we remember that His strength abides in us.
For We are Christ as well as He, and Love to bless Our Others.
We will remind ourselves that He remains beside us through the day and never leaves our weakness unsupported by His strength.
We are strong with He. (Don’t mind the grammar.)
20 We call upon His strength each time we feel the threat of our defenses undermine our certainty of purpose. We will pause a moment as He tells us, “I am here.”
This truth is useful in any circumstance that may arise.
Your practicing will now begin to take the earnestness of love to help you keep your mind from wandering from its intent.
You are a belovèd worker in the vineyard of God’s Love.
21 Be not afraid nor timid.
Love dismisses fear.
There can be no doubt that you will reach your final goal.
Your willingness and My support are all that’s ever needed.
The ministers of God can never fail because the love and strength and peace that shine from them to all their brothers come from Him. These are His gifts to you.
Gladly accept them.
Defenselessness is all you need to give Him in return.
For You are no longer blocking His Gifts.
You lay aside but what was never real to look on Christ and see His sinlessness.
Here, there, everywhere.
[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