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 153
In my defenselessness my safety lies.
This is the exact opposite of what the world believes to be reality. For the ego teaches that a good defense beats every offense to keep You safe. And blind to Reality it keeps You. Fear needs defense. Yet Love, not fear, is Real.
And this Reality will keep You safe: God is Love, and so are You, forever.
1 You who feel threatened by this changing world, its twists of fortune and its bitter jests, its brief relationships and all the “gifts” it merely lends to take away again, attend this well. Pay close attention to what I’m teaching. For world beliefs are backwards, upside-down, completely untrue! Pay no attention to the mutual definitions You were taught, which come down to this: You must look out for number one, i.e. Your own self. The world provides no safety. It is rooted in attack and all its “gifts” of seeming safety are illusory deceptions. It attacks and then attacks again. No peace of mind is possible where danger threatens thus. With these beliefs as Your experience, no wonder You must take care of Yourself. It makes just perfect sense: to the ego! And if You agree, guess what’s running You? You’re right! The ego.
This Course teaches You that You’re the Son of God and not an ego. And the Son of God has lovely ways, unlike the ego. It is these lovely ways these Lessons teach You. So please attend.
2 The world gives rise but to defensiveness. Don’t hit Me or I’ll hit You back! You’re warned! For threat brings anger, – as threat seems fearful – anger makes attack seem reasonable, honestly provoked, and righteous in the name of self defense. Yet is defensiveness a double threat. For it attests to weakness and sets up a system of defense that cannot work. Clearly does it state the ‘fact’: that You’re not invulnerable. No wonder there’s fear! Now are the weak still further undermined, for there is treachery without and still a greater treachery within. Aggression without, fear within; this is just overwhelming! The mind is now confused and knows not where to turn to find escape from its imaginings. And so it then strikes out in so-called little s self-defense, trying to block fear, unsuccessfully.
Fear is spiraling. There is no escape.
3 It is as if a circle held it fast, wherein another circle bound it, and another in that one, until escape no longer can be hoped for nor obtained. Attack, defense; defense, attack, become the circles of the hours and the days that bind the mind in heavy bands of steel with iron overlaid, returning but to start again. There seems to be no break nor ending in the ever-tightening grip of imprisonment upon the mind. A characteristic of the ego is to repeat what didn’t work at first since it didn’t work. Remember that the ego’s motto is: Seek and do not find; so this is quite in character with it. This is just perfect ego logic, but to Your detriment.
Remember that You are not the ego. This is salvation.
4 Defenses are the costliest of all the prices which the ego would exact. And defense is the ego’s most-loved tool. In them lies madness in a form so grim that hope of sanity seems but to be an idle dream, beyond the possible. The sense of threat the world encourages is so much deeper and so far beyond the frenzy and intensity of which you can conceive that you have no idea of all the devastation it has wrought. This is why You look for distractions that keep You unconscious of this painful fear. You are its slave. You know not what you do in fear of it. You do not understand how much you have been made to sacrifice who feel its iron grip upon your heart. And yet You remain the Son of God, albeit hidden from You, yet still True. Here stands Your salvation. Still You ignore it.
5 You do not realize what you have done to sabotage the holy peace of God by your defensiveness. For you behold the Son of God as but a victim to attack by fantasies, by dreams, and by illusions he has made; yet helpless he is in their presence, needful only of defense by still more fantasies and dreams by which illusions of his safety comfort him. What makes You so vulnerable but Your belief that Your substance is perishable ‘matter’ which can be destroyed; instead of Consciousness – Spirit – which is invulnerable, all ways.
Your substance – literally – is truly Your understanding. What can harm Spirit?
For Spirit is in need of no defense! It’s just like the Light, You cannot harm It! And It’s what You are.
6 Defenselessness is strength. It testifies to recognition of the Christ in you. Acknowledgement that as Christ You are Spirit! Right here! Right now! If You are willing. For You are in charge, although You have let the ego hide it. Perhaps you will recall the course maintains that choice is always made between His strength and your own weakness seen apart from Him. The choice is simple and clear. Make the choice: Christ or the ego? And remember that the ego is the Dreamer’s default choice. Yet, easily, can You over-ride it, as You choose again! Defenselessness can never be attacked because it recognizes strength so great attack is folly or a silly game a tired child might play when he becomes too sleepy to remember what he wants. Does it seem impossible that You’re actually Spirit? Does it matter how it seems to You since it’s Reality? What harm could there be to now choose for It? All that You can lose are pain, fear, misery! Are they great losses?
Wake up sleepy-heads! This is a nightmare!
You’re still dreaming? Okay, let’s continue:
7 Defensiveness is weakness. It proclaims you have denied the Christ and come to fear His Father’s anger. (This is such a travesty of Our God!)What can save you now from your delusion of an angry god whose fearful image you believe you see at work in all the evils of the world? What but illusions could defend you now, when it is but illusions which you fight?
