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 175
God is but Love, and therefore so am I.
That is a miracle to be as God. What else could I need?
 I give the miracles I have received. For miracles – like Love – call for sharing. As St. Francis said: it is in giving that I do receive.1
God is but Love, and therefore so am I. Be-ing Love, My ability to give must be Infinite.
 I am at home. Fear is the stranger here. You Love Your way Home to living Heaven! Start now with that so obnoxious Brother! For it is the Ones who seem so unlovable that We are called upon to Love. Dearly Belovèds, please accept this call to Love Your Others!
God is but Love, and therefore so am I. Then will You begin to understand what this Love really means.
1 Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
(Elder Brother’s note: It is in rejecting the habit of dying that We waken to Life Eternal.)
1 We now review again. This time we are ready to give more effort and more time to what we undertake. Just what is it We’re doing here, pray tell? We’re Wakening from a dream that has gone on, and on, ad nauseum for eons. Now what do I mean? What kind of a dream? The one You’re having this very instant! Right now ‘dream’ is just a word for You, for it all seems so real. We recognize we are preparing for another phase of understanding. For dreams are extremely mesmerizing. Thus We need to go deeper, higher, in Your understanding. We would take this step completely, – quite wholeheartedly – that we may go on again more certain, more sincere, with faith upheld more surely. And more joyously! Our footsteps have not been unwavering, – We have tripped a lot, stumbled and fallen, and then arisen! – and doubts have made us walk uncertainly and slowly on the road this course sets forth. It has seemed much harder than regular ‘religion’; We cannot be indignant, even righteously! But now we hasten on, for we approach a greater certainty, a firmer purpose and a surer goal. Thus will We walk on more confidently and more steadily.
2 Steady our feet, our Father; walk here by Our side; let our doubts be quiet and our holy minds be still, and speak to us. We have no words to give to You. You need no teaching; We are the learners. We would but listen to Your Word and make it ours. Lead our practicing as does a father lead a little child along a way he does not understand. Yet does he follow, sure that he is safe because his father leads the way for him, and is trustworthy.
3 So do we bring our practicing to You. We are not meant to go the way alone. And if we stumble, You will raise us up, with Your Arms of Love. If we forget the way, we count upon Your sure remembering. We wander off, but You will not forget to call us back. For You tend Us like a loving Shepherd. Quicken our footsteps now, that we may walk more certainly and quickly unto You. And we accept the Word You offer us to unify our practicing, as we review the thoughts that You have given us, that We may be uplifted into Love.
4 This is the thought which should precede the thoughts that we review. Each one but clarifies some aspect of this thought or helps it be more meaningful, more personal and true, – Yes! Indeed! It is a wonderful idea. – and more descriptive of the holy Self we share – for We All make up the One Idea We’ve just forgotten – and now prepare to know again:
5 Gods is but Love, and therefore so am I. The eternal Fact – the eternal Face – of the Son of God.
6 This Self alone knows love. It is Love ItSelf, ever in action. This Self alone is perfectly consistent in Its thoughts, knows Its Creator, understands Itself, is perfect in Its knowledge and Its love, and never changes from Its constant state of union with Its Father and Itself. What We call Father-Mother God is not a person, per se, but is the Source of all Things that are Real and Beautiful; yet not as bodies.
For bodies appear, wax and wane, and then disappear. Is this a fit Home for the Holy Son of God? Indeed, it isn’t His Reality. Not for an instant.
There are no unholy instances in God’s Reality. For there is but the Union of the Father and His dear One. No-One is left out; You are included.
7 And it is This that waits to meet us at the journey’s ending. Every step we take brings us a little nearer. Nearer to what but the Living Heaven. The Heaven that You don’t die to get there; You must Live instead! This review will shorten time immeasurably if we keep in mind that This remains our goal, – wake up to Heaven, for It’s right at hand – and as we practice, it is This to which we are approaching. Let us raise our hearts from dust to life as we remember This is promised us, and that this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the eternal Self we thought we lost. And which has been completely forgotten. “Which self do You mean?” queries the ego. “I’m only human!”
So it believes, or it would disappear. (Good riddance to it!) For it isn’t real. It is not; You are!
Trust Your Elder Brother when I say You are not an ego!
