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 154
I am among the ministers of God.
This is not boasting. It simply means that I am here for giving; to minister to Sisters and to Brothers, meeting needs of their saddened hearts. Sooner or later dreams are heartbreaking.
Another word for ‘ministry’ is Love.
1 Let us today be neither arrogant nor falsely humble. We have gone beyond such foolishness. This is Our job, and there are many needs to be met today. We cannot judge ourselves, nor need we do so. These are but attempts to hold decision off, and to delay commitment to our function. We’re just here to Love, which will do the job, as long as It’s real. It is not our part to judge our worth, nor can we know what role is best for us; what we can do within a larger plan we cannot see in its entirety. All We need do is listen carefully to Holy Spirit. and do the bidding of Father-Mother as it comes through Him. Our part is cast in Heaven, not in hell. And what we think is weakness can be strength; what we believe to be our strength is often arrogance. Thus We exchange thinking for Listening.
2 Whatever your appointed role may be, it was selected by the Voice for God, Whose function is to speak for you as well. Your function is to always be willing. Seeing your strengths exactly as they are and equally aware of where they can be best applied, for what, to whom, and when, He chooses and accepts your part for you. He does not work without your own consent, but He is not deceived in what you are and listens only to His Voice in you. What am I saying here to You today but that the You I really know is always Holy Spirit (and not the human personality).
3 It is through His ability to hear One Voice Which is His own that you become aware at last there is One Voice in you. Holy Spirit, infinitely expressed by each One of Us. And that One Voice appoints your function and relays it to you, giving you the strength to understand it, do what it entails, and to succeed in everything you do that is related to it. Not only that, but listening to the Voice and following its directions make You very happy. God has joined His Son in this, and thus His Son becomes His messenger of unity with Him. I said two thousand years ago: “As my Father moves, I move.”
4 It is this joining through the Voice of God of Father and of Son that sets apart salvation from the world. The chaos of the world is each One moving on their own, dancing discordent steps to a different drum, oblivious to any other dance. Listening to the Voice brings harmony, and a dance of exquisite Unity. It is this Voice which speaks of laws the world does not obey, – of a Love which is universal, caring for all Others – which promises salvation from all sin, with guilt abolished in the mind that God created sinless, of happy freedom. Now this mind becomes aware again of Who created it, and of His lasting union with itself. No longer is there separation, but happy reunion. So is its Self the one reality in which its will and that of God are joined. The prodigal has come back Home again.
5 A messenger does not elect to make the message he delivers, but gladly dispatches what S/He’s given. Nor does he question the right of him who does nor ask why he has chosen those who will receive the message that he brings. It is enough that he accept it, bring it to the ones for whom it is appointed, and fulfill his role in its delivery. S/He understands that Something is at work much greater than S/He, and helps gratefully. If he determines what the messages should be or what their purpose is or where they should be carried, he is failing to perform his proper part as bringer of the Word.
6 There is one major difference in the role of Heaven’s messengers which sets them off from those the world appoints. The messages which they deliver are intended first for them. Thus must the messenger be willing now to understand them. And it is only as they can accept them for themselves that they become able to bring them further and to give them everywhere that they were meant to be, quite successfully. Like earthly messengers, they did not write the messages they bear, but they become their first receivers in the truest sense, receiving to prepare themselves to give. In other words, what You get, You must give. And the recipients must share as well.
7 An earthly messenger fulfills his role by giving all the messages away. The messengers of God perform their part by their acceptance of His messages as for themselves and show they understand the messages by giving them away. Willingness to understand is crucial.They choose no roles that are not given them by His authority. And so they gain by every message which they give away.
As Saint Francis said: It is but in giving that You receive. This will be Our theme.
8 Would you receive the messages of God? They are given You at every potential Holy Instant. What makes the Instant Holy is that You will toreceive It. For thus do you become His messengers. You are chosen by Your receptivity and willingness. You are appointed now. And yet you wait to give the messages you have received, and so you do not know that they are yours and do not recognize them. No one can receive and understand he has received until he gives. For in the giving is his own acceptance of what he received. So I thank You for Your willingness to listen and to share.
9 You who are now the messengers of God receive His messages, for that is part of your appointed role. And in receiving, make sure to listen, for the messages are come first for You. God has not failed to offer what you need, nor has it been left unaccepted. Yet another part of your appointed task is yet to be accomplished. He Who has received for you the messages of God would have them be received by you as well. For thus do you identify with Him and claim your own. So do You remember that You are Christ as well as He is.
And Christ is One Mind that’s shared together. Our Oneness is the Meaning of the Christ. It must include everyOne to be the Holy Son of God.
10 It is this joining that we undertake to recognize today. It has been ignored for eons; for the separation was not of bodies but minds that thought they could go their separate ways, think apart from Him. That must be over. We will not seek to keep our minds apart from Him Who speaks for us, for it is but our voice we hear as we attend Him. For We are truly Christ as well as He. He alone can speak to us and for us, joining in One Voice the getting and the giving of God’s Word, the giving and receiving of His Will. This so beautiful Communion is nothing short of Heaven.
11 We practice giving Him what He would have that we may recognize His gifts to us. To know what He wants Us to do, We must listen for His Voice most attentively. We gladly let His Voice speak from Our mouths. He needs our voice that He may speak through us. He needs our hands to hold His messages and carry them to those whom He appoints. He needs our feet to bring us where He wills, that those who wait in misery may be at last delivered. And He needs our will united with His own, that we may be the true receivers of the gifts He gives. And He does need Our lives to be consecrated just to He.1 Each Holy Instant of Our days, consecrated to His ways.
12 Let us but learn this lesson for today: we will not recognize what we receive until we give it. To be a minister, You must minister to all Others! You have heard this said a hundred times, – all different ways – and yet belief is lacking still. But this is sure—until belief is given it, you will receive a thousand miracles – wrapped up in Your self, You might not ever even notice them – and then receive a thousand more – without noticing – but will not know that God Himself has left no gift beyond what you already have nor has denied the tiniest of blessings to His Son. Dreamers ignore them, being all wrapped up in self-centeredness. What can this mean to you until you have identified with him and with his own? Yearn now for a much higher, better sense of self than You have. This Divine Right is already Yours, waiting for acceptance.
13 Our lesson for today is stated thus:
14 I am among the ministers of God,
And I am grateful that I have the means
By which to recognize that I am free. This is something that I must choose to be.
15 The world recedes as we light up our minds and realize these holy words are true. They are the message sent to us today from our Creator. We would accept it, and most gratefully. Now we demonstrate how they have changed our minds about ourselves and what our function is. For as we prove that we accept no will we do not share, our many gifts from our Creator will spring to our sight and leap into our hands, and we will understand what we received. This experience is very precious. Even marvelous is not to great a word for all these priceless gifts. l
[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