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.
1 Our third review begins today. We will review two of the last 20 ideas each day until we have reviewed them all. We will observe a special format for these practice periods which you are urged to follow as closely as you can. As You are reading this, You are understanding for the first time the urgency of experiencing and living the Truth of these Lessons.
These are not meant to be pleasant exercises (although they may be) solely for Your entertainment or enlightenment. The intention is the salvation of the world and the avoidance of continued suffering. Just how happy can You really be when Others are in pain? We understand, of course, that it may be impossible for you to undertake what is suggested here as optimal each day and every hour of the day. For You to do Your best is sufficient. To be devoted is even better.
2 Learning will not be hampered when you miss a practice period because it is impossible at the appointed time. Nor is it necessary that you make excessive efforts to be sure that you catch up in terms of numbers. Rituals are not our aim and would defeat our learning goal. What’s beneficial is strong intention and desire to be truly helpful.
3 But learning will be hampered when you skip a practice period because you are unwilling to devote the time to it which you are asked to give. Truly there is nothing more important You can do, not just for Yourself, but also all Your Brothers. ‘Forgetting’ is a form of unwillingness, the most common. Do not deceive yourself in this. Unwillingness can be most carefully concealed behind a cloak of situations you cannot control. Learn to distinguish situations which are poorly suited to your practicing from those which you establish to uphold a camouflage for your unwillingness. You may find that when You have a devoted intention to do the practice, You will remember and have time to do it.
4 Those practice periods which you have lost because you did not want to do them for whatever reason should be done as soon as you have changed your mind about your goal. Yes, even if You must do them every fifteen minutes, until You are caught up! You are unwilling to cooperate in practicing salvation only if it interferes with goals you hold more dear. This is very clear! Willingness is most helpful in accomplishing any goal! When you withdraw the value given them, allow your practice periods to be replacements for your litanies to them. They gave you nothing. Realize the ego only sounds convincing. It isn’t telling You the Truth but simply promoting its own agenda. But your practice periods offer you everything. Accept their offering and be at peace. There will Truth flood Your receptive thinking.
5 The format you should use for these reviews is this: devote five minutes twice a day or longer if you would prefer to contemplating the ideas assigned. The value of these ideas to Your happiness can’t be over-estimated. Read over the ideas and comments which are written first in each day’s exercises. Then begin to think about them quietly, letting your mind relate them to your needs, your seeming problems, and all your concerns. This practice will be extremely healing.
6 Place the ideas within your mind, – the same mind Paul said1 that was in Me, and still is serving Me; the Mind that We call the Holy Spirit – and let it use them as it chooses. Give it faith that it will use them wisely, being helped in its decisions by the One Who gave the thoughts to you. What can you trust but what is in your mind? Have faith, in these reviews, the means the Holy Spirit uses will not fail. The wisdom of your mind will come to your assistance. Give it direction at the start, then lean back in quiet faith, and let it use the ideas you have given it as they were given you. For this is but an experience of Your Divinity.
7 You have been given them in perfect trust, in perfect confidence that you would use them well, in perfect faith that you would understand their messages and use them for yourself. Feel My Love for You in every word here, in each idea! Offer them to your mind in that same trust and confidence and faith. It will not fail. It is the Holy Spirit’s chosen means for your salvation. And with His trust merits yours as well.
8 We emphasize the benefits to you if you devote the first five minutes of the day to your review and also give the last five minutes of your waking day to it. If this cannot be done, at least try to divide them so you undertake one in the morning, and the other in the hour just before you go to sleep. They will give purpose to Your day and fruitage while You’re sleeping. You have My promise!
9 The exercises to be done throughout the day are equally important and perhaps of even greater value. Heaven will open up to You, right here, as You do use them! This is My promise! You have been inclined to do the exercises and then go on to other things, without applying what you learned to them. As a result, your learning has had little reinforcement, and you have not given it the opportunity to prove its worth to you.
10 Here is another chance to use it well. In these reviews we stress the need to let your learning not lie idly by between your longer practice periods. Attempt to give your daily two ideas a brief but serious review each hour. Use one on the hour and the other one a half an hour later. You need not give more than just a moment to each one. It’s enough to shape Your day in a framework of harmony.
11 Repeat it, and allow your mind to rest a little time in silence and in peace. Then turn to other things, but try to keep the thought with you and let it serve to help you keep your peace throughout the day. These thoughts step to Holiness, which is Peace. If you are shaken, think of it again. These practice periods are planned to help you form the habit of applying what you learn each day to everything you do.
12 Do not repeat it and then lay it down. Its usefulness is limitless to you. And it is meant to serve you in all ways, all times and places, and whenever you need help of any kind. Try, then, to take it with you in the business of the day – whatever it is, it doesn’t matter, for Truth is helpful in each circumstance – and make it holy, worthy of God’s Son, acceptable to God and to your Self.
13 Each day’s review assignment will conclude with a restatement of the thought to use each hour and the one to be applied on each half hour as well. Forget them not. For they are crucial that You know Your Self. This second chance with each of these ideas will bring such large advances that we come from these reviews with learning gains so great that we begin again on solid ground. These Lessons work as You really use them!
14 Do not forget how little you have learned. Do not forget how much you can learn now. Do not forget your Father’s need of you as you review these thoughts He gave to you. They’ll be great help to You to remember What You really are.
[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