8I take the journey with you. I am always by Your side, always available to You. For I share your doubts and fears – I let Myself be aware of what is going on with You; come into Your dream, stay a while, I do – a little while, that you may come to me who recognize the road by which all fears and doubts are overcome. I am Your Partner. We walk together. I must understand uncertainty and pain, – to empathize with Your experience – although I know they have no meaning. Yet a savior – if He would save You – must remain with those he teaches, seeing what they see, but still retaining in his mind the way that led him out and now will lead you out with him. I am the link or liason between the dream. God’s Son is crucified until you walk along the road with me. For I can lead You through the maze that seems to confound Your exiting the dream for God’s Reality.
9 My resurrection comes again each time I lead a brother safely to the place at which the journey ends and is forgot, for Home has been reached. I am renewed each time a brother learns there is a way from misery and pain. They are not givens but impositions on the Son of God. I am reborn each time a brother’s mind turns to the light in him and looks for me. Why? For minds are joined, so Your Light and Your Joy are Mine as well. I have forgotten no one. Help me now to lead you back to where the journey was begun, to make another choice with me. Where once You chose for dreams and willfulness, You now can choose for God and for His Reality as well. … Much better choices!
10 Release me as you practice once again the thoughts I brought to you from Him – such Holy Spirit – Who sees your bitter need and knows the answer God has given Him, which will release You. Together we review these thoughts. Together we devote our time and effort to them. And together we will teach them to our brothers. Who know they hunger, yet know not it is for liberation. Since God would not have Heaven incomplete, All must be joyous! It waits for you as I do. I am incomplete without your part in me. And as I am made whole, we go together to our ancient home, prepared for us before time was and kept unchanged by time, immaculate and safe, as it will be at last, when time is done. “Ancient” does not describe the condition of Our Home, but how very long it is since You have been there. It is as It always was: a Place of Mind’s Perfection; so very happy, and so very holy.
11 Let this review be then your gift to me. For this alone I need—that you will hear the words I speak and give them to the world. First by living them, second by sharing. You are my voice, my eyes, my feet, my hands, through which I save the world. The Self from Which I call to you is but your own. What is the Self but Our Holy Spirit. To Him we go together. Take your brother’s hand, for this is not a way we walk alone. In him I walk with you and you with me. Our Father wills His Son be one with Him. What lives but must not then be one with you? For the Son is –must be – All-inclusive.
12 Let this review become a time in which we share a new experience for you, yet one as old as time, and older still. Your Reality as the Son of God. Hallowed your name. Your glory undefiled forever. And your wholeness now complete, as God established it. You had shut off Your Holy Self; hidden and buried It, so very long ago. It’s always been time for resurrection! You are His Son, His belovèd One. You can be assured how much He Loves You! – completing His extension in your own. How beautiful You are to God, so very, very lovely. We practice but an ancient truth we knew before illusion seemed to claim the world, with You included. And we remind the world – and You included – that it is free of all illusions every time we say,
13 God is but Love, and therefore so am I. The sweetest words that I have ever heard.
14 With this we start each day of our review. With this we start and end each period of practice time. And with this thought we sleep, to waken once again with these same words upon our lips to greet another day. How very easy – with these words of Love – becomes forgiveness! No thought that we review but we surround with it and use the thoughts to hold it up before our minds and keep it clear in our remembrance throughout the day. And thus when we have finished this review, we will have recognized the words we speak are true. What God is must be the Truth of His Son, the belovèd One
15 Yet are the words but aids and to be used, except at the beginning and the end of practice periods, – where We will rest gently, peacefully, in silent listening – but to recall the mind as needed to its purpose. We look for both Peace and Awakening, conditions ever-found as eternal mind-state of Heaven. We place faith in the experience that comes from practice, – Our consistency in turning always constantly to God – not the means we use. We wait for the experience – knowing it belongs to Me, Divinely – and recognize that it is only here conviction lies. We use the words, and try and try again to go beyond – not just the words but the attitude of attempting in place of succeeding – them to their meaning, which is far beyond their sound that comes to ears to encourage this holy experience. The sound grows dim and disappears as we approach the Source of meaning: God’s Reality. It is here that we find rest, and Our Peace and Joy.
[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