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 154
I am among the ministers of God.
That is, when I minister to My Brothers as the Love of God, totally accepting their Divinity, as would Our Father have Us do for All Our Others. For We exist but to Love each Other with the Love of God.
1 Let us today be neither arrogant nor falsely humble. We have gone beyond such foolishness. We cannot judge ourselves, nor need we do so. Judgment is not Our function here; Love is. These are but attempts to hold decision off, and to delay commitment to our function. To flow with the mindset of the world, thereby replacing God with evil ego. What insanity! We will do it no longer, for it brings only pain to Us. And We’re here to express the Joy of Love. It is not our part to judge our worth, nor can we know what role is best for us; what we can do within a larger plan we cannot see in its entirety. We need not figure out the human condition, but just to hear God and follow! Our part is cast in Heaven, not in hell. And what we think is weakness can be strength; what we believe to be our strength is often arrogance. We need to stop all thinking and simply ask and listen, and then follow Love’s behests that We do hear! It’s very simple. Not at all taxing, for it’s relaxing to lean into God. And You are cared for.
For We are the belovèd Son and His Love is Our Love too.
You can rely on this fact: it is Truth.
We’re His Belovèd. Every One of Us!
2 Whatever your appointed role may be, it was selected by the Voice for God, Whose function is to speak for you as well. Seeing your strengths exactly as they are and equally aware of where they can be best applied, for what, to whom, and when, All You need do is but to cleave to the Holy Spirit The rest S/He does for You. He chooses and accepts your part for you. He does not work without your own consent, but He is not deceived in what you are and listens only to His Voice in you.
This is all very simple. There is no need to complicate it. In one sentence: Make no decisions on Your own. Instead: Ask before You act!
All of You can understand this clearly. You are quite able.
3 It is through His ability to hear One Voice Which is His own that you become aware at last there is One Voice in you. All else is static. Don’t bother listening to it, for it’s ego babbling. The One Voice of the Holy Spirit speaks both of Truth and Love. To It You listen, if You would be wise. And that One Voice appoints your function and relays it to you, giving you the strength to understand it, do what it entails, and to succeed in everything you do that is related to it. Altogether a marvelous experience to listen. God has joined His Son in this, and thus His Son becomes His messenger of unity with Him. God and Son are One. And You cannot tell where God stops and where the Son has begun.
4 It is this joining through the Voice of God of Father and of Son that sets apart salvation from the world. And it is but intelligence to listen to Its speaking. It is this Voice which speaks of laws the world does not obey, which promises salvation from all sin, with guilt abolished in the mind that God created sinless. Laws of Love, equality, unity. The antithesis of separation. The joys of joining. Now this mind becomes aware again of Who created it, and of His lasting union with itself. So is its Self the one reality in which its will and that of God are joined. It becomes aware that It is Mind; that It’s not a body.
5 A messenger does not elect to make the message he delivers. Nor does he question the right of him who does nor ask why he has chosen those who will receive the message that he brings. He accepts His job with perfect trust in its benignity. It is enough that he accept it, bring it to the ones for whom it is appointed, and fulfill his role in its delivery. If he insists on judging what the messages should be or what their purpose is or where they should be carried, – (He’s got a problem!) – he is failing to perform his proper part as bringer of the Word. He does now think He’s Author of what He does not understand. He’s allowed the ego to creep back in. A poor decision.
6 There is one major difference in the role of Heaven’s messengers which sets them off from those the world appoints. The messages which they deliver are intended first for them. They learn and then They teach! My students do become ‘professors’; professing God and Love! And it is only as they can accept them for themselves that they become able to bring them further and to give them everywhere that they were meant to be. Like earthly messengers, they did not write the messages they bear, but they become their first receivers in the truest sense, receiving to prepare themselves to give. Can You see the beauty in this preparation? Even in this world loveliness of character does shine through the mist that shone in Genesis, hiding Reality deliberately.
