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 183
I call upon God’s Name and on my own. For Our Names, they are but one and the same. What He is, I am, and You are as well. You too, You and every One of the Others.
1 God’s Name is holy, but no holier than yours. – You are God’s belovèd Son. Realize that! – To call upon His Name is but to call upon your own. – This is the permanent, eternal Truth. Please let that sink in. – A father gives his son his name, and thus identifies the son with him. His brothers share his name, and thus are they united in a bond to which they turn for their identity. – Do not take these words as wholly masculine for they are surely not. Recall that recently I pointed out that the Son of God is not either male or female. – Your Father’s Name reminds you who you are, even within a world that does not know; even though you have not remembered it. When You do understand that God is All there is, then do You realize Who and What You then must be. Living Presence of the Love of God, You are complete in Your perfection. Allow Yourself to feel this. You are not human, for You are Divine.
2 God’s Name cannot be heard without response, nor said without an echo in the mind which calls you to remember. – The very word “God” in English is so close to “Good” that good must spring to mind most naturally whenever You do hear it. It has been often said that even so-called ‘atheists’ do pray when in battle. – Say His Name, and you invite the angels to surround the ground on which you stand and sing to you as they spread out their wings to keep you safe and shelter you from every worldly thought that would intrude upon your holiness. I do feel Your joy at these words, yet they are not just lovely, for they are the Truth. And from the Truth does flow their endless joy.
3 Repeat God’s Name – (for It is but Truth; Love is always True) – and all the world responds by laying down illusions. Every dream the world holds dear has suddenly gone by, – they have simply been dissolved by Waking – and where it seemed to stand you find a star; a miracle of grace. The sick arise, healed of their sickly thoughts. – For without such thoughts can no-One be sick. – The blind can see; the deaf can hear; the sorrowful cast off their mourning, and the tears of pain are dried as happy laughter comes to bless the world. You can just see it! You can just feel it, can’t You? The happiness replacing Everybody’s sorrow. The air is fragrant with the gentleness of peace. The birds have never sung so sweetly, yet emphatically, capitalizing HAPPINESS throughout the Universe: the very Holy Son of God is truly Awakening!!!!.
4 Repeat the Name of God and little names have lost their meaning. Little names are of the ego; petty things of separation, caricatures of the Son of God.
No temptation but becomes a nameless and unwanted thing before God’s Name. All the things the ego gives importance mean nothing to God or to His dear Son whose Function is Love.
Repeat His Name and see how easily you will forget the names of all the gods you value. They have lost the name of god you gave them. They become anonymous and valueless to you, although before you let the Name of God replace their little names, you stood before them worshipfully, naming them as gods. I need not name them for You do know just what You used to worship and bow down to.
5 Repeat the Name of God and call upon your Self, Whose Name is His. Repeat His Name and all the tiny, nameless things on earth slip into right perspective. Those who call upon the Name of God cannot mistake the nameless for the Name, nor sin for grace, nor bodies for the holy Son of God. Ego sense would make a big deal of identity, quite clueless that Who You Are is only meaningful as part of the entire Sonship. Again, what purpose has the thumb, or fingers, without the hand?
6 And should you join a brother as you sit with him in silence and repeat God’s Name along with him within your quiet minds, you have established there an altar which reaches to God Himself and to His Son. Practice but this today; repeat God’s Name slowly again and still again. Become oblivious to every name but His. So would I have You worship God Your Source, that You would recall Who and What You are, blessèd Son of God.
7 Hear nothing else. Let all your thoughts become anchored on this. No other words we use except at the beginning, when we say today’s idea but once. And then God’s Name becomes our only thought, our only word, the only thing that occupies our minds, the only wish we have, the only sound with any meaning, and the only name of everything that we desire to see; of everything that we would call our own. The Love that is God is All. It’s everything and everywhere.
8 Thus do we give an invitation which can never be refused. And God will come and answer it Himself. Think not He hears the little prayers of those who call on Him with names of idols cherished by the world. They cannot reach Him thus. He cannot hear requests that He be not Himself or that His Son receive another name than His. Ask but for God; Yours is the Universe. For when You remember God, You remember Yourself as well.
