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 187
I bless the world because I bless myself.
When I am in a holy place, so is the lovely world I see along with Me!
1 No one can give unless he has. This is obvious. In fact, giving is proof of having. And it shows forth Your generosity. We have made this point before. It comes straight from God’s abiity to meet all human needs. What seems to make it hard to credit is not this. No one can doubt that you must first possess what you would give. It is the second phase on which the world and true perception differ. For the ego says that too much giving leads to poverty. Having had and given, then the world asserts that you have lost what you possessed. This isn’t Truth. Generosity does lead One to riches. The truth maintains that giving will increase what you possess. This loving desire must needs bring forth Divine Law of reciprocity, where those who wish to give cannot be deprived of the fulfillment of their desires. Amen, so be it!
2 How is this possible? For it is sure that if you give a finite thing away, your body’s eyes will not perceive it yours. Yet we have learned that things but represent the thoughts that make them. All things are thoughts, including You. Great glory, hallelujah! This means that You must then be forever; i.e. eternal!That is real good news! And you do not lack for proof that when you give ideas away, you strengthen them in your own mind. Just ask the transcriber how clear do become the ideas with which She’s gifted by Listening attentively to Me. As She shares She learns. As She gives, She gets. We could call this Divine mathematics.
Perhaps the form in which the thought seems to appear is changed in giving. Yet it must return to him who gives. Nor can the form it takes be less acceptable. It must be more. Let’s say You give to Me, the well-known partridge in a pear tree. I am delighted! I share My joy with You. You share with Me Your joy that I am happy. Both of Us are quite ecstatic! This shared joy in giving and receiving stays in Our hearts and minds forever. All joyous instants do, for they are holy.
3 Ideas must first belong to you before you give them. When You understand them, You can share; and understanding comes from one lovely place: the Holy Spirit. If you are to save the world, you first accept salvation for yourself. Could We have an unsaved Saviour? Thought sounds preposterous! When You can help an Other, You are then filled with joy Yourself. But you will not believe that this is done until you see the miracles it brings to everyone you look upon. And Your heart just keeps on singing most joyous Love songs, to and from Our God: belovèd Father-Mother. Herein is the idea of giving clarified and given meaning. Now you can perceive that by your giving is your store increased. You would not have believed that You could be this very happy, and feel such an ongoing joyousness. Where does it come from but the ever-present Love that You have come to understand is belovèd God.
4 Protect all things you value by the act of giving them away, and you are sure that you will never lose them. Another name for this giving just happens to be sharing. Hug not Your treasures tight to You, i.e. hoarding them, but freely may You share them. What you thought you did not have is thereby proven yours. Yet value not its form. Nor dwell on the thing, if You would give it. For this will change and grow unrecognizable in time, however much you try to keep it safe. No form endures. It is the thought behind the form of things that lives unchangeable. This is the hardest thing for Dreamers to comprehend. Yet to heal, You must quite clearly understand it. For You need not heal a body, since all there is to it is the mind behind it.
5 Give gladly. What occupation could be better than to bless Your Brothers? You can only gain thereby. The thought remains and grows in strength as it is reinforced by giving. Like a mighty oak, it stands strong and straight, uplifting everyOne who will see it with its majesty. So can Your thoughts be. Thoughts extend as they are shared, for they cannot be lost. They can shift the balance with the with their Love. There is no giver and receiver in the sense the world conceives of them. For We are All One. There is a giver who retains, another who will give as well. And both must gain in this exchange, for each will have the thought in form most helpful to him. What he seems to lose is always something he will value less than what will surely be returned to him. e.g. Could there be loss in trading anger in for God’s Love instead?
6 Never forget you give but to yourself. Is not Your Brother holy Part of You? Does not the left hand cherish the right as they work together? Who understands what giving means must laugh at the idea of sacrifice. Does not the right ear listen to music with the left for is not stereo better that monaural? Nor can he fail to recognize the many forms which sacrifice may take. He laughs as well at pain and loss, at sickness and at grief, at poverty, starvation and at death. He recognizes sacrifice remains the one idea that stands behind them all, and in his gentle laughter are they healed. God’s Gifts are but Good. And He understands God to Be the only Giver, the Son to be Receiver.
7 Illusions recognized – as truly nothing – must disappear. Accept not suffering, and you remove the thought of suffering. Your blessing lies on everyone who suffers when you choose to see all suffering as what it is: persistent lies about God’s true Nature, and about Your Self as His dear Presence. The thought of sacrifice gives rise to all the forms that suffering appears to take. And sacrifice is an idea so mad that sanity dismisses it at once. The transcriber is reminding Me that “sacrifice” does literally mean “sacred doing”, and She is correct. So by this very word – its present meaning – can You see how distorted everything came to be when You began to dream as egos.
8 Never believe that you can sacrifice. There is no place for sacrifice in what has any value. When what You’re doing isn’t being done with grateful joy, then why would You do it! If the thought occurs, its very presence proves that error has arisen and correction must be made. Your blessing will correct it. So what happens if You really don’t want to give Your blessing? That is truly a terrific question! Do You not know that You are blessed? How else could You know but by Your own happiness? Given first to you, it now is yours to give as well. No form of sacrifice and suffering can long endure before the face of one who has forgiven and has blessed himself. We have said before that “sacrifice” is literally a sacred act, and so it is – when done with this in mind and from this basis – when it flows as gift – not a loss – to bless Your Others. You are gifted too.
When You forgive, what burdens lift from You!
9 The lilies that your brother offers you are laid upon your altar, with the ones you offer him beside them. What are the lilies but Your Eternal Love for each Other. Who could fear to look upon such lovely holiness? So far beyond the dream, yet present here and now, forever. The great illusion of the fear of God diminishes to nothingness before the purity that you will look on here. Be not afraid to look. Love will show You a world filled with kindness and beauty; such is Reality. God’s Reality. Will You accept It? The blessedness you will behold will take away all thought of form, and leave instead the perfect gift forever there, forever to increase, forever yours, forever given away. For All there is – and All that there can ever be – is God’s holy Reality.
10 Now are we one in thought, for fear has gone. And here, before the altar to one God, one Father, one Creator and one Thought, we stand together as one Son of God, in blessèd Easter every single day. For every moment now is but a very Holy Instant. Not separate from Him Who is our Source; like the Sun and Rays; not distant from one brother who is part of our One Self Whose innocence has joined us all as one, we stand in blessedness and give as we receive. The Law of Love is reciprocity as Good is found in all Reality. The Name of God is on our lips. Our constant prayer. And as we look within, we see the purity of Heaven shine in our reflection of our Father’s Love. We re-turn to be Love’s Holy Presence; True Identity.
11 Now are we blessed, and now we bless the world. Each act and movement become a blessing. What we have looked upon we would extend, – give to everyOne! – for we would see it everywhere. We would behold it shining with the grace of God in everyone. Each One a blessing! – We would not have it be withheld from anything we look upon. Thus, all forgiven! And to ensure this holy sight is ours, we offer it – this holy glimpse of God’s Reality – to everything we see. For where we see it, it will be returned to us in form of lilies we can lay upon our altar, – a living prayer – making it a home for Innocence Itself, Who dwells in us and offers us His Holiness as ours.
And Innocence is so very gentle. You are Its Presence. For by Your Love is the world forgiven.
[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