Heaven’s Messengers are not exactly chosen; for it is They that must choose to end their own dreaming. They are the Ones who hear My words to choose again rising in their minds, refusing that their song be stilled, not until each and every One of Us has joined their chorus.
Then I need not sing the song of Resurrection by Myself, for All will join Me in refusing death, until God’s whole Revelation fills the Universe again.
7 An earthly messenger fulfills his role by giving all the messages away. The messengers of God perform their part by their acceptance of His messages as for themselves and show they understand the messages by giving them away. They choose no roles that are not given them by His authority. And so they gain by every message which they give away. They gain an understanding glorious of Reality. A sense of Life that’s really marvelous! And They cannot wait to share it widely!
8 Would you receive the messages of God? So very gladly, with humility. For thus do you become His messengers. You are appointed now. And yet you wait to give the messages you have received, and so you do not know that they are yours and do not recognize them. No one can receive and understand he has received until he gives. For in the giving is his own acceptance of what he received. The Love of God is a good example. When You experience the Love of God, and understand It, You find You so want to Love Your Brother
9 You who are now the messengers of God receive His messages, for that is part of your appointed role. God has not failed to offer what you need, nor has it been left unaccepted. Yet another part of your appointed task is yet to be accomplished. He Who has received for you the messages of God would have them be received by you as well. For thus do you identify with Him and claim your own. Turn now to be with the Holy Spirit.
10 It is this joining that we undertake to recognize today. We will not seek to keep our minds apart from Him – For We join with nothing but Our Right Mind – Who speaks for us, for it is but our voice we hear as we attend Him. He alone can speak to us and for us, joining in One Voice the getting and the giving of God’s Word, the giving and receiving of His Will. Do You understand the Holy Spirit? It is Your Whole Mind that went nowhere when You began to dream You were an ego, dream separation.
It’s never been Reality, just endless dreaming and You believe Your dreams. What could it be but insanity to exchange Heaven for hell?
Why give up more for so much less and worse? It’s a good question. Why not ask Yourself? And see if there’s any answer to it that makes any sense. I truly doubt it. Is misery good trade for happiness?
God’s perfect answer to Your self-imposed misery is but the Holy Spirit. And happily, S/He is right where You are!
Yes, indeed. A journey without distance.
11 We practice giving Him what He would have that we may recognize His gifts to us. He needs our voice that He may speak through us. He needs our hands to hold His messages and carry them to those whom He appoints. He needs our feet to bring us where He wills, that those who wait in misery may be at last delivered. And He needs our will united with His own, that we may be the true receivers of the gifts He gives. He needs Us now to show His Love to All Our Brothers for Him. To ease their frightened minds with gentleness and reassurance that God can heal all the troubles in their lives; just invite Him.
12 Let us but learn this for today: we will not recognize what we receive until we give it. You have heard this said a hundred times, and yet belief is lacking still. What do You think blocks Your reception and Your vision but ego self-centeredness? You cannot be fixated on Your so-called ‘self’ and at the same time Love Your Brothers. It’s got to be one or the other! But this is sure-until belief – by trusting in Good – is given it, you will receive a thousand miracles and then receive a thousand more but will not know that God Himself has left no gift beyond what you already have nor has denied the tiniest of blessings to His Son. What can this mean to you until you have identified with him and with his own?
The ego finds this hard to understand. It is not hard with the Holy Spirit.
13 Our lesson for today is stated thus:
14 I am among the ministers of God,
And I am grateful that I have the means
By which to recognize that I am free.
I now understand that this world is but a dream and not Reality at all. And that We are not alone, but always partnered by the Holy Spirit.
15 The world recedes as we light up our minds and realize these holy words are true. They are the message sent to us today from our Creator. Now we demonstrate how they have changed our minds about ourselves and what our function is. No more plodding on, business as usual with the ego. For the ego was just an awful guide, leading all of Us on to disaster, and after that, death. For as we prove that we accept no will we do not share, our many gifts from our Creator will spring to our sight and leap into our hands, and we will recognize what we received.
In joyous harmony with God, Our cup is running over.
[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