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 188
The peace of God is shining in me now. The peace of God is shining as Me now. This is what I meant 2000 years ago when I said to let Your Light shine. What I meant – and still do mean – is to Be the Light You really are. And don’t smother it.
1 Why wait for Heaven? Heaven lives as You if You allow It. Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes. Can You look for what You already are? The light is in them now. – The Light is You now. Why not let It shine? – Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all. – As Werner said: If You’re enlightened now, You always have been.1 As He demonstrated: the feat is not just to get enlightened, but to stay there. Light is not of the world, yet you who bear the light in you are alien here as well. The light came with you from your native home and stayed with you because it is your own. It is the only thing you bring with you from Him Who is your Source. It shines in you because it lights your home and leads you back to where it came from and you are at home. This is a world of darkness, pain, and suffering, yet full of Be-ings who are Living Light Itself. How can there be such a paradox? Because everything is mental.
You think You are a thing that either shines with Light or doesn’t; all properties to You seem to be physical. You even see Your ‘brain’ – which You deem the source of thought – to be ‘matter’. Yet this is a mental universe. No bit of It is physical, for there is no such thing. It is one or the other. Reference Lesson 97: I am Spirit. Only the dullness of Your mind makes things – including You – to seem solid.
2 This light cannot be lost. – Can You lose Your Identity? You can’t. – Why wait to find it in the future or believe it has been lost already or was never there? It is permanently accessible.
It can so easily be looked upon that arguments which prove it is not there become ridiculous. – I hear You saying: Huh? What does He mean? One thing that You are sure of is that You do exist; it’s what You are that’s up for question, for You All like to name and pigeonhole things. Yet the Identity of the Son of God is but unlimited. You, as a little ego mindset, can get no handle on it. But You the Son of God know everything. And somewhere deep within this You know. And the You that knows it is right where the son of ‘man’ appears to be. You can choose One or the other; Reality or unreality. Choice is always Yours. – Who can deny the presence of what he beholds in him?
Only the ego. So if You see not Yourself the Son of God, You can know that is not Christ thinking.
It is not difficult to look within, for there all vision starts. – Yet does the ego so prefer the outward looking, through the clouded lens of self-aggrandizement. It is very sad and distorted vision. For it flows from despair that is in all ways unacknowledged. – There is no sight, be it of dreams or from a truer source, that is not but the shadow of the seen through inward vision. There perception starts, and there it ends. It has no source but this. Reality is All that there is, seen “through a glass darkly” or seen through the crystal clear loving lens of Christ,True Spirit.
3 The peace of God is shining in you now – The Peace of God is shining as You now. It is Your complete, entire Be-ing – and from your heart extends around the world. You are Its Holy Representative.
It pauses to caress each living thing and leave a blessing with it which remains forever and forever. What it gives must be eternal. How loved does each thing feel, so loved and so extremely cherished.
It removes all thoughts of the ephemeral and valueless. It brings renewal to all tired hearts and lights all vision as it passes by. All of its gifts are given everyone, and everyone unites in giving thanks to you who give and you who have received. Allow Yourself to get this, Real Happiness so far removed from worldly ideas.
What is it like to live where there is no conflict or discord; where only Love can possibly exist?
4 The shining in your mind reminds the world of what it has forgotten, and the world restores the memory to you as well. From you salvation radiates with gifts beyond all measure, given and returned. To you, the giver of the gift, does God Himself give thanks. And in His blessing does the light in you shine brighter, adding to the gifts you have to offer to the world. I need not add to nor explicate this. I simply ask that You allow Reality to unfold Its glory for You.
5 The peace of God can never be contained. For It’s everywhere!
Who recognizes it within himself – and within Herself – must give it. And the means for giving it are in his understanding. He forgives because he recognized the truth in him. In recognizing What You really are, Son of God, You must recognize It for each One of Your Brothers and Your Sisters.
The peace of God is shining in you now and in all living things. All there is – everywhere! – is God shining You and All the Others that make up You! How incredible the Oneness of God! – In quietness is it acknowledged universally. This Knowledge and Experience belongs to each One of God’s Infinite Ideas.
For what your inward vision looks upon is your perception of the universe. And what You see is Your shared and yet unique Vision of the Universe of God. Its beauty and goodness is wonderful!
6 Sit quietly and close your eyes. – Breathe softly with Me. – The light within you is sufficient. It alone has power to give the gift of sight to you. – You are the complete Idea of God. – Exclude the outer world and let your thoughts fly to the peace within. – Though You knew it not before within the dream, It has been there all along, waiting patiently for You. – They know the way. For honest thoughts, untainted by the dream of worldly things outside yourself, become the holy messengers of God Himself. These thoughts you think with Him. They recognize their home. And they point surely to their Source where God the Father and the Son are one. These exquisite Thoughts of Love give wing to all the Good You’ve cherished and have longed for.
7 God’s peace is shining on them, but they must remain with you as well, for they were born within your mind as yours was born in God’s. They lead you back to peace from where they came but to remind you how you must return. They heed your Father’s Voice when you refuse to listen. And they urge you gently to accept His Word for what you are instead of fantasies and shadows. They remind you that you are the co-creator of all things that live. For as the peace of God is shining in you, it must shine on them. You know well these Loving Thoughts for They are the Holy Spirit.
8 We practice coming nearer to the light in us today. We take our wandering thoughts and gently bring them back to where they fall in line with all the thoughts we share with God. We will not let them stray. – But gently encircle them like loving Mothers and Fathers. – We let the light within our minds direct them to come home. We have betrayed them, ordering that they depart from us. But now we call them back and wash them clean of strange desires and disordered wishes. We restore to them the holiness of their inheritance. Our thoughts – once again as in ancient times – are embraced by and do embrace Our Brothers.
9 Thus are our minds restored with them, and we acknowledge that the peace of God still shines in us and from us to all living things that share our life. We will forgive them all, absolving all the world of what we thought it did to us. For it is we who make the world as we would have it. – This is sad, but true. – Now we choose that it be innocent, devoid of sin, and open to salvation. And we – most sweetly with humble integrity – lay our saving blessing on it as we say:
10 The peace of God is shining in me now.
Let all things shine upon me in that peace,
And let me bless them with the light in me.
Let Me always will to let My Light shine. I gratefully surrender to His Love.
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