You heard what I just said and You just read? You seek to defend Yourself with the enemy! This is an argument against Yourself! And a perfect example of the ego’s insane ‘logic’.
Perhaps You could set it aside, albeit briefly. Don’t worry, You can always pick it up again. May We set aside the ego’s ‘logic’ for today, perhaps learn a better way? I promise it won’t hurt the real You.
8 We will not play such childish games today. For our true purpose is to save the world, and we would not exchange for foolishness the endless joy our function offers us. “Endless joy” instead of fear? A good deal. We would not let our happiness slip by because a fragment of a senseless dream happened to cross our minds, and we mistook the figures in it for the Son of God, its tiny instant for eternity. We can get unstuck from the horrible time warp of the ego, where We re-live the horror of the separation, like a broken record. … I see You got that. … There is some progress.
9 We look past dreams today and recognize that we need no defense because we are created unassailable, without all thought or wish or dream in which attack has any meaning. Remember the good news: You are Spirit! Now we cannot fear, for we have left all fearful thoughts behind. And in defenselessness we stand secure, serenely certain of our safety now, sure of salvation; sure we will fulfill our chosen purpose as our ministry extends its holy blessing through the world. How can this happen? Because minds are joined. Two minds healed in synchronicity can heal the world. Why two? Well, it took two for the separation. Good news! I (Jesus) am One. Won’t You All join Me? More than two is even better.
10 Be still a moment, and in silence think how holy is your purpose, how secure you rest, untouchable within its light. God’s ministers have chosen that the truth be with them. Who is holier than they? This is not arrogance, but humility to minister for God instead of catering to the ego endlessly. Only One, on the side of God, is still a majority! Who could be surer that his happiness is fully guaranteed? And who could be more mightily protected? What defense could possibly be needed now by those who are among the chosen ones of God by His election and their own as well? When You have God, You have got everything!
11 It is the function of God’s ministers to help their brothers choose as they have done. God has elected all, but few have come to realize His Will is but their own. All of You are called to help Your Others; so far very few of You have answered. Grateful am I for the handful of You who have responded. Your response is very precious to Me. And for You it is the pearl of great price.1 And while you fail to teach what you have learned, salvation waits and darkness holds the world in grim imprisonment. Just read the news on Your computer, and You’ll agree with Me. It may seem dark to You and could give a feel of being trapped upon this planet. Nor will you learn that light has come to you, and your escape has been accomplished. For you will not see the light until you offer it to all your brothers. As they take it from your hands, so will you recognize it as your own. When You share Reality, it becomes illuminated for each One of Us.
12 Salvation can be thought of as a game that happy children play. It was designed by One Who loves His children, and Who would replace their fearful toys with joyous games which teach them that the game of fear is gone. His game instructs in happiness because there is no loser. Everyone who plays must win, and in his winning is the gain to everyone ensured. The game of fear is gladly laid aside when children come to see the benefits salvation brings. The Children of God live within the dream, and are very childish, perhaps ‘willful’ is a better word. To them, Life is separation. Each One for His or for Her own. Who cares about that struggling Brother! And I don’t care for His nationality or colour! To hell with Him! I’ve more important things to do than help Him.
You’ve forgotten that the Son of God is One, shining Selves throughout the Universe. Far, far, far, far the Son outshines the Sun! The Radiance of the Son illuminates the entire Universe, on beyond the furthest reaches of the Infinite Eternity. That’s pretty far beyond the ego’s range.
The Son of God is Your Reality and far from childish. For S/He does with God – the Father-Mother – express the unlimited Expression of the Universe. S/He does this as God’s unlimited Extension of His constant Revelation.
How do You think that does compare with watching television; playing bocci ball, Canasta or Bridge. Or going to a football game, shopping at the mall, piercing Your ears, playing baseball, riding Your bike, having barbecue, card game with the Girls, hanging out at Louie’s with the Boys, putting away a case of six packs at a beach party. What about a surprise birthday party for You! Being ‘human’s fun!
Would You still do these if Christ comes to You, gently saying: ‘Belovèd Brother, won’t You choose again? Belovèd Sister, won’t You choose again?
No One putting their hand on the plough and looking back does fit Themself for Heaven. .But, instead, S/He perpetuates the dream.
13 You who have played that you are lost to hope, abandoned by your Father, left alone in terror in a fearful world made mad by sin and guilt, be happy now. That game is over. With its constant thousands of distractions, always clamoring for Your attentions. Now a quiet time has come in which we put away the toys of guilt and – Our distractions – lock our quaint and childish thoughts of sin forever from the pure and holy minds of Heaven’s children and the Son of God. We pause but for a moment more to play our final happy game upon this earth. And then we go to take our rightful place where truth abides and games are meaningless. Sister, Brother, Father, Mother, this sure does not mean dying! It means really living! Not what passes for life in the dream. It’s the Joys of Heaven with no dying! Seamless peaceful or exciting Life; whatever is Your preference in the Instant.
