Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
CIMS DAILY LESSON
LESSON FORTY-FOURTRANSCRIBER’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.
God is the Light in which I see.
Therefore, all things must be illuminated. For His Light is not like daylight, where things are visible within the dream. His Light is the very Substance of all of the things I see, despite the way I see them presently. They can become illuminated as Holy Instant, as I but choose that Holy Moment, as I choose again.
1 Today we are continuing with the idea for yesterday, adding another dimension to it. You cannot see in darkness, and you cannot make light. You can make darkness and then think you see in it, but light reflects life and is therefore an aspect of creation. Creation and darkness cannot coexist, but light and life must go together, being but different aspects of creation.
Every Living Thing – and all Things are living, whether You call them ‘animate’ or not – does but presence every one of the Qualities of God. That pebble on the beach glows as the very Light of Living Love, when You will to see it, by giving it Your willingness.
2 In order to see, one must recognize that light is within, not without. – It’s You who flips the switch, so to speak; makes the choice for Vision or for the ego’s consummate blindness. – You do not see outside yourself, nor is the equipment for seeing outside you. – The belief that You do is to substantiate projection, the ego’s strange mode of so-called ‘vision’. – An essential part of this equipment is the light that makes seeing possible. It is with you always, making vision possible in every circumstance.
This Light is Your very sum and Substance, along with Love and Life and All the Qualities that make up Your Divinity.
3 Today we are going to attempt to reach that light. For that purpose, we will use a form of practice which has been suggested once before and which we will utilize increasingly. It is a particularly difficult form for the undisciplined mind because it represents a major goal of mind training. It embodies precisely what the untrained mind lacks. Yet the training must be accomplished if you are to see.
4 Have at least three practice periods today, each lasting three to five minutes. A longer time is highly recommended, but only if you find the time merely slipping by with little or no sense of strain. The form of exercise we will use today is the most natural and easy one in the world for the trained mind, just as it seems to be the most unnatural and difficult for the untrained mind.
5 Your mind is no longer wholly untrained. You are quite ready to learn the form of exercise we will use today, but you may find that you will encounter strong resistance. The reason is very simple. While you practice in this form, you leave behind everything that you now believe and all the thoughts which you have made up. Properly speaking, this is the release from hell. Perceived through the ego’s eyes, it is loss of identity and a descent into hell.
You are simply asking to see differently; to see through dreaming to Reality. This is a very simple exercise, gifting willingness.
6 If you can stand aside from the ego ever so little, you will have no difficulty in recognizing that its opposition and fears are meaningless. You might find it helpful to remind yourself from time to time that to reach light is to escape from darkness, whatever you may believe to the contrary. God is the Light in which you see. You are attempting to reach Him.
He stands right at hand, Vision simply blocked by the ego’s voluntary blindness.
7 Begin the practice period by repeating today’s idea with your eyes open and close them slowly, repeating the idea several times more. Then try to sink into your mind, letting go every kind of interference and intrusion by quietly sinking past them. Your mind cannot be stopped in this unless you choose to stop it. It is merely taking its natural course. Try to observe your passing thoughts without involvement and slip quietly by them.
I’ll let God illuminate My Vision.
8 While no particular form of approach is advocated, what is needful is a sense of the importance of what you are doing, its inestimable value to you, and an awareness that you are attempting something very holy. Salvation is your happiest accomplishment. It is also the only one that has any meaning because it is the only one that has any use to you at all.
9 If resistance rises in any form, pause long enough to repeat today’s idea, keeping your eyes closed unless you are aware of fear. In that case, you will probably find it more reassuring to open your eyes briefly. Try, however, to return to the exercises as soon as possible.
10 If you are doing the exercises correctly, you should experience some sense of relaxation and even a feeling that you are approaching if not actually entering into light. Try to think of light, formless and without limit, as you pass by the thoughts of this world. And do not forget that they cannot hold you to the world unless you give them the power to do so.
Again, this Light is Living Love, and so benign and gentle. You need not fear Its sweet kindness at all. Its Love is so full of promise for You! Promises awaiting Your fulfillment
11 Throughout the day, repeat the idea often with eyes open or closed as seems better to you at the time. Do not forget. Above all, be determined not to forget today.
Would You forget to open up a birthday present? You can be ‘reborn’ today. ‘Born again’ of water and of Spirit.1
1 Referencing My conversation with Nicodemus; John’s Gospel, chapter 3.
[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
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