9 Repeat His Name, and you acknowledge Him as sole Creator of reality. And you acknowledge also that His Son is part of Him, creating in His Name. Sit silently, and let His Name become the all-encompassing idea which holds your mind completely. Let all thoughts be still except this one. And to all other thoughts respond with this, and see God’s Name replace the thousand little names you gave your thoughts, not realizing that there is one Name for all there is and all that there will be. Thus does the so-called ‘world’ recede in importance, fading before Reality in all Its glory.
10 Today you can achieve a state in which you will experience the gifts of grace. You can escape all bondage of the world and give the world the same release you found. You can remember what the world forgot and offer it your own remembering. You can accept today the part you play in its salvation and your own as well, and both can be accomplished perfectly. This is no idle fantasy, but the Joy of Reality I offer You. Will You accept It and gain Your freedom from idle dreaming?
11 Turn to the Name of God for your release, and it is given you. No prayer but this is necessary, for it holds them all within it. Words are insignificant and all requests unneeded when God’s Son calls on his Father’s Name. His Father’s Thoughts become his own. He makes his claim to all his Father gave, is giving still, and will forever give. He calls on Him to let all things he thought he made be nameless now, and in their place the holy Name of God becomes his judgment of their worthlessness. Finally tiring of dreaming, does the dear belovèd Son long to Awaken! God is rejoicing!
12 All little things are silent. Little sounds are soundless now. The little things of earth have disappeared. The universe consists of nothing but the Son of God who calls upon his Father. And his Father’s Voice gives answer in his Father’s holy Name. In this eternal, still relationship, – can You now feel it? – in which communication far transcends all words and yet exceeds in depth and height whatever words could possibly convey, is peace eternal. In our Father’s Name, we would experience this peace today. And in His Name it shall be given us. It is Ours already. Let Us claim It.
INTRODUCTION to Lessons 181 – 200
I181:1 Our next few lessons make a special point of firming up your willingness to make your weak commitment strong, your scattered goals blend into one intent. – All commitment does start with this one thing: just the little willingness to do it, whatever it takes. So even if You do slip and fall, You get right up again. – You are not asked for total dedication all the time, as yet. But you are asked to practice now in order to attain the sense of peace such unified commitment will bestow, if only intermittently. It is experiencing this which makes it sure that you will give your total willingness to following the way the course sets forth. How did He segue from the little willingness to total?! (He is laughing hard!) Only the ego would ask that question! By now, don’t You think that You should know Me! Give Me an inch of good, and I’ll give You back a mile of it. Give Me a drop of Love, and I’ll return to You an ocean.
With what are We dealing but the Divine Qualities of God. Life, Truth and Love. Spirit, Soul and Mind. Holy Divine Principle, Its Joy and Peace. How precious are the attributes of God. They are Your treasure. And where Your treasure is, there is Your Love.
2 Our lessons now are geared specifically to widening horizons – by loosening the ego’s stranglehold that it has on You – and direct approaches to the special blocks which keep your vision narrow and too limited to let you see the value of our goal. What has it been that has severely narrowed Your horizons?
Well, what else but sir and lady ego?
We are attempting now to lift these blocks, however briefly. Words alone can not convey the sense of liberation which their lifting brings. – Yes, that day that Helen had, recounted in “Absence From Felicity”1 is a perfect example. Every day – and every moment can and will be like that! – But the experience of freedom and of peace that comes as you give up your tight control of what you see speaks for itself. Your motivation will be so intensified that words become of little consequence. You will be sure of what you want and what is valueless. The ego will attempt to deter Your progress, tell You that You can’t sustain such an experience. And yet the ego is always lying. Do not believe it. Tell it to shut up, and really mean it!
3 And so we start our journey beyond words by concentrating first on what impedes our progress still. Experience of what exists beyond defensiveness remains beyond achievement while it is denied. It may be there, but you cannot accept its presence. For You are quite defended against It. And what does live in the Silence but experience of perfect Love and safety. So we now attempt to go past all defenses for a little while each day. No more than this is asked because no more than this is needed. It will be enough to guarantee the rest will come. One Holy Moment is but a promise of All which await Your invitation!
[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