Why not forget the dream – step right out of it – for it’s worthless. All Heaven’s Love awaits Your returning.
Can You imagine what it’s like to be Loved by an entire Universe? And then, to Love It back! Your capacity to Love is way beyond Infinity. This is True of You. You’re gonna Love Yourself, each One of You. This is My promise!
14 So is the story ended. All that pointless dreaming gone forever. You won’t need to mourn it, for the joy that comes Your way, not just today: forever!!Let this day bring the last chapter closer to the world that everyone may learn the tales he reads of terrifying destiny, defeat of all his hopes, his pitiful defense against a vengeance he can not escape, are but his own deluded fantasies. Who wouldn’t want to quick change His mind when thinking brought Him that! God’s ministers have come to waken him from the dark dreams this story has evoked in his confused, bewildered memory of this distorted tale. Who can remember which fantasy from what and where did the endless stream come from? God’s Son can smile at last on learning that it is not true. That’s the important thing to which to cling! That is unreal.
15 Today we practice in a form we will maintain for quite a while. We will begin each day by giving our attention to the daily thought as long as possible. Trust Me when I say that this is the most important thing that You can do with time. Five minutes now becomes the least – the bare minimum – we give to preparation for a day in which salvation is the only goal we have. Ten would be better; 15 better still. And as distraction ceases to arise to turn us from our purpose, we will find that half an hour is too short a time to spend with God. Why not? For God is but Reality! Why give time to dreams? Especially unhappy ones. Even if You manage to be happy, Someone, somewhere, does suffer. And that Someone is an important part of You, and not to be disregarded. Nor will we willingly give less at night in gratitude and joy. Is there a better Companion than Our Source? How could there be?
16 Each hour adds to our increasing peace, as we remember to be faithful to the Will we share with God. At times, perhaps, a minute, even less, will be the most that we can offer as the hour strikes. Sometimes we will forget. At other times the business of the world will close on us, and we will be unable to withdraw a little while and turn our thoughts to God. Yet nothing will bring You more happiness and peace than Your time spent with God today. And no just today, but every day!
17 Yet when we can, we will observe our trust as ministers of God in hourly remembrance of our mission and His Love. And we will quietly sit by and wait on Him and listen to His Voice and learn what He would have us do the hour that is yet to come, while thanking Him for all the gifts He gave us in the one gone by. Life spent in communion with God and gratitude for it brings Heaven here on ‘earth’. Could We ask for more? Yes: Awakening; which is a Gift that We will give Ourselves when We are willing. Please God it is soon! Although it is Our choice, We still seem to need some assistance!
18 In time, with practice, you will never cease to think of Him and hear His loving Voice guiding your footsteps into quiet ways where you will walk in true defenselessness, for you will know that Heaven goes with you. – Wherever You go, for It is Your Mind! Nor would you keep your mind away from Him a moment, even though your time is spent in offering salvation to the world. What other Gift have You to give but the Love of God bestowed upon Your Others? What but this great Gift could They want or need. Think you He will not make this possible for you who chose to carry out His plan for the salvation of the world and yours?
He so gladly will, for He’s so glad to have You Home again, as are Your Others.
19 Today our theme is our defenselessness. We clothe ourselves in it as we prepare to meet the day. We rise up strong in Christ and let our weakness disappear as we remember that His strength abides in us. We will remind ourselves that He remains beside us through the day and never leaves our weakness unsupported by His strength. What is defenselessness but the remembering of the harmlessness of Heaven, Our Reality?
20 We call upon His strength each time we feel the threat of our defenses undermine our certainty of purpose. We will pause a moment as He tells us, “I am here.” No words could have more comfort than these do! Your practicing will now begin to take the earnestness of love to help you keep your mind from wandering from its intent. In active Living of His Love, are You not – right this very Holy Instant – Joined with Your Belovèd? As You’re Be-ing Love (unconditional!)with All Your Others.
21 Be not afraid nor timid. There can be no doubt that you will reach your final goal. There’s much joy to be found in the doing! You are Be-ing Love, which is Our holy Purpose for Living. And not just Ours, for it is the Purpose of All Things to be God’s Living Love. The ministers of God can never fail because the love and strength and peace that shine from them to all their brothers come from Him. These are His gifts to you. Defenselessness is all you need to give Him in return. You lay aside but what was never real to look on Christ and see His sinlessness. See the Son of God everywhere You look. Start with the face You see in the mirror!
1 Matthew 13:45, 46
Thanks to: http://biblehub.com/matthew/13-45.htm
[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